Financial Executive, formerly CFO of Spectrasite, Inc. (NYSE: SSI)
Dave is responsible for all financial aspects of Securus. Dave is recognized as
an accomplished professional with proven success in equity sourcing, debt management,
mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and investor relations in both entrepreneurial
and public environments.
Dave was the Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer at Spectrasite, Inc.,
a cellular tower company, which was a NYSE traded company with a market capitalization
in excess of $3.0 billion prior to its sale to American Tower Corporation in 2005.
In this position Dave raised in excess of $4.0 billion of capital in both public
and private markets.
Prior to Spectrasite Dave was the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
at Masada Security, Inc. Dave held positions as Senior Corporate Banker and
Vice President of a top ten bank. He currently serves on numerous boards of directors
as a member and, in certain instances, Audit Committee Chairman.
He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at NC State’s College of Management, as an Instructor
of Finance and Accounting for Entrepreneurs. Mr. Tomick graduated from Kellogg
Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois with
an MBA, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. His B.A is from Denison University,
Former Vice President of Engineering at QUALCOMM (NASDAQ: QCOM)
Tom Collopy brings over 27 years of experience in a broad-range of technical,
management, marketing, and business development positions in Xcella (startup),
Qualcomm, Ford and IBM. He is currently Vice President of Engineering for Qualcomm
responsible for software development for the Smartphone/Smartbook market.
He, along with two other co-founders, formed the now 250+ person Qualcomm Raleigh
site that is responsible for the development of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon product which
power numerous Smartphones including Android products like the Nexus One from Google
and Incredible from HTC.
Prior to Qualcomm, Tom was one of the founders of Xcella, a wireless semiconductor
startup. Tom invented the key technology upon which the startup was based as well
as co-developing the business plan, fund raising, and marketing. Xcella was
in the fund-raising stage when the founders were hired by Qualcomm to implement
the Xcella strategy.
Prior to Xcella Tom managed development for the Embedded PowerPC business at IBM.
This business was sold to AMCC. Tom has also held a management position at Ford
and numerous engineering positions at IBM across a broad range of technologies including
processor development, chip development, e-beam lithography, embedded software,
and software tools. He has also lead the creation and management of vendor
partner programs, marketing activities, industry standards and technology licensing.
In each position he has demonstrated leadership, technical expertise, commitment,
teamwork, creativity, and the ability to drive projects to successful conclusion.
His leadership style is based on a high degree of personal integrity and honesty
in building effective relationships that enable professional growth of the members
of his team emphasizing the delegation of responsibility, authority, and accountability
to his organization.
Tom received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University
and his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering.
Tom has been active in building homes through Habitat for Humanity for over nine
Founder of Naples Ventures, formerly Chairman & CEO of Borders Group Inc. (NYSE:
Bob is Founder and CEO of Naples Ventures, LLC, a specialty investment firm.
The firm owns Landmark Stores, LLC, operator of People’s Pottery stores in New York
and Florida; and Naples Direct, a direct marketer of motorcycle accessories &
parts via its Competition Accessories, Tire Express, Helmut Express and ATV Supply
brands. Naples Ventures also has investments in other retail and support businesses.
He is a Director of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrance, Inc. Bob has lectured
frequently at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business
School, in addition to other educational institutions on a pro bono basis.
Until January 2002, Bob ran Borders Group Inc., as Chairman from November 1999 and
Chairman & CEO from the beginning of 1994. Bob joined Borders (then called
Book Inventory Systems) as CEO in January 1989. At that time, the Company
had just opened its fifth bookstore, and achieved retail sales of $17 million.
He and his team developed a plan to expand the Borders concept into America’s major
markets. Under his leadership, Borders Group floated a public stock offering in
May 1995, tracking on the New York Stock Exchange as BGP and eventually reaching
the Fortune 500. Since the public offering, the Company expanded throughout
the US and internationally, with stores in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia, as well as the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining Borders, Bob was President and CEO of Hickory Farms, Inc. and previous
to that was recruited as Vice President of Marketing - Little General Stores in
Tampa, Florida a division of General Host. Bob began his career with
Acme Markets, Inc. (American Stores) where he held several positions, ending as
Director of General Merchandise for the chain. From 1968-72, Bob served in
the U.S. Navy achieving the rank of Lieutenant. As an Aviator, he spent more than
three years in the Far East based at Atsugi, Japan, flying 250 missions throughout
the Far East, including 175 in the Viet Nam theatre.
Bob received his B.S. from Drexel Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. from the
Harvard Business School in 1968 and 1974.
Non Executive Chairman of the Board of the Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA)
Mr. Eck has been the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Ulta Salon, Cosmetics &
Fragrance, Inc. since October 2003. From November 1997 to September 2001, Mr. Eck
served as Chief Executive Officer and ha director of Coles Myer LTD Australia, one
of Australia's largest retailers. Prior to that, Mr. Eck served in various other
executive roles with Coles Myer, including as Chief Operating Officer and a director
from April 1997 to November 1997, Managing Director of Basic Needs from November
1996 to April 1997, and Managing Director of Supermarkets from May 1994 to November
Prior to 1994, Mr. Eck served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director
of The Vons Companies Inc., as the vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice
President of American Stores, Inc., as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American
Food and Drug, as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of American
Food and Drug, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Acme Markets, Inc.
He also served in executive roles of increasing responsibility Jewel Companies Inc.
In 2000, Mr. Eck was named the Astute Business Leader of the Year in Australia by
the Association of Chartered Accountants.
President and CEO of Securus, Inc
As President & CEO, Chris leads the Securus team in creating the vision and
execution plans to ensure that Securus’ products and services become the leader
in their markets. Prior to Securus, Chris led venture-backed Intervolve, Inc. as
Chairman & CEO through 6 years of high growth in the web and mobile (wireless)
supply chain industry. Chris is an award-winning CEO with deep entrepreneurial
and early stage high growth experience. He continuously creates winning teams and
companies through his leadership, communication, and motivation skills. Chris evangelizes
customer-centric products and creates a “can do” company culture, resulting in strong
customer referrals and a significant industry footprint.
Prior to Intervolve, Chris co-invented a biomechanical oily water separator to be
used in the maritime industry to prevent water pollution from bilge water. His invention
is integral to the shipping industry and is in many ships including cruise ships.
Chris contributes his expertise at local universities by guest lecturing, business
coaching, business plan judging and more.
Chris graduated from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, with
an MBA and from the United Stated Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York,
with a BS.
President and CEO of Micron Electronics LLC
As President and CEO of Micron Electronics, Mike has led Micron in developing a
global presence with distribution channel in Europe, North America, South America,
China, and Russia. Mike has been involved in the wireless M2M and GPS technology
from the very beginning, working at the forefront of developing and marketing cutting-edge
technical solutions and products for many years. He has intimate knowledge about
the latest M2M technology, the major players, and the products around the globe.
Combining acute sense of market needs and technical know-how, he is the original
thinker and creator of most of the PRIME products.
Prior to Micron, Mike was a talented computer programmer and software engineer,
Mike was one of the founders of The Radiance Group Ltd. A software company develops
the storage virtualization software to get the highest availability, fastest performance
and maximum utilization from online disks.
Mike has a BS in computer science and attended FAU (Florida Atlantic University)
Graduate School of engineering and computer science before joining The Radiance