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Jim Koerlin

Jim Koerlin has worked in the information technology industry for over thirty years as a corporate level manager, a consultant to industry and government and, until recently, the dean of a large school of technology.

Dr. Koerlin has served on the advisory boards of three companies and for a decade was the president and CEO of a successful technology incubator. He has taught many management and information technology courses at the graduate level and has written extensively. He is currently an adjunct professor at two universities.

His areas of expertise include design of network-based systems, corporate management and strategy, and the implementation and management of information technologies.

 

Seyed M. Amiry

Seyed M. Amiry has held a wide range of senior management positions in the post-secondary education, consumer and B2B technology sectors, and consumer products.

Most recently, Mr. Amiry was retained as a consultant by Golden Gate University , California 's fifth largest private university. With extensive experience in both higher education and technology management, Mr. Amiry was engaged to position Golden Gate as a leader in both technology education and curriculum delivery.

In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Amiry served as the President and CEO of Core Microsystems, a Silicon Valley-based computer workstation manufacturer and certified software training provider for the professional video editing, digital content creation, and scientific visual simulation markets. Mr. Amiry a cquired Core as a start-up computer manufacturer in 2001 and repositioned the company’s business from price-driven workstations to customized value-added solutions for the professional market.

Prior to Core Microsystems, Mr. Amiry was the Chief Operating Officer of Heald Colleges, a San Francisco-based private non-profit institution with thirteen campuses in three states with annual revenues of $100 million. At Heald, Mr. Amiry led the strategic planning for the organization and oversaw the academic and all operational functions. During his tenure, Heald Colleges enrolled the highest number of students in its 137-year history and its revenues grew from $65 million to $100 million.

Mr. Amiry’s successful career in the consumer products industry has included senior management positions with Atari Corporation, California Gold Dairy Products, Specialty Brands, Inc., and Tri-Valley Growers, and with annual sales ranging from $1 billion to $200 million. He also served on the Turlock Cheese Association board of directors.

Mr. Amiry received his BS in Accounting from West Coast University in Los Angeles. He also attended the MBA program at California State University in Los Angeles and completed the Advanced Management Program at Stanford University.


Manoj Fernando

Manoj has over 17 years of experience in the high technology / software industries including CRM and VoIP and has a proven track record in delivering innovative software solutions for Fortune 2000 companies in the US, Europe and Asia. He has held several management positions in Sales, Business Development Customer Support, System Engineering Professional Services, Marketing and Education.

Manoj was the co-founder and CEO of Circle24 Technologies, which was acquired with the formation of LiteScape in 2004. While at Circle24, Manoj accomplished significant objectives in identifying new VoIP opportunities, while establishing strategic win-win partnerships and brand recognition with Cisco Systems and other technology partners. As a part of the founding team at LiteScape, Manoj contributed significantly to securing a Series A, with leading Tier One Venture Capital firms.

Manoj holds a BS in Information Science and an MS in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is currently a mentor to students from the National University of Singapore, working on an entrepreneurship educational program at Stanford University and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars with Cisco Systems and at other entrepreneurial events.



Koerlin Associates
231 Market Place, Suite 198
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 209-962-1175
jim@koerlinit.com