Bradford B. Baker

Brad Baker served as Chairman for Odyssey Marine Exploration, the world leader in ocean exploration. Odyssey has found hundreds of millions of dollars of gold and silver and now is developing mining projects worldwide that will be environmentally better and provide resources for future generations.

Bradford B. Baker re-joined Odyssey’s Board of Directors in January 2008 after a first successful tenure from February 1997, prior to the Company going public, through December 2000. In 2012, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Baker has held multiple leadership roles both in the private sector and the government since starting his first company in 1979. He currently serves as CEO of Nexus Biometrics, Inc., a leading fingerprint biometric company he founded in 2004. He is also President of Bramar Developers, Inc., a large scale real estate development company which he founded in 1998.

In 1988 Mr. Baker was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as one of the youngest White House Fellows ever. In 1989 he was appointed Corporate Secretary of the newly-established Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) by George H.W. Bush. RTC was established to reorganize the entire thrift banking industry, and Mr. Baker served alongside co-panelists Alan Greenspan, Nicolas Brady, and Jack Kemp. In 1999, Brad Baker was tapped by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to serve as Executive Director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, a public/private state corporation responsible for granting almost $1 billion in government grants to promote affordable housing. He has also held several senior executive offices in high profile companies, including Comcast Cable and Sterling Financial, Inc., and served on Dobi Medical’s Board of Directors as Chairman of the audit committee from 2003 through 2007. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Nova University.