LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oblong, Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLG) (“Oblong” or the “Company”), the award-winning maker of multi-stream collaboration solutions, today appointed two new directors to its board. Jonathan Schechter, Partner, The Special Equities Group, and Robert Weinstein, Chief Financial Officer, Synaptogenix, Inc. have joined Oblong’s board of directors. In addition, Jim Lusk and Matthew Blumberg have retired from the Oblong board.
“We’re delighted to welcome Jonathan and Robert to the Oblong board of directors,” said Pete Holst, President and CEO. “Both individuals bring a wealth of knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, digital transformation and corporate finance and will be a tremendous addition to our team. In addition, we want to acknowledge and thank Jim and Matt and for their many excellent contributions to Oblong as they retire from service to the Company.”
Jonathan Schechter currently serves as a partner of The Special Equities Group, a division of Dawson James Securities, Inc., a full-service investment bank specializing in healthcare, biotechnology, technology, and clean-tech sectors, since April 2021. Mr. Schechter is one of the founding partners of The Special Equities Opportunity Fund, a long-only fund that makes direct investments in micro-cap companies and has served in this capacity since August 2019. He currently serves on the board of directors of Synaptogenix, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: SNPX), and previously served as a director of DropCar, Inc. Mr. Schechter also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMCB), a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products. He has extensive experience analyzing and evaluating the financial statements of public companies. Mr. Schechter earned his A.B. in Public Policy/Political Science from Duke University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.
Robert Weinstein is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Synaptogenix, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company pursuing pharmaceutical treatments for neurological diseases (Nasdaq: SNPX) following its spin-off from Neurotrope, Inc. where he was Chief Financial Officer since October 2013. In addition, Mr. Weinstein performs work as a consultant for Petros Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq: PTPI) which is the surviving company from the merger of Metuchen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on men’s health, and Neurotrope, Inc. He has extensive accounting and finance experience, spanning almost 40 years, as a public accountant, investment banker, healthcare private equity fund principal and chief financial officer. From September 2011 to the present, Mr. Weinstein has also been an independent accounting and finance consultant for several healthcare companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Mr. Weinstein also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Xwell, Inc. (Formerly XpresSpa Group, Inc.) (Nasdaq: XWEL), a health and wellness company whose core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services, related health and wellness products and bio-surveillance on behalf of the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMCB), a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products. Mr. Weinstein received an MBA degree in finance and international business from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and received his BS degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.
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About Oblong, Inc.
Oblong (Nasdaq: OBLG) provides innovative and patented technologies that change the way people work, create, and communicate. Oblong’s flagship product Mezzanine™ is a meeting technology platform that offers simultaneous content sharing to optimize audience engagement and situational awareness. For more information, visit www.oblong.com and Oblong’s Twitter and Facebook pages.