Meet Our Team

 

entigenlogic® Leadership Team

Tom Shirley

President & CEO

Tom Shirley is the president and CEO of entigenlogic®, with a solid track record of consistently delivering innovative customer solutions and business results.  He has senior-level experience at established companies such as IBM, Motorola, and others across IT, telecommunications, and software technologies.

 

Direct experience, including a six-year European expatriate assignment, encompasses multinational product development, global product deployment, and customer support.  Most recently, Tom was the SVP who led product development for the start-up company Cleversafe, which was purchased by IBM for $1.3 billion. A strong innovator, he holds 56 patents.

 

He completed PhD coursework at SMU in Dallas, Texas and holds a Master of Science degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Frank Williams

Chief Scientist

Frank Williams is our founder and has been our Chief Scientist from our formation in February 2013.  Between February 2008 and February 2013, he conducted research and development on our technology. 

 

Frank is the theorist behind our entigen Logic Theory and first named inventor on 7 of our 8 patents.

 

Frank holds a doctoral level degree which he earned at the age of 19 from the Polytechnic Institute of Mathematics and Science in Moscow. While there, he produced two papers on Encryptology and Prime Number Theory.  He has conducted research at Canon R&D as well as the California Institute of Technology.

David Lazzara

CMO & VP of Sales

David Lazzara has been with entigenlogic® since our formation in February 2013. 

 

He has been an executive coach and led business consulting peer groups, targeting C-Suite level management, positioning them to identify and achieve higher levels of performance. 

 

As the former CEO and owner of 3 start-up companies, Mr. Lazzara worked for 30 years at the C-Suite level with Fortune 500 national retailers. His companies provided branding strategy, turn-key marketing and design services, project management for the on-going rollouts of promotional, way-finding and in-store specialty signing as well as national refurbishment programs.

 

David received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University and pursues continuing education in management, operations and sales.

Rob Joy

CFO

Rob has a proven track record for maximizing growth, profitability and continual process improvement. His ability to strengthen existing and develop new strategic relationships has resulted in success across multiple functions and business environments. His background includes: Business Development, Portfolio & Product Operations, General Management, Business Operations, Finance, Strategic Reporting, Audit and Software Development. His specialties are in negotiating contract terms and conditions, M&A activity and new business development.

Previously, Rob created a financial plan for a Silicon Valley startup which was ultimately sold to Apple, was Senior Director of Business Development for Motorola / Mobile Devices, and was SVP - Finance & Operations for Cleversafe which IBM purchased for $1.3 billion. He subsequently became CFO/COO of IBM Cloud Object Storage which was responsible for the integration of Cleversafe into IBM.

 

Rob holds an MBA in International Business and Management Accounting from The University of Chicago as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business.

Tom MacTavish

Chief Design Officer

Tom MacTavish is an assistant professor at IIT Institute of Design and teaches interaction design history, theory and practice. Prior to teaching, Tom directed Motorola Labs’ Center for Human Interaction Research with laboratories in Phoenix, AZ, Schaumburg, IL, and Shanghai, China. He formerly led the Human Interface Technology Center based in Atlanta, GA for NCR Corporation and served as director of engineering for NCR’s wireless communications and networking engineering group in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

As a member of the human/computer interaction research community, Tom has participated in the full range of product conceptualization and development phases including strategy formulation, user and technology research, concept development, and product implementation. These activities resulted in delivered projects and products using many methods and technologies including recognition technologies (handwriting, speech, and image), interaction technologies 6 (synthetic speech, multimodal interaction, and context aware systems), and experience design and prototyping (design research, user centered design, usability evaluations, and rapid prototyping).

 

He holds master’s degrees in Library and Information Science from University of Michigan and in English from University of Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Michigan University. Tom has maintained strong ties to university research throughout his career and has served as corporate liaison and advisor to The Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford.

Don Wurzel

VP Strategy

Don Wurzel has significant experience both in the Military and in the Private Sector.  He was a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years where he earned an M.S. in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Don was in the Budget and Programs Division of the Navy Staff in the Pentagon before assuming responsibilities as the Deputy Department Head for Special Programs at the Office of Naval Research. He was the senior Naval Officer responsible for coordinating the Navy's future-capability needs in weapons systems, aircraft platforms, and all classified programs, with the technology development programs in these areas.

 

He was Program Manager at Areté Associates supporting various technology, analysis, and strategic planning programs for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.  He served on the President's Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission with the responsibility of assessing and making recommendations for improving the leadership, management, and education of the Intelligence Community. Don is currently a consultant for Areté as well as Director of CEVA Government Services.

Andy Chu

Head of Product Development

Andy has 30 years of experience managing, architecting, and building software systems. Andy leads software engineering teams in the development of new and cutting-edge technologies.  

 

Previously, Andy was the Head of Nokia’s North American Packet Core R&D and Director of Engineering of Motorola’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Mobility Management Entity (MME) product line.

 

Andy has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.

entigenlogic® Board of Directors

Dennis Roberson

Board Chairman

Dennis Roberson is the Founder and CEO of Roberson and Associates, a technology and management consulting firm serving government, commercial and academic customers. He is Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's Technology Advisory Council and a member of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. He is a Research Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

 

Dennis was the founding board member of Cleversafe, a data storage company which IBM purchased for $1.3 billion. He was EVP and CTO of Motorola, Inc. and held Executive positions at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T and NCR.


Dennis has Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Tom Shirley

 

Tom Shirley is the president and CEO of entigenlogic®, with a solid track record of consistently delivering innovative customer solutions and business results.  He has senior-level experience at established companies such as IBM, Motorola, and others across IT, telecommunications, and software technologies.

 

Direct experience, including a six-year European expatriate assignment, encompasses multinational product development, global product deployment, and customer support.  Most recently, Tom was the SVP who led product development for the start-up company Cleversafe, which was purchased by IBM for $1.3 billion. A strong innovator, he holds 56 patents.

 

He completed PhD coursework at SMU in Dallas, Texas and holds a Master of Science degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Amreesh Modi

 

Amreesh was EVP/Chief Technology Officer at Navteq Corporation, where he drove development of new world-wide mapping database and navigation services. These innovations enabled Navteq to expand beyond its traditional automotive business into new markets for mobile devices and location services, significantly increasing its revenues and profitability. Navteq, now called Here Technologies, was acquired by Nokia for $8.1 billion.

 

Before joining NAVTEQ, he served in a variety of leadership positions at Motorola. He played a pivotal role in the development of the CDMA and GSM cellular infrastructures and led the creation of the industry’s first Short Message Service (SMS) application. As a VP/GM of Motorola’s Global Software Division, he pioneered the company’s global software strategy and development of software centers world-wide. Prior to Motorola, Amreesh was at AT&T Bell Labs in many engineering and management roles and designed the software recovery system for the 5ESS Switch, the first digital switching system in the world.

 

Amreesh holds a MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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