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Management Team

Bill Beckwith
CEO, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder

Bill Beckwith has guided the growth of OIS while playing a critical role in the development of cutting edge communications software products. Bill's focus on strong emphasis on ethics, product quality, and customer success have positioned OIS as a global leader in secure, real-time communications software and hardware products with over 3,000 active customers using OIS technologies in more than $150 billion of mission critical systems around the world. His dedication to and support of the OIS team have attracted the world-class management and engineering talent that drives the intellectual engine creating and supporting the company's incredible products.

Bill has over 30 years experience in management, finance, engineering, and business development. Prior to OIS, his career included software and telecommunications companies including Interbase Software Corp., Systems Center Inc., UCCEL, Inc., STSC, Inc. and MCI Communications, Inc. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and in Finance from Florida State University and has passed the Certified Public Accounting exam. Bill attended George Washington University while in high school and competed in mathematics competitions.

Charles Rush
Vice President, Software Engineering Group

Charles Rush joined OIS in 2000.

Charles has spent the past sixteen years involved in the development, installation, and support of complex communication systems. Charles earned a B.S. degree in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy.

Joseph M. Jacob
Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and International Business Development

Joseph M. Jacob leads the company's legal affairs and international business development. Joe joined OIS in 2003. Prior to joining OIS, Joe's work experience included leading the international business development and strategy function for America Online, Inc., as well as being the chief international lawyer for Viacom and its subsidiaries.

Joe received his J.D. degree from the Harvard Law School, where he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in economics and political science. Joe is admitted to the New York, Illinois and Virginia bars.

Kevin Buesing
Manager, Technology Services

Kevin Buesing, Manager, Technology Services, leads the company's support and training teams. He joined OIS in 1997.

Kevin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.S. degree in Computer Science.