Board of Directors

Jonathan Dariyanani
Member, Board of Directors

Dariyanani is currently Corporate Counsel for Aero Financial as well as for Genesis Venture Fund India 1, LP. Mr. Dariyanani is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and a graduate of Duke University Law School. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, where he studied international business transactions.

Jonathan is the author of two software patents and the co-author of “Developments in Securities Disclosure Regulation” (San Diego Law Review together with the Chairman of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section). Jonathan was formerly employed with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, which represents Google, Pixar, Apple and HP. His corporate law practice focused on advising high growth technology companies. Mr. Dariyanani has been providing legal and business consulting advice for technology companies for 12 years. Jonathan has been a founder of eight start-ups, including language learning company Firebook, which he successfully sold to LeapFrog Enterprises (NYSE:LF).

He was the founder of an India based non-profit electronic educational literacy company, together with Leap Frog Enterprises Founder Mike Wood. This non-profit is currently providing electronic learning and literacy toys to thousands of students in poverty in India. Jonathan set up a software development organization within India and developed 21 interactive software titles for elementary students learning English in India.

James Sacks
Member, Board of Directors

Sacks is currently President of JAS Holdings, providing Business Process Outsourcing sales for Medical Services companies. Previous to this, James was a registered securities broker & principal for a number of national brokerage firms.

Chuck Timpe
Member, Board of Directors

Timpe is a seasoned director and financial executive and has served as a director since 1998 for IPC-The Hospitalist Company (IPCM:NASDAQ) and as an advisor to CrowdGather since October 2008. From June 2003 to November 2008, Mr. Timpe served as the chief financial officer of Hythiam, Inc. (HYTM:NASDAQ). Prior to joining Hythiam, Mr. Timpe was chief financial officer, from its inception in February 1998 to June 2003, of Protocare, Inc., a clinical research and pharmaceutical outsourcing company which merged with Radiant Research, Inc. in March 2003. Previously, he was a principal in two private healthcare management consulting firms he co-founded, chief financial officer of National Pain Institute, treasurer and corporate controller for American Medical International, Inc. (now Tenet Healthcare Corp.; THC:NYSE), and a member of Arthur Andersen, LLP’s healthcare practice, specializing in public company and hospital system audits. Mr. Timpe is currently a business consultant. Mr. Timpe received his B.S. from University of Missouri, School of Business and Public Administration, and is a certified public accountant.

Hazim Ansari
Member, Board of Directors

In his 16 years as an intellectual property attorney, Hazim has assisted dozens of emerging companies in raising financing, establishing critical joint ventures, and closing foundational revenue deals. Hazim has co-founded several companies, including Novel IP which is a pioneer in the offshore IP industry, and successfully built them through to profitability and/or acquisitions. Hazim received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and his J.D. from Loyola Law School (magna cum laude).