Bryan Rishforth - ChairmanBryan is the Founder and Managing Principal of R&R Global Partners, LLC, an international private investment firm which specializes in retail, commercial real estate, growth technology and franchise development. He brings over 25 years of experience with GE Capital leading business segments through successful global expansions and product launches. Upon leaving GE Capital in 2005 Bryan served as a senior executive providing private equity operations management and buyout advisory services. Bryan is a founding Board Member of TiE Philadelphia Chapter and Chair of its Charter Membership Committee. He has been a long time member of The Union League of Philadelphia. Bryan is an Electrical and Computer Engineering Eta Kappa Nu honors graduate from Drexel University and an alumnus of GE’s Executive Development, Corporate Audit Staff and Advanced Six Sigma programs (certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt).
Greg McStravick - Chief Executive OfficerMr. Greg McStravick has more than 20 years of progressive experience in technology solution selling, sales management, regional general management and global management. Before joining Graphite GTC, Greg held senior positions across SAP, such as GM and Global Head of Platform GTM and President, U.S. He served as the global vice president of worldwide sales and operations for GartnerG2, where he was responsible for the development of channel strategies, sales operations, marketing, product development and staffing. He also worked for Xerox Corporation’s Northeast and New England operations, serving as vice president and general manager. He is a Director of Life is good. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Tagnetics, Inc. since January 21, 2015. Mr. McStravick holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University and earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University
Chris Gali - President & CofounderChris is a seasoned C-Level executive and visionary with over 20 years of experience in the Insurance and software development industries. Mr. Gali has successfully developed a policy administration system for the insurance industry that was acquired by Oracle in 2008. His innate ability to anticipate business needs and think outside the box has proven successful in his development of Graphite Studio. His proven team leadership skills are invaluable in creating and motivating a cohesive start up team. Chris holds a MS in Computer Science from Temple University as well as a MS in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College (Trichy, India).
Shawn Wagner - Chief Technology OfficerWith over 15 years experience in Software Development transforming businesses. His expertise include, growing development teams and technology to maturity. Shawn has proven success developing enterprise mission critical software across many industries. His innate ability to anticipate business needs and think outside the box has proven successful in his development of Graphite Studio. He has held positions at AdminServer, Oracle, FAST and is a founding member of Graphite GTC. He has an MS in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Meredith McGrath - Director of Business DevelopmentMeredith brings over 20 years experience of proven performance in relationship management, business development, and process management in rapidly changing environments such as, healthcare, public sector and technology. She has worked in B2B as management for major corporations and non-profits. Meredith brings a unique combination of skillsets to her role compiled from a diverse background crossing many markets and functionalities. Meredith received her BA in Business from Widener University.
Edward Czajka - Director of InfrastructureAs GraphiteGTC’s Senior Network/System/Cloud administrator, Ed has strong experience managing server infrastructures across Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS platforms and VMWare/Hyper-V. In addition he has strong expertise in AWS/Azure cloud based infrastructure. His duties and responsibilities also include managing the company’s Active Directory, TFS, Office365, routers, switches, wireless access points, and firewall appliances. His contributions also include several features and enhancements to the GraphiteGTC platform. Ed has held senior leadership positions with both Oracle and AdminServer. Ed received his formal computer education at Drexel University.
Mathew Melucci - Sr. VP of Emerging TechnologyMatt is a senior software developer with over 13 years experience. Adept at application development, testing, and optimization and experience with mobile application development, he coordinates ground-up planning, programming and implementation for large enterprise applications. He has held positions at AdminServer, Oracle, FAST, EquiSoft and helped start Graphite GTC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Widener University and a Masters of Science in Computer Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He helps to ensure the Graphite platform supports the latest available technologies and remains the cutting edge tool it is.