Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Board of Directors
Betsy Bernard is an accomplished CEO, experienced public company board director and popular speaker. As president of AT&T, she led more than 50,000 employees in a $27 billion business that served the needs of four million global business customers. For three consecutive years, Bernard appeared on Fortune Magazine's list of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business."
Bernard's board experience spans more than a decade and includes United Technologies, Principal Financial Group, Serco Group plc, URS, and Zimmer Holdings. As Chair of the public company Telular, she helped deliver a five-year total shareholder return of 350% before completing the sale of the firm to Avista Capital in June 2013. Bernard chairs the nominating and governance committees at Principal Financial Group and is a member of its compensation committee. Additionally, she chairs the nominating committee of Zimmer Holdings and serves on its compensation committee. Bernard serves on the Advisory Boards of GroTech Ventures, Innovate Partners, and The Silverfern Group.
Bernard received a BA from St. Lawrence University, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MS degree in management from Stanford University's Sloan Fellowship Program, and a Doctor of Laws (Honorary) from Pepperdine University.
Interim CEO, Director
In 2016, Richard "Rory" O'Connell Jr. joined SITO's board of directors and was Chairman of our Compensation Committee. In 2017, Rory was appointed Interim CEO. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. O'Connell served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Emergent Capital, Inc., a NYSE-listed specialty-finance business that primarily invests in life settlements. From 2006 until 2009 Mr. O'Connell served as the Chief Financial Officer of RapidAdvance, LLC, and from 2002 until 2005 he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Insurent Agency Corporation. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. O'Connell acted as Securitization Consultant to the Industrial Bank of Japan, and from 1999 until 2000, he served as President of Telomere Capital, LLC. From 1988 until 1998, Mr. O'Connell served in various senior capacities at Enhance Financial Services and its subsidiary, Singer Asset Finance Company, including Chief Operating Officer and President of Singer Asset Finance and Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Enhance Financial Services. Mr. O'Connell received a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.
Jonathan E. Sandelman
Jonathan E. Sandelman became a director of ours on December 10, 2012. Mr. Sandelman is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and Chief Investment Officer at Sandelman Partners, LP. He founded the firm on July 1, 2005. Mr. Sandelman is the President and Director at NMS Services Inc., NMS Services (Cayman) Inc., and BAC Services Inc. He was the President of the New York Office at Banc of America Securities LLC. Mr. Sandelman joined the firm in 1998 as the Head of Equity Financial Products and took charge of the equity department in 2002. He headed the firm's debt and equities business before becoming the President, a post that Mr. Sandelman held until October 20, 2004. He was the Deputy Head of Global Equities, Member of the Risk Management Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee, and Managing Director of Equity Derivatives at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Sandelman was a Director of Do Something and Impact Web Enterprises, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from Yeshiva University-Cardozo Law School.
Mr. Beatty was President and Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS) from 2008 until its sale in June 2013. Prior to serving Telular’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Beatty served as its Executive Vice President (beginning in April 2007) and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary (beginning in May 2007). From June 2003 until June 2006, Mr. Beatty was President and Chief Executive Officer of Concourse Communications Group, a privately held developer and operator of distributed antenna systems and airport wi-fi networks. In June 2006, Concourse was sold to Boingo Wireless. From March 2001 until June 2003, Mr. Beatty worked with private equity firm Cardinal Growth L.P. on various acquisition projects and also acted as part-time Interim Chief Financial Officer for Novaxess B.V., a privately held telecom services provider based in the Netherlands. From November 1996 until February 2001, Mr. Beatty was a co-founder and the Chief Financial Officer of Focal Communications Corporation, a publicly held telecom services provider. Earlier in his career, Mr. Beatty was a securities analyst and also held numerous technical management positions for a local telecom services provider. Mr. Beatty is a former Chairman and continues to serve on the board of trustees of Edward Health Services Corporation, a not-for-profit healthcare provider located in Naperville, Illinois. He is also a director of EHSC Cayman Segregated Portfolio, its captive insurance subsidiary, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Intelliquent, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQNT) and CityScan, Inc. Mr. Beatty earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Brent Rosenthal is the Founder of Mountain Hawk Capital Partners, LLC, an investment fund focused on small and micro-cap equities in the technology media telecom (TMT) and food industries. Mr. Rosenthal also serves on the Boards of Directors of comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) and is an adviser to the Board of Directors of Park City Group (NASDAQ: PCYG).
Previously, Mr. Rosenthal was a Partner in affiliates of W.R. Huff Asset Management where he worked from 2002 – 2016. Additionally, Mr. Rosenthal served on the Board of Directors of Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) from 2008 – 2016 and as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board from 2011 - 2016.
In 2016, Mr. Rosenthal was named a Multichannel News Money All-Star, a top 10 media executive in private equity, investment banking and advisory. In 2009, he was included in Multichannel News' annual "40 Under 40" list for influencing the future of cable and telecommunications.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for RSL Communications Ltd. and served emerging media companies for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Rosenthal is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Rosenthal earned his B.S. from Lehigh University and MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.