Ed is Chairman of Beacon Equity Partners LLC and Beacon Real Estate Partners LLC. Prior to Beacon, Ed had been CEO, president or chairman of five technology companies, both public and private. He has been an adjunct professor at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Ed is an avid sportsman, aviator, and philanthropist. He is formerly chairman of the board and a current trustee of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Bill joined Exari in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the company’s vision, strategy and business operations. Bill has a strong track record of growing technology companies including Kalido, where he served as President and CEO, Novell, as President of Asia Pacific and Chief Marketing Officer, as well as in senior marketing positions with market leaders PeopleSoft and Hyperion Software. Bill began his career at IBM, where he spent ten years in sales, marketing and executive management. Bill holds a BS degree in business administration from the Questrom School of Management at Boston University.
Joe has ten years of experience in finance and operations in the software industry. He is a member of the Exari executive team and a partner at Beacon Equity Partners, where he has focused on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Beacon, he led business development for Guardian Solutions, a security software company. Joe previously spent four years as a technology investment banker with Hambrecht & Quist. He holds undergraduate degrees from the College of the Holy Cross and Northeastern University, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
Allison is a veteran of successfully helping companies choose and implement financial services software. She most recently worked for SAP, where she was responsible for analytics sales in the financial services industry. Her career includes positions at Oracle, Portal Software and PeopleSoft.
Robert leads the sales team for Exari Group worldwide. He has held senior sales and sales management positions at Ultimate Software, ADP, i2, Sybase, Luminoso technologies and Emptoris Software, where he rose through the sales ranks to become VP of Sales prior to IBM’s acquisition of Emptoris in 2012. Robert has consistently provided sales leadership to teams around the world in exceeding their sales targets. Robert graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Martin helped to establish Exari’s UK business in 2006, opening our London office. He has managed the delivery of many successful broking and underwriting projects. Martin is an insurance industry veteran, having spent his entire career within the global insurance market, working for Marsh in Bermuda, New York and London, and for Lloyd’s.
Before co-founding Exari in 2000, Justin was a Senior Project Manager at Lochard, a software company which specialized in the integration of flight track monitoring systems for major international airports. He also assisted with the commercialization of biotechnology applications for a technology company in Israel. Justin is responsible for Exari’s overall technology direction as well as overseeing product engineering. Justin has a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Geoff established Exari’s European business in 2006, opening our London office and growing sales to insurance, investment banking, media, technology and legal customers. Prior to Exari, he was Sales & Services Director for a leading specialist software provider, for the global listed derivatives industry. Prior to this, Geoff worked for NCR for 12 years in a number of sales and management roles.
Mike leads the marketing and product management teams worldwide at Exari. He has held senior roles at Novell, CSC and Manhattan Associates. Beginning his career as a developer and product manager, Mike developed a passion for marketing products in the tech space. In 2007, he founded Safelight Security, a market leader in security education. After serving first as COO then President and CEO, Mike sold Safelight in 2014 to Security Innovations, where he was VP of Product Management and Marketing. Mike holds a BA in Economics from Stonehill College and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Olin School of Business at Babson College.
Øystein started with CMA Contiki in 2004 as a software developer and has worked with a wide variety of functionalities, assignments, and customers during his time at CMA Contiki. Now the Managing Director and CTO of Exari Norway, Øystein is responsible for leading the engineering and support areas within Exari and customer sales functions for the Norwegian entity. Øystein received his degree from the University of Bergen where he studied Computer Science and Mathematics.
Gary leads Exari’s finance and operations teams after having held senior operating and finance roles at multiple venture backed businesses. Previously, Gary served as a member of the management team at RiverRidge Consulting Group, specializing in the triage of troubled venture backed businesses, M&A advisory services, turnarounds and ownership transitions. Gary led strategic development teams while at Accenture Strategic Services in the Supply Chain Strategy Practice for communications and technology clients. While at JPMorgan, Gary executed finance transactions for emerging technology companies within the corporate finance investment banking group. Gary earned his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.
Jamie co-founded Exari in 2000 and served as CEO until 2008 when he relocated to Boston to expand the company. Prior to co-founding Exari, Jamie was a Senior Associate with Minter Ellison, a large Australian law firm, where he focused on copyright, technology and the information industries. He has been an adviser to the Supporters of Interoperable Systems in Australia (’97-’07), a Board member of the Australian Digital Alliance (’98-’08), and represented an international NGO at the WIPO Copyright Treaty negotiations (’96). He received his law degree from the University of Melbourne.