| G. Seth Beal |
Prior to joining Thrift Books, Seth Beal was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice consists of complex commercial litigation frequently dealing with commercial contract disputes, employment matters, unfair competition claims including antitrust, unfair business practices, business torts, and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Seth graduated summa cum laude
from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.
A voracious reader, Seth will read just about anything he can put his hands on. In particular, he enjoys biographies by Edmund Morris
and David McCullough
; non-fiction by Jared Diamond
, Peter Hopkirk
, and Robert Massie
; contemporary fiction by Margaret Atwood
, John Irving
and Richard Russo
; as well as science fiction by Frank Herbert
, Neil Stephenson, and Vernor Vinge
Chief Information Officer
Prior to joining Thrift Books, Mike Ward led the Development team at Wasatch Advisors, a financial advisor with assets under management of $10 billion. He has also worked as Webmaster for several Silicon Valley and Fortune 500 companies. Mike has also been instrumental in getting several high tech start-up companies off the ground and has brought both IT leadership and vision to help these small companies achieve quick and sustained growth.
Mike is also a non-stop reader. The books on his nightstand this week include: Liar’s Poker, The Hobbit, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, The Life of Pi, Kiln People, and Artemis Fowl
. He is also reading out loud to his daughters from The Little House in the Big Woods
Prior to joining Thrift Books, Robert Cerbana was the Controller of eSurg, a division of Henry Schein, Inc.. As its Controller, he was responsible for all financial and accounting aspects of eSurg including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, tax compliance and financial analysis. Robert has also held a variety of finance positions at Esurg Corporation, Rival Networks, Inc., Visio Corporation, now a division of Microsoft Corporation, and Washington Mutual Bank. He received his degree and graduated with honors from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.
Robert reads many genres of books but especially enjoys mysteries, thrillers and any book about overcoming great odds. Some of Robert’s favorite books include The Power of One, Kite Runner,Executive Orders, The Lion’s Game and Touching the Void.
and His favorite authors include Tom Clancy,Nelson DeMille, Lee Child,David Baldacci, Harlan Coben and Dan Brown.
Director of Human Resources
Prior to joining Thrift Books, Debbie worked in Human Resources in both the retail and restaurant industries. Her background involves all areas of the HR field with strong emphasis in employee relations, team and individual development and legal compliance. Debbie holds her PHR status as well as earned her certification in Human Resources Management from the University of Washington. Debbie enjoys reading books that speak of inspiration and overcoming challenges and especially enjoyed Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow