Paul is a passionate, extreme entrepreneur that has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants – Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). Paul held senior management roles with HP’s Advanced Networks division (currently Agilent) focused on Internet protocols and Cisco’s wireless networking business unit focused on wireless branch office and sensors solutions. As Chairperson of the Elbrys board, Paul leads corporate strategy and directs Elbrys’ Intellectual Property portfolio.
Paul is an avid ultra-marathoner, mountaineer, triathlete and outdoor enthusiast. He has climbed the highest peaks on 4 continents, completed numerous Ironman triathlons, completed 100 mile endurance races, and continues to seek out adventures around the world. Paul owns and manages a 130 acre beef and hay farm in southern Maine in his spare time. He holds a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts from Brandeis University, a Master Of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.
Lou has 25+ years of diverse senior management experience in information technology and medical devices. At Hewlett-Packard, Lou served in various operations, financial management, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions with HP’s Patient Monitoring Division (currently Philips Medical). After 15 years in the medical devices industry, Lou moved to HP’s Test and Measurement business (currently Agilent). While at Agilent, he led the business integration of acquired companies; Qosnetics (HP) and Digital Technology (Agilent). Most recently, Lou served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at wireless network security software start-up, Meetinghouse where he was instrumental in the successful acquisition by Cisco Systems.
Out of the office, Lou is an auto enthusiast. He enjoys running, team sports, Sundays landscaping in the yard, and strolling the beaches of Cape Cod. Lou holds a Bachelors degree in Business and an MBA from Bentley College.
Anthony Delli Colli
Anthony brings 15+ years experience in mobile devices, wireless networks, and web services. Prior to Elbrys, Anthony held a business development role with Cisco’s wireless and security technology group and was responsible for driving strategic initiatives and partnerships with mobile service providers and smart-phone vendors. Anthony’s previous roles include VP, Sales & Marketing with Meetinghouse and Director, International Market Development at iPIX, with oversight of sales, product management, and business development.
Anthony is passionate about trekking in the outdoors and learning every day from his three kids. He is a former actor, adventure cycling and running enthusiast, traveled extensive throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas and continues to seek out opportunities to drink wine with everyone around the world. Anthony holds a Bachelors degree in European History From McGill University and a MBA in Telecommunications from the University of San Francisco.
Alec has 7 years of experience in medical systems and 12 years of experience in networking, network security, mobile and web application development. He started his career working at HP Medical on diagnostic ultrasound systems and was part of the team that invented real time 3D ultrasound. He subsequently focused his career on networking technologies and started working with many members of the Elbrys team at a startup, Qosnetics, that was acquired by HP/Agilent in 1999. Subsequently he joined much of the Elbrys team at another startup focused on network security, Meetinghouse Technologies, which was acquired by Cisco in 2006. At Cisco Alec was responsible for the 802.1X supplicant team and then for the mobile VPN team and Cisco’s partnerships with the major mobile device manufacturers in implementing Cisco’s security strategy on those devices. Just prior to joining Elbrys, Alec was working at Cisco on technologies to motivate change in consumer behavior in home energy. Alec is passionate about agile and lean development practices and has been helping teams adopt agile development practices for over 8 years.
When not at work Alec enjoys tennis, sailing, skiing, snow boarding, building tree houses, and spending time with his family and friends. Alec has a Bachelors degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Networks are useless to people. The application is everything. Jim is passionate about securely network-enabling every machine and enhancing people’s lifestyles in the process. He has spent more than a decade connecting machines to the network always balancing security with ease-of-use.
Prior to Elbrys Jim worked at Cisco enabling mobile security and application of Wi-Fi and VPN technology to provide information services to user’s securely and seamlessly. He actively participated and edited sections of the IEEE 802.1X specification. His work at Cisco culminated in a ideas and patents that focused on seamless connectivity based on an end-user’s application usage. This work has matured to the newly released Passpoint program from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
At Elbrys Jim continues the work of seamless and secure connectivity of devices, extending it beyond Wi-Fi to other wireless mediums and new headless and low power devices. As the internet of things matures the greatest barrier to wide adoption is connecting the devices to the network. Jim is currently focused on managed services to make this process invisible to the consumer while providing greater security and mobility to the consumer. This is aided by his roles as vice-chair of the Healthcare marketing task group at Wi-Fi Alliance, technical editor for the Smart Energy task group at the Wi-Fi Alliance and vice-chair of the Consortium for Smart Energy Profile Interoperability (CSEP).
Outside work Jim enjoys working at seasonal timescales; experimenting with his garden. He is also an avid board and card game player and has developed several Games 100 award winning titles while at the now hibernating company Eight Foot Llama.