Our advisors provide tremendous benefit to Collaborative. Each has achieved repeated success in leadership positions at a variety of businesses—from startups to global organizations. We draw on their vast array of industry, technology and management experience to ensure the company maintains a strong market position and delivers superior client value. Click on their names to learn more about them.
Recently retired Chairman & CEO of the Boston Stock Exchange (BSE), Mike guided the BSE through the transformation to fully automated financial markets and launched several joint ventures until the sale of the BSE in 2008. Prior to joining the BSE, Mike held a number of executive positions as a Managing Director at Scudder, Stevens & Clark; including, COO of the Kemper Funds, COO of International Mutual Funds, President of the Scudder/Kemper Service Corporations and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Scudder, Mike worked for 14 years in IT Consulting and was Partner-in-Charge of the Northeast Information Systems Practice for Coopers & Lybrand after beginning his career with EDS. Mike currently serves on the Board of the MISO, Nasdaq Exchange Boards and Cramer Advisory Board.
Most recently, Bruce was president and co-founder of Practical Business Solutions, Inc., a Boston-based computer services company. Bruce built Practical Business Solutions from the ground up, reaching sales of $15 million before it was acquired by CIBER, Inc., a $1 billion national consulting service company. Bruce has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Processing industry and lends his senior management skills in the retail, software development and computer consulting service areas to help structure Collaborative as it grows.
Gino Calderone is a highly successful executive and entrepreneur, with a special knowledge of how financial functions can create dramatic business results for organizations. For nearly four decades, he has helped companies optimize their financial position through strategy and innovative use of information technology. A few years ago, Gino retired from BioGlobe, Inc., a startup where he served as director of finance and administration. In this role, he created and implemented administrative policies and procedures, and helped establish the organization’s management structure. He also helped implement a comprehensive accounting software package. Earlier, Gino served as director of finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he supervised the time and expense accounting for more than 2,500 consultants. He was also instrumental in merging Coopers & Lybrand software into the PWC environment. A decade earlier, Gino performed a similar role when Computer Assistance, Inc., was absorbed by Coopers & Lybrand. Before joining the professional services industry, Gino held financial management positions at KFC, Computer Assistance, Inc. and the Hartford National Bank.
T. Jack McElreath
In January 2000, Jack retired from his position as Director of Technology for CSC Consulting, a job he had held since 1976, when he co-founded the company (then known as Computer Partners). Jack is a nationally recognized expert in data warehousing, data architecture and performance modeling. He has published numerous articles on a variety of technical subjects and is the author of a widely read book on database design and implementation. Jack was the principal architect of CSC’s data warehousing and data management practices, and created many of the technical procedures and standards for database design and performance tuning at CSC Consulting. Jack has more than 40 years of experience in data modeling, database management, performance engineering, predictive modeling and applications architecture.
At Centive, John Pavlov leads the engineering group and is responsible for development of its flagship EIM product, Centive/EIM, and its ASP product offering, Compel. Before joining Centive, Mr. Pavlov spent four years as CTO and VP of Engineering at GoldK, an online 401(k) provider. His efforts resulted in GoldK being named the retirement industry’s “Online Provider of the Year” in 2002. Previously, Mr. Pavlov served as VP of Development at Interleaf, where he was responsible for the BladeRunner product line, an XML-based content management and publication system. He was also VP of Distributed Computing at Putnam Investments, where he was a member of the Internet technology steering committee. Additionally, Mr. Pavlov was a co-founder of OpenSoftWorks, which was acquired by FlexiInternational Software. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Massachusetts State at Bridgewater, and a patent for a process to convert a Microsoft Word document into an XML file (Serial No. 09/528,489).
Carl R. Sellberg
Carl’s professional career started in technology at Computer Assistance, Inc., a New England consulting firm. There, he advanced to chief operations officer and played a key role expanding the company nationally. When Coopers & Lybrand acquired Computer Assistance, Carl was chosen to manage and expand the technology business. Under his leadership, business grew from $40 million to $400 million in sales, and he became chairman of the International Technology Steering Committee for the last five years of his tenure. Carl has held various senior management positions and directorships for the past 25 years. He was director for Bristol Savings Bank until Webster Bank acquired it. At that point, he became Chairman of its Advisory Board. In 1999, Carl retired from Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Partner and currently serves as a Director for Bio-Globe Tech, Inc., in North Haven, Conn., and as the Director of Chippanee Golf Club in Bristol, Conn.