James B. Stallings Jr.
Principal Occupation and Business Experience
Mr. Stallings is the Chief Executive Officer of PS27 Ventures, a private investment fund focused on technology companies (since 2013). Mr. Stallings retired from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) (a global provider of information technology and services) as General Manager of Global Markets, Systems and Technology, a position he had held since 2009. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Stallings held a number of senior executive leadership positions at IBM in the technology, mainframe, software and intellectual property areas. He was founder, Chairman and CEO of E House (a consumer technology company) from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Physician Sales & Services, Inc. (a medical products supplier) (1996 to 2000). Mr. Stallings currently serves as a director of Fidelity National Information Services Corporation (FIS) (a global provider of banking and payment technology, consulting and outsourcing solutions) and Cannae Holdings, Inc. (a private equity firm). He is also a director of United Community Bank, formally Seaside National Bank and Trust Company (a nationally chartered commercial bank handling private and commercial banking, wealth management and insurance). In connection with the suspension of voluntary reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, Mr. Stallings also served as a Director of UGI Utilities, Inc. until April 2020.
Key Skills and Qualifications
Mr. Stallings’ qualifications to serve as a director include his expertise and extensive experience managing enterprise-wide global technology and information systems, including responsibility for profit and loss statements. With Mr. Stallings’ combination of business development and technology infrastructure expertise, as well as his education (Mr. Stallings has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy) and his service as a director on other boards, he provides valuable business development, board-level risk management oversight (including with respect to a regulated industry), finance experience and corporate governance. The Board also considered his strong leadership, operations experience and strategic planning, as well as his investment committee experience at a venture capital company.