Board of Directors
John (Launny) Steffens, Chairman
Mr. Steffens was appointed to our Board of Directors on May 16, 2007 and is the Founder and Managing Director of Spring Mountain Capital, L. P. Prior to establishing Spring Mountain Capital, Mr. Steffens spent 38 years at Merrill Lynch & Co., where he held numerous senior management positions, including President of Merrill Lynch Consumer Markets, which was later named the Private Client Group, from July 1985 until April 1997, and both Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (the parent company) and Chairman of its U.S. Private Client Group from April 1997 until July 2001. Mr. Steffens was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in April 1986 and served on the board until July 2001. Mr. Steffens was Chairman of the Securities Industry Association during 1994 and 1995, and is currently a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development. He is the National Chairman Emeritus of the Alliance for Aging Research and serves on the Board of Aozora Bank in Japan. Mr. Steffens graduated from Dartmouth University in 1963 with a B.A. degree in Economics. He also attended the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 1979.
John Broderick, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Broderick is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and is also a director. Mr. Broderick served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since June 2002, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2001, and as Corporate Secretary since August 2001. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Broderick was Executive Vice President of Swell Inc., a sports media e-commerce company where he oversaw the development of all commerce operations and served as the organization’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Broderick served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of North American Operations for Programmer’s Paradise, a publicly held (NASDAQ: PROG) international software marketer. Mr. Broderick received his B.S. in accounting from Villanova University.
Mr. Mark Landis is the Senior Managing Member of the Security Growth Fund, a newly established private equity firm focused on the electronic security industry. Prior to joining the Security Growth Fund and since 2003, Mr. Landis was the Executive in Residence of The Jordan Company, a private equity firm based in New York. Mr. Landis retired from being President of the North American Security Division of Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. in July of 2003, having joined that company in 1988. Mr. Landis earned his B.A. from Cornell University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Landis received his CPCU — Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters.
Mr. Hasenyager has been a director of the Company since October 2002. Since November 2004, Mr. Hasenyager has served as Principal of Bergen & Webster Executive Communications. Prior to that, he served as Director of Business and Technology Development at the Hart eCenter at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Chief Operating Officer of the Guildhall at SMU. From April 1996 to April 2002, Mr. Hasenyager was a founder and served as Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations and Chief Technology Officer at MobilStar Network Corporation. Prior to April 1996, Mr. Hasenyager held executive and senior management positions in information technology at Chemical Bank, Merrill Lynch, Kidder Peabody, and Citibank.
Mr. Porciello has been a director since June 6, 2005. Since 2003, Mr. Porciello is the Chief Executive Officer of Pilar Services, Inc. From 2001 until 2003, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Integration Corporation, a minority-owned IT services company. Prior to that Mr. Porciello worked for various IT companies, developing and facilitating in their growth. Mr. Porciello retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1982 after serving his country for twenty five years. Mr. Porciello graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering and received his Masters Degree in Management from the University of Nebraska.
Mr. Bruce D. Miller has been a director since July 22, 2005. He is a General Partner of Delphi Partners, Ltd. a privately-owned investment partnership since 1989. Mr. Miller is the treasurer and a director of American Season Corporation and is a board member of Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, Inc. Mr. Miller is a trustee of the Egan Maritime Foundation and is involved in other non-profit activities. Mr. Miller received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Lehigh.
John (Rick) Atherton, Jr.
Mr. Atherton has been a director since May 12, 2006. Since 2005, Mr. Atherton has been the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CityFed Financial, a publicly held financial holding company, based in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He served as Chairman of CityFed Financial from 1991 until 2005. Mr. Atherton received his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts).
Mr. Kingley has been a director of the Company since November 2002. Mr. Kingley is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Innocution Partners, LLC, a consultancy that focuses on helping companies monetize creativity through innovation and disciplined execution and Chairman of Kingley Institute LLC, a medical wellness company. Prior to that, Mr. Kingley has served as CEO of Warren Partners, LLC, a software development and consultancy company. Mr. Kingley was Managing Director of a business development function of Zurich Financial Services Group from 1999-2001. Prior to joining Zurich Financial Services Group, Mr. Kingley was Vice President of Diamond Technology Partners, Inc., a management-consulting firm. We believe Mr. Kingley’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his experience as Chief Executive Officer of a software development and consultancy company.
Mr. Castagno brings over 20 years of leadership and technology experience to Cicero where he is currently the Company’s Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for the technology vision and execution for Cicero’s Customer Experience software. Prior to joining Cicero, Mr. Castagno was the Chief Executive Officer of SOAdesk LLC, which pioneered the Intelligent Agent Desktop and Customer Interaction Management space. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Castagno was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for OpenSpan, where he led the development of client side integration. Today this integration technique is globally recognized as Surface Integration. In addition to his duties with Cicero, Mr. Castagno also lectures and blogs on technology and has been published in several trade periodicals. Mr. Castagno graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989 with a BS in Computer Science. During Mr. Castagno’s service in the Army he led a cavalry tank platoon in the Gulf War and was decorated for his combat actions. Over the course of Mr. Castagno’s career, he has held leadership and technology positions with Deloitte, Verifone, ADP, Personic and was the founder of Vertical Thought an Atlanta-based technology incubator.
Mr. Peppers has been a director since June 20, 2007. Mr. Peppers formed Marketing 1:1, Inc. in January 1992 which became Peppers & Rogers Group, a customer-centered management consulting firm with offices located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Africa. He has written or co-authored ten books on marketing, sales, and customer relationships issues. Peppers & Rogers Group is now a unit of TeleTech Holdings (TTEC), a business process outsourcer based in Denver. From October 1990 to January 1992, Mr. Peppers was the Chief Executive Officer of Perkins/Butler Direct Marketing, a top-20 U.S.-direct-marketing agency. Prior to marketing and advertising, he worked as an economist in the oil business and as the director of accounting for a regional airline. Mr. Peppers holds a Bachelor's Degree in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a Master's Degree in public affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. We believe Mr. Peppers’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his years of experience providing strategic advisory services to organizations.