Obsidian Adds Three Key Directors and Preps for Rapid Growth
New Board Ratifies Engagement with Wolverton Capital Markets
EDMONTON, Canada, June 8, 2010 — Obsidian Strategics Inc. ("the Company") is pleased to announce that at its recently held Annual General Meeting, the incumbent directors, Bill Halina, Chairman and Dr. David Southwell, President, were re-elected, and three new nominees:
- Dendy Young, McLean, Virginia
- Glenn Williamson, Phoenix, Arizona
- Michael Janke, Calgary, Alberta
were elected to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Bill Halina, the Company's Chairman, said "We are delighted to welcome Messrs. Young, Williamson and Janke to our Company, as they bring a wealth of relevant technical and business knowledge to Obsidian with over 75 years of cumulative experience in engineering, product manufacturing, corporate management, and finance and business we are fortunate to have individuals of this caliber join Obsidian. Our Longbow products, unmatched in today's High Performance Computing world, are well positioned for exponential sales growth in military, enterprise and higher-education markets".
Mr. Halina went on to say, "We are also very pleased to have the financial expertise of Wolverton Capital Markets, Calgary, and Barretto Securities, New York, to help prepare us for our final private round of funding later this fall."
Mr. Young is Managing Partner of McLean Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in McLean, VA. A serial entrepreneur and an award-winning executive with more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry, including a decade as Chairman and CEO of GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI), a $1 billion government-focused enterprise services and solutions provider. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, as Chairman of TechPAC (Political Action Committee) and on the Board of AFCEA International. Mr. Young holds a S.B. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Williamson has extensive entrepreneurial, executive level experience, primarily in the financial and operation aspects of companies. Mr. Williamson is Managing Partner of Nest Ventures, LLC, a private equity firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, and Chairman of the Board of Kinetx Engineering and Consultation, an Aerospace firm involved in deep space navigation and advanced satellite engineering both civilian and military. Mr. Williamson is also founder and CEO of The Canada Arizona Business Council, a private sector group sanctioned by the Canadian Government and the State of Arizona to work on increasing bilateral trade.
Mr. Janke, was called to the Alberta bar in 1997 after receiving his LL.B. from the University of Victoria in 1995, practicing primarily in the securities, corporate and commercial areas. Mr. Janke is also the President of Berlinetta Management Consulting Inc., providing consulting advice to management and boards of junior issuers.
About Obsidian Strategics:
Obsidian Strategics™ is the developer of Longbow™, a series of InfiniBand products featuring range extension, routing and encryption. Longbow technology allows an InfiniBand fabric, normally a short-range network used in high-performance computing, to be extended via optical fiber over varying distances. Longbow connects across Campus, Metro or Global networks to offer high-bandwidth, low-latency access to InfiniBand compute and storage resources. www.obsidianstrategics.com