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Jeff Davis
Executive Vice President
Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Spansion Inc.

Mr. Davis brings nearly 25 years of experience in sales and engineering for high-profile companies to his position with a proven ability to drive worldwide sales operations towards growth and profitability. He is currently leading the global sales and marketing effort to transition into new markets and expanded targeted areas of opportunity.

Mr. Davis joined Spansion from AMD where he was corporate vice president of worldwide sales and operations for AMD's Memory Products Group. In this capacity, he orchestrated domestic and international sales efforts and saw substantial revenue growth in his unit.

Mr. Davis began his career as a sales engineer at Motorola in 1982, holding several positions in sales, sales management and support operations. In 1991, Davis moved to Motorola's Phoenix Technology Center and began focusing on the development of silicon- and system-level solutions for strategic accounts, being promoted to vice president in 1993.

Mr. Davis' work at Motorola effected substantial growth and profitability. In 1998, while working as vice president of worldwide sales for Motorola's Consumer Systems Group, Mr. Davis worked with a turnaround team that took the Consumer Systems Group from a significant loss to profitability in just 18 months. The following year Davis transitioned to vice president of worldwide sales for the Networking and Computing Systems Group with revenues of $2.7 billion.

Mr. Davis holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.


Craig A. Geier
Chairman & CEO
Microbonds Inc.

Mr. Geier has been working in the finance and capital markets for over 25 years with experience in both domestic and international markets, gained in a diverse range of industries and corporate environments from early stage start-ups to major publicly traded entities, including Microbonds Inc. (microelectronics, operating in Asia, Europe and North America) Sulliden Exploration Inc. (gold & silver mining in Peru), TrizecHahn Corporation Limited (Commercial Real Estate in North America), and BCE Development Corporation Ltd. (Commercial Real Estate in North America).

Mr. Geier currently sits on the board of directors for Microbonds Inc, Timbercreek Mortgage Investment Corporation, Digital Display & Communication Inc. and DPM Theraputics Corporation (proposed candidate).

Mr. Geier attended the University of Western Ontario and completed the Honours Business Administration program at the Ivey Business School in 1981.




E.M. Blake Hutcheson
Head of Global Real Estate
Mount Kellett Capital Management LP

Mr. Blake Hutcheson is a partner and the Head of Global Real Estate Investing in a newly formed multi-strategy private equity firm, with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Prior to joining Mount Kellett, Mr. Hutcheson was the Chairman and President of CB Richard Ellis Canada (1999 - 2008) and Latin America (2001 - 2008) overseeing all operations and investment sales activities in multiple countries with over 2,500 employees. During his tenure at CB Richard Ellis Mr. Hutcheson served on several internal boards and committees, including the CBRE Operations Management Board for the Americas. He remains a Director of CB Richard Ellis Canada. Mr. Hutcheson has also served on several other external boards and committees including Director of Algoma Central Corporation; Director of RealNet Canada; Director of Microbonds, Inc.; Chair of the Mayor of Toronto's Fiscal Advisory Committee (2008); Past President of the University Club of Toronto; Advisor to Schulich School of Business at York University.

Mr. Hutcheson is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, the London School of Economics, England and Columbia University, New York.




Juan Lau
Icon Digital

Mr. Lau is a successful entrepreneur and is a partner in a venture capital firm that specializes in start ups and emerging technologies. Mr. Lau was a former founder/CEO of Cad Resource Centre (now called Imaginit, a subsidiary of Rand Corporation in the US). Imaginit is currently a major distributor of Autocad, CAD/CAM systems across Canada. Mr. Lau founded Icon Digital Productions, a leader in digital large format printing and visual communications and has served as its CEO since its inception in 1995. Mr. Lau serves on various boards and is active in charitable and annual fundraising events including gala fundraising events such as the Toronto Dragon Ball, Imperial Ball, and Chinese Cultural Center.




Robert Lyn
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Microbonds Inc.

Robert holds a BA Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and has over 20 years of experience in the microelectronics industry working with Microbonds, IBM Microelectronics and Celestica Inc.

Prior to co-founding Microbonds Inc., Robert was a senior staff engineer in the advanced packaging development division of IBM and subsequently Celestica where he led a team that introduced a number of strategic microelectronics packaging technologies into the manufacturing process, including Chip-on-Board wire bonding technology, Flip Chip technology, Ball Grid Array chip carriers, Multi-chip modules, and single chip packaging. These technologies have supported product offerings, such as; PCMCIA Notebook cards, SIMM memory cards, RF/Wireless cards, Networking cards, Power Technology, PC motherboards, Workstations, Mainframe computers and Internet routing systems.




Mark McGoldrick
Co-founder, Managing Principal & Chief Investment Officer
Mount Kellett Capital Management LP

Mr. Mark McGoldrick is a co-founder of Mount Kellett and its Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer. Mount Kellett Capital Management LP is a newly formed multi-strategy private equity firm, with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Mr. McGoldrick will be based in New York.

Prior to forming Mount Kellett, Mr. McGoldrick was a partner at Goldman Sachs and the co-founder and former co-head of the Global Special Situations Group (GSSG). In this capacity Mr. McGoldrick was responsible for creating, building-out and investing capital for the Asian Special Situations Group, the European Special Situations Group and the Americas Special Situations Group (collectively, "GSSG"). Mr. McGoldrick also ran the Goldman Sachs Whitehall Real Estate Fund in Asia. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs Mr. McGoldrick was a member of the Firmwide Risk Committee, Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, Asian Management and Operating Committee, European Management and Operating Committee, Fixed Income and Equities Operating Committee, Fixed Income and Equities Executive Committee, various GSSG Investment Committees and the Specialty Lending Group Capital Committee.

Mr. McGoldrick is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Columbia University.




Rich Rice
Senior Vice President of Sales, North America
ASE (U.S.) Inc.

Mr. Rich Rice is Senior Vice President of Sales for ASE (U.S.) Inc., with responsibility for the North America region. Appointed in 2003, Mr. Rice oversees field sales and applications engineering support necessary for achieving ASE’s projected growth in the coming years. Prior to joining ASE, Mr. Rice spent over ten years at Amkor Technology, where he held various management roles, including Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Business Development. Previously, Mr. Rice performed engineering roles at Nara Technologies and National Semiconductor Corporation.

Mr. Rice holds a BS degree in engineering from the University of Illinois.




David Strom
Chief Financial Officer,
Whitecastle Investments Limited

Mr. David Strom serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Whitecastle group of companies, Whitecastle Private Equity Partners and the Whitecastle New Urban Fund. Mr. Strom has close to 20 years experience in a series of progressive financial roles, focusing primarily on private companies. Prior to joining Whitecastle in 2008, Mr. Strom worked primarily as Chief Financial Officer for Falls Management Company, a private consortium selected to construct and operate the $1 billion Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. Mr. Strom ’s responsibilities included the negotiation of a comprehensive financing package from a leading Canadian bank. The project was completed in the spring of 2004, on time and under budget. After completion of the casino, Mr. Strom joined Shiplake Management Company, one of the shareholders of Falls Management Company. While at Shiplake, Mr. Strom had direct responsibility for the management of investment holdings on behalf of a private family. He also served on the Board of Falls Management Company.

Mr. Strom holds a degree in Honours Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business and is a Chartered Accountant.