Stephen Meade, Board Chairman and Founder – As a the current Chairman of co-Founder of MonetaPro, Mr. Meade has played an integral role in developing the Company’s business model, management team, systems and strategy. Under his direction the company has created several product offerings based on the same core technology. MonetaPro is a closed-loop payment system for Global Non-Cash Trading. Acting as a sell-for-credit exchange, the platfrom allows copmanies to list for sell to other companie. Instead of cash, MonetaPros works on an internal trade credit (called a GBUC- pronounced G-Buck) and stands for a General Business Usage Credit). MonetaPro creates a one-to-many trade system. Mr. Meade is also the Principal in the holding company BigBamboo, LLC. (www.BigBambooLLC.com), which was formed to help bring companies from conceptualization to creation. Serving as Chairman and “Resident Rainmaker”, the company has created other entities such as- www.Cenoplex.com, www.Starbiz.tv, www.spoonmantics.com, Principles of Communication, MBTweeners, and several more. Mr. Meade has been involved in e-commerce for over 20 years, having launched two other successful e-commerce ventures. This success has provided for an extended base of knowledge in the transaction processing and payment facilitation space. In 1999 SiteVisions was created and is an ongoing concern that engages in web site and database development. The company was sold in the spring of 2000. In 1996, Mr. Meade founded VirtualSellers.com (OTC BB: VDOT), a provider of e-commerce transaction processing services for Internet-based e-tailers. Mr. Meade helped develop the transaction processing systems at VDOT. VDOT was sold in 1999 to a public company that assumed the name Virtualsellers.com. At it’s height, VDOT had a market cap of $950 Million. Under his direction the company created a transaction processing system that was seamless for the consumer. VDOT provided a private labeled ecommerce engine and customized shopping cart. VDOT also used their own merchant account to process and clear online transaction and orders for hundreds of different web sites. The company provided a service of back-end transaction processing and clearing. The selling company would receive a check and mailing label and was left to simply ship their products. The focus on actual sales and completed orders, as opposed to hits, page views or impressions, led the company to track different metrics for success- actual sales. The end result was a hit-to-sales ratio of 6.5% versus an industry average of under 1%. In regards to shopping cart bail-out and order completion rate, the success was over 78% versus an industry average of only 16%. VDOT- the technology, service and concept- was an early precursor to what later became PayPal. Prior to founding VDOT, Mr. Meade was a regional vice president with Travelers Group, a Fortune 500 financial services company. His responsibilities included hiring and training a sales force with full commission positions. He was licensed in the insurance and securities industries and held a Series 6 & 63 license as well as Series 26 Principle’s license. Mr. Meade is a proven entrepreneur and leader, with a unique ability to network within high profile organizations. A graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Mr. Meade started in business when he was 18 where he created and owned retail stores which sold watches and fashion items called Times Up! He has co-written three books in the field of credit improvement/budget and finance, which were marketed through seminars and newspapers. He also co-produced an infomercial for the product to be marketed nationwide. Utilizing a background in sales and sales psychology, Mr. Meade brings a unique perspective to the world of online commerce and transaction processing. With the use of Neurolinguistics, logic flow, and site design, Mr. Meade has created successful, intuitive and forward thinking online business models. The user interface of the latest company has generated such comments as; “elegant”, “wow!”, “unlike any business application that exists”, “intuitive”, and “impressive” from such luminary companies as SAP, NASA, Nebraska Economic Development, and Accenture. Mr. Meade is a proven speaker and has been on panels, covered topics at industry events and given lectures at numerous universities including Northwestern University , University of Chicago, Loyola University, Peter Kiewit Institute, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the University of Nebraska. Mr. Meade is a Founding Member of KnockNOW- a non-profit created to accelerate the opportunity for entrepreneurs- www.knocknow.com, is on the Advisory Board of the Chicago House of Blues, and is an avid soccer and volleyball player. Mr. Meade is on the advisory board of the following companies: Internation House of Blues Foundation- Chicago, (www.hob.com), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum (www.mitefchicago.org ), PC Guild, which provides a tour management solution for Bands and entertainment (www.pcguild.com), Reinvention, Inc, which provides growth strategy and marketing for Women led businesses (www.reinventioninc.com). Recently, Mr. Meade was selected as a judge for the prestigious global business plan challenge from Thunderbird (www.innovationchallenge.com), and a finalist judge for Boats.com e-commerce challenge.