Principal & Founder
Connelly founded Connelly & Associates in 2001 and has over
25 years of practical experience in various areas of high
tech engineering, marketing and management. Prior to C&A,
Tim was CEO and Chief Accounting Officer of EasyWare Software
(aka IClubCentral), the leading supplier of partnership
accounting software for investment clubs in the US.
he was a principal of QED Research and QED Capital. At QED,
Tim engaged in merger & acquisition activities and conducted
large scale market research projects for several major Japanese
multinationals, including Hitachi and NEC. Typical projects
were an analysis of future mainframe systems and LANs in
the US Federal Government.
to joining QED, Tim was the Director of Custom IT Consulting
at Dataquest (aka Gartner Group). Tim also co-founded a
computer system company, InterFile, and a medical electronic
company, Filac, which was later sold to Cheesebrough Ponds.
He was also one of three key managers that established a
medical laser system division at Spectra Physics, the leading
commercial laser company at the time. Other corporate affiliations
included Lockheed and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
holds an honors MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business
and a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He is the former President and Director of the MIT Club
of Northern California.
Wilson, Ph. D.
joined Connelly & Associates in 2005. She has several significant
design patents and achievement awards, with over 25 years
of design engineering experience, and increasing program
management responsibilities as a PMI-certified Project Manager.
began her engineering career as an Edison Program Graduate
at General Electric, rising to the GE Computer Management
Operation and GE Automation Systems Division (Robotics)
under the guidance of her legendary mentor, Dr. Jules Mirabel,
gained experience with NASA Aerospace and DOD projects while
working with GE, AT&T/Bell Laboratories, United Technologies
Corporation, Orbital Sciences, Boeing, General Dynamics,
Northrop-Grumman and Lockheed-Martin. She was Co-Founder
and President of Spectradyne Corporation, one of the first
LASER application developers.
holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Marketing,
and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport.
She also has a Masters in Applied Science & Technology from
Trinity College, and completed her Doctorate at MIT/Sloan
in System Dynamics, Engineering & Technology Management.
("Fran") Vegliante - Senior
is a seasoned computer and telecommunications industry sales
executive with over 25 years of professional experience.
He has a consistent track record of achieving above quota
sales levels; building lasting relationships with new and
existing clients. In the telecommunications industry, he
has extensive sales experience in VoIP, IP PBX, mobile communications,
network monitoring, broadband services, network security,
GPS tracking, content delivery streaming video, video conferencing,
TDMA, 3G, WiMAX, WiFI and WAP products and technologies.
Mr. Vegliante served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide
Sales & Business Development at Star2Star, a manufacturer
of VoIP IP PBX broadband equipment. He booked over $17 million
in new business in this start-up company.
Burst.com, Inc., Fran was the Vice President of Business
Development. He was successful in negotiating partnership
contracts valued at $23 million. This firm was in the streaming
video server business. While at DocuPoint Networks as Vice
President of Worldwide Sales, Fran booked sales of $9 million
in new business.
has also served as a Vice President of Sales at Iomega Corporation,
Interfile, and LaserData. He holds a BS Degree in Computer
Science and Marketing from the University of Tampa, and
has completed graduate courses in International Studies
at Yale University.
Marus - Senior
has 20+ years as an industry analyst, consultant, and manager
for top market research and consulting firms such as Dataquest,
Frost & Sullivan, and the Gartner Group.
addition to research and consulting, he has worked in technical
and marketing roles for a number of high-technology companies,
in areas as diverse as remote computing and network services,
document image conversion, knowledge management, Y2K software
tools and graphic image masking. These firms have ranged
in size from startups to Fortune 500, including Tymshare/Tymnet
(McDonald-Douglas), West Coast Information Systems (WESCO),
and Paravue Corporation (image processing).
also has extensive international business experience, and
an academic background in international studies and quantitative
social sciences. He has a Bachelor's degree in Political
Science from Yale University, and a Master of Science in
Foreign Service (M.S.F.S.) from Georgetown in International
Relations (History, Political Science and Economics).
Kidd - Senior
has extensive experience in the areas of networking, security,
Software as a Service, "cloud" environments, and font and
digital asset management. He has provided market research
and analysis to Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Research
Vendors such as Gartner Group and start-ups. Companies have
relied on Rob for strategic advice on market positioning,
business and partnership development. Rob's passion is understanding
how existing and emerging technologies will impact the future
of electronic business and organizations. He is versed in
traditional technology marketing and market research, as
well as search engine optimization, web analytics, new media
marketing and Web 2.0.
joining Connelly & Associates, Rob served in positions in
product marketing, product management and partnership management
at McAfee.com and McAfee. He was the product marketing manager
for service provider network management platforms at Intel.
At Sequent Computers Rob managed Competitive Intelligence
and Field Marketing, and at Dataquest (aka Gartner Group),
he founded the Server Systems Service and managed major
accounts such as HP, IBM, NCR, DEC, UNISYS and SUN.
has an MBA from the University Of British Columbia, an MS
in computer science from the University Of Toronto, an MS
in statistics from the University Of Oregon and a BA from
The Colorado College.