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Michael J. Tedesco began serving as a member of our Board of Directors in October 2014 and became Chairman in June 2016. Mr. Tedesco is the founder and Managing Member of Wellspring Growth Partners LLC, an investment firm that also provides capital raising, corporate development and strategic advisory services to growth companies in the technology and consumer products sectors, and has held that position since March 2015. From January 2011 until July 2014, Mr. Tedesco served as Head of US M&A and Global Technology M&A at Jefferies, a leading growth-oriented independent investment bank. Prior to Jefferies, from September 1994 until December 2010, Mr. Tedesco served in roles including head of Global Technology M&A and Co-Head of Americas Technology Banking at Citigroup and its predecessor Salomon Brothers. He is an investor in and advisor to a number of privately held software, consumer internet, eCommerce and enterprise technology businesses. He serves on the board of privately held GeoScale, a provider of software and technology solutions to the oil and gas discovery and production industry.
Michael J. Tedesco (Chairman)


Michael J. Tedesco began serving as a member of our Board of Directors in October 2014 and became Chairman in June 2016. Mr. Tedesco is the founder and Managing Member of Wellspring Growth Partners LLC, an investment firm that also provides capital raising, corporate development and strategic advisory services to growth companies in the technology and consumer products sectors, and has held that position since March 2015. From January 2011 until July 2014, Mr. Tedesco served as Head of US M&A and Global Technology M&A at Jefferies, a leading growth-oriented independent investment bank. Prior to Jefferies, from September 1994 until December 2010, Mr. Tedesco served in roles including head of Global Technology M&A and Co-Head of Americas Technology Banking at Citigroup and its predecessor Salomon Brothers. He is an investor in and advisor to a number of privately held software, consumer internet, eCommerce and enterprise technology businesses. He serves on the board of privately held GeoScale, a provider of software and technology solutions to the oil and gas discovery and production industry.
Gary A. Griffiths has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2015, and as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2009. From February 2010 to February 2015, Mr. Griffiths was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trapit, Inc., a company focused on Internet information discovery, where he was responsible for the general management of the business, including strategy, operations and finance. Mr. Griffiths joined WebEx Communications, Inc., a telecommunications firm specializing in the provision of web-based conferencing solutions in December 2005 as Vice President of Products, and became President, Products and Operations. Upon the acquisition in May 2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc. of WebEx, Mr. Griffiths became a Vice President at Cisco, where he remained until April 2008. From June 1999 to December 2005, Mr. Griffiths was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Everdream Corporation, a technology Software-as-a-Service company. Mr. Griffiths was also the Chief Executive Officer at SegaSoft, Inc. from January 1996 until its acquisition by Sega, Inc. in March of 1999.
Gary A. Griffiths


Gary A. Griffiths has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2015, and as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2009. From February 2010 to February 2015, Mr. Griffiths was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Trapit, Inc., a company focused on Internet information discovery, where he was responsible for the general management of the business, including strategy, operations and finance. Mr. Griffiths joined WebEx Communications, Inc., a telecommunications firm specializing in the provision of web-based conferencing solutions in December 2005 as Vice President of Products, and became President, Products and Operations. Upon the acquisition in May 2007 by Cisco Systems, Inc. of WebEx, Mr. Griffiths became a Vice President at Cisco, where he remained until April 2008. From June 1999 to December 2005, Mr. Griffiths was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Everdream Corporation, a technology Software-as-a-Service company. Mr. Griffiths was also the Chief Executive Officer at SegaSoft, Inc. from January 1996 until its acquisition by Sega, Inc. in March of 1999.
David E. Panos has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2015. Since August, 2014, Mr. Panos has served as a consultant to and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rightside Group, a publicly traded domain name services company. From January 2014 until August, 2014, Mr. Panos served as a consultant to Demand Media, and between 2008 and December 2013, Mr. Panos served in several senior roles with Demand Media, including Executive Vice President, Emerging Markets, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. An entrepreneur with 25 years of internet, software and SaaS company experience, Mr. Panos co-founded and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Pluck Corporation, a white label social media community platform, from 2003 until it’s acquisition in 2008 by Demand Media. Before starting Pluck Corporation, Mr. Panos was a Venture Partner at Austin Ventures from 2001 to 2003.
David Panos


David E. Panos has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2015. Since August, 2014, Mr. Panos has served as a consultant to and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rightside Group, a publicly traded domain name services company. From January 2014 until August, 2014, Mr. Panos served as a consultant to Demand Media, and between 2008 and December 2013, Mr. Panos served in several senior roles with Demand Media, including Executive Vice President, Emerging Markets, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. An entrepreneur with 25 years of internet, software and SaaS company experience, Mr. Panos co-founded and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Pluck Corporation, a white label social media community platform, from 2003 until it’s acquisition in 2008 by Demand Media. Before starting Pluck Corporation, Mr. Panos was a Venture Partner at Austin Ventures from 2001 to 2003.
Justin R. Spencer joined the iPass board in June of 2016. Mr. Spencer has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc. since August 2014 and has a proven track record of excelling in technology companies with both hardware and software products, and building trusted partnerships with board of directors, sell-side analysts, and investors. Prior to joining Vocera, from September 2008 to November 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice president of finance and administration for five years at Symmetricom Inc., where he led finance, investor relations, legal and information technology activities with teams located in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. From November 2002 to June 2008, Mr. Spencer worked at Covad Communications Group Inc. overseeing finance, accounting, human resources and corporate development. While at Covad, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as Vice President of Finance, Corporate Development and Investor Relations. He also served as the senior product manager. Before his tenure at Covad, Mr. Spencer worked in strategy and product management roles with Hewlett Packard from September 2000 to November 2002, leading several cross-functional teams and managing the successful worldwide launch of HP’s wireless strategy and products.
Justin R Spencer


Justin R. Spencer joined the iPass board in June of 2016. Mr. Spencer has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vocera Communications, Inc. since August 2014 and has a proven track record of excelling in technology companies with both hardware and software products, and building trusted partnerships with board of directors, sell-side analysts, and investors. Prior to joining Vocera, from September 2008 to November 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice president of finance and administration for five years at Symmetricom Inc., where he led finance, investor relations, legal and information technology activities with teams located in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. From November 2002 to June 2008, Mr. Spencer worked at Covad Communications Group Inc. overseeing finance, accounting, human resources and corporate development. While at Covad, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as Vice President of Finance, Corporate Development and Investor Relations. He also served as the senior product manager. Before his tenure at Covad, Mr. Spencer worked in strategy and product management roles with Hewlett Packard from September 2000 to November 2002, leading several cross-functional teams and managing the successful worldwide launch of HP’s wireless strategy and products.
Neal I. Goldman joined the iPass board of directors in July 2018. Mr. Goldman has served as President of Goldman Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm, since he founded the firm in 1985. Prior to that, Mr. Goldman was an analyst and portfolio manager at Shearson/American Express Inc. Mr. Goldman has also served as a director with Charles & Colvard since June 2014 and as Chairman since January 2015 as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a multi-channel company focused on the direct-to-consumer market, and includes in its portfolio two direct sales companies, PartyLite Gifts and ViSalus. He serves on the Board of Imageware Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leading company in the emerging market for biometrically enabled software-based identity management solutions.
Neal I. Goldman


Neal I. Goldman joined the iPass board of directors in July 2018. Mr. Goldman has served as President of Goldman Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm, since he founded the firm in 1985. Prior to that, Mr. Goldman was an analyst and portfolio manager at Shearson/American Express Inc. Mr. Goldman has also served as a director with Charles & Colvard since June 2014 and as Chairman since January 2015 as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a multi-channel company focused on the direct-to-consumer market, and includes in its portfolio two direct sales companies, PartyLite Gifts and ViSalus. He serves on the Board of Imageware Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leading company in the emerging market for biometrically enabled software-based identity management solutions.