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Scot MacGillivray – Founder and co-CEO

Scot is responsible for setting the strategic direction and managing the core operations of the business. Prior to founding Cervello, Scot was a Founder and senior executive at Painted Word Inc. and Palladium Group Inc. During his tenure with Painted Word and Palladium, Scot played a variety of general management roles – sales & marketing, regional leadership, vertical leadership, practice leadership, and operations – and helped grow the company from start-up to become a global leader in the performance management space. Prior to founding Painted Word, Scot worked in investment banking for Tucker Anthony Incorporated and Chase Manhattan Bank. Scot received a B.S. in Finance from The University of Virginia and currently serves as a strategic advisor to Centerline Communications.


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Jim Leavitt – Founder and co-CEO

Jim is responsible for setting the strategic direction and managing the go-to-market efforts of the business. Prior to founding Cervello, Jim was a senior executive at Painted Word Inc. and Palladium Group Inc. During his tenure with Painted Word and Palladium, Jim led the Financial Services practice and managed Palladium’s Chicago and New York offices. Prior to Palladium, he served as CEO of Red Bird LLC, where he re-started this early stage content security software company. Jim has built up and ran information technology services companies including ONEWORLD Software Solutions, Sapient’s Healthcare Business Unit, and Bremer Associates with a focus on financial services, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and government markets. He started his career in Sales and System Integration at Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned a B.S.E. from Princeton University and serves as a Board of Director for Red Bird LLC and True Presence, Inc.


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Chris Boulanger – Founder and VP

Chris is responsible for managing the client experience at Cervello. Prior to founding Cervello, Chris was a client partner at Painted Word Inc. and Palladium Group, Inc. Chris has more than 10 years of business intelligence and corporate performance management experience in the areas of financial planning, operational planning, forecasting, reporting, benchmarking, analysis and dashboards. Chris has architected and managed successful BI and CPM solutions at a variety of Fortune 1000 companies including CVS/Pharmacy, General Dynamics, Liz Claiborne, Polo Ralph Lauren, Staples, TJX, Viacom and Wal-Mart. Prior to his tenure with Painted Word and Palladium Group, Chris started his career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He earned a B.S. of Business Administration from Whittemore School of Business and Economics at The University of New Hampshire.


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Peter Graham – Founder and VP

Peter is responsible for setting the technology direction at Cervello. Prior to founding Cervello, Peter was the CTO of a social networking start-up focused on small businesses and was the BI and CPM technology leader at Painted Word Inc. and Palladium Group Inc. Peter has over 12 years of BI and CPM consulting and product experience and has been responsible for the delivery of reporting, dashboard and planning solutions that support BI and CPM initiatives. This includes the design and development of applications leveraging leading vendor platforms, middle-tier and web technologies, and data warehouse platforms. Peter led engagements at a variety of Fortune 1000 companies including Allied Signal, CVS/Pharmacy, Gillette, Fidelity, Constellation Energy, Liberty Mutual and TD Bank. Prior to his tenure with Painted Word and Palladium Group, Peter started his career at Stone and Webster as a staff engineering consultant. Peter holds a B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern University and is pursuing a Masters in Software Development from Northeastern College of Engineering.


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Michael Shmays– Founder and Director

Michael is responsible for designing application solutions and managing the Cervello SaaS BI Sandbox. Prior to founding Cervello, Michael was a technology director at Fidelity Investments where he shaped the strategy and oversaw the execution of a multi-million dollar enterprise reporting and analysis human resources platform. Prior to his tenure at Fidelity, Michael started his career with Painted Word Inc. and Palladium Group Inc. where he developed an extensive background in the field of BI and CPM. Over the last 10 years Michael has become a trusted advisor to a number of Fortune 1000 clients by leading software development, reporting and analysis, corporate planning and dashboard engagements. Michael successfully partnered with top tier national retailers including Wal-Mart, CVS/Pharmacy, Food Lion, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, and Giant Eagle to leverage company information in driving considerable savings. Michael received a B.A. in Computer Science and Economics at Brandeis University.