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Jim Condon

Jim has more than thirty years of broad-based management experience over the course of a distinguished executive career with such companies as CyberCash, KPMG, Legent, Marriott, Exxon and a host of venture-backed start-ups.

After graduating from Johns Hopkins with a bachelors degree in Mathematical Sciences and earning an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Jim was recruited to Exxon as a senior project analyst in the systems and services division and worked his way up to Securities Processing Group Head in the Treasurers Division.

Jim worked on Wall Street as a vice president at Stern Stewart and Company before joining Marriott Corporation as Director, Finance and Development Process Controls. He later led planning and financial analysis for the Courtyard by Marriott Division.

Mario Marino, the CEO of Legent, brought Jim into the Northern Virginia high tech community as Vice President, Operations during a critical period of the company’s growth. Jim led the integration of several successful acquisitions and rose to Corporate Vice President, Financial Planning and Administration.

After Legent was acquired by Computer Associates in the largest software company transaction of its time, Jim went to KMPG Peat Marwick where he designed and implemented new practices in performance improvement services for technology companies.

Bill Melton brought Jim into CyberCash to organize a restructuring after the public company failed to meet Wall Street expectation. Jim’s work as CFO, COO and ultimately CEO increased revenue from $120K to $24M in four years, reduced headcount and cut operating expenses by more than $30 million. Jim handled all relations with Wall Street and raised $50 million dollars before engineering the sale of the company in 2001.

For the next decade, Jim assisted a number of venture capital funds and founders get their companies off the ground. He came to Geostellar from Payments Processing Incorporated, the industry leader in payment processing solutions, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to PPI, Jim was COO/CFO for GetWellNeworks, the leader in interactive patient care solutions, COO of EduCap, a major provider of student loans, and CEO of SecureMethods, an advanced technology network security company.

Mr. Condon is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Johns Hopkins University’s Computer Science department and served on the Board of on the Corporate Partnership Committee of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a nationally recognized “magnet” school.

Mr. Condon has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA and the University of Virginia.