Our GoBiz Management Team includes:
C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Fulp brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as Chairman of GoBiz Solutions, Inc. He led the organization of Middlesex Bank & Trust, a de novo bank established in 1997, and served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition.
For more than 20 years, Fulp was affiliated with Bank of New England, most recently as Executive Vice President and Private Banking Division Head at Bank of New England. During his long association with the bank, Fulp also served as Senior Vice President for the Commercial Banking Division, Emerging Middle Market Group, where he managed a group of lenders charged with providing banking services to growing and privately held companies.
Fulp is active in business and community affairs and public service. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Lesley University, and the Boards of Directors of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, and The Ron Burton Foundation. From 1972 to 1982, he was a member of the Small Business Administration Boston Advisory Council. He has been honored by The Banker & Tradesman as a Leader Making a Difference. This year, Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement at Bridgewater State College bestowed upon him the Mary Hudson Onley Award for his contributions to the financial services industry.
Fulp is a graduate of the Program for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and he earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. Fulp holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winston-Salem State University where he was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.
William E. Walker, Chief Operations Officer
William brings to GoBiz Solutions, Inc. more than 30 years of information technology (IT) and management consulting experience. While filling executive, management, and staff positions for organizations such as the General Electric Company, John Hancock Insurance, and BankBoston, he led numerous technology and automation efforts from concept through successful implementation. These efforts have varied in scope and complexity, encompassing projects such as website design and creation, development of enterprise and web-based applications, and the design and installation of the computer and telephone infrastructure for several new offices of the wealth management business unit of a large financial institution.
In 1994, William founded an information management consultancy to optimize the delivery of high quality, high value consulting services to corporate and public sector clients. His practice focused on business and operational analyses, and the analysis and development of operational and IT-related strategy. The firm's client list included organizations such as Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Philips Healthcare, the Information Technology Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the University of Massachusetts Boston. William holds an A.B. in Mathematics from Cornell University, an M.S. in Educational Administration from the University at Albany, and an M.B.A. in General Management from Boston University.
Dr. Mahendra R. Patel, Director
Patel has a long and accomplished career as both an executive and technical director in the computer and communications industries. Prior to his retirement from Compaq in 2000, Patel was Vice President of the CMGI Alliance Office, Andover, MA, and responsible for the relationship between Compaq and CMGI. Patel also served as Vice President and General Manager of the Industry Solutions Division (ISD) for Compaq, Marlborough, MA, focused on providing solutions for Communications, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Public Sector industries. He was also Vice President of Systems Engineering and was responsible for co-engineering ISV partner's software on Digital platforms.
Patel enjoyed a long technical career at Digital including Technical Director of the Systems and Communications Engineering Group, the Systems and Clusters Group, the Distributed Systems Group, and the Network and Communications Group. He is the author or co-author of 14 technical papers, and well-known lecturer, and is on the Board of Directors for EntComm, Spryance, NEOS, and GoDec. Patel has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester, U.K., and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, U.K.
Frederick A. Wang, Director
Wang's professional background spans over 30 years in the computer industry, with particular strengths in marketing and strategic planning. Over the past 10 years, he has concentrated on helping new companies get off the ground. Most recently, he was the CEO and co-founder of Beacon Tower Technologies Corporation, a privately held start up company creating JAVA software infrastructure products. Wang was Vice President of Strategy at Sandy Bay Networks, having joined them from one of their investors. Prior to that, he was a Special Limited Partner at Venture Investment Management Company (VIMAC), a Boston-based Venture Capital firm, focused on start-up and early stage companies. Before VIMAC, Wang served as President and CEO and co-founder of The athink Group, a start-up Internet enterprise.
Previously, as President and COO of Wang Laboratories, Inc., he led the company to over $3 billion in revenue - ranking it within the Fortune 250. Working with the R&D engineers, sales management and key customers, Wang created the strategy and implemented the plans that brought the company to a world leadership position in the word processing market. Wang holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, a PMD Certificate from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelors of Science in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.