George AdamsCo-founder, CEO and Director
George Adams brings over 25 years of successful executive experience creating and growing mobile, enterprise, and security software businesses. As CEO, he is responsible for leading the company’s strategic development and execution to achieve high profitable growth. Before co-founding ViziApps, he was CEO of SSH Communications Security Inc. (recently renamed Tectia Inc.), building it from a startup to an industry leader and $400M IPO. Before that, he was VP of Marketing, Products, and Business Development, for Phoenix Technologies Ltd., helping create and expand the PC, laptop, and mobile device industries. Earlier, he launched and built key new industry-leading businesses at Sun Microsystems, Intel, Analog Devices, and Motorola. George has served on the Boards of several early stage information technology companies and spoken at numerous industry conferences. He earned an MBA from Boston University and a BSEE from the University of Miami.
Michael KupersteinCo-founder, CTO, and Board Chair
Michael Kuperstein has over 20 years of experience inventing and commercializing technology by founding and growing companies. He has done this in 3 previous companies: Michael founded Symbus Technology, which joined with Captiva Software Corp which was acquired by EMC for $245M. There he invented handwriting recognition technology. For eTrue, Michael invented facial recognition technology that was acquired by Viisage in 2002, and at Metaphor Solutions, he invented on-demand voice recognition applications. As Co-founder and CTO of ViziApps, he invented the ViziApps rapid visual authoring of mobile applications and is responsible for leading the company’s product and technology development. He has 5 issued patents and has published numerous journal articles. Michael invented and patented the world’s first neural network robot in 1987 that learns from its own experience. He co-authored a book on how the brain learns visual-motor coordination in 1988. Michael earned his Ph.D. from MIT.
Tom Trometer’s extensive experience with a wide range of innovative, early stage pioneering companies uniquely qualifies him to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for ViziApps. At ViziApps, he provides financial management, directs the corporate treasury function, establishes protocols and standards for internal reporting, helps develop business models and plans, oversees shareholder communications, and establishes risk management for the company. Tom has over 25 years of experience and has served as the CFO for both publicly traded and privately held companies, including Constant Contact and HubCast. Tom is a CPA with a BS in accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
David AsherVP of Product Management
David Asher is a life-long programmer, technology developer, and product manager. He was recently the founder and coder for Mapocosm, where he published the Freedom Trail Boston mobile app. His first startup involvement was Intelligent Music from 1988 to 1993, where he invented the first computer touchpad to employ a mouse-control paradigm. His four patents in touch technology have been cited more than 200 times by Apple, Microsoft, and others. David has since made a career as an “inside entrepreneur”. At Iron Mountain Digital, he managed the cloud data protection portfolio and initiated the CloudRecovery joint development with Microsoft. At Dialogic and NMS Communications he created and managed the Vision multimedia communications server. David led the team to create the ABSNet securities information website at Lewtan Technologies, and the first enterprise web-based email at Banyan Systems. David holds an MBA, MS in electrical engineering, and BS in Physics and Computer Science.
Dr. Howard Morgan
Howard Morgan has more than 25 years of experience serving as a mentor, advisor, investor, and executive in entrepreneurial ventures. He is a founding partner of First Round Capital, a seed stage venture fund. He was a founding investor and is a Director in Idealab. Since 1989, Dr. Morgan has served as President of Arca Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in computers and communications technologies. He serves as a director for a number of public companies, including Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. and Internet Brands, Inc. A respected author and frequent industry conference speaker, he has been an active consultant and speaker on information systems for more than 30 years, working with many Fortune 100 companies and major government agencies. He has been a Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology and the Harvard Business School. Earlier, he was a Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School and a Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morgan received his Ph.D. in operations research from Cornell University and a B.S. in physics from City College of the City University of New York.