Leadership

 

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." — Warren Bennis

Steve McCalmontStephen A. McCalmont

Chairman & CEO

"I am most proud of the working environments I have built, the value that my companies have brought to their customers, and the friendships I have made."

Mr. McCalmont is a leading executive in the computing industry. With his previous two companies, he raised more than $50 million in venture capital. He has been through multiple successful IPO's and numerous successful mergers and acquisitions. Prior to founding Avior, Mr. McCalmont founded Altaworks Corporation and Net2Net Corporation. Altaworks produced a leading, analytics based, system management application for IBM's WebSphere, and BEA's WebLogic environments. This performance management system was sold to multiple Fortune 500 companies. Net2Net produced the leading network management system for Asynchronous Transfer Mode networks. Customers included AT&T, MCI, Sprint, HP and Network General. Net2Net successfully merged with Visual Networks.

Prior to this, Mr. McCalmont founded CrossComm's OEM group. During his tenure, key partnerships were formed with organizations such as GDC, ODS, and Harris. Mr. McCalmont held various sales, marketing and management positions at Workstation Solutions and Telematics International. He started his career in applied cryptography at Technical Communications Corporation. He has published numerous articles in the areas of Governance, Risk and Compliance as well as analytics and systems management.

Mr. McCalmont is an avid pilot. He flys an Extra 300L, which is a world-class aerobatic airplane. He regularly competes and places in International Aerobatic Club competitions. He is an FAA-certified flight instructor, teaches aerobatics and emergency maneuver training, as well as transition instruction for turbine aircraft. Additionally, he sits on multiple corporate, philanthropic and college trustee boards.

 




Mike CourtemancheMichael B. Courtemanche

Vice President & CTO

"Solving very complex technology problems with simplicity, efficiency and elegance challenges me every day - that's just what I love to do."

Mr. Courtemanche is responsible for architecting and executing the corporate vision. His background is uniquely suited for this task, with more than 18 years in the software industry, all focused on distributed computing. Previous to founding Avior, Mr. Courtemanche was responsible for architecting Altaworks' revolutionary system management platform that operated heterogeneously in the J2EE and Microsoft environments.

Mr. Courtemanche has held senior technical positions at Net2Net Corporation, Workstation Solutions, and Wang Laboratories. His disciplines within the distributed computing environments range from Web Services, directory services, and relational database engines. Mr. Courtemanche holds multiple patents in the fields of distributed computing and performance management.

Mr. Courtemanche is an avid pilot and regularly flies throughout the east. He is a devoted hiker and often can be found in the backcountry of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 


 

John Parillo

John Parillo

Vice President, Sales

“I have enjoyed developing great customer relationships that have spanned my entire career”

Over his career, Mr. Parillo has served in senior management positions at enterprise software companies that provide industry focused solutions. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Vitria Technologies, his responsibilities included both direct and indirect sales, worldwide field support, field strategy and planning, and sales operations.  

Prior to this he was Vice President of Sales at Opticom Inc., and Vice President of Worldwide Solution Sales at IBM, where he was responsible for worldwide sales of the Websphere MQ product line, Vice President of Worldwide Product Sales at Tivoli System, Inc.  He was also Vice President of Sales for Legent Corporation, acquired by Computer Associates International, Inc.  Mr. Parillo early in his career served as the CIO of Yale New Haven Hospital.

Mr. Parillo has demonstrated success in managing revenues from ground zero startups to $1 billion. He has proven ability in business development, operations, account management, field sales/support and revenue generation. 

 


 

Jeff SchwartzJeff Schwartz

Vice President, Information Services

“Developing and implementing enterprise solutions that exceed customer expectations has driven my focus for over 25 years”

Mr. Schwartz comes to Avior with over 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management, and regulatory compliance.   During the course of Mr. Schwartz’s career, he has built and run multiple successful life sciences and healthcare enterprise information practices. 

With a focus on regulatory compliance, he was most recently Director of IT Product Management for Medidata Solutions Inc., a premier clinical trial EDC software and services vendor to the life sciences industry.  Mr. Schwartz held CIO and senior practice manager positions at Phase Forward and Tatem Consulting.

Major programs that Mr. Schwartz worked on include implementation of CFR Part 11 compliance software and process in support of EDC SaaS Operations, implementation of enterprise audit - remediation systems and processes for management of clinical data - quality operations. All these programs were multi-million dollar software implementations that spanned entire fortune 500 multi-national enterprises.