Management Team

John Phillips, President

John is a veteran of the telecommunications industry and brings extensive management experience in sales, marketing and operations. Before joining Corrigo, John was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Charter Communications, where he led the start up of broadband telephony products. John spent ten years with Nextel, and was instrumental in growing the company into a top-tier wireless carrier from its days as DialCall, a start-up in the Southeast. John’s last position with Nextel was Area Vice President responsible for P&L and operations in Texas and Oklahoma. John’s prior experience includes the start up and eventual sale of ComTech, a regional wireless company, to PageNet, and sales management with Motorola’s Communication & Electronics Division.

John holds a BS in Corporate Finance from San Diego State University.

Rick Michaux, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer

Rick Michaux is a veteran of the web and wireless technology industry and has worked with the building service industry for almost 20 years. Prior to founding Corrigo, Rick held a series of senior roles at Motorola where his responsibilities spanned advanced wireless, web and call center technologies. At Motorola, he met the other founders of Corrigo.

Rick has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Master’s degree from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He is a frequent speaker on services best practices at industry conferences such as BOMA, IFMA, NMHC, RFMA, PRSM and Realcomm.

Dr. David Rainton, Executive Vice President, Technology

David Rainton leads the company’s multinational engineering, product management and operations teams. David pioneered the advances in the user interface technologies and web solution design that made Corrigo’s solutions possible. His background combines career experience in mobile field service delivery with advanced research and development responsibilities with communications industry leaders such as Motorola and Panasonic.

David has a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from Durham University, England, and a PhD in Computer Speech Recognition from Cambridge University.

Lyle Newkirk, Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration

Lyle Newkirk is responsible for managing the company’s financial and administrative operations. Prior to joining Corrigo in April, 2008, Lyle served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CareCentric, a provider of back office and clinical software and services to the home health and long term care markets. At CareCentric, Lyle was instrumental in their transformation from a traditional up front software licensing vendor to a provider of software as a service as well as a provider of multiple mission critical business services. Before joining CareCentric, Lyle served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for T/R Systems, an international provider of software for the document management market. At T/R, Lyle led the team in a highly successful initial public offering. Prior to T/R, Lyle managed the Finance area at Peachtree Software, a leading provider of accounting software for small businesses. Overall, Lyle has over thirty years of financial management experience, primarily in the technology area.

Lyle received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.

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