For over 40 years, Michael London has invested in and built companies from start up to maturity to exit. In all cases, Mr. London has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. London was also a founding member of the Association of Venture Founders and was selected to be a member of the Tarrytown 100. Mr. London has been a frequent guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship at various universities, most notably for three years at Duke University and the MBA Entrepreneurship Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. London has served on the Boards of Directors for industry associations including the International Franchise Association as well as numerous private companies. He received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. He is married with one son.
James Rodisch is an executive leader with decades of experience building growth companies. Mr. Rodisch has more than 40 years of business and academic experience. He has a long track record of success working with dynamic companies in technology, software, healthcare and education. He has served as CFO and Chief Operating Officer, as well as Director of finance or business development. He has worked with start-ups, early-stage firms and nonprofit organizations. During his career, Mr. Rodisch has helped raise or access more than $40 million in venture capital.
Prior to UVARA, Mr. Rodisch was Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Center of Sustainable Energy. Before that Mr. Rodisch was Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, at DeVry University. Earlier in his career, he was President/COO for Abington Health Alliance Inc., a $5 million funded joint venture of the hospital and medical staff. His past experience also included executive positions at University of Phoenix, CompassLearning and Rady’s Children Hospital in San Diego.
Mr. Rodisch holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also has a Master’s in Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Temple University.
Charlie Rudkin has had over 30-years of sales experience and has helped many well-known technology-based companies become successful. Through his entrepreneurial leadership abilities, he has been able to identify and open new markets, drive profitable revenues, and exceed overall business objectives. His problem-solving skills and attention to customers’ needs has helped him not only retain key clients, but acquire new ones.
Mr. Rudkin began his success in sales when he was the Director of Major Accounts, Industry Sales & Marketing of Autodesk, Inc. Mr. Rudkin later served in various senior sales and business development roles with companies such as Enwisen, PurchasePro Inc., Intuit, Tririga, Inc., and Commerce Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Rudkin received his B.S. in History and Politics from Drexel University. He is married and has one son.
Moufid Charafeddine is a technology entrepreneur having participated in creating and growing several U.S. and international technology companies with a variety of business models. He has built and integrated business applications in electricity and telco, addressing and geolocation, and designed GIS software, machine learning algorithms, and decision support systems. These innovative projects changed the business models for a variety of government entities and municipalities, internet verticals, utilities, health and education establishments, and financial institutions.
After 20 years of being an executive at companies building technology solutions based on esri, Oracle, Sun, Microsoft and open source, he utilizes his experience in leading the design and development of the new generation SaaS suite of products at BetterGIS, known as Uvara.
Mr. Charafeddine holds BE in civil engineering and BS in computer science from AUB.
Director of Production
Scott Salas is an engineering design professional with 14-years of practice in computer aided design with 11 of those years being in the Civil Engineering field. His interests include computer science and computer programming; and he takes a lead role in such groups as the AutoCAD Standards Committee, which is responsible for standardizing engineering drawing layouts, drawing details, and other important drawing elements. Mr. Salas’ background includes website creation, creating tools to increase productivity in Civil Engineering plan production, leading seminars on AutoCAD Civil 3D® productivity, and a broad-spectrum of IT experience.
His passion for computers has now lead him to be the instrumental person in the development of the InSite program, in large measure due to his understanding of underground utility systems, civil engineering design, mapping, web design and AutoCAD. InSite, originally known as Landmark, was created to solve the inefficiencies of standard paper plans storage, and has grown in a dynamic web-based utility mapping and display program.
Mr. Salas holds an Associate’s degree in Computer Aided Design from ITT Technical Institute and is currently an Autodesk Civil 3D 2011 Certified Professional. He is a devoted husband and father. He enjoys hiking and backpacking, and considers his overnight backpacking trip through the Narrows in Utah’s Zion National Park one of his most amazing life adventures.