Board of Directors
Thomas Banks, Director/CEO
Mr. Banks, is Co-Founder of SplashPlay, Inc. and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company. Prior to the founding of SplashPlay, Mr. Banks founded and managed diverse enterprises including: Aperture Health, Inc., an innovator in on-line health and wellness, guideSMART.com, a world class B2B Internet portal and Web community employing a franchise distribution model, and Santiago Data Systems, Inc., which he founded and ran from February 1980 until March 1997 specializing in sales and marketing of health care practice management software.
Maurice J. DeWald, Director
Mr. DeWald’s business experience includes serving as Chief Executive Office of Verity Financial Group, Inc., a financial advisory firm serving both the healthcare and technology sectors. Mr. DeWald also serves as a director of Targeted Medial Pharma, Inc., Healthcare Trust of America 1, as Chairman of Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and formerly director of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, ARV Assisted Living, Inc. and Quality Systems, Inc. Mr. DeWald served as managing partner in Orange County, Los Angeles and Chicago for KPMG, LLP. Mr. DeWald holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend and is a member of its Mendoza School of Business Advisory Council.
Robert Brada, Director
Mr. Brada is a consultant and advisor to private and public companies on acquisitions, divestiture and financing strategies and to banks on entertainment industry matters. Robert was the President of Broadlane, Inc., a leading provider of outsourced services to healthcare providers. From 1995 – 2000, Robert was on the executive management team of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., serving as General Counsel from 1998 to 2000 and as Deputy General Counsel from 1995 to 1998. Prior to MGM, Mr. Brada was a corporate finance lawyer at White & Case in the firm’s Los Angeles and Paris offices.
Ravi Velagapudi, Director/Co-Founder
Mr. Velagapudi is formerly the President of Rofous, Inc. and was in charge of the Company’s worldwide sales and strategy. During his tenure at Rofous, Mr. Velagapudi was instrumental in building and guiding Rofous into a leading force as a Next Generation Software services Organization. While at Rofous, Mr. Velagapudi was instrumental in establishing relations with numerous Fortune 100 and leading technology clients including Microsoft, Google, GE, Sun, Yahoo, Cisco and LinkedIn to name a few. Prior to Rofous, Mr. Velagapudi held senior executive positions at Innova Solutions.