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Lior Tal
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Lior Tal

CEO & Chairman of the Board
Previously: Director of international growth and partnerships at Facebook, co-founder and VP of business development at Snaptu (acquired by Facebook), partner at Barzam, Tal, Lerer Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys. Held leadership roles at Actimize (acquired by NICE), DiskSites (acquired by EMC), Odigo (acquired by Comverse).
Don Alvarez
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Don Alvarez

CFO
Previously: VP of Finance of the International Council of Shopping Centers, VP of Finance of QuVa Pharma, Inc., National managing partner, COO and CFO of Tatum, a Randstad Company. Has held several other senior financial and operational roles in both private and public companies.
Marc Brown
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Marc Brown

VP of Human Resources
Previously: Chief People Officer of Zovio, Head of HR, Communications and Facilities at Provide Commerce. Has held various VP- and Director-level roles at PETCO, Encore Capital, UnitedHealthcare, and Best Buy.
Biao Ma
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Biao Ma

VP of Engineering
Previously: Software architect for autonomous driving and senior software engineer at Baidu, software engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. MS Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon.
Ben Landen
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Ben Landen

VP of Business Development
Previously: Head of Product & BD at DeepScale (acquired by Tesla), managed $100M automotive semiconductor product line as Senior Business Manager of Maxim Integrated. MBA at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and BS Electrical Engineering at California Polytechnic University SLO.
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Board Members

Karen Macleod
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Karen Macleod

Independent Director
Currently: Market Leader Interim Solutions of Korn Ferry. Previously: CEO of the Arete Group. Board member FWA of New York, member and chair of Track Group Inc.'s audit committee. President of Tatum, Randstand Holdings NV Company, president of Resources Connection, Inc. North America. BOD member Resources Connection, Inc., audit committee of FWA.
Colleen Cunningham
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Colleen Cunningham

Independent Director
Previously: Member of board of AICPA, SVP Controller of Zoetis, Inc., Global Managing Director RGP, CEO of Financial Executives International, CFO Havas Advertising, Chief Accounting Officer AT&T. Prior member of FASB Advisory Committee (FASAC) and IASB Advisory Committee (IASC).
James McDonnell
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James McDonnell

Independent Director
Currently: SVP of Sales & Marketing at Vispero. Previously: VP of ventas excellence HSM and Commercial Excellence for HSF at Honeywell, SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Intermec, and held several senior roles at Hewlett-Packard over more
than 26 years. Prior member of Astek's board.
Lior Tal
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Lior Tal

CEO & Chairman of the Board
Previously: Director of international growth and partnerships at Facebook, co-founder and VP of business development at Snaptu (acquired by Facebook), partner at Barzam, Tal, Lerer Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys. Held leadership roles at Actimize (acquired by NICE), DiskSites (acquired by EMC), Odigo (acquired by Comverse).
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Don Alvarez

Director
Previously: VP of Finance of the International Council of Shopping Centers, VP of Finance of QuVa Pharma, Inc., National managing partner, COO and CFO of Tatum, a Randstad Company. Has held several other senior financial and operational roles in both private and public companies.
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