Mr. Vern Yates is an Angel Investor. He served as Board Member at VirtualMetrix. Mr. Yates has been an active angel investor, consultant, advisor and mentor to start up companies since his retirement in 1996. He also was the founder of the San Diego Band of Angels, a 160 person angel investment group. Mr. Yates formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Tech Coast Angels. Mr. Yates is currently serving as Chairman and CEO of Amernath Wireless, and as a board member of Filmetrics and Controltec, has formerly served on the board of five corporations (Sandpiper Networks, MineShare, enonymous.com, Vectron and Tourmaline Networks), is currently an advisor to Transaction Wireless, mSnack and Dtection Systems, and has been a former advisor to six companies (BizRate.com, GreenPlum, CollegeClub.com, Alitum, Fetch Technologies, Path1 and Teleflage) and serves as an executive mentor to several persons seeking to start businesses.