Michael Frank – President & CEO
Michael brings over 25 years of experience in the high technology sector in operations, business development, mergers / acquisitions, and raising funding in the capital markets. Michael is President of Mifran Consulting focusing on strategic planning and business development for emerging companies. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sprylogics International Corporation., a software company focused on semantic and local search and also served as a consultant until March 2014. Additionally, he was Executive Vice President of Hutchison Avenue Software, one of the first real-time online stock quote platforms, where he was instrumental in the sale of the company to Intuit Corporation. He also served as Vice President of Business Development at BrandEra.com, a Nasdaq-listed online marketplace for the advertising community.
Early in his career, Michael started as a Principal with Woods Gordon (Ernst Young) , where he managed a variety of projects and consulting assignments across key vertical markets. As Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Medcomsoft Inc., he developed and managed all strategic partnerships to accelerate market penetration in the healthcare industry. Michael has held senior sales/marketing roles at Data General and NCR.
Michael is a graduate of McGill University.
Khurram Qureshi – Chief Financial Officer
Khurram brings more than 25 years experience in the field of accounting and corporate finance. Khurram qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and has held Chief Financial Officer positions at Slyce Inc., Augustine Ventures Inc. and Lingo Media Corporation. He has been a key member on several merger and acquisition teams, while working in industry.
Manish Dixit – Chief Technology Officer
Manish is a visionary with over 17 years of industry experience managing meduim to large size enterprise software projects. He has spent extensive time growing and building successful teams (North America and India) and has been part of several successful technology start-up companies. Prior to starting Apt Software Canada, Manish was head of Canadian operations for Basil Communications (www.basilglobal.com: a global creative production agency serving the media industry). At Basil, he was a force behind successfully setting up several virtual studios for advertising agencies in Toronto. Manish was key member in the growth of Basil team from 20 people to over 100 people. He has also spent several years of his career in Silicon Valley. He was a member of the technical staff for the Tornado Development team, and a strategic integrator of several third party tools at Wind River Systems (www.windriver.com: a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, a world leader in embedded and mobile software). At Wind River, Manish got the opportunity to work with technology gurus and the leaders of the industry (Tornado/VxWorks Development Team – several of NASA’s aerospace missions run on the VxWorks platform, including the Mars Pathfinder). He was also a member of technical staff at Accordion Networks (a Silicon Valley start-up in embedded/telecom space). Manish has gone through complete product development life cycle several times and fully understands the challenges involved in developing complex software systems. He is a graduate in Computer Science from California State University, East Bay, USA and also is a co-founder at Double Door Communications (company focusing on offering Studio On-Demand and staff services to the creative and advertising industry). Manish is currently involved in mentoring and sprouting new technology start-up companies and is also part of developing an open source software platform for cloud based application development.
Rob Klein – VP, Corporate Development
Robert brings 20+ years of executive management (COO, CMO, VP Corporate Development) experience to ITT. Most recently, he was the VP of Corporate Development of a venture accelerator, where Robert co-led the acquisition of five international companies, and multiple strategic partnerships.