Steve Ellis is a co-founder of ACI, where he serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with responsibilities for finance and legal.
Steve was formerly Chairman and CEO of Comtex News Network, one the original aggregators of real-time news and information, where he successfully restructured their products, management and financial structure.
Previously, Steve was CFO at GFI Group, a leading credit derivatives broker, having launched its largest private equity financing, and a Director and CFO at HotJobs.com, where he managed their successful IPO and M&A activities. He also directed the IPO of Metromedia Fiber Network, a large telecom start-up.
For much of the 90′s, Steve oversaw the rapid financial growth of Data Broadcasting Corporation, a pioneer in the news and real-time market data industry which spawned many of today’s great online products, including MarketWatch (spun out, renamed CBS MarketWatch), Signal (became eSignal, now owned by IDC), Quotrek (early hand-held, wireless quotes and news), and Shark Information System (merged with ADP’s data products group).
Steve graduated from M.I.T. with a BSEE in computer science and a BS in humanities, received his MBA from Stanford Business School, and is a certified public accountant. In his younger and fitter days, Steve pursued Isshynru karate with a vengeance as a third-degree brown belt. These days, he enjoys skiing, SCUBA, backpacking, and traveling with his family.
Larry Schwartz is a co-founder and President of the company, with responsibility for sales, marketing and product development.
Larry has guided numerous entertainment and new media ventures, from start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Tickets.com (Acquired by MLB Advanced Media), Bolenka Games Online (Trivial Pursuit(R) Online), GFI Group (Nasdaq:GFIG – Financial), Wizard World (Publishing), Patron Technology, and Comtex News Network.
He was also president and CEO of Auctions.com, which he co-created with the Times Mirror Co. and co-owners Gannett, Knight-Ridder, The New York Times Company, Tribune Company, and The Washington Post Company. Larry was featured in the official history of eBay, “The Perfect Store”, by Adam Cohen, which detailing his exploits of attempting to purchasing eBay for Times Mirror and then competing against eBay on behalf of the newspapers.
Larry attended Bates College and the Yale University Graduate School of Drama. He serves on the Content Board of Directors for the Software Information Industry Association, and is a frequent speaker on content, product development, start-ups and turnarounds. Larry is also Chairman of the SIIA Previews for the 8th year running.
When he’s not adding value to content, Larry is a show manager for hunter/jumper horse shows, is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horse Show Association and runs the year end Connecticut CHSA Finals Horse Show. Larry, a confirmed gadget geek, also spends time on Broadway with his theatrical agent wife and two daughters. www.lfschwartz.com
Vice President of Technology
Chris Moyer is Vice President of Technology for ACI and the author of Building Applications in the Cloud, a book dedicated not only to moving applications to cloud computing but also offering details of how to actually integrate applications into a cloud environment that can be truly successful. He is also a contributor to Tech Target: http://www.techtarget.com/contributor/Chris-Moyer.
Chris is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a degree in software engineering. He studied under the creator of boto, Mitch Garnaat, and spends much of his time working on the boto client library for communicating with Amazon Web Services. Chris created two web frameworks based off of this client library, known as Marajo and botoweb. He has deep experience assisting developers with migrating applications to the cloud and helping new startups create brand new applications that were never before possible.
Aura Sujaritchan Novembre
Vice President of Content Licensing
Aura Sujaritchan Novembre manages Content Licensing for ACI Information Group. Her role includes handling the partnerships from acquisition to technical integration and beyond.
Aura joins the company after working 5 years as a Senior Content Manager with ScreamingMedia, which eventually became Marketwatch Licensing Services and then Dow Jones & Co.
There she managed the relationships of high-profile content providers such as Associated Press, Reed Business Information and Accuweather while supporting client deals with Sony Pictures Television, Merck and Cox Communications.
After graduating from Smith College, Aura worked in the development offices of producers Scott Rudin, Alan Pakula and Jean Doumanian. She was also the Director of Development for an independent producer, bringing in projects for CBS.
Aura graduated from Smith College with a degree in Government (International Relations). In her spare time she is a Smith College Fund volunteer, Aura helps raise money for student scholarships, internships, study-away programs, facilities, and faculty-student research opportunities. She also serves as her class Social Media Chair using her social media know-how to keep her classmates informed on school events.