Howard Schechter

Howard Schechter

Summary

I am a senior manager with experience at both Fortune 1000 and start-up companies.I have a broad range of experience in high technology and software solutions, including Network Management, Content Management, Biometrics, Optical technology and SaaS based collaboration solutions.  During the early stages of my career, I founded an advertising and printing company

I have been the CEO of three organiztions, one of which was sold to a public company in 2000. I have held VP of Sales positions, regional and direct sales positions throughout my career. I have also been responsible for product management, designing and implementing a sophisticated network security system.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2002 - Present

Director Worldwide Strategic Alliances

NC4
Post acquisition of E Team by NC4, I am now responsible for NC4's worldwide strategic alliances and alternate distribution strategy.
Apr 2000 - Present

VP EMEA

E Team, Inc./NC4

Recruited by investors to bring management expertise to the company and sales focus to the largest segment of the E Team market, including the Eastern United States, Federal Government and Europe. I am responisble for developing the direct and indirect sales organization. E Team develops state of the art Crisis Management software, which was used during the 9/11 rescue and recovery effort and the 2002 Olympics. E Team�s software is purchased by federal, state and local government as a collaboration and management tool for incidents, emergency and homeland security applications.

Apr 2010 - Present

President & CEO

ID8 Systems
ID8 Systems produces Social Collaboration Software, delivered as a SaaS Service, that engages people to create Big Ideas and Ideas that solve everyday Challenges! ID8 provides a Virtual Brainstorming Platform that fosters a collaborative and networked organization by providing a 24/7 “meeting room” to engage in sustainable, creative problem solving. The solution also allows management to engage, empower and incentivize the organization to contribute to Organization-wide Challenges.  Lastly, ID8 provides usage statistics and reporting as well as an unstructured data archive. 
Dec 2008 - Jan 2010

Director of Worldwide Sales

NC4

Responsible for Worldwide Sales to the State and Local markets in the United States and to all Public Sector Markets internationally. This position includes responsibility over direct sales and the indirect reseller channel.

Dec 2000 - Mar 2002

President and CEO

Strategic Light, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Strategic Light, Inc. a US corporation. Strategic Light is an early stage technology company, developing a family of all optical tunable filters for use within fiber optic communication networks. SLI, based upon the downturn in the fiber optic market, elected to suspend operations, but continues to pursue its patents, pending a market rebound. SLI was headquartered in Boston, Mass.
Oct 1998 - Oct 2000

President and CEO

PenOp Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of both PenOp Ltd., a UK corporation and PenOp Inc. a US corporation. Appointed by the Board of Directors to succeed the previous CEO of PenOp. PenOp was headquartered in New York City with sales and technical operations in both the US and the UK. PenOp solutions were marketed in 35 countries through direct sales and distributors. The company was issued 6 US patents for its technology. Responsibilities included establishing the strategic direction of the company, day-to-day operational management, fund raising and investor/shareholder relations. PenOp was sold, at a significant premium, to a public company in October 2000
Feb 1998 - Oct 1998

VP Worldwide Sales

PenOp, Ltd.
Recruited to PenOp to define a sales and marketing strategy for PenOp products and to build a world wide direct sales and distribution organization. Responsible for the development, recruitment and training of Sales and Systems personnel. Promoted to CEO and President
Mar 1993 - Jan 1998

District Manager

Recruited to FileNet to manage the turnaround of the New York District. Responsible for the development of the New York District, (30 persons) and the development of a Global Accounts program. Functions included the development, recruitment and training of Sales and Systems personnel.
Jan 1992 - Feb 1993

VP Sales

I-NET Corporation
Recruited to develop a commercial business unit for this predominately government systems integrator. Responsible for the creation of a business plan, P & L and for the recruitment of sales, system and marketing personnel. I-Net disbanded the operation in 1993 to focus solely on the government market.
Nov 1987 - Dec 1991

Branch Manager

Responsible for the development of the Philadelphia branch office. Also responsible for the sale of FileNet products to Fortune 500 accounts within the Mid-Atlantic States.
Jun 1981 - Nov 1987

Divisional Sales Manager

Avant-Garde Computing, Inc.
DIVISIONAL SALES MANAGER (1/87-11/87) Responsible for the management of four sales regions; Mid-Atlantic, South-East, South-West, and Federal Government. Functions include the development, recruitment and training of sales and systems engineering personnel. PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER (6/84-1/87) Reporting to the CEO. Responsibilities included the development of the Company�s product strategy for five computer based network control and monitoring systems. Also responsible for product development, engineering interface and sales support. DISTRICT SALES MANAGER (1/83-5/84) Managed the sales and marketing effort in the New York District, (Metro New York and New York State). Responsibilities included recruiting sales personnel, sales management and training. ACCOUNT MANAGER (6/81-1/83) Responsible for the sale of network control and monitoring systems in the New York area.
Sep 1978 - May 1981

Special Acconts Representative

3M Company
Responsible for the sale of automated Micrographic Information Systems to Special Accounts in the Metro New York area.
Oct 1974 - Jun 1978

Founder/Partner

CMD Coproration
While at University, I founded, with a partner, a commerical printing and advertising company. CMD focused on printing magazines, books and other publications. We also provided advertising services to our commercial clients. The company was sold to a larger printing company in 1978.

Education

Education
Sep 1979 - Feb 1982

MBA

Fordham University
Sep 1973 - May 1977

BS

Cornell University