Paul Musselman, President and CEO
As the President and CEO of Carnegie Speech, Paul Musselman brings 15 years executive management and global experience in strategy, corporate development, finance and sales.
In 1997, Paul joined Intel Capital where he received the prestigious Intel Achievement Award for his role in Intel's acquisition of Digital Equipment Computer (DEC) Semiconductor Division. Following Intel, Paul was named Vice President, Business Development and Alliances for Net Perceptions with the global charter to lead indirect sales, mergers, acquisitions and technology licensing.
From 2001 to 2007, Paul held several roles within IBM, including leading IBM's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate Development team in Paris and Vice President, IBM Global Services. Among the recognition Paul received at IBM, he received the IBM Global Services Leadership Award and KPMG's Deal of the Year Award for leading the negotiations of IBM's acquisition of A.P. Møller- Maersk's IT subsidiary and being awarded a multi-billion dollar outsourcing contract.
Following IBM, Paul was named Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Misys plc headquartered in London. At Misys, he designed and delivered Misys' remarkable non-organic turn-around strategy by negotiating the sale of three businesses, partnerships with Digital China, HCL and Wipro, distributions agreements with SAP and the merger of Allscripts and Misys Healthcare in less than two years. Finally, Paul led Amdoc's Corporate Development with responsibility of delivering profitable non-organic revenue growth worldwide.
Paul earned bachelors degree in the history of philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a master's degree in business and government public policy from Harvard University. He is a twelve year decorated veteran of the US Army Special Forces, having served in Operations "Desert Storm" and "Uphold Democracy" and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute where he studied German.
Angela Kennedy, President, Carnegie Speech International
Angela Kennedy serves as President of Carnegie Speech International. Within this role, she focuses on the strategy, growth and management of Carnegie Speech's international business and its operations.
Since joining the Company, Angela has played an instrumental role in developing a coherent business strategy to commercialize the Company's products. She brings with her over 15 years of executive management experience with companies that have successfully commercialized cutting-edge products featuring artificial-intelligence technologies.
Prior to joining Carnegie Speech, Angela co-founded WISDOM Technologies Corporation and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. While at WISDOM, Angela raised venture capital and private investments and forged strategic relationships with Citibank, SEI investments, Selkirk Financial Technologies, SunGard Treasury Systems, and Union Fenosa of Spain.
Prior to this role, she gained software management experience at the Lead Artificial Intelligence Group at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and also held sales and marketing roles with IBM. She has authored publications in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Language learning, Cognitive Science and Treasury Management.
Angela holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in College Scholars from the University of Tennessee.
David Oberlin, Vice President, US Education
As Vice President, US Education, David Oberlin brings technology sales and implementation experience from a career that started soon after the first personal computers were introduced. David has helped universities, colleges, adult and k12 schools, the US Navy and other federal and state organization to acquire and integrate interactive learning technologies. With a deep commitment to the customer, David is responsible for promoting NativeAccent® and other products from Carnegie Speech that are aligned with the needs of US education sector, with a focus on oral English language skills development.
Prior to coming to Carnegie Speech, David headed EduRep, a sales company representing publishers of educational software. EduRep started as local representation in Florida for several publishers and expanded to a national network of distributors.
As Vice President of Product for st3 and NextLEC Corporations, he was deeply involved in the encoding, storage, and distribution strategies for streaming media content including motion pictures and radio and other online services, and oversaw the operations of the Customer Relationship Center.
As the Director of Technology for the Cleveland City Schools, David oversaw the transformation of a school district and its employees from technology challenged to technology literate, and oversaw the design, procurement, construction and administration of a $5M technology infrastructure that brought the school district online to deliver a internet services, email and instructional support.
David earned a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, and served as a photographer in the US Coast Guard.
Gary Pelton, Vice President, Product Development
As Vice President of Development Gary Pelton brings extensive experience managing technology development teams as well as commercializing spoken language products and intelligent tutoring systems to Carnegie Speech. Gary is responsible for developing the intellectual property and product strategies that ensure the continued growth and success of Carnegie Speech, including patent strategies, definitions and prosecution. Responsible for managing and directing the company's team of software development professionals, Gary ensures the reliability, functionality and scalability of Carnegie Speech's language learning products to our global customer base.
In his 10 years at Carnegie Speech, Gary has transitioned the English training products from a prototype to a desk top application and then to a Web SaaS model service. In addition, he has led the effort that used the same technology to build three foreign language training products for the Department of Defense. At this time, the English training system is being embedded in a game as a method for improving the English speaking skills of the school children in Singapore.
In addition to Carnegie Speech, Gary has led product development teams for a variety of organizations, from Bell Labs to entrepreneurial start-ups. Developing products ranging from robots and factory floor diagnostic systems to neural network simulators, Gary's successes give Carnegie Speech unique product development and delivery capabilities.
Gary received his MS in Computer Science and a BS in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Melanie M. Shivetts, Vice President, Finance and Operations
Melanie M. Shivetts is the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Carnegie Speech. She is responsible for the finance and business operations for the company, including accounting, legal, administration and human resources. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience in the software and technology industry and has worked in both Fortune 50 and start-up/early stage organizations.
Prior to joining Carnegie Speech, Melanie was the Director of Operations for Wisdom Technologies where she managed the finance, human resources, administration and facilities. Melanie also worked for several years at IBM in a variety of position across the organization focusing on finance, accounting, site operations and software vendor support.
Melanie holds a B.A.in Economics and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.