Tony has twenty-five years experience leading software development teams on systems that range from radar software to data-mining solutions. He has been the part-time CTO and technical advisor to more than 20 startups. Tony held an Assistant Professor of Computer Science position at Loyola Marymount University for eleven years where he created an award winning multimedia minor. He has a wide-ranging technical background including data mining, big data, eLearning, performance support tools, and metrics/analytics. His work has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, PacifiCare, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Tony was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned his B.S. in Computer Science, and attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. Dr. Karrer is a frequent speaker at both industry and academic events.
President & COO
Dina has over twenty years of professional experience in business and law. She has managed large groups of technology professionals in the software development arena for several companies, and has been with TechEmpower for twelve years. Dina also has an extensive background in finance, including managing a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company's budget and forecast process, and helping AppNet, Inc. through their IPO process as their Director of Finance. Dina has also successfully managed multi-billion dollar Web development projects requiring coordination among offices in 35 countries and implementation in 18 different languages. As an attorney, Dina now applies her legal training to writing corporate contracts, reviewing confidentiality agreements, and managing all of TechEmpower's statements of work. She's also responsible for running all the operations of the company, including management of all projects and project teams. Regardless of economic climate or the demands of the day, Dina never wavers from treating her employees with respect and encouraging the open-door policy and fun-loving culture that in no small way accounts for the exceptionally low turnover rate in the company. She enjoys working with and managing both her staff and the company's clients, and considers this aspect the most rewarding part of her job. She's particularly proud of her staff of highly talented, energetic and efficient scientists who treat each other with the same level of respect that Dina instills in the office. Dina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the College of Notre Dame, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado.
Brian is a real technophile. He has over fifteen years of experience working with high-end technologies on real-world projects. Yet he has an eye for hype and prefers a disciplined adoption of new technologies. Brian has served as the technical lead on a number of particularly complex projects. He led a development team for an image cataloguing, search, and retrieval system that is now in use at top universities throughout the United States including Yale, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Brian is named in the design of the patents that one client holds for a novel heterogeneous database-searching algorithm. The web version of this product was featured in Wired magazine and won the prestigious 2002 Webby Award for Technical Achievement, beating out such competitors as Google and Sony. As CTO of TechEmpower, Brian constantly has his eye on emerging technologies that can help TechEmpower provide innovative solutions for their customers. He earned a B.S. from Loyola Marymount University, where he was the top graduate in Computer Science, and where he now teaches courses in Multimedia.
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