John R. Martinson Sr President & CEO
John began his career in 1959 spending seven years in the international division of Mobil Oil Corporation, with roles in finance, corporate planning and marketing/supply planning. He subsequently worked on Wall Street in the institutional sales departments of Kidder, Peabody & Company for three years and Oppenheimer & Company for four years. John spent the following eighteen years as an independent oil operator and investor, including the founding and management of companies involved in oil and gas exploration and development, crude oil and products trading, refining and marketing, natural gas gathering and processing, and electric utility load management.
In 1988, John formed Wood Roberts, Inc. to engage in the provision of corporate financial advice to the petroleum industry, focusing on initiating and advising on the acquisition activities of U.S. independents. He has also had experience as a venture capitalist in the broadcast industry.
John holds a B.S.E. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. (with honors) from Northwestern University. He serves as Trustee for two privately held trusts and as a Director of a charitable trust.
James A. Cannavino Senior Adviser
James A. Cannavino was previously Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Insite and continues to serve as Director The Company is now called Paybox.
Prior to joining Direct Insite, Mr. Cannavino was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CyberSafe, Inc., a company specializing in network security.
Mr. Cannavino previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Perot Systems Corporation. At Perot Systems, Mr. Cannavino led day-to-day global operations, as well as strategic planning.
From 1963 through 1993, Mr. Cannavino served in a number of increasingly strategic management positions at IBM, most recently as Senior Vice President responsible for Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Among his achievements at IBM was the restructuring of the company’s $7 billion PC business, an assignment that ultimately led to the development of the IBM PC Company. He also served on the IBM Corporate Executive Committee, Worldwide Management Council, and IBM’s integrated services and solutions company. In addition, Mr. Cannavino was a board member for three IBM joint-venture companies.
Mr. Cannavino currently serves on the Boards of 1800 Flowers, Paybox ,the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Emeritus) and has recently retired from the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Mr. Cannavino is a long-time member of the Board of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he recently served as Chairman of the Board.
John R. Martinson Jr Founder & Chief Technical Officer
While in High School John started his computer career on an IBM main frame at 15 years old. John has a history of inventions. His first patent was issued in 1984 for a Video device called the "Channelizer".
Then John founded several companies involved in developing and publishing client server software. He invented LAN based Group Scheduling in 1988 which he integrated into his eMail Client that won "PC Magazine eMail product of the year" in 1988 & 1989 and also "Best in Class" in Infoworld for two years running as well. He garnered an industry title "The Granddaddy of Groupware" which was published in several Computer industry books. In 1991 he received the "Man of the Year" award from the Local Area Network Association along with Ray Norda the CEO of Novell.
Since 2001 John has built and managed over 500+ Linux servers as the lead SysAdmin specializing in server security. Between 2011 and 2017 John personally developed and published over 40 custom 3D Linux Debian operating systems called Robolinux. In 2013 John invented "Stealth VM" software and "C: Drive to VM" which work on hundreds of Deb & RPM Linux based Operating Systems. In 2015 John invented RoboCyberWall which is in patent pending today.