The Altigen Board of Directors firmly believes in the importance of sound corporate governance. The Board of Directors has the fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the shareholders and to oversee the management of the Altigen’s business. As such, the Board of Directors has established the policies and procedures set forth in the documents below, which are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Members of the Altigen Board of Directors
Jeremiah J. Fleming is currently Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altigen. Mr. Fleming has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2007 and has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2007 to September 2010. From March 1997 to March 2007, Mr. Fleming served as a member of the executive management team of Interactive Intelligence, Inc. When Interactive Intelligence launched its Vonexus subsidiary in 2004 to focus on Microsoft-based IP communications solutions, Mr. Fleming was appointed President of Vonexus. In that role, he was responsible for corporate strategy, management, business development and overall financial performance. Mr. Fleming originally joined Interactive Intelligence, Inc. as Vice President of Sales in 1997 to drive the inaugural launch of the company’s enterprise communications software. Following Interactive Intelligence’s IPO in 1999, Mr. Fleming was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Previously, he spent five years at Software Artistry Inc. in various management positions, including Vice President, Domestic Sales from January 1995 to February 1997. Mr. Fleming holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri.
Philip M. McDermott is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. McDermott has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. From June 1999 to May 2017, Mr. McDermott served as Altigen’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McDermott’s extensive experience in the communications industry includes positions at 3Com Corporation where he served as Director of Finance America Sales from 1995 to June 1999. Mr. McDermott has also held the position of Vice President of Finance, Operations, and Administration for Chipcom Corporation. Prior to Chipcom, Mr. McDermott served as Chief Financial Officer for four years at David Systems Inc. and has also held executive positions with Prentice Corporation and Northern Telecom. Mr. McDermott received certified Management Account accreditation from the Society of Management Accounting in Montreal, Canada.
Keith A. Midkiff is Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Rim Constructors (PRC), a company helping to construct and maintain infrastructure at remotely located oil, natural gas, and precious mineral projects and installations in challenging environments around the world, including sites in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Mr. Midkiff has worked with PRC since 2008. Mr. Midkiff previously served as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 until 2008 at Angie’s List, a solutions company helping to connect home owners with trustworthy home service providers, where he was instrumental in successfully placing multiple debt and equity offerings totaling over $50 million. Prior to Angie’s List, he held a number of senior financial positions at Interactive Intelligence, Inc., where he served as Controller, Vice President of Finance, and finally as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Midkiff helped guide Interactive Intelligence, a firm providing local and cloud-based telephony and other communications solutions to businesses, through its initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Midkiff also previously worked as Controller for Software Artistry Inc., a customer relationship management company that also successfully executed an IPO on NASDAQ during Mr. Midkiff’s tenure. Mr. Midkiff received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Ohio State University and an MBA degree with concentrations in entrepreneurship and finance from Indiana University.
Ken Epps, who has extensive experience in telecom, healthcare, SaaS and Cloud technologies, is currently the co-founder, President & CEO of AGNITY HealthCare, a leading provider of patient centric secure mobile communications and collaboration solutions for healthcare providers. Prior to that Mr. Epps was CEO of U4EA Technologies, preceded by his position as CEO of BayPackets. Mr. Epps also held senior leadership positions at Williams Communications and AT&T. Mr. Epps holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State University, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Administration from the University of Tennessee, and Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Simon S. Chouldjian, an independent investor, was the Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Altigen prior to his retirement in April 2015. Mr. Chouldjian also served as AltiGen’s Vice President of Manufacturing from June 1997 to November 2001. From July 1984 to June 1997, Mr. Chouldjian was the founder and Vice President of Engineering of Luxcom, Inc., a manufacturer of communication equipment. Mr. Chouldjian has held management and project leadership positions at Hewlett Packard Corporation and TRW, Inc. Mr. Chouldjian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Berkeley and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Communications with the Board
Stockholders or other interested parties may communicate with any director or committee of the Board by writing to them c/o Investor Relations, Altigen Communications, Inc., 670 N McCarthy Blvd, Suite 200, Milpitas, CA 95035 or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or by calling the Investor Relations department at (888) 258-4436 ext. 413.
Comments or questions regarding the Company’s accounting, internal controls or auditing matters will be referred to members of the Audit Committee.
Comments or questions regarding the nomination of directors will be referred to members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
All communications will be compiled by our secretary and submitted to the Board of Directors or an individual director, as appropriate, on a periodic basis.