Martin M. Hale, Jr. has served as a director since September 2012. Since 2007, he has served as founder, Chief Executive Officer of Hale Capital Partners, L.P., an investment firm that applies a private equity skill set and focus to investing in small and micro-cap public companies. He has 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity helping public and private companies grow as a board member and investor. Before joining Hale Capital Investors, Mr. Hale was a Managing Director and member of the founding team of Pequot Ventures d/b/a FirstMark Capital, which he joined in 1997. He served as a member of its Investment and Operating Committees from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining Pequot Ventures, Mr. Hale was an associate with Geocapital Partners, an early stage venture capital firm. Prior to joining Geocapital Partners, Mr. Hale was an analyst in information technology M&A at Broadview International. Mr. Hale currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Telanetix, Inc. and as a board member of United Silver Corp. Within the past five years, Mr. Hale has also served on the board of directors of Paradigm Holdings Inc. prior to its sale to CACI. Other historical board roles have included Flarion Corporation (sold to Qualcomm), Celiant Corporation (sold to Andrew Corporation), Analex Corporation (public company, sold to QinetiQ UK), Vallent Corporation (sold to IBM Corporation) and Aurora Flight Sciences. He also has extensive board committee experience including compensation, audit, and governance. Mr. Hale graduated from Yale University with a B.A. cum laude with distinction. Mr. Hale was designated as a director nominee by Hale Capital pursuant to its rights under the Side Letter agreement related to Adept’s 2012 preferred stock financing.
Benjamin A. Burditt has served as a director of Adept since August 2011. Since January 2011, he has served as a Managing Partner of Princeton Strategic Advisors LLC, a management consulting firm. From mid-2004 to December 2010, Mr. Burditt served as Partner for the Special Situations Fund where he invested in micro-cap stocks across several industry sectors including technology and healthcare. Prior to this, he co-founded Scripps Venture LLC and served as its Senior Vice President, and also served as a Senior Vice President of United Media. Previously Mr. Burditt served as a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and as an Associate at Prudential-Bache Securities. Currently, he also serves on the board of directors of Intermap Technologies Corp. and Pardee Resources. Mr. Burditt's professional background includes 30 years' experience in strategic, operational and organizational management as well as a deep understanding of the capital markets and strategic investing. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Burditt was designated as a director nominee by Special Situations Fund, pursuant to its rights under the purchase agreement related to Adept's 2003 financing.
Richard Juelis has served as a director of Adept since November 2005. Since December 2008, he has been a Partner at Tatum, a financial and executive services consulting firm. From September 2007 to November 2008, Mr. Juelis was a technology industry consultant. From June 2005 through August 2007, he served as Chief Financial Officer of World Heart Corporation, a publicly-traded medical device company. From 1994 to 2005, Mr. Juelis was Chief Financial Officer of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical firm. Prior to this, he served as Chief Financial Officer for two publicly-traded technology companies, and held both domestic and international finance and general management positions with two major pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Juelis also previously served on the board of directors of BioNovo, Inc., a drug discovery and development company. Mr. Juelis' qualifications to serve on Adept's Board include his experience as a Chief Financial Officer and as a CFO consultant for other publicly-traded companies, where he gained significant experience in accounting, finance, business development, public reporting, and financing transactions. He has international general management experience and his management background with other public technology companies gives him an understanding of the market and business challenges that Adept experiences. Mr. Juelis holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Fordham University, an M.B.A. from Columbia University and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Michael P. Kelly has served as a director of Adept since April 1997 and has served as Chairman of the Board since November 2008. From October 2003 to January 2006 and again from September 2008 to November 2008, he served as Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors. Since October 2005, Mr. Kelly has served as Chief Executive Officer of Kinsale Associates, Inc., a merchant bank. From July 2005 to October 2005, Mr. Kelly served as Chief Executive Officer of Cape Semiconductor Inc., a fabless semiconductor company. Prior to that, from 1994 to 2005, Mr. Kelly was Vice-Chairman and Senior Managing Director of Broadview International, LLC, an international merger and acquisitions advisory firm and a division of Jefferies Inc. Since September 2005, Mr. Kelly also has served as a director of Epicor Software Corporation (EPIC), a provider of enterprise business software solutions. Mr. Kelly's qualifications to serve on Adept's Board include his experience as an investment banker specializing in technology industries, which provides the Board and the Company with unique and relevant expertise in areas including capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and financing. Mr. Kelly received a B.A. in Accounting from Western Illinois University and an M.B.A. from St. Louis University. Mr. Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant.
Herbert J. Martin has served as a director of Adept since May 2006. Currently, Mr. Martin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Ibex Technology Group, a privately-held IT analytics company. From March 2006 to November 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of D-Wave Systems, a private firm engaged in the development of quantum computing systems. From September 2003 to February 2006, Mr. Martin was a management consultant to the technology industry. From October 2000 to September 2003 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Salira Optical Network Systems, a supplier of broadband access systems. Mr. Martin's qualifications to serve on Adept's Board include his more than 20 years' experience as an executive managing technology companies, with particular emphasis on global channel and business development. He holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.