Paul Bartholomew is an operationally oriented CFO with broad experience including Big Four accounting, fortune 500, early stage start-ups and the world’s largest diamond grader. He has a successful track record of strategic planning, raising capital, developing strong relationships with investors and bankers, managing cash runways, budgeting, forecasting, developing solid internal controls and is known as a team builder. Over his career his passion has gravitated to early stage start-up companies. For over a decade he was a member of the executive management team of an acquisition start-up which grew to a substantial company and was successfully sold. Prior to joining the DSMC team, Mr. Bartholomew was a financial executive for Decision Sciences International Corporation. He was selected to be DSMC’s financial executive at the Company’s inception and was their first employee. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has held progressive leadership and senior management roles at leading companies such as Bell & Howell, Hamilton Group and Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Mr. Bartholomew holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Illinois State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).