People: Bluephoenix Solutions Ltd (BPHX.O)

BPHX.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Melvin Keating

67 2012 Chairman of the Board

Matt Bell

39 2012 Chief Executive Officer

Rick Rinaldo

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Martin Korsin

2014 Vice President of Sales, Central and Western US/Canada, Asia-PAC

Rama Sheffer

38 2013 Director of finance

Carla Corkern

46 2013 Independent Director

Brian Crynes

65 2012 Independent Director

Thomas Jurewicz

48 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Melvin Keating

Mr. Melvin L. Keating is Chairman of the Board of Directors at BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd since January, 2012. Mr. Keating has served as a consultant to various private equity firms since October, 2008 and has served as a Director of various corporations as described below. From October, 2005 through October, 2008, Mr. Keating was President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Semiconductor Corp. From April, 2004 through September, 2005, he was EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Quovadx Inc. in Denver, CO. Mr. Keating is currently a Director of several other publicly traded companies, including Red Lion Hotels Corp, API Technologies Corp, Crown Crafts, Inc. and Bitstream Inc. Mr. Keating holds both an MS degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, both from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and he also holds a B.A. degree in History of Art from Rutgers University.

Matt Bell

Prof. Dr. Matt Bell is Chief Executive Officer at BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd since June 12, 2012. Previously, he served as President at the Company from April 19, 2012 until June 12, 2012. Prof. Dr. Bell is responsible for the Company’s overall sales and partnering strategy, operations, marketing and revenue. Prof. Dr. Bell is a sales executive with over 15 years of enterprise technology experience. Prior to joining the Company, he was the COO of PitchBook Data. Prof. Dr. Bell also served as VP of worldwide sales and field operations at Skytap, a cloud computing platform provider. Other previous experience includes VP of sales and business and development at email outsourcing company Azaleos, as well as General Manager at RealNetworks where he ran enterprise sales and OEM business globally. He also spent over five years at Plumtree Software (now part of Oracle) where he ran sales in the western United States. Mr. Bell holds a B.A. in business and administration specializing in marketing and finance from the University of Washington.

Rick Rinaldo

Mr. Rick Rinaldo is Chief Financial Officer of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. Most recently, Mr. Rinaldo worked for Expedia.com running the Treasury operations group which included worldwide responsibilities for cash management, investments and insurance. Prior to Expedia, Mr. Rinaldo had 15 years of financial experience that included roles such as CFO and Controller and was the financial lead for the turn-around of several companies.

Martin Korsin

Mr. Martin Korsin has served as Vice President of Sales, Central and Western US/Canada, Asia-PAC of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd since April 29, 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in enterprise infrastructure and applications. He joined BluePhoenix after seven years at IBM, being involved in infrastructure initiatives with Fortune 200 retail and financial services clients in the New York/New England region. He partnered with BluePhoenix while at IBM, bidding on complex modernization projects leveraging BluePhoenix technology. Prior to that, he was VP of Sales in a Content Outsourcing Company. He spent seven years with The A Consulting Team leading application migration, conversion and outsourcing in Senior Sales, Marketing and Business Development positions. His early career was in application development for Financial Services ending as Corporate Vice President for Distributed Systems for New York Life Group Department.

Rama Sheffer

Ms. Rama Sheffer is Director of finance of Bluephoenix Solutions Ltd., since January 2013. Ms. Sheffer worked at BDO Israel Consulting Group, a corporate finance advisory company related to auditors BDO Ziv Haft, and in her last role between 2001 and 2010. Ms. Sheffer served as a senior manager. Prior to that, Ms. Sheffer was an attorney at Gornitzki Law Office. Ms. Sheffer holds an LLB and a BA in accounting from the Tel-Aviv University and is a certified public accountant in Israel.

Carla Corkern

Ms. Carla Corkern is Independent Director of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. Ms. Corkern is a member of audit committee since April 11, 2013. Ms.Corkern has served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Talyst, Inc. since 2008. During 2006 and 2007, she served as president of extended care at Talyst, Inc. and thereafter, until 2008, she served as chief operating officer. Between 2004 and 2006, Ms. Corkern served as vice president of engineering and chief operations officer at Vykor, Inc. During 2004, Ms. Corkern acted as principal of Cosmochan Consulting. In 2001 and 2002, she served as vice president and general manager of Netegrity, and from 1999 to 2001, she served as vice president, professional services and training at DataChannel Inc. Ms. Corkern was the president and founder of Isogen International, until its sale to DataChannel Inc. in 1999. Ms. Corkern holds a BS in technical communication finance from Louisiana Tech University.

Brian Crynes

Mr. Brian Crynes is Independent Director of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. since September 19, 2012. He has led global IT teams at Russell Investments, Starbucks, Coca-Cola Amatil, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Apple. Brian served as Global CIO for Starbucks from 2001-2008 as the business grew from $2.5 to $10 Billion and 5,000 to 15,000 stores. As CIO for Coca-Cola Amatil, he delivered business solutions across twenty countries in Asia Pacific. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brian led IT for the $16 Billion Worldwide Medicines Division. At Apple, Brian led the Asia Pacific and Europe IT Teams and transformed local IT resources into Competency Centers for strategy, solution delivery and infrastructure services. Mr. Crynes holds both a B.S. in mathematics and an M.B.A in finance from the University of Scranton.

Thomas Jurewicz

Mr.Thomas J. Jurewicz is Independent Director of BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd., since December 2012., Mr. Jurewicz is a member of audit committee since February 2013. Between 1999 and 2011, Mr. Jurewicz held various financial positions at VMware, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including treasurer, interim CFO, director and EMEA controller. Prior to that, Mr. Jurewicz held various financial roles at CMC Industries, Inc., NETCOM and On-Line Communications. Early in his career, he was an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Jurewicz holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a BS in applied mathematics from Yale University.

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