Board of Directors
Co-Founder & CEO, Panjiva
In 2005, Josh experienced first-hand 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 the global trade community. Panjiva currently serves over 2,500 clients, including 50 Fortune 500 companies. Josh contributes to the Panjiva blog, with analysis of global economic trends and perspectives on the challenges facing the global trade community. He has also been widely cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The New York Times. Josh is a veteran of The Boston Consulting Group and has master’s degrees from Harvard's JFK School of Government and Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
Co-Founder & CTO, Panjiva
James is a veteran entrepreneur and is responsible for Panjiva's technical direction and product development. James worked for Intel Research, where he incorporated artificial intelligence techniques into his computer architecture work. James also conducted artificial intelligence research at Caltech and is published in the field of computer science. While serving as Panjiva's technology lead, James is pursuing a doctoral work in large-scale parallel computer architectures in the Computer Science Department at MIT. James holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an S.M. in Computer Science from MIT.
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.