Board of Directors
Gabriel Battista, Former Chairman, Talk America
Gabe Battista formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Talk America, where he previously served as CEO. Prior to joining Talk America in January of 1999, Mr. Battista served as CEO of Network Solutions Inc. Before joining Network Solutions, Mr. Battista served as CEO, President and COO of Cable & Wireless, Inc. He also held management positions at US Sprint, GTE Telenet and The General Electric Company. He serves as a director of Capitol College, and Systems & Computer Technology Corporation (SCTC).
John Burton, Co-Founder, Updata Partners
Mr. Burton's experience in information technology spans three decades as a senior executive of high-growth private and public companies. Prior to Updata Partners, John was with Legent Corporation, an international, public enterprise software firm, as President, COO, and CEO. In his tenure there, he grew $126 million to over $500 million in revenue. Prior to Legent, John co-founded Business Software Technology, Inc. (BST) a successful VC-backed firm acquired by Legent, where he served as Officer, COO and Director. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having executed over 25 in operating roles and in Board-level and advisory capacities. He has served on the boards at Banyan Worldwide (BNYN), ePresence (EPRE), MapInfo (MAPS), OTG Software (OTGS) and SAGA Software (SAGA) and EIS International (EISI).
Hythem T. El-Nazer, Director, TA Associates
Mr. El-Nazer's focus at TA Associates is on recapitalizations, management-led buyouts, and growth capital investments in telecommunications, media and other technology-based services companies. Prior to joining TA Associates, Mr. El-Nazer worked with McKinsey & Company and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette - Investment Banking. He serves on the Board of Directors for eSecLending, Radialpoint, and is Board Observer at Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and Weather Investments S.p.A.
Robert J. Korzeniewski, Former Executive Vice President, VeriSign
As VeriSign's Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, Mr. Robert Korzeniewski was responsible for providing a consistent strategy and focus for investments and merger-and-acquisition activity. Mr. Korzeniewski served from 1996-2000 as CFO of Network Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by VeriSign in June 2000. Mr. Korzeniewski went to Network Solutions from SAIC, where from 1987 to 1996, he held a variety of senior financial positions.
John Devolites, Vice President and General Manager
John Devolites is currently the Vice President and General Manager at TEOCO focusing on solutions for the communications service provider industry. Prior to joining the company in a full time capacity in February 2004, he served on TEOCO's Board of Directors for four years. Previously, Mr. Devolites served as President of Professional Services for Telcordia. His other work experiences include executive positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, E-Commerce Industries, Andersen, American Management Systems (AMS), Alexander Proudfoot PLC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Recently, he was elected by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) to serve on their Board of Directors.
Philip M. Giuntini, Vice Chairman & President, TEOCO
Philip M. Giuntini joined TEOCO in February 2000 as Vice Chairman and President, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the consulting and information systems industry to the company. Mr. Giuntini's primary responsibilities include overseeing TEOCO's financal operations. Prior to joining TEOCO, Mr. Giuntini was President and on the Board of Directors of American Management Systems, Inc (AMS), a $1B international business and information technology consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
Atul Jain, Chairman & CEO, TEOCO
Atul Jain founded TEOCO Corporation in 1994 with the dream of building a successful business model, not just a successful business. His goal was to build a company that did not compromise its values. Prior to starting TEOCO Corporation, Mr. Jain was with a Silicon Valley firm called TIBCO for seven years. At TIBCO, Mr. Jain's focus was to work with Fortune 500 clients to design and build state-of-the-art software solutions leveraging the company's trademark TIB platform.