Mr. Choate is the President and controlling shareholder of Greater Philadelphia Venture Capital Corporation, a position he has held since 1997, and Managing Director of FIS Mezzcap, LLC a mezzanine debt fund of funds in formation. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Choate was a principal in Sandhurst Company, a venture capital fund. Mr. Choate is a director of Escalon Medical Corp. (Nasdaq: ESMC), a medical products company and FIS Group, a fund of funds servicing large institutional investors with approximately $2.9 billion under advisory. Mr. Choate has also served on the audit committee of the board of directors of another financial institution. He is a member of the US National Association of Corporate Directors and the Institute of Directors of the United Kingdom. Mr. Choate has an extensive financial background and audit committee experience with other companies.