Board of Directors — Panjiva

Board of Directors

Josh Green

Co-Founder & CEO, Panjiva

In 2005, Josh experienced the difficulty of finding objective information on overseas suppliers and, realizing this was a common pain point, worked with M.I.T. computer scientist James Psota to launch Panjiva. Today, Panjiva tracks the activities of millions of companies engaged in global trade and delivers intelligence about these companies to over 3,000 clients across sourcing, logistics, finance, and government. Josh is a noted analyst of global economic trends, and has also been widely cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times. He is a veteran of The Boston Consulting Group and holds masters degrees from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

James Psota

Co-Founder & CTO, Panjiva

James is responsible for product, engineering, and data science at Panjiva. Jim is a longtime researcher in computer science and artificial intelligence — his experience includes work at Intel Research on artificial intelligence and computer architecture design, machine learning research at Caltech, doctoral research at MIT in large-scale parallel computer systems, and publication in the field. He has spoken about artificial intelligence, open data, and entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, MIT Startup Bootcamp, and the White House Open Data Roundtable. James holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and a Masters in Computer Science from MIT.

Michael Brown

General Partner, Battery Ventures

Since joining Battery Ventures in 1998, Michael has made, or managed, multiple investments in the areas of financial services, enterprise software and technology-enabled business services. Michael currently serves on the board of ExactTarget, Fingerhut Direct Marketing, J. Hilburn, Panjiva, and TradeKing. In addition, he has been actively involved with Battery's investments in ChemConnect (acquired by InterContinental Exchange), The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) (acquired by Euronext), MRU Holdings, and OutlookSoft Corporation (acquired by SAP). From 1996 to 1998, Michael was a member of the High Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked on numerous debt and equity financings and merger and acquisition assignments. Previously, he was a Financial Analyst within Goldman's Financial Institutions Group between 1994 and 1996, where he focused on merger and acquisition assignments within asset management, insurance, specialty finance and retail/mortgage banking. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a dual BS in Finance and International Business.

Michael Dearing

Founder, Harrison Metal