Robert V. LaPenta
Chairman, CEO & President
Mr. LaPenta has served as a member of our Board of Directors and as Chairman since September 2012, as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 and as our President since July 2015. Mr. LaPenta is also a founder of Aston, a private investment company specializing in investments in secure military communication companies and companies with green technologies. Mr. LaPenta has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (“Leap Wireless”) from March 2005 until its acquisition by AT&T Corporation in March 2014. From August 2006 to August 2011, Mr. LaPenta served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (“L-1”), a provider of technology solutions for protecting and securing personal identities and assets. From April 1997 to April 2005, Mr. LaPenta served as President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of L-3 Communications Holding, a company he cofounded in April 1997. Mr. LaPenta received a B.B.A. in accounting from Iona College in New York, and in 2000 he also received an honorary degree from Iona. Robert V. LaPenta is the father of Robert V. LaPenta, Jr.
Mr. LaPenta was elected to our Board based on his extensive experience managing and developing growth companies as a result of his executive roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation, L-3 Communications Holding and L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc., as well as extensive experience in investment companies. Mr. LaPenta also holds a substantial personal investment in our common stock through RVL and Aston, of which he is a member.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Nano served as Managing Director of Finance Solutions, LLC, a financial consulting firm, since 2008. As a financial consultant, Ms. Nano worked with public and private companies on the preparation of financial statements and other Securities and Exchange Commission reporting matters, acquisition integration, cost saving initiatives, ERP implementation and tax matters. From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Nano served as the Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Crane Co., a multi-billion dollar publicly held diversified manufacturing company where she led worldwide financial planning and analysis, investment analysis, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, and internal and external financial reporting. Ms. Nano is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. from Sacred Heart University; she has completed executive training at the Wharton School.