President and Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Executive and Finance Committees
Mr. Apodaca is President and Chief Executive Officer of NearShore Technology Company.
Mr. Apodaca was previously the Executive Vice President of Delivery and Operations for Fourth Source, a technology outsourcing firm with offices in the United States and Mexico. Mr. Apodaca has over 20 years of experience in developing, managing and marketing products, services and building operational infrastructure for start-up and Fortune 500 Companies.
Mr. Apodaca began his career at Oracle Corporation as a Senior Director, where he was responsible for three development and implementation practices and ran the Southwest and Pacific Rim Regions, he was also previously a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Information, Communication and Entertainment (ICE) practice. Mr. Apodaca was also the EVP of Operations and Technology for two banks out of Florida.
Gary T. Nicklaus
Member of the Compensation Committee
Mr. Nicklaus is Vice Chairman of the Nicklaus Companies ("Nicklaus"). Nicklaus is an innovative global organization that has been investing throughout the world for decades, including spending the last 25+ years transacting business in China. Mr. Nicklaus is a member of the Board of Directors of companies in numerous sectors including medical technology, cloud computing, IT services and investment management.
From 1991 through 2002 Mr. Nicklaus played golf professionally on both the PGA and European Tours. Mr. Nicklaus is an accomplished golf course designer, with courses throughout the United States and abroad, including Wales, Mexico and Spain.
Mr. Nicklaus is Co-Chairman of the Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc., a non-profit organization and primary beneficiary of the Honda Classic, a premier PGA Tour event.
Chief Technology Office
Mr. Peterson is Chief Technology Officer of Nearshore Technology Company.
Mr. Peterson was previously the Chief Technology Officer for Cloudswell, a cloud-based application development and innovation management firm. Prior to Cloudswell, Mr. Peterson was the Chief Experience Officer at TransCard. Mr. Peterson began his career at Ernst & Young, subsequent to that he was with Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Peterson has also worked for Dow Agro Science, Pearson Education, United Health Care and Callaway Golf Interactive.
He has developed and managed world-class information technology teams. He is a proven strategist and business partner with over 28 years combined online and B2C experience.
John R. Purcell
Member of the Executive Committee
Mr. Purcell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grenadier Associates Ltd., a merchant banking and financial advisory firm. Mr. Purcell serves as a director of Omnicom Group (NYSE – OMC) where he serves as Chairman of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Executive Committees.
Mr. Purcell formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of SFN Cos. Inc., as Executive Vice President of CBS, Inc., as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gannett Co., Inc. and as Chairman of Donnelley Marketing, Inc., a database direct marketing firm.
Yancy W. Riddle, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Operations and Healthcare Practice
Mr. Riddle is Senior Vice President of Operations and Healthcare Practice of NearShore Technology Company.
Mr. Riddle was previously the President and CEO of Sixth Sense, a medical technology integration provider. Mr. Riddle has grown his career from a strong educational background coupled with 20 years of manufacturing experience spanning across the U.S., North America, Europe, Asia, and parts of Latin America. He started at the product and process design level, followed by technical sales, then progressed to R&D, product, quality control, technology, and operations management roles, all with P&L responsibility. He brings both a breadth and depth of experience from medical device, aerospace, electrical components, automotive, primary materials, military, oil and gas, coating services, and the solar / LED fields to NearShore.
Mr. Riddle was inducted to Georgia Tech’s Council of Young Leaders for significant contributions to technology and society, and has served on a variety of business development boards, U.S. government national advisories, academic appointments, and corporate boards.
Mr. Riddle’s education includes a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University; an MSc and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Georgia Institute of Technology; and has completed the Business Leadership PLD at Harvard University Business School.
Chairman of the Finance Committee
Mr. Willoughby is a Senior Director at Pure Storage, Inc., the leader in all-flash enterprise data storage technology, where he monitors enterprise risk, governance and controls over financial reporting, operations and compliance. Mr. Willoughby started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (successor firm of Coopers & Lybrand) where he spent 20 years providing financial audit, tax and risk advisory services. He has served companies in the retail, manufacturing, professional services and technology industries in the Silicon Valley, the greater San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.
Mr. Willoughby is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and a graduate of San Francisco State University.