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Quadrant 4 brings a highly seasoned team of industry veterans that include serial entrepreneurs, visionaries, technical architects, project managers and hands-on operations managers. The key principals bring a cumulative experience of over 5 decades of relevant industrial experience:

Dhru Desai

Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Desai has successfully built both private and public companies in the IT and Telecommunications field over the past 25 years. Early in his career, Mr. Desai worked for AT&T Bell Labs and Teradyne. Mr. Desai was the founder and CEO of Cronus Technologies, Inc. where he successfully built the industries’ first IP signaling gateway business and divested it to Cisco, FastCom and Advanced Fiber. In April of 2005, Mr. Desai served as Chairman of the Board of eNucleus Inc., and served in several executive capacities until he resigned in July, 2006. Between July 2006 and June 2009 Mr. Desai acted in the capacity of an advisor to a number of companies in the real estate and Information Technology sectors. Mr.Desai has an M.S. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Nandu Thondavadi, Ph. D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Thondavadi is the founder of Global Technology Ventures, a consulting firm providing mergers and acquisition advisory services to companies in the information technology sector. He has served in various roles from software development to heading a global IT firm with companies such as EDS, Square D, Coleman and others. Dr. Thondavadi also served as the Clinical Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, IL where he developed and taught graduate courses in Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Enterprise Resource Systems and also developed and taught Executive programs in Strategic Cost Management and Business Process Reengineering. Dr. Thondavadi received his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, IL in 1992; his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and his M.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Cincinnati, OH, in 1982; his M.Sc. (Tech) in 1977 and his B.Sc. (Tech) in 1975, both in Chemical Technology and both from the University of Bombay, Mumbai, India and his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Mysore, India in 1971.

Board of Directors

Dhru Desai

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Desai has successfully built both private and public companies in the IT and Telecommunications field over the past 25 years. Early in his career, Mr. Desai worked for AT&T Bell Labs and Teradyne. Mr. Desai was the founder and CEO of Cronus Technologies, Inc. where he successfully built the industries’ first IP signaling gateway business and divested it to Cisco, FastCom and Advanced Fiber. In April of 2005, Mr. Desai served as Chairman of the Board of eNucleus Inc., and served in several executive capacities until he resigned in July, 2006. Between July 2006 and June 2009 Mr. Desai acted in the capacity of an advisor to a number of companies in the real estate and Information Technology sectors. Mr.Desai has an M.S. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Nandu Thondavadi, Ph. D.

Director

Dr. Thondavadi is the founder of Global Technology Ventures, a consulting firm providing mergers and acquisition advisory services to companies in the information technology sector. He has served in various roles from software development to heading a global IT firm with companies such as EDS, Square D, Coleman and others. Dr. Thondavadi also served as the Clinical Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, IL where he developed and taught graduate courses in Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Enterprise Resource Systems and also developed and taught Executive programs in Strategic Cost Management and Business Process Reengineering. Dr. Thondavadi received his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, IL in 1992; his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and his M.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from the University of Cincinnati, OH, in 1982; his M.Sc. (Tech) in 1977 and his B.Sc. (Tech) in 1975, both in Chemical Technology and both from the University of Bombay, Mumbai, India and his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics from the University of Mysore, India in 1971.

William J. (Jeff) Marshall

Director

Mr. Marshall presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Green Earth Technologies, positions he has held since his appointment on February 3, 2008. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Marshall served as Managing Partner of CRT Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of CRT Capital Group which absorbed RockRidge Capital Partners in 2006 which Mr. Marshall was the Founder & Senior Managing Partner from 2002 to 2006. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Marshall was the Senior Managing Partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners with over $3.5 billion under management and four technology investment funds. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Marshall was with Bear Stearns where he rose to the rank of a Senior Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer and Head of the Communications Technologies Group (CTG) and where, in addition to his other duties, he worked with the Corporate Finance and Technology Group advising both Public and Private companies on financing, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. He was with MCI Communications prior to Bear Stearns. Mr. Marshall was a member of the board of directors of the Securities Industry Association Technology Committee from 1989 to 2005. He is a graduate of New York University in Finance and Computer Applications and Information Systems (B.S.), and the Harvard Management Program in Strategic Technology and Business Development.

Thomas E. Sawyer, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Sawyer is presently the Chairman/CEO of Brazil Gold Corp. a position he has held since 2009 where he is responsible for the strategic planning and organization of this small publicly-traded independent gold exploration company working in Brazil’s Western Amazon basin.  Prior to that, he was the Chairman/CEO of Innova Enterprises, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 where he led the development of patented oil purification technology to reduce waste oil and extend useful life of diesel engines and engine components.  Dr. Sawyer presently serves as a director of Digifonica International Inc., a publicly-traded company exploiting telecommunications patents related to VoIP services. a position he has held since 2007.  He is presently chair of the compensation and audit committees of Digifonica International Inc.  Dr. Sawyer also presently serves as a director of Chief Consolidated Mining, Inc., a position he has held since 2007.  In addition, Dr. Sawyer owns his own consulting business of which he is President and Chief Executive Officer, under the name Sawyer Technologies, LLC, a business he has owned and operated since 2002.  Dr. Sawyer has also served as a trustee of the First European Investment Foundation since 2004 and a senior director of AIM Holdings LTD, Economic Research Institute since 2002.  His prior engagements were as the Chief Technology Officer of Global Light Telecommunications, Inc. from 1998 to 2002, a public company; and as the Chief Executive Officer of NACT Telecommunications, Inc. from 1988 to 1998, a public company.  Dr. Sawyer served in the executive office of three presidential administrations, including serving as a director in the Office of Economic Opportunity, Executive Offices of the President in Washington, D.C. from 1973 to 1974.  Dr. Sawyer has previously served on a number of boards of civic and charitable organizations and as a professor of Brigham Young University from 1974 t0 1978.  Dr. Sawyer received his Ph.D. in Management from Walden University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University.  He also received an M.A. in Business/Urban Affairs from Occidental College and his B.S. in Engineering from U.C.L.A.