Dr. Paul Curtis
Education: Cornell University, MS + PhD, Physical Chemistry; BA, Chemistry, Reed College
Work Experience: Principal since 1991 of Kiltel Systems Inc., an engineering firm marketing a proprietary supervisory control system for industrial heat-treat applications, primarily in the ceramics industry. Developed custom SCADA software/hardware system for control of kilns and furnaces, with 500+ installations at major corporations throughout the US and Canada.
Education: Yeshiva University, Magna Cum Laude, Economics; Columbia Business School, MBA in Finance and Management.
Work Experience: Partner at the Ducat Investment Group. Prior to Ducat, Michael was a Managing Director at Paramount BioCapital. Vice President of Strategic Planning at the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority (BPCA).
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Stony Brook University, New York
Work Experience: Founder and CEO of SCC Soft Computer; Prior to forming SCC in 1979, Mr. Hakim held several technical and management positions in the telecommunications industry with Periphonics, Inc.
Burton Hamner, Co-Founder
Education: Harvard College, History of Science / Marine Biology. University of Washington, MBA / Master of Marine Affairs. Professional training in operations management and Total Quality Management.
Work Experience: US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington Dept. of Ecology, City of Seattle, US Agency for International Development, Asian Development Bank, United Nations, consultant on clean technology for USAID in 10 countries.
Education: Graduate Certificate in Applied Energy Economics and Policy, Portland State University; MS in Computer Science, University of Indiana; BAs in Computer Science and Philosophy, University of Kansas
Work Experience: General Manager, System Software Development, Intel Corp; Director of OS Development, Sun Microsystems; founder and former President, Oregon Social Venture Partners.