Collaborative Decision Making, Prioritization and Resource Allocation

Management Team

John Kealey, Chief Executive Officer
John Saaty, Chief Marketing Officer 
Daniel Saaty, Chief Technology Officer
Jorge Forgues, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Horigan, Senior Vice President of Sales
Kevin Connor, Chief Product Officer
Ryan Gay, Vice President, Technology
Carol Gersten, Vice President, Professional Services

John Kealey, Chief Executive Officer

John Kealey is the Chief Executive Officer at Decision Lens with over 25 years in the Technology and communications industry. He is the former CEO of Vivisimo, an information access and discovery technology focused on emerging Big Data market. The company was recently acquired by IBM. He is also the former President and CEO of iDirect Technologies, which he joined when the company was a pre-revenue turnaround and helped grow organically to over $120 million in annual revenue and a position of global leadership in satellite routing technology when it was acquired by Singapore Technologies (ST) in November, 2005.

He was selected by Via Satellite magazine as the "2004 Satellite Executive of the Year", and The Ernst and Young Washington DC Area Communications "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2005. Earlier he was CEO and founder of TenFold Communications Inc., an enterprise software company and subsidiary of TenFold Corporation. Kealey spent much of his early career at SBC Communications, holding a number of senior positions there, including President of its wireless messaging business. He was also a senior executive at The Continuous Learning Group, a premier boutique leadership consulting firm. He founded the firm's merger and acquisition integration practice. 

He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

John Saaty, Chief Marketing Officer and Founder

John SaatyJohn Saaty is the Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Decision Lens. Prior to Decision Lens, John was the CMO for AWS WeatherBug, a high-growth technology company where he was responsible for marketing, product management, business development, and international market entry across the company. Saaty joined AWS in January of 2002 to develop and grow a new business unit in the energy sector, and in November of 2002 he was promoted to run the WeatherBug Business Division including business units in education, business services, and media services.

Prior to joining AWS, Saaty was vice president of Marketing for Cysive, Inc., a multi-channel software solutions builder in Reston, VA., where he was responsible for building and managing comprehensive corporate marketing, business development, and product marketing capabilities, as well as directing the company through an IPO and a secondary offering to raise $180MM. Previously, Saaty was brand manager with Intel Corporation where he was responsible for brand management and marketing programs for microprocessors such as the Pentium Pro, Pentium with MMX Technology, Pentium II and Pentium III, as well as Intel chipsets. Saaty also developed the USB brand.

Saaty has an MBA with dual majors in marketing and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel Saaty, Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Dan SaatyDaniel Saaty is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Decision Lens. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies in mission-critical decisions – from multi-billion dollar strategic planning processes to decision management methodologies for major capital investments, portfolio management decision processes, and acquisition and best-value source selections.

An expert in the implementation of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Analytic Network Process (ANP), Mr. Saaty has over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing advanced decision methodologies.

Mr. Saaty's skill in decision process design and facilitation is widely sought after by companies and government agencies including Johnson and Johnson, Amtrak, the NFL, National Grid, Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Department of Defense, NASA, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Military Health System among others.

The advanced decision methodologies designed and implemented by Mr. Saaty are routinely used in both the public and private sectors to prioritize mission-critical objectives, site selection, best-value source selection, enterprise risk management, human resource management, work effort prioritization, and engineering trade-off analysis decisions.

Jorge Forgues, Chief Financial Officer

Jorge Forgues

Jorge is the Chief Financial Officer at Decision Lens bringing over 20 years of experience to this role.  He is responsible for finance, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, audit, tax, legal, budgeting, M&A, risk management, investor’s relations, human resources, and administration.

Prior to joining Decision Lens, Jorge was the Chief Financial Officer for Vivisimo, Inc. an information access and discovery technology focused on the emerging Big Data market. In 2006, he received the “Private Company CFO of the Year” award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). 

Jorge is originally from Argentina, is a CPA and received both a BS in accounting and an MBA in Finance from George Mason University.

 

Kevin Horigan, Senior Vice President of Sales

Kevin Horigan

Kevin has over 25 years of executive management and sales experience, most recently serving as the SVP and General Manager (GM) of Saba Software. In his new position at Decision Lens, Kevin will be responsible for scaling the firm’s sales and continuing to diversify its clientele across multiple markets and use cases around the globe.

Prior to joining Saba Software, Kevin held executive positions as President, Global Talent Management at Kenexa; SVP & GM of North American Operations at SAP; SVP & GM Americas at OutlookSoft; Group Vice President & GM at PeopleSoft; and Group Vice President & GM at Oracle.

 

 

Kevin Connor, Chief Product Officer

Kevin ConnorKevin is an expert in the strategic management of innovation with nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning, portfolio management, and new product development, specializing in process and organizational design.  Kevin has a proven track record of accelerating growth and performance in organizations facing rapid change.

Prior to joining Decision Lens, Kevin was the Director, Office of Program Management at Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan where he was responsible for the portfolio and NPD governance processes across a multi-billion dollar Franchise.  Kevin held the co-chair of the J&J Portfolio Management Consortium Group.  During his tenure at J&J, Kevin led the commercialization of numerous global innovations for such brands as InTouch® –Diabetes, OneTouch®, Splenda® and Viactiv®. 

Previously, Kevin was with the Colgate-Palmolive Company, where his work spanned ideation to strategic sourcing.   Kevin co-founded and managed RailWayz, Inc., until its acquisition in 2005. Drawing on this diverse background, Kevin has repeatedly earned trusted advisor status among leaders and management teams from startups to the Fortune 500.   

Ryan Gay, Vice President, Technology

Ryan GayRyan Gay brings 13 years of software engineering experience to Decision Lens. As VP of Technology, Ryan is responsible for managing the software development, quality assurance, and technical operations team. He has forged the foundations of our platform, Decision Lens 3 and will keep driving the innovation process. His technical acumen is well suited for the fast paced environment and a vital piece of Decision Lens' continued success.     

Prior to working at Decision Lens, Ryan worked at E*Trade Financial and was responsible for product application development for E*Trade Bank, where he designed, developed, built, and tested highly robust and scalable online transactional systems.

Ryan grew up in Burke, Virginia and graduated with a BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he studied Computer Science.

 

Carol Gersten, Vice President, Professional Services

Carol GerstenCarol is a seasoned executive in services delivery and business development, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in leading professional services divisions, enterprise technology programs and strategic client engagements across a variety of industries including higher education, biotechnology, logistics management and manufacturing.  As the Vice President of our Professional Services team, Carol manages a broad range of skilled resources and is focused on driving successful outcomes in complex, challenging technology and operational enterprise environments.

Prior to joining Decision Lens, Carol was the Vice President of Hobsons Outcome Consulting Division, responsible for building and managing the Higher Education Consulting Services Division, focused on strategic outcomes, pre-sales solutions, digital marketing, partnership management and client service projects.  Previously she was responsible for managing Enterprise IT projects at Medimmune, where her focus was global implementations of both an Enterprise Document Management System, and the Laboratory Information Management System covering business units across 5 global locations and targeting 2000+ active users.

Carol grew up right outside of New York City, has an undergraduate degree from the SUNY school system and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.