Management

Moses Ma, Founder and CEO
Moses founded Bizbots in June, 1997, to develop intelligent marketware and to promote new standards for e-commerce. Prior to Bizbots, Moses was CEO of Velocity, leading computer-game publishing company. Moses built the uncapitalized startup into the seventh fastest-growing and eleventh most profitable software publisher. His diverse background spans academia, science, philosophy, business and business theory. In addition to designing several successful software products, Moses has developed a next-generation one-to-one direct marketing system; patented a technology for overcoming network delay latencies over the Internet; and designed an intelligent agent-based war simulation for the U.S. Air Force.

Moses co-authored several Internet standards proposals, including — with IBM — Universal Avatars. Moses obtained a B.S. in theoretical physics— with a minor in Eastern religion and philosophy — from California Institute of Technology. He was a doctoral candidate in theoretical physics at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Les Shinozawa, Chief Financial Officer
In addition to being the CFO, Les also serves as the Vice President of Operations. For 10 years, he worked as CFO for Cellular One — a $500M joint venture partnership between AT&T Wireless and AirTouch Communications. Les also served as its Acting CEO for one year. Prior to that, Les held senior positions with PacTel Cellular and Itel Corporation's Container Leasing Division. He began his career at Xerox Corp., after earning an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business. Les received a BA in English Literature from University of Colorado.

David Ewing, Chief Operating Officer
After participating as Technology Advisor for some time, David has assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer of Bizbots. A seasoned veteran of the e-business industry, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.

In addition to his role at Bizbots, David is also the President of his own company, D.R. Ewing & Associates, a provider of executive and information-system consulting services. Before starting his own firm, he served as Senior Vice President of Systems and CIO of E*TRADE Group, where he took the company through it's initial start-up phase, a successful IPO, and beyond. Prior to that, he was Director of Information Systems at Nellcor Puritan Bennett from 1990 to 1994. He has also served as a manager in the information technology practice at Price Waterhouse and as a manager in the information systems division of Charles Schwab.

Elaine Teoh, Vice President, Engineering
Before joining Bizbots, Elaine was VP of Development at BigWords, a leading e-commerce and destination site for the 18-24 year old demographic. At BigWords, she was responsible for the design, delivery and support of both the front-end website and back-end systems.

Prior to BigWords, Elaine managed PeopleSoft's Web Technologies Group, which delivered products critical to the company's e-business strategy. She also spent six years at Oracle where she moved up the technical ranks to become a Principal Engineer before going into management.

Elaine holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Julie Stevenson, Vice President, Business Development, Sales and Marketing
For the past two years, Julie has been an independent Management and IT Consultant. Before pursuing a consulting path, she worked most recently as the Director of IT for Nellcor Puritan Bennett, where she managed global enterprise and distributed systems. During the nine years at Nellcor Puritan Bennett, she also held various management positions, including several management roles in the IT organization and Professional Services Manager in the HealthCare Information Systems Division. Prior to Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Julie held IT management positions at Castle and Cooke and financial positions at Xerox Corporation. Julie holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA with a concentration in Computer Information Systems.

Harvey Stone, Ph.D, Vice President, Marketing
Harvey comes to Bizbots after successfully running his own communications and event-design company for l5 years. During that time, his executive clients included Adobe, Apple, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Palm, Sun and many others. He has also taught in the MBA program at the University of California at Berkeley, and he has consulted with Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Harvey brings a deep background in the business, technology and infrastructure trends that will shape the market and determine the success of companies in the next 10 years.

 


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