Board of Directors
Mark Johnson, Chairman and Director
Mark is a Partner at Total Technology Ventures, LLC. Mark is the former Vice Chairman of CheckFree Corporation. His responsibilities included evaluating strategic growth opportunities for the company, developing strategic corporate relationships and supporting long term business strategies. His primary strategic focus was to expand CheckFree’s electronic services to a broader base of corporate and consumer customers. He was also a member of the CheckFree Board of Directors. Mark first joined CheckFree in 1982 as Vice President of Operations. He held numerous positions within the organization and was responsible for the development and launch of CheckFree’s commercial and consumer electronic funds transfer services and CheckFree’s electronic bill payment and bill presentment businesses as well as the development of key strategic alliances and marketing initiatives.
In 2000, Mark left his position as Vice Chairman of Corporate Development and Marketing to form e-RM Ventures, a private investing consultancy focused on early-stage payments-related companies. He continued to work with CheckFree executive management on strategic issues through his Board of Directors position, and returned to CheckFree as Vice Chairman in February 2003. Prior to joining CheckFree Corporation in the early ‘80s, Mark worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and Bank One.
He currently serves on a number of private companies Board of Directors and on the Business Advisory Board of Miami University and the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia where in 2007 he was the chairman.
Mark holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA degree from the Ohio State University.
John Simon, President and Director
John is acting president for afterBOT, managing its patent porfolio and licensing for digital receipt technolgoy. He is also the CEO of Predictix, which designs, builds and delivers retail planning, pricing, forecasting or replenishment solutions. He was a founder of QRS Corporation in 1988, the developer of the retail industry UPC catalog and the market leader in retail industry supply chain services. QRS went public in 1993, and John served as CEO from 1998 to 2002, growing the company to over $175M in mostly recurring annual revenue with 9,000 retail industry customers. Prior to the creation of QRS, John served in a variety of merchandising, store operations, and information services management positions with Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc., at the time a leading general merchandise retailer and subsequently acquired by Federated Department Stores, Inc.
John received his A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University and his M.B.A. with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Donald L. House, Director
Don joined the board of AfterBOT shortly after its founding. He is presently Chairman of VersionOne, developer of the leading project planning and management tool designed specifically for agile software development. VersionOne has been helping teams simplify the process of planning, tracking, and scaling their agile development efforts since 2002.
Don was Executive Vice President of Management Science America, Inc. (MSA), a software industry pioneer. During his 19 year career, he served in numerous operating executive capacities including President of the Information Systems Group and President of MSA Canada, Ltd. Since 1988, Don has worked as a private venture capital investor and business consultant to a number of emerging growth high technology businesses.
From 1993 through 1998, Don served as Chairman of SQL Financials Inc., now known as Clarus Corporation, a public company where he continues to serve on its board of directors. Other companies that Don has advised and served as a board member from their early stages through growth and successful public offerings are Harbinger Corporation, XcelleNet, Inc., Melita, Inc. and Carreker Corporation. Currently, in addition to VersionOne, and AfterBOT, he serves on the board of nuBridges, Inc., a provider of e-business software and services.
In recognition of his service and contributions to the technology community, in 2000 he was elected to the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame.
Don holds Bachelor and Masters of Science Degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Koleman Karleski, Director
Koleman joined Chrysalis in 1997 and is currently a Managing Partner. At Chrysalis, Koleman has worked with HealthMedia (sold to Johnson & Johnson), MedServe (sold to Stericycle, Inc.), Aperture Credentialing (sold to a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group), Manorhouse Assisted Living (sold to LifeTrust Assisted Living), Primis (sold to LandAmerica Financial Group) and TechRepublic (sold to Gartner Group, Inc.). He currently serves on the Boards of Cervilenz, Chronicity, Foundation Radiology Group, HealthTeacher and NextImage Medical. He also spearheads Chrysalis’ fundraising efforts.
Prior to Chrysalis, Koleman worked for Providian Corporation’s Capital Management business unit where he focused on strategic planning and business development.
A native of Pittsburgh, Koleman earned a BSE from Princeton University where he concentrated on operations research and financial engineering. He is a founding Board member of the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, a summer program designed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the next generation of Kentucky’s leaders.