Mr. David Weild IV is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Weild & Co., a New York based investment bank. He is the World’s foremost expert on how stock market structure that impacts public companies and capital formation. He was Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and is known for work that inspired a movement in Washington to examine how equity market structure changes can increase the rate of capital formation, entrepreneurship, innovation and quality job creation. As a result of Weild’s studies, he is referred to as “The father of the JOBS Act.” This Act laid the groundwork for equity crowdfunding, new types of private placements and initial public offerings. It inspired an ongoing bipartisan legislative and policy movement (JOBS Act 2.0 and JOBS Act 3.0) that continues in Washington and at the SEC. Previously, Mr. Weild ran a leading investment bank and equity capital markets group where he priced over one thousand public equity offerings including the first public offering for Blackrock, the IPOs for Nvidea and Chesapeake Energy and an early offering for Celgene. Mr. Weild is also Chairman Emeritus of Tuesday’s Children, the noted charity founded in the wake of 9/11 that under his leadership has made its programs available to support US military widows and orphans. David holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a BA from Wesleyan University. He studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales and The Stockholm School of Economics. David holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.
Mr. Jolly brings extensive board experience to the Company. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Football League Former Players Association (the "NFLFPA") in Washington, D.C., and also served as a member of the NFLFPA board various years from 1999 to present. Since 2006, Mr. Jolly has served as a Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation in Washington, DC, an organization that provides grants to former National Football League ("NFL") players in need, as well as develops programs to assist players as they transition to outside careers once their respective NFL careers conclude. He has also served as a President and Director with multiple NFL chapter organizations, and is actively involved in promoting the health and wellness for all retired NFL players. Mr. Jolly played 2 years in the NFL and was a two-time special teams player of the year for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1984-1985 seasons.
Terry Clontz Chief Advisor to Board of Directors
Mr. Clontz is a 44-year veteran in the global telecommunications industry. He currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of StarHub Ltd., Singapore’s second largest telecom company and previously served as StarHub’s Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2009. From December 1995 through December 1998, Mr. Clontz served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of IPC Information Systems. Prior to that, Mr. Clontz worked at BellSouth International, joining in 1987 and holding various senior executive positions, serving the last three years as President, Asia-Pacific. He also served as a board member for Jasper Technologies until it was sold to Cisco Systems in February 2016, and is a current board member of Century Link (NYSE: CTL) Mr. Clontz also maintains various other board affiliations with private telecom and technology companies in Southeast Asia and the United States.
Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he founded the Center on the Economics of the Internet. He is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and president of FurchtgottRoth Economic Enterprises, an economic consulting firm. He is a co-founder of Utilicom Advisors. He co-founded a wireless company and has consulted to scores of businesses. He is the author or coauthor of four books and over 50 professional papers and journal articles. His scores of op-eds and columns have been widely published. He is a member of the Legal Policy Advisory Board for the Washington Legal Foundation. Dr. Furchtgott-Roth received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and an S.B. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Cooper served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (U.S. DOC) from June 2014 to January 2017. In this role, Mr. Cooper served as the U.S. DOC principal adviser on information technology (IT) issues across the department's twelve bureaus. He also held the title of Senior Accountable Official for Cyber-security and chaired the U.S. DOC CIO Council. Prior to joining the U.S. DOC, Mr. Cooper served as the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Information Services and CIO. In February 2003, Cooper was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Cooper was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and served as Senior Director for Information Integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. Mr. Cooper also has more than 20 years of private sector experience, including service as Senior Vice President and CIO of the American Red Cross, where, most notably, he helped start the first-ever National Call Center to provide emergency financial assistance during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Cooper received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. Mr. Cooper is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Huffman is the principal and owner of A. Huffman Associates, LLC, an IT consulting and sourcing firm based in Houston, Texas. He was the previously Chief Information Officer for Halliburton Company (Halliburton), the global oilfield services firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of its worldwide IT operations. Mr. Huffman also held the same position at Air Liquide S.A., a multinational industrial gasses company based in Paris, France, where he had responsibility for all international IT operations. In addition to his high tech background, Mr. Huffman has held a number of executive management positions with Halliburton and Schlumberger Limited. Mr. Huffman is a veteran of the United States Navy.
Mr. Aber spent approximately thirty years with the Nasdaq Stock Market ("NASDAQ") and the National Association of Securities Dealers (the predecessor regulatory organization to FINRA), serving in various roles including Executive Director and Senior Vice President of NASDAQ's Corporate Client Group; Senior Vice President, Regulations and Controls Group; and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (NASDAQ).