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Management Team

John Norton

President

John was a founder of iHost Networks has been President since July of 2005. From 1999 to 2001 John was Vice President of Professional Services for Stamps.com Inc. From 1994 to 1999 John was Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and a partner, in MicroCrafts, Inc. The company was a Redmond, Washington custom software development firm that built Windows applications for Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Pitney Bowes. During these years, MicroCrafts grew from 5 employees to 100 and won many multi-million dollar development projects. In 1997, MicroCrafts was named the 3rd fastest growing technology company in Washington State by Deloitte and Touche. In 1998, Microcrafts was acquired by Metamor Worldwide, who later was acquired by PSINet. Prior to MicroCrafts, John was Vice President and National Sales Manager for Advanced Composites, Inc. of Seattle, Washington. In 1992, he received a patent for a fiberglass fastening system (#5,205,022). John earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Washington.

James Bratsanos

Vice-President, Chief Technology Officer

James is a co-founder of iHostNetworks and has over 27 years of software development experience. Prior to iHost Networks, he co-founded MicroCrafts. James managed MicroCrafts' relationship and development efforts with Microsoft. He has been building Windows related technologies since the release of Windows 3.0 in 1990. James also was part of the original Windows NT development team. In 1992, he developed one of the first commercially successful shrink-wrapped Windows applications, MyLabelDesigner, for MySoftware Company. James is an expert in Printer Driver technology and holds a patent in this area (#6,995,853). While attending the University of Washington, James co-authored the computer game named "Kong". The product was later renamed "LodeRunner" by Broderbund. In 1985, it won Electronic Games "Computer Game of the Year" award.

Craig Schneider

Vice-President, General Manager

As General Manager, Craig runs the day-to-day operations of iHost Networks. He is responsible for Human Resources as well as Finance and Accounting. Before joining iHost Networks, Craig was a Business Analyst at Voicestream Wireless. His responsibilities included creating company wide reports for operations, and consulting with the VP of Customer Care and Finance to improve departmental business practices. Prior to Voicestream, Craig worked at MicroCrafts as Manager of Accounting, where he assisted in building financial plans, reporting on budget vs. actual performance, as well as supervising all accounting personnel. Craig has a degree in Business from Western Washington University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nicholas Criss

Director of Engineering

Nicholas joined iHost Networks in 2002 and has 14 years of software development experience. He has been working on Internet-related technologies since the beginning of his career. At iHost Networks, he is responsible for building all new software technology and managing the development team. From 2000 to 2001, Nicholas was Director of Engineering at Silvaris, where he led the development of a highly specialized B2B commerce Web site target targeted at the lumber industry. Prior to Silvaris, he worked as a Software Lead Engineer at MicroCrafts, where he worked on Internet related development projects for the company's largest client, Microsoft. From 1994-1997 Nicholas worked for several firms, all on early stage internet projects. From 1992-1994 Nicholas worked for Primeline Communications, Inc. where he designed and developed an e-commerce server software offering named "Online Business Works" (OBW). OBW was one of the first commercially available e-commerce server products.

Kyle Ilk

Director of Network Operations

Kyle joined iHost Networks in 2002. He is responsible for the overall performance and availability of the iHost Networks information technology infrastructure. Before joining the team at iHost Networks, Kyle was part of the Windows Media Server and Player team in the Digital Media Division at Microsoft. The group worked on the release of Windows XP. At Microsoft, Kyle was involved in the development of automation technology used to run software testing labs and network layer protocol tolerance assurance. Prior to working with Microsoft, Kyle worked for Assessments.com, a subsidiary of Allvest Information Services, as Network Operations Director and managed the Seattle based IT infrastructure operations.