Mr. Hawkins for the past 22 years has been managing, selling and
investing in the information technology industry. Prior to co-founding
PARTpoint, Mr. Hawkins spent 5 years with OakStone Venture Partners
as Managing Director. Some of his investments have included Kinetics/Celerity
and Neopolitan Networks. Prior to that, Mr. Hawkins was the Managing
Director of Aspen Capital, a venture capital company. His investments
included, Yipes Communications and Digital Reflections, Inc. Prior
to starting Aspen Capital, Mr. Hawkins co-founded three Silicon
Valley startups, MCS, Priority Computer Parts and Western Computer
Group. Mr. Hawkins, through his companies, was successful in selling
IT products and services to some of the largest Fortune 1000 companies
(GE, IBM, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Hughes, Federal Reserve
Banks, and Sprint Corporation). Some of his successes include supplying,
and managing the integration of all microcomputers for both Sprint
Corporation and Charles Schwab & Company on a nation-wide basis.
Mr. Hawkins has experienced a wide range of operating roles which
include; Board of Directors, President, Vice President of Sales,
Vice President of Operations, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Mr. Hawkins is very active in the Aspen community where he is a
board member of Sustainable Settings a non-profit organization.
Co-Founder, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Prior to co-founding PARTpoint, Mr. Polito spent 11 years in the
resort management industry, the last four as Corporate Vice President
of Development for ResortQuest International (NYSE:RZT) acquiring
resort property management companies as part of the company’s
consolidation strategy. ResortQuest is the industries first consolidation
of resort management and real estate companies. Mr. Polito performed
industry and company research, transaction origination, due diligence,
and execution of transactions. While at this position Jim executed
14 transactions for ResortQuest helping double its' size since IPO
in May 1998.
Prior to joining ResortQuest, Mr. Polito served as National Sales
Manager for First Resort Software the leading software provider
to the vacation rental industry. First Resort Software was one of
the founding companies of ResortQuest when they went public on the
New York Stock Exchange in May of 98'. Previously he worked for
a commercial real estate development company in Detroit, Michigan
in the New Projects Division negotiating office leases and hotel
joint venture agreements. Mr Polito has held numerous other positions
for a wide range of companies including IBM Corporation.
Mr. Polito earned a B.A. degree in Finance from Michigan State