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Bob Ameo

Market Modelers

Robert Ameo has over 20 years’ experience in health care management, marketing, and business development. Prior to founding Market Modelers, he served in the corporate development group at Johnson & Johnson. He is a recognized expert and innovator in the modeling and forecasting of new life sciences technology adoption and product market share. Robert has extensive experience evaluating investment opportunities and their portfolio impact for mergers and acquisitions, venture investing, research development, and marketing efforts.

Using his extensive industry experience and behavioral-research training, he designs and executes targeted market research to predict new technology and product adoption for biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Robert’s forecasts are used both by start-up ventures to create a vision of their potential worth and well-established biopharmaceutical and medical-device companies to understand the true economic value of their potential acquisitions and investments.

About Market Modelers, LLC
Market Modelers is a life sciences research, forecasting, and valuation consultancy. The group specializes in predicting and valuing future revenue and cash flow streams for strategic planning, project prioritization, and investment decisions. For more information, please visit

Dave Bristol

Regional Sales Manager
Palisade Corporation

Dave Bristol is a dedicated employee who has worked in marketing, QA, and sales during his 12 years with Palisade. He lived and worked in London for six months when Palisade Europe was first opening it's doors, and now works closely with Palisade's government, pharmaceutical, and financial clients along the Eastern Seaboard. His appreciation of Palisade's DecisionTools grew out of a life-long love of baseball's constantly evolving trends in statistical analysis.

Timothy J. Havranek, MBA, PMP

Vice President of Business Solutions and Risk Management

Mr. Havranek is a Vice President of Business Solutions and Risk Management with Cardno ENTRIX with over 25 combined years' experience in the environmental remediation and the oil and gas production industries. Mr. Havranek has managed numerous large-scale environmental projects throughout industry, working with multiple site owners, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders in the development of strategic and sustainable business liability and asset management solutions to minimize environmental and social risk. He is highly skilled in the application of quantitative decision analysis and probabilistic modeling to facilitate strategic planning for environmental projects, having developed a wide range of successful decision analysis models for more than 400 sites. Mr. Havranek holds MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and author of the book Modern Project Management Techniques for the Environmental Remediation Industry.

Dr. Stephen Kutner

President, Market Innovations Inc.

Stephen Kutner is President and Founding Partner of Market Innovations, Inc., and has 25 years of management consulting and industry experience with a focus on the application of econometrics, decision science, and behavioral economics. He is a leading expert in helping clients reduce the risk of uncertainty associated with assessing the commercial viability of innovative ideas by leveraging rigorous analytic, optimization, and predictive techniques. Prior to founding Market Innovations Inc., Steve was a senior partner at Corporate Value Associates and Mercer Management Consulting. Before this he acted as a director of the Strategic Marketing Center for Monitor Company. Earlier in his career he was an assistant professor of economics at the Boston University School of Management. He has advised clients, both domestically and internationally, across a wide range of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, consumer durables and package goods, health care, transportation, and nonprofit.

Steve holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and an MS in urban economics from the University of Wisconsin

Dr. William Strauss

President, FutureMetrics, LLC
Managing Partner, FutureEnergy Partners, LLC

Dr. William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics, LLC, a financial and economic forecasting consultancy that specializes in the renewable energy sector. He is the Managing Partner of FutureEnergy Partners, LLC. FutureEnergy specializes in enabling inventors of cutting edge technology in the energy sector move from idea to commercial product. He is also a Director of Maine Energy Systems, a renewable energy firm.

Bill Strauss has more than thirty-five years of strategic and policy planning, project management, data analysis, and modeling experience. He has an MBA (specializing in Finance) and a PhD (Economics, Earth Systems Science).

Bill is also the chief economist for the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (Washington, DC). Bill served as the chief economist on the Maine Governor’s Wood-to-Energy Task force in 2008.

Bill takes some time in the fall and spring to teach a few business and economics classes at the White Mountains College in northern NH. Bill loves to ski and he has logged nearly one million vertical feet heli-skiing.

Thompson Terry

Senior Training Consultant
Palisade Corporation

Thompson Terry is a veteran member of Palisade’s training and consulting staff. With sixteen years of experience at Palisade, including eight in technical support, he is recognized as an expert in all Palisade software products and their applications.

Thompson has led numerous regional training seminars on risk and decision analysis and provided customized onsite trainings in a variety of industries including insurance, consumer goods, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, defense, and food safety. Clients trained by Thompson include: The Hartford, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Eastman Chemical, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the USDA, the FDA, National Rail (UK), Shell, Anadarko, National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago, Boeing, and Northrop-Grumman.

Thompson has served as a director of a nationally recognized, natural foods cooperative and also on the board of a local credit union’s not-for-profit, community development investment fund. Thompson teaches business students at both Cornell University and Ithaca College. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University with specializations in economics, statistics, and finance. Further, Thompson has been trained in Financial Risk Management methods in accordance with the Global Association of Risk Professionals.






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