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BOARD ADVISOR | Tania Amochaev

Ms. Amochaev lives in Sonoma County, California, and pursues a variety of business and personal interests. She retired from full time executive management in 1997, and has served on the boards of NASD listed companies QRS Corporation, Symantec Corporation, Walker Interactive; the boards of privately held ems, NetTest and Prescient. She actively pursues travel, outdoor activities, photography, and writing.

Amochaev joined QRS Corporation (NASDAQ - QRSI) as its President in 1992 and served as CEO from 1993 to 1997. As President and CEO, she successfully led the Company through a financial restructuring and its initial public offering in August of 1993. From near startup stage in 1992, QRS enjoyed rapid, profitable growth to become the leading provider of product catalog services to the retail industry.

Amochaev came to QRS from Natural Language, Inc.(NLI), where she served as CEO and Chairman from 1988 to 1992. She took NLI from start up stage through commercial product release, raised over $10 million in venture capital financing, and achieved technical and marketing leadership in the emerging market for natural language retrieval of information in relational databases. Microsoft has since acquired the company.

From 1984 through 1987, Amochaev was CEO and Chairman at Comserv, Inc., a NASDAQ traded manufacturing software company. During her tenure she successfully returned the troubled $25 million company to profitability and a market leadership position. The company was sold to Management Science America, Inc. She joined that company after orchestrating the merger, and served as Vice President from 1987 to 1988.

Prior to Comserv, from 1970 to 1984, Amochaev worked at Control Data Corporation, in a variety of management positions, lastly as International Vice President of Scientific Information Services. This organization included computer services and consulting businesses in over 20 countries, with revenues in excess of $100 million. Prior to that, she was General Manager of Professional Services, responsible for a 1000 person worldwide consulting organization. She began her career as a Programmer Analyst at Control Data in 1970.

Amochaev holds a B.A. in Mathematics from U.C. Berkeley (1970), and an M.S. in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1977). She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the College of St. Catherine in Minnesota. She has served on the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, the advisory board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and the Board of Trustees at the College of St. Catherine.