William M. Cooke
Director, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Cooke was appointed as a member and chairman of our board of directors in October 2021. Mr. Cooke joined Taglich Brothers, Inc., a New York-based full-service brokerage firm that specializes in placing and investing in private equity transactions for small public companies, in 2012 and participates in sourcing, evaluating, and executing new investments as well as monitoring existing investments. Prior to joining Taglich Brothers, he was a Managing Director of Glenwood Capital LLC from 2010 to 2012, where he advised middle-market clients on capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. From 2001 to 2009, he sourced, evaluated and executed mezzanine transactions for The Gladstone Companies and BHC Interim Funding II, L.P. Before entering the private equity industry, Mr. Cooke served as a securities analyst primarily covering the automotive and industrial sectors for ABN AMRO Incorporated and McDonald and Company Securities, Inc. Bill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Board of DecisonPoint Systems, Inc., Unique Fabricating, Inc., Racing & Performance Holdings, LLC and a former member of the board of directors of APR, LLC.
President & CEO
Jim is an experienced sales and marketing professional who has managed and grown high-tech, SaaS sales organizations for over 20 years. At Relayware, he managed to double subscription revenue and triple the customer base in two years. Jim's most gratifying initiative is a partnership with ARC Industries to provide I/DD individuals with a training environment to learn hard and soft skills, with the intent to graduate and become productive members of the workforce.
Mr. Guttilla was appointed as a member of our board of directors on November 10, 2022. Mr. Guttilla serves as Financial Services Partner in Marcum LLP’s Saddle Brook, NJ office. Mr. Guttilla joined Marcum in 2022 via a merger with RotenbergMeril, where he served as a member of the firm’s management committee since 1988. Mr. Guttilla has more than 35 years of experience in both tax consulting and auditing for both public and private companies and his industry experience includes brokerage, private equity, foreign exchange trading, manufacturing, printing, hospitality, consumer products, real estate and professional services
Stanley P. Jaworski, Jr.
Mr. Jaworski was appointed as a member of our board of directors on June 22, 2023. In 2016, Mr. Jaworski founded Opus2 Ventures, LLC, a management advisory firm dedicated to assisting company boards, management and functional leadership in developing successful go-to-market strategies. He currently serves as President and Principal Advisor there. In 2014, Mr. Jaworski served as Vice President Global Marketing for the Comodo Group, a cyber security company. Prior to Comodo, Mr. Jaworski served as Vice President, Americas Marketing for Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) from 2009 until May 2014. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Jaworski was Chief Marketing Officer of VBrick Systems, Inc., which provides enterprise video streaming solutions. From 2005 to 2007, he was Vice President, Worldwide Channel Marketing, at NetApp, Inc., a data storage and management company. Prior to NetApp, Mr. Jaworski was at Symbol Technologies, Inc. (now Zebra Technologies) from 1986 to 2005 where he served in various areas of senior executive responsibility including Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Channels and Alliances and Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. Mr. Jaworski has also served as the Chairman of the board of DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:DPSI) since 2016 and as a director since 2014. We believe Mr. Jaworski is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his experience as a board chair and in executive leadership positions in the data storage and data management industries.
Mr. Kahn was appointed as a member of our board of directors on October 5, 2017. Mr. Kahn has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (“Bridgeline”), a web content management solutions provider, since May 2016. Mr. Kahn previously served as Co-Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridgeline from December 2015 to May 2016, and as Chief Operating Officer from August 2015 to May 2016. From 2008 to September 2016, Mr. Kahn was a partner at Great Land Holdings, a resort development company. Mr. Kahn received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Seid was appointed as a member of our board of directors on June 22, 2023. Starting in 2013, Mr. Seid has served as Chief Executive Officer of RST Automation, a maker of hospital robotic devices which was established 2004. For the past eighteen years he has been President of Strategic Data Marketing, a research and data collection company. He has also founded, bought and/or sold over twenty companies in Asia, Europe, North, and South America. Mr. Seid graduated from Queen’s College, a division of the City University of New York, in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Since 2010, Mr. Seid has served on the board of directors of BioVentrix, a privately held medical device company, and since 2014, he has served on the board of directors of BGSF Inc. (NYSE:BGSF), a workforce solutions company. Mr. Seid has held numerous other board of directors and consulting positions. We believe that Mr. Seid should serve as a member of the Board due to his extensive experience growing diverse businesses.
Michael N. Taglich
Mr. Taglich is an accomplished investor with more than two decades of experience serving on the Boards of small-cap companies, both public and private. He is the President of Taglich Brothers, Inc., a NY based broker dealer.