Management:

Jack Berlin, President

Jack Berlin, President Jack founded Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) in 1991 and as President and CEO has provided consistent leadership and strategic direction for the success of the company. Jack is actively involved with sales, product strategy, software development and the necessary financial controls that have made Accusoft profitable year after year. In recent years, he has overseen Accusoft's active merger and acquisition activities that have contributed to the company's growth and product line expansion.

He is very involved with the local community and currently serves on the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board as Chair, on the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) site selection committee, and is the current Chair of the NFL YET Tampa Bay Committee. Past local community organizations include serving as Chair on the Canal Advisory Committee and as a member of the Cone Ranch Technical Advisory Committee. Accusoft is Jack's second company, as he founded and sold the successful computer hardware company IntelliCom during the 1980's. Jack earned a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Chris Lubeck, Vice President of Technology Infrastructure

Chris Lubeck, Vice President of Technology Infrastructure Chris joined Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) shortly after its inception in 1991, and was initially charged with finalizing product development of PICPress 1.0, containing the first-ever software Fractal Image Compressor. Chris' responsibilities have grown to include management of the science, development and support staffs. Chris oversees all research projects, toolkit and application development projects, customer support, quality assurance, software design, and communications at all levels between customers and development resources.
Chris also coordinates technical recruiting and the development and management of internal IS and technical support systems and procedures. He particularly enjoys his project management responsibilities with Accusoft's R&D Group. Chris joined Accusoft with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and several years of experience with small business and software consulting in the Boston area.
Russ Puskaric, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Russ Puskaric, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Russ leads the Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) sales team and is responsible for the overall sales operations of the company. Since joining Accusoft in 2000, the company has experienced significant revenue growth. Russ' influence has made a considerable impact to the sales, pricing, and product strategies and he continues to develop the expanding sales division. Prior to joining Accusoft, he enjoyed success through numerous positions at Lanier Worldwide, Inc. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Russ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from York College of Pennsylvania.
Jim Bean, Vice President of Software Architecture

Jim Bean, Vice President of Software Architecture Since 1995, Jim has been responsible for making sure the technology developed by the Accusoft (Pegasus Imaging) scientists is engineered into products to meet market requirements. His expertise lies in the areas of portability, various operating systems, CPU architecture, optimization and debugging. He ensures that Accusoft is consistent in development across products and technologies and in the products' public programming interfaces. Jim also makes sure that products will be portable to new versions of Microsoft Windows and other environments including Solaris/Sparc, Macintosh and proprietary embedded O/S and CPU architectures.
His experience includes consulting for 10 years, programming in Windows, UNIX, QNX, MS DOS, assembly, C, Pascal, Visual Basic, and C++. Jim also brings previous experience in other technology areas, including assembly code for various operating systems, networks, and software development for the first IBM PC. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Cornell University.
Prateek Kathpal, Vice President of Viewing Product Strategy

Prateek Kathpal, Vice President of Viewing Product Strategy Prateek joined Accusoft through the Adeptol acquisition in 2011 and is currently responsible for the viewing products strategy and vision. Prateek founded Adeptol with a vision to create enterprise-wide viewing solutions that would replace traditional thick client viewing solutions. Under Prateek’s direction, Adeptol became a leader in viewing technologies before being acquired by Accusoft. Prior to founding Adeptol, Prateek held senior positions within the Content Management Division of EMC.
Prateek has also worked with EMC Documentum, NEC, Sapient, Cognizant, JPMorgan Chase and others. Prateek founded a SaaS Content Management Venture which was acquired by a China-based company in 2008. Prateek is an Engineering graduate with an MBA in Marketing.
Anthony Sanchez, CPA, Vice President of Finance & Administration

Anthony Sanchez, CPA, VP of Finance & Administration Anthony joined Accusoft in 2011, initially heading up the Finance & Accounting team, before taking over all administrative deparments (Finance & Accounting, Information Systems, Human Resources and Facilities). His primary role at Accusoft is to assure that all the administrative groups effectively and efficiently provide the highest level of service to all other departments of the company.
Anthony is heavily involved in the local community currently serving on the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board (where he met Jack) and the Keystone Little League Board. Past local community organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, the USF Alumni Association and the USF Accounting Circle Board. Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Accountancy from the University of South Florida and is a Florida licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Tom Setzer, Product Group Director

Tom Setzer, Product Group Director Tom joined Accusoft in 2006 as a project manager and is now the director of the Native and Recognition product groups. His analysis of customer requirements and business data assists in the development of product strategies for those groups. His 20+ years of experience includes 12 years of developing technology solutions for industry leaders including Motorola, Capital One and General Electric.
He brings additional experience working for small software development companies in the network security and electronic entertainment industries. Tom earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Brian Pageau, Product Group Director

Brian Pageau, Product Group Director Since joining Accusoft in 2001, Brian has worked closely with the ImageGear development team and our customers in several different roles: Sales Engineer, Support Manager and Product Manager. Brian's responsibilities for product ownership have grown to include Prizm Content Connect platform offerings and the ImageGear development toolkit products.
Brian has been involved with Document and Content Management systems development and configuration since 1997, when he started an internship at Data General Corporation. After earning a BS in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brian became more involved in custom software development for content management systems.
Susan Gorman, Product Group Director

Susan Gorman, Director of Information Services Susan joined Accusoft as a Development Manager in 2005. During her tenure at Accusoft, she has managed the development and delivery of several major product lines, served as Director of Quality Assurance, and most recently served as Director of Information Services. Prior to joining Accusoft, Susan worked for Xerox Corporation for 14 years, where she focused on software product development and deployment, program management, market and competitive analysis, and strategic planning.
Susan earned a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Software Development and Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Tessa Magee, Marketing Director

Tessa Magee, Marketing Director Tessa joined Accusoft in 2003 and manages the marketing and website teams. She plans and oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing, advertising, website, communications, brand management, trade shows, public relations and distributor channel. Tessa earned a BS in Decision and Information Sciences and an MA in International Business from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida.
Christine Hairelson, Human Resources Manager

Christine Hairelson, Human Resources ManagerChristine joined Accusoft in 2012 and is responsible for the overall development of HR strategies and programs for Accusoft, including compensation and benefits, staffing, and employee relations. Christine holds an MS in Business with a specialization in human resource management from Saint Leo University. She received a BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Saint Michael’s College.

Scientists:

John Elton, Ph.D, Chief Scientist

John Elton, Ph.D, Chief Scientist John leads Accusoft's staff of scientists in the research of new imaging technologies and optimizations. John has extensive experience in software algorithm development for high performance image compression and image resolution enhancement, and has written the lower-level code (using several new algorithms) for numerous commercial software packages. He is a well-respected author, having articles published on functional analysis, probability, ergodic theory and fractals, and continues extensive research and development in image compression and enhancement, most recently in dequantization, filtering, and resolution enhancement of compressed images.
John has a patent pending on this recent work. While working at Iterated Systems, Inc., in 1990, he developed algorithms and software to play full-screen video from a floppy disk on an Intel 386 processor. His later accomplishments include co-inventing the Fractal Transform Compression Board, patented in 1995, discovering the first real-time software-only fractal-based image compression algorithm, and developing the first practical fractal-based image resolution doubling algorithm. Working full-time for Accusoft since 1995, John is also currently serving as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has worked part-time since 1995 and had been a tenured professor from 1982 through 1989. His past experience includes serving in the U.S Air Force, employment with the University of Texas at Austin, and also with a commercial technology company. John holds a doctorate in Mathematics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Florida.
Stephen Martucci, Ph.D, Scientist

Stephen Martucci, Ph.D, Scientist Stephen joined Accusoft's team of scientists during 2002. He contributes to the company's research and development of standards-based digital image and video compression and processing. His algorithmic inventions in both DCT-based and wavelet-based image and video coding have merited him five U.S. patents with several more pending. His MAP (later called MED) predictor is at the heart of the standard JPEG-LS algorithm. He has published several technical papers; for one of these, he was honored with the Young Investigator Award for best paper at a leading technical conference.
Stephen has worked at Sarnoff Corporation, Scitex Digital Video, NEC Corporation, and Front Porch Digital as scientist, engineer, and project leader on a variety of projects, specializing in image and video compression and processing. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and doctorate in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Stephen also studied in Germany as an Academic Exchange Scholar (the German equivalent of a Fulbright scholar).
Els Withers, Ph.D, Scientist

Els Withers, Ph.D, Scientist Els joined Accusoft Corporation in 1995, and is a part-time member of the company's accomplished scientific staff. He currently serves as a full Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the United States Naval Academy, where he has been employed since 1984. Els has extensive experience in research and development in the fields of image compression, image processing, and data compression at all levels from the creation of new algorithms to writing commercial code and designing commercial hardware. He possesses extensive programming knowledge of C, as well as experience with Intel assembly language and C++.
Els invented the ELS-coder entropy-coding algorithm, patented in 1998. He co-invented the Fractal Transform Compression Chip II in 1991. He is a proficient writer, with articles printed in various mathematical, physics, and programming publications with a focus on his imaging research. His past experience includes research at Iterated Systems, Inc. and at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland. Els holds a doctorate in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Mathematics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
Butch Taylor, Scientist

Butch Taylor, ScientistButch joined Accusoft through the 2004 acquisition of TMSSequoia, where he had spent 17 years developing document viewers, a forms recognition engine, image enhancement algorithms, and highly-optimized image compression and decompression algorithms. He contributes his expertise to Accusoft's document viewing, forms processing, and image enhancement technology products, working in languages from Assembler to JavaScript and developing for most popular operating systems. Butch holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University.