Board of Directors
Philip Sassower (Co-Chairman + CEO) has over 40 years experience in successfully restructuring publicly-traded companies. Phil is CEO of Phoenix Group, a private equity firm and iSIGN’s largest shareholder. Under his guidance, iSIGN established a new management team starting in late 2010 that has shepherded the company’s new strategic direction and recent performance improvements. Phil is also Chairman and CEO of Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), a leading provider of rugged Tablet PCs, and held prior positions as Chairman and CEO of Newpark Resources, an oil and gas services company focused on environmental remediation, and Bates Manufacturing Company, an owner of extensive coal deposits, among others.
Mike Engmann (Co-Chairman) was appointed as a Director and Co-Chairman in October 2015 and has been a significant investor and long-time supporter of iSIGN. Mike has approximately 40 years experience in building successful financial service companies. Mike began his career as a trader and was one of the pioneer market-makers in the Pacific Stock Exchange’s options program. He founded Sage Clearing Corporation, a cutting-edge stock and options clearing company for professional traders sold to ABN Amro Inc. in 1988, Preferred Trade, Inc., a broker-dealer providing research and trade execution services sold to Fimat in May 2005, and Revere Data LLC, a global financial and market data company sold to Factset in 2013.
Andrea Goren (Chief Financial Officer) has over 18 years experience in private equity investing and working with management teams in growing and restructuring their businesses. Andrea is Managing Director of Phoenix Group, a private equity firm and iSIGN’s largest shareholder. Andrea joined iSIGN December 2010 to manage financial and legal matters and is an active participant in the formulation and implementation of iSIGN’s strategic decisions. Andrea also serves as Board Member of Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), a leading provider of rugged Tablet PCs, and held prior positions as Vice President of Shamrock International, a private equity firm part of Roy Disney’s holding company, and of Madison Capital Group, a boutique M+A firm focused on restructuring.
David Welch (Audit Committee Chairman) was appointed as a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in March 2004. David has over 40 years of accounting and financial management experience in technology companies. He is a CPA and currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Vertex Innovations, Inc., a provider of construction management services to the wireless telecommunications industry. David also serves as a director on the boards of Venaxis, a biotech company, and has held directorships with PepperBall Technologies and Advanced Neutraceuticals. David brings extensive business and accounting experience to iSIGN from his prior experience at Active Link Communications, Intelligent Electronics and Alexander Grant and Company (now Grant Thornton).
Jeffrey Holtmeier was appointed as a Director in August 2011. Jeff has more than 25 years of successful entrepreneurship in the technology and communications fields. As CEO of GENext and through its subsidiary, China US Business Development, Jeff has assisted many US companies in establishing relationships in China, where he also co-founded Koncept International, a China-based VoIP and digital media technology company. Prior to his involvement in the Chinese market, Jeff founded, built over seventeen years and successfully sold InfiNET, then one of the largest independently owned voice and data companies in the United States. Jeff was a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young, NASDAQ/USA Today “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 1999, and has served on the boards of numerous corporations and non-profit organizations.
Stanley Gilbert was appointed as a Director in October 2011. He has practiced law for over 45 years and is a leading expert in estate administration and planning and in tax planning. Stanley is Founder, President and owner of Stanley L Gilbert PC, and his prior experience includes being a partner of several law firms, including Bell Kallnick Klee and Green, and Migdal Pollack Rosenkrantz and Sherman. Mr. Gilbert serves as Director of Planned Giving at Columbia University Medical Center’s Nathaniel Wharton Fund.
Frank Elenio rejoined iSIGN as a Director in November 2015, having previously served from August 2010 until October 2011. Mr. Elenio has over 25 years experience working with corporations as a strategic, solution-driven professional focused on finance and accounting, operations and turn-around management. Mr. Elenio has extensive CFO level experience at public and private companies, including Wilshire Enterprises, Inc., a real estate investment and management company, WebCollage, Inc., an internet content integrator for manufacturers, GoAmerica, Inc., a wireless internet service provider and Roomlinx, Inc., a provider of wireless high speed internet access to hotels and conference centers. Both a CPA and an MBA, Mr. Elenio is an Adjunct Professor of finance at Seton Hall University.