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Jim Bistis


Founder and CEO

Jim Bistis is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Under his helm, Core has been profitable every year since its inception. As CEO, Jim provides both tactical and strategic leadership to ensure that client expectations are met by devotion to continuous improvement in people and infrastructure development and business model execution. By doing so, we create a unique mutually beneficial, strategic relationship with clients that facilitates achievement of each partner's goals. Before founding Core, Jim held positions as a Software Developer and Management Consultant with Eisner LLP, a New York-based regional accounting and advisory firm.

Jim received a B.S. from Moravian College with a major in Mathematics. Jim also serves on the Board of The Keswell School of New York City, a leading-edge school focused on autistic children achieving their potential. Additionally, Jim serves on the Board of The Atlantic Conservation Partnership. He resides in Harding Township, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

 

 

James R. F. Marlow, Esq.


President and CFO

James Marlow serves as President and CFO reporting to Jim Bistis, Founder and CEO.

James is an executive and management consultant with 30+ years of corporate experience, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions with manufacturing, high tech, and investment companies. He joins Core Services after 11+ years as their key advisor with a primary focus on achieving long-term growth and profitability goals. Previously, James held management positions at Ampersand Ventures and Xerox, and, most recently, specialized in turnarounds and interim CEO and CFO management services.

James received a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, an MBA in Finance from Cornell University, an MSc in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning, an MDR from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. He resides in Fort Pierce, Florida, with his wife.

 

 

Brian Koh


Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Brian Koh serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development, with responsibility for global Sales and Marketing of Core Services' expanding portfolio of services.

Brian is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of knowledge, breadth, and depth of skills to this pivotal position. He joined Core Services after 14 years with IT Convergence, where he created a global business development team, most recently as Vice President and Managing Director. Brian was instrumental in building a successful business development organization across the USA, South America, and Asia. Additionally, Brian frequently published and presented at industry conferences, including OAUG, Collaborate and Oracle Open World.

Brian received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and he resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

 

 

Jake Van der Vort


Senior Vice President, Delivery, Operations, and Professional Services

Jake Van der Vort serves as Senior Vice President of Delivery Services, with responsibility for global technical operations and professional services.

Jake is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of knowledge, breadth, and depth of skills to this pivotal position. He joined Core Services after 10 years with IT Convergence, where he led all Service Delivery operations for Consulting, Managed/Cloud Services, and Development Services, most recently as COO. There, Jake was instrumental in creating the Hosting, Managed and Development Services, and Fusion Middleware offerings across the USA, South America, and Asia.

Previously, Jake held the positions of Vice President at TUSC, where he created the Managed Services practice, and Operations Director at IB Diffusion.Additionally, Jake frequently published and presented at many industry conferences, including IOUG, MOUG, and Oracle Open World.

Jake received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and he resides in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

 

 

Biju George


Vice President, Professional Services

Biju George serves as Vice President, Professional Services, with responsibility for globalProfessional Services delivery.

Biju is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of knowledge, breadth, and depth of skills to this pivotal position. He joined Core Services with 18 years of Consulting experience, primarily focused on Oracle EBS and Fusion Applications, with experience at IT Convergence most recently developing their Professional Services team, and at Rolta, SmartDog, and Arthur Andersen where he worked on architecting and deploying global solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. These included customers in industries ranging from Oil Field Services, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Financial Services, Airlines, and Publishing.

Biju's educational background enhances his management experience. He received a B.B.A from The University of Texas at Austin with a focus on Finance and Mechanical Engineering. He resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife and two children.

 

 

Rebecca L. Kaiser, Esq.


Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Rebecca Kaiser serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, with responsibility for global legal and compliance affairs.

Rebecca is a seasoned executive who brings a wealth of knowledge, breadth, and depth of skills to this pivotal position. She joined Core Services with nine years of commercial and family law experience, with seven years' experience as Core Services' Acting General Counsel where she focused on sourcing, drafting, negotiating, and structuring both strategic technology and nontechnology-related commercial agreements and providing counsel to management on complex IT and Intellectual Property issues and compliance.

Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Literature and magna cum laude from New York Law School, where she won numerous academic awards and was an editor of the New York Law School Law Review. She resides in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

 

 

Michael Rulf


Chief Technical Officer

Mike serves as Chief Technical Officer ("CTO") and is responsible for integrating value-added new technologies to meet client needs.

Mike is a seasoned executive, previously a VP at AT&T Managed Services and Oracle On Demand, with over fifteen years experience providing strategic direction and management of large technology teams at multiple Fortune 100 companies. His roles have allowed for continuous hands-on involvement in the design, installation, maintenance and extension of distributed software solutions utilizing SOA principles as well as both Cloud Services and SaaS enablement platforms. His work has resulted in significant industry recognition including OAUG's Innovator of the Year award.

Mike received a B.A. from The College of Wooster with a double major in Computer Science and Engineering Applications and a Master's degree from Purdue University. He resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife.

 

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