EC Wise's depth of experience starts with our leaders
CEO of EC Wise, Jack is an experienced business leader and analyst with a strong background in software architecture and in designing products that effectively serve the needs of their target markets. Since launching EC Wise in 1998, Jack has built it into a leader in business integration and analytic services, and drove the creation and growth of EC Wise Chengdu. This is not the first time Jack created an offshore IT services company; earlier, he was CEO of ICS which did software development in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Before entering the nascent PC software industry almost thirty years ago, Jack worked as a physicist on the cyclotron research staff at Columbia University. He also completed a Masters in Computer Science at the Courant Institute focusing on databases and machine learning. He found his passion while working at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, where he created computer graphics software to transform complex experimental results into easy to understand visual presentations: creating software that makes it easy for people to understand, visualize and use complex information to make better decisions. His vision of a repeatable process that converts business goals into the right product for a well-defined market guides and focuses the efforts at EC Wise.
Prior to founding EC Wise, Jack held senior technical positions in several commercial software companies, including several years as Chief Architect at SBT Accounting Systems, where he was responsible for design and development of their client-server accounting system.
Jack is a former board member of Object World, a regular presenter at national industry conferences on designing effective fault tolerant systems and leveraging agile processes. He has authored many technical articles on data analysis that have appeared in DBMS Magazine, Web Techniques, and Intelligent Enterprise.
Yair Alan Griver
COO of EC Wise, Yair Alan Griver is a seasoned veteran of the computer industry. Prior to joining EC Wise as Chief Operating Officer, Alan was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft's Online services. Prior to that, he was the architect for the Microsoft.com community properties, responsible for creating a coherent underlying platform for properties that include blogs.msdn.com, forums.msdn.com, GotDotNet and chats.
Alan began his decade with Microsoft working in the Developer Division, where he was Lead Program Manager and Community Evangelist for Visual Basic .NET, driving community interests into Visual Basic .NET, followed by Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group. As Group Manager, Alan's teams produced the tools used inside of Visual Studio .NET, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities, as well as Visual FoxPro.
Before joining Microsoft, Alan was Chief Information Officer at GoAmerica, a publicly traded telecommunications (wireless internet) company, and co-founder and CIO of Flash Creative Management a business strategy and technology consulting company. Alan is the author of five books, the creator of various development frameworks, and has developed database systems ranging into the millions of users. He has spoken around the world on databases, object orientation and development team management issues, as well as XML and messaging-based applications.
Tom is a software industry and IT services veteran, having been the lead technologist at both consulting and software development companies for over twenty years. As part of the EC Wise senior team, he has led the company's design efforts on many projects, and provides architectural direction across the firm's practices. In addition, Tom has served as project manager on many key projects.
Prior to EC Wise, Tom was CTO at a late 90's venture backed e-commerce startup that is still in operation. From 1987 to 1995 he was VP of Engineering and Chief Architect for SBT Accounting Systems, which at the time was the leader in providing source code accounting software and accounting software built on commercial database products.
Tom has contributed extensively to such publications as DBMS, Intelligent Enterprise, and Web Techniques, and has presented on design, development and database topics at many technical conferences.
As Director of PMO & IT/Operations, Peter provides leadership in Offshoring and Large Scale Software Development having lead Development and Release Engineering organizations in top tier companies such as Silicon Graphics (SGI), NEC and Fujitsu Software Company (then HaL Computers).
Most recently responsible for large data warehousing market research applications at Telephia (now Nielson Media Research), Peter's depth in large scale development is complemented by his "Software Factory" approach to leveraging large teams.
CMO of EC Wise, Tim has an extensive background in technology companies having held key executive positions in software development, marketing and business development.
Tim cofounded Progressive Solutions Inc. in Vancouver Canada and built the software platform and development team necessary for the company to grow into one of the largest providers of ERP software in the lumber industry.
Tim then launched Roundtable Software Inc. to provided software configuration management and deployment solutions to the Progress Software community. Roundtable Software Inc. was acquired by StarBase Corporation where Tim served as Director of Marketing and Product Management and defined the product features and marketing strategy for the successful StarTeam Software Configuration Management product line. StarBase was later acquired by Borland Software and StarTeam became one of their core product lines.
Tim cofounded Investment Science Corporation Inc. and worked with mathematicians, computer scientists and portfolio managers to build a very successful analytics platform for quantitative investment strategies. Investment Science Corporation merged with Freeman Investment LLC in 2009 which managed $1.2B for institutional clients.
In 2010, Tim pursued an interest in the renewable energy market and worked with Pantheon Energy Inc. to develop business plans and acquire funding for various projects around the world. In 2011, Tim followed his interest in social media and analytics technologies by joining EC Wise to lead their product development strategies.