|K. Mason Conner
Chief Executive Officer
|H. Jay Hill
Executive Vice President
|J. Thomas Zender
Chairman of the Board
|K. Mason Conner
| H. Jay Hill
| Ricardo A. Salas
| Gerik M. Degner
Management Team Bios
K. Mason Conner - President and Chief Executive
Officer , has over twenty-four years in sales and business management
experience. For the last sixteen years, he has held senior positions
in the data and voice communication products and services industries
with companies such as TMSI, LTS Corp, Digital Network Architects,
Banyan Systems, Doelz Networks, and Timeplex.
H. Jay Hill - Executive Vice President, Corporate
Development and Director, has served on fourteen Boards of Directors.
For the last seventeen years, he has primarily focused on high
technology and telecommunication turnaround situations at the executive
level. Mr. Hill has held management positions with Amnet (Netlink),
Harris Corporation, Paradyne, Inforex, and IBM.
J. Thomas Zender - Chairman of
the Board, has over thirty-five years of management and marketing
experience in the information technology industry. He has held
management positions with MAI Systems, Encore Computer, MTI Technology,
General Electric, Honeywell, and ITT.
Gerik M. Degner - CFA was nominated to join our Board of
Directors in June, 2009. Since May of 2009, Mr. Degner has been a
Director at Waveland Capital Group focusing on corporate finance,
mergers and acquisitions and private equity services.
From July 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Degner worked with Charterhouse Group,
a middle market private equity group, as an Advisor responsible
for transaction and business development activities.
From August 2004 to July 2007, he founded and managed
Synergem Venture Group, an investment banking consulting firm that
worked with numerous private equity funds on strategic consolidation
and special acquisition projects. From November 2002 to August 2004,
Mr. Degner founded and managed Cimarron Equity Partners, a micro market
private equity fund that focused on lower middle market companies.
Mr. Degner’s background includes a variety of transactions including
private equity placement, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations,
growth financings and divestitures. Mr. Degner holds a B.A. in Psychology
from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ricardo A. Salas - Director, currently serves
as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liquidmetal Technologies.
From January 2000 through June 2005, Mr. Salas served as Chief
Executive Officer of iLIANT Corporation, an information technology
and outsourcing service firm in the health care industry, and he
continues to serve as Chairman of iLIANT. From 1987 through 2004,
he was Vice President of J. Holdsworth Capital Ltd., a private
investment firm. As an officer of J. Holdsworth Capital Ltd., Mr.
Salas held positions in various investments including Medical Manager
Corporation as a vice president between June 1999 and January 2000,
National Medical Systems, Inc. as vice president between April
1994 and February 1997, and Uni Flange Corporation as vice president
between June 1989 and June 1994. Mr. Salas received his B.A. in
Economics in 1986 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.