Mr. Hall brings to Blue Holdings Inc. 30 years of experience in financial analysis accounting investor relations strategic planning process redesign and international operations. He retired last year as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LendingTree Inc. a division of InterActive Corp. (IACI). During his eight years at LendingTree Mr. Hall helped lead the company to profitability and raised $150 million in capital including overseeing the companyís initial public offering in 2000. Prior to LendingTree Mr. Hall held chief financial officer positions with three public companies (Broadway & Seymour Inc. Loctite Corporation and Legent Corporation) that were acquired. He also was employed for over twelve years in various financial positions of increasing responsibility at United Technologies Corporation (UTX) including chief financial officer of Carrier Corporationís North American Operations.
Mr. Hall serves as a member of the Board and is on the Audit Committee for MTM Technologies Inc. a leading national provider of innovative IT solutions and services to Global 2000 and mid-size companies. Mr. Hall also served as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Electronic Clearing House Inc. a leading provider of electronic payment and transaction processing services until its acquisition earlier this year by Intuit Inc. (INTU). Mr. Hall is currently a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of NewRiver Inc. a private Internet company serving the mutual fund industry. Mr. Hall is on the Board of Trustees of Coe College in Cedar Rapids Iowa. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College.