Mr. Doretti is presently an Operating Partner/Advisor for The Comvest Group, which is a Private Equity firm out of NYC and Palm Beach, Florida. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of E-Diets Corporation and a member of the Executive Committee of Longworth Venture Partners along with being a mentor/advisor to multinational and international technology corporations.
Mr. Doretti served as the chairman, chief executive officer and president of ON Technology Corporation, a provider of software infrastructure solutions to Fortune 500 enterprises, from 2000 through its acquisition by Symantec Corporation in February 2004. During that period, Mr. Doretti implemented a dramatic restructuring, realizing record revenue in 2003 and taking the company from losses to profits. Doretti was nominated for the New England Entrepreneur of the Year for his work at ON Technology.
From 1995 through its acquisition by Oracle Corporation in 1999 Mr. Doretti was president and chief executive officer of Thinking Machines Corporation, a professional services and software provider of data mining and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. Mr. Doretti was recruited into TMC to lead the company out of bankruptcy and restructure the company into a major technology company in the software industry.
Mr. Doretti spent over 19 years at Wang Laboratories, Inc., including the last 7 years as senior vice president of US operations, where he was instrumental in growing that business to $1.8 billion in revenue. In addition to running field operations, Mr. Doretti was one of the key spokespeople to the investment community, where he was well respected in the industry.
Peter Zadrozny has over 25 years of experience in technical and executive roles in the computer industry. He most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer for StrongMail Systems. Before that he was Vice President and Chief Evangelist for the Oracle Application Server. Previously, Mr. Zadrozny served as Chief Technologist of BEA Systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa - a role he held since launching WebLogic's operations in Europe in 1998. Prior to BEA he held multiple positions around the world for companies such as Macromedia, McKesson, Electronic Data Systems, Petróleos de Venezuela, and Sun Microsystems, for whom he started the operations in Mexico.
Mr. Zadrozny authored J2EE Performance Testing with BEA WebLogic Server, co-authored Professional J2EE Programming with BEA WebLogic Server and more recently Beginning EJB 3 Application Development. He is the Founding Editor of WebLogic Developer's Journal, has written numerous technical papers and articles, and is a frequent speaker on technology issues around the world. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad Simón Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.
In the words of the citation to the Roundarch Interactive Experience Award, which he was awarded in March 2007, Jeremy Geelan is "a leading evangelist and critical thinker in the Web 2.0 movement that is reshaping how people experience the web."
Geelan is Chairman of Social Media Associates, LLC, based in New York City, and is Sr. Partner, Co-Technologies & Social Media, at Hinchcliffe & Company, based in Alexandria, VA. Formerly Sr. VP, Editorial Events of SYS-CON Media, before which he was Group Publisher & Editorial Director, he has been in the international publishing industry for a quarter of a century, serving as Managing Director of Adamantine Press Limited (international publishers), Joint Managing Director of The Vision Project Limited (a global CD-ROM project), and Chairman of The 21st Century Group - a loosely affiliated group of socially responsible media companies devoted to the simple premise that 'There is always a better way.'
British born and Cambridge-educated, Geelan's "all-media" career spans 29 years and two continents, beginning with prime time program-making for BBC TV and BBC Radio, side by side with writing for the UK's market-leading Daily Mail newspaper, followed by an international book publishing career centered on Adamantine Press in the UK and Greenwood Publishing Group in the US, where he founded Praeger Studies on the 21st Century (Praeger Publishers), a forward-looking, multidisciplinary book series devoted to alternative social, political, economic, educational, cultural, religious, and environmental futures.
Prior to joining the BBC, Geelan founded and managed Logophile Press Limited, publisher of Logophile: The Cambridge Journal of Words & Language, which he launched while still an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, before building it out in just three years as an international publication with subscribers in 32 countries.
Widely considered a domain expert on the future of the future, Jeremy Geelan's history of speaking and moderating at international conferences already stretches back over a decade.