Two decades ago, Mi-Corporation pioneered data capture on tablets and coined the term “mobile data capture”. Ever since Mi-Corporation has provided the technology to mobilize and automate inspections and similar processes. The Mobile Impact Platform provides a rich and powerful toolset to custom-build flexible solutions that improve workforce efficiencies, increase productivity, reduce costs, and increase profits.
You will find our solutions deployed across a diverse industry base, including Transport for London, USDA, Bureau Veritas, the NC Department of Agriculture, GULF Companies (GIE), and many others. Mi-Corporation is the proud recipient of many prestigious industry awards, including the 2015 and 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for our work in the Public Sector.
Dr. Greg Clary holds eleven U.S. patents related to mobile data capture and has additional patents pending. Prior to co-founding Mi-Corporation, 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-Corporation’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.
Chris DiPierro is Chief Technology Officer with more than 12 years of experience developing enterprise-level mobile computing solutions. Mr. DiPierro leads a technical team in the development of Mi-Corporation'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-Corporation's CFR 21 Part 11 validation efforts that enable Mi-Forms use in the highly regulated clinical research and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Mi-Corporation in 2000 and previously managed a technical team at IBM. Mr. DiPierro holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
G. Kinsey Roper, III is the Founder and Managing Partner of Glenbrook Hills Capital LLC, a lower middle-market private equity firm focusing on the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In addition, he is a Co-Founder and Partner of Sustainable Community Partners, LLC. Prior to this, Mr. Roper was a Partner and Managing Director at Cherokee Investment Partners LLC, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based multi-fund private equity firm managing over $2 billion in assets. Prior to joining Cherokee in 2005, he was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Brighton Partners LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia-based private equity firm. Mr. Roper began his career in commercial lending with the Chemical Bank in New York. Since 1984, he has held Principal/Partner positions with several private equity firms including Ruddick Investment Company and North Riverside Ventures. In addition, Mr. Roper was an Executive Vice President with BellSouth Corporation where he led strategic planning and corporate development for BellSouth International and BellSouth Wireless in the 1990's. In addition to Mi-Co, Mr. Roper serves on the board of Create Your Dreams and the advisory board of Holocene, LLC and Friends of Cliff Asbury. Mr. Roper received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Mr. Welton has over 27 years of experience as an information technology professional. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in education from East Carolina University, Mr. Welton taught school for two years before entering the information technology industry. He joined Hospital Data Center of Virginia as a member of the technical staff providing business and medical systems to 10 to 15 hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina. He then served as product manager and marketing and sales manager for SATCOM, a developer of manufacturing and distribution software. Mr. Welton worked the next 16 years with Metro Information Services as marketing director and division director. He also supported the growth of new offices throughout the southeast, and he founded the Raleigh, NC regional office.
John Mazzarino is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity real estate investment manager focused on the acquisition, remediation, management and development of brownfields in North America and Europe. Cherokee has raised four funds with aggregate commitments exceeding $2 billion. John is also Co-Founder of Cherokee Ventures, a venture and middle market private equity investor, Cherokee Renewables, a brownfield solar investor, Cherokee Tower, a cell tower company, and Brownfield Revitalization, a three times New Markets Tax Credits allocatee. His responsibilities include strategy, capital raising, investor relations and investment management.
Prior to forming Cherokee John was a Manager with Bain & Company in Boston, MA. He serves as Chairman of Hometown America, an owner of manufactured housing communities, and is a director of Cherokee Gives Back, Cherokee’s philanthropic arm, and the North Carolina Opera. John received a BA in mathematics from Colgate University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an MS in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Originally from Cary, NC, Mark moved to Greenville, SC in 1990 as a freshman at Furman University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and the Collegiate Educational Service Corporation. He graduated with a B.A. in Urban Studies/Sociology in 1994, and immediately began his career at Northwestern Mutual as a Wealth Management Advisor. After running an individual practice for many years, he and business partner Thomas Willcox established McBee Avenue Wealth Advisors of Northwestern Mutual in 2018. Mark and his team help their clients grow and protect their wealth through a robust planning process that includes risk management, retirement planning, and portfolio management. He holds the professional distinction of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), as well as professional memberships with the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Greenville Estate Planning Council.
Mark is married to Amy, a Greenville native, and they have three sons: Witt, Joey, and Carter. He is committed to and actively involved in the Greenville community as a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he serves as an Elder. Additionally, he has served on the boards of some key organizations in the Greenville community, including United Way of Greenville, Community Foundation of Greenville, and Gateway House. Mark currently serves on the board of Presbyterian Retirement Communities of SC.
Ralph Cavin, NCSU/SRC
Wayne Clark, Cisco/NCSU
Dr. Thomas K. Miller, Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology, NCSU
Alan Ying, M.D., Former CEO, Mercury MD
Bert Maggart, Chief of Staff, RTI International
Steve Griffith, former Chief Counsel and Chairman of the Board of Duke Power Company
Richard Holcomb, Serial Entrepreneur, Research Triangle Region
Kurt von Koch, President, FM Systems
Barrett Joyner, Vice President of Marketing Emeritus, Mi-Corporation