Robert Cross, the chairman and principal of Cross Technologies, has more than 25 years experience in rapid-growth, transition and turnaround environments, including EDS in its early days. He also led the financial turnaround of Control Video Corporation (predecessor to America Online) and facilitated a spin-off to the successor new venture (AOL). Other re-engineering and turnaround assignments include:

Vcapital Inc., an investment bank for venture capital and professional services founded and financed by former AOL colleagues: re-engineered the business model and built the company from beta-stage to commercial operation, arranged partnerships with Robertson Stephens and other market leaders, raised more than $15 million in venture capital financing, and arranged a merger with an established distribution network, Broadmark Capital.

Nanophase Technologies Corporation, a manufacturer of nanocrystalline materials for high-technology industrial applications: re-engineered the business model and built the company from a lab-scale experimental technology to full-scale commercial operation, raised more than $20 million in private venture financing, and led a $40 million initial public offering through DLJ.

Delta Data Systems Corporation, a manufacturer of secure computers and peripherals for government intelligence agencies: led an operational turnaround, developed new products and markets, and restored the company to industry leadership.

Columbia Data Products Inc., a $150 million-revenue microcomputer manufacturer: led an operational turnaround, reversed $10 million in monthly losses and restored operational profitability.

Previously, Robert Cross was General Counsel of EDS (1968-69), and was a member of the White House Transition Staff responsible for developing system-based methods for sub-cabinet-level recruiting following the 1968 Presidential election. Earlier, he was a corporate finance attorney with Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop). He holds active NASD registrations (Series 7, 24 and 63) and DoD and Agency clearances (ISA, Top Secret, not current). He is a business and law graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (BSBA and JD), and is an active member of Business Executives for National Security, the Illinois Coalition (Board), the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (Advisory Board), Marine Corps Association, The University Club (New York) and Omicron Delta Kappa.