Liquid Motors Board of Directors
Don Daseke - Chairman of the Board
A Certified Public Accountant by education, Mr. Daseke was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Walden Residential Properties, Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange until it was sold for $1.7 billion in 2000. He is Chairman of the Board of East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of Smokey Point Distributing, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of E. W. Wylie Company; an Advisory Director of SKH Energy Fund and Antares Exploration Fund; the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the WaterTower Theatre; a Trustee of DePauw University; the past Chairman of the Dallas Chapter of the World Presidents Organization; a member of the Chief Executives Organization and previously the founding Chairman of Sage Telecom, Inc.
Mr. Daseke received his B.A. from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
John Grimes, Sr. - Director
Mr. Grimes worked in the automotive industry for almost 40 years, the last thirty of which were with Enterprise Rent A Car. When he retired from Enterprise in 2000, Mr. Grimes was President of its D/FW Region with 110 offices and annual revenues exceeding $300 million.
He was a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago with a BBS in management and finance. Mr. Grimes is or has been involved with The Science Place, Children's' Education Fund, Thanksgiving Square, Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, St. Rita Parish finance committee, Jesuit Foundation, Jesuit College Prep Board of Trustees, the St. Paul Hospital Foundation, The Lamplighter School Board of Trustees, and as a director of Aleris International, Inc.
Dr. James Beckett - Director
Jim Beckett is the leading authority on sports card values in the United States. He is the author of numerous books on sports card collecting and is founder and publisher of the popular Beckett monthly magazines for collectors and Beckett.com online destination and community for sports collectibles enthusiasts.
Jim Beckett earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from Southern Methodist University in 1975. Prior to starting Beckett in 1984, he served as an Associate Professor of Statistics at Bowling Green State University and as vice president of a consulting firm in Dallas, Texas.
Brian Hammer - Director
Brian Hammer is Director of Online Marketing at Samsung Telecommunications America. Previously employed at Yahoo his work included partnering with Nokia on the world's first social media film directed by Spike Lee. He worked with clients like Sprint and Pizza Hut to help formulate online programs that leveraged technology and tapped into consumer behavior.
Prior to Yahoo Mr. Hammer founded IGLUE, Inc. in 1999 and was president of the company until its acquisition in 2002. At IGLUE, he focused the company on digital strategy and e-commerce for a variety of clients ranging from an airline to a global telecommunications company, from tech start-ups to online retailers.
Before founding IGLUE, he managed advertising and promotions for Travelocity beginning with the launch of the website. While at Travelocity, he assisted in the partnership between Travelocity and Yahoo, and managed joint promotions with American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Hilton, M&M Mars, and others. He has taught interactive marketing at the graduate level. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and his MBA from the University of Dallas.