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David Eckert, CEO

David Eckert was named CEO of Exavera in November 2004. He was specifically asked to take on this role by Dr. Anthony Marlon, who became Exavera chairman in the fourth quarter of 2004 after investing in the company a year earlier. Between these two individuals, there is more than 70 years experience in start-ups, fund raising and operations for multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporations.

During his career, Mr. Eckert has led more than 35 individual profit centers of between $30 million in revenue to over $600 million in revenue to compete in start-up and mature business areas. He has helped over 50 functional managers self-develop into business unit leaders.

Prior to Exavera, Mr. Eckert served as president of Rhodia, a $7B global specialty chemicals company with 25,000 employees based in Paris, France.

Before his time as president, Mr. Eckert served in a number of other executive positions within Rhodia and its previous parent company, Rhône-Poulenc. As deputy president, he doubled the size of his Consumer Specialties Division to $2.4B and 8000 employees by managing the acquisition of A&W, and divested various business units to optimize operations. He was also active in the team responsible for a successful secondary stock offer. As executive vice president, Mr. Eckert established a $1.1B operational unit with the creation of Rhodia, and participated in all IPO activities to begin the Rhodia spin-off from Rhône-Poulenc. As president of the North American region, he was responsible for a profit center of $1.5B with 13 reporting business units, and led the re-engineering of all North American work practices. Under his leadership, productivity and profits increased by 34% and 78%, respectively.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Eckert served in a variety of leadership roles at FMC Corporation, a $4B global chemicals and machinery company headquartered in Chicago. In his last assignment, he was corporate vice president and group manager of Agricultural Chemicals.

Mr. Eckert holds a MBA from Harvard University with second year honors (1975), and a BSEE with high distinction from Pennsylvania State University (1973). He also has served on the board of the American Chemistry Council and was awarded a Commendation Medal from the US Army for his service in Vietnam.

Scott A. Zeller, Esq., Cofounder and VP of Corporate Affairs

Leveraging his legal, healthcare, and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Zeller serves as Exavera’s in-house counsel and oversees the corporate development initiatives of the company.

After receiving his JD from New York Law School, Mr. Zeller worked as in-house counsel to Sierra Health Services, a Nevada-based managed care company.

Mr. Zeller subsequently went into private practice where he worked closely with a Boston-based physician practice in order to help them navigate regulatory, legal, and insurance issues associated with the long-term care market.

Prior to his current position at Exavera, Mr. Zeller was the CEO and Founder of Bam Records, an independent record label operating in the New York and New England area.



Alex T. Wilson, Cofounder and VP of Product Management and Development

With over 15 years of technology sales experience, Mr. Wilson drives the relationships between Exavera, its customers, and partners.

Prior to Exavera, Mr. Wilson was the Sales Director for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Eastern US for Brecis Communications, a technology provider for the VoIP and VPN appliance marketplaces. Before joining Brecis, he served as Eastern US Area Sales Manager for T.sqware and Globespan, who acquired T.sqware. In this role, he guided the sale of technology for carrier class edge processing and DSL products.

Mr. Wilson has also held positions at NKK Micro Devices and National Semiconductor and was one of the founders of 3D Sales, Inc., a company that specialized in communication technology solutions.


Bradley Honeyman, VP of Marketing

Before joining Exavera, Brad served as a VP of Strategic Development at MicroArts, a subsidiary of London-based Cordiant Communications. There, he helped clients such as Tyco Telecommunications, Phase Forward, and ArQule identify market opportunities and build strategic communications programs.

Prior to MicroArts, he was one of two original members of Thunder House, a Boston-based interactive agency. At Thunder House, Brad led customers such as IBM, Bank of Boston and General DataComm in developing their use of new media, and delivered award-winning creative for clients including SAP. He was also central to the agency’s growth from two to 45 employees. Brad began his communications career at The Weber Group (now part of Interpublic), which at the time was the nation’s largest high-tech PR firm.

David R. Kuykendall, CTO

Mr. Kuykendall has been in software development and industry leadership for nearly 20 years. At Exavera, he is responsible for contributing to the evolution of the company's technological solutions and leading the engineering team in meeting the needs of the market.


His first job entailed writing access control software for systems that were sold by Wells Fargo, Diebolt, and ADT. Since then, he has designed and completed software systems for Tactical Remote Image Transmission for the United States Government, the Distributed Intrusion Detection System (DIDS) for the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), medical image acquisition, storage and display systems for Image Data and E-Systems Medical (Emed), Network protocols and Java Graphical User Interfaces for WheelGroup; a computer network security company later purchased by Cisco Systems. He has also held various leadership positions and raised capital at entrepreneurial endeavors such as NovusEdge, SecureOrbit Labs and Boerne Wireless.

Mr. Kuykendall graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He is also a member of a number of organizations including South Texas (Homeland Security) Information Sharing Network, Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Network, The American Society for Industrial Security, The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Process Control and Security Requirements Forum (PCSRF), and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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