James Kollegger is CEO of Genesys Partners, Inc. and also CEO of the German Accelerator New York.
During his 20-plus-years history he has helped launch, fund and advise dozens of early stage companies such as Wave Systems
(Nasdaq WAVX), Hollywood Stock Exchange, Courtroom Connect, Enkata, IFN, Ingram Entertainment, Folio, Hot Office, Solbright, and Knovel.
He was founder and CEO of EIC/Intelligence, one of the industry's first database publishers, sold to Reed Elsevier in 1988. EIC pioneered online systems in high tech markets from environment, energy, to biotech, artificial intelligence and telecommunications. Jim is one of the pioneers of the digital information industry who helped build the Information Industry Assn., (now SIIA) which named him their first "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1987. Jim was awarded this year's SIIA Peter Jackson Innovation Award which honors the late Thomson Reuters chief scientist, and his profound impact on the B2B publishing industry.
He is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communications and the U.S.Army Signal School and has served as a board member of numerous ventures.
Joe Rhyne has more than 25 years of experience in the electronic publishing and allied industries.
His most recent position was the senior vice president of technology for The Thomson Corporation where
he was chairman of the Thomson chief technology officer council, and was responsible for organizing
technology efforts throughout Thomson.
Prior to his joining Thomson, Mr.Rhyne was vice president and general manager of business information services (BIS) for Lexis-Nexis. Prior positions have included vice president of market data services for Quotron Systems, Inc., and corporate vice president, operations and systems planning, for Paine Webber. He also gained national account and market management experience with AT&T Long Lines.
Mr. Rhyne served in the United States Army for five years, with three years working in project management for the development of tactical command and control systems. He has a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an MS in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).
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