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Gabriel J. Apodaca

Board Member

Mr. Apodaca is President and Chief Executive Officer of NearShore Technology Company. Mr. Apodaca was previously the Executive Vice President for a leading provider of technology outsourcing with offices in the United States and Mexico. Mr. Apodaca has over 20 years of experience in developing, managing and marketing products, services and building operational infrastructure for start-up and Fortune 500 Companies.

Mr. Apodaca began his career at Oracle Corporation as a Senior Director, where he was responsible for three development and implementation practices, an owned the Southwest and Pacific Rim Regions, he was also previously a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) practice.

Scott J. Jennings

Board Member

Mr. Jennings is the Creative Partner at Goods & Services, and has been leading user experience and brand design projects for over two decades. He combines a passion for design craftsmanship with an ability to formalize strategy. His knowledge of technology and cultural trends help him innovate for many of the world’s most influential brands.

Prior to joining Goods & Services, Mr. Jennings worked at SapientNitro in offices around the globe, ultimately holding the title of Group Creative Director. Scott has led creative teams for many of the world’s largest brands.

Yancy W. Riddle, Ph.D.

Board Member

Dr. Riddle is the COO of Latin America for Nearshore Technology Company. He has over 20 years of industry experience spanning the U.S., North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Coupled with his strong educational background, he brings an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience to Armada from previous work in fields such as outsourced IT, medical devices, aerospace, electrical components, automotive, primary materials, military, oil and gas, coating services and solar/LED.

Dr. Riddle was inducted into Georgia Tech’s Council of Young Leaders for significant contributions to technology and society and has served on a variety of business development boards, U.S. government national advisories, academic appointments and corporate boards.

Dr. Riddle’s education includes a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, an MSc and PhD in Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and he has completed the Business Leadership PLD program at Harvard University Business School.

Gary T. Nicklaus

Gary T. Nicklaus

Board Member

Mr. Nicklaus is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nicklaus Companies. Nicklaus is an innovative global organization that has been investing throughout the world for decades. Mr. Nicklaus is a Managing Partner of Nicklaus Brown & Co. and a member of the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Brown portfolio companies including Camden Capital, NearShore Technology Corporation, Armada Cloud, and Good & Services, LLC.

From 1991 through 2002 Mr. Nicklaus played golf professionally on both the PGA and European Tours. Mr. Nicklaus is an accomplished golf course designer, with courses throughout the United States and abroad, including Wales, Mexico and Spain.

Mr. Nicklaus is Co-Chairman of the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc., a non-profit organization and primary beneficiary of the Honda Classic, a premier PGA Tour event. Mr. Nicklaus received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a Major in Finance, from The Ohio State University.

John R. Purcell, LLD

Board Member

Mr. Purcell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grenadier Associates Ltd., a merchant banking and financial advisory firm. Mr. Purcell serves as a director of Omnicom Group (NYSE – OMC) where he serves as Chairman of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Executive Committees.

Mr. Purcell formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of SFN Cos. Inc., as Executive Vice President of CBS, Inc., as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. and as Chairman of Donnelley Marketing, Inc., a database direct marketing firm. Mr. Purcell received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Virginia.

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