Algebraix Data Leadership
Mr. Silver has been building companies and creating liquidity events for shareholders for over 25 years. In the late 1990s, as cofounder of RealAge, Inc., he built the company from scratch, conceived its business plan, raised over $15 million in capital, negotiated key strategic relationships and, most importantly, positioned the company for profitability, which enabled it to survive the dot com bust. In 2007, RealAge was sold very successfully to the Hearst Corporation.
Prior to RealAge, Mr. Silver founded and built the Oil Dispatch franchise in Michigan. It grew to be the largest independent quick-oil-change operator in the state and was successfully sold to Jiffy Lube. After graduating from the University of Michigan, and prior to his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Silver served for two years as a staff member for a United States Congressman.
COO – Rich Benci
Rich Benci has more than 20 years of executive level experience in sales, marketing and operations in the technology and digital media industries. Rich has been part of 5 start-ups — with 4 reaching successful exits: AVCOM (acquired by Rand Worldwide); PersonaLogic (by AOL); MyPoints (via IPO); and RealAge (by Hearst). Rich also held senior positions in Sharecare, IBM’s Lotus Development and Hitachi’s AIS group.
Prior to Algebraix, Mr. Benci was the Executive VP for Sharecare responsible for creating interactive programs and managing relationships with partners, agencies and clients. Rich was formerly the president of RealAge, Inc. and led the RealAge team from the dot com bust in 2000 through 7 consecutive years of profitability and growth. Rich was responsible for the company’s operations including: technology, product development, member services, marketing, and sales. RealAge was successfully acquired by Hearst Magazines in 2007.
Consulting CFO - Steven Kemper, CPA, MBA, MS
Steven Kemper’s career includes over thirty years in the financial management of rapidly growing companies in high technology environments. Mr. Kemper’s expertise includes three successful initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private equity and debt offerings totaling over $600 million. He has assisted in over $1 Billion of mergers and acquisitions, successfully completed several restructuring/turn-around situations and sold two venture backed companies to public entities. His substantial transaction experience has given him access to top investment bankers, analysts and investors worldwide, along with an in-depth knowledge of the features that make an entity attractive to public and private investors. His qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego; a Masters of Business Administration – Finance from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master of Science – Accountancy from San Diego State University and CPA certification. Mr. Kemper is currently President of Pacific Financial Consulting and an Adjunct Professor, Finance, at the University of San Diego.
Gary Sherman’s expertise in modern algebra, linear algebra, probability theory, topology and functional analysis uniquely qualified him to develop the set algebras that are at the heart of ALGEBRAIX technology. During his 35-year tenure at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, he served for six years as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. During this period, he also served for 11 years as a reviewer for the American Mathematical Society and for 12 years as a Visiting Lecturer for the Society of Industrial & Applied Mathematics. Gary received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics from Bowling Green University, and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Indiana University.
Prior to joining Algebraix Data Dr. Rogers co-invented Adaptive Automated Testing and co-founded AberroTest. The genesis of AberroTest came from Dr. Rogers’s previous experience as VP of Research and Development for X.HLP, Inc., a small multinational software company. At X.HLP, Dr. Rogers found one of the most intractable problem areas was in improving the software quality process.
Prior to entering the business world, Dr. Rogers was an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught hardware and software design. His research specialty is automated test generation and fault simulation algorithms for integrated circuits. Dr. Rogers’s accomplishments include three Semiconductor Research Corporation awards for excellence, over 30 scholarly publications, graduation of five Ph.D. students, numerous master’s degree students, and two patents. Bill is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and has served on the boards and advisory boards of several Texas software companies.
Principal Data Scientist – Joe Underbrink
Joe Underbrink earned his BS in mathematics with minors in Computer Science, Physics and Philosophy from Purdue University and has completed extensive postgraduate work in Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Topology and other areas. Joe joined Algebraix Data in April, 2010 and has worked both on the mathematical development of the algebraic data models for tabular, graph and hierarchical data, as well as on database design and engineering support. Joe has extensive experience with data models, query languages, machine learning and inference.
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