Commonwealth Income and Growth Fund Vi  (CIGF6)
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Commonwealth Income and Growth Fund Vi

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Kimberly A. Springsteen-Abbott, Kimberly A. Springsteen-Abbott, age 56, joined Commonwealth in April 1997 as a founding registered principal and Chief Compliance Officer of its broker/dealer, Commonwealth Capital Securities Corp. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Capital Corp. (the parent corporation); Commonwealth Capital Securities Corp. (the broker/dealer); and Commonwealth Income & Growth Fund, Inc. (the General Partner), positions she has held since April 2006. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott is responsible for general operations of the equipment leasing/portfolio management side of the business. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott oversees all CCC operations, as well as CCSC SEC/FINRA compliance. For the broker/dealer, she oversees securities policies, company procedures/operations. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott oversees all corporate daily operations and training, as well as develops long-term corporate growth strategies. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in the real estate, energy and leasing sectors of alternative investments. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott is the sole shareholder of Commonwealth Capital Corp. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott was elected to the Board of Directors of the parent corporation in 1997 and has also served as its Executive Vice President and COO. Also in 1997, she founded Commonwealth Capital Securities Corp., where she was elected to the Board of Directors and appointed President, COO and Chief Compliance Officer. Her responsibilities included business strategy, product development, broker/dealer relations development, due diligence, and compliance. From 1980 through 1997, Ms. Springsteen-Abbott was employed with Wheat First Butcher Singer, a regional broker/dealer located in Richmond, Virginia. At Wheat, she served as Senior Vice President & Marketing Manager for the Alternative Investments Division. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott holds her FINRA Series 7, 63 and 39 licenses. She is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the Financial Planners Association, the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers, REISA and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Investment Program Association. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott is a member of the Executive Committee and the Disaster Recovery Committee. Ms. Springsteen-Abbott is the wife of Henry J. Abbott.

Henry J. Abbott, age 65, joined Commonwealth in August 1998 as a Portfolio Manager, a position he held until April 2006, at which time he was elected President of CCC and CIGF, Inc., Executive Vice President of CCSC, and Director of CCC and its affiliates. Mr. Abbott is a registered principal of the broker/dealer. Mr. Abbott is responsible for lease acquisitions, equipment dispositions and portfolio review. Additionally, Mr. Abbott is also responsible for oversight of residual valuation, due diligence, equipment inspections, negotiating renewal and purchase options and remarketing off-lease equipment. Mr. Abbott serves as senior member on the Disaster Recovery Committee and the Facilities Committee, and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2008. Prior to Commonwealth, Mr. Abbott has been active in the commercial lending industry, working primarily on asset-backed transactions for more than 30 years. Mr. Abbott attended St. John’s University and holds his FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. Mr. Abbott was a founding partner of Westwood Capital LLC in New York, a Senior Vice President for IBJ Schroeder Leasing Corporation and has managed a group specializing in the provision of operating lease finance programs in the high technology sector. Mr. Abbott brings extensive knowledge and experience in leasing and has managed over $1.5 billion of secured transactions. Mr. Abbott is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers, REISA and the Investment Program Association. Mr. Abbott is a member of the executive committee and the Disaster Recovery Committee. Mr. Abbott is the husband of Kimberly A. Springsteen-Abbott.

Lynn A. Franceschina , age 44, joined Commonwealth in 2001 as Vice President and Accounting Manager. In October 2004 she became Controller and Senior Vice President, and since April 2006 has served as Executive Vice President of CCC and CIGF, Inc., Senior Vice President of CCSC, and Chief Operations Officer of CCC, CCSC, and CIGF, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. She was named as a director of CCC and its affiliates in June 2006, resigning from this position as of November 2012 for which an 8-K was filed. Ms. Franceschina is responsible for daily operations, including oversight of all accounting, financial reporting and tax functions and human resources. During the period of March 2004 to October 2004, Ms. Franceschina was employed at Wilmington Trust Corp. where she was part of the policies and procedures team responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley documentation. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Ms. Franceschina was the Business Controls Manager for Liquent, Inc., a leading software developer, where she was responsible for managing corporate forecasting and analysis, as well as the budgeting for the sales and marketing division. From 1999 to 2000, she served as a Senior Financial Analyst for Environ Products, and from 1994 to 1999, she was a Senior Accountant with Duquesne University. Prior to joining Duquesne University, Ms. Franceschina was an accountant with the public accounting firm of Horovitz, Rudoy, & Roteman. Ms. Franceschina is a Sigma Beta Delta graduate of Robert Morris University, during which time she also served as treasurer of her Alpha Chi national honor society chapter. Ms. Franceschina holds her FINRA Series 22, 63, 39 and 99 licenses. She is a member of the Disaster Recovery Committee, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Investment Program Association, REISA and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Jay Dugan, age 67, joined Commonwealth in 2002 as Assistant Vice President and Network Administrator, and became a Vice President in December 2002, Senior Vice President in December 2003, and has been Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the parent and its affiliates since December 2004. Mr. Dugan has also been a director of CCC and CIGF, Inc. since June 2006. Mr. Dugan is responsible for the information technology vision, security, operation and ongoing development, including network configurations, protection of corporate assets and maximizing security and efficiency of information flow. Prior to Commonwealth, Mr. Dugan founded First Securities USA, a FINRA member firm, in 1988 and operated that firm through 1998. From 1999 until 2002, Mr. Dugan was an independent due diligence consultant until he came to Commonwealth to develop that area of the firm. Mr. Dugan attended St. Petersburg College and holds an AS Degree in Computer Networking Technology. Mr. Dugan is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Comp-Tia Certified Computer Technician. Mr. Dugan is a senior member of the Disaster Recovery Committee, as well as oversight member of the Website Committee.

Peter Daley, age 75, joined Commonwealth in June 2006 as a director. Mr. Daley is an Accredited Senior Appraiser for the discipline of Machinery and Equipment with a specialty in High-Technology for the valuation of computer equipment. Mr. Daley has been in the computer business since 1965, first with IBM as a computer broker/lessor and then with Daley Marketing Corporation (DMC), a firm he founded in July 1980 to publish reports about computer equipment, including “Market Value Reports” and “Residual Value Reports.” In January 2001 Mr. Daley acquired Computer Economics, merged DMC into CEI and in April 2005 sold the IT Management Company and created a new company focused on the fair market value business. Additionally, Mr. Daley remains President of DMC Consulting Group, a separate company that specializes in writing Appraisals, Portfolio Analysis and Property Tax Valuation from Fair Market Value to Residual Value valuations. Mr. Daley has developed a database of “Fair Market Value” equipment values from 1980 to the present, utilizing a variety of reports and publications along with the DMC and CEI Market Value Reports. This database has been successfully used in the valuation of computer equipment in the settlement of a number of Virginia tax cases. He has also previously testified in California, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, and the Virginia Courts as an expert in the field of valuation of computer equipment. Mr. Daley has a full repertoire of lectures, seminars, presentations, and publications that he has conceived and shared with the public. From 1994 to present he has been writing computer appraisals and reports for Fortune 500 companies. From April 2005 to present as president of DMC Valuations Group, Mr. Daley has been publishing, both on the web and in print, fair market values, residual values, and manufacturer’s price lists to existing valuation clients around the world. Mr. Daley graduated from Pepperdine University in 1991 with a Masters of Business Administration, and from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1965. Mr. Daley is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers.

James Pruett, age 50, joined Commonwealth in 2002 as an Executive Assistant. Mr. Pruett was named Assistant Vice President and a Compliance Associate in February 2005, Vice President and Compliance Manager in December 2005 and since December 2007 has served as Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer of the parent and its affiliates. Mr. Pruett was also named Secretary to the parent’s board of directors in December 2008. Mr. Pruett is responsible for management of regulatory policies and procedures, assisting in compliance internal audit, associate regulatory filings, broker/dealer registrations, state and broker/dealer financial regulatory reporting requirements. Mr. Pruett assists in the management of shareholder records and updates. Mr. Pruett is a member of the Website Committee and the Disaster Recovery Committee. Mr. Pruett holds his FINRA Series 22, 63 and 39 licenses. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Mr. Pruett served as Managing Editor/Associate Publisher for Caliber Entertainment, a publishing and entertainment licensing company. Mr. Pruett’s responsibilities included oversight of production of publishing library, as well as serving as Editor-in-Chief for all publications and additionally served as Media Relations Liaison. Mr. Pruett is a member of the Equipment Leasing Association and Finance and the Investment Program Association.

Mark Hershenson, age 50, joined Commonwealth in April 2002 as Broker Services Manager and has served as Senior Vice President and Broker Dealer Relations Manager of the parent and its affiliates since December 2007. Mr. Hershenson is responsible for management of all broker/dealer relationships, and over-sees the Due Diligence, Marketing, and Broker Services Departments. Prior to Commonwealth, Mr. Hershenson served as part of a financial planning practice at American United Life from 1999 through 2002. He has written a book for the Florida Insurance Commissioner on how to sell insurance products. Additionally, in 1991 through 1998, Mr. Hershenson served as sales trainer at MetLife for over 100 registered representatives. Mr. Hershenson attended Stonehill College and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Marketing/Organizational Behaviorism and engaged in Master’s level coursework in Financial Planning though American College. He holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 39 and 63 licenses. Mr. Hershenson is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and the Investment Program Association.

David W. Riggleman, age 53, joined Commonwealth in July 2007 as a Business Development Specialist and was named Assistant Vice President in December 2007, Portfolio Manager in June 2008, Vice President of CCC and CIGF, Inc. in December 2008, and as Senior Vice President in December 2010. Mr. Riggleman is responsible for lease acquisitions, equipment research and evaluation, lease pricing, portfolio analysis, and asset remarketing and disposition. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Mr. Riggleman served from January 2005 to July 2007 as Vice President, Investments for Raymond James and Associates in Cumberland, Maryland. At Raymond James, he served as a Branch Owner in the Advisor Select Program. He managed branch associates in addition to managing private client accounts with more than $75 million in assets under management. From July 1994 to December 2004, Mr. Riggleman was Vice President, Investments and Branch Manager at Legg Mason. While there, he opened and managed a branch while also managing private client and institutional assets with assets under management of more than $65 million. He served as a member of Legg Mason President’s Council in 1998 and served consecutive terms as member of Legg Mason’s Financial Services Advisory Panel in 1999 and 2000. From January 1987 to June 1994, he was Vice President, Investments of Wheat First Securities, where he managed private client and institutional assets totaling more than $40 million. Mr. Riggleman studied Economics at the University of Richmond, and also Business Administration at Frostburg State University.

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