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Management / Directors


Chairman & Founder - Michael T. McKibben - Chairman's Blog

COO, Director - James E. Sobwick

Director, Policy - Maynard Anderson

Director, Security & Strategy - William DeGenaro

Director, Marketing - Richard Fullerton

Director, M&A - John Mott

Director, Strategy - Riad Yammine



Management / Director Bios

Michael T. McKibben, Chairman & Founder - Chairman's Blog - mmckibben at
Mike McKibben founded Leader Technologies® in 1997 to develop and market software to provide better leadership communications to large and small enterprises. This effort has led to the award of the first of numerous patents pending by the United States Patent and Trademark Office - U.S. Patent No. 7,139,761. This patent is the foundation of the Digital Leaderboard™ platform engine that drives Leader® products and services. This web-based platform enables large-scale voice, video and data collaboration without all the overhead and cost normally associated with integrated communications. Currently Leader offers next-generation conference calling services through its Leader Phone® brand and voice alerting services through its Leader Alert®  brand. Previously, as Founder and CEO of Planning Works, Inc. Mr. the rapid redevelopment of AT&T's flagship unified messaging software AT&T AccessPlus on all Microsoft Windows platforms in close cooperation with AT&T Bell Labs and multiple AT&T messaging and Internet business units. He has also designed and built software applications for decision support, knowledge management, executive information, personal information management, and personal digital assistants on various platforms. Before transforming his consulting practice into software development, Mr. McKibben spent over ten years as a strategic management and productivity consultant with clients such as IBM, NCR, AT&T, Gillette, PaineWebber, The Bank Administration Institute, The Ohio State University, Chemical Abstracts, National Aerospace Plane Project, and Lennox Industries. He is a graduate in civil engineering from The Ohio State University and has authored numerous books and publications on leadership and management. He was a finalist for the Columbus Technology Council's 2007 TOP CAT Award for Executive of the Year, under 50 employees. Leader was also a finalist for Service of the Year. Mr. McKibben's Leader responsibilities are company vision, strategy, strategic relationships, marketing and sales, investor relations, product design, and recruiting.

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James E. Sobwick, Chief Operating Officer jsobwick at
Mr. Sobwick has twenty-three years of experience in telecommunications. Most notably, as CEO of ConQuest Telecommunications, he engineered the $100 million sale of ConQuest to SmarTalk (NASD:SMTK), a pre-paid calling card company, that subsequently sold to AT&T. In the merger, he became the CTO/CIO of SmarTalk and built out an infrastructure capable of supporting $1 billion in revenue with such customers as the U.S. Postal Service and leading mass merchandisers, consumer electronics retailers, supermarkets, hotels, home office superstores and convenience stores throughout North America and the U.K. Mr. Sobwick has served in various corporate capacities including CEO, CTO, CIO, Director, CFO, Strategic Planning and Operations. From 1984 to 1987 was a co-founder of LCI International, a Midwest based fiber optic carrier, that eventual sold to Qwest. Mr. Sobwick's most recent position was CEO/Director of Communications III, a video conferencing and competitive local exchange carrier. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Operations Research eventually with an MBA in Quantitative Management Techniques from Kent State University.

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Richard Fullerton, Director, Marketing
Mr. Fullerton is President of TSG/Empire Great Lakes, Inc. where he manages a full-service sales, marketing and retail services organization specializing in and supporting over $200 million in grocery and food general merchandising revenue for companies like The Kroger Co.

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Maynard Anderson, Director
Mr. Anderson is currently President of Arcadia Group. He is a former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Security Policy and was the United States representative to NATO. He was responsible for providing staff advice and assistance to the Under Secretary of Defense in the development of overall defense policy for international security programs, national disclosure policy, special access programs, NATO security, the Foreign Disclosure and Technical Information System (FORDTIS), and related security policy automations systems, as well as emergency planning and preparedness, crisis management, and special and sensitive activities. Mr. Anderson received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive in 1985 and 1992 and the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award for exceptional contributions to the national security. His Leader responsibilities include policy, strategy, intellectual property, security, government and corporate relations.

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William (Bill) DeGenaro, Director, Security & Strategy Advisor
Bill DeGenaro is President of DeGenaro & Associates, a business intelligence services firm. He was the Director of Business Research & Analysis for 3M Company. He also served 3M Company as Director of Innovation Resources and Strategic Planning Director. He served the White House as Director of Strategic Countermeasures Planning under Presidents Reagan and Bush. Mr. DeGenaro is the co-founder and principle of The Center for Operational Business Intelligence and he is a Fellow and Director of the Society of Competitive Intelligence. He holds a management degree from the University of Illinois and advanced degrees from Harvard University, Columbia University, the Joint Military Intelligence College, and the University of Minnesota. His Leader responsibilities include business intelligence, intellectual property, security and strategic planning.

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John Mott, Director, M&A
Mr. Mott is currently a partner in Corporate Financing Associates, an investment banking firm. He has over 35 years of experience in senior corporate leadership including strategy, development, P&L line management, mergers and acquisitions, professional services and various senior executive roles with EDS, Ernst & Young, Perot Systems, AMR Information Services, BSG Corp, and MCI.  He served as President of EDS Korea and EDS (worldwide) Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. His Leader responsibilities include finance, business development and intellectual property.

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Riad Yammine, Director, M&A
Riad is currently a principal in a number of Findlay, Ohio Chamber of Commerce and community redevelopment projects and also serves on the boards for a number of technology companies. Riad was formerly a member of the board of Marathon Oil Company. He was the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC/SSA, and before that served as President of Speedway SuperAmerica, the multibillion dollar retail arm of Marathon Ashland Pretroleum LLC with over 20,000 employees under his leadership; perhaps most well known for the “Speedway” and “SuperAmerica” stations around the country. Prior to these positions he was President and a Director of Marathon Pipe Line Company. His professional and philanthropic activities are many and include the American Petroleum Institute, Ohio Valley Improvement Association, Ohio Registered Professional Engineers Association, Clark County Chamber of Commerce, Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Wright State University Foundation, Clark County United Way, Boy Scouts, Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio), Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio and the Parkinson Foundation of Northwestern Ohio. His Leader responsibilities include finance, business development, policy and growth strategy.

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