Meet Our Management, Board and Advisors.

Executive Management

Peter B. Ritz, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-Founder

Peter is an executive co-founder of Keystone NAP, and is responsible for overall strategy and execution, with emphasis on driving sales activities. Peter is a veteran technology executive and entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to working with emerging technology companies, helping launch, grow and advise many successful start-ups. Most recently, Peter spent five years as president and managing director of Xtium, an enterprise cloud software and solutions company he co-founded, helping grow the company from its first $6.5 million 5-year customer agreement to doubling the recurring revenue in 2012 and building a world-class, motivated team supported by $13.5 million in growth funding.

During this tenure, Peter served on the Vmware (NYSE: VMW) cloud services Advisory Board, helping design pricing and go-to-market for the managed services business model to compete with Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) and Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). Earlier, Peter was chief executive of Ntera, a nanotechnology ink and digital display provider, and president and co-founder of AirClic, an interactive print and mobile process automation SaaS company. Peter was also a venture partner with Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, a venture management company, and a managing director and co-founder of Silicon Stemcell, a technology incubator, with earlier roots working for Ikon Technology Services (purchased by Ricoh), British Telecom and Sprint International, and tenures in Europe, Latin America and South East Asia.

Peter also practiced intellectual property law as a registered patent attorney and trial lawyer. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland with two engineering degrees, Computer Science and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology. Peter is an inventor on twenty nine (29) patents and has created over 250 high tech jobs.


John E. Parker, President, Director and Co-Founder

John is an executive co-founder of Keystone NAP, and is responsible for the financial, legal and administrative activities of the company, with deep involvement in negotiating and closing customer and strategic partner engagements. John has an extensive and diverse professional career financing, advising, counseling and managing growth companies in a variety of leadership capacities. John is the co-founder of GenCounsel, LLC, a professional services firm that he co-founded and through which he also established a sizeable practice as strategic advisor and attorney to many growth-oriented technology, SaaS and cloud computing firms.

Prior to starting GenCounsel, John was the President, CFO and General Counsel of AirClic Inc. where he was focused on business strategy, developing key partnership relationships with wireless carriers and other large global technology firms, and customer acquisition. Together with Peter Ritz, John led the capital reorganization and transition of AirClic into one of the first “software-as-a-service” providers, after which the company won numerous awards including recognition by Deloitte LLP as the fastest growing company in the Philadelphia region across all segments and #6 globally in the wireless segment.

Prior to joining AirClic, John was a senior business attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP where he led many strategic business transactions, mergers/acquisitions and public and private securities’ offerings. John began his professional career in banking, and was an officer for a large predecessor bank of Wells Fargo. John graduated from Villanova University School of Law and Dickinson College, where he also co-captained the intercollegiate football and baseball teams.


Philip M. Lanctot, SVP of Product and Co-Founder

Phil is an executive co-founder of Keystone NAP and is responsible for business and product development, with a key role in overseeing the construction phase of the project. Phil has been involved in providing IT Solutions and Managed Services for more than 20 years in a wide variety of roles including sales, business development, management and executive capacities.

Phil was recently the Chief Executive Officer of Aserdiv, a technology-services company that completed data center, global network and other mission-critical IT infrastructure projects for Fortune 1000 organizations. Phil also served as EVP of Transcend United Technologies, a leading provider of Networking and Unified Communications (VoIP) technologies. Phil is a graduate of LaSalle University.


Shawn R. Carey, SVP Sales and Marketing and Co-Founder

Shawn is an executive co-founder of Keystone NAP and is responsible for the sales and marketing activities of the company, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience as a Cloud, Infrastructure-as-a-Service & IT Managed Services executive & entrepreneur, including roles in executive leadership, business operations, sales and marketing, channel development, product management, product development & strategy.

Most recently, Shawn spent 6 years as Managing Director of Xtium, an enterprise cloud software and solutions company he co-founded and grew from its first $6.5 million 5-year customer agreement to doubling the recurring revenue in 2012. While leading Xtium, Shawn was responsible for the overall business development effort including direct sales, indirect channel sales and sales engineering. Shawn selected, trained and managed the direct sales team, established team goals and objectives and was held accountable for the sales team’s overall achievements. In addition, Shawn developed and managed the indirect sales program. Shawn was responsible for program development, market segmentation selection, partner selection, partner training & overall production of the indirect sales channel.

Earlier, Shawn was EVP of Technology of iPipeline, a sales and distribution software company he co-founded, and was responsible its growth from initial business concept to becoming the leading Software-as-a-Service vendor in the life insurance industry. Funded by Technology Crossover Ventures, Volition Capital and New Spring Capital, iPipeline’s technology processes nearly 75% of all life insurance transactions annually. While with iPipeline, Shawn invented a patented method for electronic insurance application fulfillment.

Shawn has also held founding and executive positions with several start-ups, including Executive Technology Center (cloud hosting), Swingtide (business process automation), and has served in technical and management capacities with Bell Atlantic (Novell & Netscape program management) and Prudential Insurance (LAN/WAN management). Shawn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Boston University, earned under Naval ROTC scholarship. He served as a communications officer with the US Marine Corps, including tenure in several Asia Pacific countries.  Shawn is an inventor on two (2) patents.


Board of Directors

Ira M. Lubert – Chairman, Co-Founder

Mr. Lubert is a non-executive co-founder of Keystone NAP, and is currently Chairman and co-founder of Lubert-Adler. He is also co-founder of LLR Equity Partners, Quaker Bio Ventures, LEM Mezzanine Fund, Versa Capital Management, Rubenstein Partners, LBC Credit Partners, and Patriot Capital Partners. Mr. Lubert has thirty years experience in the real estate investment sector. Prior to co-founding Lubert-Adler, Mr. Lubert was the principal and founder of TL Ventures, within the family of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), an early-stage venture fund. Mr. Lubert was also founder of Radnor Venture Partners, L.P., the first venture fund managed by Safeguard Scientifics.

Mr. Lubert holds a B.S. in human development from Pennsylvania State University and currently serves on the board of directors for the National Constitution Center, The Franklin Institute, and PREIT (NYSE: PEI). Mr. Lubert also serves on community boards, and is currently on the Board of Trustees of Pennsylvania State University. He is past chairman of the United Way Campaign of Philadelphia and an active recruiter for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way.


William Landman

Mr. Landman is a co-founding and controlling member of MainLine Investment Partners. Comprised of a family of companies, MainLine Investment Partners includes MainLine Investment Advisers, MainLine Private Wealth and Merion Realty Partners. As the Chief Executive Officer for each entity, he directs all investment, management, and strategic initiatives of the firm. Mr. Landman has also been a partner with CMS Companies for over 25 years, and as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, has been responsible for the investment strategy of over $2 billion in private equity and real estate capital.

Mr. Landman currently serves as a Board Member of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Board Member of Jefferson Health System. He is a board member of Liberty Restaurant Group and CAIVIS Acquisition Corp/XL Marketing. He is also a Partner of Renovus GP, LLC. Mr. Landman previously served as Chairman of the Board at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Russ Berrie & Company, Inc. (NYSE).

Mr. Landman is the author of The Alternative Edge – Boosting Returns and Reducing Risk with Private Fund Investing; a user friendly guide to maximize returns on alternative investments. Prior to joining CMS, he was a partner in Reich & Landman, with expertise in transactional corporate practices and the representation of professional athletes. Mr. Landman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Bruce Lesser, Esq.

Mr. Lesser is currently the CEO Martin Enterprises USA LLC, and of Counsel to Blank Rome LLP. Bruce is a director of a number of “for” and “not for” profit boards of directors including Patriot Financial, MacAulay -Brown Inc, IL Hedge LLC, Freiere Charter School and Smarter Agent.


Andrew Marshall

Mr. Marshall is Chief Information Officer of Campus Apartments, one of the largest Student Housing companies in North America. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer of Campus Technologies Inc, their affiliated managed network service provider. He has 40 years business experience, including over 25 years in a variety of senior management roles with innovative companies achieving high growth rates in both Enterprise and SME environments.

Prior to joining Campus Apartments, Mr. Marshall served in a variety of roles on three continents: as technology director for a $100 million government program, as an advisor to GE Capital’s Equity Participation Group, as development director for Volt Delta Europe and as a program manager for GE Capital Global Consumer Finance. He specializes in the management of professional organizations, and adoption of organizational and operational change caused by rapid corporate growth. He has also been a member of various advisory boards guiding companies through Capital Market offerings, and was a senior officer of a $13 billion international bank, also serving as Chief Executive Officer and a board member of their high technology Research and Development subsidiary.

He is a Chartered Information Technology Practitioner and is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management and the British Computer Society.

 

Key Advisors

John F. Cordisco, Advisor and Community Relations Liaison

John is a non-executive co-founder of Keystone NAP and is responsible for assisting with all levels of government and trade union relationships. John is the Chairman of the Bucks County Democratic Committee, and is a Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group of Stark & Stark, where he concentrates his practice in the representation of serious personal injury claims in both State and Federal Court. He is an active member of the Bucks County Bar Association, and was recently appointed to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, serving as a hearing committee member in Disciplinary District II.

John served six years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he served on the Judiciary Committee. He is also the founder of Have a Heart, a charity for special needs children and their families, served multiple terms as a Pennsylvania State representative and member of the Delaware River Joint Toll Commission. John has been recognized by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, the American Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the top 100 lawyers, and he has been included in the 2007 and 2008 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for his litigation skills. He is also a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Law Monitor. John is a graduate of Rider University and The Temple University School of Law.


Mark C. Andreassi, Construction Lead

Mark is a co-founder of Keystone NAP and is responsible for overseeing the rehabilitation of the facility to make it customer-ready, which includes actively managing third-party contractors. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Villanova University, and joined Anvil Construction after graduation, becoming President in 1988 while maintaining project management duties. Anvil became a leading design-build contractor in the Philadelphia region with clients including USAirways, Crown Holdings, South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC), Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA), Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), and Temple University. Anvil has evolved into a real estate development company with approximately 300,000 square feet of flex space in its inventory.

Mark has also served on various committees for both the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) and Built Rite, a contractor, union labor, and user group.