Management Team

Mike Taylor - Chairman of the Board

Mike has a 25+ year career in the software industry, with extensive senior management experience in the enterprise software development tools arena. He has founded several high tech companies in addition to Instantiations, serving as Vice President of Professional Services at Digitalk and ParcPlace-Digitalk, both leading companies in the Smalltalk arena. Mike holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Washington.


Seth Berman - President and CEO

Seth joined Instantiations in May of 2011, after spending over 10 years in the defense industry developing software solutions to problems in a variety of domains including stochastic simulations, operations research and grid computing. At Instantiations, he has been heavily involved in developing state-of-the-art code assist tooling, virtual machine modernization, powerful cryptography solutions and more. Seth has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Software Engineering.


Chuck Shawan - Vice President of Sales

Chuck joined Instantiations early in the company's history, and brought with him an established track record of impressive sales and sales management performance, stemming from several years in high-tech and related industries. Prior to Instantiations, he was Director of Sales at Objectshare/ParcPlace-Digitalk, and Sales Supervisor at Creative Media Development, where he worked closely with the firm's high-tech clients. Chuck has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and has done extensive post-graduate work in Forensics at the FBI Academy and the University of Virginia.



Board of Directors and Technical Advisors

Mike Taylor - Chairman

Seth Berman - Director

Eric Clayberg - Director

Co-founder of Instantiations, is a seasoned software technologist, product developer, entrepreneur, and manager. Eric has nearly 20 years of commercial software development experience. He is the primary author and architect of more than a dozen commercial Java and Smalltalk add-on products including WindowBuilder Pro, CodePro AnalytiX, and the award winning VA Assist Enterprise product lines. Previously, Eric was a founder and Executive Vice President of Objectshare Systems, Inc. and Vice President of Development for ParcPlace-Digitalk. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT, an MBA from Harvard, and has co-founded two successful software companies. He is also co-author of the popular book, Eclipse Plug-ins (formerly Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins), part of the Addison Wesley Eclipse Series.


Instantiations has additional technical staff comprised of seasoned software engineers. Expertise in the group ranges across the full gamut of skills needed to successfully architect and build object-based systems.

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