“The mind, basically, is a pattern-seeking machine…We tend to seek patterns… and then we tell stories about them.”
Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould
Rado has held various executive positions in finance, marketing, product and innovation management at DeBacker Management Inc., ClubMom Inc., and Information Builders Inc. Under his leadership, his teams have delivered an innovative POS and financial platform, a highly scalable campaign and micro segmentation platform, a new reporting format for emailing self-contained interactive reports and dashboards, the first relational database search for business intelligence, the first web-based AJAX ad hoc reporting tool, the first integration of R into a BI platform, and other.
He holds a number of US patents and speaks frequently at industry events on how data and analytics can drive innovation, new business models, new revenue streams, and higher organizational performance.
He has spent many years as an independent advisor and Interim CXO leader in a number of different roles. While his primary focus has been on growth acceleration, he also has been involved in numerous turn-around and refinancing efforts, typically working with both leadership teams and investors. He met Trendalyze’s CEO, Rado while serving as COO of IBI, an industry leader in Business Intelligence software. He was previously Chairman and CEO of AlliedPRA where he oversaw a turn-around and acquisition-driven growth plan leading to a successful sale.
At IBM Global Services and other advisory and technology firms he held multiple leadership roles ranging from overseeing engineering development teams to running global consulting practices.
She has lived and worked in London, UK, Tokyo, Japan, and New York, NY working with customers to implement products and solutions with business intelligence, big data analytics, enterprise integration, and cloud-based technologies.
Miguel graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and received his MBA in Global Business Administration.
Susan is a faculty member at the Department of Philosophy Cognitive Science Program (University of Connecticut), and is also affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), YHouse think tank (New York), Ethics and Technology Group at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics (Yale), Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton), and other.
Tom’s professional career began as a software engineer at Morgan Stanley, followed by several years in investment banking (1987 to 1991). After business school, Tom joined a start-up management consulting firm, the Mitchell Madison Group, that was a spin off from McKinsey. At MMG, he focused on the intersection of Strategy/Operations/IT for financial services, tech, private equity/VC clients (1993 to 2000). The firm grew from start-up to over 1000 professionals and 15 offices and was sold to USWeb/CKS in early 2000. Following MMG, Tom joined Walker Digital, an internet incubator run by Jay Walker, founder of Priceline. During much of the next decade, he advised VC and PE firms on portfolio company turn-arounds, and evaluating new investments. On two occasions, Tom joined the management team of the companies he was serving, to lead turn-arounds and major company expansions.
In addition to NVP, Tom is a Partner of RosePaul Investments, his family office, which has a portfolio of 30 seed stage tech investments as well as 12 VC fund investments. He is a board director of New York Angels, a seed investment group and a frequent speaker at tech-start-up events. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Clark University, and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.