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Management Team

We have assembled an experienced team of industry leaders who understand the market place, our customers, and what it takes to operate a successful company.

Dave Maquera

CEO and President

Dave Maquera brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Clearwire, where he led corporate initiatives that produced strategic partnerships and funding opportunities. Mr. Maquera established Clearwire as a co-founder in the largest global partnership for 4G smartphone/device technology ecosystems in the industry, with a combined wireless customer base of over one billion people. Prior to that, he was Vice President of strategic development for Cricket Communications/Leap Wireless, Inc., where he was instrumental in driving the growth of its broadband wireless market. As an Associate with McKinsey & Company, Mr. Maquera was responsible for strategic analysis and planning for senior management. He also served for ten years in the United States Navy, where he was an aviator and Desert Storm combat veteran, and served as a Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Joint Warfare and Combat Flight Operations. Mr. Maquera holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard.

Thalia R. Gietzen

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Gietzen brings over 15 years of senior-level financial management experience within the technology industry to her position as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mrs. Gietzen was the CFO at Vycera Communications, a $20 million telecommunications company. Mrs. Gietzen has also served as CFO at Communications Telesystems International, a telecom company that went from a start-up to over $100 million dollars in annual revenue during her two-year tenure. Mrs. Gietzen started her professional career in public accounting at Grant Thornton and continues to be a licensed CPA. Mrs. Gietzen graduated Cum Laude from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

Bob Crowe

Vice President, Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Crowe brings over 20 years of development and management experience to his position leading all technical functions for the company. Mr. Crowe is one of the pioneers of content filtering, having worked in this market since the early 1990's. From 1992-2000, Mr. Crowe was a co-founder of and Vice President of Engineering at Internet Products, then a leading provider of award-winning turnkey Internet servers which was sold to St. Bernard Software in 2001. This acquisition became the technology platform upon which the company's secure web gateway is based.

Ian Thompson

Vice President, Technical Operations

Mr. Thompson brings 20 years of technical support, customer service and operations management experience to the company. Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Central Services at technology company Mitchell International, where he led the organization to multiple national awards for technical support and service. Mr. Thompson also centralized customer service and order processing operations for catalog sales company Maintenance Warehouse, which was subsequently purchased by The Home Depot. He has held management positions at Continental Airlines, The Automobile Club of Southern California and the Institute for International Research, and has spoken on the topic of technical support operations at numerous industry conferences. He received his degree in education from Loughborough University of Technology in England.


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