Mr. Howe has been active in the technology industry since 1983 as a founder of two firms and an investor and board member of dozens more. Today Mr. Howe is founder and Managing Partner of Mercury Ventures, a technology investment fund with over $120 million of invested capital in numerous public and private firms. Mr. Howe served on the Board of Directors of the Sage Group (SGE) for 15 years (1991-2005) and of Digital Generation (DGIT) for 10 years (2000-2011). Mr. Howe also serves on the Cox Executive Board at Southern Methodist University and is 25 year member of YPO & WPO. Mr. Howe received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS from Northwestern State.
Mr. Boisvert has over 30 years experience in the technology field and has held executive positions in some of the most respected software companies in the industry. After holding senior positions at IBM, Cognos, and Oracle Corporation, Boisvert served as president & COO of SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately-held software company, with annual revenues exceeding $2B. He later followed a SAS Institute Inc., investment and became Chairman & CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ: SGNT) until it was acquired by Group 1 Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSOF). From 2002 to 2006, Boisvert served as a director of VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX), the owner of SourceForge, the largest world wide repository of open source projects. This led Boisvert to co-founding Pentaho Corporation, the provider of the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. During this time, Boisvert also acted as a director and advisor to Compiere, Inc. (ERP & CRM), and Zenoss, Inc. (Systems Management). Today, Boisvert serves as Chairman of Infobright (Data Warehousing), Palamida Corporation, the leader in Software Composition Analysis for intellectual property & security risk management, and UBmatrix Inc., the creator of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language). Additionally, Boisvert is a director of Swiss-based Odyssey Financial Technologies, Inc., which makes software for the private banking and wealth management industry.
Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com . He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS (now part of HP). From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5) and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1). His most recent book is Predictive Business Analytics (ISBN 978-1-118-17556-9), published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Cokins can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Goodwin began his career as a financial auditor and consultant with PriceWaterhouse. Subsequently, Mr. Goodwin joined Sage US, one of his PriceWaterhouse clients, as Controller, and became Chief Financial Officer the following year. During his nearly seven years with Sage, Mr. Goodwin was involved with the financial and legal aspects of U.S. based acquisitions, as well as overseeing the operations of the customer support, MIS and administrative departments. Mr. Goodwin also serves as CFO for Mercury Ventures.
Mr. Page has extensive experience with tier-one strategy and consulting firms around the world. For 23 years, Mr. Page served as Chairman and CEO of Page-Wheatcroft, a senior level executive search firm. Mr. Page identified CEO’s, built Leadership Teams and developed growth and talent acquisition strategies for Global 1000, professional services and private equity firms. Mr. Page has considerable Technology and Financial Services industry experience with leadership positions in British Telecom, Univac FSD, RepublicBank of Texas and Central Bank of California. He obtained degrees in Mathematics and Telecommunications from London University as part of British Telecoms Executive Management Program and graduated from Harvard’s inaugural Leadership in Professional Services Firms program.
Bill currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Diplomat Pharmacy, the nation’s largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services, and for the fifth year running a member of Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 – an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. During his 30 year career in healthcare he cofounded several hospital, ambulatory surgery center, physician practice management, and healthcare IT firms, as well as built the largest private referral ophthalmology practice in the United States (20 offices in 12 states). Dr. Wallace previously served on the leadership teams of Medical Care America, then the nation’s largest owner and operator of outpatient surgery centers, Perot Systems Healthcare (now Dell Healthcare), and most recently the health plans group ($44B of their $68B in annual revenue) at Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for sales, strategic accounts and new business development. Additionally, Bill serves on the boards of several companies, including Power2Practice, a provider of office management and EMR software to specialty physicians practices, Goodwin Benefit Advisors, a general agency providing health insurance solutions to small and middle market employers, and River Logic, a provider of advanced enterprise planning and optimization software to the Global 1000.
Mr. Winter is Chairman of TPN (The Promotional Network), a company he founded that is now a subsidiary of Omnicom. Mr. Winter oversees the strategic direction of the agency and ensures that the TPN culture continues to flourish. Prior to founding TPN, Roger was the Director of Advertising and Merchandising for Southland Corporation (now 7-Eleven) and was the National Director of Advertising and Promotion for McDonald’s.