Bill Mote joined Summer Infant in November 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Mote was Chief Financial Officer for The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the largest hospitality and gaming operator in Alabama, where he was responsible for all financial operations of a $1 billion Sovereign Nation. From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a diversified children's entertainment company, where he was a key member of the executive team in charge of worldwide financial operations. Before that, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Easton-Bell Sports, where he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis and strategic planning from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mote spent five years working in various global finance positions with increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company beginning in 2000. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.