Craig Bandes, 45, President & CEO of Pixelligent Technologies since 2009. Mr. Bandes has over 20 years of experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, and angel investor building companies in the technology, defense and professional services industries. Since joining as CEO, Pixelligent has been refocused, raised $26M in equity and has been awarded nearly $12M in new U.S. government grants, has entered into joint development efforts with Fortune 500 and leading technology companies in the electronics and industrial markets, and has introduced PixClear(TM) its first standard product family. Prior to Pixelligent, Mr. Bandes was the President & CEO of Global Secure Corp, a high tech company focused on providing homeland security solutions. He grew Global Secure from a start-up to 175 people, raised $25M, and acquired four companies. Mr. Bandes has negotiated over $300 million in financial transactions and completed acquisitions and strategic partnerships in the United States, Asia and Europe. Mr. Bandes sits on the Board of Directors of Pixelligent, Chairs the Technology Committee for the Greater Baltimore Committee, and is a member of the NanoBusiness Allliance Advisory Board. Mr. Bandes has been a guest speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and strategic partnerships at numerous MBA programs. He has also presented at several industry and investment banking conferences and was a guest speaker at the House of Lords in the UK. Mr. Bandes received degrees in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Babson College.
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