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Peter G. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fidelis Security Systems

With more than 25 years of global network security experience, Peter George has an established track record of building companies that deliver sustained growth and profits and in identifying critical worldwide partnership opportunities that strategically expand market share. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Fidelis Security Systems in 2008, Mr. George spent the last seven years as President and CEO of Crossbeam Systems, the market leader in the high-end segment of the Unified Threat Management market, where he took the company from being a pre-revenue start-up to over $50 million in revenue. Previously, he was President of Nortel Networks Enterprise Business in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa, responsible for managing more than 5,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue. Mr. George came to Nortel via their 1998 acquisition of Bay Networks where he was serving as vice president of European operations. During his tenure at Wellfleet and Bay, he played key sales executive roles in New England and in Europe. Prior to joining Wellfleet, Mr. George served as the Northeast regional manager and GM of Canada at 3Com Corporation, and also held senior management positions at Ungerman Bass. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, and has done graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford University.

Gene Savchuk, Chief Technology Officer, Fidelis Security Systems

Mr. Savchuk has been in the computer and networking industry for 15 years, both managing networks and developing commercial network security and management solutions. His first network systems administration program went to market in 1992. In 1995, a remote user authentication solution that he developed was introduced to European markets. Prior to co-founding Fidelis Security Systems, Inc., he served as Director of Software Development at InforMax Inc. and helped to guide it from a startup to a public company with almost 300 employees. At Fidelis, he has been the primary architect and has led the development of Fidelis XPS. Mr. Savchuk holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics and a Master of Computer Science.

Jon Danielson, General Partner, Tudor Ventures

Mr. Danielson joined Tudor Ventures in August 2001. Before joining Tudor, he spent four years at Hambrecht & Quist, now JP Morgan, executing public and private equity transactions for a broad range of Internet, software, and communications companies. Prior to JP Morgan, he worked in business development at a high technology start-up and was a management consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. Danielson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Neocera, Lightspeed Trading and Fidelis Security Systems. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

David Martirano, General Partner, Point Judith Capital

Mr. Martirano leads Point Judith Capital's information technology investing, with a focus on software and communications. He represents the firm on the board of TAZZ Networks, Envista Software, and Vaultus Mobile Technologies, and was previously involved with the firm's investments in Optasite and Taqua (acq. by Tekelec). Prior to Point Judith Capital, Mr. Martirano co-founded Rex Capital, a venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage technology investments. His previous investments include Co-nect (acq. by Pearson), ru-Net Holdings, and SnapGear (acq. by CyberGuard). Mr. Martirano previously was a member of the investment banking group at Cowen & Company. While at Cowen, he executed public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Cowen, he also worked in equity capital markets at both Josephthal Lyon & Ross and Kidder Peabody. He holds a BS from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Geoffrey S. Oblak, General Partner, Ascent Venture Partners

Mr. Oblak has twelve years of experience investing in early stage information technology companies, including nine years at Ascent. Prior to joining Ascent, he served as an investment analyst in the Boston office of Norwest Venture Partners, where he researched emerging technology markets and worked on successful investments such as Quatritek Systems (acq. by Lucent) and Nashoba Networks (acq. by Cisco). Prior to Norwest, Mr. Oblak worked in the audit/business advisory division of Arthur Andersen, LLP, where he was sponsored by the firm in an accelerated MBA program. His current board seats include Exchange Solutions, Fidelis Security Systems, Forefield, Guardium, V.i. Labs, and WebLayers. Mr. Oblak is a CPA, holds a CFA Charter, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He holds a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and MBA from Boston University.

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