Mr. Michael joined the Company in May 2003. From 2002 to early 2003, Mr. Michael served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Starbase Software Corporation, a publicly traded developer of application lifecycle management software. During his tenure at Starbase, Mr. Michael was responsible for developing and implementing the marketing campaign to reestablish the leadership position of Starbase’s applications and technology in the company’s target market segments. Mr. Michael was also a key member of the senior management team that facilitated the sale of Starbase to Borland Software Corporation in January 2003. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Michael served as Vice President of Marketing at NQL, Inc., a publicly traded software company that developed one of the world’s first commercially available intelligent agent languages (Network Query Language) used for massive content gathering and publishing. Prior to NQL, Mr. Michael held various marketing management positions at AST Computers, Inc and Alpha Microsystems. Mr. Michael holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton.