Panos Bethanis, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
As Chief Executive Officer at nSphere, Panos is responsible for the strategic vision of the organization and M&A. He was instrumental in the technology acquisitions at the core of nSphere’s current data platform. Prior to nSphere, Panos was the Chief Executive Officer of Interaction Media Group, an online content aggregator. Panos is currently the Chairman of the Board for Alkemy Ltd., a green technology firm with multiple technology patents designed to provide the world’s largest urban communities with a long-term alternative to land-filling. He is also on the Board of Directors for Opinion, a market-research company based in Southeast Europe, and Hireyard, a data aggregator for employment recruiting. Panos received his BA from Brandeis University and his JD/MBA from Boston University.
Jim Woodroffe, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
Jim is responsible for the architecture and development of nSphere products and infrastructure. Jim began writing software at age 7 and has since developed expertise in integrating software and hardware platforms into productive and scalable IT systems while minimizing investment costs. His experience includes rapid cycle IT project management and Web-based software development. Previously, he was the Project Manager and Software Developer with Circle Strategies where he built Web applications for clients such as Harvard. Jim holds a BA in Physics from Oberlin College.
Jean-Eric Penicaud, Chief Operating Officer
Jean-Eric supports the day-to-day execution of the business with a primary focus on nSphere’s global team. JE has spent the past 6 years building community and local advertising companies, while developing innovative products and services to support them. He is an advisor to several start-ups, as well as an Alkemy LTD board member. Prior to catching the start-up bug, he spent several years as a management consultant for Accenture. JE graduated from Connecticut College with an Economics degree.
Michael Bach, Chief Marketing Officer
Michael founded Survey.com, now a wholly owned subsidiary, where he pioneered the usage and acceptance of online market research by Fortune 500 companies. He is a true hands-on marketing expert who has consulted global firms such as Cisco, Microsoft, eBay, Johnson Controls, Ford, CondeNast, Visa, Honda, and many others. As CMO Michael supervises all marketing functions including advertising, public relations, market research, and creative design in collaboration with top management and business line leaders. Michael attended the University of Buffalo.
Jason Baldachino, SVP of Business Intelligence
Jason built and leads the firm’s business intelligence efforts, providing strategic direction to operations through data mining & visualization and statistical modeling. Prior to joining, Jason spent four years as an analyst investing in venture capital and real estate at Spinnaker Capital. He holds a BS in Economics-Finance from Bentley University and has completed all levels of the CFA program.
Chris Williams, SVP of Client Operations & Head of Legal Affairs
Chris is responsible for overseeing Client Asset Management and development of strategic initiatives for current and future distribution channels. Chris has created and scaled the company's Client Relations division since joining the team in September of 2009. As Head of Legal Affairs, Chris provides the day-to-day legal support for the company, from US and international M&A, joint ventures and corporate formation to employment and HR concerns. Chris brings 10 years of law firm experience from some of Boston’s most prestigious firms. He earned his BA from Emory University and his JD from Georgetown Law.