Currently the Board Chair for RightAnswers, Mark has been in the technology business since the formative years of Silicon Valley in the 1980s. He has served as executive, acting executive and consultant for more than 30 technology companies in the Silicon Valley and on the East Coast as CEO, and has taken four companies public as CFO. Mark also spent time setting up a network of software distributors in Europe and the Far East.
Other positions Mark has held include Venture Partner for Prism Opportunity Fund where he sourced deals and represented Prism on Boards. Mark serves on a number of technology company and non-profit Boards and has also done work in the alternate energy field and in developing economies.
Robert Chefitz is currently a General Partner at the NJTC Venture Fund, which makes catalytic seed, start-up, and early stage venture capital investments. Prior to joining the NJTC Venture Fund, he was formerly a general partner at Apax Partners in New York for 15 years and at Golder Thoma Cressey in Chicago for 7 years. He has extensive experience in both early stage companies and large leveraged buyouts, and is a past president of the NY Venture Association. He currently sits on the Boards of Directors at CML Emergency Services, Cebatech, Cylex, Hycrete, and Linguagen, and is an observer on the Board of Valera Pharmaceuticals.
Robert Finkel is President and founder of Prism Capital, the management company of the Prism Opportunity Fund and the Prism Mezzanine Fund. For the last seventeen years he has been completing middle market transactions, the last fifteen years in the Chicago private equity he has overseen equity fund deployment into fourteen portfolio companies and mezzanine fund deployment into four companies. Robert currently serves on the Boards of Penn-Wheeling Closure and Artromick, Inc. and is a founder and currently serves as Chairman of the Illinois Venture Capital Association. He also serves on the board of Chicago Junior Achievement.
Prior to his current position as CEO and President of RightAnswers, Mr. Weinstein served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at ePresence, a market leader in delivering secure identity management solutions based on directory technology. Mr. Weinstein joined ePresence following its acquisition of Strategic Network Designs (SND), an IT consulting group specializing in sales automation solutions, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During his tenure at SND, he headed a comprehensive sales and marketing effort that doubled revenues within 18 months and led to the company’s acquisition by ePresence in 2000.
Previously, Mr. Weinstein was National Sales Manager for Magic Solutions, Inc., where he was recruited to build out the national field sales organization. He has also held sales management and marketing positions at NYNEX and AGS Information Services.