About Us


The key team members of Advanz have relevant business and technical backgrounds with a wide variety of experience in different fields and industries.

Ondrej Fredrick, Vice President, Technology

Ondrej Fredrick was Project Manager for database-driven web-designs in the Intranet Services Group at the Eastman Kodak Company in his last assignment. Ondrej's expertise lies in technology architecture and the management, development and deployment of transactional web sites and related applications. He was also engaged in providing e-commerce and e-marketing consulting solutions for small and medium size businesses earlier which has given him a unique business perspective. Among notable web-based solutions that Ondrej has been involved in conceptualizing and project managing are a web-based expense reporting and online expense management system for 30,000 domestic Kodak employees which resulted in cost-savings of $12M/year for the company. Other examples include the deployment of Kodak's web-based corporate travel reservation system with a user base of 15,000 travelers and the formulation and implementation of Kodak's single password/single sign-on intranet strategy. He is very familiar with ASP, Cold Fusion, SQL, PKI, LDAP, XML and other web technologies. Ondrej has over 15 years of experience and is an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.

John Skarr, Director, Technology

John is a skilled IT professional with more than twelve years experience in the technology field as well as having experience in manufacturing, real estate and the finance sectors. He served as the hands-on Manager of Information Systems at American Superconductor, a large manufacturing/engineering environment, and more recently as the Senior Director of Information Technology at a large Venture Capital firm in Boston, MA that managed over $1B. John has strong leadership, communication, technical, project management and organizational skills, and a proven ability to plan and implement information technology solutions for business problems. A BBA in Finance from the Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA in Business Organization, John is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Cisco Certified Professional. John is very familiar with business processes relating to the venture capital and private equity industry segment and has been assisting Advanz with Deal Director and other implementations.

Bipul Sahay, Project Manager

Bipul has extensive experience in implementation, configuration, and managing CRM systems. He has successfully implemented and managed several SugarCRM implementations for Advanz and is well versed with other CRM and database systems. He has prior experience with SAP and Peoplesoft, where he was involved with implementations and managing training. His skill set includes PHP, mySQL, Java and Oracle. Bipul is an MS in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience.