Management Team

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Georg Lindsey, President and CEO
Ph.D., Communication, Stanford University

Georg co-founded CGNET in 1983 as a sustainable organization that would keep its clients at the leading edge of practical information and communication technology, with an emphasis on networking, messaging and collaboration.  He has overseen and undertaken I.T. infrastructure designs and installations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia. His on-the-ground experience includes working with scores of international organizations, including for example, USAID, USDA, IFAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNHCR, FAO, World Food Program, World Bank, IDRC, and DFID.

Prior to CGNET, Georg worked for Nortel Networks’ R & D laboratory Bell Northern Research.  Georg has undertaken consulting assignments for the Rand Corporation, SRI International, NASA, NSF, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories, National Institutes for Health, KQED Television, UCLA, UC-Berkley, University of Southern California, Stanford University, the Food and Drug Administration, and many others.  Georg’s holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communication from San Jose State University.

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Ricardo Uribe, CTO
B.S., Computer Science, Oregon State University

Ricardo has overall responsibility at CGNET for systems and network design, implementation and administration of CGNET products, and for the research and development of new technologies in support of CGNET product development. He will oversee the project’s hardware and infrastructure implementations and ongoing I.T. support.

Ricardo joined CGNET in 1999 after working for seven years at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia in the GIS department, and later in the Information Systems Unit as Network and Computer Administration Manager, User Support Manager, and Acting Chief Information Officer.

Ricardo has conducted strategic ICT consulting and assessment for the University of the Virgin Islands, FAO in Rome, the Africa Rice Center in Cotonou, Benin, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, the African Development Bank in Tunis, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ.

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Tim Haight, Vice President, Technology Services
Ph.D., Communication, Stanford University

Tim has been studying how nonprofit organizations can optimize their use of information technology for more than 25 years. He has been at CGNET for ten years. In recent years, he has led many inventories and assessments of information and communications.

Tim has done assessments and strategic plans for the Bush Foundation, Africa Re, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the CGIAR, Partners in Population and Development, FAO, the Women’s Funding Network, Britain’s Department for International Development, Canada’s International Development Research Center, the California HealthCare Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Metta Fund, the Oregon Community Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Tim also conducted case studies of online grants management applications for the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) of the Council on Foundations.  Tim also holds a B.A. from Stanford University.

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Daniel Callahan, Vice President, Cloud Services
M.S. Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dan is responsible for development of CGNET’s cloud-based services.  He oversees all aspects of CGNET’s Office 365 and Lync Voice services.

Dan served as Director of Marketing and Business Operations at CGNET from 1999 to 2003.  Since that time he has held Director-level positions in Product Management and Marketing at iPass, SOMA Networks, Daintree Networks and YouSendIt.  He has been responsible for product lines generating up to $100 million in revenue. Dan has more than 20 years of experience in Product Management, Product Marketing and Software Engineering in the broadband, networking, energy management, mobility and cloud-based services industries.  Dan has managed large-scale systems software projects and specified requirements for software supporting millions of concurrent user sessions. Dan’s undergraduate degree is in Anthropology from Stanford University.

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Ken Novak, Senior Technology Adviser
B.S. Computer Science, Yale University

Ken has worked for 25 years in the design, implementation, security and performance of wide-area networks. He has also supervised the construction and software architecture of a score of ground-breaking large-scale global databases. Ken was a Reuters Foundation Fellow at Stanford University in 2001-02. Ken’s most recent positions include Chief Architect of Replicate Technologies, a Silicon Valley virtualization startup, and Chief Technology Officer of CGNET Services International.

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Jim Estes, Senior Technical Advisor
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Connecticut

Jim joined CGNET in 1994, after having served as the Head of Computer Services at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India for nearly 19 years. For 16 years, Jim managed CGNET’s technical consultants located around the world, CGNET’s 24×7 NOC operations staff, and the engineering and maintenance of CGNET’s network infrastructure. Jim retired as CGNET Chief Operating Officer in 2010.  He currently works on a consulting basis.

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Kimberly Reed, Administrator
Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University

Kimberly assists in accounting and marketing projects at CGNET. She also assists upper management in various day-to-day activities. Kim has worked in various high-tech companies over the years prior to joining us and pursued undergraduate study at Stanford University.