Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
1995-present, Co-founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Kurzweil Technologies, Inc. ("KTI").
1996-1998, Co-founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. ("KESI").
1982-1995, Vice Chairman, Co-Founder and Director, Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, Inc. Major responsibilities in the areas of finance, marketing and organizational development. Responsible for launching Kurzweil VOICE, today's most advanced large vocabulary speech recognition system.
1982-1990, Vice Chairman, Co-Founder, and Director, Kurzweil Music Systems, Inc. KMS introduced the first computer music keyboard capable of accurately reproducing the sounds of the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, the Kurzweil 250.
1973-1982, Executive Vice President, Co-Founder, Xerox Imaging Systems (Formerly Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc.). This company developed the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the Kurzweil Reading Machine. Responsibilities included marketing the company's first commercial products.
Prior Experience Extensive experience in management training and organizational development at Citibank and Johnson & Johnson. Taught business and management courses at the college level.
1970 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, S.M. and S.B.
Awards and Honors
1989 MIT's Salute to Founder Award; "recognizing alumni who founded companies in Massachusetts that have made significant contributions to the economy of our state and the nation."
1988 MIT Alumni Association's Harold E. Lobdell Distinguished Service Award
Additional Professional Activities
Board of Directors, Software Developer's Company, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company.
Co-Founder, MIT Enterprise Forum; past Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Inc.
Mentor/Advisor, The CEO Group.
1989 "Cross-Cultural Anthropology: R&D and Marketing," MIT Management.
1988 - 1990 Chairman's Column in the monthly "Forum Reporter" of MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Inc.
Additional publications include research reports on reading machine and speech recognition technology.
Have made presentations at Universities including George Mason, MIT, California State, Bentley College and Babson College on topics ranging from "Strategic Alliances" to "Team Building in the Entrepreneurial Setting."
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