Management Team

Marshall R. Peterson
Founder, Chairman

Marshall is internationally recognized as one of the world's leaders in supercomputing and large-scale data management and analysis. He was one of the founders of what was to become one of the world’s most exciting, visible, and dynamic start-up companies. Responsible for conceiving, designing, and building an innovative supercomputer that enabled Celera Genomics to accomplish what the majority of the scientific community claimed was impossible -- assembling the Human Genome in the data-center rather than the laboratory. This event marked the cutting edge of biology forever moving from the laboratory and into the supercomputer.

Rich Zimmerman
Founder, President, Chief Technology Officer

Rich previously served as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering for Predictive Media (formerly Predictive Networks); a company that supplied navigation, personalization, profiling and analytical tools to the television and Internet industries. Earlier in his career, Rich served as the Director of Controls Engineering and lead software developer for Vanguard Automation, a supplier of automated assembly systems integration solutions for the semiconductor industry. At Vanguard, Rich brought more than a dozen key products to market and supported deployment into multiple Fortune 500 companies. Rich holds a B.S. and a M.Eng. in Robotics/Computer Vision and Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Paul Davis
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Davis, an entrepreneurial executive and investor, organizes teams that turn technology, capital, industry knowledge, and hard work into successful companies. He is a General Partner at Seed Partners, LLC, an early-stage private investment company where he has served as a director of Seed portfolio companies including Zipcar, Celerity Research, and Predictive Networks, which he co-founded. From 2001 through 2004, he served as founding CEO, and later Executive Chairman, of GeneXP Biosciences (now MetriGenix), also a Seed portfolio company. Davis was the Executive VP of Vanguard Automation, the leading provider of BGA interconnect systems for the semiconductor industry, and the senior company official reporting to a General Electric Capital led board at the time of a $46 million sale to Robotic Vision Systems, Inc.