Board of Directors
Michael D. Nicastro
Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, COCC
Mike is a thirty-year veteran of the banking and financial technology industries. Prior to joining Connecticut Online Computer Center (COCC) as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, he held the position of President & CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. During his 14 year tenure at Open Solutions, Mike served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer through their rapid growth. He spent 10 years with National Cash Register (NCR), as the National Product Manager of Platform/Branch Automation. While there, Mr. Nicastro was one of 15 employees worldwide to win the "Chairman's Customer Satisfaction Award". Mike spent the nine years prior to NCR working in the banking industry with Connecticut based Bristol Savings Bank, as well as New York based Citicorp.
Senior Managing Director, Investments, Connecticut Innovations
Peter has spent nearly 20 years in numerous roles at CI. Peter is currently responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies at CI. Peter’s past CI investments include: Achillion Pharmaceuticals (IPO), CYA Technologies (acquired by enChoice), NeuVis (acquired by Rational Software), Nufern (acquired by Rofin-Sinar), Cardium Health (acquired by Centene), SilverSky and Post-N-Track. He also serves on the board of the YEI Innovation Fund, the UConn Prototype Fund and serves on the UConn Patent review committee.
Chief Financial Officer, Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.
Carl has been Chief Financial Officer of Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. since May 2013. He has many years of financial, operating and public accounting experience at several private and public high technology and software companies. He also spent over 10 years in public accounting in various management positions with Coopers & Lybrand and Deloitte Haskins & Sells, both international public accounting firms. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Blandino received a BS degree in Finance & Accounting from Robert Morris College. He has been a board member at Continuity Control since July of 2012.
Founder & CEO, Continuity Control
Prior to Continuity Control, Andy founded and was the CTO of Perimeter eSecurity. Perimeter eSecurity pioneered the Security as a Service industry has been one of the fastest growing companies in the country with over a dozen awards to its credit. While at Perimeter, Andy also served on the board of directors. Andy is currently the President of Gnostic Ventures, a company that advises on security investments, speaks on SAAS and the creation of value, and invests in SAAS companies.