The Regular Director Nominees profiled below who are elected by XBRL US Organizational Members will join the following Founding Member Directors as part of the XBRL US Board of Directors: Barry Melancon – President and CEO, AICPA; Jeffrey Naumann – Managing Director, Deloitte; Paul Penler – Executive Director, Ernst & Young, LLP; Landon Westerlund – Partner, Audit, KPMG; TBD, PwC; and Michael Schlanger – Vice President, Solutions Sales, Toppan Merrill.

About the 2020 Regular Director Nominees

Al Berkeley
Princeton Capital


  • Episcopal High School, Diploma, 1958-1962
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1962 – 1966
  • Wharton School of Finance, MBA, 1966 -1968


  • Chairman, Princeton Capital Management, LLC 2013 – present
  • Vice-Chairman, Gentag, Inc. 2011 – present
  • Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., Chairman, 2003 – 2011
  • NASDAQ Stock Market Inc., President, Vice Chairman, 1996-2003
  • Alex Brown & Sons, General Partner, Managing Director, 1972-1996. (CEO of Rabbit Software (a public company) from 1989 to 1991, while on leave of absence from Alex Brown & Sons.)
  • United States Air Force, 1968 – 1972, Captain. USAFR 1978- 1980, Major






Al Marciante
Senior Director,
Product Management

Oracle Corporation

Al Marciante currently leads new initiatives for EPM in the Oracle Cloud, including narrative, management, and regulatory reporting solutions. He’s been with Oracle since 2000, leading Product Management teams in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Smart View, financial reports, Crystal Ball, Disclosure Management and Essbase. As Oracle’s EPM cloud footprint has expanded, he also counsels leading US-based and foreign companies on overall financial close best practices, including consolidations, account reconciliation, tax and reporting.

Mr. Marciante’s career began as a financial information technology professional for a leading electronics and communication company. He implemented applications focused on accounting and finance. In 1994, he spearheaded a project to produce consolidation financials, fully burdened profit and loss analysis, and budget reporting that was based on Oracle Financials, custom Oracle development, and Arbor Essbase. In 1997, Al moved to a solution consultant role with Arbor, where he helped many customers in the southern US achieve significant value purchasing and implementing OLAP and Analytic Applications. He also performed a domain leadership role to drive effective demos and field training. In 2000, after Arbor and Hyperion software merged to become Hyperion Solutions, Al moved to a product management role with Essbase, then into leadership in the product management organization, and throughout the decade participated in driving new solutions in the enterprise performance management space.

In addition to participating in SEC-based reporting requirements with XBRL, he also works with his international team on support of additional reporting standards such as SBR and ESMA ESEF.

Len A. Lipton
Managing Director

Len Lipton manages the firm’s sales and marketing activities for the Americas. His responsibilities encompass promotion of the company’s services to custodians and asset managers, including spearheading the firm’s business development activities to the hedge fund community. Len also participates in the firm’s product development efforts so that GlobeTax can continue to provide the highest levels of service to its clients in the rapidly changing global tax landscape.

Within his product role at GlobeTax, Mr. Lipton has overall responsibility for the firm’s participation in the XBRL Corporate Actions pilot and co-heads the firm’s standards initiatives.  Mr. Lipton is also a member of ISITC where GlobeTax heads the Tax Working Group within the Corporate Actions vertical.  He is also GlobeTax’s primary representative to the Managed Funds Association (MFA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and SWIFT.  Mr. Lipton is a frequent public speaker on issues dealing with cross-border withholding tax and has represented the firm in public discussions on the firm’s engagement with XBRL-US.

Prior to joining GlobeTax in 2004, Len focused on new business and relationship management with Elkins/McSherry, LLC (a State Street Company) as a Managing Director, assisting institutional investors in monitoring portfolio trading costs. His experience also includes investment consulting with Ladenburg Thalmann and Co. Len is a frequent speaker at industry seminars and withholding tax educational forums.


Michael Becker
Executive Vice
President, Strategic
Partnerships and

Business Wire

Michael Becker is Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at Business Wire.

Michael is responsible for supporting the company’s strategic initiatives and managing the relationships between Business Wire and its third-party partners.

Under Becker’s guidance, Business Wire today offers a comprehensive suite of compliance and regulatory solutions for the global investor relations community. These solutions include; sophisticated investor relations site and webcasting platforms, corporate social responsibility and venture capital press release distributions, XBRL services, and Business Wire’s in-house EDGAR and SEDAR Desk, consistently ranking among the top SEC filers. He worked closely with Business Wire’s European team, setting up more than a dozen disclosure networks throughout the European Union, keyed to the January 2007 implementation of the EU’s Transparency Obligations Directive [TOD] and was previously responsible for all of Business Wire’s international efforts.

He is the first service provider to serve on NIRI National’s Board of Directors and is past-president of NIRI-New York, NIRI’s largest chapter with some 400 members. Additionally, Michael was a member of the Board for CoreFiling, the Business Wire-DecisionSoft joint venture company formed to create XBRL solutions and he currently serves on the XBRL-U.S. Board of Directors.

Becker joined Business Wire in 1999 as Financial Information Services Specialist. Prior to joining the company he worked for Capital Link, Inc., where he created and implemented comprehensive media and investor relations programs for high profile clients, including SBF-Paris Bourse and the Athens Stock Exchange.

Becker holds an Executive MBA from Baruch College and is an Adjunct Professor of Management and member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the school.

Pranav Ghai
CEO & Co-Founder

Pranav is the co-founder and CEO. He manages the day-to-day activities of Calcbench. Pranav has a background in Applied Mathematics. He brings more than two decades experience as an analyst at TIAA and ITG and at Calcbench. In addition, Pranav was a vice president for ModelWare and Quantitative & Derivative Strategies at Morgan Stanley. He is a Board Member of XBRL–U.S., is on the Technical Computing Advisory Board for Microsoft and is a member of the CFA Institute’s Corporate Disclosure Policy Council (“CDPC”) which addresses issues affecting the quality of financial reporting and disclosure worldwide.

Pranav holds a B.S. from Bates College and an M.S. from New York University.