Mr. Ginsberg is the founder of User Centric Communications.
He is responsible for the overall strategic focus of the Company
as well as developing sales and joint venture opportunities.
Mr. Ginsberg also manages the Company's sales force. Prior
to starting the Company, Mr. Ginsberg performed investment
banking services for his own company based in New York City.
Clients included Arthur Anderson as well as several publicly
traded companies and private equity firms.
Mr. Ginsberg worked at two law firms prior to founding
UCC. Most recently, he was an attorney at O'Sullivan Graev
& Karabell in New York City where he successfully closed
private equity deals and acquisitions for web and technology
based companies. Prior to joining O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell,
Mr. Ginsberg practiced law with the New York firm of Stroock
& Stroock & Lavan where he specialized in securities,
acquisitions and public offerings.
Prior to law school, Mr. Ginsberg was an investment banking intern at
Allen & Company in New York City where he was responsible
for analyzing startup and follow-on financing deals.
Mr. Ginsberg graduated with "Distinction"
from Emory Law School. Prior to Emory, Mr. Ginsberg
attended Pomona College where he was a "Pomona College
Scholar." During his college career, Mr. Ginsberg raced
bicycles as a semi-professional in Europe and as a guest on
the United States National Team.
Mr. Ginsberg attended the Bronx H.S. of Science where he spent most
of his time racing bicycles and maintaining his floor waxing
business at various local establishments on the Upper West
Mr. Readick is chairman of the Company and provides
strategic advice. He is responsible for all technical aspects
of the business as well as overall business strategy and direction.
He brings to the Company over two decades of experience in
the telecommunications industry.
Mr. Readick first demonstrated his affinity for computers
in 1973 while attending New York's Stuyvesant High School,
where he designed and built the school's first computer terminal.
It was during this time that Mr. Readick started his
first business, selling surplus computer and telephone equipment.
While a senior in high school, Mr. Readick was approached
by Interstate Collection Agency to recommend a system to automate
their business. After an extensive review by Price Waterhouse's
consulting division, Mr. Readick's proposal was accepted
and he founded International Computer Collections, to build
and sell "Collection-Plus", the industry's first
paperless collection system, utilizing what is now known as
expert system techniques which revolutionized the industry.
ICC quickly expanded to include the sale of advanced computer
and telephone systems as well as performing consulting services
for clients such as NYNEX, Citicorp, AT&T, CompuServe
and The Associated Press.
During this time Mr. Readick created the least cost routing system for
NYNEX Mobil Communications which saved them an average of
6.4 cents per call. Moving on to Stony Brook University, majoring
in Psychology with a minor in artificial intelligence, he
worked part time for New York Telephone in their network operations
In 1985, Dupont recruited Mr. Readick to help start a new business unit,
Information Engineering Associates (IEA). As one of three
consultants he was responsible for strategic planning and
marketing. By 1988, IEA had numerous clients and 125 employees.
Mr. Readick then founded Tek Two, focusing on advanced computer and
communication integration in the design of high end telecom
oriented systems. Among its accomplishments Tek Two produced:
1. The cash remittance system for Kinney Garages.
2. "Touch Tunes", the first music sampling system accessible through
800, 900 and local numbers.
3. "Airfare", the first touch-tone front-end to the Sabre Reservation
4. "Medical Dictation", the first totally digital telephone dictation
and transcription system. In addition, Tek Two developed one of the first platforms
for both pre-paid calling cards and international call back applications.
In 1993, Mr. Readick co-founded DMI Communication Group. The company
became one of the first internationally authorized common
carriers to specialize in the call arcade marketplace, backing
this up with cutting edge billing, carrier reconciliation,
and debit card commission tracking systems. He helped grow
the company from nothing to over $8 million in sales over
a 4 year period.
In 1996, Mr. Readick designed a state of the art call
center for Wells Fargo Bank which, when implemented over the
next several years, dramatically altered the customer's experience
when communicating with the bank.