NJ Tech Companies Beef Up Their Boards, Make Changes at the Top

Photo: IBS has become an employee-controlled organization. Pictured are the six senior level management employees appointed to the newly created management advisory team. Photo Credit: Courtesy IBS

IBS has become an employee-controlled organization. Pictured are the six senior level management employees appointed to the newly created management advisory team. | Courtesy IBS

TelVue: TelVue Corp. (Mount Laurel) has created the new position of CIO and hired Mark Steele to fill it, the company said. Steele will be directing TelVue’s IT strategy for the company’s cloud- and hosted-broadcasting infrastructure. According to TelVue, its professional broadcast equipment and cloud video services include all-in-one digital broadcast servers, ad servers, live and video on demand Internet streaming, multiuser contribution and transcoding, hosted broadcast, broadcast program sharing and Web-based digital signage.

Mformation: Woodbridge-based Mformation Software Technologies said it had expanded its leadership team to address the evolving requirements of carriers, service providers and enterprises. Christine Bolles, formerly vice president of marketing and a product manager at inCode, a division of Ericsson, is joining Mformation. Richard Barton, vice president of operations, has a “storied history of improving customer satisfaction and resolving problems” for wireless operators, a company statement said. Luca Ferrari will become vice president of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Gabriel Camarena will become regional vice president of sales for Latin America.

Wayside Technology: Shrewsbury-based Wayside Technology Group has announced that Steve DeWindt has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. CEO Simon Nynens said, “With his experience in high-growth-stage companies, we expect that Steve will add great value to our company as we continue our trajectory of growth.” Most recently DeWindt was president and chairman of OptionEase, a software-as-a-service financial services company. He engineered its sale to Solium Capital, the Wayside release said.

BIO-key: BIO-key International, the Wall-based fingerprint biometric identification solution provider, has beefed up its management team. Early in January 2014, the company said Jim Skidmore had joined the company as senior vice president of global sales. Before joining BIO-key, Skidmore had been vice president of Encode, a software and hardware reseller. BIO-key CEO Mike DePasquale said Skidmore brings 20-plus years of existing business relationships in the security industry to the new job.

More recently the company announced it had appointed three new members to its board of directors and that DePasquale had been elected chairman of the board in addition to his serving as CEO. New to the board are Barbara Rivera, president and general manager of Experian Corp.’s U.S. Public Sector division, and Thomas Bush, formerly of the FBI’s Identification division. Joining them is Thomas Gilley, an entrepreneur with an impressive résumé who recently sold an on-demand Web media company to Vignette and acted as CTO throughout the transaction and during that company’s acquisition by OpenText.

Integrated Business Systems: Integrated Business Systems (IBS) is now an employee-controlled organization, a company statement said. The Totowa-based firm develops and supports property-management and accounting software for the commercial and residential real estate community and provides computer network services to clients in a range of industries. IBS President Michael Mullin continues to lead day-to-day operations and strategic growth initiatives. Six senior-level employees have been appointed to a new management advisory team.

IBS founder Robert Entin had served seven years in the dual role of chairman/CTO of IBS and senior VP/chief information officer of Vornado Realty Trust, an IBS system user. He has resigned his positions at IBS to focus exclusively on his role at Vornado. “A significant amount of the privately held stock for IBS” was “returned to the organization and has been redistributed to IBS employees,” the statement said.

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