SAGE-IP's cofounders have developed software and software-enabled technology products throughout their careers. Circumstances and ability combined to place both in technical management roles very early in their careers in a wide range of complex and demanding applications. They believe market-driven technical requirements, and a hands-on approach to keeping pace with evolving technologies are necessary for maximum effectiveness in software design and project management.
Sean Weist has 20 years experience in technology businesses leading the design and delivery of software products and complex systems. He attended both Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Purdue University, earning a BSE degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering (Electrical / Mechanical). He received an MBA with Honors from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.
Initially, Sean's focus was on industrial automation and other process critical applications. These included software for medical device testing, nuclear and coal power plants, plant lighting control and power distribution, data acquisition, barcode / RFID tracking, and precision HVAC controls. He made numerous advances in aerospace manufacturing process automation for aircraft jet engine and Space Shuttle Main Engine components.
These applications employed rich user interface design and computer graphics, elements that would later carry over into work on strategic planning, operations management, and other desktop and networked software. In addition to the work with Open Port described in the sidebar, he also designed wireless distributed software systems, including all server software modules and network protocol design.
A partial list of other applications includes software techniques for
sensor linearization, wirelessly networked embedded microcontrollers,
GPS tracking and mapping, and a working knowledge of several military
For more than 20 years, Jack Stucky has taken numerous performance critical products from requirements analysis to optimized solutions, working primarily within startups in roles ranging from Software Architect to VP of Engineering. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science with emphasis on Operating System and Language design, and a BS degree in Mathematics, both from Purdue University.
Jack's earlier work included high speed image processing of satellite imagery, leading a team in the development of several components of a commercially successful version of Unix, and creating the operating systems for parallel digital signal processing systems used by NASA JPL in their Deep Space Network.
In subsequent businesses, he created Windows accessibility technologies for disabled users, wrote a suite of Windows applications and device drivers for telephony-based voice messaging and fax services, and designed system management tools for large scale Linux clusters. He went on to develop a next generation cellular telephone infrastructure product based on an open source platform, and conducted interoperability testing with industry partners.
Jack worked with a company producing portable test and measurement
instruments for the electrical power industry, directing the engineering
team to create Windows PC software, embedded software, DSP firmware,
printed circuit board and mechanical design, and ISO 9001 procedures.
In another startup, he conducted market analysis, design and development
for a network security service that provides vulnerability scanning, DNS
hijack detection, and e-mail, website and DNS performance monitoring.