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ADVISORY BOARD

David Flaschen
Michael Fleisher
Lou Gerken
John Imlay
Ed Kfoury
Greg Reyes
Bill Turner
Sol Trujillo

 

Advisory Board


David Flaschen

Flaschen has more than 15 years experience in the information services industry. From 1997 to 1999 he was the president and chief executive officer of Thompson Financial, a $1.3 billion information services company focused on the financial industry. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Donnelley Marketing Inc., a venture-capital backed consumer information services company, which was acquired by First Data Corporation (FDC). Before this, he spent 10 years with Dun & Bradstreet serving as president and chief operating officer of A.C. Nielson (ART), North America, and held senior management positions at IMS (RX) and DataQuest (IT).

Flaschen holds a master's degree in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brown University. Following his undergraduate studies, Flaschen was a first-round draft pick in the North American Soccer League.



Michael Fleisher

Fleisher is president and CEO of Gartner, the international technology research firm. Before being named president and CEO, he served in a number of roles at Gartner, including chief financial officer, and held executive positions in the finance and administration, emerging businesses, worldwide events and business development divisions.

Fleisher's previous business experience includes working as an associate at Information Partners, a venture-capital firm, and as a consultant at Bain & Company, a strategic-consulting firm. He serves as a board member for TruSecure Corporation, KnowledgeSoft and Technology Education Network.

Fleisher holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Lou Gerken

Gerken is the founder and president of Gerken Capital Associates, a privately held investment bank formed in 1989. He has extensive management, financial and information-technology venture-capital experience with a number of companies, including Prudential Securities, Montgomery Securities and Wells Fargo. He has also held executive positions with TCG International, GT Capital Management Corporation and The Bank of California. He is an active board member of a number of domestic and international private equity funds.

Gerken holds a master's degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University's Graduate School of Business, a master's degree in international business from the American Graduate School and a bachelor's degree in economics.


John Imlay

Imlay is chairman of Imlay Investments Inc. Before founding the company, he was chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Software Services Inc., and served as chairman and CEO of Management Science America Inc., a predecessor of Dun & Bradstreet Software Services. Imlay is currently a board member of several companies, including Gartner, IMS Health, The Atlanta Falcons and Metromedia International Group Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 


Ed Kfoury

Kfoury is a retired division president and corporate officer of IBM. He is currently affiliated with American National Rubber, the Maine Audubon Society, Dendrite Corp., Mapics Inc., The Nature Conservancy-Maine Chapter and PhycoGen. Kfoury is the co-founder and president of Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, as well as managing partner of Stony Batter Enterprises.


Greg Reyes

Reyes is a private investor and management consultant with extensive experience in the technology industry. He is chairman and CEO of Sunward Technologies Inc., and chairman and CEO of American Semiconductor Equipment Technologies. Reyes is also chairman of Sync Research and is a director for several privately held companies, including Go Digital Networks, Nuera Communications, Shopeaze.com, Bidland.com, Storagepoint.com and C-Cube Microsystems.

Reyes holds a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Bill Turner

Turner is chairman of Faroudja, McCabe & Associates and is co-manager and co-founder of Signature Capital LLC. In addition, he is chairman and CEO of Turner & Partners, an investment-banking, strategy and management-consulting firm. He previously served as an affiliate at Spencer Trask, a leading venture-capital investment firm in New York, where he played a senior role in guiding investment decisions in a number of early-stage growth information technology businesses. Turner currently serves as a director of Acoustic Technologies, Additech, Hand Technologies, VIRxSYS, Netnumber.com and Freddie Mac.


Sol Trujillo

Trujillo is a former chairman, president and CEO of U.S. WEST Inc. Prior to this, he served in a number of roles in the company, including president and CEO of U.S. WEST Communications Group, president and CEO of U.S. WEST Marketing Resources and president of U.S. WEST Small Business Services. He has held a variety of positions in marketing, operations and public policy throughout his telecommunications career, which he began as a business forecaster in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1974. Trujillo serves on the corporate boards of Dayton Hudson Corporation and Bank of America. He is a governor of the World Economic Forum for the information technology industry and is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Council.

   
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