William H. Ellison                                                                                        

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ellison leads a team of seasoned professionals who have over 150 years of experience in investment banking, international finance and consulting, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, and business/land development. Ellison has a history of deal-making. In 2003, Bissell Hills Shopping Center was purchased from Walpert Properties. Mr. Ellison has participated in a $700 million proposal to acquire Stationary Products from the Gillette Company with the support of DLJ. Ellison has also bought and sold nine companies and has been instrumental in the acquisition of numerous others, including Atapco Office Products (renamed Eagle OPG), a $300 million company. Mr. Ellison was Founder and President for Trico, a manufacturer of office products, staples, and paper clips produced for the Federal Government and for Swingline; President and CEO for Brands Manufacturing; and owner of corporations including Skem Manufacturing. The most recent endeavor of Cadiz was its participation with two other financial sponsors in a bid to acquire a Proctor & Gamble divestiture for $3.1 billion. Ellison is a former Executive Board Member of the Hartsville, SC Chamber of Commerce, and Board Member of the Regional Private Industry Council.



William H. Ellison, III                                                                         

President, Strategic Business Development  

Mr. Ellison is a dynamic executive with expertise in P&L, corporate strategy, business development, and IT management. Ellison has a solid background in solution sales, strategic relationship building, project and operations leadership, and technical due diligence. Mr. Ellison served as National Account Manager for JBE Incorporated, a world-class provider of complex and highly technical sub/final assembly manufacturing solutions, and global supply chain management solutions. Prior to joining JBE, Ellison served as President for Superior Staffing Solutions, an IT recruiting firm based in Princeton, NJ. In this role, Mr. Ellison forged senior level relationships with IBM, Dell, Compaq, Burger King, UPS, WebMD, Amazon, and MCI. Ellison also served as Director of Information Technology for Lot 21, a boutique advertising agency, with responsibilities for the New York and San Francisco offices. Mr. Ellison was also Director of Information Technology for APL Digital, an IPG subsidiary. Ellison is a MCSE, MCT, and has a Green Belt in Six Sigma.