BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Parris H. Holmes has served as a director of the Company since July 1998. He previously served on the Company’s Board of Directors from March 1992 until April 1996. Mr. Holmes served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of New Century Equity Holdings Corporation from May 1996 to June 2004. Mr. Holmes served as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of USLD Communications Corp., formerly U.S. Long Distance Corp. (“USLD”), from September 1986 until August 1996, and served as Chairman of the Board of USLD until June 2, 1997. Prior to March 1993, Mr. Holmes also served as President of USLD. Mr. Holmes was a member of the Board of Directors of Princeton eCom Corporation, a leading provider of electronic bill presentment and payment services, from September 1998 until March 2004. Mr. Holmes served as a member of the Board of Directors of Tanisys Technology Inc. from June 1993 through January 2002. Mr. Holmes brings to the Board of Directors extensive experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Board member of numerous public and private companies in many industries.
F. Gardner Parker has served as a director of the Company since February 2003, served as the Company’s Lead Director from November 2008 through November 2010 and served as the non-executive Chair of the Board from November 2010 to November 2016. Mr. Parker serves on the board of directors of two other public companies, including: Carrizo Oil & Gas and Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure. In the past, Mr. Parker served on the boards of Camden Property Trust, Crown Resources, Blue Dolphin Energy Company, Hercules Offshore, Pinnacle Oil & Gas and Triangle Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Parker was previously with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young LLP) for 14 years, seven of which he served as a partner. Mr. Parker is a 2011 National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Board Leadership Fellow (through December 2013), completing a program of study for experienced corporate directors covering leading practices for boards and committees. Mr. Parker brings to the Board of Directors an extensive background in accounting and tax matters, experience as a director on the boards and audit committees of numerous public and private companies, and financial experience through his involvement in structuring private and venture capital investments for the past 25 years.
David P. Tusa was appointed President of the Company in June 2010, Chief Executive Officer on September 30, 2010 and a member of the Board of Directors in November 2010. He joined the Company in February 2003 as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Business Development and served in such positions until he was named President of the Company in June 2010. Mr. Tusa was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Billing Concepts Corp. from August 1999 until June 2004. Prior to Billing Concepts, Mr. Tusa was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Legal Support, a provider of litigation support services, during the period from September 1997 to August 1999. Mr. Tusa also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Serv-Tech, Inc., a publicly-held provider of specialty services to industrial customers in multiple industries, from April 1994 through August 1997. Additionally, Mr. Tusa held various positions with CRSS, Inc., a publicly-held diversified services company from May 1990 through April 1994. Mr. Tusa served as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Company from October 2001 to February 2003. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA from the University of Houston. Mr. Tusa brings to the Board of Directors extensive knowledge of the Company and its operations gained over his years of service as an advisor or executive of the company as well as his experience as a senior corporate executive with other high growth public companies, his financial and accounting experience, and his experience as a director of other public companies.