Albert Charpentier, Chief Technology Officer
Albert Charpentier has been involved with cutting edge technology throughout his career. He is an entrepreneur interested in new applications of emerging technology in the electronic field. He holds ten patents in the fields of semiconductor processing, chip design, hearing aids, and near field radar.
Albert started his career at MOS technology, which was purchased by Commodore Business Machines in 1976. There he designed calculators, microprocessors, ROMs, DRAM, SRAM, and video chips. Albert was Vice President of Engineering at Commodore, where he led the development team responsible for the Commodore 64 Computer.
He left Commodore in 1982 to start his first company. He was the founder and President of Ensoniq, a leading manufacturer of high-end electronic musical instruments, audio chips and add-in cards for PCs. Ensoniq was purchased in 1998 by Creative Technologies, a Singaporean company known for its SoundBlaster audio brand. In 1999, Albert led a group of investors in the purchase of ActivE Inc, a small IT company.
He was Chairman and interim CEO and hired a new CEO and management team. The company was sold to Neoware in 2002. Neoware was later purchased by HP. In 2000, Albert started Intellifit. Intellifit licensed near field radar technology from Battelle Memorial and developed a new type of body scanner that takes measurements directly through clothing. The measurements can be used for health care reports, fashion reports, sizing recommendations and custom clothing applications. Intellifit was merged with Unique Solutions, a Canadian company, in 2009.
Mr. Charpentier earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Rob Weber, CEO
Rob Weber has focused his entire career around starting and building emerging growth technology businesses. Prior to co-founding AgileSwitch, Rob was President of Intellifit Corporation a provider of guaranteed fit technology for on-line apparel shopping. Prior to Intellifit he served as President of Knoa, an e-learning software company, where he successfully redefined the corporate product strategy and repositioned the company to capitalize on new market opportunities.
Prior to Knoa Rob served as President of Elastomeric Technologies, a leading electronic connector manufacturer. Rob joined Elastomeric as President in 1990, turned the company around, and sold the venture-backed firm to Tyco International (Formerly Augat Corp) in 1995. In 1984 Rob became an early team member and served as Marketing Director for Ensoniq Corp, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical instruments and multimedia products, where he led the development of the company's marketing and business plan and venture capital financing efforts through 1988. Ensoniq was sold to Creative Technologies of Singapore.
Rob started his career in venture capital with the investment banking firm of Howard, Lawson & Company. He is a co-founder of Robin Hood Ventures, an angel investment group focused on emerging growth companies, and the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund. Rob serves as Lecturer and Senior Fellow for the Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches business planning and entrepreneurial management. In addition, he is a faculty member in Penn Engineering’s Executive Master’s in Technology Management program.
Rob is a graduate of the Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.E.) and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degrees from The Wharton School and School of Engineering