Michael L. Laney, President

P.O. Box 6565, Portland, Oregon 97228-6565

Ph: 503-946-8798; Fax: 503-206-4357

Cell: 818-422-9040

Email: [email protected]oc.com


Michael Laney has over thirty-five years of senior level executive management experience as President, Chief Operating Officer or Chief Financial Officer for divisions of Fortune 50 companies as well as smaller, privately owned for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations. During the last four years, Michael has split his time between Portland and Los Angeles serving the non-profit sector providing CFO and consulting services for four non-profit organizations as well as being on two for-profit advisory boards and one governmental entity.

His expertise is in the areas of board advisory services, strategic planning, SEC and financial operations, marketing and promotion, management information systems, organizational planning, leadership and communication skills. Industries served include energy, education, consumer products, aerospace, electronics and metals distribution, manufacturing, and the entertainment industry. Laney was a senior executive at Walt Disney Feature Animation and then founded and led Warner Bros. Feature Animation as Senior Vice-President, building two animation studios that developed, produced and subsequently released three animated movies.

Michael also has entrepreneurial experience by founding and building his CPA firm in Beverly Hills during the 1970’s. He obtained his CPA certificate in California and was a tax and small business professional at Haskins & Sells, now Deloitte & Touche. Michael has also held teaching positions as Assistant Professor of Accounting at California State University, Northridge and was on the teaching staff for the Management Course for Presidents for the American Management Association. He is the co-author of the book Introverts and Extroverts in Love, Making it Work When Opposites Attract, New Harbinger Press, March, 2007. He and his wife of 43 years, Dr. Marti Olsen Laney, wrote this together after the success of her two previous books, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World and The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping your Child in an Extroverted World (both by Workman Publishing).

Executive Management Positions:

Senior Vice-President: Warner Bros. Feature Animation

Vice-President of Operations: Walt Disney Feature Animation

Office of the President, Vice-President, CFO: Dacor

President: Children’s Wonderland, Inc.

President: Cool Roof of California, Inc.

Vice-President, Controller: Ducommun, Inc.

Sr. Vice-President, COO and CFO: Monarch Mirror Door, Inc. (now part of Stanley Works)

Chief Financial Officer: Education Management Systems, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer: Opportunities for Learning, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer: The Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

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Teaching Positions:

Assistant Professor of Accounting, California State University, Northridge, 3 and ½ years

Accounting Instructor, California State University, Los Angeles, two summers

Instructor, Management Course for Presidents, American Management Association

Professional Associations:

President, Financial Executives International, Portland, Oregon Chapter

Member, Financial Executives International, 27 years

Member, National Association of Corporate Directors, Northwest Chapter

Member, Society for Human Resource Management

Member, Association for Psychological Type

Member, American School Counselors Association

Member, Financial Executives Networking Group

Member, Institute of Management Accountants

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants

Senior Fellow, The Davis Group, Ltd.

Member of Hillcrest Associates

Board Associations:

Industrial Metals Supply Company, Board of Advisors—current

Kravitz & Company, Board of Advisors—current

Metro-Regional Services for Portland, Oregon—Audit Committee—current

BDS Marketing—Board of Advisors—in hiatus

Perceptronics, Inc.—Board of Directors (NASDAQ)—past

Children’s Wonderland, Inc.—Board of Directors (OTC)—past

Cool Roof of California, Inc.—Board of Directors—Private—past

Ducommun, Inc.—Chief Accounting/SEC Officer (AMEX)—past


MBA, Management, University of California, Los Angeles

BS, cum laude, California State University, Northridge

Management Course for Presidents, American Management Association

Program on Negotiation, Harvard University

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Qualifying Program, CAPT

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