Makoff is the
Co-Chairman of DigitalCustom Group, Inc.
Mr. Makoff graduated cum laude from U.C.L.A. in 1981 (A.B., Political Science,
Comparative Government emphasizing South and Southeast Asia). He studied the politics of developing nations in India during the Fall Semester 1980. He received his
J.D. degree in 1985 from Hastings College of the Law, where he was an
editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review. He is a member of the California, Ohio and District of Columbia bars, and has practiced at the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher
& Flom and Makoffs LLP. Mr. Makoff was named one of Northern California's "Superlawyers" in August 2005.
Takács, Ph.D. is the Managing Director - International Operations,
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Chairman of DigitalCustom Group, Inc.
Dr. Takács is an internationally
recognized computer scientist in the fields of computer vision, humanoid
animation, face recognition and security systems. Dr. Takács has published
over 40 technical papers, and regularly speaks at international scientific
Among his achievements,
Dr. Takács designed an image compression algorithm that is capable of
encoding a complete face photograph in a single barcode. Dr. Takács also
was part of a team contracted by the U.S. government to create a large
and standardized facial data set for testing face recognition systems.
Dr. Takács co-founded Telemedia, LLC (Hungary) and designed the first
speaker-independent voice recognition solution for interactive voice response
Dr. Takacs received
his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston, his MS in
Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Budapest and his Ph.D.
in Computational Sciences from George Mason University. Dr. Takács is
a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, IEEE, IAPR and MATE.
Fenichel is General Counsel of DigitalCustom Group,
Inc., Executive Vice President and CFO of Poetic Media, Inc., and a partner
of The Fenichel Firm.
From 1987 to 1991,
Ms. Fenichel was with the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts
as a Development Officer, and was a member of the strategic planning team
for the Aquarium's $35 million capital campaign. As a member of this team,
Ms. Fenichel worked with Aquarium trustees, Boston business leaders, local
congressional representatives, city officials and other Boston civic leaders
as well as architects, graphic designers, and financial and marketing
consultants to devise and implement the private/public financing plan
for the new aquarium.
Ms. Fenichel received
her BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and
her JD from Hastings College of the Law. While at Hastings, Ms. Fenichel
was Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Women's Law Journal. She is a member
of the State Bar of California, the United States District Courts of California,
and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Daru is the Vice President, Operations of DigitalCustom Group,
Inc. Mr. Daru previously was a technical consultant to a major financial
services firm in New York, where he worked primarily on its internal accounting
system and analytics. Mr. Daru, working with internal and PricewaterhouseCoopers
auditors, benchmarked analytics on $24 billion of fixed income securities.
He also established a process to update analytics for $6 billion of mortgage
and asset-backed securities based on the latest market information.
From 1997-1999, Mr.
Daru was a programmer/analyst for a major Wall Street brokerage and investment
firm in New York. In that position, Mr. Daru interacted extensively with
the operations, risk management, research and sales teams, as well as
traders, to develop and enhance a fixed income analytical system, a mortgage
and asset backed trading system and a global debt real estate intranet
Mr. Daru has computer
programming knowledge and skills in languages/databases, including C++,
Perl, Java, ASP, and SQL. Mr. Daru
received his BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from