David J. P. Meachin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Founded Cross Border Enterprises in 1991.
Prior to this, Mr. Meachin was: Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Merrill Lynch & Company in New York from 1981 to 1991; Vice President
and General Manager of International Corporate Finance in New York and London, Salomon Brothers; Second Vice President in New York and Tokyo, Smith Barney
and Co. From 1966 to 1969, he was employed as a Project Engineer for Humphreys and Glasgow Ltd., a London-based international chemical plant contracting
Affiliations and interests: David Meachin has served on public SEC-reporting company boards for 16 years, during which time he has been a Member of the
Executive Committee of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Lyondell Chemical Company, the
NYSE listed Fortune 100 Company of which he served as a board member, was sold in a going private transaction. Mr. Meachin has also served as a Director of
Millennium Chemicals Inc. (NYSE), The Ground Round Inc. (NASDAQ), Metha Energy Solutions Inc. (OTC), and The Spartek Emerging Opportunities of India Fund,
and is currently a Director of FOCoS Innovations Corp., a Florida based enterprise IT-Healthcare focused company.
He is a Director and former Vice Chairman of the University of Cape Town Fund in New York and a Director and past Chairman of the British American Educational Foundation. He is
an Advisory Board Member of Structured Credit International Corp. (SCIC). He is a Member of The Economic Club of New York, The National Association of Corporate Directors,
the American College of Corporate Directors (Masters Professional Director), and the Florida Venture Forum.
David Meachin is a frequent speaker and forum participant on issues of corporate governance, private equity and investment banking. He has lived and worked
in New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, South Africa, and Zimbabwe and traveled extensively on business in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, India, the Middle
East, Latin America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Education: MBA with Distinction, Harvard Business School; graduate qualifications from Cambridge University and the French Petroleum Institute, Paris (Total Oil Company Postgraduate Scholar); BS Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town; and BS Physical Science (First Class) University of Natal in South Africa.
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Nancy L. Brenner, Managing Director
Prior to joining Cross Border Enterprises in 2001, Ms. Brenner was a consultant to companies in the financial and IT-related sectors, including a
healthcare-related Internet company, a boutique investment banking firm, and the financial services practice of a major accounting firm. Prior to that, she
was Senior Vice President at Financial Market Research (a firm conducting consulting/market research for the financial sector), First Vice President at
Bond Investors Guaranty (a leading insurer of municipal bonds), and Assistant Vice President/Director of Advertising & Sales Promotion, Chemical Bank
Trust & Investment Division (including dealing with pension funds and institutional investors). She has also built businesses in the new media and
consumer sectors at The Art Institute of Chicago, Grey Advertising, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Lever Brothers, General Foods, and Columbia Pictures.
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School; BA, Wellesley College, (Pendleton Scholar).
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BOARD OF ADVISORS
Frank A. Bonsal, Jr.
Frank Bonsal is a founding partner of Red Abbey Venture Partners, LLC. He was a founding partner of New Enterprise Associates ("NEA"). His investment
activities focus on a broad range of technically oriented and service-oriented companies. He serves as a director of several private companies. Before
co-founding NEA, he was a general partner of Alex. Brown & Sons.
Mr. Bonsal received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.
Dr. Uffe Bundgaard-Joergensen
Uffe Bundgaard-Joergensen is an owner and Chairman of Brabo Ventures, which operates the Gate2Growth Initiative and manages the Gate2Growth Business
Matching Service (InvestorNet). Through the Gate2Growth.com service center Investors and Entrepreneurs can access a complete range of services, resources,
industry foresight and networking opportunities via a Europe-wide platform that allows the user to rapidly identify qualified partners and evaluate their
Dr. Bundgaard-Joergensen was a Founder of Mermaid Venture Consulting (2000), which focuses on private company projects in Denmark and internationally. From
1988 to 1999, he served as the Managing Director of Danish Venture Finance, one of Denmark's oldest venture capital firms, and served and on the Boards of
a number of the firm's investee companies in Denmark and in the United States. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the European Venture Capital
Association (ECVA) from 1993 to 1997, and chaired its Early-Stage (now High-Tech) Committee.
Dr. Bundgaard-Joergensen received his PhD in economics and operations research from the University of Copenhagen and Danish Technical University.
W "H" Clark
"H" Clark is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nalco Chemical, a NYSE-listed global corporation. He subsequently served as Chairman of
the Board of Millennium Chemicals, Inc., another NYSE-listed global corporation. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Lyondell Chemical Company
(LYO - NYSE), a Fortune 500 company. He was Chairman of the Chemical Manufacturers Association of OCITA (Office of Chemical Industry Trade Advisor). Mr.
Clark has served on the boards of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Fort James Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Merrill
Lynch & Co., Inc., Millennium Chemicals, Inc., Nalco Chemical Company, Nicor Inc. & Northern Illinois Gas, Northern Trust Company, Ultramar Diamond
Shamrock Corp., USG Corp. and U.S. Gypsum Corp., Valero Energy Corporation. Formerly he was Chairman of the Society of the Chemical Industry, and a member
of the Governing Board of the Illinois Council on Economic Education, the Illinois Economic Development Board, the Business Roundtable, and The Conference
Board. He is a Life Trustee of the Field Museum of Natural History, a Life Trustee and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Brookfield Zoo, and a Life
Member of the Northwestern University Advisory Board of Kellogg Business School.
He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, and he is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program. His
honors include Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, North Central College; Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award from North Carolina State
University; SCI Chemical Industry Gold Medal; and American Institute of Chemists Award.
Robert E. La Blanc
Bob La Blanc is President of Robert E. La Blanc Associates, Inc., information technologies consulting and investment banking firm. Before that, he was Vice
Chairman of Continental Telecom, Inc., a diversified telecommunications company, and a General Partner at Salomon Brothers, where he founded the
Telecommunications Team and was voted leading Wall Street telecommunications industry analyst in Institutional Investor's annual surveys from 1973-1978.
Mr. La Blanc is a director of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., Computer Associates International, Inc., FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., Storage
Technology Corp., Titan Corp., and over ninety Prudential Mutual Funds. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Edelson Technology Partners and a director
of Norwood Venture Corp. Previously, Mr. La Blanc was a director of Contel Cellular, Inc., European American Bank, M/A-COM, Inc., Salient Three
Communications Inc., Storage Technology Corp., TIE/communications, Inc., American Satellite Corporation, Network Analysis Corporation, and Tribune Co. He
was a founding Director of the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, Inc.
Mr. La Blanc holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Manhattan College and an MBA from New York University, and is a graduate of an
extensive technical training program at the Bell Telephone Laboratories. He is a four term Trustee and former Vice-Chair of Manhattan College, which
awarded him a Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, in 1997.
Jennifer A. McFarlane
Jennifer McFarlane is CEO of The Women's Technology Cluster. She has expertise across diverse fields of technology, including high technology, biotech, and
clean technology. She has raised over $300 million for technology-based companies, both as an investment banker and as a corporate executive. Previously,
Jennifer was Deputy Chair of Trans Pacific Petroleum, an Australian holding company. Before that, she was an Executive Director of Southern Pacific
Petroleum NL, a public Australian energy technology company, where she was part of a leadership team that took the company through a major growth phase,
with responsibility for strategy and financing. Prior to SPP, she was a Principal of CROSS BORDER ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., a Director of Barents Group LLC, a
subsidiary of KPMG, leading teams advising numerous Governments on privatization, and a Vice President in Investment Banking at Salomon Brothers Inc. in
Ms. McFarlane is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was a member of the Young Presidents Organization of Australia from 2000-2004. In 2003,
she was awarded the Centenary Medal by the Prime Minister of Australia for her contribution to business. Ms. McFarlane received her MBA from Stanford
University and both an LLB and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Ambassador Vernon R. W. (Jim) Steward
Ambassador Steward represented South Africa as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations during the transition to democracy under
President Mandela. He was Ambassador to Italy and also served in the Middle East. He was also Chief Director: East and West Europe and International
Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Steward is a Member of the Board, (US) National Child Labor Committee. He is a Chartered
Accountant (South Africa) and holds a B.Comm. degree from University of Witwatersrand.
Washington SyCip is the Founder of The SGV Group, an auditing and management consulting company with operations throughout East Asia.
Mr. SyCip is Chairman, Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines; Honorary Chairman, Euro-Asia Centre, INSEAD,
Fontainebleau, France; member of the Board of Governors, Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania;
Member, Board of Overseers, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Board Member, The Conference Board, New York; Member, International Advisory
Board, Council on Foreign Relations, New York; Chairman, Asia Pacific Advisory Committee, New York Stock Exchange. He is also an Honorary Life Trustee of
the Asia Society. Mr. SyCip is a member of the International Advisory Boards of American International Group, New York; Cambrex Corporation, USA; VIAG
Mr. SyCip was previously a member of the International Boards of AT&T Corp., United Technologies Corp., Caterpillar, Inc., Owens-Illinois, Australia
& New Zealand Banking Group, Pacific Dunlop Limited, Australia, and LucasVarity Corporation, USA. He was a member of the International Advisory Board
of Chase Manhattan Bank and an Advisor to Arthur Andersen.