Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is an intellectual property licensing company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1996 as a product solutions company, Crossroads created some of the storage industry’s most fundamental patents and has licensed patents to over 50 companies since 2000.
Richard K. Coleman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Richard K. Coleman, Jr., serves as Crossroads’ President and Chief Executive Officer, and as one of our directors. He is the founder and President of Rocky Mountain Venture Services, a firm that helps companies plan and launch new business ventures and restructuring initiatives. Mr. Coleman has been a director of Ciber, Inc., a leading global information technology company, since April 2014, where he also is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance and Audit Committees. Since May 2014, Mr. Coleman has also served as a director of Hudson Global, Inc., a worldwide provider of highly specialized professional-level recruitment and related talent solutions, where he is a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Previously, Mr. Coleman served in a variety of senior operational roles including CEO of Vroom Technologies Inc., Chief Operating Officer of MetroNet Communications, and President of US West Long Distance. He also previously held significant officer-level positions with Frontier Communications, Centex Telemanagement and Sprint Communications. Mr. Coleman began his career as an Air Force Telecommunications Officer managing Department of Defense R&D projects and has served as an adjunct professor for Regis University’s graduate management program as well as a guest lecturer for Denver University, focusing on leadership and ethics. Mr. Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Communications Systems Officer School.
Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Crane is the chief financial officer at Crossroads Systems. She joined the Crossroads team in 2003 and currently leads the company’s financial operations. Her chief objective is to manage Crossroads’ financial performance and position the company to deliver value for our stockholders. Jennifer brings more than 20 years of hands-on experience in financial management and auditing. Prior to joining Crossroads, Jennifer held senior positions at leading firms such as Deloitte & Touche LLP and Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP as well as several industry positions. A certified public accountant, Jennifer is an active member of the Financial Executive Institute (FEI) association as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She holds a degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
EVP, Corporate Development
Mark Hood is Crossroads’ Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and leads our business development, capital markets, and investor relations initiatives. He also leads Crossroads’ efforts in educating prospective licensing partners and investors on the unique value of Crossroads’ intellectual property. For more than 25 years, Mark has supported early stage companies, both in executive roles and as a private and institutional investor. Prior to joining Crossroads, Mark was CEO of Network Consulting Services, a master sales agency he launched to integrate services from multiple telecommunications companies. Mark was also the founder of MCH Advisors, a consultancy that helped early stage technology clients design and launch sales and marketing programs in high-growth markets. Mark earned a BA in Marketing from Sam Houston State University and an MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.
Crossroads Systems, Inc.
11000 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 150
Austin, Texas 78759