Keith Bank has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2009 and has served as Chairman of the Board since May 2012. Mr. Bank was the founder and has served as Managing Director of KB Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, since its inception in 1996. Mr. Bank was a founding board member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association and has been an active early stage investor and board member across many industries and companies over his eighteen-year venture capital career. Prior to starting KB Partners, Mr. Bank was a commercial real estate developer and entrepreneur. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA with honors from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.