Management Team

Streamlining the Immigration Process

Michael J. Petrucelli – Chief Executive Officer and President

Michael Petrucelli served as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ) after previously working for two years as Deputy Director. Most recently, Mr. Petrucelli was Vice President of Government Affairs for GridPoint , Inc. In that position was responsible for engaging federal, state, and international policymakers, representing the company in a variety of policy forums, and undertaking government-wide initiatives to raise awareness of the company’s capabilities.

Prior to GridPoint, Mr. Petrucelli was Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff of the Export-Import Bank of the United States . He has also worked on economic and business issues at the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) and has extensive experience promoting U.S.-Asia trade relations, serving as Executive Director of the U.S.-Thailand Business Council, and as Director for Thailand, Burma and Financial Services at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. As a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer from 1992 to 1996, Mr. Petrucelli was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bureau of Intelligence & Research, and the U.S. Consulate General, Netherlands Antilles.

Mr. Petrucelli holds a master’s degree in business administration from Goizueta Business School , Emory University, and also studied international business in the MBA program at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands. Mr. Petrucelli also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

Paul LaPorte – Chief Operations Officer

Mr. LaPorte has more than 22 years of experience growing market leading technology companies from inception to dominant market positions. For the last 10 years. Mr. LaPorte has pioneered and achieved success in multiple software-as-service (SaaS) markets, developing and managing unique solutions in the areas of eCommerce, CRM, loyalty management, real-time disaster recovery, and email and data security.

Previously, Mr. LaPorte served as global manager for SaaS solutions at Proofpoint , launching the SaaS business and a solution suite of five services worldwide. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Evergreen Assurance where he lead all marketing, product marketing and partner efforts from inception through the company’s eventual acquisition. Mr. LaPorte held additional roles as Vice President of Product Marketing at WebCollage, Director of Web Strategy for American Chemical Society ( ACS ), and Director of Business Development at USinternetworking, where he launched the industry’s first ASP solution for enterprise-class eCommerce.

Mr. LaPorte also founded and was CEO of LoyaltyWorks, a ventured-backed company delivering SaaS-based loyalty management services for consumer goods manufacturers. He subsequently founded BigRigSolar to deliver innovative hybrid solutions to the commercial trucking industry.

Mr. LaPorte holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgetown University .

Brian Golden – Vice President of Products

Mr. Golden has spent more than 16 years fostering the growth of early stage companies in roles ranging from sales and marketing to product development to corporate strategy. Most recently Mr. Golden was Vice President of Corporate Development for GridPoint , responsible for developing key strategic initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate alliances. As Vice President of Product Strategy for GridPoint, Mr. Golden was responsible for establishing strategic alliances, as well as the planning and development of GridPoint’s product roadmap to provide customer value and drive revenue growth.

Previously, Mr. Golden served as Vice President of Product Development at Trusted Edge, a provider of secure document retention & disposal software, where he was responsible for all software development and product implementation. Prior to that, Mr. Golden was Director of Product Management at Savi Technology, where he directed the development of the Savi SmartChain Platform and was responsible for its certification by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Before joining Savi, Mr. Golden spent several years at webMethods, a provider of business integration software, serving dual roles in product management and product marketing.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Golden was one of the first employees at Netscape Communications, where he was instrumental in numerous successful projects, including the development and deployment of marketplaceMCI, the world’s first Internet-based electronic mall.

Mr. Golden holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .

Henock Zewdie – Chief Technology Officer

Prior to becoming Chief Technology Officer at ClearPath Immigration, Mr. Zewdie was Solution Architect, Chief Engineer, and Senior Software Engineer at ARC Solutions, Inc. , a firm specializing in management software for membership organizations in Washington, DC. In those positions, he was responsible for design and implementation of multiple custom scholarship applications; supervision of a team of off-shore engineers; design, implementation, and writing of unit tests as required by customers; creation stored procedures, triggers, and XQuery for a multi-tenant database; and provision of support for software architecture, code implementation, unit testing, and configuration management.

Prior to ARC Solutions, Mr. Zewdie was Chief Architect at Newsworthy, Inc., a company that converted speech into text using a proprietary interface, and Chief Technology Officer at Harmony Information Systems, a company that provided information management solutions for government and private human resources organizations. He also worked at i2 Inc., a company that provided data analysis tools for agencies such as the CIA, the FBI, and ATF.

Mr. Zewdie holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park , and has more than 11 years of experience developing in Microsoft technologies.

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