A successful angel investor, Jackie also has 25+ years of business development, financial and operational management experience with technology start-ups, large organizations, and consulting firms. Most recently, Jackie was EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development of Amnet Systems, a global publishing services provider. Before joining Amnet, Jackie was the CEO of GreenPoint Global, a business process outsourcing firm focused on the publishing, healthcare, education, and legal verticals. Prior engagements include serving as CFO/COO of Pivot, Inc. (sold to CME); CFO and COO of Tutor.com (sold to IAC); and VP of Strategy and Financial Planning at Pointcast.
Jackie is a CPA and a graduate of the International Economics and Public Policy Program of Harvard University. She also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
An Englishman living in France, Peter is a global enterprise sales executive in the digital content marketplace. He has over twenty years of experience in the publishing technology services industry; he has served in sales, marketing, and operations roles for some of the largest publishing services companies including tenures at Amnet Systems, Aptara, Jouve, and Oxford University Press.
Peter is an expert in accessibility, digitization, IT, workflow, eLearning, content delivery, and print production for digital assets in any format. He has proven ability to generate revenue from a solution-based sales environment. His expertise extends to developing sales management plans and the teams to support those goals, product development, recruitment, and training.
He has traveled extensively in Asia, India, the US and EMEA and has mastered consultative selling into many cultures – plus he both enjoys and thrives on extensive world travel. Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Nottingham.
Alex is a software design and architecture expert with over 20 years experience developing software from embedded control systems to cloud based web applications. Alex began his career in 1998 developing machine control software for MailCode, Inc., a leading provider of mail sorting machines for the bulk mail industry now a part of Pitney Bowes, Inc. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Senior Software Architect responsible for the design of architecture of all software developed at MailCode, including machine control, image processing, optical character recognition, and data flow management.
Alex has also founded several other high-tech companies in the early stages of growth, including Tactile Engineering, LLC, a company focused on hardware devices for the blind; Creations 86, LLC, a company focused on intelligent solutions for the health care industry; and Opto Ballistics, LLC, a company focused on innovative training systems for the military.
Josh is a Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur with over 7 years of experience in the Assistive Technology and Accessibility fields. Josh Co-founded EASY Tactile Graphics immediately after graduating from The University of Vermont to develop and commercialize new technologies invented during his Senior Year. Josh served as the President of EASY for 5 years, leading a multi-disciplinary team through Product Development, Commercialization, Company Formation and Marketing Activities.
As an entrepreneur and consultant, Josh has served as a team leader on engineering design, website development and product commercialization projects. He has extensive experience in managing diverse teams, project schedules and client expectations. In addition to past experience, Josh is currently serving as a project manager on similar Web-Accessibility projects at Miami of Ohio and Michigan State Universities.
Greg is a blind Ph.D. Chemist, with extensive experience in accessibility issues. Greg has been an entrepreneur, technologist, and advocate in the Assistive Technology industry for over 15 years. Greg has served as an accessibility compliance tester on multiple projects throughout his career, including projects for Universities, Schools, State, and Federal Government.
Hannah is a global citizen, having lived and worked in a number of different countries. She finally settled in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has been living there, learning Dutch and raising her family since 2001.
Hannah is an experienced Head and Global Project Leader with over 15 years successful track record of delivering outstanding results. She has worked in communications, marketing, and publishing roles; the last decade of which has been spent within the complex Science, Technology and Medical publishing industry. She has worked with multinationals right down to family-run and start-up businesses. She is skilled at using data to drive meaningful dialogues and strategies to support businesses in developing sustainable relations and sales. Her specialism is in building online platforms, sales-enablement tools, online training, and websites. She believes in pragmatic, efficient and creative solutions.