Derek Aberle, our Chief Executive Officer and a director , is Vice Chairman and director of XCOM, a company he co-founded in July 2018 with the former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Qualcomm, Paul Jacobs. Mr. Aberle also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of XCOM from July 2018 to November 2020. Prior to XCOM, Mr. Aberle spent 17 years at Qualcomm, including as President of Qualcomm from March 2014 to January 2018. He was an officer and member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee from 2008 until January 2018. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Aberle was an attorney with the international law firms Pillsbury Winthrop and Heller Ehrman. Mr. Aberle holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. We believe Mr. Aberle is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience with technology-focused companies at the executive level.
Nick Stone, our Chief Financial Officer and a director , is currently a Partner at FS Investors, where he has worked since 2013. Prior to joining FS Investors in June 2011, Mr. Stone served as Vice President at TPG Capital, one of the world’s largest private equity funds from August 2007 to March 2011. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Stone was an investment professional at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. focusing on investments in the healthcare space from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley, focusing on the technology sector. Mr. Stone graduated cum laude from Harvard University and was an Arjay Miller Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Stone is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience in the private equity space and technology sector.
Steve Altman, one of our director nominees , currently serves as the Managing Member of AJL, an investment vehicle he founded in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Altman spent 24 years at Qualcomm in numerous leadership roles, including as President and Vice Chairman. Mr. Altman was also a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee from November 2011 to January 2014. Mr. Altman has served as a board member of Dexcom, Inc. since 2013 and also serves as a board member for a variety of private company boards including Brain, Amionx, CourseKey, Yembo and ViaCyte. Mr. Altman holds a B.S. degree in Police Science and Administration from Northern Arizona University and a J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. We believe Mr. Altman is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience as an investor and a director of companies in the technology sector.
Jonathan A. Levy, one of our director nominees , is currently Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Redstone Investments, a full service commercial real estate firm, which he co-started as JLB Investments in 1988. Mr. Levy has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate business. He served on the board of Sky Financial Group, Inc. from 1999 until Huntington’s acquisition of Sky in 2007, where he served as lead director from 2003 to 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Levy served on the boards of Western Reserve Bank and Citizens Bankshares, Inc. Mr. Levy previously served on the board of directors of Gulfshore Bank from 2013 to 2017, Real Nexus, Inc. from 2014 to 2019, Huntington Bancshares Inc. from 2007 to 2018 (where he was on the Executive and Risk Oversight committees), and on the boards of numerous community non-profit organizations. Mr. Levy holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Syracuse University. We believe Mr. Levy is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his many years of business, banking and director experience.
Ron Lumbra, one of our director nominees , is currently managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles’ Centers of Excellence and a partner in the CEO & Board Practice. Mr. Lumbra has more than 20 years of executive search consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting board directors and chief executive officers to a broad variety of clients. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Mr. Lumbra spent 17 years with a global search firm where he was managing director and co-leader of the Americas CEO and board services practice. Mr. Lumbra is chair of the board of trustees for the University of Vermont and is the former board chair and current director of a national nonprofit. Mr. Lumbra earned his B.S. from University of Vermont and his MBA from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Lumbra is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive experience advising corporate boards.