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The Aidmatrix Board of Directors
Michael E. McGrath is the creator of DecideBetter! and the author of the upcoming book DecideBetter! for a Better Life. He is an experienced consultant, executive, entrepreneur, author and father who has studied and applied decision-making for more than 25 years. With DecideBetter!, he brings that experience to others through books, seminars, trainings, Web-based lessons and other media. Mr. McGrath has been a well-known business consultant for 25 years, teaching decision-making techniques and processes to executives in some of the world’s largest companies.
He created the PACE process for use in making decisions in new product development, which today is used by more than 1,000 companies globally. He has also applied his decision-making skills as a CEO. He retired as CEO and President of i2 Technologies on July 31, 2007, after leading the turnaround of i2 over the previous two years. In 1976, Mr. McGrath co-founded Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) and served as CEO until his retirement in July 2004. Prior to his retirement, PRTM grew to be one of the most successful management consulting firms in the world. Mr. McGrath currently serves on the board of directors of three corporations and four non-profit organizations. He has a B.S. in computer science from Boston College (’71) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School ('73).
Board Vice Chair
Mr. McCaffrey spent 5 years in financial services and 20 years in telecommunications. He served on the Board of Directors for Meals on Wheels and as the vice president of Fundraising and Marketing. He delivered meals for the organization for eight years. He was also a Big Brother and spoke for United Way Capital Campaigns. Mr. McCaffrey has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from St. Edward's University. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children and live in Luckenbach, Texas.
Board Treasurer, Finance/Operations/Compensation Committee Chair
Mr. Haney is CEO of Derse Exhibits in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Derse is a leader in face to face marketing specializing in exhibits, events and environments. Clientele include many of the Fortune 500 companies marketing their products and services globally. Mr. Haney has been with Derse for 30 years at all levels within the company, including the areas of Administration, Operations, Sales, and Marketing. He is also a member of The Executive Committee and has served on various Boards of Directors.
Mr. Shosid is a partner of the Dallas-based law firm, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP. His areas of expertise include corporate law; securities law; real estate; commercial lending; and energy. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings (both public and private placements), general corporate representations, partnerships, international transactions, entertainment law, franchise, lending, intellectual property and various real property and energy transactions.
Mr. Shosid received a bachelor's of business administration with highest honors from the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He was admitted to practice in Texas in 1987.
Mr. Shosid is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the Dallas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was selected as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He has presented on Buying and Growing Portfolio Companies in Today's Environment and Operating and Growing Private Equity Portfolio Companies. Additionally, he is the author of the article Director Oversight Liability, which was published in Texas Lawyer. His personal time is devoted to his wife, Nancy, and two children, Weston and Abby, while also coaching youth sports, boating, and jogging.
Nominations Committee Chair
Ms. Barnard is president and founder of Austin, Texas-based CxO Connections, an executive placement and consulting firm. CXO focuses on both interim and permanent executive placement, as well as venture-backed portfolio consulting. Throughout her career, Ms. Barnard has led the growth of multiple new business ventures and recruited exceptional human talent across a wide range of industries in companies that include both venture-backed startups and the Fortune 500. Her proven track record of identifying and capitalizing on new markets in high-growth environments, as well as leveraging corporate assets and improving bottom-line performance during difficult economic periods has been validated and time tested. Ms. Barnard is recognized by peers and associates across the globe for her strategic sales & execution abilities, her intense focus on customer service and client relationships, and her inherent people, management, and leadership skills. Prior to CxO, Noel spent two years as partner with Top Gun Ventures, a premier retained executive search firm and was responsible for launching the firms’ Austin office.
Previously, Ms. Barnard served as Chairman, CEO and President of HyPerformix, a leading IT performance management software and services company. Ms. Barnard was responsible for the successful turnaround of the company during the difficult 2000-2001 timeframe and credited with shifting the company’s business model from professional services to software and managed services. She and her team re-architected the company’s core simulation technology to a much easier-to-use, plug-and-play offering, resulting in the successful launch of the Integrated Performance Suite (IPS) and Capacity Manager. During her tenure as CEO, Ms. Barnard received Computerworld’s Computer Laureate Award for innovation in technology, Austin Business Journal’s “Rising Star” Award, and named one of Deloitte’s Fastest Growing Private Companies with revenues greater than $10M.
Previously, Ms. Barnard served as VP, Professional Services, IBM Tivoli; Managing Principal & National Practice Leader, IBM Global Services; SVP, Business Development, Snyder Communications; and SVP, Sales & Operations, The Sabre Group, a division of AMR, parent to American Airlines.
Ms. Barnard graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Office Education from Northwestern State University. She also serves on the Advisory Board of multiple technology companies across North America. Ms. Barnard and her husband, Dana, spend their time between their homes in Austin, Texas, and South Fork, Colorado.
Jeffrey F. Berg
Jeffrey Berg is retired Chief Operating Officer & Director Emeritus, PRTM Management Consultants (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). In nearly twenty five years with PRTM, Mr. Berg was responsible for leading hundreds of projects focused on the strategic definition and operational implementation of business processes for technology-based companies. His expertise spans manufacturing, supply-chain management, product development, IT, customer service & support. Mr. Berg spent three and a half years starting and building the firm's operations in Europe. He has also worked for clients in Asia and Canada. Prior to joining PRTM, he worked briefly for Xerox, Exxon, Andersen Consulting, and DuPont. He graduated from Cornell University where he obtained BS and MEng degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and a MBA from the Johnson School. Mr. Berg is a member of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS).
Mr. Bernard, CPA, CA, is Global Innovation Strategy & Services Leader for PepsiCo. He has Senior Finance and Information Technology experiences in Canada, USA, and UK. His specialties include: Innovation & Strategy, Finance, Chartered Accountant, Consulting, Information Technology, Business Intelligence and Insights Solutions.
Frank Brienzi is a Senior Vice President and General Manager, responsible for Oracle's Global financial services business unit. He has written several articles for major magazines including Forbes and InformationWeek and is a frequent speaker on outsourcing. Mr. Brienzi holds double majors in mathematics and management information systems from the University of Northern Colorado. An active member in United Way programs and Stonebriar Community Church, he is married with three boys and lives in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Clarke Caywood
Marketing and Development Committee Chair
Dr. Caywood is Professor of the Medill School of Journalism and a senior leader in the Marketing Communications Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He holds a joint doctorate in business and journalism-mass communications. Dr. Caywood helped create the internationally known Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate Program at Northwestern University. He was named by PRWeek as one of the most influential 100 PR people of the 20th century and one of the top 10 outstanding educators in 2000.
Mr. Chhabra is the President and CEO of MediVeda Solutions, Inc. and Claims-X-Change in Dallas, Texas. MediVeda Solutions provides innovative solutions for the Healthcare Value Chain focused on Electronic Medical Records and Revenue Cycle Management for Physicians and Claims Processing solutions for Third Party Administrators. Mr. Chhabra was a Senior Vice President at i2 Technologies, Inc. and the GM for the Supplier Relationship solutions business. He built and ran the Global Customer Support organization. He has been instrumental in various startups and continues to be an advisor to various companies. For the past 10 years, Mr. Chhabra has also served as a member of the Leaders in Innovation Board at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – one of the world leading Medical Research and Healthcare delivery organizations.
Brad Gross, CPA joined LGT in 1989. He spent three years as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service before entering public accounting in 1982. Brad provides proactive tax planning and tax compliance services for individual, corporate and partnership clients. He also counsels clients regarding estate, gift and business succession planning.
Mr. Humphries is owner of Strategic Introductions and director of Catapult Partners, a private equity group in Dallas. Having spent 35 years developing the Southwest territory for over 40 companies as a manufacturer's representative and business development principal, and having founded a successful manufacturer's rep firm in the semiconductor industry, he has served in that role through a top-down relational approach to key account penetration. His current company, Strategic Introductions, leverages his broad range of strategic business contacts throughout the Southwest and beyond for initial client introductions. Strong public speaking, presentation and interpersonal skills combined with a unique ability to quickly build trust and motivate people for positive corporate and personal results have resulted in a rewarding career. Mr. Humphries is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a Vietnam veteran. Other responsibilities include participation over the last twelve years as a SMU/COX School of Business MBA Associate Board member.
Governor Scott McCallum
Gov. McCallum, former Governor of Wisconsin, has more than 30 years of executive experience leading organizations in the private, non profit, and government sectors. He has taught Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been an Executive in Residence instructor for Northwestern University, has taught marketing at Sun Yat-Sen University and Hunan University in China. He teaches in the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has numerous publications, most recently a chapter in “Managing Technology to Meet your Mission”, and the article “How Technology is Transforming Disaster Relief”. He sits on several boards of directors. Gov. McCallum was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Gov. McCallum serves as President and CEO of The Aidmatrix Foundation, the leading global nonprofit that uses information technology to create efficiencies between donors and those in need. During his tenure, Aidmatrix has grown to globally transact $1.5 billion annually with operations on six continents and with over 35,000 end user organizations. Aidmatrix provides proven supply chain technology and internet information systems to connect donors and those in need. Rapidly becoming the global data standard for humanitarian work, Aidmatrix IT connects the private sector, government, and non profit organizations to achieve their missions more efficiently. Gov. McCallum and Aidmatrix have received the 21st Century Achievement Award for “visionary use of information technology to promote positive social economic and educational change” and has been called by Computerworld Magazine a “true hero of the information age.”
Ms. Mirshokrai is the Global Director of Leadership Development at Accenture. She is responsible for Accenture’s Leadership Development strategy, including succession planning. Work closely with Accenture’s C-Suite, including the CEO, COO, Board of Directors and Business Unit CEOs to establish leadership development priorities to align with our business priorities. Ms. Mirshokrai leads a global group of professionals in designing and implementing leadership programs that deliver results for Accenture. She has nearly twenty years of experience providing leadership in a variety of areas related to professional services including business processes, talent management, leadership development, succession planning and organizational and human capital strategy.
Ms. Mirshokrai is recognized by Leadership Excellence (Warren Bennis and Ken Blanchard publication) as top 100 leadership development practitioners. In 2011, Aon-Hewitt recognized specific practices as best in class and ranked Accenture #7 globally on a prestigious list of competitors which included nearly all of the Global 2000 companies in addition to other global players. For 2010 and 2011, BusinessWeek has recognized the leadership development practices of Accenture among the Top 10 Globally, and Fortune magazine ranked Accenture’s focus on Leadership Development among the best in class and among the Top 20 in a ranking that examined the F2000’s leadership development.
Ms. Moore has worked with various non-profits throughout her 25 years in Dallas, Texas. The last ten years have been devoted to the PLAN Fund providing micro-loans and business development services for low to moderate income entrepreneurs in Dallas. She was honored by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in 2007 with the Freedom Hero Award and by the 44th Annual SMU Women’s Symposium in 2009 with the Profiles in Leadership Award.
Shauna L. Osborne
Ms. Osborne is the Vice President, Practice Services at Innography, where she is responsible for worldwide sales and services. She has been in the IT Industry 20+ years. Hr experience is in software development, managed operations, business process re-engineering, strategic outsourcing, IT services and SW Sales.
David Rich is CEO at Revolution Analytics. His areas of expertise are in new business development, managing large scale global change programs and the preparation, transition, and management of outsourcing contracts. Among many roles at Accenture, his most recent role was the Global Managing Director at Accenture Analytics where he responsible for driving the company's investments in predictive analytics solutions.
Mr. Rich is a frequent contributor of quotes and bylined articles to BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other business publications, and has presented to C-level leadership forums including the World Customs Organization, SAS Global Forum, and Business Leader Conference in Brazil and Eastern Europe. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas, and enjoys spending time with his wife, eight children, and three grandchildren.
Samuel B. Smart, III
Mr. Smart retired from Accenture in 2002 with over 25 years of experience consulting to major Consumer Products, Energy and Electronics companies. His consulting experience focused on programs that delivered business results by applying a combination of program management, business process design, organization change, and practical applications of technology. Mr. Smart lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and also serves on the boards of Key School, The Learning Center and Courage and Renewal of North Texas.
Barbara D. Stinnett
Ms. Stinnett is Founder and CEO of Timmaron Partners, LLC. She is an operating executive with over 25 years of experience in enterprise and consumer markets and global P&L experience. She has managed start-ups to $4B businesses and is recognized for her customer centricity, leading change management, operational best practices, and innovation. She is known for creating and transitioning businesses from being product-oriented to value-added providers of global solutions, providing them with a competitive advantage in their markets.
Ms. Stinnett developed best practices while at Hewlett Packard and is recognized for her customer centric approach to doing business. She is a keynote speaker and advisor to several firms and has held various positions throughout her career including CEO, President, COO, CSO, and EVP in addition to founding her own firm.
Ms. Stinnett holds degrees in Computer Science and International Business from the University of Wisconsin, and is fluent in Japanese, Chinese, and French.
Mr. Theilken is consultant, coach and facilitator with Critical Path Strategies where he brings the sales, marketing, and general management expertise developed during his 30-year career. Mr. Theilken began his career as an IBM salesman. He advanced through the sales organization, ultimately leading a $1-billion sales and service organization. He subsequently launched and developed IBM's RISC/UNIX business in Asia Pacific. As a member of the senior management team at Acxiom, he led two industry business units, directed the Internet business initiatives, launched the customer data integration offering, and managed the InfoBase data and analytics business. As president and CEO of Fuego, he established the company as a leader in the emerging business process management market. Most recently, Mr. Theilken served as senior vice president and president of sales solutions with Dendrite International where he directed a business turnaround, managed and integrated an acquisition, and successfully packaged and positioned the company for sale. Since then, he has advised the boards and executive teams of several start-up companies. Mr. Theilken holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois.
Terry S. Thomas
Mr. Thomas is the VP/GM for PepsiCo’s Dollar and Convenience & Gas Channels with global responsibilities for 7-Eleven. He is responsible for generating over $2.5 billion in revenues as well as delivering profit and share results across the entire PepsiCo portfolio. Prior to this role, Mr. Thomas was the VP/GM for the Super Regional Customer Team with responsibilities for all PepsiCo brands within the Frito-Lay, Quaker, and Pepsi Cola North America divisions. He was responsible for delivering volume, profit and share across a $2.2 billion portfolio.
From 2001 through 2006, Mr. Thomas was the Region Vice-President for Frito-Lay, Inc. in the Midwest. In this role, he managed $2 Billion in retail sales, and led a team of more than 2,100 employees to deliver above plan net sales, profit, and share results. He also served as the Region Vice President Designate in the Southeast region for Frito-Lay. During his 17 year career, he has held a variety of General Manager, Sales, Marketing and Operations roles in a number of markets. Terry has previously worked for Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble.
Mr. Thomas received his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and his M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management. He is a former board of trustee member for Boy & Girls Club of Chicago, Life Direction, and the Grocery Manufacturers Association of the Midwest. He is also a life member of the Iota Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. Mr. Thomas enjoys golfing, running, and traveling. He is married with three children. Currently, he resides in Dallas, Texas.
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