Leadership Team

Josh Green Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Josh began his career at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he provided strategic advice to Fortune 500 clients. Later at iFormation Group, a joint venture of BCG and Goldman Sachs, Josh launched new, technology-enabled businesses. More recently, Josh learned first-hand about the challenges of doing business across borders while at E Ink, a high technology company with a global supply chain. Josh is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Business School where he received Baker Scholar honors.  Recently, Josh was a featured speaker at the Web 2.0 Summit and at DataContent ’09.  Josh has been quoted in articles about global trade appearing in Fast Company, Financial Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

James Psota Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
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.

Case Dorkey Director of Business Development
Case joined Panjiva in 2007 at a time when high-profile product recalls heightened national concern about import safety. He was responsible for discussions with President Bush’s Working Group on Import Safety and Homeland Security’s targeting specialists around how data can be used to target limited inspection resources at areas of greatest risk. He is now responsible for Panjiva’s cooperation with a diverse array of data providers. Formerly, Case was a history teacher at a public high-school in Brooklyn, New York. Case is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Timothy Garnett Lead Engineer/Technical Director
Tim is the lead engineer on the Panjiva technical team, responsible for developing many of the core features of the Panjiva product. He is formerly from VMware where he worked on the VMSafe project and has a masters degree in computer science from MIT. Tim was a co-founder of Determina, Inc., a security software company with award-winning technology focused on the host intrusion prevention space.  Determina was founded in 2003 and received venture funding from Bessemer and later Mayfield and U.S. Venture Partners; Determina was acquired by VMware in 2007.

Nicole Smith Director of Operations
Nicole is responsible for the core internal functions that make up Panjiva’s day-to-day operations. Since joining Panjiva in early 2008, Nicole has played a key role in driving efficiency to support organizational scaling and has made significant contributions to the implementation of core strategies, policies and practices. Nicole holds summa cum laude Bachelors of Science degrees in DMIS and Marketing from George Mason University. She has never seen Star Wars; all of her knowledge comes from Spaceballs.

Lauren Gearhart Director of Sales
Lauren joined Panjiva in early 2009, as Panjiva’s first sales person.  During her time at Panjiva, Lauren has played a significant role in building Panjiva’s sales strategy and driving Panjiva’s product development efforts.  She now leads Panjiva’s enterprise sales efforts and manages the sales department. Previously, Lauren worked at another tech start-up where she launched a new sales market in Baltimore, MD. Lauren is a graduate of Indiana University.