Karl Maier is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of Market Force Information, including all aspects of strategy and execution. In recognition of Market Force Informationâ€™s success and his outstanding leadership, Mr. Maier was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The YearÂ® 2008 award winner in the Rocky Mountain region. Prior to founding Market Force Information, Mr. Maier was the Executive Chairman of the Board of Vector ESP, a provider of professional Information Technology services that was ultimately acquired by MTM Technologies, Inc., a publicly-traded IT services firm. Before Vector, Mr. Maier was the Chief Executive Officer of VIA NET.WORKS, a public international Internet service provider. He was recruited by the Board of Directors and successfully led the companyâ€™s turn-around. Prior to VIA, Mr. Maier was the President & CEO of Cordillera Communications, Corp., a Latin American wireless service provider that was acquired by Nextel International. Prior to Cordillera, Mr. Maier worked in Germany serving as Vice President of Freyberg Hambros, a Frankfurt-based investment banking boutique, and as CFO of Berlin Kosmetik GmbH, a cosmetics manufacturer in Berlin. Previously, he was an Assistant Vice President at the Bank of Boston. He received a B.A. from Bowdoin College.