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.
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.
Laura L. SiegalDirector
Laura Siegal is a partner and chief financial officer at Acorn Growth Companies (Acorn), a private equity firm focused on aerospace, defense, intelligence and space investments. She is responsible for providing accounting, financial and business leadership to Acorn and its portfolio companies seeking to improve the financial performance of each company under management. Ms. Siegal is a public company director and results-oriented leader with over 30 years of experience providing strategic guidance and operational oversight, with a passion for business success and talent growth. She has significant experience with strategic initiatives addressing opportunities and changing cycles resulting in successful business transformations. Her strengths include developing talent, integrating domestic and international teams, providing technical and financial oversight for public equity offerings, private placements, public and bank debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and interactions with the SEC. During her career she has completed over twenty-five acquisitions and multiple divestitures. Prior to joining Acorn, Ms. Siegal was the chief financial officer and member of the board of directors at NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic solutions. During her six-year tenure at NEOTech, the company has had significant revenue growth and diversified its market sectors from aerospace and defense into other high reliability areas in the medical and industrial sectors. Prior to joining NEOTech, she spent 13 years at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., (NASDAQ: KTOS), where she served as vice president and corporate controller, and vice president of finance and treasurer. Since October 2019, Ms. Siegal has served as a director of Creation Technologies Ltd, a privately held company that provides end-to-end, scalable electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers and other companies around the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and is a CPA.
Dennis W. ZankDirectorDennis W. Zank has served as a director since January 21, 2020. From January 2012 until stepping down in September 2018, Mr. Zank served as Chief Operating Officer of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (“RJF”) responsible for domestic private client group businesses as well as many of RJF’s corporate, administrative and sales support departments. Prior to that, Mr. Zank served as President of Raymond James & Associates, a subsidiary of RJF, responsible for domestic employee channel private client business, from October 2002 to January 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Zank served in a number of financial and operational management positions with RJF and RJF subsidiaries, holding titles such as Executive Vice President of Operations and Administration, Sr. Vice President, Controller and Treasurer, since joining the RJF in 1978. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Zank served on the board of directors of the Options Clearing Corporation. He also served on the board of directors of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Zank has been actively involved in the Corporate Mentorship Program at the University of South Florida since inception over 25 years ago. Mr. Zank holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and a M.B.A. from the University of Tampa. Mr. Zank offers to our Board extensive, hands-on operating experience in capital management, allocation of capital, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions.