The Hallwood Team

Anthony J Gumbiner
Mr. Gumbiner currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of the Hallwood Family Office and as a Director of BlueCrest Energy Inc.

During his career, Mr. Gumbiner has served as Chairman and Chief Executive of companies on the London Stock Exchange, The New York Stock Exchange, The American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Mr. Gumbiner attended the College of Law in Guildford England and qualified as a Solicitor of the English Supreme Court in 1968 with First Class Honors and distinctions in Company Law and Partnership.

He has also served on the International Board of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas and he currently serves as a director of the Citi Private Bank Global Advisory Board.

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Gert Lessing
Mr. Lessing is responsible for the management of the Dallas based family office and serves as a Managing Director of the Hallwood Family Office and President of Hallwood Financial Limited.

Mr. Lessing previously served as president and co-CEO of Hallwood Modular, which built and rented custom blast-resistant units for world-renowned refineries and chemical companies.

Mr. Lessing successfully oversaw the sale process of HMB to a buyer listed on the NYSE in March 2023.

Mr. Lessing is currently seeking new investment opportunities for Hallwood Group.

Celine Gumbiner Jacobson
Mrs. Jacobson serves as Managing Director of the Hallwood Family Office and as Executive Chairman of Brookwood Companies.

She also serves on the advisory board of Citi Private Bank’s Future of Private Banking Board and Loyola Marymount University’s Advisory Board for the Family Business Entrepreneurship Center at the College of Business.

Neil Jacobson
Neil Jacobson spent twenty years at Universal Music and served as President of Geffen Records before leaving in 2020 to launch Hallwood Media.

In February 2021, Neil sponsored a $230MM SPAC, The Music Acquisition Company, on the NYSE.

Neil Jacobson serves as a director on the Hallwood Financial board and Brookwood Companies board.

He is also an advisor on the JAS Aspen Board and an advisor for the Creative Community for Peace Board and was awarded the Ambassador of Peace Award in 2018.

Richard Kelley
Mr. Kelley serves as Chief Financial Officer of Hallwood Group and as Hallwood’s Director of Human Resources.

He received his BSBA in Professional and Public Accounting from The University of Southern Mississippi in May 1983.

Joe Koenig
Mr. Koenig serves as Chief Financial Officer and has also served as treasurer for Hallwood Group since 1984 and as treasurer for Hallwood Financial Limited since August 2014.

He previously served as Secretary with Hallwood Modular Buildings, LLC until it was sold in 2023.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Koenig received his B.B.A. from Cleveland State University in 1978. He worked with Touche Ross & Co for six years.

John Aplin
John Aplin serves as the Tax Manager of the Hallwood Family Office. He has worked for Hallwood or its affiliates since 1985.

He received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 1981.