Luan D. Dang
President, Strategic
Investments

Mr. Dang is President of Strategic Investments for Curo Capital LLC, and Co-Manager of the Curo Capital Appreciation Fund I LLC...

Alan S. Knitowski
President, Alternative Investments

Mr. Knitowski is President of Alternative Investments for Curo Capital LLC, and Co-Manager of the Curo Capital Appreciation Fund I LLC...


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Luan D. Dang
President, Strategic Investments

Mr. Dang is President of Strategic Investments for Curo Capital LLC, and Co-Manager of the Curo Capital Appreciation Fund I LLC. He is also President of Alternative Investments for Trymetris Capital Management LLC, and Co-Manager of the Trymetris Capital Fund I LLC. Currently Mr. Dang serves as Vice Chairman of Caneum, Inc., a business process and information technology outsourcing services company, and Director of Trycera Financial, Inc., a financial services company specializing in customized and turnkey prepaid MasterCard© and Visa© debit cards and catalog shopping cards. He also remains an Advisor of Bitfone, Inc. (acquired by Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in December 2006), Vootage, Inc. and Edgewater Networks, Inc., in addition to continuing as a Limited Partner of New Corridor Development LP, an Austin, Texas, based real estate development company.

Previously, Mr. Dang was a Director of Engineering at Linksys, a subdivision of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), overseeing the development of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) products and strategies. At Linksys, he grew the VoIP product line from $0 to $150M in 12 months, making it the fastest-growing product line in Linksys or Cisco history to achieve 1M ports shipped. Mr. Dang came to Cisco through its acquisition of Vovida Networks, where he served as Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

In the past, Mr. Dang was an Angel Investor in Vonage (NYSE: VG) and an Angel Investor and Advisor to both Telverse Communications, a next-generation advanced services ASP focused on wholesale communications services for carriers, service providers and value-added resellers, which was acquired in July 2003 by Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT), and vCIS, a proactive software behavior analysis and anti-virus security company, which was acquired by Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX) in October 2002, before it was subsequently acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) in August 2006. Additionally, he was a Founding Member of the Technical Advisory Board of both the Open Multimedia Protocol Alliance (OMPA) and the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC) in 1999, which were subsequently merged and scaled to nearly 200 companies prior to renaming itself to become the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) in 2003.

Previously, Mr. Dang worked in various operational and technical roles with Nortel Networks and Unisys. He has over 15 years of experience in the communications industry and has also co-authored a book entitled Practical VoIP that is currently being used as a core textbook for teaching VoIP system development at universities worldwide. Mr. Dang holds patents on display screen management apparatus (1997) and caller IP (1998) and has three other patents currently pending. He holds an MS in computer science from Stanford University and a BS in computer engineering from the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Dang resides in Newport Beach, California, with his wife Linh and their three young children.

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Alan S. Knitowski
President, Alternative Investments

Mr. Knitowski is President of Alternative Investments for Curo Capital LLC, and Co-Manager of the Curo Capital Appreciation Fund I LLC. He is also Managing Director and President of Strategic Investments for Trymetris Capital Management LLC, and Co-Manager of the Trymetris Capital Fund I LLC. Currently Mr. Knitowski serves as Chairman of Caneum, Inc. a business process and information technology outsourcing services company, and Chairman of Trycera Financial, Inc., a financial services company specializing in customized and turnkey prepaid MasterCard© and Visa© debit cards and catalog shopping cards. He also remains Founder and Managing Director of Ecewa Capital Group LLC, Director of Vootage, Inc., Advisor of Edgewater Networks, Inc. and Angel Investor of numerous technology, media, biotechnology and energy companies, including Vonage (NYSE: VG).

Previously, Mr. Knitowski was Co-Founder and Director of Telverse Communications, a next-generation advanced services ASP focused on wholesale communications services for carriers, service providers and value-added resellers, which was acquired in July 2003 by Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT). Most recently, Mr. Knitowski was Director of Marketing for the Voice Technology Group at Cisco Systems and was responsible for business, market and community development, including business planning and strategy for Ciscoís global packet communications initiatives. In November 2000, Mr. Knitowski joined Cisco as part of the Vovida Networks acquisition, where he served as Co-Founder, President and CEO and led the company from idea conception through its eventual acquisition by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO).

In the past, Mr. Knitowski was an Angel Investor and Director of vCIS, a proactive software behavior analysis and anti-virus security company, and helped negotiate and structure its acquisition by Internet Security Systems (NASDAQ: ISSX) in October 2002, which was subsequently acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM) in August 2006. Additionally, he was a Founding Director of both the Open Multimedia Protocol Alliance (OMPA) and the International Softswitch Consortium (ISC) in 1999, which were subsequently merged and scaled to nearly 200 companies prior to renaming itself to become the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) in 2003. During his tenure at the consortium, Mr. Knitowski served as its Vice Chairman, Co-Chair of its Government Liaison Working Group and one of its external evangelists.

Previously, Mr. Knitowski worked in various operational, line management and consulting roles with The Results Group, Nortel Networks, Hewlett-Packard and the United States Army, where he served as an Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger qualified Captain in the Corps of Engineers both domestically and abroad. Mr. Knitowski holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MS in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Miami. He has delivered and moderated general and executive sessions at various events and conferences within the communications industry, has appeared on radio and television to discuss next-generation networking, packet communications and outsourcing and has delivered educational sessions on next-generation networking and packet communications to the United States Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Knitowski resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife Kelly and their four young children, and currently serves on the Presidentís Council of the University of Miami.

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