John C. Stiska, Principal, has over thirty years of experience in corporate law, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and senior management of both publicly and privately held companies. Recently he served as CEO of PepperBall Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PBal), and prior to that was the interim CEO of JNI Corp. (NASDAQ:JNIC) and then Chairman until it was merged into Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ:AMCC). From 2000 to 2009, John was an active partner in Commercial Bridge Capital, LLC, a venture lending fund based in San Diego. From February 1996 to February 1998, he served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Technology Applications Division of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading developer and manufacturer of telecommunications technology. Prior to Qualcomm, John was CEO of Triton Group, Ltd (ASE:TGL) a public holding company which he took through a successful Ch 11 reorganization of the former Intermark, Inc. (ASE:IMI). Companies owned or controlled by IMI and TGL included Pier 1 Imports, Simplicity Pattern Co., Continental Graphics, National Arimotive Corp, Western Sizzlin, Liquor Barn, Sunbelt Nursery Group and a number of other companies.
Mr. Stiska has served on numerous public and privately held company Boards of Directors and continues to do so on boards of companies in which he has invested. He is also active in the San Diego Corporate Directors Forum and the San Diego County YMCA. He received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, and after serving as an officer in the Army returned to get his JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is licensed to practice law in California.
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