Eli Oxenhorn is a private investor in emerging-growth technology companies and has served as an adviser to Wheatley Partners. From 1984 to 1994, Mr. Oxenhorn served as Chairman and CEO of Cheyenne Software, Inc., which he built into a billion-dollar industry leader in providing backup and archiving solutions for networked computers. Mr. Oxenhorn has also held several senior management positions at Gates/FA, including Chairman of the Board from 1987 to 1989. From 1974 to 1983, Mr. Oxenhorn held various senior technology positions at Warner Communications. Mr. Oxenhorn is a director of CertPoint Systems, Inc. Mr. Oxenhorn has been Director of the Company since November, 2009, and his term as a Director of the Company expires in 2014.
Alan W. Kaufman
Alan W. Kaufman is an experienced technology executive with over thirty five years of experience in the computer and software industries. He was a director of Appfluent Technologies from October 2002 to May 2009. He was a director of NetIQ Corporation from August 1997 until its merger with Attachment Corporation in August 2006. Mr. Kaufman served as a director of QueryObject Systems Corp. from October 1997 to March 2002. He also served as QueryObject Systems' Chairman of the Board from May 1998 to October 1999, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 to December 1998, when he retired. From December 1996 to October 1997, Mr. Kaufman was an independent consultant. From April 1986 to December 1996, Mr. Kaufman held various positions at Cheyenne Software. Mr. Kaufman was the founding president of, and was on the Board of Directors of, the New York Software Industry Association. He is on the Advisory Board of the CUNY (City University of New York) Institute for Software Design and Development. Mr. Kaufman holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Tufts University. Mr. Kaufman has been a director of the Company since May 2005, and his term as a Director of the Company expires in 2015.
Barry Rubenstein is a general partner of Wheatley Partners. Mr. Rubenstein has been investing in technology companies since 1976 and was a founder or founding consultant to several, including Applied Digital Data Systems, Inc., Scan Source, Novell, Inc., and Cheyenne Software, Inc., where he served as chairman and CEO. Mr. Rubenstein is serving or has served on the boards of USWeb, Picazo Communications, FatWire, CertPoint Systems, Inc., Broadcastr.com, and other technology companies. He holds a Master's in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from New York University. Mr. Rubenstein was a director of a predecessor of the Company from February 2000 through August 2001, Chairman of the predecessor from July 2000, through August, 2000, and President of the predecessor from February 2000 through July 2000. Mr. Rubenstein has been a Director of the Company since November, 2009, and his term as a Director of the Company expires in 2013.
Irwin Lieber is a general partner and co-founder of Wheatley Partners and Chairman of GeoCapital LLC. Mr. Lieber formed GeoCapital, an investment management company focused on small capitalization companies in a variety of industries, including technology, in 1979. Mr. Lieber was also a founding General Partner of GeoCapital Ventures, a fund investing in information services and software companies. He currently serves, or previously has served, on the Boards of Merlot Communications, Softlink, Evoke Software, Band Digital, Cheyenne Software, Seniors 4 Living, Inc., Tried Systems, Inc., CertPoint Systems, Inc., and Blackbook, Inc. Mr. Lieber is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. Mr. Lieber was a director of a predecessor of the Company from 2000 through August 2001. Mr. Lieber has been a Director of the Company since November, 2009, and his term as a Director of the Company expires in 2015.
James P. McNiel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim McNiel is FalconStor's president and chief executive officer. McNiel's mission is to develop an integrated corporate strategy that drives product development, marketing initiatives, strategic partnerships and alliances that enhance FalconStor's international market leadership and brand recognition. Prior to joining FalconStor, McNiel was co-founder and CEO of Fifth Generation Systems, a social networking startup. Prior to that, he was a general partner at Pequot Ventures (now FirstMark Capital) for nine years, where he managed successful investments in Netegrity, NetGear, OutlookSoft, and other technology companies. In addition, McNiel was a key member of the Cheyenne Software executive team that led the company to market leadership in backup software, culminating in a high-value sale to Computer Associates in 1996. McNiel started his career as a software developer for LucasFilm Ltd. as a software team leader. McNiel studied Business and Advanced Management at The Wharton School and Finance at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Mr. McNiel has been a Director of the Company since January, 2011, and his term as a Director of the Company expires in 2013.
Steven R. Fischer
Steven R. Fischer is a private investor. From July 2004 through July 2008, he was president of Capital One Leverage Finance Corp. and its predecessor entity. From February 2004 until July 2004, he was a consultant to financial institutions. From 1992 to February 2004, he held multiple executive management and financial positions, including most recently President, with Transamerica Business Capital Corporation, a member of the Transamerica Finance Corporation family of companies, specializing in secured lending for mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. From 1981 to 1992, he served as Vice President and Regional Manager of Citibank, N.A. Since 1995, he has served as a director of ScanSource, Inc., a value-added distributor of POS and bar code products. Beginning in 2001 he served on the board of advisors of Keltic Financial LLC., a privately held finance company that funds middle market companies. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from Queens College and an M.B.A. from Baruch College. Mr. Fischer has been a Director of the Company since August 2001, and his term as a director of the company expires in 2014.