About Us

  • Tom Costello
  • Mike King
  • Chris Mannella
  • Joe Stallings
  • Ned Way
  • Harper Reed

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Tom Costello

Tom Costello

Mr. Costello is the CEO of UpStreme, Inc. a Business & Technology Management consultancy located in the Philadelphia metro area specializing in Enterprise Strategies and Software Logistics. With more than 25 years of IT experience, he has lived through a wide array of business/IT challenges and solutions.

Tom is the co-author of CIO Wisdom II (Prentice-Hall) and has published numerous articles on technology implementation. He is an active member of various boards and advisory groups for private sector firms, public sector agencies, non-profits, and educational institutions.

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Mike King

Mike King

A native of England, Mr. King is a retired senior executive of the healthcare and technology fields. His ability to enable growth and increase profitability has led investors to select him for engagements as Chairman/CEO/President at Healthscribe, Compucare, and Software AG of North America.

Over the course of his nearly 50-year career, he also spent 11 years at Vauxhall Motors, and served in executive roles with the Hoskyns Group—a pioneer of application software in the early 1970s, Martin Marietta Data Systems, and Computer Entry Systems. Following his retirement in 2005, Mike continued to serve as a Board member for Spheris after its acquisition of Healthscribe.

He holds an engineering degree from Sheffield University in England and an MBA equivalent from Hatfield University. Now a US citizen, he shares his retired life with his wife, Jacqueline, a son and daughter, and five grandchildren.

Chris Mannella

Chris Mannella

Chris Mannella is a seasoned technology executive and a recognized leader in brand development, marketing and product launches for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-up ventures.

Most recently, he has served as Interim Executive, Board Member and Strategic Advisor to early stage technology companies including Dailymotion (digital media, Paris, France) and SunRocket (VoIP). Previously, Chris was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ensenda, the leading the Last Mile delivery service provider for top 3PL’s, industrial suppliers and retailers. Prior to Ensenda, he held senior executive roles at Webvan, MCI Telecommunications, and Marriott International.

Joe Stallings

Joe Stallings

Mr. Stallings is a results-oriented leader with 25 years experience in the IT Services Industry. He has a unique ability to identify, foster, and mentor team members to achieve outstanding results.

Joe is also skilled at developing and implementing corporate strategies that both garner consensus and provide a roadmap for sustained company growth. Prior to joining CTC, he held a number of executive level positions responsible for driving sales and operations with revenues that exceeded $700M for TEKsystems (formerly known as The Maxim Group), an Allegis Group Company. He also has a proven track record of business development and problem resolution within Fortune 500 companies.

He graduated cum laude from Washington College in Chestertown, MD with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Ned Way

Ned Way

Mr. Way cut his teeth in the waning days of the Cold War, working on Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine deployment and targeting analyses using the incredible horsepower of the IBM PC (with an 8087 math coprocessor!).

Having developed an interest and affinity for such esoteric-for-the-day subjects such as data compression and graphics, in 1992 he became the Alchemist's Assistant (his actual title) at the legendary MicroProse. He’s been part of the games industry ever since, and has helped ship more than 20 titles including MechAssault, F.E.A.R., and F.3.A.R. for platforms including the PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, XBox and XBox 360, in roles as diverse as Producer, Lead Engineer and Technical Director.

On a break from the games industry, Ned helped start up SimQuest, and built the software foundation for the Virtual IV Simulator series of products based in part on using using game-like feedback, interface, and graphics to help drive student engagement and participation. Virtual IV is now a core part of Laerdal's line of medical education products, and was the first integrated simulator to have been validated to have a positive training effect. As a result, Ned is co-holder of a patent for the Vascular-access simulation system with three-dimensional modeling.

Currently, he’s the Hunt Valley Studio head and Technical Director of Day 1 Studios, where they’re actively working to bring something new to the Free-to-Play games market. When not found with a controller in his hand getting waxed by his 17-year-old at Call of Duty, Ned can be found in the stands watching his daughter at local swim meets. Or reading. A lot. On his 4th Kindle.

Harper Reed

Harper Reed

Harper Reed is awesome. He exists in the wonderful Chicago, Il where he helps startups start and technology techno. In a previous life, Harper was the CTO of the amazing Threadless.com, where he helped build the technology to grow a small t-shirt company into a crowdsourcing beast. As an a engineer, Harper is very interested in real time social software, civic data hacking and the future of the social internet. When not causing problems with technology, Harper can be found yo-yoing, juggling and hacking random internet appliances. You can read his blog at nata2.org or follow him on twitter at @harper.