Board and Advisors

Sanjoy Chatterji

Founder, CEO and Board Member

Sanjoy founded Entomo in 1999 and brings more than 25 years of technology and executive management expertise to the company. Before founding Entomo, he was Founder and President of the Trinetra Consulting Group.

Trinetra worked with early stage growth companies in the areas of fundraising, business development, market and product strategy, and organizational development.

Prior to Trinetra, Sanjoy was Vice President of Software & Systems at Philips Electronics’ ATL Ultrasound Division. He was a member of the turnaround team that revitalized and repositioned ATL (then a publicly traded company), boosting the market cap from $250 million to $800 million, resulting in an eventual acquisition by Philips.

Earlier in his career, Chatterji was Vice President Technology & Services at PowerOpen, a power PC market-development company. Prior to PowerOpen, Sanjoy spent almost 10 years at Sequoia Systems Inc., serving in a variety of functions, including Director Systems Software. He helped the company grow through an IPO and several years as a publicly traded company. During his tenure, he developed and brought to market several generations of fault-tolerant, symmetric multi-processing systems and received multiple patents in fault-tolerant and multi-processor architecture and design.

Sanjoy Chatterji previously served on the Computer Systems and Software Advisory Board of the Washington Technology Council. He holds a Master's of Engineering in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S./M.S. in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India.


Niranjan Chipalkatti

Board Member

Dr. Niranjan “Chips” Chipalkatti is a Professor of Accounting at Seattle University. He is an expert in domestic and international accounting, auditing, accounting information systems and business valuation...

His articles have been published in various journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Journal of Developing Areas, InternationalJournal of Financial Services Management, Oxford Development Studies, The CPA Journal, and the Business Valuation Review.

Dr. Chipalkatti is also a business valuation consultant who is actively engaged in capital markets research involving policy issues for revenue recognition requirements, equity valuation issues, and the impact of earnings signals and mandated disclosures on the market microstructure. He has presented at meetings for the American Accounting Association, the Financial Management Association and the American Economic Association.

Dr. Chipalkatti previously worked as an auditor at A.F. Fergusons, Chartered Accountants (associates of KPMG International) and as an accountant at Hindustan Lever Ltd, a subsidiary of Unilever PLC.

Niranjan Chipalkatti received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is an accredited member of the Institute of Business Appraisers.


Jim Goldfinger

Board Member

Jim brings nearly 30 years of experience in various executive positions in the enterprise software industry. Jim’s experience includes leadership roles at SAP, PeopleSoft, and several startups. He's an acknowleged expert on customer value networks..

Jim founded and led the Customer Value Network community for SAP’s CRM solution - a network of customers, partners and product experts to share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned - and built the group to over 1500 members.

Prior to SAP,  Jim served as the VP of CRM Strategy for PeopleSoft, another leading ERP software firm. Jim currently serves as VP of Client Value Networks and Strategic Partnerships at HighPoint Solutions, LLC.

Goldfinger also previously held executive and leadership positions at various software startups including Xchange, Inc. and Clarify.

Jim received his BS in Math from Duke University and is active in Big Brothers and City Year volunteer organizations.


Stockton Rush

Board Member

Stockton Rush is CEO and Co-Founder of OceanGate Inc, a company developing the next generation of manned submersible solutions for subsea operations in the commercial and defense sectors..

Stockton was the youngest jet transport-rated pilot in the world when he obtained his DC-8 Type/Captain’s rating at the age of 19. He proceeded to serve as a DC-8 first officer during college summers, flying out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Overseas National Airways under a subcontract from Saudi Arabian Airlines. 

Over the past 20 years, Stockton has overseen the development of multiple successful IP ventures. He most recently served on the Board for Seattle’s BlueView Technologies, a manufacturer of small, high-frequency sonar systems. Stockton also serves as Chairman of Remote Control Technology, Inc. (RCT), a manufacturer of wireless remote control devices for several Fortune 500 industrial clients, including Exxon, Conoco-Philips and Boeing.

Stockton is co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees of Exploreocean, a STEM-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing ocean exploration activities and curriculum for students and educators. Previously, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Stockton Rush obtained his B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and his M.B.A. from the UC Berkeley Hass School of Business.


Larry Seifert

Board Member

Laurence “Larry” Seifert retired as the Executive Vice President of AT&T Wireless Services Group and COO of its Fixed Wireless Services Unit. Previously, he was Vice President of AT&T Global Manufacturing and Engineering and a member of the Bell Laboratories Cabinet, which oversaw R&D programs and policies.

Larry also held AT&T positions as Vice President of Communications Products Sourcing and Manufacturing, Vice President of Engineering, Manufacturing Research and Development, Vice President, and Director of Engineering; and he spent ten years in Product Management and Marketing.

Larry Seifert holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He currently serves on The Board of Overseers of New Jersey Institute of Technology and he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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