MICHAEL J. SANDIFER is a member of Open Field's three person Investment Committee. He began his financial career with Brown Brothers Harriman in New York in 1970 where he became an Investment Officer in the International Department. From 1973 to 1976, he served as a Principal of Baker Weeks & Co., one of the original institutional investment research firms on Wall Street. In 1976, that firm was acquired by Reynolds Securities, where Mr. Sandifer became Vice President in charge of the firm's nine office international network. In 1977, Reynolds was merged with Dean Witter, and Mr. Sandifer served as an International Vice President. From 1978 to 1982, he held various positions in research, sales and management at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette in New York and became Regional Vice President in charge of the firm's businesses in the twelve western states out of its San Francisco office. After a brief period at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco in 1982, he became a Partner of the investment banking and venture capital firm of Woodman Kirkpatrick & Gilbreath which specialized in medical and electronic high technology. In 1984 that firm was acquired by Hambrecht & Quist, one of the premier firms in the same area of expertise. Mr. Sandifer was a Principal at Hambrecht & Quist from 1984 to 1990, where he initially served from its San Francisco office before moving to London to manage the firm's European sales effort. Subsequently he moved to New York where in 1990, he became associated with Amerindo Investment Advisors Inc., first as an employee and then as a consultant, where he served as one of five members of Amerindo's Investment Committee. Mr. Sandifer is a founding member of Open Field Capital LLC and joined Open Field full time in 2005. Mr. Sandifer holds the degrees of B.A. in Economics from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.