While working as a school director in the wake of the Virginia tech shootings, Ken wanted a technology that could instantly alert all involved parties on all available channels of communication in the event of an emergency. Not too different from a Wuphf, AlertCloud started as a multichannel one to many system, and evolved into a closed loop automated outbound and response workflow engine.
Following a hybrid strategy of building the company with both with his vision for where cloud computing is heading and, where the market is currently holding to maintain cash flow, AlertCloud had its first profitable year in 2011. Now AlertCloud has focused primarily in healthcarewhere there is a need for automated messaging that can respond and follow up with custom rules based on patient data. Ken is very optimistic about AlertClouds position and prospects as they manage transitions based on the new Accountable Care Act.
Ken was involved with various entrepreneurial start-ups, including MWI Sciences where he developed new molecules for flame retardants, building and managing the company through a liquidity event. After UCLA then his Masters in International Business at Columbia, he traded physical commodities for a decade until he transitioned from molecules to electrons initially in early stage tech startups primarily in managing supply chains and seeking new efficiencies in the application of new technology. Prior employers include tech or sales positions at Bank of America, Ameriquest, IDT, ICC Chemical, Biometrix and Lonza.
As the company expands Ken is thrilled with new staff members and developers that are expanding the company into new market areas and upgrading the technology to new unforeseen levels.
Seth Goldman has over 25 years of experience in applying artificial intelligence and software engineering techniques to solve problems in many domains including financial services, message understanding, and semi-automated forces.
Goldman served in a variety of positions at Bank of America, Countrywide Financial, and Ameriquest Capital during the past 15 years. At Countrywide, he managed the development of one of the first Service Oriented Architectures in the industry to support automated underwriting that is still in use today. As Senior Vice President, Architect Executive at BAC, Goldman managed a team of architects to support various technology groups. As Strategic Technology Officer at Ameriquest Capital, Goldman worked closely with the CIO and Chief Architect to review technology initiatives and strategy.
Prior to joining Countrywide, Goldman was a research staff member of Hughes Research Laboratories (HRL) where he helped develop a financial expert system for global asset allocation, competed in DARPA sponsored message understanding competitions, and worked on automated planning through task decomposition.
Goldman holds an S.M. degree in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from UCLA and an S.B. degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Josh spent the first 13 years of his career helping create and market computer and video games. While working at Microsoft, DreamWorks Interactive, Kalisto Entertainment and Arena.net, he acted as a producer, marketer, business development manager, and operations manager. After working on many top 10 titles and doing the business planning and and capital raising for multiple start up companies, Josh left the games industry to pursue his interests in trading, venture capital, and business consulting.
Since 2002, Josh has been developing and trading his own and his customer’s algorithms. In 2004, Josh passed the Series 3 commodities and futures contracts license exam and has become an Approved Principal, Registered Associated Person, Approved Branch Manager, and an Approved NFA Associate Member. Josh has also consulted with a number of startup companies on business strategy, fundraising, and product development.
As Director of Quality Assurance, Blumka leads a team of software engineers and managers, quality assurance specialists, and technical writers to develop the feature set for AlertCloud software products. He continually seeks out technology innovations and evaluates the competitive landscape to ensure AlertCloud remains best-in-class for the multiple industries AlertCloud serves.
Blumka has 15+ years of experience developing software systems for Healthcare companies. He began his career as a Software Engineer at Aetna Systems, and later became a Software Consultant at Blue Cross.
Prior to joining AlertCloud he served as Director of R&D at Quadratica Technology Corporation. In this role he led a large international team of programmers in both the U.S. and India.
Blumka earned his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He also holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Tulane University.
He maintains a hands-on role in the dev
Michelle’s marketing experience ranges from working on top tier brands such as Dove Soap and Nature Made Vitamins to heading the marketing department for start-up Genealogy.com which she helped grow into one of the top ten subscription sites on the Internet.
Michelle has worked in corporate, start-up, agency and non-profit environments, developing market and product line strategies, managing marketing campaigns, developing brand identities, launching new products and more. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and a Master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sebastion is a 20-year technology industry veteran, with experience leading engineering teams at startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. With the advent of cloud computing, and an increased ability to leverage on-demand resources for demanding applications, Mr. Gaerlick developed an expertise in rapidly building and scaling applications which require negligible management overhead, while serving millions of simultaneous users.
At Countrywide, he managed the development and regularly scheduled release process of the automated underwriting system. At eJones, he delivered the world’s first online collaboration system backed by a prediction market, enabling a variety of applications to expose a simple, intuitive, and quantitative method of establishing group opinion, continuously and in real-time. At FlipClips, he built the world’s first print-on-demand fulfillment system for keepsakes created from personal video files, incorporating a scaleable real-time digital video processing engine.
Mr. Gaerlick has a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA.