eZASSI Open Innovation with IP Protection | About Us

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Company Overview

eZassi Open Innovation software expands the reach of your ideation initiatives while protecting the intellectual property rights of your organization. The configurable software platform includes controlled idea capture for both external and internally generated ideas and challenges, provides automated idea assessment and customized workflows that populate a searchable idea repository.

These features provide unparalleled risk mitigation against IP misappropriation, enhanced acquisition of new product ideas and technologies, increased operational efficiencies, reduced costs and improved time to market. eZassi solutions are now providing exceptional value to leading companies in market segments sensitive to maintaining intellectual property protection of new product pipelines.

Management Team

Peter Von Dyck - Chairman & CEO

Peter von Dyck is the Chief Executive Officer of eZassi and a 20 year technology pioneer with an exceptional record of developing highly innovative technology companies and disruptive product offerings. He is an accomplished innovator and marketer of new technology offerings in the areas of endoscopic surgery, wound care, implantable medical devices and advanced software programs and has been granted a dozen US patents. He has led the commercializing of over two dozen novel solutions and is an international market maker with demonstrated capabilities in innovation strategy, product commercialization, global business development and intellectual property management. Peter has been recognized as a leading technology entrepreneur, including the Ernst & Young: Entrepreneur of the Year and by Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who awarded him the Business Diversification Award for Entrepreneurship. He has led several technology companies as the CEO and his previous technology firm was ranked #1 as the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida.

At eZassi he is helping to usher in a new generation of Innovation Management software solutions that allow companies to broaden their innovation reach around the world while maintaining Intellectual Property disclosure control and preserving freedom to operate.

Christian Fernando - Chief Technology Officer

Christian brings over 22 years of B2B and B2C software experience with 13 years at the P&L level including 6 years of international management experience. His unique blend of cross functional expertise and passion to build and nurture well formed teams has helped him deliver best in class solutions to the Global 2000. He is a strategic contributor and a hands-on software craftsman. He comes to us from Compliance Systems where he was the CTO responsible for the strategic direction, positioning and P&L of the product line and technology organization. He holds an MSc. in Computer Science from Michigan State University.

Christian has built web based high volume electronic payment transaction software for general specialty retail, SaaS deployed data and compute intensive compliance documentation and risk mitigation software for financial institutions and client server based highly interactive, graphics intensive design and PLM software for apparel, fashion, textile and brand merchants.

Walter C. Galler - Vice President, Customer Engagement

Walter’s experience combines traditional marketing strategy with a decade of digital/online expertise and the application of technology to deliver industry leading customer experience applications on both the client and agency sides. At eZassi, Walter oversees all external marketing efforts - from the company’s social media outreach to public relations, and has day-to-day responsibility for the user interface and content strategy.

Prior to joining eZassi, Walter spent four years with JPMorgan Chase. During his tenure with the bank, he managed the design and deployment of several online applications for the home lending business within the Retail Bank, including a portal that provided content and access to Chase’s wholesale lending customer base. Earlier in his career, Walter held senior marketing positions with healthcare companies Coventry Corporation and Columbia HCA and led the digital strategy practice group for a Southeast-based marketing consulting firm. An entrepreneur at heart, Walter was a partner in his own Boston-based advertising and marketing firm.

Raymond J. Brandstaetter - Chief Financial Officer

Ray’s experience as a business advisor for entrepreneurs in the Northeast Florida area combined with his academic credentials and research background give him insights into ways innovative companies of all sizes can succeed.

Ray joined eZassi armed with an MSc in General Management with an emphasis in international business from Sloan Fellowship Master's Program at London Business School. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in financial analysis, accounting and forestry research with Canada's largest forest products firm. There, he was responsible for the consolidation of operating results, plans and forecasts for nine operating divisions with annual revenues exceeding $700 million. Ray also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and CMA from the Certified Management Accountants of Canada.