William J. Caragol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
William J. Caragol was appointed Chairman and CEO of PositiveID in 2011, and has served as the company's president since its inception. Mr. Caragol was also CFO of PositiveID from 2007 to 2011, and was previously president and CFO of VeriChip Corporation. Mr. Caragol also served as Steel Vault Corporation's CEO, president and a member of its board of directors. From July 2005 to August 2006, he served as the chief financial officer of Government Telecommunications, Inc., a company under common control with PositiveID at the time. From December 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Caragol was the vice president of business development and chief financial officer of Millivision Technologies, a technology company focused on security applications. Prior to his role at Millivision Technologies, Mr. Caragol was a consulting partner with East Wind Partners LLP, a technology and telecommunications consulting company, in Washington, D.C, and spent eight years at Deloitte and Touche. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and graduated from the Washington & Lee University with a bachelor of science in Administration and Accounting.
Ambassador Ned L. Siegel
Ambassador Ned L. Siegel has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2011. He has served as President of the Siegel Group, Inc. since September 1997, and Managing Member of the Siegel Consulting Group, LLC since November 2009, which provide real estate development and realty management services. From October 2007 until January 2009, he served as United States Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. From September 2006 until January 2007, he served as Senior Advisor to the United States Mission for the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. From January 2003 until October 2007, Mr. Siegel was a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. From 2003 until 2007, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Caswell-Massey Company, Ltd., a world-wide quality bath and body, home fragrance and gifts company. Mr. Siegel was appointed Vice Chairman of Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. in January of 2011. Mr. Siegel earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and a juris doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1976. Mr. Siegel was nominated to the Board of Directors due to his past experience with government appointments and services and his managerial experience.
Michael E. Krawitz has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2008. He currently serves as chief executive officer of PEAR, LLC, a provider of green retrofitting and renewable energy. From January 2010 until February 2011, he served as chief executive officer of Florida Sunshine Investments I, Inc. He previously served as the chief executive officer and president of Digital Angel Corporation from December 2006 to December 2007, executive vice president from March 2003 until December 2006, and as a member of its Board of Directors from July 2007 until December 2007. Mr. Krawitz served as a member on the Board of Directors of Steel Vault from July 23, 2008 until November 11, 2009. Mr. Krawitz earned a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University in 1991 and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1994. Mr. Krawitz was nominated to the Board of Directors due to his past experience as a chief executive officer of Digital Angel, our former parent company, as well as his experience as an attorney.
Jeffrey S. Cobb
Jeffrey S. Cobb has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2007. Mr. Cobb is the chief operating officer of IT Resource Solutions.net, Inc. Prior to April 2004, Mr. Cobb was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of SCB Computer Technology Inc. Mr. Cobb served as a member on the Board of Directors of Steel Vault from March 2004 through July 22, 2008. Mr. Cobb earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Jacksonville University. Mr. Cobb was nominated to the Board of Directors because of his management and business development experience in technology companies.
Yuval Rabin, until his recent return to Israel, has been a managing partner at the Washington based RSLB, (Rabin, Sheves, Lipkin-Shahak, and Birger), the first non-Americans to lobby the U.S. administration on behalf of foreign countries. Prior to RSLB, Rabin has held senior executive positions serving companies as diverse as AARP, The Principal Group, Visteon, Ericsson, Airbus Industries, Nokia, ARKLA (Arkansas Louisiana Gas), Samsung and the American Bureau of Shipping. Rabin has 30 years' experience in the software industry, serving many multinational enterprises that deliver software solutions. He truly espouses a global vision, having led initiatives for manufacturing and service companies, utilities and governments in the U.S., Israel, Europe and the Far East. Rabin is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, having achieved the rank of major during his eight years of service. He brings on board deep business experience with governments, state and federal processes, and a remarkably extensive network and contacts around the globe, including Africa, Arab countries, and Eastern European countries. He has been the Chairman of Beyond Verbal Communication, Ltd since November 2011, and a Director of Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. since May 30, 2013. Rabin is son of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Kimothy Smith, Ph.D.
Kimothy Smith, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Advisor to PositiveID, consulting in the areas of biosurveillance, bioforensics, biodefense, biosecurity, molecular genetics and diagnostics, and food safety, defense and security. Recently he served as Director of The Global Resource Initiative, a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on bolstering the critical resource base of underserved countries and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. He was promoted to Senior Advisor for International Biodefense for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs and was detailed to the U.S. State Department Office of International Health and Biodefense. Prior to this he served as the Acting Director of the National Biosurveillance Integration Center. Smith was also the Department of Homeland Security's first Chief Veterinarian and served as the Chief Scientist for the Office of Health Affairs. Smith began working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2005 where he worked within the Science and Technology Directorate as the Chief of the Research Programs and Countermeasures Office, directing the intramural research program executed through the federal and National Laboratories. Prior to working with DHS, he was at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where he served as the Deputy Division Leader for Operations in the Counter-terrorism and Incident Response Division of the Non-proliferation, Arms Control and International Security Directorate. Before accepting this appointment, Dr. Smith served as a Deputy Associate Program Leader for the Chemical and Biological National Security Program. He was actively engaged in research execution and program development in the areas of infectious disease ecology, developing molecular typing methods and the application of molecular epidemiological techniques to forensic investigations as an associate professor on the Northern Arizona University (NAU) faculty prior to going to LLNL. He has earned his PhD in molecular epidemiology from Louisiana State University (1999) where he curated the worldwide Bacillus anthraces collection.
Mike Campbell is CEO and founder of South Stone, LLC. South Stone, LLC is a distributor of tooling and supplies for the stone fabrication industry. Prior to founding South Stone, Mr. Campbell was an investor in and served as Chief Development Officer for Triton Stone Carolinas. In 2002, Campbell founded The Crescent Group, Incorporated, where he continues to serve as President and CEO, which is a business development consulting firm specializing in government and political relations. In 2007, Mr. Campbell was asked to serve as the South Carolina Chairman for Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a national government watchdog organization, which advocates for conservative public policies that champion the principles of entrepreneurship and fiscal and regulatory restraint. Prior to joining AFP, in 2006, Campbell won the three-way Republican primary for Lt. Governor of South Carolina on June 13, 2006. Prior to running for Lt. Governor, Campbell served as President and CEO of Palmetto International, LLC, which he founded in 2003. Palmetto International represented and secured international commerce projects for companies seeking to participate in the reconstruction efforts in Iraq. From 1995 to 2006 he was a co-owner of a successful chain of 19 Wendy's fast food restaurants located throughout South Carolina. He has previously served on the corporate board of directors for two information technology companies RDS Solutions, Inc. and IBSS, Inc. Campbell is a past member of the board of directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Committee and the Boy Scouts of America - Indian Waters Chapter. In addition, he is an active supporter of the South Carolina Alzheimer's Association as well as various conservation organizations. Campbell has vast experience and knowledge in the political arena with service in various roles of campaigns, including those of his late father, Republican icon and former U.S. Congressman and Governor, Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Thomas DiNanno is President of Republic Consulting Group and a Senior Managing Partner at Axon Global Services, working with corporate and government clients to provide enterprise risk management and cyber security solutions. DiNanno previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Critical Infrastructure Protection at the U.S. DHS. He also served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the DHS, and in the White House Office of Homeland Security as Director of Corporate Relations November 2001 to March 2003, reporting to Governor Tom Ridge. DiNanno is one of the country's foremost experts on corporate and government interaction in the post 9/11 era, and has also represented the U.S. in bilateral initiatives involving cooperation between the private sector and government infrastructure and counter-terrorism initiatives, in Latin America, Canada and Europe. DiNanno received his MS in Business and Urban Planning from MIT in 1999, an MA in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in International Relations the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy in 1993. He received the BA in Economics and Latin American Studies from Middlebury College in 1989.