Mosaic Management Team
Gerard Murphy – CEO
Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s pentax while on family vacations. Later, Gerard was lucky enough to travel the world on business trips where between conference rooms and hotels, he was able to snap thousands of pictures using his trusty Nikon.
Gerard has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience. In addition to his Babson MBA, Gerard has been the lead sales and marketing guy at several Boston area startups. Most recently working at a marketing automation startup that went from 4 employees to the Inc 500.
Gerard has been honored to judge many entrepreneurship contests for Babson College and other organizations in the Boston area. He is also a board member on the New Hampshire High Tech Council.
Gerard lives in Nashua, NH with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Caroline and son James. He shoots on a Nikon and uses Lightroom on both his Mac and PC.
Andy Young – CTO
Andy helped come up with the idea of Mosaic by combining his love of photography and his professional experience cataloging, indexing and retrieving large datasets. After taking several thousand photos he realized that he could apply some of the same storage techniques he developed as a software engineer to his photo collection.
Andy has been working professionally as a software and database engineer for over 10 years in various large and small companies. He also has a passion for product management and developing software that delights customers.
Andy lives in Groton, MA with his wife Robin, daughters Anna and Maddy and son Ben. He shoots on a Canon and uses Lightroom and Aperture on his Mac.
Additional Mosaic Board of Directors
Jeremy is a founder and CEO of Dyn. Jeremy brings his garage-tech enthusiasm and knowledge to Mosaic. In over 10 years at Dyn, Jeremy has done it all from shipping to customer service to talking tech with some of the biggest brands on the Internet. Under his leadership, Dyn has become the fastest-growing DNS provider in the world, helping nurture a free open-source project into a vibrant technology company that currently boasts more than four million customers and growing.
Jeremy was honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2008 Young Entrepreneur of the Year (New Hampshire). He is also a Union-Leader 40 Under 40 winner and was listed in NH Magazine’s “It List 2011″.
Jeremy lives in Manchester, NH, with wife Liz, son, Matthew and daughter, Catherine. He takes thousands of photos with his Nikon and organizes them with Lightroom on his Mac.
Ben Littauer is a business and technology management consultant with expertise in Internet and communications technologies, as well as healthcare IT. Currently he spends most of his time as an active angel investor. He is also a mentor and member of the advisory board at The Capital Network. Ben has also been a judge for both Mass Challenge and the MITX Innovation Awards.
Ben was co-founder, President, and CTO of Baranof Software, the leading vendor of service-level management software for messaging and Internet applications. Baranof was sold to Tally Systems in 1997.
He has worked for Cisco Systems, Tumbleweed Communications, On Technology, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Lotus, and BBN. In addition he has worked with a number of startup ventures including LocaModa.com, Zion.com, and CafeAbroad.com. He has spoken at the Open Group, The New England HIPAA Workgroup, ISSA, and numerous other conferences and events. Ben was also an analyst with Ferris Research and Baroudi Bloor International.
Ben lives in Bedford, MA with his wife Kathy. He uses Lightroom on his Mac.
Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm. Wasabi invests time and/or money into promising start-ups and entrepreneurs. Wasabi takes active advisory roles in portfolio companies by leveraging a dedicated staff of over 40 specialists. Wasabi has a proven track record of success.
Mosaic was added as a Portfolio company after winning the first VentureX pitch contest.
Wasabi has invested in Mosaic. In addition Mosaic is using Wasabi’s development, sales, marketing and management resources.
John brings 20+ years of experience executing business strategies and maximizing the Return On Investment (ROI) for high-tech business founders and investors. John’s early career focused on the growth and management of small, defense/federal high-tech businesses. More recently, John has been active in tech angel investing, real estate projects and advisory services.
John is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has served in various management and sales roles for DRS Codem Systems, Innovative Wireless Technologies, SoneSys and Elkridge Real Estate Investors. John is currently on the Board of Directors of More Than Wheels.
John gets tremendous satisfaction from seeing a company grow and founders achieve success. John looks for opportunities to make the world a better place through entrepreneurial endeavors.
Matt Pierson has founded and/or funded numerous start-up and early stage high tech companies. In 1996, he co-founded DTC Communications, building the company to $30 million in revenue before selling it to Cobham plc, in 2004. In 2008, he co-founded JitterGram, one of the first companies to develop a social CRM platform for use by small to medium sized enterprises. JitterGram was acquired by the Meltwater Group in 2011.
Matt has been named Exporter of the Year (1993), New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year (2003), and the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics Entrepreneur of the Year (2012). Matt is an active angel investor, as well as sits on the board of numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations, including Nanocomp Technologies, the New Hampshire High Technology Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Semester at Sea®. He is a Managing Director at Dunn Rush & Co., a Boston based investment banking firm, where he focuses on defense and technology M&A transactions.
Mitch Russo started his public life as the lead guitarist of a rock band called Absolutely Free. Since then, Mitch has been quite productive. In 1985, Mitch co-founded Timeslips Corp, which grew to become the largest time tracking software company in the world. In 1994, Timeslips Corp was sold to Sage, plc. While at Sage, Mitchell went on to run all of Sage U.S. as Chief Operating Officer, a division with 300 people with a market cap in excess of $100M.
Mitch was nominated for Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” on two separate occasions, 1989 and 1991. In 2000, Mitch became the CEO of FurnitureFan, Inc.. Mitch raised $10M for FurnitureFan and made it the most visited furniture-shopping site in the world.
After, Mitch joined long time friend Chet Holmes as President, later to join forces with Tony Robbins and together created Business Breakthroughs, Int’l,. Mitch is the President and CEO. An avid travel and landscape photographer, Mitch’s work won 1st prize with The Sierra Club in 1994. Mitch is always checking for a full moon in Iceland and has been known to disappear in a moment’s notice. Mitch’s work can be seen at LensTraveler18.