Board of Directors
Tom ThomasChairman of the Board
Thomas L. Thomas is the managing partner of T2 Partners, a private management consulting and investment business which he founded in January 2011. In addition, Mr. Thomas served as the Executive Chairman and CEO of International Decision Systems, a provider of software and solutions for the equipment finance market, from September 2009 to January 2011. From 2004 to July 2008, Mr. Thomas was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Global Exchange Services, a provider of business to business EDI and supply chain management solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Thomas served as the President and CEO at several software, analytics and technology companies, including HAHT Commerce, Ajuba Solutions, and Vantive Corporation, and as the First Chief Information Officer for Dell Computer Corporation and 3Com Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thomas also held various senior executive management positions at Kraft General Foods, Sara Lee Corporation and W. R. Grace. Since July 2017, Mr. Thomas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIP Software Corporation, a provider of software solutions in the insurance industry. Since 2012, Mr. Thomas has served as a director of Accurate Group, which specializes in the appraisal and title services business where technology has been instrumental in redefining the transaction model for the industry. He has also served on the board of directors of infoGroup, Inc. from January 2009 to July 2010, and served as a director on the boards of a wide range of technology companies, including ATL Products, Vantive Corporation, Interwoven, iManage, FrontRange Solutions, IDS International, and Quofore International. Mr. Thomas has served as a director of Iteris since 1999 and as our Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Thomas offers to our Board of Directors valuable business, leadership and strategic insights obtained through his service as an executive and as a member of the board of directors in a variety of industries and businesses, including a number of leading technology companies, and his experience in working with companies through several stages of their development.
Joe Bergera has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since September 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bergera served as Group Vice President, Software of Roper Technologies, Inc. (formerly, Roper Industries) since September 2011 and as President of iTradeNetwork, a Roper subsidiary, since August 2013. He was the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tax Solutions at CCH Wolters Kluwer from March 2011 to September 2011 and served in senior executive positions with Sage Software from 2004 to March 2011, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global CRM. Mr. Bergera holds a B.A. degree in Government from Colby College, an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and an A.M. in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Mr. Bergera has over 20 years of experience in technology-related companies and provides extensive management and global software and service industry knowledge to the Board.
D. Kyle Cerminara, CFADirector
D. Kyle Cerminara has been Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, LLC (‘‘FGI’’), an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds, since April 2012. FGI is a significant stockholder of the Company. Mr. Cerminara has also served as the Co-Chief Investment Officer of CWA Asset Management Group, LLC d/b/a Capital Wealth Advisors (‘‘CWA’’), a wealth advisor and multi-family office affiliated with FGI, since December 2012. In addition, he has served Ballantyne Strong, Inc., a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, as a director since February 2015, as its Chairman since May 2015 and as its Chief Executive Officer since November 2015. Mr. Cerminara also serves as President and Trustee of StrongVest ETF Trust and Chief Executive Officer of StrongVest Global Advisors, LLC. StrongVest Global Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, is an investment advisor, and CWA is a sub-advisor, to CWA Income ETF, an exchange-traded fund and series of StrongVest ETF Trust. Mr. Cerminara is a member of the Board of Directors of a number of publicly-held companies focused in the technology, insurance and communication sectors, including Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTN), since 2015, RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE MKT: RWC), a publicly-traded manufacturer, since 2015, 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIH), a holding company, which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing property and casualty insurance, since December 2016, and Itasca Capital, Ltd. (TSXV: ICL) (formerly Kobex Capital Corp.), a publicly-traded investment firm, since June 2016. He also served on the Board of Directors of Magnetek, Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer, in 2015.
Prior to co-founding FGI and partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management from 2011 to 2012, a Director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management from 2009 to 2011, and a Portfolio Manager and Director at CR Intrinsic Investors from 2007 to 2009. Before joining CR Intrinsic Investors, Mr. Cerminara was a Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst at T. Rowe Price from 2001 to 2007 and an Analyst at Legg Mason from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Cerminara received an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a B.S. degree in Finance and Accounting from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, an NCAA Academic All American and Co-Captain of the men’s varsity tennis team. He also completed a China Executive Residency at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, China. Mr. Cerminara holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (‘‘CFA’’) designation. Mr. Cerminara has served as a director of Iteris since August 2016 and brings to the Board the perspective of one of the Company’s largest stockholders. He also offers to the Board valuable insights obtained through his management and operational experience and extensive experience in the financial industry, including investing, capital allocation, finance and financial analysis of public companies.
Kevin C. Daly Ph.D.Director
Kevin C. Daly, Ph.D served as our interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2015 to September 2015. Prior to his service as our interim CEO, Dr. Daly served as the CEO of Maxxess Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic security systems, from November 2005. Between August 2007 and August 2009, Dr. Daly also served as CEO of iStor Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of IP SAN storage systems. Prior to that, he served as the CEO of several technology companies, including Avamar Technologies, Inc. and ATL Products, Inc. Dr. Daly served on the board of directors of sTec, Inc., a provider of solid state disk systems, from May 2010 until the acquisition of the company in September 2013 by Western Digital Corporation. Dr. Daly received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and M.S., M.A. and Ph.D degrees in Engineering from Princeton University. He has served as a director of Iteris since 1993. Having served as the CEO of several technology companies and as a director of both private and public companies, Dr. Daly offers to the Board a wealth of management and leadership experience, as well as an understanding of issues faced by such companies.
Scott E. DeeterDirectorScott E. Deeter has served as a director since February 23, 2017. Mr. Deeter has served as Ventria Bioscience Inc.’s President and CEO and as a director since 2002. Ventria is the first company to commercialize recombinant proteins derived from a plant-based manufacturing system. From 1999 to 2001, he served as President and CEO and as a director of CyberCrop.com Incorporated, a supply chain software company connecting producers with their markets to optimize quality, logistics and efficiency. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Deeter served as Vice President of Agriculture of Koch Industries, Inc. Previously, Mr. Deeter held various positions at Cargill, Incorporated as well as started and led a joint venture between Cargill and F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. that commercialized pharmaceutical intermediates and functional food ingredients. Earlier in his career, Mr. Deeter was a member of the Technology and Life Sciences Group of Salomon Brothers Inc. He received a BSc degree in Economics from the University of Kansas; an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago; and an MSc degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. Mr. Deeter is a proven leader who is widely known across entrepreneurial sectors of the agribusiness and agricultural biotech industry.
Gerard M. Mooney retired from International Business Machines Corporation (‘‘IBM’’) in March 2014, after serving in a number of senior positions since 2000. Most recently, he served as the Vice President Strategy for IBM’s Public Sector from February 2012 until his retirement, as the General Manager, Global Smarter Cities for IBM from November 2011 to February 2012, and as the General Manager, Global Government and Education for IBM from 2008 to November 2011. He served as Vice President of IBM’s Venture Capital Group from 2000 to 2008. Before joining IBM, Mr. Mooney held various management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company for six years. Mr. Mooney has extensive operational and financial experience across a broad range of technology-based companies, from start-ups to large public companies, and has considerable experience with the major customers in the professional transportation market. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and is also active in the intelligent search technology, cognitive intelligence, AI, data mining and visualization tools industries. Mr. Mooney currently serves as a director of inno360 and cofounder of theinnovationexchange, which offers SaaS cognitive platforms. He received a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Mount Saint Mary’s College, an M.S. degree in Accounting from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Mooney has served as a director of Iteris since September 2013 and brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience in setting and implementing strategy for both large and small technology organizations, deep category knowledge of the intelligent transportation market, and familiarity with many key customers for intelligent transportation solutions.
Mikel H. Williams has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Targus Cayman Holdco Limited, a leading global supplier that designs, develops and sells products for the mobile worker, including laptop cases, docking stations and accessories for mobile electronic devices, since February 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Williams served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of JPS Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of sheet and mechanically formed glass and aramid substrate materials for the electronics, aerospace, ballistics and general industrial applications, from May 2013 until its sale in July 2015. Mr. Williams was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of DDi Corp., a leading provider of time-critical, technologically advanced electronics manufacturing services, from November 2005 to May 2012 and a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DDi from November 2004 to October 2005. DDi was sold in May of 2012. He has also served in various management positions with several companies in the technology and professional services related industries. Mr. Williams began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland. Mr. Williams also serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC Inc.). He was added to USEC’s board of directors in October 2013 on the recommendation of certain holders of USEC’s convertible senior notes as USEC was considering a bankruptcy restructuring, which was successfully initiated and completed in 2014. Since October 2015, Mr. Williams also serves on the board of directors of B. Riley Financial, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Lightbridge Communications Corporation until it was sold in January 2015, and Tellabs, Inc. until it was sold in December 2013. Mr. Williams received his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgetown. Mr. Williams has served as a director of Iteris since April 2011 and provides the Board of Directors with operational and public company experience and valuable strategic insights through his many years of leadership positions in technology-related companies with international operations, as well as valuable knowledge and insights in finance and financial reporting matters.