Chief Executive Officer
Dan Kaminski is Co-Founder & Chairman, of Global Finance Links (GFL), an investment bank specializing in technology, Ed-tech, fin-tech, healthcare, biotech, clean energy, defense & security, and infrastructure. Mr. Kaminski has established GFL as gatekeeper and premier referring agent for
Barclays Capital PLC (London) and Barclays Capital (NY). He has also forged core strategic partnerships with major banks, funds and corporations in acquisitions, financings, business opportunities, and investment.
Mr. Kaminski previously served as managing director and chief executive officer for Marco Polo Group’s European operations. There, together with NYSE, the IFC and Daiwa Securities, he established the world’s largest trading platform for equities and derivatives with activities
in 72 countries.
Prior to that, Mr. Kaminski served as director of venture financing at Lucent Technologies, where he worked in partnership with DARPA and key industry leaders, overseeing a special unit identifying and commercializing non-core technologies supported by institutional investors.
Mr. Kaminski is a recognized world leader in identifying, financing and rapid deployment of breakthrough technologies. He sat on Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Investment and Grants Committee on New Technologies in Thames Valley, and served as Director of Hamilton Parker in the UK, advising on the strategy of building Sony’s Semiconductor business operations in Europe. He served as lead advisor for Cambridge Consulting’s Alpha Mosaic’s acquisition by Broadcom. Mr. Kaminski was also founder of several technology and data security companies in Israel that went public in the U.S. as well as founder and CEO of one of the first Internet service providers, later sold to Bezek (Israel Telecom).
Mr. Kaminski is a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of Stevens Institute of Technology and is a board member of the Stevens Venture Center.
Dr. Alexei Miasnikov
Founder & President
Dr. Alexei Miasnikov is Director of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a Distinguished Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 2012, he was selected as an inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for his outstanding portfolio of research contributions to the Mathematical Sciences. He has served in several faculty positions including Head of the Laboratory of Applied Logic at Novosibirsk State University, Professor at Omsk University, Visiting Professor at McGill University and Full Professor and Doctoral faculty member at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Dr. Miasnikov received a Master of Science in Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University, a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Leningrad University and a Doctor of Science in Mathematics (Habilitation) from Novosibirsk State University.
Dr. Alex Myasnikov
Founder and VP of Research & Development
Alex Myasnikov is a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Stevens Institute of Technology. For over a decade, he has been combining his interests in Mathematics and software development. As a member of the New York Group Theory Cooperative, he held a senior position in the Magnus Software project. Myasnikov was a senior researcher in Umbanet, Inc.—a computer security company sponsored by the Advanced Technology Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
While at Stevens, Myasnikov began to develop an interest in the ways computers can be used to improve student learning experiences and learning effectiveness. Focusing primarily on the design and development of personalized intelligent tutoring systems in Mathematics, particularly Calculus, his other research interests include statistical pattern recognition, machine learning, statistical group theory and symbolic computations.
Dr. Myasnikov earned a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Kurgan State University, Russia and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the City University of New York (CUNY).
Dr. Myasnikov is a founder and board member of Castle Point Learning Systems, and a recipient of the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Award for Advancement of Innovation and Process.
Chief Operating Officer
James O’Donnell previously served as Assistant Vice President at
Merrill Lynch, where he helped design and manage the implementation of various benefits and compensation plans. As an executive at Goldman Sachs, he worked within the mergers and acquisitions group to support new business initiatives.
James has a long history of successfully implementing corporate accounts, developing relationships and facilitating an operational balance.
Barbara F. Owca
Director of Business Development
Since joining in 2017, Barb has been key to developing strategy and
process to gain new users and partners for Gradarius. She has a deep understanding of the education market and over 10 years of specific experience in the development and launch of software at McGraw-Hill Education and Cengage Learning.
Barb knows how to identify potential in new markets and understands how to establish the right partnerships and processes to achieve goals. At McGraw-Hill, she received awards for launching Brooker Biology at 200% of goal, Bello Developmental Math series at 150% of goal and Miller/O’Neill Developmental Math series at 110% of goal and was recognized along with her teams with Corporate Achievement awards for innovation for Brooker Biology and Mathzone.
At Cengage Learning, Barb was recruited specifically to support the development and launch of MindTap Math Foundations and she led market development, seeding and pilot support for hundreds of intuitions and thousands of students.
Early in her career, Barb worked as an account executive in financial services and advertising and learned how to work with individuals and small businesses to create, formalize and execute plans so they may achieve their financial and business growth goals. Barb studied English Literature at DePaul University and was an Honors Program Student. As s student, salesperson, marketer, or product developer, Barb has been driven by a curiosity to understand the customers she serves, products she represents and teams she leads.
Manager of Content Development
Andrew Stump is the Manager of Content Development for Gradarius, overseeing all aspects of problem creation, supporting materials like walkthrough tutorials, user manuals and in-platform content. He was drawn to science and mathematics education after seeing the difficulties of learning these subjects firsthand. Prior to his role at Gradarius, he was a Physics subject matter expert at Second Avenue Learning where he worked on Physics verification and quality assurance for K-12 educational games.
Stump earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics at Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Physics at the University of Rochester. At Rochester, he was chosen for a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship. He was awarded the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Best Graduate Student Teacher Award and was nominated for the university-wide Edward Peck Curtis Teaching Award. Stump’s particle physics research focused on more efficient computations in Z' physics and the processes that were active in the universe less than a microsecond after the Big Bang.
Dr. Dmitry Panteleev
Research and Development Engineer
Dmitry Panteleev is a Research and Development Engineer for Castle Point Learning Systems. Focused on expanding the core functionality of the Gradarius Stepwise Learning Platform, his work includes creating capabilities to support advanced Calculus concepts, and developing algorithms for solutions and verification of expressions. He also maintains the development infrastructure, including task management and system testing. Prior to his work at CPLS,
he was a doctoral student at Stevens Institute of Technology and a teaching assistant for
several Calculus courses.
Dr. Panteleev continues his work on researching Mathematical Solutions Processing which he began at the Stevens Institute of Technology while working on his Ph.D. His primary student research project was focused on the application of efficient modeling to complicated Mathematical hypotheses. This work required implementing several domain-specific algorithms in Algebra and parallel processing large amounts of data. Since his early years in Russia, he has studied advanced Mathematics and software engineering, receiving awards in city and country-level competitions. During his master-level computer science courses, he served as a software engineer intern for Yandex, the largest Russian web search engine.
Dr. Panteleev holds a Mathematics Specialist degree from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Castle Point Learning Systems Corp. (CPLS) is the developer of Gradarius™ — the world’s first Stepwise Calculus Learning Platform. Gradarius is an innovative online learning platform designed to help students master Calculus concepts for deeper understanding — offering immediate feedback, guiding problem solving, pointing out mistakes and providing hints during each step of the problem-solving process for every problem, any time of the day or night.
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