Kris Ramanathan, CEO/Co-Founder
Kris is a technology entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience building and growing software companies. Prior to co-founding netomat, Kris was the Founder and CEO of MemberTree.com, an internet startup with operations in the US and India helping “brick and mortar” communities such as professional societies, trade associations and other not-for-profit groups use the internet to strengthen and broaden member relationships.
Before MemberTree.com, Kris ran U.S. operations for Financial Models Company, Inc. a global financial software company based in Canada. He helped grow the US subsidiary from a 3-person team in New York to a profitable division with offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego and built their customer service, consulting and business development organizations from the ground up. Kris was also instrumental in acquiring some of the world’s largest investment firms as clients, including Citibank, Barclays, Bankers Trust, Invesco, Janus, MFS and UBS.
Kris sits on the Board of SDR, a medical drug delivery startup in New Jersey, and is an angel investor in other startups. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance from SMU in Dallas, Texas.
Maciej Wisniewski, Founder/Chief Scientist
Creator of the netomat software, Maciej Wisniewski is an internationally respected digital artist and programmer whose work focuses on the underlying social impact of technology and networks.
Prior to founding netomat, Maciej worked as an Advanced Programmer at ibm.com (formerly known as the IBM Corporate Internet Programs) where he was responsible for developing ibm.com’s XML strategy as well as numerous advanced web prototype applications. While at IBM, Maciej also co-authored a chapter for the XML Handbook by Charles Goldfarb, the creator of SGML.
Maciej has also been responsible for the creation of many high profile digital art projects which have featured the synthesis of powerful, cutting-edge technology, forward thinking ideas and engrossing presentations. Maciej’s projects — including Tele-Touch, Jackpot, Scanlink, Turnstile and netomat — have been shown at museums and galleries throughout the world including the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Fransisco Art Institute, the New Media Center at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany and the Guggenheim Museum, SoHo.
Maciej earned his M.F.A. at Hunter College, New York and completed post-graduate studies at the Institute for General Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
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