Chairman of the Board
Robert M. Pons has served as Executive Chairman of SeaChange from January 2021 until September 2021, as Chairman of the Board since November 2019 and as a director of SeaChange since February 2019. He currently serves as President and CEO of Spartan Advisors Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in telecom and technology companies. He has more than 30 years of senior level management and board experience including early stage ventures and middle market companies. Mr. Pons previously served on the boards of directors of Inseego, Inc., Network-1 Technologies, Inc., Arbinet Corporation, PTGi, Inc., HC2, Proxim Wireless Corporation, MRV Communications, Inc., DragonWave-X and CCUR Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pons received a B.A. degree with honors from Rowan University.
Peter D. Aquino
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Aquino joined SeaChange International as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director on the Board of Directors in September 2021 following a successful tenure at Spartacus Acquisition Corporation (“Spartacus AC”) (NASDAQ: TMTS), a special purpose acquisition company, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO. Spartacus AC has announced a business combination with NextNav, a leader in next generation GPS, which is expected to close in Q4 2021. Mr. Aquino is expected to continue to serve as Spartacus AC’s Chairman and CEO until its business combination with NextNav closes, and he expects to join the board of NextNav upon the close of the business combination. Prior to Spartacus AC, Mr. Aquino held lead executive positions at a range of leading technology companies, including: Chairman and CEO of Internap Corporation, Chairman and CEO of Primus Telecommunications Group, and President and CEO of RCN Corporation. At RCN Corp, Mr. Aquino led the company’s transformation into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator (MSO) and created an advanced Metro-fiber network. Mr. Aquino began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983, and has served on numerous public company boards, including: Lumos Networks, FairPoint Communications, Alaska Communications, and TiVo Corp (prior to its sale to Rovi in 2016). Mr. Aquino holds a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
David J. Nicol
David J. Nicol has served as a director of SeaChange since May 2021. He has served on the board of directors of CCUR Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: CCUR) since February 2018, where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Since March 2004, Mr. Nicol has also served on the board of directors of Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL). In July 2019, he was appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors of Nanoveu Limited (NVU), listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Mr. Nicol also serves as an independent board member of a privately-held provider of facilities management SaaS services. A member of the National Association of Corporate Directors since 2004 and Financial Executives International, since August 2015 he has served on the faculty in the Finance Department and as Executive-in-Residence at the Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. From February 2012 through March 2014, Mr. Nicol was President and Chief Operating Officer of Strongwatch Corporation, a security innovation company since acquired. In prior assignments, Mr. Nicol held senior-level executive positions with both public companies (Verisign, Illuminet, and Sprint/United Telecom), as well as early-stage, private companies: Solutionary (IT network security), Sipera (VOIP security), ITN (network signaling), International Micronet (LAN/WAN systems) and iLAN (LAN systems & consulting). Mr. Nicol has a Ph.D. in corporate finance and has taught corporate finance at the MBA level at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University and elsewhere.
Julian D. Singer
Julian D. Singer has served as a director of SeaChange since July 2020. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL) since January 2015. Prior to that, he served as a nonvoting observer to the Board of Directors from July 2014 until December 2014. Since May 2013 Mr. Singer has been engaged as an independent investment advisor. Prior to that, from April 2006 through June 2011, Mr. Singer served as an assistant trader and an analyst with York Capital Management where he evaluated potential mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Singer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Live MicroSystems, Inc., which sold its operating assets in 2013. Mr. Singer has a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business. Mr. Singer has a background in finance and investing in various industries, including software and telecommunications, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Steven G. Singer
Steven G. Singer has served as a director of SeaChange since August 2021. He has served on the board of CCUR Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: CCUR) since July 2017 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Singer is also a principal of and consultant to Remus Holding, Inc., a closely held investment business, a position he has held since 2016 and, since 2019, he has been a senior executive consultant to All Green Acquisitions, LLC, an environmentally-friendly precious metals recovery firm. From 2000 to 2016, Mr. Singer served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Banknote Corporation, a provider of secure financial products and solutions and a public company through 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Singer was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Remus Holdings, Inc. from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Singer has served on numerous public and private company boards that cover a broad range of markets, including: financial and identity transactions and documents; data storage and retrieval; complex web hosting and managed services; cable TV; beverages; energy; textiles; plastics; telecom; and pharmaceuticals and other medical devices and products. Mr. Singer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Matthew Stecker has served as a director of SeaChange since February 2021. He has served as a member of the board of directors of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL), a leader in real-time digital engagement solutions and services, since March 2016, and was named Chairman in August 2016, Executive Chairman in April 2018 and President & CEO in July 2018. He served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Department of Commerce from 2014 to 2017. In that capacity, Mr. Stecker was part of the senior team that launched the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Mr. Stecker currently serves on the board of directors of Live Microsystems, Inc. (OTC:LMSC). He previously served on the boards of directors of Sito Mobile, Ltd. (OTC:SITOQ) from June 2017 to September 2017, MRV Communications from April 2013 to June 2016 and HealthWarehouse.com Inc. from December 2010 to August 2013, where he also served on the compensation committee. From January to November 2014, Mr. Stecker served as the Vice President of Mobile Entertainment for RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK). From November 2009 to December 2013, he served as CEO of Live MicroSystems, Inc., and from April 2005 to November 2009 he was a senior executive in both Telecom Operations and Strategy at Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTN). He received his B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Duke University, and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.