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Ivan has served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including CEO and President, for multiple information technology companies. A strategically focused and market-driven executive, he has the ability to identify and focus on the tasks that produce the most concrete results. An accomplished team builder, Ivan has consistently demonstrated his transformational leadership skills by effectively managing significant change within both startup and established business environments.

Recognizing that the best technology opportunities aren't limited to the United States, Ivan has also established and run several successful international operations. In addition, he has executed performance interventions and both acquired and sold companies in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has also served on several Boards.

A Big Data innovator, Ivan has helped pioneer the application of sophisticated Big Data analytics to issues of national security, public health, economics and electoral politics at both state and federal levels.

Ivan is a member of the Zika Response Working Group (

Work History




Corum is the global leader in information technology M&A with hundreds of software M&A transactions spanning six continents during its 31-year history. Corum delivers results using a proven business process conducted by the most professional staff - all former entrepreneurs and CEOs using the industry's deepest research and world's largest buyer database. Corum has sold more software and related technology companies than anyone.


Behavioral Science Advisor

SCL Group

Working at the forefront of behavioural change for over 25 years, SCL has evolved into a multi-disciplined group of behavioural research and communications agencies operating in the national security and defense, global politics, social change and commercial markets.




Big Data and behavioral analysis/social media company with a unique and patented natural language processing(NLP) technology for measuring human emotion in textual material.

  • Pioneered company's Big Data political and electoral initiatives at both the federal and state levels. Led Big Data efforts for PA gubernatorial election campaign in 2014 as well as several smaller campaigns
  • Personally closed business accounting for 70% of company's total revenue in 2014
  • Launched Government Business Unit to address opportunities in Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Department of Defense
  • Supervised the development of the company's first viable product for the US Intelligence community
  • Developed new methodologies for analyzing, utilizing and presenting emotional and behavioral data
  • Built sales, analytics/insights, marketing and business development teams. Recruited domestic and international data and channel partners;
  • Strengthened Data Science team and company's IP with three additional filings


Chief Executive Officer / Chief Analyst / Co-Founder


Big Data provider and analytics company. Turned entrepreneurial vision into reality.

  • Established core team that designed and delivered the company's  first “Big Data” SaaS solution. System utilizes proprietary technology and unique data assets for financial benchmarking, market sizing, financial and legal risk management, and economics and business research
  • Developed and implemented strategic business plan and secured seed financing
  • Developed analytical methodologies to utilize new capability

President and Chief Executive Officer


[Acquired by The451Group]

TURNAROUND. An independent, proprietary research and advisory company for the IT industry, utilizing 2, 800+ IT professionals to generate both quantitative and qualitative demand-side data. 

Developed and implemented turnaround strategy.

  • Restructured the company following the economic downturn and heavy financial losses in the first half of 2009
  • Improved sales productivity by 100% by streamlining the sales team and redirecting sales strategy from direct sales to channeling, impacting market share and expansion
  • Reduced cash burn from $500,000 per month to the breakeven point.
  • Cultivated and implemented a strategic plan to move the company forward securing $1 million in follow-on financing

President and Chief Executive Officer

EXCLAIM, INC., Princeton, NJ

TURNAROUND. “ New Media” company engaged in ecommerce and mobile phone software applications sales through major U.S. carriers. Founded as dotPhoto and renamed Exclaim as part of turnaround. Subsequently operated as SnapOne and then acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2015. 

Developed and implemented turnaround strategy

  • Restructured the business, sourced new funding and implemented turnaround business plan
  • Identified weaknesses and restructured the leadership team to support strategic growth, optimize operations, and sustained corporate performance
  • Wrestled business to breakeven by shedding unprofitable division, focusing on wireless applications R&D business and defining and implementing a new corporate-wide strategic vision centered on mobile technology
  • Secured $4. 6 million of equity and debt capital-business subsequently generated in excess of $1M per month in free cash flow

General Manager [interim role]


Software tools company that is now a subsidiary of a multinational software and information technology business, Micro Focus International

  • Revived ailing business unit, increased revenues, and aggressively increased network infrastructure product sales.
  • Hired and trained new team in record time to embrace strategic changes and drive newly created sales strategy.
  • Exceeded sales target by 142% and quadrupled sales pipeline by focusing on value-added products-$16 million quota.
  • Increased revenue by implementing novel customer software audit program that improved compliance metrics, facilitating identification and elimination of unauthorized use and installation of software.




Chief Executive Officer [interim role]


Secured funding and relocated to the West Coast.


Executive , Director and Co-Founder

INTER* CAT GMBH, Basel, Switzeland

Vice President of Sales, Eastern U.S. and Canada

WEBGAIN INC., Cupertino, CA

[Acquired by Oracle Corporation]


Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Operations

WEBGAIN INC., Singapore

Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Services, International Division

BEA SYSTEMS INC., Maidenhead, UK

[NASDAQ 100 company subsequently acquired by Oracle] 


Regional Director of Asian Operations

BEA SYSTEMS INC., Sydney, Australia

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

BEA SYSTEMS INC., Sydney, Australia


Grad. Dip. Info. Tech.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Post graduate degree awarded by the Chisholm Institute of Technology, which was merged into Monash University in 1990. Approximate Masters equivalent in Information Technology.

Continuing Education

Boards: Are You Sure You Have A Strategy?

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Best Practices: How Boards Accelerate Growth

Farleigh Dickinson University Silberman College

Certificate in eMarketing

Bucks Community College

Numerous Training Shortcourses

Strategic Selling, Targeted Account Selling, Effective Interviewing, Myers-Briggs and others