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Davorin Kuchan – Chief Executive Officer
Davorin is the CEO of Sparkling Logic. He rejoined his Neuron Data colleagues from Capbridge Ventures, a Strategic Corporate Venture Capital investment firm he co-founded. Prior to that, Davorin spent a number of years at Texas Instruments, global semiconductor leader, after his last M&A exit with Telogy Networks. At TI, he managed corporate venture and innovation and ran their global EMSI/Flextronics business. Read More
Earlier in his career, Davorin held strategic, business development and sales management positions at Neuron Data/Blaze Software (IPO, then acquisition by Fair Isaac Corp.), Saber Software / Centerline, NuThena Systems and IBM/AST. With over 20 years of combined experience, Davorin contributes significant operational and market expertise in broad technology fields spanning SW, HW and solutions.
He was recognized as a global innovation leader on the “Powerlist 100”, for 2012 and 2013 by Global Corporate Venturing and is a frequent industry speaker and author on the topic of corporate venture capital and innovation. A seasoned entrepreneur, Davorin also founded and managed several startups including Old World Spirits, IdeasByDesign.com, SiliconHostel.com, TipAttic Ventures and serves on the advisory boards of several stealth startups.
Davorin speaks English, Croatian and French. He earned a BS in Computer Science, a BS in International Business, a Minor in French Language / Literature and an MBA and Clausen Fellowship at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business with focus on PE/Venture Capital Finance and Entrepreneurship.
In his spare time, he sings in a parish choir and loves to play his vintage accordions to his wife Lucy and their two daughters. Davorin is also a private pilot and the third generation winemaker and master distiller. He lives in Palo Alto, California. Close
Carole-Ann Berlioz – Co-Founder and CPO
Carole-Ann is a renowned guru in the Analytics, Decision Management and Business Rules space. She created the vision for Decision Management that is widely adopted now in the industry. Her claim to fame is managing the strategy and direction of Blaze Advisor, a leading BRMS / Business Rules product, while she also managed all the Decision Management tools at FICO (business rules, predictive analytics and optimization). Read More
She has a vision for Decision Management both as a technology and a discipline that can revolutionize the way corporations do business, and will never get tired of painting that vision for her audience. She speaks often at Industry conferences and has conducted university classes in France and Washington DC.
She started her career building advanced systems using all kinds of technologies — expert systems, business rules, optimization, dashboarding and cubes, web search, and beta version of database replication. At Cleversys (acquired by Kurt Salmon & Associates), she also conducted strategic consulting gigs around change management.
While playing with advanced software components, she found a passion for technology and joined ILOG (acquired by IBM) where she developed a growing interest in Optimization as well as Business Rules. At ILOG she coined the term BRMS (Business Rules Management System) while brainstorming with her Sales counterpart. She led the Presales organization for Telecom in the Americas up until 2000 when she joined Blaze Software (acquired by Brokat Technologies, HNC Software and finally FICO).
Her 360-degree experience has allowed her to gain appreciation for all aspects of a software company, giving her a unique perspective on the business. Her technical background kept her very much in touch with technology as she advanced.
Carlos Serrano-Morales – Co-Founder and CTO
Carlos has spent a fair part of his professional adventures in the AI, Analytics, Decision Management and Business Rules world. After graduating from the top Mathematics schools in France, he worked on major European technology projects as well as at the European Space Agency. He joined AI pioneer Neuron Data in its early days, worked on Nexpert, expert system leader, and then was at the origin of Blaze Advisor which helped bring about the BRMS / Business Rules revolution to business applications.Read More
He was responsible for all Decision Management technologies at FICO, including Predictive Analytics, Business Rules, Decision Optimization, as well as the company’s Enterprise Architecture group. He is a passionate development and product leader.
He has two kids he is extremely proud of, and who are on their way to becoming major players in the endeavors they choose for themselves.
When he is not involved in his work or his kids, Carlos loves listening to music (a little peculiar in his choices), reading Latin American, French or American literature (in particular short novels), watching movies (mostly French) and driving through the curves on Skyline or any challenging road. He is waiting for the post-mid-life crisis to hit hard, then buy a motorbike and do his own “long way down” trip.
Carlos also encourages all to participate in and contribute to humanitarian causes to help relieve the hardship that is everyday life for so many, in particular kids. A dollar spent for the education or preventive medical care of a young kid in Haiti is worth a world in long-term benefits for the kid and society.
Of course, Carlos is passionate about anything related to Predictive Analytics, Prescriptive Analytics, Big Data, Decision Management and Business Rules.
Robert Cooper – VP of Sales
Bob has successfully run sales operations ranging from start-ups to greater than $250M in annual revenues. He joins Sparkling Logic after prior sales executive roles most recently with IBM and ILOG SA. Bob has a bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario; and studied graduate business at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and daughter. Bob is active in community programs that include Arlington and Fairfax County youth sports and, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Johan Majoor – VP of Software Development
Johan has been the driving force behind the engines that drive a variety of Analytics, Decision Management and Business Rules technology solutions. He has been responsible architecture, design and implementation of handling big data, high performance, high availability, advanced algorithms for operational decision systems. For over 20 years he has been working in development and as a leader to create products that can handle the demands of the modern enterprise.
Marc Lerman – VP of User Experience
Marc was one of the early lead technical architects of the Blaze Advisor IDE at FICO, after a few years spent working on Neuron Data’s Nexpert expert system, and Open Interface (a cross-platform UI toolkit). He also worked as a consultant for government and large institutions on software design and methodology, as well as on performance improvement of applications in production. Marc holds an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He is based in Paris, France.
Colleen McClintock – VP of Products
Colleen has been a software product leader in decision management and business rules technology at ILOG SA and IBM. She lead the vision and effort to evolve JRules to the market leading business rules platform acquired by IBM in 2009. At IBM, she worked with IBM research on advanced decision management projects and lead the integration of process and decision discovery in IBM’s cloud offering. Earlier in her career she co-founded and ran a consulting company that specialized in developing business rule solutions for large corporate clients.