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Jon Jaroker

Software CTO | Software Product Development | Emerging Technologies | Entrepreneur | Engineer and MBA

Location
New York, New York
Industry
Computer Software
Current
  1. SOFIns
Previous
  1. Columbia Ventures Corporation,
  2. Hana Micron Limited,
  3. BullDog TeleWorks
Education
  1. New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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SOFIns

SOFIns

Founder and CTO

– Present

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Background

Summary

CTO of Saas IT automation and remote access service, SOFIns.

Over twenty years' experience commercializing new technologies, launching new services and starting new ventures. Skilled in identifying emerging products and services. Successful roles in new service deployment, product management, software development and new venture management.

MBA in Finance and Information Systems from NYU Stern School of Business.

B.S.E. Electrical Engineering degree and certificate in Engineering Physics from Princeton University.

Experience

Founder and CTO

SOFIns
– Present (6 years 7 months)New York, NY

Inventor and founder of an IT automation and remote access system for the delivery of advanced services such as data recovery, malware removal, forensics and remote installation and configuration of server-side software.

VP New Business Development

Columbia Ventures Corporation
(3 years)Vancouver, WA

Identified opportunities and deployed new services for Columbia Ventures Corporation, a private investment company that bought and operated mid-sized telecom firms. Worked in New York, NY and Dublin, Ireland.

VP Product Development

Hana Micron Limited
(1 year 6 months)

Launched new consumer service and identified consumer product opportunities for Hana Micron, a Samsung Electronics spin-off company manufacturing solid-state memory devices such as USB Flash Drives. Operated in New York, NY and Seoul, South Korea.

Founder

BullDog TeleWorks
(3 years)

Founded and operated a service company that combined salesforce automation tools with a hosted phone system to allow sales organizations, law firms and consultancies to automatically capture and process communication events with their clients.

VP New Business Development

Webley Systems
(1 year 2 months)

Started new services and built partnerships for Webley Systems, a pioneer of SIP-based Unified Communications services to small and medium businesses and the first company to offer a voice-activated hosted PBX to mobile professionals. Operated in New York, NY, Washington DC and Chicago, Illinois.

Director of Business Development

Net2Phone
(8 months)

Led Net2Phone’s $15 million investment in and licensing agreement with Webley Systems and coordinated with AOL, a co-investor. Product manager for company's unified messaging service. Transitioned to Webley Systems after investment closed.

New Venture Development Manager

Lucent Technologies - New Ventures Group
(2 years)Murray Hill, NJ

Networked with Bell Labs engineers and scientists to identify technologies that may be commercialized and spun-out of Lucent as startup ventures. Led over 15 commercialization projects that resulted in two successful startup companies.

Product Manager (Intern)

Lucent Technologies - Advanced Technologies Group
(4 months)

Product manager for Lucent Digital Video's MPEG-2 encoder. Developed market forecast for SD and HD encoder sales. Published market forecast in Stern Business Journal (1998)

IT Administrator

Hay Group
(1 year 9 months)

Managed the network, hardware and software systems of a 70-person consulting office in Jersey City before starting business school.

Founder

S. C. Research Corp
(4 years)

Sold and serviced Inmarsat earth stations to aluminum mining and smelting firms in Ukraine and West Africa.

Founder, Chief Support Technician

IT Wizards
(1 year)New York, NY

Founded and operated an IT support help desk to provide onsite PC repair and training to consumers and small businesses in the New York City area.

Publications

Digital Television Market Forecast

Stern Journal
May 1998

Digital television (DTV), the most innovative technological advance for the mass medium since the start of television broadcasting in the 1930s, brings vast new capabilities to the medium; along with an array of technological and market uncertainties. Consumers, most of whom have never seen DTV – let alone the higher resolution and wider screen high-definition digital television (HDTV) – are delaying purchases of large-screen TVs for fear of buying soon-to-be obsolete analog receivers. Broadcasters are uncertain of how best to exploit the new technology – whether they will even broadcast HDTV – and have alternately opposed and embraced the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) mandate to “go digital.” Issued in 1997, this mandate represents the only undebatable aspect of DTV: all television broadcasters are required to begin broadcasting at least one DTV channel by 2006. Given market and technological uncertainties, it is difficult to predict the broadcast landscape in the next few years. With their market share steadily eroding by the growing popularity of cable and other television competitors, can broadcasters capitalize on this technology to reverse declining audience share?

Surface Condition in the Plasma-CVD of a-Si:H,F from SiF4 and H2(Link)

MRS Proceedings
1988

We present a detailed study of the growth of a-Si:H,F from SiF4 and H4. The growth surface appears to have a high density of surface states. These surface states can be thermally relaxed by keeping the films at growth temperature after the termination of growth, suggesting that the states were created during film growth. When frozen in, the surface state density is found to depend on the conditions during film growth. The density is related to the sharpness of the valence band tail as measured by the Urbach Energy. We believe that a reaction on the growth surface resulting in fluorine elimination creates these surface states and also affects the formation of the Si-network.

Authors:
  • Jon Jaroker,
  • A. Maruyama,
  • D. S. Shen,
  • V. Chu,
  • J. Z. Liu,
  • I. Campbell,
  • P. M. Fauchet,
  • S. Wagner

Courses

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Probability and Statistics
  • Financial Information Systems

Princeton University

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Programming

Languages

  1. Russian

Projects

Integration and Automated Deployment of Open Source Packages(Link)

SOFIns first product is the integration of nginx, wordpress, webtrees and numerous software pieces into a fully configured solution for personal genealogists. FindFollow (http://findfollow.com) is a demonstration site of this product.

Skills

  • Software Product...
  • Software Development
  • System Architecture
  • Software Sales
  • Software Quality...
  • New Ventures
  • New Concepts
  • New Venture Development
  • Telecom Infrastructure
  • Open Source Software
  • IT Operations
  • Strategy Development
  • New Business Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Product Design
  • Application Architecture
  • Strategy
  • Product Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Mobile Devices
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • VoIP
  • SaaS
  • Cloud Computing
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Patents

Education

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

MBA, Finance and Information Systems

• Awarded Stern Fellowship and named Stern Scholar
• Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
• Published, “Market Assessment of Digital Television,” Stern Business Journal, 1998
• Co-developed www.ski.com business plan

Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

Russian Language

• Russian language study in Moscow
• Lived in an apartment in Moscow during summer after Princeton

Princeton University

BSE and Cert. Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering and Physics

• Received Charles Ira Young Memorial Thesis Research Award
• Awarded Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowship
• Completed graduation requirements for both Electrical Engineering and Physics departments
• Student researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories and David Sarnoff Research Center

Honors & Awards

* Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow, 1990

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