Bruce L. Crockett
L. Crockett served as the President and Chief Executive
Officer of COMSAT Corporation, the U.S. signatory to
INTELSAT and the company that pioneered international
satellite telecommunications. During his tenure as President
and Chief Executive Officer of COMSAT, the company's
revenues grew from $560 million to almost $1 billion and the
share price of the stock more than doubled.
Mr. Crockett currently serves on the following Boards of Directors:
In addition to COMSAT, Mr. Crockett's previous Board memberships have included:
Mr. Crockett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Economics from the University of Rochester, a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Maryland.
is chief executive officer of Dimension
Data North America, a member of Dimension Data Holdings, plc,
a leading technology company representing a new category of
systems integrator. The $2.4 billion company provides
networking and multi-channel e-business solutions to global
Fernandez is responsible for companyís operations and
growth strategy in North America and oversees the more than
1,000 employees in the region. In June 2001, Dimension Data
acquired Proxicom in a deal worth nearly $450 million.
Fernandez founded Proxicom in 1991 with $40,000 of his
personal savings. Under his leadership the publicly traded
company evolved into a leading global provider of
sophisticated e-business solutions for Fortune 500
companies. Today, Dimension Data/Proxicom utilizes its
expertise in e-business consulting and development along
with the newly integrated skills of networking services and
managed services to provide integrated solutions to a
blue-chip client base, which includes AOL Time Warner,
Marriott International, General Electric, General Motors,
Merrill Lynch and Renault, among many others.
January 2000, Mr. Fernandez became one of the owners of the
NHLís Washington Capitals, the NBAís Washington Wizards
and the WNBAís Washington Mystics.
Fernandez, a native Washingtonian, has been profiled in many
international and national media venues, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, The
Industry Standard, The Washington Post, and
CNNfn. He gave a nationally televised prime-time address at the 2000
Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. In December
2001, Mr. Fernandez was named to the Presidentís Council
of Advisors on Science and Technology.
to founding Proxicom, Mr. Fernandez was director of Emerging
Technologies for a Washington, D.C., technology firm.
From 1984 to 1988, he also served as a legislative
assistant to former Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y.
Mr. Fernandez holds a bachelorís degree in
economics from the University of Maryland.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of Liz Claiborne
(NYSE:LIZ) and Critical Path (Nasdaq:CPTH), St. Johnís
College High School, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater
Washington and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Mr. Fernandez is a founding member of Venture
Philanthropy Partners, an organization committed to helping
develop and define the process of venture philanthropy to
increase the level and effectiveness of giving in the
National Capital region.
resides in Potomac, Md., with his wife Jean Marie.
is Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. He is an experienced venture capitalist and an experienced operating executive, as well as an active investor in the Mid-Atlantic region.
is currently a General Partner of Valhalla Partners, a
private equity firm that aims to assist and invest in world
class entrepreneurial companies.
was a General Partner with New Enterprise Associates from
1984 until 2001. As
of June 2001, more than 140 of NEAís companies have had
initial public offerings.
Some examples of companies funded by NEA include
Advertising.com, Amisys (HBOC), Ascend Communications
(Lucent), Corvis, Cyras Systems (CIENA), Cirrus Logic,
Clarify (Nortel), Dallas Semiconductor, HEALTHSOUTH, Immunex,
INTERSOLV (MERANT), Juniper Networks, Progress Software,
UUNet (WorldCom), Bay Networks (Nortel), Xros (Nortel),
Vitesse Semiconductor, and 3Com.
1975 until 1984, Art was with General Electric where he
served as President of the Software Products Operation at GE
Information Services and previously as General Manager of
the X-Ray Products Department of GE Medical Systems.
From 1971 to 1975, he held various marketing, sales
and finance positions at Baxter-Travenol Laboratories.
He received a Masterís in Business Administration
with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard
University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of
Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of
a former software entrepreneur, is chairman of the Morino Institute,
chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners, and a special partner
at the private equity
investment firm General Atlantic Partners.
Marioís leadership, the Morino Institute works to enhance the
lives of children of low-income families by helping to foster
innovation in the nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that
serve their needs. Founded in 1994, the Morino Institute
operates as a catalyst organization, launching entrepreneurial
nonprofit organizations to put ideas into action.
organizations created and incubated by the Morino Institute
Philanthropy Partners, which provides sustained financial and
management assistance to boost the strength and impact of
youth-focused organizations; the Netpreneur program, a learning
community dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship in the
National Capital region; the YouthLearn Initiative, which
provides tools and resources to strengthen technology-enriched
learning programs and is now run by the Massachusetts-based
Education Development Center, Inc.; the
Youth Development Collaborative Pilot, which helped
create networked learning centers in low-income neighborhoods of
the District of Columbia; and the
an organization that worked in the mid-1990ís to build the
National Capital regionís potential as a technology power in
the global economy.
establishing the Morino Institute, Mario enjoyed a 30-year
career in the information technology industry during its
developing years. In 1973, he co-founded Morino Associates, a
software firm that merged with another firm in 1989 to become
LEGENT Corporation. LEGENT
was acquired in 1995 in what was then the largest transaction in
the computer software and services industry.
serves as a trustee of Case Western
Reserve University, The Brookings Institution, and The Community
Foundation for the National Capital Region; and as a
commissioner of the National Commission on Entrepreneurship.
honors and awards include: induction into the Washington
Business Hall of Fame (2001), National Ernst and Young Supporter
of Entrepreneurship (2000), Washingtonian magazineís
Washingtonian of the Year (1999), American Academy of
Achievementís Golden Plate Award (1999), Greater Washington
Area Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), and KPMG
High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year (1993).
is a partner in the McLean, Virginia
office of Ernst & Young, where he leads the firm's
Mid-Atlantic area Technology, Communications and
Entertainment and Emerging Growth Markets practices. He has
extensive experience serving technology companies that have
ranged from startups to AOL, and also works closely with a
number of local venture capital firms.
Jon serves on the board of directors/steering committee of the following organizations: Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Mindshare, Mason Enterprise Center, TechVenture Partnership, CEO Team Solutions and Mid-Atlantic Venture Fair/Capital Connection 2001. He is also chairperson of the Capital Formation Committee of NVTC. Jon has a BA in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.