Lee Keddie, President & CEO
Mr. Lee Keddie joined the board in October 2014. Mr. Keddie transformed HKX Inc., a hydraulic components startup, from $1.8M revenue and 12 people, to a nationally recognized niche market leader with $18M Revenue, 55 employees, and 24% free cash flow. He built a sustainable competitive advantage, leveraging technology, systems and leadership to produce a highly scalable business model with Gross Margins above 50%. Prior to his business leadership roles, Mr. Keddie spent over 8 years as an Aerospace Engineer in both the Commercial and Military sectors of the Aircraft Industry at Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Bombardier, Learjet and Qantas Airways in Australia. He is a professional engineer and received a Co-op Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, and spent two additional years at the University of Toronto in Aerospace Studies. Mr. Keddie is a pilot and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
Laura Carroll, CFO & Secretary
Ms. Carroll is a seasoned financial and operational executive with over 20 years of senior level management experience in Fortune 100 and startup environments. Along with her financial accounting expertise, she specializes in optimizing operations to positively impact the bottom line and support revenue growth strategies.
At Moviso (a Vivendi Universal company), Ms. Carroll served as the SVP of Operations and Accounting during which she was responsible for all accounting, operations and administrative functions. Moviso was the largest U.S. provider of ringtones, graphics and mobile content prior to being sold to InfoSpace. While at The Disney Stores, Ms. Carroll held manager and director level financial, accounting and operations positions. She was responsible for payments and controls of $1.5B annually as the company grew from 100 stores in the U.S. to over 600 stores in 11 countries. Ms. Carroll has also provided executive consulting services in the areas of accounting and finance to a number of relatively small healthcare companies.
Ms. Carroll started her career as a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and business reorganization services. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business.