Board of Directors
Marvin S. RosenCo-founder and Chairman
Mr. Rosen co-founded the Company in 1997. He has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since November 2004, Chairman of our Executive Committee since September 1999, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from December 1998 to November 2004 and has been a member of our Board since March 1998.
He served as our Chief Executive Officer from April 2000 until March 2006. Mr. Rosen was Finance Chairman for the Democratic National Committee from September 1995 until January 1997.
Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial and Terremark Worldwide, Inc. and previously was Budget and Finance Chairman for the Summit of the Americas and Chairman ofthe Florida Housing Finance Agency.
Mr. Rosen is also a managing director with Diamond Edge Capital Partners, L.L.C. Mr.Rosen's son, Matthew, is our current Chief Executive Officer, and serves on our Board of Directors.
Matthew D. RosenChief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Rosen previously held various management positions including President of the Northwest and New England Operations for Expanets, an integrated network communications service provider that grew from $150 million to $1.3 billion during his tenure.
Prior to that, he was Corporate Director of Operations for Oxford Health Plans, a $4 billion health care company, where he worked on developing and executing turnaround strategies. Prior to his role as Corporate Director of Operations, Mr. Rosen held an executive position in a start-up healthcare technology subsidiary of Oxford where he was an integral part in developing strategy and building its sales, finance and operations departments. Prior to Oxford, Mr. Rosen was an investment banker in Merrill Lynch's corporate finance department.
Philip D. TuritsCo-founder, Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Turits co-founded the Company in 1997 and has served on our Board since then, as our Secretary since October 1997, Treasurer since March 1998, and Vice Chairman from March 1998 to December 1998.
From September 1991 to February 1996, Mr. Turits served as Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer of Larry Stuart, Ltd., a consumer products company.
Prior to 1991 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Chemical Company.
Michael J. Del Giudice
Mr. Del Giudice is a Senior Managing Director of Millennium Credit Markets LLC and Senior Managing Director of MCM Securities LLC, both of which he co-founded in 1996. Michael J. Del Giudice also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Capital Energy Investments LLC, founded in April 2003.
Mr. Del Giudice is a Member of the Board of Directors of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., and is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and a Member of its Planning and Executive Compensation Committee.
He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble, Inc., and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association. He also serves as Chairman of the Governor's Committee on Scholastic Achievement. Mr. Del Giudice was a General Partner and Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC from 1985 to 1995.
From 1983 to 1985, Mr. Del Giudice was Chief of Staff to New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He served from 1979 to 1981 as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Hugh L. Carey and from 1975 to 1979 as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Assembly.
Mr. Rosen is the Chief Executive Officer of several commercial and residential real estate firms. His business interests include investments in healthcare, cosmetics and telecommunications.
Mr. Rosen is the President of a major philanthropic agency with strong relationships in emerging markets worldwide. He is very active in government and political affairs, has served on numerous presidential commissions and delegations, and has personal relationships with the leaders of numerous countries throughout the world.
Mr. Blum is the former Senior Partner of the Florida Region of Marcum LLP (formerly Marcum Rachlin).
He was formerly the Managing Partner of Rachlin LLP for 18 years, directing the firm's growth to its position as Florida's largest independent accounting and business advisory firm.
Mr. Blum also served as a litigation advisor and is a member of the Florida Bar.
Paul C. O'Brien
Since January 1995 Mr. O'Brien has served as the President of The O'Brien Group, Inc., a consulting and investment firm. From February 1988 until December 1994, he was the President and Chairman of New England Telephone (a subsidiary of NYNEX), a telecommunications company.
Mr. O'Brien also serves on the Board of Directors for Cambridge NeuroScience, Inc., Merlot Communications, Renaissance Worldwide, Inc., Mangosoft, Inc., Essential.com, eYak.com, Spike Technologies, and Mind Grow (formerly Interactive Education).
Mr. Rubin is President of the Rubin Group, a consulting firm providing full service lobbying and marketing services to clients and representing them before local governments, as well as Florida's Legislative and Executive Branches of State Government.
He was formerly Assistant Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer of the State of Florida, where he was directly responsible for all activities of the Florida State Board of Administration and its management of the investment of Florida's pension funds.
Mr. Rubin also serves as an advisor to many large companies, primarily advising health care companies doing business in Florida.