Board of Directors
Robert J. Majteles has been a director since November 2006 and has been our Chairman of the Board since March 2007. Mr. Majteles is the managing partner of Treehouse Capital, LLC (www.treehousecapital.com ), an investment firm he launched in 2000. Mr. Majteles serves as an active and involved board member for the companies in Treehouse's portfolio. Prior to launching Treehouse, Mr. Majteles was the Chief Executive Officer of three different technology companies. Mr. Majteles has also been an investment banker and a mergers and acquisitions attorney. Mr. Majteles serves on several public company boards. Mr. Majteles serves on the boards of directors of Adept Technology, Inc., from 2003 through the present, where he is also a member of the Compensation Committee; iPass, Inc., from 2004 through the present, where he also serves as chairman of the Audit Committee; and Unify Corporation, from 2004 to the present, where he also serves on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Majteles was previously a board member of several additional public company boards: Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Corporation) from 2006 through 2010; Merriman, Curhan, & Ford Group, Inc. from 2008 through 2009; Phoenix Technologies Ltd. from 2007 through 2008; World Heart Corporation from 2003 through 2008; Vertical Communications, Inc from 2002 through 2007; Superconductor Technologies, Inc from 2002 through 2004; and Comarco Inc, from 2008 through 2011. Mr. Majteles obtained his B.A. from Columbia University in 1986 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1989. We believe that Mr. Majteles is qualified to serve as a member of the Board due to his combined business, investment, and financial expertise and experience. His management experience in leading companies, including serving as CEO of 3 technology companies, and his prior and current service on multiple boards of directors of innovative technology companies makes Mr. Majteles effective at leading the Board on behalf of our stockholders.
Joshua L. Berman has been a director since October 2007. Mr. Berman co-founded and serves as President of BeachMint, a next generation eCommerce company focused on building brands and delivering a personalized user experience, since April 2010. Mr. Berman served as President of Slingshot Labs, an incubator dedicated to building and developing new web ventures for News Corporation, from February 2008 through April 2010. Mr. Berman was a co-founder of MySpace.com, a leading online lifestyle portal, and served as its Chief Operating Officer from January 2003 until April 2010. Prior to 2003, Mr. Berman co-founded and managed two Internet companies: Response Base Marketing, where he held positions as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 through 2003, and Xdrive Technologies from 1999 through November 2001, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Berman also worked from 1997 through 1999 as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as an international marketing manager and a senior financial analyst at Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Berman was actively licensed as a certified public accountant from 1991 through 2002, and holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. We believe that Mr. Berman is qualified to serve as a director due to his industry knowledge and operational experience with, and service as COO or President of internet companies, including internet marketing and social networking, combined with his strong accounting and financial background and management experience.
Jay K. Greyson was appointed Director on June 17, 2014. Mr. Greyson currently serves as Co-Founder, Partner, Managing Director, and Principal of Supply Chain Equity Partners, a committed capital private equity fund dedicated exclusively to the distribution and supply chain industry. Mr. Greyson also currently serves as Managing Director and Principal for Vetus Partners, an investment bank, and as Chief Compliance Officer of Vetus Securities, a registered broker dealer. Before co-founding Supply Chain Equity Partners, Mr. Greyson established and led practice groups at Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, a regional investment banking firm. Over his career, Mr. Greyson has held various operating company roles including General Manager, National Sales Manager, Product Manager and Marketing Manager, as well as having served on a number of boards. Mr. Greyson holds a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Barbara Palmer was appointed Director on November 19, 2013. Ms. Palmer currently serves as President of The Search Agency, Inc., the largest independent search marketing agency in the country. Before joining The Search Agency, Ms. Palmer served as a partner in 2 Degrees Ventures, a branded entertainment agency and as the Senior Vice President Marketing Operations for Ameriquest Mortgage Company. She has also served as Senior Vice President Marketing Operations at United Online, Inc., parent company to internet brands NetZero and Juno. Ms. Palmer holds a B.S. degree from Ithaca College.
Warren B. Phelps III has been a director since September 2007. Since October 2009 he has served as Chairman and CEO of Empower RF Systems, a developer and manufacturer of high power RF amplifiers for the defense and commercial markets. From 2000 until his retirement in September 2006, Mr. Phelps served in several executive positions for Spirent Communications plc, a leading communications technology company, most recently as President of the Performance Analysis Broadband division. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Phelps was at Netcom Systems, a provider of network test and measurement equipment, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Phelps held executive positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at MICOM Communications and in various financial management roles at Burroughs/Unisys Corporation. Mr. Phelps currently serves on the boards of directors of two privately held companies and on the Board of Trustees of St. Lawrence University. Mr. Phelps holds a B.S. degree in mathematics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. We believe that Mr. Phelps is qualified to serve as both a Board member and as the financial expert of our Audit Committee due to his extensive experience as a President or a Chief Executive Officer of a variety of companies in the technology industry, as well as his experience in financial management roles, including the creation and oversight of internal controls, preparation of the financial statements and coordination of the audit for public companies.
Bradley E. Wilson was appointed Director on November 19, 2013. Mr. Wilson currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Travelocity, Inc., where he is responsible for brand strategy, marketing efficiency, and customer lifecycle management. Before joining Travelocity, Mr. Wilson served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management for Nutrisystem. Mr. Wilson also served in marketing and customer acquisition for both Match.com and Blockbuster Online. Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. degree from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.