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About the eVision Team

eVision was founded and is run by a diverse team of experienced business leaders and technologists. The company provides Visual Search Technology, a cost effective, revenue generating, bottom-line enhancing digital media solution.

Dr. Mat Malladi
Cofounder, CEO
Dr. Malladi is an executive with more than 20 years' experience in technology transfer, business development, acquisitions/alliances, and strategic planning. He has extensive experience in evaluating and negotiating successful, new technology, business opportunities. With Reliance Industries, Dr. Malladi served as the Vice President of New Business Development. He also spent 18 years at Mobil Oil. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Srinivas (Cnu) Sista
Cofounder, Vice President Research & Development
Dr. Sista is eVision’s chief product architect. He has more than 10 years’ experience in the digital signal/image-processing field. His expertise covers everything from video coding to multi-media, DSP, communications, content-based information retrieval, multi-scale image processing, pattern/shape recognition, multi-rate signal processing, and statistical estimation methods. Dr. Sista holds a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Purdue University.

Kasu Sista
Cofounder, Vice President Technology
Mr. Sista has served as a Principal Consultant and has 20 years’ experience in strategy, architecture, analysis, modeling, and design information systems. He spent two years each, working as a Principal Consultant at Navigant Consulting and Metzler & Associates. Prior to that, Mr. Sista founded and served as Principal for Links Technology. He holds a MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Peter Giegoldt
Vice President Operations
Mr. Giegoldt brings more than 32 years of diverse business, consulting, and operational management experience to eVision. He has served as Director at Navigant Consulting; as Senior Vice President at SEI Corporation; and as Vice President at the Chicago Board of Options. Mr. Giegoldt has extensive operational expertise in new business start-ups, corporate restructuring, business process re-engineering, systems development and implementation. He holds a MBA in Systems Management from DePaul University.

Todd Lohenry
Director, Business Development
Mr. Lohenry is a seasoned business development manager with extensive experience in the Digital Asset Management Market. He has spent the past 5 years working in senior sales management positions for Apple Computer, Inc. and CDXC. Prior to this, he held business development and technical positions with leading systems integrators Inacom, Entex Information Services, and CompuCom Systems, Inc. Mr. Lohenry holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts Degree in German Language from Illinois State University.

Al Chou
Director, Product Management
Mr. Chou has over 18 years' experience in software consulting, design, and development for databases and e-commerce infrastructures. His strengths are in software related strategic consulting, vendor management, product procurement, and new product introduction. Mr. Chou has extensive experience at BP-Amoco in a variety of information technology related technical and management capacities. He also spent a year at Computer Sciences Corporation as a consultant. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and a MBA in Information Systems Management from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Gregory Richardson
Director, Research and Development
Mr. Richardson has over 25 years of experience in designing and building systems to support financial services and distributed scientific analysis products using advanced technologies on high performance workstations and microcomputers. He has worked in database, A1, and conventional environments. He has particular expertise in distributed processing and large database environments.

Joe Sebastian
Manager, Quality Assurance
Mr. Sebastian has 8 years' experience in diverse software development and systems administration environments. For three years, prior to joining eVision, he managed a large multi-vendor IT infrastructure in a Fortune 500 computer services organization. Prior to that, he managed hardware/software/support operations for a software vendor. He has worked in many vertical industries including IT Consulting, Banking, Accounting, Construction, and Point-of-Sale on a wide variety of platforms ranging from PCs to minicomputers. Hardware and software integration, UNIX and NT systems, InterNetwork Routing and Switching, Win32 programming, and SQL are among his skills.

 

    Business Advisory Board

Dr. Mat Malladi
Cofounder, CEO, eVision
Dr. Malladi is an executive with more than 20 years experience in technology transfer, business development, acquisitions/alliances, and strategic planning. He has extensive experience in evaluating and negotiating successful, new technology, business opportunities. With Reliance Industries, Dr. Malladi served as the Vice President of New Business Development. He also spent 18 years at Mobil Oil. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Peter Giegoldt
Vice President Operations, eVision
Mr. Giegoldt brings more than 32 years of diverse business, consulting, and operational management experience to eVision. He has served as Director at Navigant Consulting; as Senior Vice President at SEI Corporation; and as Vice President at the Chicago Board of Options. Mr. Giegoldt has extensive operational expertise in new business start-ups, corporate restructuring, business process re-engineering, systems development and implementation. He holds a MBA in Systems Management from DePaul University.

Thakur Sharma
President, Reliance Infocom, Inc. (USA)
Mr. Sharma recently joined Reliance Infocom, Inc. to oversee their corporate business units and investments in the US. Prior to joining Reliance, he spent 29 years at Chemtex International Inc., where he served as the Senior Management Executive responsible for international marketing and new business development. Mr. Sharma has extensive international sales and marketing experience, and established several successful, joint ventures during his tenure with Chemtex.

Ron Rassin
Partner with Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.
Mr. Rassin is an attorney with 34 years’ experience. He concentrates on the areas of corporate/transactional, real estate, and litigation. His firm employs 30 attorneys and has considerable experience in e-commerce practice areas, including site-usage agreements, e-contracts, web sites, establishment and protection of domain names, trademarks, service marks, and the sale of goods and services in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketplace.

Michael Moon
President, GISTICS, Inc.
Mr. Moon is the Cofounder of an internationally recognized research and consulting firm called GISTICS, which was established in 1987. Prior to that, he worked at several prominent Silicon Valley market research and advertising firms including Regis McKenna, and Lutat, Battey and Associates. Moon has also advised Altos Computer, Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, MicroFocus, Seagate Technology, Shugart Associates, SofTech Microsystems, and other technology companies. Moon holds a degree in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mr. Moon is a well-known author, lecturer, and evangelist in the digital asset management community.

R. J. Siegel
Cofounder and Principal Partner of vCatalyze
Mr. Siegel was on the original Mac team at Apple Computer and has been an industry consultant for the last 2 decades. He has consulted with numerous international clients on various technology subjects and specializes in corporate communications and high-end graphics technology. Mr. Siegel currently works for vCatalyze, where he focuses on building strategic relationships between small businesses and potential investors.

Dr. Fred Sturdivant
Chairman, Reinventures, Inc.
Dr. Sturdivant is the Chairman of Reinventures, an executive education, e-learning, coaching, and consulting firm. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and spent the first 10 years of his career as Professor of Business Administration and Marketing at the University of California, Ohio State University, and Harvard Business School. Dr. Sturdivant is the author of more than 12 books and 50 articles covering business and marketing management. He brings 38 years of diverse marketing and management experience to the eVision business advisory board.

    Technical Advisory Board

Eric Camplin
Chief Operating Officer of PIOCON Technologies, Inc.
PIOCON is an e-technology consulting firm based in Chicago. Mr. Camplin has more than 18 years of technology and management experience. He has expertise in data warehousing, application design/development, and relational database management. Mr. Camplin has been involved with several, successful technology businesses including PIOCON Technologies, Navigant Consulting, Saraswati Systems, Spectrum Group, and Oracle Corporation. He holds a BS in Education from Valparaiso University.

Steven Feuerstein
President, PL Solutions
Mr. Feuerstein is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language. He is the author of 5 books on PL/SQL. Mr. Feuerstein has also provided strategic consulting on development projects to many companies including McDonald’s, Symantec, SHL Systemhouse, Platinum Technology, Quest Software, Compuware, CNA Insurance, and others. He is currently a member of the board of directors for Crossroads Funds, chief technology counsel of HA LO industries and President of PL/Solutions.

Peter Giegoldt
Vice President Operations, eVision
Mr. Giegoldt brings more than 32 years of diverse business, consulting and operational management experience to eVision. He has served as Director at Navigant Consulting; as Senior Vice President at SEI Corporation; and as Vice President at the Chicago Board of Options. Mr. Giegoldt has extensive operational expertise in new business start-ups, corporate restructuring, business process re-engineering, systems development and implementation. He holds a MBA in Systems Management from DePaul University.

Dr. Rangasami L. Kashyap
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Kashyap has 34 years of experience in automatic controls, pattern recognition, image processing, and databases. He is a leading authority on these topics and serves as a consultant to General Electric. Dr. Kashyap holds a Ph.D in Pattern Classification from Harvard University, and is currently Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University.

Mark Lesswing
Chief Technology Officer, yesmail.com™
During his 20-year technology career, Mr. Lesswing has been instrumental in the development and implementation of technology systems and strategies. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Resource Information Management Solutions (RIMS) where he successfully directed his staff in the implementation of a number of time- and cost-saving business solutions.

Kasu Sista
Cofounder, Vice President Technology, eVision
Mr. Sista has served as a Principal Consultant and has 20 years’ experience in strategy, architecture, analysis, modeling, and design information systems. He spent two years each, working as a Principal Consultant at Navigant Consulting and Metzler & Associates. Prior to that, Mr. Sista founded and served as Principal for Links Technology. He holds a MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Hugo Toledo
Director of Engineering, DaVinci Software
Mr. Toledo comes to the eVision Technology Advisory Board with 2 decades of experience in the design and deployment of distributed systems. An industry-recognized author and speaker on best practices in Oracle-based distributed systems, he is also a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

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