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Executive Bios

Zaydoon Jawadi, cofounder and president
Zaydoon Jawadi is cofounder and president of Rate Speeches, Inc. Zaydoon brings over 25 years experience in Internet and high-technology engineering, marketing, and management. Previously, he was president and cofounder of CoAssure, Inc., an online service provider of speech recognition services. Earlier, Zaydoon cofounded Can Do, Inc., an Internet company, where he served as CEO then Chairman, raising $17 million from US Venture Partners, Venrock, and other venture capital firms. Before Can Do, Zaydoon was General Manager of the Networking Business Unit at Xyratex (Nasdaq: XRTX). Prior to Xyratex, Zaydoon founded and was CEO of Zadian Technologies, Inc., then the world's leading supplier of data storage interface test and manufacturing systems; Zadian was acquired by Xyratex in 1996. Earlier in his career, Zaydoon managed a technology professional services firm, serving Fortune-500 companies, and worked in engineering and engineering management in the computer and telecommunications industries. In the last few years, Zaydoon has also been active in the speech communication field, teaching public speaking and presentation skills courses in academia and business. Zaydoon holds an MS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY.
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Rich Guyon, cofounder and chief technical officer
Rich Guyon is cofounder and chief technical officer of Rate Speeches, Inc. Rich brings over 25 years of experience in Internet, software development, and management. Previously, Rich was an engineering manager and developer at Brocade Communications Systems (Nasdaq: BRCD) working on Linux. Before that, Rich was VP of Engineering and chief developer at CoAssure, Inc., an online service provider of speech recognition services. Earlier, Rich was VP of Engineering at Can Do, Inc., a venture-funded Internet company, where he built the engineering team, and developed and launched an extensive website offering ten thousand products, wide array of content and community services, as well as web technology platform. Prior to Can Do, Inc., Rich was VP of Engineering of the Interface Division at Xyratex (Nasdaq: XRTX), and VP of Engineering at Zadian Technologies before its acquisition by Xyratex; at Xyratex and Zadian, Rich developed and launched multiple families of products used by Fortunte-500 companies. Prior to that, at Amdahl, Rich held various engineering and engineering management positions, including senior development manager for their Unix operating system. In the last few years, Rich was also a consultant, specializing in website development, PHP,  MySQL, Linux, and Apache. Rich holds a BA degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Rich Guyon