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    SIGMUND A. FIDYKE III

    25532 Gloriosa Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ? 949.637.1806 ? sigmundf@cox.net

    VP Development / Business Unit

    SUMMARY

    Technology executive with over 25 years experience managing development and marketing teams and focusing them on creating and selling innovative solutions. Logical and goal-oriented, but enthusiastic about people, products and bringing them together. Proven proficiency in:

    ; Building and managing focused, innovative teams

    ; Delivering products to market on schedule and within budget

    ; Bridging technology and marketing to define successful solutions

    ; Creating successful teams of in-house and contract (onshore and offshore) developers

    ; Launching products worldwide: APAC, EMEA and Americas

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY 2008

    Computer Science Advisory Board

    ; Working to keep Math and Computer Science department of Chapman University connected to

    the high-tech industry and helping them identify and attract students.

CUSTOM SOFTWARE, INC. 2007-2008

    Contract Product /Business Management Firm

    President

    ; Working with entrepreneurs with ideas to create business plans, prototype development plans

    and funding plans.

PREVENTSYS 2006

    Provider of Security Risk Management and Compliance Solution

    Product Management

    ; Replaced departing Chief Strategy Officer in determining the direction and features of the

    company’s product. Connected development and marketing departments to move company from

    operating on best guesses to a researched and prioritized plan for moving forward.

WATCHGUARD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. / BEADLENET 1999-2004

    Worldwide Provider of Internet Security Solutions

    Director of Broadband Internet Security Division, Director of Engineering, Senior Product Manager

    ; Directed software and hardware development teams, as well as marketing personnel, to increase

    worldwide acceptance of a desktop firewall product line. Grew product line to over 25% of the

    corporate revenue using less than 5% of the development resources.

    ; Organized hardware and software development teams to design and launch one of industry’s first

    integrated wireless firewalls expanding the product line and revitalizing the company’s

    reputation for innovation.

    ; Coordinated and organized the on-time completion of a development and testing project which

    was required for completing the purchase of BeadleNet by WatchGuard.

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    949.637.1806

KISS SOFTWARE CORPORATION 1996-1999

    Publisher of Windows Software Utility Products

    Founder and Chief Technical Officer

    ; Created development department from scratch for a software publisher by identifying and

    capturing independent developers.

    ; Successfully developed consumer software products using offshore development teams.

    Continued success of product line with in-house work on subsequent versions.

    ; Succeeded in growing a start-up company to a size and revenue that gave outside investors a

    10-fold return in two years.

TOUCHSTONE SOFTWARE CORPORATION 1993-1996

    Publisher of Windows Software Utility Products

    Vice President of Development

    ; Expanded the company’s product line from two unknown technician-only offerings to a catalogue

    of eight award-winning products for the general consumer. This was a critical step in moving the

    stock from a pink sheet value of 25 cents to a small cap value over $10 in 2 years.

    ; Created and improved a general utility software product that became a market segment leader

    outselling Norton Utilities for Windows 3.1.

    ; Improved product quality by creating a Quality Assurance testing department and reorganizing

    the Technical Support department to better communicate with the developers.

CUSTOM SOFTWARE, INC.

    Contract Software Development Firm

    Founder and President

    ; Founded a contract services company. Grew and strengthened it for 15 years, transforming the

    company from two programmers to a respected firm of over 20 people with sales, marketing and

    support personnel.

    ; Expanded the company beyond a dependence on hourly contract work by adding more profitable

    product development projects.

    EDUCATION

    Graduate Study in Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

    B.S., Information & Computer Science, University of California, Irvine

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Orange County AeA Small Business Growth Chair, High Tech Awards Judge

    American Association of Senior Executives Membership committee

    Boy Scouts of America District Vice-Chairman, District Award of Merit

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    AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS

    (Partial List)

    Products Developed by WatchGuard

    SOHO and SOHO 6: Internet appliance offering premier firewall protection, IP Sharing, Internet content blocking

    and Virtual Private Networking for businesses and home offices.

    Awards: SC Magazine: ;;;;;, Pick of 2000, Best Buy Award, Datamation: Product of the Year 2000,

    PC Professionale (Italy): Best of Breed

    SOHO 6 Wireless: Innovative firewall appliance with an integrated wireless module.

    Awards: Computer Reseller News: “best on the market for the money”

    Firebox X Edge and Edge Wireless: Redesigned and renamed firewall appliance, serving as both a small

    business firewall and a large company perimeter protection device.

    Packaged Software Developed and/or Published by Kiss Software Modem Wizard: Created a new category of software for testing modems and monitoring Internet connections.

    Copied by two other utility software companies.

    Awards: ZDNet: Editor's Pick, PCWorld: Editor's Pick, PCComputing: Silver Award

    KeyView Pro: The most versatile Windows file viewer on the market.

    Awards: Windows Magazine: Editor's Choice, PCComputing: ;;;;;, Lan Times: ;;;; (highest

    rating), Windows Magazine: Best of Breed

    Speed Surfer: Innovative product that speeds up Internet surfing while offering online security.

    Awards: ZDNet: Editor's Pick, PCComputing: ;;;;, PC World Online: Editor's Pick, Home Office

    Computing: Best Buy

    ShortCuts: A utility that makes it easy to perform complex tasks with a single keystroke.

    Awards: PC World: Editor's Pick, ZDNet: ;;;;;, Into Tomorrow: “Favorite Program”

    Undo & Recover: Created a new category of product with the ability to recovery any overwritten file. At least three

    competitors followed our lead.

    Awards: Computer Shopper: Top 100, Komando's: Pick of the Week, ZDNet: ;;;;;

    Packaged Software Developed by Touchstone Software

    WINCheckIt - Best selling Windows utility package for over 10 months (beating Norton Utilities).

    Awards: Windows Magazine: Top 100, InfoWorld: Top Score, Home PC: Top 100

    PC-cillin 95 - Anti-virus program with dynamic protection & automatic Internet scanning. Also introduced automatic

    pattern file updates for a yearly fee.

    Awards: PC Computing: Best Buy, Home PC: Top 100

    WIN’95 Advisor - Utility that aided users in the arduous task of upgrading to Windows 95.

    Awards: Windows Magazine: Top 100

    FastMove - A low-cost, full-featured file transfer program that competed successfully with LapLink.

    Products Developed By Custom Software

    MacTools Deluxe - First Macintosh disk optimizer to use bi-directional optimization. The result was faster than

    Norton’s. (Central Point Software)

    XTreeMac - Macintosh file management program before the advent of System 7. The first real drag-and-drop tree

    file structure program. (XTree Company)

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