Mr. Matula joined Shearson Lehman Brothers as a financial consultant in 1992. In 1994 he joined Prudential Securities and when he left Prudential in 1997, he was Associate Vice President, Investments, Quantum Portfolio Manager. Since the beginning of the Company’s last fiscal year, Mr. Matula was not involved in any transaction with any related person, promoter or control person of the Company that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K.
JOHN P. FORMICHELLA
Mr. Formichella is a U.S. trained attorney and a leading expert in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector. He has more than 23 years of sophisticated technology transactional experience (5 in Taiwan, 18 in Thailand), covering technology development and licensing projects, data privacy issues, infrastructure and business process outsourcings, systems integrations, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations, cloud computing and web hosting arrangements, data center and co-location agreements and telecommunications procurements.
Mr. Formichella has also served as an advisor to local chambers of commerce and US Embassies in Thailand and Taiwan, and governmental bodies regarding Technology, Media & Telecommunications matters, including both the Office of the United States Trade Representative and United States Department of State in connection with international trade and telecommunications, and has provided testimony to members of the United States Senate on fact-finding missions in Thailand. Additionally, Mr. Formichella served as the Vice President/General Counsel of Wherever.net Holding Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed telecommunications company based in Hong Kong. As General Counsel, he was responsible for legal affairs of the listed company and for seven subsidiaries across the Asia-Pacific and the United States.
Mr. Mailander is an attorney who has been practicing business and securities law for more than 29 years, and will greatly contribute his expertise in these areas as SPYR's board manages and directs strategic developments and trends impacting SPYR's new business ventures. Mr. Mailander, SPYR'S outside securities counsel for the last five years, brings leadership in key areas, including asset acquisition, strategic implementation, and business development, which will all be vital to SPYR's future operations and strategy.