David Mahoney, Chairman
David Mahoney is former President and CEO of Applix, Inc. Previously, Mr. Mahoney was Chief Executive Officer of Verbind, Inc., a provider of real-time behavioral analytic software and event triggering technology, which was sold to SAS Institute. Prior to joining Verbind, Mr. Mahoney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of LeadingSide, Inc., an e-business solutions provider; President and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Hill Software Inc., a knowledge management software provider; and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Systems, Inc., a networking software company he founded. Earlier, Mr. Mahoney was the Director of Communication Product Development at Data General.
Steve is CEO, President, and co-founder of TripAdvisor, a Web site providing traveler reviews and recommendations. When CEO Steve Kaufer founded TripAdvisor.com in February 2000, he launched a search engine for the travel industry that morphed into a $100 million company by leveraging Web 2.0 technology (although the term Web 2.0 wasn't coined until 2004.) Steve was formerly the president of CDS, Inc., a successful independent software vendor specializing in programming and testing tools. Previously, Steve was co-founder and vice president of engineering of CenterLine Software, where he led the development of several award-winning programming environments that fueled the company's growth to more than $20 million in revenue. Winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Steve holds several software patents and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is also a board member of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. Steve holds a bachelor's in computer science from Harvard University.
Joseph C. McNay
Joe is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Essex Investment Management Company. In addition to his direct portfolio management responsibilities on a variety of funds, Joe oversees all of Essex's investment strategies. As one of Essex's four Managing Principals, he is responsible for the overall management of Essex. Prior to founding Essex in 1976, Joe was Executive Vice President and Director of Endowment Management & Research Corp. for nine years. Before 1967, Joe was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at the Massachusetts Company. Currently he is serving as Trustee of National Public Radio, Trustee and Chairman for the Investment Committee of Simmons College, Trustee of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Trustee and member of the Children's Hospital Investment Committee. He received his AB degree from Yale University and his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Finance.
As LiveData CEO and President, Jeff has led the company and served as its strategic and technology visionary since founding the company in 1991. A passionate software innovator, Jeff led LiveData's early successes in manufacturing data acquisition and delivery at Ford, General Motors and Boeing. He extended LiveData's appeal to other markets, particularly the electric power industry, by supporting a broad range of industry protocols and offering an open architecture solution for real-time data integration. This strategy evolved to embrace the concept of smart integration and LiveData's expansion into healthcare industry applications. Prior to founding LiveData, Jeff was CEO and founder of Cambridge Authoring Systems. He has served as Co-Chairman of CIMIT's Plug and Play Medical Device Communication Standards Working Group, as Senior Technical Advisor to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and on the US Advisory Board to the ISO & International Electrotechnical Commission. Jeff earned an AB in Philosophy with Honors from Harvard College.