Board of Directors
Robert A. Degan, Director
Robert has served as CEO and Director of several technology companies. He was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summa Four, which merged with Cisco Systems. He also served as President, CEO and Director Tylink Corporation, Amnet, Inc. Data Switch Corporation and other leading technology companies. Robert is currently a director of Metrobility Optical Systems, Flexi International Software, Overland Data, Abacus America, and Caminosoft Corporation. Early in his career he served on the research staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Paul DeLacey, Director
Paul served as President and CEO of Prodigy which he helped acquire from IBM and Sears in 1996. He led the transition from a proprietary online service provider to a full Internet based service offering and oversaw the development and introduction of Prodigy Internet. Paul is credited with Prodigy's financial turnaround and successful IPO. Subsequently, the business was sold to SBC. Previously, Paul served as President and CEO of International Wireless and COO of Boston Technology. He spent twenty years at Honeywell, the last several in executive positions. Mr. DeLacey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Entaire Global, and the Executive Board of Gazelle TechVentures.
Todd Hasselbeck, Director
Todd served as President and CEO of Common Voices from 2005 to 2009, when he joined the founders to lead the company from its development stage to commercial success. Prior to this, he served as an executive for Cisco Systems, where he had responsibility for sales, customer support and product strategy at Verizon, Verizon Wireless and Genuity. He also played a key role in establishing Cisco's Service Provider partnering program for third party software companies. Earlier, Todd was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service for Summa Four, a leading switching supplier which merged with Cisco in 1998. As Vice President of International Sales for Boston Technology, he joined the company when it had only three US customers and $35 million in revenues. Throughout the 1980's Todd held sales management and general management roles at Alcatel NV, building data networking businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Todd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
Don Picard, Chief Executive Officer
Don has more than 25 years experience designing, developing and deploying telecom software applications. He was the fifth employee of Boston Technology, Inc., where he worked for 11 years as Systems Architect. In this role, he was responsible for the overall technical direction of the company's products, as well as serving as technical lead and consultant for major customer accounts. He is an inventor on many patents in the fields of distributed voice messaging, voice applications systems and systems bridging traditional telecom applications with the Internet. As the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Informio, Inc., he architected and deployed a nation-wide network of carrier-class VoiceXML platforms. He was also the architect of Informio's VoiceXML applications, including SpeedMail, a VoiceXML and WAP application for telephony access to enterprise messaging systems. He is a graduate of Cornell University.
José J. Capó, Director
José served as Principal Software Engineer and Manager of the VoiceXML Browser Group at Informio, Inc., which was responsible for the development of Informio's VoiceXML gateway. He was an active member of the W3C Voice Browser Working Group, which set the standard for VoiceXML, as well as the future direction for the standard. He also contributed to the development of Informio SpeedMail, a VoiceXML and WAP application for telephony access to enterprise messaging systems. In addition, he served in such capacities as Principal Software Engineer and Manager of Software Engineering at LHS Priority Call, Inc. and Research Scientist at Boston Technology, Inc. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Andy has been a telecommunications innovator for 25 years. He is the founder and CEO of Acme Packet, the world's leading supplier of Session Border Controllers, an essential element for Quality of Service (QoS) in VoIP networks. Andy was previously the founder, CEO, and Chairman of Priority Call Management, a Boston-based company that produced network-based solutions for prepaid calling, enhanced messaging, and one number services. He managed the successful acquisition of PCM by the LHS Group in 1999.
Carol has more than 30 years of experience in the financial management of leading technology companies. She was most recently the CFO of SolidWorks, a developer of 3D mechanical design software where her responsibilities included strategic planning, financial reporting and mergers and acquisitions. Carol also served as CFO of LTX Corporation, a $200 million public company in the semiconductor test equipment industry. She was CFO of Boston Technology, Inc., where she played a key role in the financial negotiations to merge with Comverse Network Systems resulting in an outstanding return to BT's investors. Earlier in her career, Carol worked at KPMG Peat Marwick as a senior audit manager