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John Waller, Chief Executive Officer

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Prior to joining X1, John Waller acted as Managing Director of the New Ventures Group for Idealab. Waller founded Green Thumb Ventures, an incubator and investment company that funds and develops seed level internet and technology enterprises. Mr. Waller also co-founded Resume.com where he served as CEO and President. At Resume.com he developed strategic partnerships and negotiated the sale of the company to Adecco S.A., the largest staffing company in the world. Before starting Resume.com, Waller co-founded Interactive Imaginations, the predecessor to 24/7 Real Media. Mr. Waller began his career on Wall Street, joining Bull and Bear in New York City. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Mr. Waller is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at seminars, conferences and universities, speaking on the topics of entrepreneurship, venture capital and angel investing.
John Patzakis, President of eDiscovery

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As President of eDiscovery for X1, John oversees the company's efforts in the legal vertical, including X1's eDiscovery Search Suite. He has an extensive background and expertise in eDiscovery and corporate compliance, combining strong knowledge of both the law and the supporting technologies in those areas. Prior to joining X1, John served as a consultant providing strategic planning and product strategies to eDiscovery and compliance solution providers. John also spent nearly a decade at Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) where he held senior management positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chairman, Chief Legal Officer and President and CEO. While at Guidance, John led the transition of the company from start-up to a major enterprise software firm and grew revenues from $5 million to $40 million during his tenure. Prior to joining Guidance, John spent eight years practicing law in the fields of commercial litigation and business transactions. John received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Christopher Walton, Vice President of Products and Strategy

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A software industry professional with over 15 years experience in technology management and marketing, with a focus on search and knowledge management, Christopher is responsible for product direction and strategy at X1. Prior to joining X1 in 2004, Christopher spent more than six years and held a variety of Senior Product Management roles at Vignette Corporation where he was responsible for the Integration, Process, and Analysis product lines. Additionally, he was responsible for the Virtual Repository, Taxonomy, and Search Services within Vignette V7, the company's flagship Content Management product suite.

Prior to Vignette, Christopher was with Netscape Communications Corporation where he managed a variety of groundbreaking products including Netscape Navigator (Gold), Netscape Media Server, and Netscape Enterprise Server, the company's flagship web application server.
Sumeet Sheokand, Vice President of Engineering

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As the head of engineering at X1, Sumeet is focused on integrating new features and applications in the product to solidify X1's position as a leading search software solution.

Sumeet has an extensive background in enterprise software development that has spanned 15 years and includes both Architect and Software Development positions. He came to X1 from the consumer credit division of Experian, Inc. where he was a Sr. Technology Manager. In this role, Sumeet was responsible for designing the next generation of large scale, data warehouse architecture and leading his development team though both development and delivery. Sumeet received his Bachelor of Technology Degree from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India and his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.
Todmund Cole, Vice President of Technical Operations

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Todmund is focused on implementing, integrating, aligning, and streamlining all the technologies that are required to allow X1 to continue its visionary leadership in the search space.

Todmund has been with X1 since 2005. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Engineering and was responsible for the technical development of the .NET/WPF-based X1 Professional Client and the Java-based X1 Enterprise Server. Prior to joining X1, Todmund was the Director of Engineering at Temcor, a structural engineering firm. While there, he worked to modernize the software used to automate the design and fabrication of geodesic aluminum domes. Before working at Temcor, Todmund was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the submarine USS Louisiana, SSBN 743, where he guided the ship through new construction and was involved in the validation and testing of the systems and crew. Todmund graduated with Highest Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering.
Board of Directors

• Bill Gross, Chairman of the Board, X1 Technologies
• Harold Enright, Director, Idealab
• Allen Morgan, Director, Idealab
• John Waller, Chief Executive Officer, X1 Technologies

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