"I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE PEOPLE AT ACCUSOFT WORK VERY WELL TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH SOLID SOLUTIONS TO CUSTOMER ISSUES."
Jack founded Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) in 1991 and as President and CEO has provided consistent leadership and strategic direction for the success of the company. Jack is actively involved with sales, product strategy, software development and the necessary financial controls that have made Accusoft profitable year after year. In recent years, he has overseen Accusoft's active merger and acquisition activities that have contributed to the company's growth and product line expansion.
He is very involved with the local community and currently serves on the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board as Chair, on the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) site selection committee, and is the current Chair of the NFL YET Tampa Bay Committee. Past local community organizations include serving as Chair on the Canal Advisory Committee and as a member of the Cone Ranch Technical Advisory Committee. Accusoft is Jack's second company, as he founded and sold the successful computer hardware company IntelliCom during the 1980's. Jack earned a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Chris joined Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) shortly after its inception in 1991, and was initially charged with finalizing product development of PICPress 1.0, containing the first-ever software Fractal Image Compressor. Chris' responsibilities have grown to include management of the science, development and support staffs. Chris oversees all research projects, toolkit and application development projects, customer support, quality assurance, software design, and communications at all levels between customers and development resources. Chris also coordinates technical recruiting and the development and management of internal IS and technical support systems and procedures. He particularly enjoys his project management responsibilities with Accusoft's R&D Group. Chris joined Accusoft with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and several years of experience with small business and software consulting in the Boston area.
Russ leads the Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) sales team and is responsible for the overall sales operations of the company. Since joining Accusoft in 2000, the company has experienced significant revenue growth. Russ' influence has made a considerable impact to the sales, pricing, and product strategies and he continues to develop the expanding sales division. Prior to joining Accusoft, he enjoyed success through numerous positions at Lanier Worldwide, Inc. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Russ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania.
Since 1995, Jim has been responsible for making sure the technology developed by the Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) scientists is engineered into products to meet market requirements. His expertise lies in the areas of portability, various operating systems, CPU architecture, optimization and debugging. He ensures that Accusoft is consistent in development across products and technologies and in the products' public programming interfaces. Jim also makes sure that products will be portable to new versions of Microsoft Windows and other environments including Solaris/Sparc, Macintosh and proprietary embedded O/S and CPU architectures. His experience includes consulting for 10 years, programming in Windows, UNIX, QNX, MS DOS, assembly, C, Pascal, Visual Basic, and C++. Jim also brings previous experience in other technology areas, including assembly code for various operating systems, networks, and software development for the first IBM PC. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Cornell University.
Prateek joined Accusoft through the Adeptol acquisition in 2011 and is currently responsible for the viewing products strategy and vision. Prateek founded Adeptol with a vision to create enterprise-wide viewing solutions that would replace traditional thick client viewing solutions. Under Prateek’s direction, Adeptol became a leader in viewing technologies before being acquired by Accusoft. Prior to founding Adeptol, Prateek held senior positions within the Content Management Division of EMC. Prateek has also worked with EMC Documentum, NEC, Sapient, Cognizant, JPMorgan Chase and others. Prateek founded a SaaS Content Management Venture which was acquired by a China-based company in 2008. Prateek is an Engineering graduate with an MBA in Marketing.
John leads Accusoft's staff of scientists in the research of new imaging technologies and optimizations. John has extensive experience in software algorithm development for high performance image compression and image resolution enhancement, and has written the lower-level code (using several new algorithms) for numerous commercial software packages. He is a well-respected author, having articles published on functional analysis, probability, ergodic theory and fractals, and continues extensive research and development in image compression and enhancement, most recently in dequantization, filtering, and resolution enhancement of compressed images. John has a patent pending on this recent work. While working at Iterated Systems, Inc., in 1990, he developed algorithms and software to play full-screen video from a floppy disk on an Intel 386 processor. His later accomplishments include co-inventing the Fractal Transform Compression Board, patented in 1995, discovering the first real-time software-only fractal-based image compression algorithm, and developing the first practical fractal-based image resolution doubling algorithm. Working full-time for Accusoft since 1995, John is also currently serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has worked part-time since 1995 and had been a tenured professor from 1982 through 1989. His past experience includes serving in the U.S Air Force, employment with the University of Texas at Austin, and also with a commercial technology company. John holds a doctorate in Mathematics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Florida.
Els joined Accusoft Corporation in 1995, and is a part-time member of the company's accomplished scientific staff. He currently serves as a full Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy, where he has been employed since 1984. Els has extensive experience in research and development in the fields of image compression, image processing, and data compression at all levels from the creation of new algorithms to writing commercial code and designing commercial hardware. He possesses extensive programming knowledge of C, as well as experience with Intel assembly language and C++. Els invented the ELS-coder entropy-coding algorithm, patented in 1998. He co-invented the Fractal Transform Compression Chip II in 1991. He is a proficient writer, with articles printed in various mathematical, physics, and programming publications with a focus on his imaging research. His past experience includes research at Iterated Systems, Inc. and at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. Els holds a doctorate in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
Stephen joined Accusoft's team of scientists during 2002. He contributes to the company's research and development of standards-based digital image and video compression and processing. His algorithmic inventions in both DCT-based and wavelet-based image and video coding have merited him five U.S. patents with several more pending. His MAP (later called MED) predictor is at the heart of the standard JPEG-LS algorithm. He has published several technical papers; for one of these, he was honored with the Young Investigator Award for best paper at a leading technical conference. Stephen has worked at Sarnoff Corporation, Scitex Digital Video, NEC Corporation, and Front Porch Digital as scientist, engineer, and project leader on a variety of projects, specializing in image and video compression and processing. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and doctorate in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Stephen also studied in Germany as an Academic Exchange Scholar (the German equivalent of a Fulbright scholar).
Thomas joined Accusoft's development group in 2002 as an expert in JPEG 2000 and wavelet compression. He maintains the JPEG 2000 core library for Accusoft and actively participates in the international JPEG 2000 standardization activities. After completing his PhD thesis in mathematical physics at the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in 2000, Dr. Richter moved to AlgoVision GmbH where he was a key developer of their JPEG 2000 technology, which was sold to Accusoft in 2002. Since then, Thomas has been instrumental in continually improving the capabilities and performance of the JPEG 2000 software for Accusoft and thereby securing our position as the leader in the field. In addition to JPEG 2000, Thomas developed the Accusoft proprietary wavelet-based IDP browsing protocol, a predecessor of the now standard JPEG 2000 Part-9 JPIP, and has published several scientific papers on image compression and imaging technology adaptive to the human visual system. He holds two patents for his inventions and is currently teaching at the University of Stuttgart.