Bill Benda – CEO, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Benda oversees operations and investor relations at EMNS. Mr. Benda has over three decades of professional experience in the manufacturing and telecommunications industry. He founded the EMNS group while at AT&T.
Kurt Nusbaum – Executive Vice President
Mr. Nusbaum directs strategic GSQA product enhancements. Mr. Nusbaum has over two decades experience solving business process integration issues.
John McGlinn – Vice President, Sales
Mr. McGlinn is responsible sales and marketing. His sales experience includes $100M in the ascendancy of digital mapping, CAD/CAM, integrated online ERP, and the Supply Chain Management revolution.
Nicholas J. Kokonas – Investor, Board Member
Nick is the co-owner of The Alinea Group of restaurants including Alinea / Next / The Aviary / Roister. He is also the founder and CEO of Tock, a cloud-based reservations system in use around the world. He spent over a decade as a derivatives trader and has been an active investor in, and adviser to, early stage technology companies.
Longboat Partners – Principal, Edward Chandler, Investor, Adviser
For over 30 years, Edward K. Chandler has been an active investor in early stage technology ventures. He manages a diverse portfolio of investments in software, information technologies, technology-levered business services, social
marketing, clean energy, biotechnology and medical services.
Chandler currently manages Longboat Ventures, a seed capital investor. In 1996, he co-founded Portage Ventures, the general partner of Portage Venture Fund, Graystone Venture Fund and the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage
Fund, which in aggregate invested over $170 million in early-stage companies and venture partnerships.
In 1990, Chandler formed Prairie Capital to acquire the venture portfolio of the Continental Illinois Bank, whose venture capital affiliates he joined in 1984. From 1980 to 1982, he was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group.
Dean Mefford – Advisor
Mr. Mefford provides strategic advice coming from his experience as a Corporate Board Member of Ralston Purina, as well as former President of Viskase.