Management Team

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Peter Heinrich

Peter Heinrich has a long history in technology product development and management. During a 20-year career with Xerox, he managed the group that developed the original Star Workstation functional specification and later played key roles in program management and planning process design. In 1989 he co-founded Integrated Project Systems (later called IPS Associates) where he created the IPS portfolio management practice. Based on his experience with corporations large and small, Peter designed the portfolio resource planning and management process that is instantiated in PDWare’s products. Peter has a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Paul Samarel

Paul Samarel has spent his entire career in project management and portfolio management software and technology focusing on integration, reporting, and data analysis. From 1994 to 1998, he managed the Custom Programming and Reporting department for ABT Corporation. There he found his natural ability to bridge the communication gap between business resources and developers. In 1998 he founded AGE Software Inc. providing technology business solutions for project management systems, including add-on applications, systems integrations, data warehouses, and countless reports. In this capacity, he has delivered technical services to over 300 clients. As a co-founder of PDWare, Paul combined his knowledge of existing systems with his experience in solving business issues to create the enterprise class, user-friendly software that is the PDWare Portfolio Suite. Paul received a BA in applied mathematics and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Phil Wolf

Phil Wolf is a 22-year veteran of the application software market. As Director of Product Management at ABT Corporation, Phil managed a successful multi-year initiative that transitioned ABT’s Project Management tools from the desktop to a scaling client-server architecture. Phil also managed a team that defined the sales and product marketing strategies that allowed ABT’s new products to dominate the project management space over the following years. More recently, Phil has held various sales and sales management positions with ABT, Portal Software and Princeton Softech, where he excelled at opening markets and developing new customers for these high-growth companies. With his long track record of accepting challenges and exceeding target objectives, Phil brings firepower to PDWare’s world-class management team. Phil has a BA in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in business administration from Boston University.

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Baruch Gabo

Baruch Gabo has been with the company since his graduation from Columbia University, with a double major in computer science and mathematics. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has taught Microsoft .Net Framework certification classes at DCIC Business Institute, while completing his undergraduate studies. While at Columbia University, Baruch worked on connected battlefield command systems, augmented reality, 3d user interfaces, and encryption algorithm employing knot theory. He led the development of PDWare iTeam, PDWare Integration Engine, and interfaces connecting PDWare products to other PPM, HR and financial systems. An avid gamer, he’ll always welcome a Settlers of Catan game, or playing his level 80 night-elf warrior in World of Warcraft.