Mark R. Callegari
Mark R. Callegari has more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, having founded or co-founded 6 technology companies ranging from desktop software to LED lighting and control. He has also served as a board member on numerous companies including wireless communications and banking software.
In 1979, Mr. Callegari co-founded Innovative Software with Euronet CEO, Michael Brown. Innovative Software created many ground-breaking software industry firsts, including the first Integrated Business software suite called SmartWare, and Wingz, the world’s fastest graphical spreadsheet.
Over the next 20 years Mr. Callegari founded several more companies including, Visual Components, Inc. to address the burgeoning “rapid application development” market, Tidestone Technologies, Inc. to serve corporate and OEM software developers with best-of-breed reporting tools, and Animated Lighting to develop and market computerized architectural and holiday lighting displays.
Mr. Callegari’s products have been used by major companies including, State Street Bank, Standard & Poors, JP Morgan, O2 Stadium in Berlin and at the Qatar National Exhibition Centre in Doha, Qatar.
Mr. Callegari holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Rockhurst University and is holder of two patents on the process of illuminating a building façades with a matrix of color-controllable lighting sources.