Mi-Co Executive Team
CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Greg Clary holds eleven U.S. patents related to mobile data capture and has additional patents pending. Prior to co-founding Mi-Co, he was with the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center working on handwriting recognition and pen input systems. Results of the work were published by IEEE, and the IBM handwriting recognition product was recognized with industry awards. One of the novel pen input systems of the IBM team became the CrossPad from the A.T. Cross Pen Computing Group. He previously served as President of Epiteleo, Inc., a North Carolina developer of handwriting-based electronic personal information management software and handwriting-based electronic messaging software. Dr. Clary has been active in leading the development of Mi-Co’s Mi-Forms since the product’s inception. His research interests include statistical pattern recognition, image processing, and the design of flexible and scalable enterprise information systems. He holds the B.S.E. and the M.S.E.E. degrees from Duke University and the Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Gautham Pandiyan is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing efforts at Mi-Co. He is responsible for sales outreach, managing the marketing program and other business development efforts. He has spoken at conferences such as the Harvey Spencer Associates Document Capture forum, TabTimes TabletBiz conference, is part of the Enterprise Mobility Network editorial board & has been on the forefront of Tablet adoption by businesses for several years. He has considerable experience working with entrepreneurial small businesses having worked at the Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures, with a biotechnology startup company, EntoGenetics, and with the Small Business Technology Development Center of NC. Gautham holds an alphabet soup of degrees with a M.S. in Molecular Cancer Biology, and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Georgia.
Vice President of Marketing Emeritus
Barrett Joyner, former President of SAS N. America, is Mi-Co’s Vice President of Marketing Emeritus. After graduating from Chapel Hill High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Barrett Joyner took a position at RTI International, a nonprofit started in 1958 as a founding tenant of Research Triangle Park.
After eight years at RTI, he went on to work for 16 years at SAS, starting at the Cary company when it was a small concern and leaving as a top sales executive around the time SAS topped $1 billion in annual revenue. A series of jobs at smaller tech companies, SciQuest, FullSeven and Mi-Co among them, followed.
Now, Joyner spends his days as director of development for The Healing Place of Wake County, a nonprofit that helps homeless addicts clean up their lives. Founded in 2001, the nonprofit claims that 70 percent of its clients remain sober 12 months after they leave the shelter, which can house addicts for more than a year. _ As published in Triangle Business Journal, 2008
Director of Software Development
Chris DiPierro is Director of Software Development with over 12 years experience developing enterprise-level mobile computing solutions. Mr. DiPierro leads a technical team in the development of Mi-Co’s flagship Designer, Client, and Server software products for mobile electronic data capture. Mr. DiPierro holds four patents in the area of handwriting recognition and the processing of handwritten data. Additionally, he oversees Mi-Co’s CFR 21 Part 11 validation efforts that enable Mi-Forms use in the highly regulated clinical research and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Mi-Co in 2000 and previously managed a technical team at IBM. Mr. DiPierro holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Director of Quality Assurance
Manager of Professional Services
Mitch Hamelau joined the development team at Mi-Co in 2013 to head the Professional Services Division. Mitch has over 16 years of experience building software applications and performing process design. His experience extends to the entire software development lifecycle from initial requirements gathering, through design and development, to production deployment. Mitch is using his skills and dedication to excellent customer service to help Mi-Co’s partners and customers find the best ways to leverage the Mi-Forms platform within their businesses. Prior to joining Mi-Co, Mitch was with the North Carolina Department of the State Treasurer’s IT Division where he supported the implementation and day-to-day operations of document management and workflow systems for multiple divisions within the department. Mitch holds a B.A. in Computer Science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He earned his Project Management Professional certification in 2008.