Eccentex Board of Directors
The Eccentex management team is an assembly of innovative, seasoned professionals. Its leaders have represented many of the largest and most well-respected businesses in the world.
Chairman of the Board
Andrew Intrater has over 25 years of experience in general management, including business and transaction experience obtained from leadership roles in the technology and asset management sectors, as well as over 16 years of service on the boards of directors of public companies. Andy has been Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Nova, a multi-strategy investment firm, since January 2000. While at Columbus Nova Andy grew its CLO asset management platform from $2 billion of assets under management in 2007 into one of the largest, leading CLO asset managers with over $15 billion of assets under management. He also completed a $51-million equity/debt investment in 2005 for a controlling stake in MOCC (Moscow Cablecom Corp-today known as AKADO), a Moscow-based broadband MSO.
In 1985 he founded ATI, the predecessor of Oryx Technology Corp. He served Oryx as President and Chief operating Officer until 1999 as it grew into a leading manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment. While at Oryx he led its 1994 IPO and oversaw two strategic acquisitions, including the purchase of Zenith’s power converter division. He also introduced a transportable, secondary ion mass spectrometer to QA groups in the hard disk and magnetic read/write head markets.
He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and performed graduate studies in Materials Science at Columbia University.
Head of VTB Venture Capital Business
Mr. Aidar Kaliev joined the VTB team in 2010. In years 2008-2009 he was the Chairman of the board of Summa Telecom, internet broadband start-up in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In 2006-2008 he was a CEO of Eventis Telecom, GSM and fixed-line start-up in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Georgia. Mr. Kaliev has wide experience in the Central Asian region. During 2001 - 2005, in Kyrgyzstan, he managed JSC Electric Power Plants as Deputy General Director for Finance, Economics and International Relations and JSC Kyrgyzgas as a First Deputy General Director.
Aidar Kaliev majored in Operations Research in Economics, and graduated from St. Petersburg State University with distinction.
Member of the Board
Mr. Okmianski has significant experience in management of venture enterprises as well as in R&D, high-tech and engineering. After graduating from Omsk State University (Russia), he started his professional career as a high school teacher, then engineer, senior engineer and chief engineer of Design Bureau 'Karat', Omsk, Russia. In 1990, he founded a Siberian Association for Promotion of International Economic Relations (SAPIER) that embraced and supported 18 companies in various areas of business. During 1990-1996, SAPIER made a significant impact in facilitating international business contacts between local and American businessmen and companies. That helped him gain invaluable experience in building a variety of joint ventures with highest quality possible and, at the same time, with very limited resources within a tight period of time. He acquired there another valuable experience of managing a large group of very talented and diverse people such as outstanding scientists, promising businessmen and staff members.
After moving to the United States in 1996, Mr. Okmianski served as Vice President of Nixxon Chemical Group, Inc. San Francisco, until 1998. In 1999, he established and is currently leading Open Space Association, a non-profit organization with a main purpose of promoting advanced space technologies mostly developed in Russia, to the United States of America. Since 2001, he is serving as a partner and Director of Development of AddGlobe, LLC. Mr. Okmianski earned his Master's Degree in Physics from Omsk State University, Russia.
Chief Strategy Officer, Founder
A 20+ year high-tech expert with extensive knowledge in business process automation, Alex has a strong track record of successful business leadership, building organizations that have achieved, and sustained, long-term growth and profitability.
Mr. Stein's mission at Eccentex is to lead the company in delivering cutting-edge, multi-featured and affordable solutions to organizations and professionals enabling significant reductions in operating costs and increasing efficiency.
Prior to Eccentex, Alex was CEO and co-founder of Datamax Technologies. As one of the early pioneers in business process management (BPM) and document management technologies, Datamax has consistently grown and delivered cutting edge comprehensive BPM solutions to organizations worldwide. Datamax was acquired by Exigen Group in 2000.
From 2000 to 2006, Alex held an executive position at Exigen Group, where he oversaw strategy, definition, execution and go-to-market plans of Exigen products to the government sector. Exigen grew to $70M in revenue.
Chief Executive Officer
Glen E. Schrank most recently was President and CEO of HireRight, a Software as a Service (SaaS) company. As a member of the executive team, he contributed to growing HireRight from $ 20M to $ 182M in revenue, launching a successful IPO on NASDAQ, and getting acquired for approximately 25X EBITDA.
Prior to HireRight, Mr. Schrank spent more than 25 years in leadership roles in a variety of technology-based businesses, including 15 years at IBM where he served as a Business Unit Executive with P&L responsibility. He also served as Vice President of Sales at i2 Technologies, a company providing supply chain management solutions including offerings in enterprise software, SaaS, and outsourced services. Glen's leadership experience also includes serving as Business Development Director for SPSS, a provider of predictive analytics software and solutions, and VP of Sales for Creative Multimedia, an internet/intranet company providing a platform for content delivery.
Mr. Schrank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC). He is a faculty lecturer on Growth Strategies and Entrepreneurship for the MBA program at the University of California Irvine (UCI), Paul Merage School of Business.
Member of the Board
Jeff Sakaguchi has 30 years of business and executive management experience. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neah Power Systems, Inc., an early-stage fuel cell company, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Region of the American Red Cross. Mr. Sakaguchi was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Robotics Retail, Inc., an early-stage technology company bringing an integrated robotic vision and object recognition software and hardware solution to the retail industry. Prior to that, Mr. Sakaguchi was a senior partner with Accenture, a leading global management and information technology consulting and outsourcing firm, and a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, a renowned strategy consulting firm. Mr. Sakaguchi was also an engineering manager with Chevron Corporation. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sakaguchi was appointed Commissioner of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and is an Educational Counselor for MIT.
Member of the Board
Victor Belogub is focused on investments in venture capital funds across a variety of industries and geographies. He joined the VTB Capital venture business team in 2008. Victor has more than 9 years of experience working with start-up companies. He founded and managed two companies in the retail and advertising industries. Victor has also previously served as a government official. He is a member of the “AiHit”, “RNT” (the first Russian venture-backed IPO), “Returnil”, and “Oktogo.ru” boards.
He holds an MBA degree from Cranfield School of Management (United Kingdom).