Regina E. Dugan
President & CEO (2005-2009)
1996 to 2000, Dr. Dugan directed a diverse $100 million portfolio
of R&D programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA). Her primary program was aimed at developing new trace chemical
sensors. In this capacity, Dr. Dugan led an interdisciplinary team
of more than 100 academic, industrial, government, and military
participants. Her program was successful in the creation of several
revolutionary technologies and, most importantly, in their follow-on
transition to multiple commercial and military products through
private capitalization activities and follow-on acquisition programs.
recently, Dr. Dugan spearheaded the development of a strategic plan
and marketing approach for a $15 million pre-seed venture capital
fund and served as a "technology scout" for multiple organizations.
Dugan has been widely recognized for her leadership in technology
development. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel, National
Public Radio, and the AAAS Science Report and her projects have
been the subject of articles in The New York Times Science Times,
The New York Times Circuits, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal,
Chemical and Engineering News and Science News, among
others. Dr. Dugan and her program were featured in an article entitled
"Pentagon Agency Thrives on In-Your-Face Science", Science, 1999.
has received numerous awards, including the DARPA Program Manager
of the Year Award, the deFleury Medal, the most prestigious
Award of the Army Engineer Regiment, for her commitment and success
in leading the effort to develop a land mine detection system, and
the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Service.
Dugan obtained her PhD in mechanical engineering from the California
Institute of Technology and her master's and bachelor's degrees
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is
the co-author of Engineering Thermodynamics. Additionally,
Dr. Dugan is the sole inventor on a patent for refueling satellites
in orbit, and she has several additional provisional patents filed.
April 1997, John Dugan was the CEO of North America for Swiss Bank
Corporation (SBC) and a member of the SBC Group Executive Board.
During his tenure as a managing director, he also served as a member
of the board of SBC Warburg. In 1992, Mr. Dugan was managing partner
of The O'Connor Partnerships, a leading derivatives trading and
financial risk management firm in Chicago, when SBC purchased various
O'Connor businesses and integrated them into its global Capital
Markets & Treasury organization. Mr. Dugan joined O'Connor in 1981
as controller, was named general partner in 1983, and became managing
partner in 1989.
his tenure at O'Connor, Mr. Dugan served as executive vice president
and chief financial officer at Purcell, Graham & Company. Prior
to that he was vice president and controller at Bear Steams & Company,
and vice president, operations and chief financial officer at Baker,
Weeks & Company. He began his career in financial services at Brown
Brothers Harriman & Company.
Dugan is currently a general partner with the O'Connor Partners
Investment Office, headquartered in Chicago. O'Connor manages private
capital for the O'Connor partners. Mr. Dugan holds a bachelor's
degree in business administration from Pace College. He also attended
the U.S. Naval Academy.
President & CEO (2009- present)
Dugan's career spans 35 years in the telecommunications and data
communications industries, including 20 years with AT&T and four
years with Northern Telecom. Most recently, Vince served as the
CEO of a high-tech start-up, Net-HOPPER Systems, Inc. in Atlanta,
Georgia. He led Net-Hopper from a team of seven in January 1995
with $150,000 in revenues through six years of growth and expansion
to a team of 42 and $6 million in revenues, culminating in a successful
merger and acquisition in November 2000. During this time, Net-Hopper
won the Best New Software Product of the Year Award at the COMNET
1999 Trade Show, and several new products were successfully launched.
Mr. Dugan is currently president of the Net-HOPPER Division of Spirent
Mr. Dugan has held officer-level positions in the marketing and
operations departments with Tekelec, Inc., and Computer Consoles,
Dugan received his bachelor's degree in economics from Hofstra University
in Hempstead, LI, New York, USA.
and John Dugan are identical twins.