Board of Directors
W. Kip Speyer
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board
W. Kip Speyer has been our CEO, President and Chairman of the Board since May 2010. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Speyer served as a director, the president and chief executive officer of Speyer Door and Window, LLC, which was sold to Haddon Windows, LLC (SecuraSeal, LLC, AccuWeld Corporation) in December 2009. From October 2002 to May 2005 Mr. Speyer had been a private investor. Mr. Speyer was president and chief executive officer of Intelligent Systems Software, Inc. (ISSI) from October 2000 through June 2002, whereby Mr. Speyer became chief executive officer of ICAD, Inc. (ICAD: Nasdaq) which was a combination of ISSI and Howtek, Inc. (HOWT:Nasdaq). Mr. Speyer was the president and chief executive officer of Galileo Corporation (GAEO: Nasdaq) from 1998 to 1999. Galileo Corporation changed its name to NetOptix (OPTX: Nasdaq) and was merged with Corning Corporation (GLW: NYSE) in a stock purchase in May 2000. From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Speyer was the president of Leisegang Medical Group, three medical device companies owned by Galileo Corporation. Prior to joining Galileo Corporation, Mr. Speyer founded Leisegang Medical, Inc. and served as its president and chief executive officer from 1986 to 1996. Leisegang Medical, Inc. was a company specializing in medical devices for women’s health. From 1982 to 1985 Mr. Speyer served as president of Hays Medical Companies, a six-company multi-national and part of the Hays Group. Mr. Speyer is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1972. Mr. W. Kip Speyer is the father of Mr. Todd F. Speyer.
Todd F. Speyer
Vice President, Digital
Todd F. Speyer has been a member of the board of directors and an employee of our company since January 2011, currently serving as our Digital Director. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Speyer was the marketing and product manager for Speyer Door and Window from 2005 to 2009. He was responsible for developing all the company’s websites, from product conception in 2005 through the sale of the company in 2009, including writing copy and initiating animations on the website to illustrate product concept prior to prototype completion. Additionally, he was responsible for market research, pricing, design, feature and studying distribution characteristics of other companies in the door and window space. His input was felt in product design areas including, pricing, colors, appearance, features, performance and overall perceived salability. Mr. Speyer created the Speyer Seven product features as the most important customer buying attributes based on customer feedback. Mr. Speyer graduated from Florida State University in 2004 with a BA in English Literature. Mr. Todd F. Speyer is the son of Mr. W. Kip Speyer.
Richard Rogers has been a member of our board of directors since July 2013. For more than the past five years Mr. Rogers has been the president and chief executive officer of On Course Insurance, Inc., which provides custom insurance analysis to create the appropriate customer solution for its clients. As an independent agency On Course Insurance represents multiple insurance carriers. Mr. Rogers has been in the insurance industry since 1985. Mr. Rogers is a graduate of West Chester University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in pre-law in 1978.
Todd F. Davenport has been a director since February 2012. Mr. Davenport is an accomplished executive with significant domestic and international marketing, sales and general managerial experience. He most recently served as President and CEO of Oxira Medical, Inc., Boca Raton, FL from 2008 to 2012. Oxira Medical, Inc., formerly known as Breeze Medical, Inc., was a pre-commercialization stage company targeting the development of catheter-based medical products to be used in the treatment of coronary arteries. Mr. Davenport was recruited by the board of Cardio Optics, Inc. to be its President and CEO, where he worked from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that he was President, CEO and co-founder of Viacor, Inc. from 2000 to 2004. During this time he was the co-inventor of eight issued U.S. patents. Mr. Davenport’s early career began in 1972 where he worked as a Sales Rep for C.R. Bard, Inc., a major international medical device company. Additional work experience included Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cordis Corporation from 1974 to 1986, Vice President and GM for Abiomed, Inc. from 1986 to 1990, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Baxter International, Inc. from 1990 to 1992, President, International Division, St. Jude Medical, Inc., from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Davenport served on the boards of the World Medical Manufacturing Corporation from 1995 to 1996 and Net Optix, Inc. from 1997 to 2000.
Charles H. Lichtman
Charles H. Lichtman has been a member of our board of directors since October 2014. For more than the past 10 years he has been a partner at the law firm of Berger Singerman in its Fort Lauderdale, Florida office. Mr. Lichtman’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trial practice. He has significant experience in large fraud, corporate shareholder, finance and receivership/trustee cases of all types and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Lichtman received an A.B. Double Major with honors from Indiana University and Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, College of Law.