Stan founded SEI-TEK™ Inc. in 2012 to design, develop, market, and distribute a tablet computer that is simple, easy-to-use, and intuitive for seniors and other technically wary individuals. The company has developed a prototype tablet and is currently seeking funding to complete tablet development. Stan has held various executive positions during his career including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Board of Directors member at Glenayre Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of wireless telecommunications equipment and publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Prior to founding SEI-TEK™, Inc.™, Stan served as Chief Financial Officer of Adhesion Technologies Inc., a start-up software development company providing financial software for banks and financial institutions. Here, he assisted the company in raising $30 million in venture capital funding. Stan also founded the start-up GolfTech Guys in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina which provided golf courses with handheld golf GPS devices for rental to their customers. Stan has held several financial management positions during his career including Director of Finance for Square D Company, Corporate Controller for Alcatel North America, and Director Financial Planning and Analysis. for Amstar Technical Products Inc. Stan attended Florida State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in marketing/management and his Master of Business Administration with concentration in finance.
Gary B. Smith founded Color ID, LLC in 1999 and remains president and owner of the company. A supplier of identification, security products and security systems, Color ID reaches select markets including more than 700 universities and colleges, over 100 US Federal government and military bases, and over 400 national healthcare facilities. Prior to founding Color ID, Gary was president and chief executive officer of Glenayre Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of wireless telecommunications equipment. He also served on the board of directors for Glenayre which was publicly-traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, and he held several positions at the company including chief technology officer, executive vice president and general manager.
Gary served on the board of directors of New York Stock Exchange Company Allen Telecom, a telecommunications manufacturing company with sales of over $400 million. In 1999, he additionally founded and directed WorkWireless, LLC where he designed and sold software that operated and networked over 3,000 wireless stores across the US. The company was sold to IQmetrix in June 2008. Gary is a founder and director of OmniStream, a technology company that offers two way streaming video products for specialty markets, and H2 Workforce, LLC which offers hiring solutions based on behavioral assessments, background checks and skill tests, plus online productivity tools. He continues to serve on several advisory and not-for-profit boards, including Guard RFID Systems, which designs and manufactures active identification tracking tags and systems for Greater Vancouver area. Gary studied Electrical Engineering at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.
A graduate of Western Michigan University, Ken’s experience includes a diverse mix of roles including senior corporate executive, entrepreneur, investor, and consultant in a variety of industries that typically involved newly emerging technology. Ken has held various corporate executive positions including chief executive officer of Logimetrics; president of Voice and Data Technologies Group; executive vice-president of Glenayre Technologies Inc.; and general manager of Vehicle Identification Systems of Science Applications International Corporation.
Ken has launched and managed product introductions in a variety of technologies and markets including: wireless communications, satellite and microwave services, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA), intelligent sensors, electronic toll collection systems, enhanced voice messaging, network management, and automated material handling systems. He was a founding investor of a leading genomic services company that provides services for clinical trials and research.
Laurie Orlov is the Founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, a market research firm that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and related services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice.
In her previous career, Laurie spent more than 30 years in the technology industry, including 24 years in IT and 9 years as a leading industry analyst at Forrester Research. While there, she was often the first in the industry to identify technology trends and management strategies which have survived the test of time. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors. She has been featured on Caring.com, MatureMarkets, SilverPlanet, Mobile Health News, and her blog entries are widely syndicated. She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her segmentation of this emerging technology market and trends commentary has been presented in the Journal of Geriatric Care Management and ASA's Aging Today Online. Her perspectives have been quoted in Business Week, Forbes, Kiplinger, the Toronto Star, and the New York Times. She has been profiled in the New York Times and the Huffington Post. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Laurie has consulted to AARP and is a participating expert on the Think Tank for The Philips Center for Health and Well-Being. Clients have included AARP, Microsoft, Novartis, J&J, United Heathcare, Yahoo! and Philips
A 17-year veteran of the commercial real estate sector, Steven Borysewich is Vice President of Investment Property Sales for GE Capital where he has worked since 2007. During his career, he completed nearly $1 billion in national real estate investment sales. In his capacity with GE Capital, he is responsible for investment property sales of single tenant, net-leased restaurant properties directly to principal investors and real estate brokers.
Prior to joining GE, Steve worked, as vice president for a privately held investment group specializing in the acquisitions, management and disposition of net lease commercial properties within the retail, office and restaurant sector. Before that, he served in various operational and management capacities for Chart House and Cork N’ Cleaver, casual dining restaurant chains with locations throughout the United States. Steve is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); a Florida-licensed real estate agent, as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Business at Florida State University with a major in Marketing.