Board of Directors

David Solomont Chairman of the Board

Mr. Solomont has over 40 years’ experience in the information technology, interactive media and software industries. He is an active investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies and was the founder of CommonAngels in Boston, one of the first institutionalized angel groups in the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tufts University and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School. He is a founding Trustee and past Chairman of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council and previously served on the Information Technology Committee at the Museum of Science, Boston and as an Advisor to the Internet Working Group at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Bill Bachrach Director

Dr. Bachrach was most recently Senior Vice President, MTS Sensors Division. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer of ROAM Data, a leading mobile applications, hardware and payment gateway service provider and as the President of Murata Power Solutions, a $180 million supplier of board mounted power and power electronics. Prior to that, Dr. Bachrach held various management and business leadership positions with WAY Systems, KEMET Electronics Corporation, InphoMatch and the General Electric Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Ph.D. and M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University, and an M.S. in the Management of Technology from MIT’s Sloan School.

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Shelley Berkley Director

Ms. Berkley is CEO and Senior Provost for Touro University (Nevada) Western Division, in this role, she oversees two of the fastest-growing medical schools in the western United States. Prior to joining Touro, Shelley served the State of Nevada in the United States House of Representatives from 1998 to 2013. She was the first woman to serve the District and held the position for seven terms, serving on the Transportation, Small Business, Veterans Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means Committees. Prior to serving in Congress, Shelley served in the Nevada State Legislature, and was twice elected to the Nevada State Board of Regents, serving from 1990 to 1998. She has also been an attorney for the Nevada State Commerce Department, in-house counsel for Southwest Gas Corporation, and was Vice President for Government and Legal Affairs for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Gary Herman Director

Mr. Herman is a seasoned investor with many years of investment and advisory experience. Since 2005, he has managed Strategic Turnaround Equity Partners, LP (Cayman), and is a registered representative with Arcadia Securities LLC, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer based in New York.  He has also been a managing member of Abacoa Capital Management, LLC, focusing on Global-Macro investment strategy. Prior to that, he was an investment banker with Burnham Securities, Inc., and had been a managing partner of Kingshill Group, Inc., a multinational merchant banking and financial firm. Mr. Herman has both public and private company board experience and presently sits in the boards of XS Financial, Inc., and Diagnostic Lab Corporation, Inc. Recently he has worked with Frank Stronach, the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Magna International, Ltd, one of the world’s largest automotive OEM suppliers. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University at Albany, with minors in Business and Music.

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