David Mayer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
David’s primary responsibilities include product marketing and business development. Drawing upon his decade-long experience in marketing and selling to C-level executives, as well as previously running the day-to-day operations of The TRIZ Group, LLC, a Michigan-based consulting firm specializing in product concept and solution development, brings valuable business development and management skills to NANEVA. For the past eight years, David has been responsible for shaping The TRIZ Group’s marketing and sales agenda. Through his initiatives, The TRIZ Group garnered the business of such diverse clients as Avon, Borden Chemical, Dow, Phillip Morris, Sherwin-Williams, TRW Automotive, USG, and Whirlpool. David’s efforts led to a 24% average annual increase in the TRIZ Group’s sales since joining the company in 2003. Prior to The TRIZ Group, David was the marketing and sales director at PHLburg Technologies, a Philadelphia-based technology transfer firm specializing in technology transfer projects between the United States and Russia. In this capacity David reported directly to PHLburg’s CEO, coordinating business activities between the company’s Philadelphia and St. Petersburg, Russia offices. Through David’s personal and direct efforts PHLburg garnered the business of such clients as Dura Automotive, Federal-Mogul, General Motors, and Revlon, helping elevate the nascent company’s total sales to $1.2 million in the first 18 months. At PHLburg, in addition to his marketing and sales responsibilities, David was accountable for a variety of tasks, including operational assistance, HR policies, and PHLburg’s initiatives with the U.S. Department of Energy. David holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas. He is a fluent Russian speaker.
Victor Fey, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder
Victor is responsible for overall product development. Victor Fey is a founding partner of The TRIZ Group, a Michigan-based consulting firm specializing in product concept and solution development. Since The TRIZ Group’s inception in the early nineties, Victor Fey has acquired nearly two decades of corporate business experience serving the Global 500. In this project management capacity, Victor Fey’s work includes teaching, coaching, consulting, facilitating and leading corporate cross-functional teams in delivering critical breakthrough product and technology solutions. Victor Fey is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the TRIZ methodology for systematic innovation. He has lectured on the subject at MIT, Stevens Institute of Technology, Chalmers University, Technion, and others. Victor Fey is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. He used TRIZ to develop the Predictive System Diagnostics Algorithms (PSDA) that constitute the foundation of TechScan. He authored and co-authored eight patents, over 30 papers, and four books. His latest books include, Effective Innovation: The Development of Winning Technologies, published by ASME Press in 2004 (co- authored with Dr. Don Clausing of MIT), and Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ, released by Cambridge University Press in 2005 (penned with Dr. Eugene Rivin).
George Davelman, Chief System Architect and Co-founder
George is responsible for overall system development. George Davelman, Ph.D., has more than three decades of software development experience. He architected and managed the development of new solutions in various industries, including biomedical, aerospace, and corporate finance. He designed and implemented software solutions for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Borders.com, Bosch and other large, medium and small companies. He was the lead architect on several multi-million dollar projects, including the Engineering Portal and Design Verification System at Ford Motor Company, data delivery and search systems at Borders.com, and the eContracting solution at Chrysler Financial Services. Over the past several years George has held leading positions at EMC/Documentum and Tata Consultancy Services Limited – Automotive Division (TCS Automotive), charting strategic directions and developing technical polices for the companies. In his capacity as Chief Architect for TCS Automotive, he was responsible for developing strategic technical solutions and best practices policies for both on-site and offshore software development teams. Together with Victor Fey, he developed the TechScan prototype.