Douglas Ferguson

Mr. Ferguson has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting and high technology industries. He has a strong record of success in developing and directing international technology and professional services organizations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia to achieve revenue and profit goals.

Mr. Ferguson maintains an active consulting practice working with clients on issues of business development, corporate planning and innovation management. He works with management teams to identify creative ways of applying technology to business operations and strategy to achieve commercial advantage. Much of this work involves integrating internal business processes, such as innovation management and strategy development, with external partners to accelerate growth and minimize costs. In 2004 he published a white paper with the Monitor Group about the relationship between innovation and corporate alliances entitled "The Company One Keeps".

Mr. Ferguson began his consulting career at McKinsey & Co. two decades ago where he served global clients in the telecommunications, financial services, aerospace and professional services industry. In the early 1990s he assumed several leading executive positions at Lotus Development, directing Lotus' international planning and finance functions, managing operations in East Asia and then subsequently directing licensing and technology acquisitions for the global software company. In the mid-1990s he helped co-found a technology based strategy and business planning consulting firm, The Planning Technologies Group, which was purchased by the Mike Milken backed venture, Nextera Enterprises.

Mr. Ferguson received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and a Masters (Law and Diplomacy) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Saba Software (NASDAQ: SABA) the leader in providing corporations with software-based solutions for Human Capital Management. In addition, Mr. Ferguson is a Trustee of the Yale-China Association, a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting educational exchanges between the people of the United States and China.

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