Board of Directors
Probaris has an experienced and accomplished Leadership team that drives a client-focused culture along with a strong and committed Board of Directors. The Company’s employees are very talented and highly regarded in the marketplace and Probaris is committed to continual development of people and software in the identity solutions market.
Charles Durkin, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Durkin has over 25 years of experience leading successful technology businesses. He joined the Probaris executive team in 2004, and was appointed to the position of President in 2008. Prior to joining Probaris, Mr. Durkin served as President of Bluerise LLC, a software and business consulting company focused on large-scale trading systems for Wall Street clients.
Mr. Durkin has held general management positions at General Electric and Lockheed Martin, leading businesses with annual revenues exceeding $50 million. He was a key member of a team that established and built a $300 million consulting and outsourcing services business at General Electric. Mr. Durkin`s businesses focused on enterprise-class business intelligence and electronic commerce solutions for Fortune 500 clients.
Mr. Durkin earned a Master of Science in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1985, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with High Honors from Drexel University in 1980.
Jim Bensman, Director
Mr. Bensman joined the Company in August 2003. He has served as President of SAP America, having taken SAP AG to market in the U.S. and growing revenues from $3M to $60M in sales in 30 months. Mr. Bensman was the founder of Western Data Systems, an enterprise software company that was recently acquired by Manugistics. Mr. Bensman also was the CEO Geotrain Corporation, Cisco Systems largest training partner which he sold to Global Knowledge Network.
Mr. Bensman also was the CEO of Eventra Corporation, the Sales Technologies division of Dun & Bradstreet and COO of Maconomy Corporation where he participated in the Maconomy IPO. Mr. Bensman served on the Board of Directors of Spectra Securities Software, Changepoint Corporation and Longview Solutions. He holds a BSEE from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Adolf A Paier, Director
Mr. Paier was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Healthworks Alliance, Inc which he recently sold to Passport Health Communications. Healthworks Alliance is an information technology firm that is a leading supplier of medical software.
From 1980 to 1992 Mr. Paier was President and Chief Operating Officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company. During his tenure as President, Safeguard made over 25 acquisitions or investments, sold a number of businesses, established two multi-million dollar venture capital limited partnerships, completed five public stock offerings and a number of bank or institutional debt transactions. Safeguard's revenues increased from $47 million in 1980 to $667 million in 1991.
Mr. Paier serves on the Board of Directors of Deltapaper Corporation and Analytical Graphics, Inc. He is also on the Board of Trustees of The University of the Arts and several other non-profit boards. Mr. Paier has served on the Board of Directors of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Novell, Inc., and four other public companies. Mr. Paier graduated with honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Frank P. Slattery, ChairmanMr. Slattery is a founder of Probaris and currently serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Previously Mr. Slattery served on the boards of two publicly held companies, serving as Chairman of PolyMedix, Inc., and as a Director of Clarient, Inc. Mr. Slattery is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Health Systems, Inc., and a former CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association.
Mr. Slattery serves on the board of several emerging companies including NanoSelect, Inc., Knite, Inc., and MinusNine, Inc.. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
For twenty-five years, Mr. Slattery was President, Chairman and Director of LFC Financial Corporation.