Vivify Technologies transforms PowerBuilder, Visual Basic and other client server applications into modern web solutions. Vivify’s MDT Framework, based upon our model driven development approach to application modernization, minimizes risk and maximizes return on investment. Vivify is a spin out of Nexaweb Technologies, a leader in application modernization that has completed over 400 modernization projects for more than 200 Fortune 2000 companies.
Chris Heidelberger has spent his career growing software companies from early stage to exit. As the CEO of Vivify Technologies, he has helped to establish the leading innovator of solutions for migrating legacy client server business applications to the cloud, web and mobile standards. In addition he recently helped to create Nexaweb Inc, combining Tobesoft, a Korean based public company, with the UI Framework assets of Nexaweb Technologies. He remains very active at Nexaweb, Inc., serving as the acting CEO. Chris began his entrepreneurial career as co-founder of Channelwave, a leading partner relationship management software company acquired by Click Commerce in 2005. He is an active participant in the local start-up community as a mentor with Tech Stars Boston and the Boston College MBA program. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Rob has distinguished himself as an innovator in the enterprise computing domain, where he has developed numerous patents in the areas of real-time data transfer and data security. As the CTO of Vivify Technologies, he is responsible for evolving the company's modernization technology, MDT Framework. Rob was previously the CTO at Nexaweb Technologies, where he evolved the company's product line to include open, web-based offerings, modernization capabilities and scaled up onshore and offshore engineering. Rob is also the acting CTO at Nexaweb, Inc., the new venture created with Tobesoft's acquisition of Nexaweb's UI Framework assets. Rob joined Nexaweb from Atabok Inc. , where he served as vice president of engineering and CTO. He has a BA in finance from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MS in computer science from Northeastern University.
Sue brings more than 20 years of financial leadership experience to her position of VP of Finance at Vivify Technologies. Prior to Vivify, Sue held similar responsibilities at Nexaweb Technologies. Before joining Nexaweb, Sue was the Senior Director of Finance and Administration at Amicore, which was acquired by Misys Healthcare Systems. Sue has also been Vice President and Corporate Controller at Zaiq Technologies, and Finance, Planning and Analysis Manager for Nortel Networks. Sue earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Assumption College and an MBA from Nichols College.
Eric brings more than 20 years of experience to his sales leadership role at Vivify Technologies. He is responsible for North American and European sales, including the U.S. Federal Government. He has distinguished himself in the industry by leading and managing the implementation of large, complex software solutions for literally dozens of clients. Prior to Vivify, Eric was the Vice President of Sales at Nexaweb Technologies. Prior to joining Nexaweb, Eric served in senior level sales and account management roles with IBM-Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Cognizant. He is a graduate of Colby College in Maine.
Chris Heidelberger has spent his career growing software companies from early stage to exit. As the CEO of Vivify Technologies, he has helped to establish the leading innovator of solutions for migrating legacy business applications to the web. In addition he recently helped to create Nexaweb Inc, combining Tobesoft, a Korea-based public company, with the UI Framework assets of Nexaweb Technologies. He remains very active at Nexaweb, Inc. as well as several other early stage companies in the Boston area. Chris began his entrepreneurial career as co-founder of Channelwave, a leading partner relationship management software company acquired by Click Commerce in 2005. He is a very active participant in the local start-up community including being a mentor with Tech Stars Boston and Boston College. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Richard W. Levandov has more than 20 years of senior executive and principal investing experience in a variety of technology companies. Prior to joining Masthead, he was a private investor and consultant to venture stage technology companies. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Levandov was a partner with SOFTBANK Technology Ventures. While at SOFTBANK, he led investments in several companies, including Personalogic (acquired by AOL) and Art Technology Group (ARTG). From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Levandov served as Vice President of Business Development at America Online. From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Levandov was a co-founder and Vice President of Phoenix Technologies, Ltd., a personal computer systems software company that went public in 1988. He was lead investor and served on the boards of Valent Software Corporation (acquired by Lycos), Sombasa Media (acquired by PrimeMedia), Software.com (acquired by OpenWave), Mobilee (acquired by Natural MicroSystems), Bright Mail (acquired by Symantec) and OLiVER (acquired by LivePicture). Mr. Levandov holds a B.S. degree from Binghamton University. He is a Director of Chumby, Intercasting Corp., Liquid Machines, Newsgator, Nexaweb, Tacoda and Tremor, which are Masthead portfolio companies.
Mike Shanahan has spent nearly 30 years in finance and early stage venture investing. He co-founded Egan-Managed Capital in 1997. As managing partner at Egan-Managed Capital, Mike is responsible for the investment decision process. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nexaweb, OnePIN, VXI, and Whaleback Systems. He formerly served on the Board of Softrax Corporation (acquired by AFS Technologies), Top Layer Networks, IntelliVid (acquired Tyco, NYSE:TYC), AllVertical, Conjoin, Lineo, Monetrics (aquired by JM Family Enterprises), Network Engines (NASDAQ:NENG), Network Intelligence (acquired by EMC, NYSE:EMC), Sandy Bay Networks and Terascape Software (acquired by EMC, NYSE:EMC). Mike also frequently supports other portfolio companies with financial and capitalization advice.
He co-founded Egan-Managed Capital after working with Eastech Management Company since 1982. Eastech, a New England focused early stage technology venture firm, developed a portfolio of 34 companies during Mike’s tenure. He served as a director and filled interim management roles in several Eastech portfolio companies. Before joining Eastech, he worked in corporate finance and venture capital at both Paine Webber and Banker’s Trust Company. He holds an AB in Economics from Holy Cross College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jeff is Managing Director at Bulger Partners, co-heading the firm’s strategy consulting practice focused on advising CEOs and investors of tech companies on growth-oriented strategies. Jeff has spent over two decades as an executive, entrepreneur, investor and advisor with high tech companies. Prior to joining Bulger Partners, Jeff was Founder and Managing Director of Velocity Equity Partners, an early stage technology investment fund, where he sat on the boards of many growth-oriented software companies, including Asure Software (Ticker ASUR), BEZ Systems (acquired by CompuWare), WebDialogs (acquired by IBM), Nexaweb, and AccuRev. Previously Jeff co-founded Electronic Book Technologies (eBT), a pioneer in SGML and XML information systems. At eBT Jeff led R&D and helped sell the company to Inso, a publicly traded company, where he was CTO and Vice President of R&D. Jeff is a regular guest lecturer at Brown University and Bryant College, and currently serves on the President’s IT Advisory Council at Brown as well as on several non-profit boards.