Technologists and Thought Leaders
Scott, Chief Architect and CEO, is a world-renowned expert on enterprise collaboration solutions and is an experienced leader with over 20 years directing managers and technology professionals to deliver a wide range of business solutions for customers. Scott is a strong strategic thinker, technologist, and operational manager.
Prior to joining Jornata, Scott was Director, Enterprise Architecture at Microsoft and has held numerous leadership positions, including a senior management position leading a Microsoft-focused consulting team at Dell. Scott has worked with Microsoft teams on a local, regional, and international level for years, often participating as an advisor to the Microsoft product teams. Scott is a recognized thought leader and published author with several books, hundreds of magazine articles, and regular speaking engagements at events around the globe.
Scott received his master's degree in Computer Science from Boston University, with post-graduate work at Bentley's McCallum Graduate School of Business. Scott was one of the first professionals to hold the Microsoft Certified Master for SharePoint certification.
Board of Advisors
The Jornata Board of Advisors is a carefully selected team of industry veterans with experience in recruitment, strategic marketing, professional services, technology, venture capital, and executive management.
- Bruce Allen, Founder of Point B Search
- Larry C. Hollatz, Former Group Vice President, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
- Robert Mawrey, Former CIO American Tower
- Mari Anne Snow, CEO SophiaThink Consulting
- William Wechtenhiser, Former Vice President, Information Design at Goldman Sachs
With over 20 years of sales and sales management experience, Bruce has specialized in growing technology sales, marketing, and support organizations. Several of Bruce's sales methodologies have been published in the Telephone Selling and Prospecting Report, a long time leading business sales newsletter. As Founder of Point B Search, a Boston area boutique recruitment firm, Bruce taps into his years of hiring and managing professionals to help his early stage and high growth clients build their teams with top tier talent.
At RSA Security, Bruce grew the Corporate Sales team for the Americas, taking on greater revenue responsibility while increasing the team's sales aptitude. At Hello Direct, he built and led a new sales staff of 50, getting the team fully functional and exceeding their revenue and margin objectives within 5 months. At Teamstudio, where Bruce was Vice President, Americas, he grew revenue 50% within 1 year by shortening the sales cycle, raising the ASP, increasing the close ratio, bolstering customer renewal rates, and completely revamping the company's messaging.
Prior to Teamstudio, Bruce held sales and sales management positions at Polaroid, iMarket, Legent Corporation, and Computer Associates. Bruce holds a Bachelor's degree in Music from Berklee College of Music.
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Larry C. Hollatz
Reporting to the President and Chief Operating Officer) at AMD, he had responsibility for $3.0 billion of sales, representing sixty percent of sales for the total company, managing 1,000 individuals on a direct line basis. Direct reports include two Vice Presidents of Design Engineering; Vice President, Marketing; two Vice Presidents and General Managers (for K6 and Athlon (K7) processors); Vice President, Business Marketing; and Vice President, Advanced Architectural Labs.
His primary responsibility was to bring the Athlon microprocessor product, and its associated infrastructure, to market. This most advanced microprocessor ever developed for the personal computer market was launched in Q2 of 1999 and shipped over one million units in 1999. The launch of this product has changed the fortunes of AMD and the landscape of the personal computer business by brining meaningful competition to the market and making personal computers vastly more affordable.
Mr. Hollatz is a distinguished alumni of the University of Illinois with an Master of Sciences in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Sciences in Electrical Engineering with high honors. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1960-1980, responsible for exploiting advanced semiconductor technology for national defense purposes.
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Dr. Mawrey is the former Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at American Tower Corporation where he built and improved the information systems organization over a period of nine years. While at American Tower he directed the selection and implementation of a $20 million software system from Oracle in a record time of eight months and the development of custom software using a combination of Microsoft technology including SharePoint and InfoPath. He also led the integration of information technology during the merger of a large competitor and his organization was recognized by the company as the highest performing team.
Prior to American Tower Dr. Mawrey was Vice President of Systems and Technology at UNIsite Inc. where he led a team of information technology and engineering professionals who developed business and patented engineering software unique to the new tower industry.
Early in his career Dr. Mawrey worked for Meteor Communications corporation where he designed, tested, and implemented wireless data and voice communications systems using industry leading algorithms and software tools developed in South Africa.
Dr. Mawrey was born in Durban, South Africa and immigrated to the United States in 1991. He completed his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at the University of Natal, Durban where he was also a research engineer and lecturer. As a student and engineer, Dr. Mawrey published 14 papers in peer review journals.
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Mari Anne Snow
An innovative and highly energetic business problem solver, Mari Anne Snow has spent her career successfully helping organizations navigate major change. As a veteran of multiple industries - financial services, education, retail and hospitality, she has worked with small to large companies to cost-effectively implement non-disruptive change. A self-professed social media and collaboration technology fan, she advocates for the use of the most up-to-date tools to accelerate change adoption. As CEO and co-founder of SophiaThink Consulting, she applies her considerable business knowledge with her organizational development (OD) expertise to help organizations integrate social media and collaboration concepts into their change strategy while using the new technical platforms to measure adoption rates and engage employees.
During her tenure in financial services with the State Street Corporation, she launched a global employee learning university, established a global collaboration platform (SharePoint) to support virtual project teams and provided the global support team for an Oracle general ledger implementation. Prior to her work at State Street, she created successful, cost effective learning and development organizations for several national restaurant chains and taught a graduate course in Business Writing at the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge.
A life-long sailor and enthusiastic cook, Mari Anne lives with her husband, Charlie, in Providence, RI. She is currently an active cultural mentor to several international students attending Brown University and Boston College. In their spare time, Mari Anne and Charlie are renovating their Contessa-35, Tough Old Bird, in preparation for future sailing adventures.
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William is the former Vice President of Information Design at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for a wide range of data modeling and user experience design functions. During this time he supported dozens of teams on an internal consulting basis as well as being directly responsible for the development of several key applications involving customer facing design requirements and classification algorithms.
In addition to his work at Goldman Sachs, William has developed and led technology groups at several startups in the Boston area and currently works as an independent technology strategy consultant primarily for companies in the financial services and pharmaceuticals verticals. Prior to that work he was responsible for Flex Enterprise strategies at Adobe. As a key part of the Flex programming model the Data Services platform developed by his team enabled automated data transfer from Java servers to Flex clients in low-latency, real-time or collaborative applications. This work ultimately led to a profitable product line responsible for over $20MM of revenue plus an open source strategy targeted at driving adoption of the Flex programming model.
William began his career in software working on DARPA-funded research in the area of Computer Security. His customers included the USAF and CIA and his work focused on identifying and isolating vulnerabilities with an emphasis on planning-based risk assessment.
William graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Cognitive Science. His student work focused on Artificial Intelligence models allowing computational systems to represent domains of knowledge using symmetry-based approaches.
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