Nick Fox joined the advisory board in 2008 assisting OrcaEyes in strategic growth initiatives. As Partner at the esteemed law firm, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Fox focuses his practice in M&A and private equity transactions in the energy, technology, and life sciences industries.
Fox acts as advisor to private equity firms, venture capital firms, and other investors in fund formation matters and acquisitions, financings, and divestitures of portfolio companies. He acts as outside general counsel to a number of growth companies, from start-ups to publicly-held companies. As company counsel, Fox advises these clients on a broad array of transactional matters, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances (both domestic and international), as well as corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate matters.
Fox has more than 20 years of private practice experience in Austin, Washington, DC, and Hong Kong, in addition to three years as General Counsel of two privately–held companies in Austin, Texas. He has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business from 2005 to 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America® in corporate law from 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Jac Fitz-enz
Hailed as the "father" of human capital benchmarking, Dr. Jac Fitz-enz is known for his distinguished expertise in workforce measurement. Fitz-enz is founder of the renowned Saratoga Institute, an organization that has conducted research and published annual international benchmark data on human capital productivity and effective practices since 1977.
While with Saratoga, Dr. Fitz-enz trained more than 50,000 managers in 40 countries. For four decades, he and the Saratoga network were known as "the source" for the American Management Association (AMA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Productivity and Quality Center, the International Quality and Productivity Center, the U.S. and Canadian Conference Boards, major multinational consulting firms, and most trade associations.
In 2003, PricewaterhouseCoopers acquired Saratoga Institute. That same year, Dr. Jac Fitz–enz founded Human Capital Source, a consultancy that continues his work in human capital measurement and also focuses on the interface of sales and service associates with customers.
Fitz-enz is the author of seven acclaimed books and the only two-time recipient of the SHRM Book of the Year award, which he won for "Human Value Management" and "The ROI of Human Capital." Known for his ability to speak to current human capital management issues, Dr. Fitz-enz has delivered more than 700 presentations in 40 countries in the past 25 years.
Jim Ford joined the OrcaEyes board to provide his vision and expertise in client centric business application developments. With more than 25 years of experience in information technology and product architecture, he is one of the foremost authorities in the development of business-enabling technologies. Ford serves as Chief Architect for a leading, Fortune 100 software-as-a-service provider where he has held responsibility for the design and development of products used every day by business and human resources leaders and generate more than $100 million in revenue annually.
Jeffrey J. Misner
Jeffrey J. Misner joined the advisory board of OrcaEyes, Inc. in February, 2011. Mr. Misner (Jeff) currently serves on the Board of Directors for Vonage, a leading provider of telecommunication services. Jeff serves on the Audit Committee and Chairs the Nomination and Governance committee. He joined the Vonage Board in March 2008. Mr. Misner served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines, Inc. from August 2004 until his retirement in August 2008. Mr. Misner joined Continental Airlines, Inc. in 1995 and previously served in various capacities, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeff spent several years in public accounting and was a tax partner with Ernst and Whinney. Jeff is a veteran having proudly served in the Marine Corps.
Paul Davies joined the OrcaEyes Advisory Board in 2009 with a focus on advising the company in areas of strategy and business development, product commercialization and distribution. He has held CFO positions in both privately held and publicly traded companies and brings an extensive understanding and experience of this role to OrcaEyes. He brings more than 20 years of experience as an investment banker and officer in the financial sector with personal involvement in over $20 billion worth of transactions. As a Director and member of the Deutsche Bank Australia Credit Committee, he has performed extensive work in project evaluation and developed a rich understanding of risk.
As a consultant Paul has worked with companies based in Australia, US, Canada, China, Malaysia, UK and Dubai giving him a broad base of international business experience. Industries covered by his activities include finance, IT, web services, consumer goods, telecom, technology, biotech and information services to name a few. In addition he has held board positions on both publicly and privately held companies. He has significant experience in business strategy, risk management, business development, corporate finance and asset disposal and acquisition.
Davies holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University in Australia, has qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent) and is an alumnus of the Stanford Business School.
Jim Boeckman is a business lawyer in solo practice in Austin, Texas.
Beginning in 2002, Boeckman was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of DuPont Photomasks, Inc., a public company (traded on the NASDAQ as DPMI) with approximately $375 million in annual revenues and manufacturing operations in seven countries. Boeckman led the company's legal team, and advised senior management on a wide variety of legal and strategic issues, including general business, joint ventures, securities, litigation, employment, privacy, compliance, and licensing, intellectual property, environmental, contracting and related matters.
In 2004-2005, Boeckman led the legal team in negotiations with Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., a $14 billion printing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, for the acquisition of DPMI. After the $650 million transaction closed in 2005, the company was renamed Toppan Photomasks, Inc. Boeckman continued as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Toppan Photomasks through 2008, when he left the company to begin his solo practice.
Prior to joining Toppan Photomasks, Boeckman was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1997 to 2002, in the Austin office. His practice focused on general corporate matters, with an emphasis on technology-related projects and companies.
Previously Boeckman spent more than seven years as in-house counsel at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in increasingly senior positions from 1990 through 1997, including serving for several years as Senior Regional Counsel for Asia-Pacific, based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining EDS, he was an associate in the corporate section at Locke Purnell Rain Harrell in Dallas, Texas.
Neil McCormick has a broad history of international management experience spanning 30 years. He has held board positions and leadership roles as CEO, Executive Director and Project Director in both domestic and international markets covering areas such as consulting, research, product and business development, technology & infrastructure and sales & marketing.
Neil has worked in human resources and consulting services for the past 16 years building a repertoire covering human resource management, recruitment consulting, management consulting, talent management, general management and learning and development. For the last 5 years, Neil has held a General Manager position at Talent2. A recognized presenter and guest lecturer on the subject, Neil has a detailed understanding of, and passion for, the application of talent management principles and processes for the ongoing success of business.
Neil's latest development activity includes the creation of a Workforce Strategy & Optimization Consulting framework and Consulting Service to better align Human Resources to deliver the specific goals of organizations. These services ensure the organization is far more flexible and adaptable to changing demand. The methodology and processes improve resource utilization as well as employee engagement while ensuring the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the organization is clearly reported, managed and evidenced. Neil is also an Editorial Advisor for HR Examiner www.HRExaminer.com.
Steve LaMotta, HCS, SPHR
Steve is a business development executive and client centric advocate leading strategy and execution, effectively growing a company’s business. As Director of Business Relations at the Center for Human Capital Innovation (CHCI), he advises government organizations on “best practices” and “next practices” in strategic human capital management. His passion is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal government operations through systematic improvements in workforce strategies and transformational Human Capital Management practices.
LaMotta previously served as Human Capital Institute's (HCI) Vice President Development & Alliances where he was instrumental in tripling revenues for the organization and individually represented more than 31% of the total growth during his 5 year tenure as the foremost respected development executive by HCI clients.
Prior to HCI, Steve was a key leader and member of the HRsmart executive team, responsible for business development, alliances, and business process & professional services that provided enhanced value and services to client offerings. Additionally, he was responsible for the strategic IBM relationship and its go-to-market strategy for the suite of Talent Management Solutions offered in the growing e-business on demand and Linux operating environment.
LaMotta has also been in such roles as a Managing Partner of HR Alliance, Co-Founder and President of Staffing.org, Inc., and VP business Development for Bernard Hodes Group and People Solutions, Inc. His leadership skills have enabled him to lead a team of professionals in formulating various successful business strategies in addition to achieving maximum results from as many as 150 employees as an operations leader.
Steve has been an advisor to several state and national human resource organizations and business advisory boards. He has held various board seats for such well-know HR organizations as HCI, SHRM's Area VP, Staffing Management Association (SMA), the EMA Foundation, SHRM National, and the DFW-SMA. In addition, he also has co-chaired the HR Boardroom, a senior human resource executive group forum. A writer and frequent speaker on human resource and talent management practices, Steve is best known for his strategic solutions, talent mindset and human resource architecture as a service and value driven, client centric consultant.