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Daniel R. Weiss
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Infrastruct Security, Inc.


Daniel R. Weiss serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Infrastruct Security, Inc., a leading critical infrastructure and convergent security solutions integrator.

Daniel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, and attended graduate school at Northeastern in Boston. Soon after, Dan joined the sales team at Wells Fargo Alarm Services  and over the next two years, rose to become one of Wells Fargo’s top sales producers. In 1996, Wells Fargo moved Dan to Phoenix where he was promoted to General Manager, becoming the youngest GM in company history at the age of 25.

Dan later moved back to Houston and took a job as Sales Manager for Chubb Security.  Dan left Chubb in 1997 and started Engineered Protection Systems (EPS), a small self-funded company that soon grew to be one of the largest commercial/industrial companies in Houston. EPS was sold in 2001 to Sonitrol, a subdivision of Tyco.

Daniel funded General Cabling Solutions (GCS) in 2002, an IT Infrastructure company focused on commercial/industrial marketplace. Daniel understood that it was important to take a leadership position in the convergence between IT and security. In 2006, Dan founded Infrastruct Security, Inc., which absorbed GCS, and formed the new venture to be the leading provider of unique, turnkey security solutions specifically designed for both large- to mid-sized commercial and industrial sites.

Daniel Weiss serves on the board of Crimestoppers and is President Elect of the Young Entrepreneurs Houston Chapter.  He is also an active member of the Energy Security Council and American Society for Industrial Security.


J. David Brown, III
President
Jemison Investment Co., Inc.

J. David Brown III is President of Jemison Investment Co., Inc.  In addition to being a Director of Jemison Investment Co., Inc., Mr. Brown serves on the board of various holdings of Jemison Investment.    Additionally,  Mr. Brown serves as director/ trustee to other business and civic organizations; i.e., Mountain Brook City School Foundation, University of Alabama at Birmingham Leadership Council, Alys Stephens Center Arts Advisory Board, Birmingham Metro YMCA, McWane Center and is Chairman of the Board of Grace House Ministries, Inc.

Mr. Brown grew up in Franklin, Louisiana, received a bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1976 and completed both his MBA and Jurist Doctorate at the University of Alabama in 1979.  Prior to joining Jemison Investment in 1989, Mr. Brown worked for United States Lines for seven years where he moved through the ranks to General Manager Atlantic Services.  From 1986 to 1989, he worked in institutional sales and investment banking for the New York firm of Cyrus J. Lawrence.
           
David and Janie Brown have three sons.


Dennis E. Murphree
President and Chief Executive Officer
Murphree and Company, Inc.
 
Dennis is the President and CEO of Murphree and Company, Inc. and Managing General Partner of Murphree Venture Partners IV, L.P and Murphree Venture Partners V, L.P. He was educated at Southern Methodist University (B.A. 1969) and The Wharton School (M.B A. 1971). He is also on the faculty of the Jones Graduate School at Rice University where he teaches two second-year M.B.A. courses in creative entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Dennis' entrepreneurial career began in 1972 when he started his own real estate development company. By 1985, that company was the eleventh largest developer in the U.S. and had offices in twelve cities throughout the Sunbelt.

In 1975, Dennis and a partner put together a group to charter The Commonwealth Bank, located in Houston. Two years later he started the Vail National Bank in Vail, Colorado. This was followed by participation in control groups which bought or started eleven commercial banks throughout Texas and Colorado. In 1986, Dennis sold his real estate firm and then founded Murphree Venture Partners in January 1987.

Many other ventures were put together during these years in a wide variety of industries from restaurants to high tech to construction. Dennis also served on numerous public and private corporate Boards as well as civic, charitable and educational Boards such as: Southern Methodist University; Houston Chamber of Commerce; Greater Houston Partnership; Sadat Peace Foundation; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; American Ballet Theatre; The Children's Fund; The Texas Institute of Family Psychiatry, the British-American Project, CanCare, and the Space Center of Houston.

Currently, he is a Board member of Advent Networks, Unico Corporation, and MedShred, Inc., and has been a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and World Presidents' Organization since 1982. He is also a nationally recognized public speaker and gives 30 to 40 speeches per year throughout the United States on both business and motivational topics.


Gary Remy
Chief Executive Officer
Bizopia

Gary graduated from Texas A&M with a B.A. in Speech Communications & Marketing. From 1989 to 1993, Gary worked as a top salesman for two large telecommunications firms. Then in 1993, he moved to Equalnet where he was Vice President of Sales. In 1996, Gary left Equalnet to test a new business model in telecommunications resale. He brought together his current management team and founded U.S. Republic. In 1999, Gary negotiated the sale of U.S. Republic, now primarily a web services company, to Prodigy Communications Corp. He remained at Prodigy as the president of their small business division until 2000. After leaving Prodigy, Gary Remy led another telecommunications company, DataCentric Broadband. DataCentric was sold July of 2002 and now he concentrates on the success of Bizopia.


Robert Shaw
Chief Executive Officer
VideoInsight

Rob focuses on Sales and Finance and Administration and has extensive experience and passion for building channel-based businesses.

Prior to Video Insight, Rob founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Emerging, an e-Business professional services firm with offices in Houston, Austin, and San Francisco. Emerging was a leading channel partner of BEA Systems. Emerging was able to grow its revenues from zero to over $13 million in one calendar year.

In 1998 Rob co- founded Ashford.com, the leading Internet retailer of luxury and premium personal accessories. Ashford.com completed an initial public offering in September of 1999 lead by Goldman Sachs & Co. Shaw served as Chairman of the Board for Ashford.com from its inception until it was acquired by GSI Commerce in March 2002.

In 1989, Mr. Shaw founded Synergy Development Corporation and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until the successful sale of the company to E-partners. Synergy was regarded as one of the worlds largest and most successful channel partners for Great Plains Software. Great Plains was a channel-only ERP software company that was sold to Microsoft in 2000.

Before founding Synergy, Shaw served as the Vice President of Sales and Finance for Style Ware, Inc., an award-winning software development company for the Apple II and Macintosh platforms. At a very young age, Rob and his two partners were able to grow their business from a college dormitory to a 55 person, industry-leading company that was sold to Apple Computer less than 3 years after being formed.

Rob was selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Emerging.com in 2000, selected by Texas E-com as a Top Ten award winner for the Year in 2000, currently serves on two other software industry boards of directors and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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