A serial entrepreneur who builds and leads teams in the design,
development, launch and operation of innovative Web
businesses. Currently leading R&D at Elsevier, the world's largest
publisher of medical and scientific information.
Elsevier B.V., Vice President, Elsevier Labs, 2009 - present. Leads Elsevier Technology Services' research and
development efforts, helping groups within Elsevier plan, design, and
build advanced technologies into products in support of Elsevier's
Siderean Software, Inc., Founder and CTO, 2001 - 2008. Led company as CEO from founding until raising a first
venture round in 2004. A semantic search company, Siderean was
recognized in 2007 as a visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for
Enterprise Information Access and as one of KM World's 100 Companies
That Matter in Knowledge Management. Siderean's assets were acquired by
Open Text Corporation in May 2011.
TriVida Corporation, Founder and CTO, 1997 - 2001. Created technology and led product development at a
web site cross-sell/up-sell personalization software-as-a-service
startup. TriVida was sold to Be Free, Inc. (now ValueClick, Inc.) in
Limbex Corporation, Founder and CTO, 1995 - 1996. Designed and led the development of WebCompass, an
Internet search assistant that won Byte Magazine's Best Of Show award
at COMDEX Fall 95. Limbex was sold to Quarterdeck Corporation (now
Symantec Corporation) in August 1996.
Inference Corporation, Vice President, Applications Development, 1991 - 1995. Created CBR Express, the first case-based problem
resolution solution for the CRM market. Inference became a public
company in June 1995. Director of Advanced Technology, 1987 - 1991. Managed a profit center conducting
research projects funded by NASA and DARPA. Senior Computer Scientist, 1984 - 1987. Principal member of the team that designed and developed ART,
one of the first commercial expert system development environments.
Robotics Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Senior Research Programmer, 1982 - 1984. Designed and developed knowledge-based scheduling systems
and frame-based knowledge representation languages at the Institute's
Intelligent Systems Laboratory.