Board of Directors
G.S. Beckwith Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert has continued to serve as the Company's Chairman of the Board since his election in 1997. Mr. Gilbert was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October of 1998 and served as such until his retirement from that post on February 1, 2003. Mr. Gilbert is President and Chief Executive Officer of Field Point Capital Management Company, a merchant-banking firm, a position he has held since 1988. Mr. Gilbert is also Chairman Emeritus and a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School, a Director of the Yale Cancer Center, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Gilbert's current service as Chairman of the Board of the Company and prior service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as his prior board and executive management experience, allow him to provide in-depth knowledge of the Company and other valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
James T. Barry
Mr. Barry was named President of the Company on April 14, 2003 and Chief Executive Officer on February 1, 2003. Since Mr. Barry joined the Company in 1998, he has held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Executive Vice President. Mr. Barry has also been a Director of the Company since 2000. From 1989 to 1998, he was with DIANON Systems, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to DIANON, Mr. Barry was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Barry's knowledge of the Company through his service as a Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
Peter L. Bloom
Mr. Bloom has been a Director of the Company since December 10, 2009. Mr. Bloom is currently an Advisory Director at General Atlantic, where he has worked since 1996. As a Managing Director at General Atlantic, he was responsible for technology due diligence on prospective investments and assistance to the CEO and senior management teams of portfolio companies on technology strategy and guidance on emerging technology trends. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Bloom spent thirteen years at Salomon Brothers in a variety of roles in both technology and fixed income sales and trading. He received the Carnegie Mellon/AMS Achievement Award in Managing Information Technology for his work managing the technology implementation of a new distributed computing architecture that supported the company's global business operations. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a B.A. in Computer Studies and Economics. He is a member of Business Executives for National Security and an Associate Founder of Singularity University. He is also a member of the FCC Technical Advisory Council. He is currently the Chairman of DonorsChoose, which was named the most innovative charity in America by Stanford Business School and Amazon. Mr. Bloom is also the co-founder and Chairman of Peak Rescue Institute. He is a member of the board of The Food Bank for New York City and the Cancer Research Institute and the Connected Warrior Foundation. Mr. Bloom's knowledge of the Company through his service as a Director of the Company, as well as his executive management and business experience and technology expertise, allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
Kurt J. Ekert
Mr. Ekert has been a Director of the Company since September 10, 2009. Mr. Ekert is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Travelport Worldwide Ltd, and has held this position since 2010, which includes global responsibility for sales, customer engagement, product, marketing, pricing, supplier services/content, and operations. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Ekert was Chief Operating Officer, GTA by Travelport, a global, multi-channel travel intermediary focused on hotels and travel services. Prior to joining GTA, he was Senior Vice President, Travelport Supplier Services, where he oversaw supplier sales, strategy, and content for the Travelport Americas business and consumer groups including Galileo and Orbitz Worldwide. At Travelport, he also has held the positions of Group Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and Chief Operating Officer, Travelport/Orbitz for Business. Prior to joining Travelport, Mr. Ekert's experience in the travel industry included a number of senior finance roles at Continental Airlines. Before Continental, he spent four years as an active duty U.S. Army officer. Mr. Ekert received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Ekert's knowledge of the Company through his service as a Director of the Company, as well as his executive management and business experience in the travel industry, allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
Paul L. Graziani
Mr. Graziani has been a Director of the Company since 1997 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Analytical Graphics, Inc. ("AGI"), a leading producer of commercially available analysis and visualization software for the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities, a position he has held since January 1989. Until March 2009, he also served as AGI's President. In recent times, Mr. Graziani has been recognized as "CEO of the Year" by the Philadelphia region's Eastern Technology Council and the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry; "Entrepreneur of the Year" regional winner by Ernst & Young; and "Businessman of the Year" by the local Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation ("USGIF") and Federation of Galaxy Explorers ("FOGE"), and is a member of the board of governors of the Civil Air Patrol ("CAP"). He is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ("AIAA") and has formerly served on the advisory board for Penn State Great Valley. After fulfilling his board tenure, he was recently elected to the honorary position of Life Director of The Space Foundation. In 2009 AGI was named a "Top Small Workplace" by the Wall Street Journal and the non-profit organization Winning Workplaces. Mr. Graziani's knowledge of the Company through his service as a Director of the Company, as well as his experience as CEO of a software company, allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
John R. Keller
Mr. Keller serves as Executive Vice President of the Company, a position he has held since the Company's inception in 1967 as one of the co-founders. Mr. Keller has also been a Director of the Company since 1997. Mr. Keller received his bachelor's and master degrees in electrical engineering from New York University in 1960 and 1962, respectively. Mr. Keller's knowledge of the Company through his service as a Director and Executive Vice President of the Company allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board. Ronald V. Rose Mr. Rose has been a Director of the Company since December 17, 2014. Mr. Rose now serves as the Vice Chairman, and was formerly CEO, of Decisyon, Inc., a company which accelerates business process improvement through collaborative business intelligence technologies. Prior to Decisyon, Mr. Rose served as Senior Vice President of Dell.com at Dell Inc., where he ran a multi-billion dollar B2B business unit. Prior to Dell, Mr. Rose served as Chief Information Officer of Priceline.com for eleven years during which time the company successfully made the transition from a pre-IPO startup to a multi-billion dollar global travel company. Mr. Rose began his career at Delta Air Lines focusing on transaction systems. Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and the University of Aberdeen Scotland. Mr. Rose received a Masters of Science in Information Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Rose is a private pilot. Mr. Rose's experience as CEO of a software company in the data analytics and collaborative decision making technology sector allow him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.
Robert M. Stafford
Mr. Stafford has been a Director of the Company since June 12, 2013. Mr. Stafford is currently the Chairman and CEO of Stafford Capital Management, where he has worked since 1986, and the Managing Partner of Pacific Management Ltd., where he has also worked since 1986. Mr. Stafford received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1963 and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1968. Mr. Stafford's extensive financial experience allows him to bring valuable insight and knowledge to the Board.