Our Board of Directors provides input to guide the long-term success of the company while fulfilling their fiduciary duty to our shareholders.
Linda Ginac, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Linda is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TalentGuard. Prior to TalentGuard, she founded a successful career development franchise, The Ginac Group, serving clients across the U.S. and Canada. Prior to this, Linda was Vice President of Product Strategy at Cofiniti, where she was instrumental in pioneering Cofiniti’s global entry into collaborative financial planning using cloud-based technology and helping to prepare the company for a successful exit.
Linda also served as marketing executive at pcOrder collaborating with team that led the company from an up-start to a NASDAQ-listed public corporation. In prior leadership roles, Linda served as Vice President of Marketing at EPSIAA, where she led global expansion of the brand through acquisition by Fiserv, Vice President of Business Development at Computer People and numerous leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Linda is a seasoned executive with a successful track record of bringing innovative technology to market. In recognition of her leadership in the talent management industry, Linda was honored with Central Texas’ Most Powerful Business Woman Award by the Austin Business Journal, Women of the Year – Entrepreneur by the YWCA, Trailblazer finalist by the Central Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and Business Finalist by Austin Under 40. Linda has been featured extensively on Fox News, and has been published in hundreds of journals, online websites, magazines, and print newspapers. Linda Ginac is the author of “Fake Perfection”, a story about surviving transition; the Career Management Certification System, a training program for career service professionals; and several other publications. She is on the Advisory Committee for HR.com, a national mentor for Make Mine A $Million Business, and co-chair for the LifeWorks Gala Luncheon. Linda Ginac has also served as the President of the Young Women’s Alliance, Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Chairwoman for Cattle Baron’s Ball, Chair for Austin Under 40, and PR Chair for the National Career Development Association.
Linda holds a Master’s Degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, and an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Norwich University.
Krishna Srinivasan is a co-founder of LiveOak Venture Partners and has been investing in early stage Texas based companies and entrepreneurs since 2000.
Prior to founding LiveOak, Krishna was a Partner at Austin Ventures. Before joining Austin Ventures, Krishna was with Motorola where he wrote large scale optimization software for supply chain planning and worked with a variety of business units on strategic and operational issues. He started his professional career at SEMATECH.
Krishna received his MBA from Wharton where he graduated with highest academic honors as a Palmer Scholar. He also has an MS in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, where he graduated with the highest all-round honors.
Rod Favaron is an experienced leader with a track record of success building great companies. Rod most recently served as CEO of Spredfast from 2011-2018. Under Rod’s leadership Spredfast grew from a pre-revenue start-up to a global leader in social media software and was acquired by Vista Private Equity in 2018.
Prior to Spredfast, Rod was CEO of Lombardi Software from an early start-up into a global leader in Business Process Management software. Lombardi was acquired by IBM in 2010. Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as SVP Sales & Marketing for pcOrder, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as a GM at Mentor Graphics Corporation.
Rod currently serves on the Board of Directors for Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD), Vyopta, Bypass Mobile; he serves on the University of Texas, Presidents Austin Innovation Board; and is a mentor to many technology entrepreneurs. Rod earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management.
James M. Schneider
Jim Schneider serves as the Chairman of Horizon Bank, a privately held bank in Austin, Texas. Mr. Schneider is actively involved with the expansion of subsidiary banks in Central Texas with the focus on small to middle market business. Until his departure in 2007, Mr. Schneider was the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Dell Inc. In this role, Mr. Schneider was responsible for all controller functions, planning, tax, treasury operations, investor relations, corporate development, real estate, risk management and development of internal audits. In addition to his finance responsibilities, Mr. Schneider also served as Dell’s chief information officer from 1999 to 2000.
Mr. Schneider joined Dell in September 1996 from MCI Communications Corp. in Washington, D.C., where he was senior vice president of finance. Before joining MCI in 1993, Mr. Schneider was associated with Price Waterhouse for 19 years in the United States and international markets, including 10 years as a partner.
Mr. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Carroll University, Waukesha, WI, and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the board of directors of General Communications, Inc., Alereon, Inc., Zilliant, Inc. and serves on the board of trustees of Carroll University. He is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute. For four consecutive years, Institutional Investor named Jim top CFO in IT hardware and in 2003 in 2003 was named one of the 100 most influential finance executives by Treasury & Risk Management magazine.