The Social SafeGuard team has deep technical expertise in developing enterprise software and internet applications, industry experience selling to and serving top global regulated organizations, and prior business start-up experience at a venture capital firm and as founding executives at a successful software and services organization that grew to over $150 million in annual revenues.

 

Jim Zuffoletti
President
Mr. Zuffoletti has been a founder of start-up organizations as both an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur for the past twenty years. As President of Social SafeGuard he has been a catalyst for determining the company’s strategic direction and for forging critical relationships with customers in the heavily regulated industry segments who are looking to build and secure their social networks. He is also responsible for customer relationships and results. Prior to founding Social SafeGuard, Mr. Zuffoletti was a founder of OpenQ, Inc. and  FreeMarkets, Inc., a pioneering e-business company. While at FreeMarkets, Jim served in a number of senior leadership capacities including sales leadership and general management. Before FreeMarkets, Mr. Zuffoletti started his career at GE in a variety of positions in finance and business development. Mr. Zuffoletti holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Amherst College and holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Otavio Freire
CTO
Mr. Freire is a Brazilian-born American entrepreneur and inventor. As the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Social SafeGuard, Mr. Freire is responsible for the creation of Social SafeGuard’s enterprise technology solutions, that enable customers in global, regulated industries to significantly impact their sales, marketing risk management and compliance efforts. Mr. Freire brings rich experience in social media applications, internet commerce and information technology serving industries including pharmaceutical, financial services and retail. His expertise spans software development, customer relationship management systems, content management technologies, and social media. Social SafeGuard’s platform has received significant amount of attention following its original release including the Wall Street Journal, Information Week and CBS. Mr. Freire is a guest lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Engineering at the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia and also at the MBA and EMBA program at the Darden Business School. He holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Business School and a MSc in Information Systems from Bowie State University where he graduated top of his class and an Undergraduate in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia – Brazil.

 

Matt Prentis
Vice President of Product Management
Mr. Prentis is responsible for managing the design, development, and implementation of the combined Social SafeGuard and Customer vision throughout the entire suite of Social SafeGuard products and solutions. With over 15 years of experience in various product management and product development roles, Mr. Prentis brings a wealth of experience in delivering high quality products that focus upon optimal user experience. Prior to joining Social SafeGuard, Mr. Prentis began his career with Accenture before becoming a co-founder of Circadium Technology. Following this, Mr. Prentis spent the remainder of his career within the healthcare and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industries, working with organizations such as Cerner, Sourcecorp (managing product development), and finally Perceptive Software where he was responsible for a team of product managers specifically focused upon delivering SaaS and healthcare-based solutions for their customers. Mr. Prentis holds a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas.
Matt Phillips
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Mr. Phillips has more than twenty years of experience and is considered a domain expert in software solutions to highly regulated industries. As Chief Revenue Officer at Social SafeGuard, he leads a skilled team that identifies and optimizes strategic solutions for customers across all industry verticals, including Healthcare, Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Medical Device, Financial Services and other regulated industries. Prior to joining Social SafeGuard, Mr. Phillips worked in Executive sales roles at Decision Lens and Heartbeat Experts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University.

 

Jim Ting
Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Services
Mr. Ting is responsible for the overall engineering, technology development and IT operations. Mr. Ting brings over to Social SafeGuard over 20 years of experience in internet technology, cloud computing, enterprise level architecture and traditional IT services serving various industries. Prior to joining Social SafeGuard, Mr. Ting has co-founded Zonebee, a knowledge management software company (part of University of Arizona’s technology commercialization initiatives) focused on informal self-directed and social learning. Mr. Ting began his career with Accenture and has served in key executive and senior management positions at Interworld, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), Smart System Technologies and SterlingBackcheck. Mr. Ting holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

Special Advisor

Joel Selzer
Mr. Selzer is recognized as a social technology thought leader, and he is a serial entrepreneur and innovator in the healthcare industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ozmosis, Inc., which provides social business software and care collaboration solutions to hospital systems, heath care service organizations and life science firms. Prior to Ozmosis, Joel co-founded and led Medical Funding Services (MFS), a healthcare technology firm that took medical claims into the digital age.He previously served as a manager and global subject matter expert in wireless technology and e-business at IBM Global Services and began his career at American Management Systems where he developed business intelligence and social network analysis systems for the U.S. Government. Joel received his MBA from the Darden School of Business and serves as a Founding Board Member of FounderCorps and Mentor to the Healthbox Accelerator.Ozmosis, Inc. and DaVita, Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services, recently launched NephLink, a new online physician community for kidney care (powered by the OzmosisESP platform.) NephLink is a prime example of how Ozmosis is enabling a new model of collaborative care in the mobile and social age.