Michel Biezunski is Infoloom’s founder and CEO. He is an innovator who anticipates where the market is heading. He pioneered knowledge graph applications and was the co-creator of the topic maps standard. He has always prioritized user engagement, as well as the ability of people to own their information, despite increasingly complex technology. Thanks to his scientific background, he was able to transition from an expertise in XML publishing applications to full stack development including single-page applications.
He holds a Ph.D in physics (1981) from Université Paris VII. He started his career in scientific publishing, then became a Professor at an engineering school, and a consultant in information management before becoming an entrepreneur and moving to the US in 2001. He was responsible for deploying topic map applications, most notably Tax Map for the Internal Revenue Service as well as for the New York University Library Digital Services.
Matthew Nishi-Broach is Infoloom’s Chief Technologist and a senior software developer who’s specialized in back end and front end applications. Matt spearheads development of Infoloom knowledge graph solutions, including the creation of client-specific data processing tools. He works with end-users to develop our data curation interfaces, and he also develops and manages Infoloom’s infrastructure and DevOps pipelines.
Matt's background is in philosophy and art at Yale University and he holds a Master of Fine Arts (2013) from California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation/Integrated Media. He has been an Adjunct Lecturer at both Brooklyn College and Rutgers University, where he taught classes in multimedia and graphic design. During 2015, Matt was Visiting Artist at Pratt Institute.
Derek Leebaert, COO. Derek cofounded Linquateq (telecom data interoperability middleware) in 1996, backed by Polaris Ventures, which he sold in 2001 to SONUS Networks. He then co-founded MAP AG, the Swiss management consulting firm which combined a spinoff from A. T. Kearney & Co. with an SOI-based assessment system. He served on the board of directors of Providence Health System (Ascension) from 2010-2019. Previously he had been chief economist at the Information Technology Industry Council and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University (Economics, a MIPA from Columbia University, and a BA from Vanderbilt. Derek is coauthor of the MIT Press trilogy on the IT revolution, and, among other books, is the author of To Dare and To Conquer: Special Operations and the Destiny of Nations, about selecting and leading elite units.
John P. Park, Director of Operations, was vice president for Naval Systems Operations at Alion Science & Technology, the defense & space industry business, from 2004–2011. He has also served as MAP AG operations manager, overseeing MAP software deployments and related projects. Previously he was COO of Intellicue, Inc., the leadership assessment software firm sold to MAP in 2004. Before that he was the Workforce Engineering Division Manager at ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.), a 1000 employee US Government defense industry systems analysis center. He holds an MSc. from the University of Southern California in Operations Research. Leaving the US Navy as a captain, John’s earlier career in naval aviation included flying carrier-based fighter jet missions.