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Jonathan Rubin

Jonathan Rubin

Prior to forming Abacus, Mr. Rubin was the Chief Executive Officer for E-Sync Networks, Inc., (NSDQ: ESNI), a leader in online supply chain management. Mr. Rubin has also held management positions at TeleChoice, NFO Worldwide, Southern New England Telephone (SNET) and Trans National Communications, Inc. (TNC). At SNET, where he was President of the General Consumer Group, Mr. Rubin helped the company gain the position as the #2 long distance carrier to Connecticut consumers. He also launched the company's "War Room," which helped the company face the first competition for its local franchise, and which was the subject of a Fortune magazine article. Mr. Rubin also pioneered the company's development of bundled service offerings, including local, long distance, wireless and Internet service. At TNC, a long distance service provider, Mr. Rubin was responsible for the residential division of the company, and pioneered the use of affinity marketing for long distance service. Based on this success, TNC captured the #12 spot on the Inc. 500. Previously, Mr. Rubin worked as a management consultant for Mercer Management Consulting and Bain & Company. He has also worked for the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley. He earned his MBA and undergraduate degrees from Yale University. jrubin@abacuscp.com



Bernard Plishtin

Bernard Plishtin Most recently, Bernard Plishtin served for five years as the President & CEO of HotRoof, Inc. a software company focusing on the growing area of video customization and delivery over the Internet. Mr. Plishtin engineered HotRoof's "A" and "B" rounds of equity capitalization, negotiated its content licensing and distribution agreements, and managed the Company's award-winning, patented StreamWriterTM technology development and product line rollout. Prior to joining HotRoof, Mr. Plishtin was an executive of Imax Corporation, serving as Vice President and General Manager of Imax's Ridefilm Corporation subsidiary. He was responsible for supervisory management of all aspects of the Ridefilm organization from its inception in 1991, engineering the successful sale of Ridefilm to Imax Corporation in 1994, and then managing the the Company and its IMAX RidefilmTM entertainment simulator product through development, launch and market implementation. Previously, Mr. Plishtin was a management consultant at Bain & Company. He received his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 1987 and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. bplishtin@abacuscp.com



Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor Howard Taylor has over 25 years of management experience in the information technology and communications services industries. His experience and background includes leading large Fortune 500 organizations as well as startups and turnarounds. Working as an independent consultant, Howard provides management guidance and direction both to expanding ventures and organizations facing restructuring. Most recently, Howard served as the President & CEO of FutureLink, Inc., Inc. an application service provider and information management company. Prior to joining Futurelink (a Pequot Capital Management portfolio company), he served as a Venture Operating Partner at Pequot. Prior to Pequot Mr. Taylor was the Chairman and CEO of OnSite Access, a provider of in-building communications and information services. Mr. Taylor has also served in executive positions at IBM, Quotron/Citicorp, MCI, Southern New England Telephone and WinStar Communications. Howard holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Development program. htaylor@abacuscp.com






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