Collectors Universe Hires Mark Humphries as Vice President of Corporate Development
Mark Humphries, VP of Corporate Development, to Assist Expansion Into New Markets
Collectors Universe, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLCT), a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading
services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, today reported it has hired Mark Humphries
as Vice President of Corporate Development.
Michael Haynes, Chief Executive Officer of Collectors Universe stated, "We are extremely pleased with
the addition of Mark Humphries to our team. He will work closely with me in the continuing development and
execution of our acquisition and expansion strategy, the primary focus of which is to expand our authentication
and grading business into other collectibles and high-value asset markets. In addition to his background in
mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Humphries also has experience in the sports memorabilia markets and with this
combination, he will be an important member of our senior management staff."
Mark Humphries has more than ten years of investment banking experience at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and
Bear Stearns. Most recently, he was a Principal at Ridgecrest Capital Partners, a technology-focused boutique
investment bank, where he sourced, executed and managed a number of transactions. Prior to that, he was the
founder and president of Sports Newsstand Corp., which pioneered the grading and encapsulation of collectible
sports magazines. Mr. Humphries holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and graduated from Stanford University with a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelors degree
About Collectors Universe
Collectors Universe, Inc. is a leading provider of value added services to the high-value collectibles market. The
Company authenticates and grades collectible coins, sports cards, autographs and stamps. The Company also compiles
and publishes authoritative information about United States and world coins, collectible sports cards and sports
memorabilia and collectible stamps. This information is accessible to collectors and dealers at the Company's web
site, www.collectors.com, and is also published in print.
Source: Collectors Universe, Inc.
Date: April 26, 2005
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