Directors are elected at the annual meeting of the stockholders and serve until their successors are elected and qualified. Officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors or until their earlier resignation or removal.
Mr. Blackman is a special advisor to the Board of Directors of Accela. Prior to his appointment as special advisor, Mr. Blackman served as CEO of Accela since 2007. Accela is a leading cloud player in the government IT sector. Prior to joining Accela, Maury was a sales and marketing professional at Investools, formerly Telescan, Inc., and served as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Visit MauryBlackman.com for more.
Kenwei Chong is a DigitalTown Board Director - Elect. Mr. Chong’s early career was in foreign exchange and global fixed income analysis and funds management in New York City and San Francisco; and later as product development manager for foreign exchange and fixed income risk management at Bloomberg. In 2001 Mr. Chong left the capital markets profession to pursue entrepreneurial interests and has been an active owner and investor in self-storage, physical and electronic records management and storage, restaurant and hospitality, food manufacturing and wholesale distribution, physical and virtual real estate investment and top level domain ventures. Mr. Chong received his BA in Finance from Boston University and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the Association of Investment Management and Research.
On May 12, 2015, Mr. Habben was appointed Chairman of the Board, effective June 1, 2015. Mr Habben is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Crossroads Trailer Sales and Service in Albert Lea, MN. Mr. Habben is Owner and CEO of Agilis, a national donations processing and fulfillment company serving non-profit companies.
Mr. Mills has served as a director since December 23, 2003. Mr. Mills worked for Xerox Corporation for the past 28 years in various operation and sales positions. He has also served as director for one private company and has served as president, owner and operator of various business ventures. Mr. Mills is a 1984 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has held several securities licenses.
On May 12, 2015 Mr. Monster was elected to the board and appointed as CEO effective May 17, 2015. Mr. Monster is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Epik and Managing Director of Monster Venture Partners LLC. Mr. Monster was the Founder of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.). Prior to founding GMI, Mr. Monster was a global product development manager with Procter & Gamble. Mr. Monster has both a BS and an MBA from Cornell University
Mr. Parsons has practiced law for more than 34 years, and concentrates in the areas of securities—both public filings and private company offerings—and general corporate law. He represents more than 15 public companies, and he prepares and files all SEC-related documents, including forms S-1, 10-K, 10-Q, Form 10, 8-K, 13, 14A, 10-F, S-4 and S-8. He assists companies in initial public offerings, secondary offerings and ongoing filing and compliance requirements. Jim also assists private companies in stock or debt offerings, with mergers and acquisitions, and with general corporate legal requirements.
For the past 5 years, Mr. Schumann has served as Managing Partner of Go Toys Inc., Morris Trust and Kaplunk Development Group, investment holding companies focused primarily on investments in companies focused on creating value through practical applications of disruptive new technology. Mr. Schumann is a resident of Vancouver, B.C. He received his B.A in Economics and Political Science from Bishop's University.
Since June, 2010, Mr. Schwartz has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, where he has been engaged in a large transformation effort, moving applications to the public cloud and introducing agile and lean development, continuous delivery, and DevOps. Prior to this position, Mr. Schwartz was the CIO of Intrax Cultural Exchange, where his innovative Family Room application drove dramatic market share, revenue, and profit growth. Mr. Schwartz is the author of The Art of Business Value. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Yale University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Wharton.
DigitalTown has chartered 5 standing committees, comprised of the 8 Board members. Each committee has a formal charter and a non-executive Chair. Through committee work, DigitalTown Board is actively involved in stewardship of the Company both during Board meetings and between Board meetings as the Company seeks to exercise its fiduciary duty for all stakeholders while building an industry-leading enterprise.
The Audit Committee shall provide assistance to the directors of the Company in fulfilling their responsibility to the shareholders relating to corporate accounting matters, the financial reporting practices of the Company, and the quality and integrity of the financial reports of the Company.
The Compensation Committee shall provide assistance to the directors of the Company in fulfilling their responsibility to the shareholders relating to executive Compensation matters.
The Finance Committee shall provide assistance to the directors of the Company in fulfilling their responsibility to the shareholders relating to corporate finance matters, treasury, investor relations, capital structure, mergers & acquisitions and tax strategies.
The Governance Committee shall provide assistance to the directors of the Company in fulfilling their responsibility to the shareholders relating to corporate Governance matters, nominations to the Board of Directors and related committees and compliance with regulatory and company requirements.
The Strategic Planning Committee shall provide assistance to the directors of the Company in fulfilling their responsibility to the shareholders relating to executive Strategic Planning matters.