MEET THE TEAM

OUR HAYSTAC TEAM

TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF CONTENT ANALYTICS

President and CEO - Barak Tsivkin
  • Barak has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to founding Haystac LLC, he led Solaris Development Inc. from its inception in 2003 to become one of the leading providers of Healthcare Contract Software Development in the Boston Area serving clients such as Partners Healthcare, MGH, BWH, and Dana Farber Boston Children's Hospital.
  • In the field of sales and business development, Barak has assisted early-stage companies such as Systinet and WebLayers, and ISG (EAI Consulting Group) on strategic sales pipeline expansion. He has worked on software development and QA outsourcing with Pyxis Solutions and as an early North American sales team member at ILOG (C++, Java), helped grow the company to over $30 million in five years. Barak began his career as a Software Engineer at Bytex Corporation and earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Chief Technology Officer - Eli Zukovsky
  • Eli has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Solaris Development since November 2003 and took the same title for Haystac when it was formed. Eli has over 30 years of experience in software products development in the areas of highly distributed fault tolerant systems, data base systems, rules engines, and computational linguistics. Prior to joining Solaris Development, Eli served as the Director of Development of Strategic Products for Escher Group Ltd.
  • Over the last 30 years, Eli has been involved in development of distributed applications deployed on tenth of thousands of nodes in Europe, Asia and Australia, expert systems, high performance rules engine for very large volume OLTP, document management and document classification and information extraction systems.
  • He has served as the Engineering Manager in many complex systems development including distributed retail system in UK, automated document classification and retention management product, automated diagnostic of electronic circuits and computer aided production engineering system for the electronic manufacturer in US.
  • Eli was a co-founder and principal architect of Sapiens where he was responsible for large implementation projects within the enterprise and with governmental entities. As an experienced software development manager and software architect, he provides our customers with significant value in all aspects of project lifecycle, from technology selection, architecture to final delivery. Eli holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Latvian State University.
EVP Sales & Marketing - Jean-Louis Arsenault
  • Jean-Louis brings a unique combination of vision and sales successes to Haystac, leveraging a career that spans over twenty-five years delivering business-critical solutions to a wide spectrum of customers globally. Jean-Louis has joined Haystac with the objectives of strategically positioning Haystac as the technology and thought leader in content analytics, aggressively driving its revenue growth across select industry verticals, and developing synergistic and strategic relationships with leading system integrators and technology providers.
  • Prior to joining Haystac, Jean-Louis was a key contributor to the success of several early stage technology solutions providers as well as recognized industry leaders including Oracle Corporation, Portal Software, Sun Microsystems, Informix and Harris Corporation. Mr. Arsenault began his career with Bell Northern Research in Montreal and earned a Bachelor’s of Science (Physics) from Concordia University in Montreal.
Chief Scientist - Vadim Ivanov, Ph.D.
  • Vadim has 20 years of experience in research and software development. He participated in research projects in the areas of genome sequence analysis, computational linguistics, information extraction and machine learning.
  • During his continuing tenure (since 2006) as Chief Scientist of Solaris Development and Haystac, Vadim has led research and implementation in the area of scalable multi-purpose and multi-class unstructured data classification, conceptual clustering (unsupervised learning methods), text summation and fuzzy pattern matching for information extraction in the noisy text. His research resulted in breakthrough methods for fast and scalable near-duplicate detection in addition to OCR quality improvement.
  • His work is responsible for the core machine learning algorithms at the heart of Haystac products.

HAYSTAC BOARD OF ADVISORS

Tom Bishop
  • Tom Bishop is a well-recognized senior technology executive with more than 30 years of experience in distributed computing and data management, and was a 2004 "Chief Technology Officer of the Year” winner from InfoWorld magazine. Prior to his current role as CTO of Proof, Tom was CTO at StoredIQ though its acquisition by IBM.
Peggy Hardy
  • Peggy Hardy is senior partner at Assist Legal Technologies, a Houston-based electronic discovery and litigation support services company with customers in Oil and Gas, Construction and Chemical industries. Peggy’s core area of expertise includes many projects related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion as well as Chapter 11 re-organizations.
Christopher Pedersen
  • Christopher Pedersen has over 30 years of industry and management consulting experience, primarily in the Energy (oil & gas), Utility and Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Sectors and is currently an IT Consultant with Shell. Prior to Shell, Christopher held leadership positions with a number of consulting and IT services companies, including Capgemini, L&T Infotech, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IBM, as well as with SAP.
Donna Rose
  • Donna G Heard Rose, CRM, IGP is a professional governance and records and information manager whose career includes over thirty years of experience designing and implemental information programs for Fortune 100 companies. The programs developed include classification, file plans and retention schedules for general business and technical oil and gas information, the information service industry, Federal Government and international companies.
Russell Stalters
  • Russell Stalters is the CEO and founder of Clear Path Solutions Inc. and the author of gettinginformationdone.com. He specializes in big data and information management strategy, vendor evaluations, change management programs, and content management strategy and implementation planning for large enterprises. Most notably until 2016, he was the Director Information and Data Management for BP's Gulf Coast Restoration Organization responsible for information architecture, data management strategy and geographic information services. In that role he also served as the Chief Architect with full design authority for all business applications and data management solutions created to manage approximately 1 petabyte of information and data collected over the last 6 years during the response and restoration efforts from the Gulf Oil Spill.