Robert H. Alpert
Chairman of the Board
Robert H. Alpert is founder and general partner of RHA, Inc. and Atlas Capital Management, L.P. (collectively “Atlas”). From October 1995 to September 30, 2015, he was responsible for the investments and operations of Atlas Capital Management (a long-short strategy). Atlas Capital Management has transitioned to Robert’s family investment vehicle. Robert is also the co-founder of Homebuilder Capital Advisors LLC (a real estate specialty finance company), a managing member of 210 Capital, LLC., a managing member of Prime Sleep, LLC (a mattress retailer in Kansas City), Director of Redpoint Insurance Group (a Texas P&C company), and an Advisor to CA Partners (a fund of funds). Prior to founding Atlas, Robert was a portfolio manager for Luther King Capital Management (1990-1995). Prior to joining LCKM, Robert was a Management Associate at Paine Webber (1987-1989).Robert holds a BA from Princeton University (1987) and an MBA from Columbia University (1990). Robert is married with three children. Robert is an active member of Watermark Community Church. Robert and his wife founded a private foundation, Covenant Charities, Inc. Robert is currently on the Board of The Halftime Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also a co-founder of Lemonade Day-Dallas.
Richard K. Coleman, Jr.
Richard K. Coleman, Jr., serves as Crossroads’ Executive Director. 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.
Robert G. Pearse
Robert G. Pearse has served as a director since July 2013. Mr. Pearse is a managing partner at Yucatan Rock Ventures, where he specializes in technology investments and consulting, and has served in that position since August 2012. Mr. Pearse serves as a director for Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) and is a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee since January 2015. Mr. Pearse serves as a director for Novation Companies, Inc. (OTC: NOVC) and is chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee since January 2015. Mr. Pearse serves as a director for Ameri Holdings, Inc. (OTC: AMRH) and Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee since 2015. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Pearse served as vice president of Strategy and Market Development at NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a computer storage and data management company. From 1987 to 2004, Mr. Pearse held leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), most recently as the vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development from 2001 to 2004 focusing on business strategy and acquisitions. Mr. Pearse’s professional experience also includes positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM).
Mr. Pearse earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1986, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982. We believe Mr. Pearse’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive business development experience as an executive in the enterprise data management industry.