Inventor of the PC Modem to Chair Advisory Board

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Asset Reallocation Software Company Names Dennis Hayes to Head Advisory Board of Industry Experts

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GBUCS today announced the establishment of its advisory board to be chaired by technology industry pioneer and inventor, Dennis Hayes. Hayes is perhaps best known for inventing the PC modem in 1977, establishing the critical foundation technology that allowed today’s Internet industries to emerge and grow. Hayes brings particular expertise and experience in growing high-tech businesses to a team of prominent advisors selected by GBUCs principals Stephen Meade and Bob Gerometta.

“Dennis Hayes and our other board members bring decades of business and technology savvy to the table. This will help us accomplish our goal of growing GBUCS into the premier provider of web-based tools for asset visibility and reallocation,” said Stephen Meade, CEO of GBUCs. "In my opinion the information technology revolution really started with the invention of the Hayes modem. Needless to say, we’re very excited to have his caliber of experience and leadership helping to guide us.”

Regarding the company for which he now serves as advisory board chairman, Hayes states, “GBUCS is truly on the forefront of the technology that makes it possible for organizations to globally identify and reallocate their idle resources – quickly, accurately and easily. I speak for the entire advisory board when I say how excited we are about our involvement and the way the market is evolving to embrace this technology.”

GBUCS currently offers two web-based applications: RONAStar™ and Emergency Asset Management System – EAMS™.

  • RONAStar addresses the problem of identifying and reallocating the 10-15% of corporate assets that are typically unused or underutilized in Fortune 1000 corporations. RONAStar provides the global visibility, audit accountability and reallocation mechanisms missing in traditional asset management systems. The major benefits of RONAStar include gaining greater working capital efficiency, avoiding redundant purchasing, and boosting return on net assets enterprise-wide.
  • EAMS is a solution for business continuity and disaster mitigation, and facilitates the deployment of corporate, government and emergency resources before, during and after a disaster. EAMS helped businesses affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center obtain desperately needed working space, equipment and supplies to help them resume business operations.

GBUCs’ advisory board members include:

Dennis C. Hayes – GBUCs Advisory Board Chairman. Mr. Hayes is a recognized technology industry leader, company and association founder, entrepreneur, senior management executive, director and advisor. Mr. Hayes was founder, chairman, president and CEO of Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc., where he took the organization from a start up to a global competitor reaching annual revenues in excess of $240 million. Dennis was inducted into the Computer Industry Hall of Fame in November 2003.

Peter Balbus – CEO of Pragmaxis, LLC, a management consulting group that specializes in defining and operationalizing top-line growth initiatives, eBusiness and marketing/channel strategies for Fortune 1000 corporations. Mr. Balbus was formerly a vice president and general manager at Booz Allen Hamilton/Aestix; a principal with CSC Index; and chief strategy officer for Spectrum Group. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Journeys in Film, a non-profit organization that develops multi-cultural education awareness programs for junior high school students.

John Gustafson – Executive consultant to URS/EG&G, a global planning engineering, architectural, scientific, and program and construction management firm that provides major services to the US government.

James McClung – Vice Chairman of Charter Consulting. Jim spent the majority of his career with FMC Corporation, most recently serving as the company's senior vice president and executive corporate officer. Mr. McClung is active on the boards of several public and private corporations, including Alticor (Amway), Turtle Wax and Nanophase Technologies Corporation.

Francis Petrash – Director of the Risk Management Practice - Business Transformation at EDS, with nearly fifteen years of professional consulting experience and eight years as a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Sugar Rautbord – Industry Observer and Commentator. A frequent guest on Oprah and Chicago’s news shows with her savvy insights on modern culture and trends, Rautbord writes commentary for newspapers and has appeared on Larry King, Politically Incorrect, Phil Donohue. She has been quoted in People, The Wall Street Journal, Time and a number of women’s magazines.

Musheer Robinson – CEO of Applied Business Strategies, Inc. (ABS). Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Robinson served as a divisional president and a general partner for the Allied Group of Companies. Mr. Robinson also held a number of senior positions at Marsh & McLennan.

Mitchell Roth – Partner at the law firm of Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. with specialization in Corporate Law, E-Commerce and Internet issues. Mitchell is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations and has chaired the Tax Law Committee of the CBA’s Young Lawyers Division.

Courtney Stadd – President, Capitol Solutions, a management consulting firm located in Washington, D.C. Former Chief of Staff and White House Liaison for NASA, Mr. Stadd was awarded NASA’s highest honor in 2001 – The Distinguished Service Medal for “his extraordinary vision, leadership, and dedication to… advancing technology into industry”.

Dr. John Sviokla – Vice Chairman of Diamond Cluster International. John serves on the firm's Board of Directors as Global Managing Director of Innovation and Research. He is a guest professor at institutions including Harvard, MIT, the London Business School, and Oxford. He researched and taught at Harvard Business School for 12 years.

Emmett Vaughn – Managing Partner of Eminent Consulting, a premier business diversity consulting firm to Fortune 1000 clients. At RR Donnelley & Sons he designed and launched an industry-leading supplier diversity program.

Brian Wesbury – Chief Economist at Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc. Brian served as Chief Economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress from 1995-1996. The Wall Street Journal ranked him the nation’s #1 U.S. economic forecaster in 2001.


GBUCS is a leader in developing innovative web-based applications for managing and deriving greater economic value from organizational assets – including materials, equipment and people. GBUCs markets its two applications – RONAStar™ and EAMS™ – to Fortune 1000 corporations, emergency management and response organizations, and federal, state and local government agencies.

For more information contact:

John Stoiber


10 North Dearborn, Suite 300

Chicago, Illinois 60603

+1 708-828-0079

RONAStar™ and EAMS™ are trademarks of GBUCs, LLC.


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