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Robert Hall - Chairman


Mr. Hall is the Chairman of Mr. Hall is also the CEO of Momentous, which invests in and/or owns companies with over US $30 million in annual revenues. Momentous companies include, (an accredited ICANN and AUDA (.au) registrar), and (accredited CIRA (.ca) registrars). Together these companies have over 250,000 individual and corporate customers. 

Mr. Hall is a recognized industry expert and has spoken many times before organizations such as WIPO, ICANN, the U.S. and Canadian Governments and various International police and justice organizations. In 1998, Mr. Hall sat on the Canadian Governments "E-commerce and domain name taskforce". This taskforce produced the report on domain names that was presented at the 1998 OECD meetings in Ottawa

In late 1998, Mr. Hall founded the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the registry for the .ca domain. He was its founding chair in 1998 until 2000 when he resigned to focus on growing his own businesses. Prior to founding Momentous, Mr. Hall was CEO and founder of Echelon Internet Corp. and Internet Access Inc., an Ottawa based ISP that quickly grew to be one of the largest in the region, capturing over 30% of the Ottawa market. In 1996, Internet Access Inc. merged with Hookup Communications and began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Mr. Hall was one of the principal founders of the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP), the association that represents all ISP's in Canada, and held the position of Vice-Chair of CAIP and sat on its Board of Directors for its first 4 years. Mr. Hall hosted a radio show 'Surfing the Net' in 1995, and wrote a weekly column on the Internet for the Sun Publishing chain of newspapers for several years. Mr. Hall attended the University of Ottawa for Computer Science.


J. Michael Arrington, Esq. -
President & CEO

Mr. Arrington is the President and CEO of  Prior to, Mr. Arrington was the COO of RazorGator, Inc., a $30 million ecommerce ticketing company headquartered in Los Angeles, California and with additional offices in San Francisco and London. Prior to RazorGator, Mr. Arrington consulted for RealNames Corporation, an Internet naming company that was backed by Microsoft and Verisign and was headquartered in Redwood City, California

Prior to these positions, Mr. Arrington was acting COO at Global Name Registry, Ltd., the registry for the .name TLD based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to his position at GNR, Mr. Arrington was Co-Founder and Vice President at Achex, Inc., a payments infrastructure company based in San Francisco, California. Achex was sold to First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) in 2001 for $32 million. Prior to Achex, Mr. Arrington held various positions at RealNames Corporation, including General Counsel and VP Sales & Business Development. 

Prior to RealNames, Mr. Arrington was an attorney at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California where he specialized in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance law. At WSGR, Mr. Arrington co-authored a book on corporate finance titled The Initial Public Offering: A Practical Guide for Executives. Mr. Arrington received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He is a member of the California Bar Association.



Taryn Naidu  �  General Manager

Taryn Naidu is the General Manager of  Prior to taking on his duties at, Mr. Naidu worked as a web developer for  Prior to, Mr. Naidu worked as a Software Consultant for Koni Ameri Tech Services Inc.(KATSI), a time-material consulting practice organized around three basic areas: Legacy Practice, Client-Server Consulting Practice and ERP Consulting Practice.  Katsi�s Corporate office is located out of Plainsboro, NJ.  Mr. Naidu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics from the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan.



Julie Peckham - CFO

Julie C. Peckham is the Chief Financial Officer of Momentous and is the acting CFO of She has guided Momentous companies through significant growth in revenue, personnel and capital expansion. Prior to joining Momentous, Ms. Peckham had five years experience with the international accounting firm of KPMG, principally in the audit and assurance practice for information, communication and entertainment clients. 

Special project work with KPMG and as an independent contractor includes initial public offerings and acquisition due diligence. Ms. Peckham is bilingual, and has worked in England, Australia and Switzerland. Ms Peckham is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Ms. Peckham received a B. Comm. (honors) at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.



Wayne MacLaurin - VP Operations

Mr. MacLaurin is the Vice President of Operations for Momentous and is the acting VP Operations for, where he oversees IT, operations and customer service. Prior to joining Momentous, Mr. MacLaurin was Vice President and General Manager for the NetWinder division of; an Ottawa based technology company focusing on Internet Appliances. 

Mr. MacLaurin is a co-founder and former President and CEO of Cyberus Online Inc., one of the largest Internet Service Providers in Ottawa. After selling Cyberus to in 1999, Mr. MacLaurin served the Dallas based Internet company as CTO. Mr. MacLaurin was one of the founders and a former Director of the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP). Mr. MacLaurin has appeared before the FTC, the Canadian Copyright Board and the Canadian Senate Sub-Committee on Transportation and Telecommunications, on matters relating to Internet technology and policy. Mr. MacLaurin holds a B.A.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in Electrical Engineering.



Norm Ritchie - Director of Engineering

Mr. Ritchie is Director of Engineering for Momentous and is the acting Director of Engineering for Mr. Ritchie is an industry veteran with 25 years of product development and management experience in telecommunications and internet applications. Mr. Ritchie has held many key positions during his tenure at Nortel Networks including Business Manager of the world's first residential broadband network, lead architect of a world-wide electronic authoring and publishing system, and Product Manager for Synergy, a third generation digital switching product. 

Mr. Ritchie was the VP of Technology and Business Development of NetActive, a $22 million venture-funded startup that focused on digital rights management and secure content delivery over the Internet. He was also a founding member and inaugural director of the Broadband Content Delivery Forum, an industry forum focused on the business of the security and delivery content over high-speed networks. Mr. Ritchie is an honors graduate of Queen's University in Computer Science and Mathematics.



Joyce Corey - Accounting Manager

Ms. Corey is the Accounting Manager for, with overall responsibility for accounting operations.  Prior to joining the Momentous group of companies, Ms. Corey worked as Manager, Accounting for the Canadian Red Cross Society, where she was responsible for accounting operations throughout the sale of the blood business and subsequent reorganization.

Ms. Corey brings 20 years of experience to, primarily in the not-for-profit and public practice sectors.  Ms. Corey is a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario, and received a BBA at Bishop's University, in Lennoxville, Quebec.



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