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Executive Management Team

Dr. Bruce Holenstein, President and CEO

Dr. Holenstein leads all aspects of the company as our President and CEO. He started company operations with his brother, Paul, in 1980, and is presently leading the company through the changes needed to accommodate significant future growth. His technical fields of expertise include algorithms, mathematical modeling, availability architectures, data replication, pattern recognition systems, process control and turnkey software development. Dr. Holenstein is a well-known author of articles and books on high availability systems. He received his BSEE from Bucknell University and his Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Paul Holenstein, Executive Vice President

Mr. Holenstein has direct responsibility for the Gravic, Inc. Shadowbase Products Group and is a Senior Fellow at Gravic Labs, the company's intellectual property group. He has previously held various positions in technology consulting companies, from software engineer through technical management to business development, beginning his career as a Tandem (HPE NonStop) developer in 1980. His technical areas of expertise include high availability designs and architectures, data replication technologies, heterogeneous application and data integration, and communications and performance analysis. Mr. Holenstein holds many patents in the field of data replication and synchronization, writes extensively on high and continuous availability topics, and co-authored Breaking the Availability Barrier, a three-volume book series. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering (BSCE) from Bucknell University, a Masters in Computer Science (MSCS) from Villanova University, and is an HPE Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE).

Mr. Victor Berutti, Senior Vice President

Mr. Berutti leads the Remark Products Group at Gravic. He joined our company in 1986 after working in the software industry as a computer software contractor. His technical areas of expertise include image scanning, pattern recognition, user interfaces, optical character and mark reading and user requirements analysis. In addition to leading the Remark Products Group, Mr. Berutti has been responsible for developing relationships with and working closely with our international reseller channel and the many industry-leading companies who utilize the Remark products as part of their solutions. Mr. Berutti received his BSCS from Bucknell University and his MSCS from Villanova University.

Ms. Denise Holenstein, Director of Finance and HR

Ms. Holenstein manages all facets of the financial and HR areas of Gravic since joining the company in 1995. Previous to Gravic, she was a manager of quality assurance for the BAR division of Control Data and Arbitron. Ms. Holenstein received her BA in English and Economics from Bucknell University and her Masters in Human Resource Development from Villanova University.

Senior Management Team

Mr. Chris Davison, Director of Remark Product Development

Mr. Davison leads the team of software engineers responsible for developing and maintaining the Remark product line of paper- and web-based data collection products. He joined the company in 1993 in a QA role. He is proficient in application architecture and design, software development, data transformation, image handling, optical mark recognition hardware and software, peripheral control, network administration and system security. Mr. Davison received his BS in Biology from Grove City College and pursues graduate course work in Computer Science at Villanova University.

Mr. John Hoffmann, Senior Manager of Shadowbase Development

Mr. Hoffmann leads development for the Shadowbase Products Group. Mr. Hoffmann's experience with NonStop systems spans more than 30 years and began early in his career on the original Tandem NonStop System. Mr. Hoffmann specializes in developing highly available, fault tolerant, real-time systems for a wide array of platforms and environments. He is a member of Gravic Labs, the company's intellectual property group, and is active in the fields of data replication, data integration, and performance analysis. He is an author of several articles on data replication technology. He earned his BS in Honors Mathematics from McGill University, Canada.

Mr. William Holenstein, Senior Manager of Shadowbase Product Delivery

Mr. Holenstein manages the Product Delivery department for the Shadowbase product line, which includes Support, QA, and Training/Documentation. He joined our organization as a software developer in the late 1980's. During his time with the company, Mr. Holenstein worked at many professional services sites, performing a wide array of software tasks ranging from data acquisition, heterogeneous connectivity and high level application software on a variety of platforms. He regularly participates in Shadowbase customer installations and software projects as either a team leader or project manager. Mr. Holenstein received his undergraduate degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University, studied international business and new business ventures at Penn State University's Great Valley Graduate School Campus.

Mr. Steve Joslin, Senior Manager of Remark Marketing

Mr. Joslin oversees corporate marketing strategy for Gravic, Inc. while directing the day to day marketing activities for the Remark Products Group. He began work at Gravic in a quality control role for the Remark product line and then joined full-time as a sales and support associate after graduating from West Chester University with a BS in Science & Math, and a minor in Biology. In 2004, he became the Marketing Coordinator for the Remark Products Group and has overseen the Remark Marketing Department ever since moving from supervisor to manager and now senior manager. He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Penn State University Great Valley.

Ms. Nora Petchkofski, Senior Manager of Remark Product Management

Ms. Petchkofski runs the Product Management department for the Remark product line. She joined our company in 1997 as a Product Support Specialist for the product line, and became a manager in 2000 after gaining a thorough knowledge of our products. In 2004, she moved into the management and planning department, overseeing quality control and assurance, growth development and project management, before transitioning to her current role in early 2007. Ms. Petchkofski received her BSBA from Neumann College.

Mr. Richard Ricciardi, Senior Manager of Remark Product Development

Mr. Ricciardi is an accomplished .NET developer and an expert in application architecture, program design and UI presentation; his product contributions consistently earn widespread customer acclaim. Mr. Ricciardi is an avid athlete and plays on several amateur ice hockey teams. He also serves as the head of Gravic's Recreation Committee. Mr. Ricciardi started at the company in 1999 as a software developer after earning his BA in Computer Science at La Salle University and has held his current position since 2011.