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.
Kurt J. Ekert
Mr. Ekert has been a Director of the Company since September 10, 2009, and became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world’s leading business travel management company, in 2016. Prior to CWT, Mr. Ekert served as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Travelport Worldwide Ltd, from 2010 to 2016, where he held global responsibility for sales, customer engagement, product, marketing, pricing, supplier services/content, and operations. He led the operational turnaround of Travelport to enable evolution from distressed private equity and hedge fund ownership to a successful IPO. 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 Orbitz Worldwide and Galileo. At Travelport, he also held the positions of Group Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and Chief Operating Officer, Travelport/Orbitz for Business. Prior to Travelport, Mr. Ekert held a number of senior finance roles at Continental Airlines, and also 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 serves as an advisor to Freebird and previously served on the board of eNett International. 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 both travel and technology 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.
Richard L. Haver
Mr. Haver has been a Director of the Company since October 8, 2010. Mr. Haver retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation in December 2010 following 10 years of service with Northrop and the TRW component acquired by Northrop in 2002. His position at Northrop Grumman was Vice President for Intelligence Programs. He earned a B.A. degree in History from Johns Hopkins University in 1967. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1973. In 1973, Mr. Haver became a civilian intelligence analyst in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems branch at the Naval Intelligence Support Center. In 1976, he was selected as a department head at the Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office (“NFOIO”), and the next year became the Technical Director of the Naval Ocean Surveillance Information Center. He subsequently held the senior civilian position at NFOIO, serving as Technical Director until assuming the position of Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in 1981. He was selected as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence in June 1985, a position he held until 1989. Mr. Haver was selected by Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney in July 1989 to the position of Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Policy. From 1992 to 1995, he served as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs. In 1998, he assumed the duties of Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council and Deputy to the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production. In 1999, Mr. Haver joined TRW as Vice President and Director, Intelligence Programs. He led business development and marketing activities in the intelligence market area for their Systems & Information Technology Group. He also served as liaison to the group’s strategic and tactical C3 business units, as well as TRW’s Telecommunications and Space & Electronics groups. Mr. Haver was selected by Vice President Cheney to head the Administration’s Transition Team for Intelligence and then selected by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He returned to the private sector in 2003. Mr. Haver is now consulting to both government and private industry associated with the National Security and Intelligence fields, as well as volunteer work, and service on various boards and panels. Mr. Haver’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 intelligence field, 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.
Michael P. Schumaecker
Mr. Schumaecker has been a Director of the Company since June 9, 2017. Mr. Schumaecker is a retired partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm which focuses on the aviation, technology, energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and travel & hospitality sectors. Mr. Schumaecker was a member of the law firm’s Managing Board for over six years and the leader of the law firm’s Finance practice group for over 10 years, a group that included the firm’s Banking, Derivatives, Energy & Infrastructure Projects, Trade Finance and Transportation Finance practices. He has extensive experience in complex cross-border asset-based financings, trade finance, and infrastructure projects, particularly in the aviation and energy industries. Mr. Schumaecker has over 30 years of experience acting as counsel to airlines and lenders in both financial and commercial matters, including aircraft purchases and sales, operating and finance leases, pre-delivery payment financing, receivables financings, airport modernization projects, ticket clearance systems, fleet replacements, joint ventures, debt restructurings and insolvency proceedings. Mr. Schumaecker received a B.A. from Georgetown University and then served as an officer in the U.S. Army. After military service, he earned his J.D. (cum laude) from Brooklyn Law School where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He then attended New York University School of Law where he received an LL.M. (corporate law). Mr. Schumaecker’s extensive financial and legal experience, specifically in the aviation industry allows 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.