• Management Team

    Eric Janszen
    Founder & President

    Co-Author "America's Bubble Economy" Wiley & Sons (2006)
    Author "The Next Bubble" Harper's Magazine cover article February 2008
    Author"Reindustrialize" Harper's Magazine article November 2008
    Author of must read book "The Post-Catastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble" by Portfolio Hardcover September 2010.

    Eric Janszen is an active angel investor and the Founder & President of iTulip Inc., the global online economics and financial markets community founded in 1998 with more than ten million visitors from 78 countries that Gill Griffeth of CNBC calls "...the place to go for a contrary view of the markets" and The New York Times credits for accurate forecasts of future economic developments.

    More than twenty-five years in executive management roles in product marketing, product management, sales, CEO and Venture Capital management roles in the high tech industry.

    Previously President and CEO of RF control technology company AutoCell Laboratories, Inc., Entrepreneur in Residence at $1.6B venture capital firm Trident Capital, President and CEO of Bluesocket, Inc. and Managing Director of seed stage investment firm Osborn Capital. Between 1998 and 2003, Osborn Capital saw six successful exits out of 20 portfolio companies, including two IPOs (Interliant and ArrowPoint), and five acquisitions (Microsoft, EMC, Nortel and two to Cisco). Compatible Systems, which was told to Cisco for $567 million; and ArrowPoint Communications, which was also sold to Cisco for $5.7 BILLION two months after its IPO.

    As CEO at Bluesocket, raised more than $30M in venture capital between 2001 and 2004. Janszen was nominated in 2003 as a finalist for "CEO of the Year" by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, and was nominated as a finalist for "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Enrst & Young.

    Previously held executive operating roles in system software engineering, product management, product marketing and sales for Boston area high technology companies, including two that went public, Media 100 and Stratus Computer.

    Serves and has served on on more than a dozen boards of directors as board observer or board director and several advisory boards.

    Board Director Member of Massachusetts Networking and Communications Council.
    Board of Advisors: Twin Focus Capital Partners, Progress Partners, and Fotki.
    The Chairman of Board Director at "TruTouch Technologies, Inc."
    Member of The Boston Economic Club, Inc.

    Writes for several online and printed publications and newspaper, including Bankrate.com 1999-2001, AlwaysOn Network 2004-2005, Harper's Magazine, The Independent, New Zealand, Sitz der Gesellschaft: Manchen Germany, Harvard Business Review and iTulip.com.

    Author of printed Harper's Magazine Feb. 2008 cover article "The Next Bubble" and Nov. 2008 article "Reindustrialize".

    Speaker at dozens of industry events, including: The Money's Back - Stanford (2005), Trends in Capital Markets - MIT (2004), Finding Hope in the Tech Rubble - Harvard (2003), Keynote Speaker at Hard Assets Conference (2007), panelist at HedgeWorld conference in NYC April 2008, Speaker at Nantucket Conference (2009), Innovators Summit of Mass. Networking & Communications Council (June, 2009), and ASPO International Peak Oil Conference in Denver, CO. (Oct. 2009).

    Frequently interviewed and quoted on CNBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, USA Today, BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, Italian, German, Australian, CBCNews.CA, and other international media.

    Eric Janszen holds a B.S. in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and was honored as an Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in 2010.

    Candy Janszen
    Co-Founder, V.P. Operation & Finance

    Candy Janszen is the Co-Founder of iTulip, Inc., and an active angel investor. With more than 25 years of extensive experience in financial and operational management, Ms. Janszen also serves as its V.P. Operation & Finance.

    Prior to co-founding iTulip, Ms. Janszen served as Vice President of Operation for Dynasty International/Air Tiger Express Group (Dynasty/ATE) - a leading service provider of global logistics that is ranked in the top 5 NVOCC in the world. Her talent in identifying complex administrative challenges, and creative problem solving skill had permitted her to lead the ATE operations team achieving near 100% existing customer retention rate. And it enabled the sales team to acquire new customers, rapidly grew the company from 2 to 51 wholly owned and joint venture offices global-wide during her 14 years of leadership at Dynasty/ATE. At present, ATE has 60 company owned offices in the US and 15 Asian countries, supplemented by agent networks in 65 countries in Europe.

    Growing up in Taiwan, an island that has a dynamic capital economy and Exports have provided the primary impetus for industrialization, she is always fascinated by the complexities of the international trade that is influenced by so many factors locally and in abroad - including economic and political conditions, foreign laws and policies relating to tariffs, trade restrictions, and foreign investments. She studied International Business at the National Taiwan University (NTU). Ms. Janszen started her career in Taiwan and has held a series of senior management positions in international organizations and government - including International Trade Department of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the International Buyer Center, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taipei, Taiwan. Her conceptual understandings and skill in International Business management beyond that applicable within a domestic setting, has effectively assisted Taiwan businesses and manufacturers participate in foreign government tenders, and global procurement markets, and provided multinational corporation with professional consultation in sourcing for products and vendors in Taiwan.

    Ms. Janszen earned her B.S. degree in the Department of International Business, and Master degree in the Department of Business Administration, at the National Taiwan University (NTU) - a widely considered the best and most prestigious university in Taiwan. And has also completed Communication in Business Development Program at Harvard University.

    Contributing Authors

    John Serrapere

    John Serrapere has been advising investors since 1986. He currently is the Investment Analyst & Portfolio Strategist for Foster Holdings, Inc., a large Pittsburgh, PA based family office. His firm also consults other investors seeking alternative investment options. Mr. Serrapere was formerly a principal of Rydex Leveraged Hedges, LLC in Rockville, MD where he designed registered and non-registered products.

    Mr. Serrapere has published in The Journal of Indexes, Global Financial Data, Corporate Finance Review (Warren Gorham & Lamont, NY, NY), The Retirement Planning Journal (Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, IL) and has presented for Information Management Network (NY, NY).

    Sean O'Toole

    Sean O’Toole, Owner/Broker, Granite Realty, Inc.

    Currently drawing from 12 years of experience in the software industry to build a successful real estate investment track record using technology as a key competitive advantage. Specializing in distressed properties with nearly 150 residential and commercial projects completed in the past 4 years.

    Founded first software company at age 18 and later held engineering, product management, sales and operations positions at the VP and Director levels. A key contributor at startups including Xing Technology (acquired by Real Networks) ISI/GlobalCenter (acquired by Global Crossing), and Icarian, Inc.(acquired by Workstream, Inc.).

    Also served as President of the OpenMPEG Consortium which brought 32 major technology and content companies together to define key industry standards.
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