2.1 Michael Drapkin
Founder and Principal
Michael Drapkin provides senior-level business and technology management consulting services and project leadership.
With more than 20 years of management and technical experience at Fortune 1000 and new-media companies,
Drapkin is an expert at delivering cost-effective business solutions. Before starting his own
senior-level business, technology and management consultancy for in 1999, he served
as senior technologist at the Web agencies Razorfish and Avalanche. He also was a vice president at Lehman
Brothers, overseeing the firm's deployment of client/server technology, including their first installation of
a company-wide data warehouse for brokerage client business intelligence.
Drapkin chaired E-Commerce Management at Columbia University's Executive Information Technology Management program.
His students included senior managers and directors of major
firms seeking to become CEO/CIO/CTOs. He was also a visiting lecturer on E-Commerce at the University of Chicago
and for Citibank. He consults to numerous startups and Fortune 1000 firms on all aspects of business and management -- from
how to cut profitable deals with vendors to how to effectively deploy the latest technology.
His articles on technology have appeared in numerous trade periodicals, and he has been quoted in Fortune, Wired,
PC Week, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and numerous other publications, and on camera with CNBC and CNET..
He also is a regular public speaker
throughout the metropolitan New York area and at major technology and e-commerce conferences, including PC Expo and
eVenture World. He is in demand as a moderator for e-commerce panels, moderating panels for Akamai, Linkshare, the
New York E-Commerce Association and other firms and conferences. He is the lead author of a book on E-Commerce strategy, organization and
project management, Three Clicks Away,
published in March, 2001 by John Wiley and Sons, with a foreword by Dr. Pehong Chen - CEO and
founder of BroadVision.
To contact Michael Drapkin:
2.2 Sari Roboff
Director of Strategy
Drawing on her broad experience as a McKinsey & Company
consultant and marketing and advertising executive, Roboff specializes
in business and marketing strategy, focusing on Internet product marketing and
new business development.
Before joining Drapkin Technology, Roboff worked as a marketing executive at
Simon & Shuster and at Arrow Shirts. She has also worked in financial services
advertising for Ogilvy & Mather Direct and consulted to consumer goods and
services companies while at McKinsey.
Roboff holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA from Clark University where
she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a National
To contact Sari Roboff:
2.3 Wyatt Sutherland
Director of Technology
With more than 11 years of technology experience, Sutherland is expert at
developing and implementing client-server and E-Commerce business solutions for
all kinds of industries from entertainment to financial services. He has
extensive experience developing Java applications and server web technology.
Before joining Drapkin Technology, he held developer and management
positions at First National Bank of Chicago, Swiss Bank Corp. and
To contact Wyatt Sutherland:
2.4 Marc Johnson
Director of New Media
Johnson has worked in
the technology arena for over 19 years, and has specialized in award-winning multimedia, including
web development, CD-ROM development, interactive kiosks, digital media, promotions, presentations
and interactive training. A veteran of the New York financial arena, Johnson has been a recipient of
five Invision awards, a Macromedia People's Choice Award, and several other major awards for the
work he produced. A Harvard graduate, Johnson is on the faculty of Harvard Extension.
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