Cambridge Semantics Inc. Company Overview
The vision for Cambridge Semantics is to provide our customers with an open standards based semantic layer along with an enterprise scale information fabric as an overlay that manages common access to all of their organization’s information assets. The implementation of an Anzo Smart Data Lake solution is the first step that a customer can take towards this goal. We regularly help our customers to achieve what initially may seem impossible or perhaps just impossibly impractical, by deploying our multiple breakthrough data management and analytics technologies.
Jobs at Cambridge Semantics Inc.
CEO and Chairman
Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, Charles Pieper was Vice Chairman of Alternative Investments and Managing Director of Credit Suisse within the Asset Management division, based in New York. He was responsible for Alternative Investments Global Joint Ventures and was a member of the Alternative Investment Management Committee.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston in 2004, he held senior operating positions in both private industry and in private equity. During his 18-year career at General Electric (GE), Mr. Pieper served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Japan, Korea, Taiwan; GE Medical Systems Asia; Yokogawa Medical Systems; GE Lighting Europe and GE Trading Co. He joined GE in 1981, after five years in the Navy, including service in Vietnam, and three years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Pieper was also an Operating Partner with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and spearheaded CD&R's European practice and was an executive advisor to Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Pieper is a director of Smart Energy Solutions, China Renaissance Capital Investment, the US National Rowing Foundation, the Head of the Charles regatta, the Princeton National Rowing Association, and Board Advisor to Gulf Capital. He previously served as board member of Global Infrastructure Partners, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners, Mueller Group, Inc., Safilo S.p.A., Wastequip, Advanstar Holdings, Grohe AG, Visant Corporation, Inc., and served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Alliant Foodservice, Inc. and U.S. Office Products, Chairman of the Board of Fairchild Dornier Corporation, Italtel Holding S.p.A. and North American Van Lines and Vice Chairman of Dynatech.
Mr. Pieper received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1969 and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1978.
As President, Alok Prasad brings 25+ years of technology and business experience in building emerging companies and market-facing operations in large corporations. Alok also leads Business Development and Channels at Cambridge Semantics.
In 2000, he co-founded Beacon Photonics, a venture capital fund with Boston University and the Wall Street firm Globalvest. Beacon focused on early-stage investing in IT infrastructure and Life Sciences. Prior to Beacon, he was a Principal at PRTM, an operations management consulting company, subsequently acquired by PWC.
In the 90's, as Vice President, he helped build COBA-M.I.D, a strategy & operations consulting company which was acquired by Renaissance Worldwide and renamed Adventis. At COBA-M.I.D, he worked with software and technology companies.
Alok received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS from Auburn University and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.
Chief Technical Officer
Sean Martin has been on the leading edge of Internet technology innovation since the early nineties. His greatest strength has been the identification and pioneering of next generation software & networking technologies and techniques. Prior to founding Cambridge Semantics he spent fifteen years with IBM Corporation where he was a founder and the technology visionary for the IBM Advanced Internet Technology group. Sean has an astonishing number of Internet "firsts" to his credit. These include inventing and implementing both IBM's first Web application server and content-manager, WOM, along with its distributed Web application hosting environment, the Womplex, not to mention a number of other important web site scaling technologies.
During his time at IBM, Sean was honored with many awards including IBM's Outstanding Technical Innovation award, the Chairman's Award, the IBM Corporation International Star Award, IBM Europe's Technical Excellence award, IBM's Outstanding Technical Achievement award, as well as a special award for rescuing the Web site of the thrilling Kasparov vs. Deep Blue chess match by scaling it to handle the unexpected and unprecedented millions of visitors.
Over the past ten years Sean has become increasingly interested in the application of semantic technology standards in enterprise software. He realized that semantic technologies not only offered fresh approaches to solving problems that he had previously found extremely difficult, but they also presented the opportunity to pioneer solutions that have never before been attempted. In his last project at IBM, Sean directed the design and open-source implementation of theIBM Semantic Layered Research Platform, including the Boca RDF store, a complete re-think of traditional middleware through the use of semantic technologies. His move from IBM to found Cambridge Semantics Inc. in 2007 is a huge vote of confidence that the time for semantically aware applications has arrived.
Sean has written numerous patents and has authored a number of peer reviewed Life Sciences journal articles. He is a native of South Africa, has lived for extended periods in London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, but now makes his home in Boston, MA.
Executive Vice Chairman
Jeffrey Stamen is Executive Vice Chairman at Cambridge Semantics. In this role he is actively involved in developing the company strategy and guiding its execution. He is a seasoned software executive and entrepreneur with experience in both large companies and startups. He has a successful business-building track record and very strong technical credentials, serving on the Board of Directors of four start-ups and one mid-sized public company, as well as being a co-founder of two companies.
Jeff was one of the co-founders of Progress Software, which was based on a product he originally developed at a startup that was sold to GE. Progress Software, now with over $500 million in revenue, offers an applications development platform, along with a relational database intimately tied to it, for greater productivity. Jeff served on the Board for the first three years of the company, and left to join Management Decision Systems (later IRI Software), which developed the first multidimensional On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) product, which was the foundation of Business Intelligence software. Going from head of software development to President of IRI Software, Jeff grew revenues almost ten-fold in eight years and sold the business to Oracle in 1995.
Through 1998, Jeff headed Oracle's OLAP Division as well as its Data Warehousing products and was a member of Larry Ellison's product management committee. Sales of OLAP products went up five-fold during his three year tenure.
After Oracle, Jeff served as CEO of Syncra Systems, a supply chain forecasting and collaboration company, where he helped finalize the product and developed its go-to-market strategy. Syncra was the leader in this space with many major CPG companies and retailers as customers. The company was sold to Retek, which was in turn acquired by Oracle.
From 2005 to 2010, Jeff returned to Progress Software where he headed corporate development and strategy, leading Progress in the acquisition of six companies and developing a new corporate-wide go-to-market strategy.
Jeff graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went on to head a joint MIT-Harvard research project creating the first entity-relationship data base management system for data analysis, before joining the software industry.
VP Financial Services
Marty Loughlin is Vice President, Financial Services at Cambridge Semantics Inc. Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, Marty was the Managing Director for EMC's consulting business in Boston. His 25 year career has focused on helping clients leverage transformative technologies to drive business results, most recently in Cloud and Big Data. Prior to joining EMC in 2005, Marty was co-founder and COO of Granitar, a web consultancy that grew to 250 people in four years and served clients such as State Street Co., The New York Times and Standard & Poor's. Marty began his career in Ireland with Digital Equipment Co. He holds a B. Eng. from Dublin City University and a High Tech MBA from Northeastern University.
VP Engineering, Support
Simon brings to Cambridge Semantics his in-depth experience in a wide range of lead software-engineering roles, spanning support, technical sales, research and product development.
Simon graduated from Oxford Brookes University, England in 1995 with a Bachelor of Engineering Hons.
VP of Finance & Operations
John O'Sullivan has a broad range of financial, operational, business development and consulting experience with early stage, middle market and Fortune 500 companies. John has served in a variety of senior management capacities in early-stage technology companies over the past 10 years. Prior to joining Cambridge Semantics, John was President and CFO of Chemogen, Inc., a venture-backed biotech company that developed and commercially launched a novel medical diagnostic platform for Tuberculosis. Prior to that, John was a principal with Masthead Venture Partners, a technology-based venture capital firm, where he was involved in sourcing investment opportunities, due diligence, negotiating and structuring investment transactions, and monitoring portfolio performance. John began his business career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) with a diverse client base ranging from early-stage technology companies to multi-billion dollar companies. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Maine and an MBA from Northeastern University.
VP of Solutions & Pre-Sales
VP of Marketing
As a leading provider of Semantic middleware, we are dedicated to addressing the needs of our customers and to creating deep, lasting relationships among customers, partners, and colleagues. These lasting relationships start right in our office, which has an open floor plan that fosters collaboration and creativity within and among teams, and houses couches, a beer fridge, and a pool table!
When you become part of the CSI family, you will have access to perks such as partial ownership in the company, 'take what you need' vacation time, and a relaxed dress code (among others)! Our focus on work-life balance and keeping the employee experience human is what makes CSI a great place to work!
"Working at CSI is fun, dynamic, and challeging. No two days are the same, and I learn something new by the hour, not just because the CSI solutions are complex but because the semantic web concepts and problems that the products solve are complex, interesting, and applicable to our virtual lives."
"I really enjoy working at CSI as a whole, but certain aspects about working here have been huge pluses. Everybody here knows each other's names, and it isn't just an 'I work with them' relationship - we're all friends here; even our CEO makes me feel like an old friend."
"My favorite thing about the culture at Cambridge Semantics is the trust we put into our people to take ownership of their work and time. Our management is very hands-off, and each team member is expected to take initiative and move forward with minimal micro-managing."