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Until his retiring in 2002, Stan McKee served for over 13 years as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial; Administrative Officer of Electronic Arts Inc. During his tenure EA grew from a small private company to become the leading independent global interactive entertainment software company across all platforms and online. Prior to joining EA, McKee served 7 years as EVP and CFO of Digital Research, Inc, a developer of operating systems, computer languages, and applications, and 7 years in the consulting division of Arthur Anderson. Over the years, McKee has served on numerous private company and joint venture boards of directors and until its sale to HP in 2010, McKee served on the board of directors and was chairman of the audit committee of Arcsight, Inc., a publicly held company providing security and compliance software and appliances to government and commercial entities. He currently serves on the boards of directors and is chairman of the audit committees of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc, Webroot Inc, and King Digital Entertainment, PLC. He also serves on the board of directors of two other private companies and is on the advisory board of a private equity fund. McKee holds a BA from Stanford University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jeffrey Papows is President & Chief Executive Officer of Weblayers, the industry leader for automated IT governance solutions. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Papows has a proven history of success in both emerging companies and global organizations. Most notably, Papows was president and CEO of Lotus Development Corporation where he is widely credited for taking Lotus Notes from its initial release to sales of more than 70 million copies worldwide, making it the leading collaboration platform. Upon the acquisition of Lotus, Papows helped steer the company’s successful integration into IBM. Papows was also president of Cognos Corporation, taking the business intelligence software provider from its early stages to sustained profitability, a successful public offering and years of continued growth that met or exceeded market expectations.
Papows has been a frequent guest of CNN and Fox News. A successful author, Papows wrote “Enterprise.com: Information Leadership in the Digital Age” has sold more than 80,000 copies.
Rob Davis, the founder of VIA Partners, is a recognized thought leader in strategy, organizational design, brand, and implementing complex change. He is viewed by many senior executive clients as a trusted advisor when they face difficult choices associated with improving business performance. Rob has over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies spanning the Telecommunications, Financial Services, High Tech, and Consumer Packaged Goods industries, and works with clients to define strategic change, and ensure successful implementation and achievement of desired results.
Prior to VIA Partners, Rob was Managing Vice President of Hitachi Consulting, leading the Organization & Transformation Solutions Practice. Before Hitachi, Rob served as VP & Managing Director, Strategy & Organization Effectiveness Practice for Dove Consulting, which was acquired by Hitachi in 2005.
Fred Seegal joined Peter J Solomon Company in 2009 as a Senior Advisor and was named a Vice Chairman in 2012. Mr. Seegal came to PJSC after spending most of his 35 year investment banking career at Wasserstein Perella, where he served as President; and Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers, where he concentrated primarily on major media, telecom and internet clients. In recent years, Mr. Seegal has advised such companies as eBay, BellSouth, LIN Cellular, SBC Communications, Time Warner, EDS, Gannett Co. Inc., McCaw Cellular, AT&T, LIN Broadcasting Corporation, Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, Media General, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Cellular Communications International, Inc., Viacom, Lycos, Geo Cities & Insight Communications.
Clifford “Cliff” Skelton is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Fiserv Corporation. Prior to joining Fiserv in April 2012, Cliff served as the Global Chief Technology and Operations Officer at Ally Financial Corporation, a company he joined in 2007, after spending nearly 9 years at Bank of America Corporation. As a member of the Ally Corporate Executive Team, he transitioned the company to a Bank Holding Company and developed new products and services in the Retail Bank, Auto Lending, Insurance, and Mortgage Services businesses. At Bank of America, he was a member of the Management Operating Committee and served in roles as the Corporate Merger and Acquisition Transition Executive, Chief Operating Officer for Card Services, Merchant Services Executive and several other transformational roles. Prior to joining Bank of America in early 1999, Cliff spent 21 years as a Naval Officer and Navy fighter pilot. He commanded an F/A-18 squadron, served as a member of the 1997-98 White House Fellows program, and was the lead solo pilot and Operations Officer for the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, The Blue Angels. He achieved the rank of Captain (0-6) and surpassed 5,000 hours of tactical flight experience, including 800 carrier landings. Cliff has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California and a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.