Board and Advisors
Dave Drennan (Board member)
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Guy Pedelini (Board member)
Guy is a proven corporate executive with significant experience in leading global and domestic organizational transformation and change. Guy began his career with GE and held progressively more responsible leadership positions within human resources and operations. Following General Electric, he held global human resource leadership roles with Bayer, SGS, Bowne Global Solutions (BGS), Universal Health Services (UHS), and McCann Healthcare Worldwide. He was the first global human resource executive for both Bowne Global Solutions and McCann Healthcare Worldwide (MHW), implementing human resource practices and policies as well as strategy in over 35 different countries. As part of executive leadership teams, Guy was intimately involved in leading due diligence and integration in multiple mergers and acquisitions, including the BGS acquisitions of Berlitz and Mendez, the GE/RCA merger, the UHS acquisition of multiple healthcare facilities, the MHW acquisition of facilities in Europe and Asia and the SGS divestiture of GAB Robbins. Guy holds a Bachelor of Science and and MBA in human resource management. Guy is a founding member of the Board of Directors of NJ Jobs For America’s Graduates (JAG) as well as the Board of Directors of HelpUsAdopt.org, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) financial assistance grant program for adoptive parents.
Russell Hyzen (Board member)
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Donald Plumley (Board member and Acting chairman)
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John Weinberg (Board member)
John is an accomplished high technology industry veteran, with a 30 year career in leadership positions in Engineering, New Product Development, Engineering Management, Marketing, Sales, and Sales Management in three Fortune 500 companies. Following engineering assignments at IBM and Magnex, John joined Seagate Technologies where he held several executive positions including VP of sales, product line management, business development, and worldwide engineering and customer support. During his tenure, he oversaw the desktop products division, which generated over $4 billion in annual revenue. In regard to his international background, John had long term overseas assignments in both Asia and Europe. Following his retirement in 2000, he then co-founded companies in the employment and job advertising arena and continues to be involved in the companies which are both web-based job boards and traditional employment agencies. He holds degrees in both Engineering and Business Administration.
David Currie (Advisor)
David comes to Elanex with a 25 year track record of proven successes in a range of roles, industries and cultures. As co-founder and CEO of ScanAlert, David assembled a team, developed, launched and marketed the world's most recognized security mark, Hacker Safe™, acquired by McAffee in January of 2008. As a consultant to the World Bank, David developed localization technology and tools for the SME Toolkit, a global business portal currently spanning 30 countries and 14 languages. As co-founder and COO of Etera Systems, David developed the world’s first managed application services platform and was key in negotiating a successful merger with Corio. In his career, David has been involved with numerous startups, has served as founder, director, CEO, COO, CTO, CIO or consultant in companies ranging in size from zero to $6B in revenue, and has served on multiple corporate boards. David has called the US, England and France home, and has led technology projects across North America, Hong Kong, China (PRC), Western, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Indonesia and the Balkans.
Mary Janaitis (Advisor)
Mary is the founder and principal of MSJ Consulting, an organizational development consulting firm based in the San Francisco
Bay Area. Mary works with start-ups and their leaders to identify and rapidly address a wide variety of organizational issues,
delivering formal presentations, helping with conflict resolution, conducting human resource audits,
providing expert assessment of candidates for key positions, developing policies and procedures,
and designing customized training programs for a variety of needs.
Prior to founding MSJ, Mary was the Asia Pacific head of Human Resources for Arthur D. Little, the world's oldest management consulting firm,
where she helped build infrastructure and established important cross-cultural and organizational links. Mary is a graduate of Cornell University
with an A.B. in English. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She facilitates the NAWBO-San Francisco Leaders’ Circle, a program designed to promote the development and success of women who own multi-million dollar businesses in the Bay Area.
Mark D. Watson (Advisor)
Mark is a senior professional and entrepreneur with a comprehensive track record of achievement, both as an employee and employer.
Currently, Mark is Managing Director and founder of a number of start-up companies throughout the United Kingdom.
Most recently he held senior global sales and operations positions with Williams Lea / Deutsche Post DHL with considerable
global operations responsibility. Previously he held senior roles with Gartner Inc, ABB and Teletech Inc.
As an executive, Mark has generated many considerable revenues, delivered consistent year on year growth,
and turned around many underperforming teams and operations. He has set-up and overseen a number of large
off-shore and near-shore centers across India and Europe and managed teams that spanned 46 locations globally
covering a 24 x 7 structure. Mark originally studied as an engineer at Loughborough University, has lived and
worked in a variety of locations globally, and now resides in the United Kingdom.