Everyone Counts, the world’s leading provider of secure software based elections, announced today the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Tom Tullie and James Berglund will join the board effective immediately.
“Tom and Jim both bring a wealth of proven experience in business, technology and guiding companies to achieve maximum potential,” said CEO Lori Steele. “As our model for state of the art election software continues to gain traction, we are excited to have these two accomplished entrepreneurs contribute their expertise to maximize our growth trajectory and scale our company.”
Tom Tullie joins the board as Executive Chairman, bringing more than 25 years of experience with technology companies to Everyone Counts. As a serial entrepreneur, he has a proven track record of successfully building leading-edge technology companies and has served as executive management to several companies that were eventually acquired or went public. As CEO his leadership includes ecoATM, acquired by Outerwall for $350M in 2013; Vativ Technologies, acquired by Entropic Communications; and Path 1 Network Technologies, acquired by IP Video Networks. Tom served as COO of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, where he was part of the executive team who took the company public and raised $1 billion in secondary offerings. In addition to being recognized with many industry awards, Tom was chosen by Ernst & Young as a 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year.
“There is strong global momentum building for election modernization and Everyone Counts is the leader in this field,” said Tom Tullie. “I am excited to join and contribute as the company enters a time of transformation and rapid growth.”
James Berglund is co-founder of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, formed to invest in early stage Southern California companies. From its origins in 1985, Enterprise became one of the largest venture capital funds in Southern California. In his years as a professional venture capitalist, he invested primarily in healthcare and information technology, in particular, software companies. His diverse experience includes roles as corporate officer in companies such as American Optical Corporation, Continuous Curve Contact Lenses, Inc. and Revlon, Inc. Jim has served on over 50 boards of directors of private and public companies during his career. He is recognized as a beneficial partner advising managements as they grow their companies.
Tom and Jim join current board members Schuyler Lance and William Way.