The Company: A Kinder, Gentler Solution|
CloakX began life with a unique concept of Customer Rights Protection. From its inception, the founders of CloakX have had as our goal to enable and restore the rights of legitimate users while insuring that digital content owners receive fair compensation for the use of their products. While our scheme is patented, we believe in the free and open marketplace, and we readily license our intellectual property to anyone willing to accept and extend our philosophy.
Brian Wormington, President
Brian Wormington is the founder of CloakX Corporation, another in a series of technology companies he has founded for the purpose of marketing a strategic new product. With a Master's Degree in physics from the University of Rochester, Brian is a visionary but with his feet firmly grounded in the reality of product design and development. After designing instrumentation for physics research at LeCroy Corporation, he formed a company in Rochester to design a workstation with high-performance graphics that could run SciCards, a printed circuit board design and layout system. With sales of $15 million, the company was sold to Harris Systems. He returned to LeCroy Corp. to manage a division of 275 employees and $22 million in sales. Since leaving LeCroy in 1992, he has formed several small companies and explored the idea of re-entering the high-technology industry with a bold new idea. CloakX is the result.
William R. Lear, Vice President, Product Development & Engineering
Bill is a Principal Engineer at a growing real-time systems consulting business in Rochester, New York, and formerly worked as Engineer at Xerox Corporation, Moore Research Center, Accell Corporation, Collins Avionics Division of Rockwell International, and Fisher Controls Company. His résumé is an impressive list of experiences in all phases of project design from initial requirements and business analysis through development, production and post-launch support. He took numerous products from conception to successful launch.
Areas of expertise include systems architecture, hardware/software design and development, digital computer graphics, color imaging and user interface systems. Bill Lear has particular expertise in technology and intellectual property assessment, including patentability and infringement avoidance, as well as embedded speech synthesis and voice recognition.
David Micklewright, Vice President, Marketing
David Micklewright is a widely experienced advertising and marketing executive. For ten years after arriving in New York City from England, David ran his own marketing and advertising agency, Cranbourne Chase, with accounts that included Aramark, MCI, and GE Information Services.
In 1996, David joined Ogilvy & Mather, where he created an in-house branding group to focus on the development of tools to manage and develop large global brands. The group was retained to develop programs for IBM, American Express, Kodak, Sheraton Hotels, Tivioli Systems, Enron, Ford, and Jaguar.
David eventually moved the group to D'Arcy, where the group developed branding systems for Sprint, Enron, Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, Zurich Financial, Sony, and Procter and Gamble.
Looking for a change and continued challenges to apply his branding experience, David joined the CloakX group to market the CloakX system to the global market place.
Mary Fulham, Creative Director
Mary Fulham is a producer, director and writer with extensive experience in television and theater. She was the executive producer for Mrs. Greenthumbs, the funny garden expert and author who appeared regularly on Live with Regis and Kelly; fX’s morning show, BreakfastTime; as well as The Mrs. Greenthumbs Show (26 episodes) on HGTV, Canada. As a partner at Swingline Productions in New York City, Mary produces and develops projects for theater, film and television. Swingline’s Managing Partner, Warren Leight, is the executive producer at Law & Order: Criminal Intent for Dick Wolf Films.
Mary is the founder and Artistic Director of Watson Arts, a resident theater company at La MaMa E.T.C in New York City. She is the recipient of Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Award, The Montreal English Critics Circle Award, an Innovative Theater Award, and An Overall Excellence Award for her production of Hercules in High Suburbia at the New York City Fringe in 2005.
As an original member of the legendary 1980s comedy troupe The High Heeled Women, Mary has appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Special; Bravo; A&E; and the Comedy Channel, among others.
C.J. MacDonald, Director of Business Development
C.J. MacDonald is a consultant to media and technology startups. He has been working with digital media since the early
1990s, when he worked in Japan on multimedia CD-ROMs based on travel themes.
Later he joined InterTrust, a leader in interoperable Digital Rights Management
technologies. He was there for more than four years seeing the company
through its IPO. He then worked with Clickly.com in Holland developing
software rights management technologies, and Dolby Laboratories in patent
In his consulting business, C.J. specializes in the areas where content delivery, rights management, community and
identity intersect. He has developed expertise working with video delivery systems, developing social
media technologies for Crowd Factory, Telus, and VirtuVid.com.
C.J. graduated with Honors in Communications and Technology
from Queen's University in Canada and he earned an MBA in Management and
Technology from San Francisco State University.
Investors & Advisors
All of our investors are experienced executives in the
fields of technology, finance and product development. They are also experienced entrepreneurs. We appreciate their invaluable expertise and contributions to our products and strategies.
Ron Blumenthal is formerly CEO of a privately held architectural materials company, designing and producing products made from green and other unconventional, yet high performance materials. After numerous design awards and the acquisition of two additional companies, the company was acquired by a Fortune 500 company in 2001. He joined their executive management group where he worked until 2003. Currently he is a private investor and a principal in a new consumer product design firm.
Timothy W. Fulham
Timothy W. Fulham is a principal of Fulham & Co. and co-manages the firm with his brother John. Tim joined Fulham & Co. in 1984 and plays a leading role in its investment and merchant banking activities. From 1989 until 1991, he served as chief financial officer of Fresh Fields Markets of Rockville, Maryland. From 1982 to 1984, Tim worked as a staff accountant at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York where he became licensed as a CPA.
Walter O. LeCroy, Jr.
Walter LeCroy is a lifelong entrepreneur and Honorary Chairman of the Board
of LeCroy Corporation, which he founded in 1964 as LeCroy Research Systems. He developed technology to capture, measure, and analyze sophisticated electronic signals in a stringent scientific environment and in 1985
began transferring this technology to a popular line of general-purpose oscilloscopes and signal analyzers. He oversaw the expansion of the company's
instrument design and production facility in Geneva, Switzerland, in
1972, as well as sales and service operations throughout the United
States, Europe, Japan, and other countries. He continues to be active as a talented photographer, entrepreneur and private investor.
Prescott M. Story
With his extensive experience at Arthur Andersen & Co. and his own private practice, Scott Story focuses on the accounting and tax issues and provides invaluable financial and organizational advice.