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Mr. Barse is a strategic management consultant in suburban Washington, DC. His primary areas of focus include assisting struggling organizations with vision and mission realignment, helping startups, particularly technology companies, to define and execute a winning strategy and advising non-profit organizations.

He is the past president and chief executive of Kids Voting USA, a nationwide non-profit focused on teaching students about becoming active, engaged citizens. He joined Kids Voting from BCG Wireless, a technology startup focused on commercializing advanced signal processing techniques. Prior to co-founding BCG, he was Executive Director of the Mobitex Operators Association from January, 1998 through December, 2003. Beginning in 1993 he was director of business development for BellSouth Mobile Data, responsible for developing business strategy and key strategic relationships relating to wireless networking in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Jack has worked on wireless projects in Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

He has been active in the computer and communications industries since 1979. At Xerox he was instrumental in developing a streamlined performance measurement system for field service technicians. At MCI Mail, Jack was responsible for third-party sales and marketing, and managed the development of the first commercial gateway between a LAN e-mail system and a public e-mail service. He subsequently joined Sprint International to direct their strategic relationships with software vendors and managed the product marketing for Sprint’s X.400 and directory services as well as their LAN interconnect service.

Mr. Barse is a volunteer advisor to technology startups through Venture Mentors as well as through the Mason Enterprise Center at George Mason University. He has been a frequent speaker on the subject of wireless networking and has written on the subject for publication. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a frequent experimenter with new networking technologies, using his home and office as his laboratories.

Outside of technology Mr. Barse is an accomplished golfer and golf administrator. He is a vice president of the Maryland State Golf Association which promotes and administers golf in the state. He also serves on the board of directors and executive committee of The First Tee of Washington, DC, a youth development organization which uses golf to teach life skills. In addition, he volunteers as a rules official at local and regional amateur and junior golf tournaments. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee for the 2003 United States Junior Amateur, the national championship for high school boys in the United States. For ten years he was a volunteer marshal, then the marshal captain, at the annual professional golf event in Washington, as well as serving on volunteer committees for both the 1995 United States Senior Open and the 1997 United States Open Championships.

He resides in Bethesda, MD.

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