2010 Pace Business Plan Competition
Matthew Brown is a New York based energy engineer currently pursuing an MBA in Entrepreneurship at Pace University. Matthew received both his BS in Aeronautical Engineering and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. As a graduate student he won the Outstanding Teaching Award for instructing a course on aircraft design and while at school his field research helped to improve the efficiency of small wind energy systems. After graduating he established the technical infrastructure for Warner Energy, a startup renewable energy company in Syracuse, NY. Matthew has learned from experts in the energy industry while employed at GE Energy, Goodrich, and most recently, Johnson Controls, the worldwide leader in building energy efficiency where his clients include The Empire State Building, The Port Authority of NY&NJ;, and American Airlines. He recently received the Above and Beyond award from Johnson Controls as recognition of excellence in carrying out all stages of energy efficiency projects from design to implementation and through to financial and energy savings results. Matthew has a passion for environmental stewardship, and promotes a philosophy that businesses make more than profit to be considered successful.
Robert Caucci has experience working with two start-ups and with two financial giants. Robert gained experience selling services to colleges and universities at the director/dean level when he worked at "sustainable start-up" CleanEdison. Furthermore, his professional experience includes working in Sales and Marketing for a start-up mobile application, over a year as a Marketing Assistant for Prudential Financial, and 4 months as a Financial Consultant Intern at AXA Equitable. Relevant coursework includes Venture Initiation and Entrepreneurship, Business Plan Development, Selling and Sales Management, New Product Development, and Econometrics. Furthermore, he has been a Resident Advisor at Pace University for over 10 months. This summer, Robert will be interning in the Business Solutions segment of Information Systems with the Dannon Company. Robert serves as the Director of Business Development for Reslutions and is responsible for acquiring new business, developing a channel partner ecosystem, and managing and negotiating business relationships.
Stiliyan Lazarov is a student at Pace University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He has taken courses in Software Development and Engineering where he has studied the agile approach to building software systems. Stiliyan's experience as a Quality Assurance and Information Technology Intern working at SBLI USA Mutual Insurance Life Company, Inc. will prove beneficial in testing and refining our product. Stiliyan has 3 years of experience working as a Resident Advisor on various Pace campuses in Westchester, and New York City. His exposure to the different ways campuses in suburban and urban environments are run will be beneficial in customizing our service to fit each of their needs. Stiliyan is the System Architect for Reslutions and is responsible for generating system requirements based on restrictions, partitioning the larger system into smaller manageable components, and for ensuring robustness of architecture.
Jonathon Lentine, a 2009 graduate of the Pforzheimer Honors College at Pace University received his BA/BS degree from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences majoring in both Political Science and Psychology. Currently a full-time MPA graduate student at Pace, he expects to graduate in 2011.
Jonathon is also a member of the International Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu and a leader of Pace's award winning Model UN Team.
Combining his extensive computer knowledge and graphic arts experience, Jonathon became a key member of several online software development groups. With over four years experience in computer rendering and simulation, Jonathon has functioned as lead designer and Project Manager, liaisoning with major commercial game developers.
Jonathon's accomplishments are all the more remarkable since he suffers from Autistic Spectrum Disorder. He has been the subject of a CBS News Special Report on Autism in College filmed in part on the Pace Campus. He has also participated in many autism studies at the Mt. Sinai Seaver Center for Autism Research.
Jeremy Pease has extensive experience in business and technology. In the summer of 2008, he started his own in-home and in-office computer servicing business in South Florida. He is a computer science major at Pace University and also the student government president of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Currently, he works for the Seidenberg School, both designing and developing websites. He is extremely motivated and enjoys creating new things. Jeremy Pease is the Application Architect for Reslutions, and as such, he is responsible for creating application solutions from a functional perspective. He will also provide the team with overall guidance and structure for creating and maintaining the software.