Anthony W. Parker
Mr. Parker has served as our director since August 2003. Mr. Parker has also been a director of Gladstone Capital Corporation since August 2001 and a director of Gladstone Investment Corporation since June 2005. Mr. Parker founded Parker Tide Corp., formerly known as Snell Professional Corp., in 1997. Parker Tide is a government contracting company providing mission critical solutions to the Federal Government. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Parker was chairman of, Capitol Resource Funding, Inc., a commercial finance company with offices in Dana Point, California and Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Parker practiced corporate and tax law for over 15 years — from 1980 to 1983 at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard & McPherson, in private practice from 1983 to 1992. From 1973 to 1977 Mr. Parker served as executive assistant to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. Parker is a director of Naval Academy Sailing Foundation, a 501©(3) organization located in Annapolis, MD. Mr. Parker received his J.D. and Masters in Tax Law from Georgetown Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College.