George A. Vinyard, Vice President, General Counsel
George A. Vinyard brings extensive legal skills and experience to the company, with more than 30 years as a business lawyer in private practice and corporate law departments. His background includes public and private corporate finance, a wide range of business combinations and commercial transactions, as well as substantial experience in the areas of technology and intellectual property strategies, transactions and disputes.
Vinyard served as ExteNet Systems’ primary outside legal counsel from 2004 until joining the company full-time in January 2008. He began his legal career in 1977 with the Chicago firm of Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd., which combined with Reed Smith LLP in 2007. From 1994 through 1999, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of U. S. Robotics, Inc. and as Associate General Counsel and Vice President for Intellectual Property of 3Com Corporation after the two companies merged in 1997. He returned to Sachnoff & Weaver in 1999, and the following year became head of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Internet Practice, a position he held until 2005.
Vinyard serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University and is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago. He received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his BA from Illinois Wesleyan University.
|Ross W. Manire, President and Chief Executive Officer
Oliver M. Valente, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Eric Lekacz, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Tormod Larsen, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dan Timm, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Terry Ray, Vice President, Strategic Business Initiatives
George A. Vinyard, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary