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A. Kevin Francis
President and Chief Executive Officer
A. Kevin Francis joined CenterBeam as president and chief executive officer in 2002.

Prior to CenterBeam, Francis was president, chief executive officer and director of Accelio Corporation, a leading global provider of Web-enabled business process solutions. Under his leadership, Accelio earned fiscal 2001 revenues of more than $100 million (Canadian), created a distribution network spanning the world, and reached 8.5 million users. The company was successfully acquired by Adobe Systems in 2002.

Before joining Accelio, Francis held a variety of positions with Xerox including chairman, president and CEO of Xerox Canada, a $1.6B (Canadian) organization. He joined Xerox Canada in 1972 as a sales representative and held leadership positions in marketing, customer service, process re-engineering, strategic planning, administration, information systems, general management, customer satisfaction and quality.

Francis is currently involved in a number of organizations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of The Conference Board, Governor for St. Francis Xavier University, and Chairman of the Board, 4 Ever Sports Inc. He has served as Governor of the Richard Ivey School of Business – University of Western Ontario, The National Quality Institute, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Information Technology Association of Canada, the Public Policy Forum and campaign cabinet for United Way.

Francis was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. He earned a B.Sc. from St. Francis Xavier University and a B.Ed from St. Mary’s University. He completed Executive Development Programs at Queen’s University and the Senior Executive Program at the University of Western Ontario. In October 1999, Mr. Francis received an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from St. Mary’s University in Halifax.