Board of Advisors

50 Years of Combined Experience in Data Capture

Board of Advisors:

Allan Weiss

Mr. Weiss founder and chief executive officer, of Market Shield Capital, has devoted much of his career to the development of innovative financial services and products. In 1991 he co-founded Case Shiller Weiss, Inc. and was chief executive officer through 2004. CSW produces CASA, an automated property valuation service, and the S&P Case Shiller Home Price Indexes now traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. CSW was acquired by Fiserv, Inc. in 2002. Mr. Weiss is also co-founder of MacroMarkets LLC and served as its chief executive officer from 1999 to 2005. MacroMarkets is the creator of Macro Securities. Mr. Weiss conceived of the essential idea, originally called “proxy assets,” and was co-developer of the patented invention that underlies Macro Securities. The first Macro Security, which seeks to track the benchmark price movement of crude oil, trades on the American Stock Exchange. Mr. Weiss has co-authored a number of articles in academic journals concerning the establishment of liquid markets and hedging instruments. He holds a BA in computer science and physics from Brandeis and an MBA from Yale.

Randy Stern

Mr. Stern has been Manager of Systems Development at the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems since 2004, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining digital library software and systems that support the academic and research mission of the University, including the Harvard Digital Repository Service and associated data ingest, cataloging and public access applications and web services. Before joining Harvard, Randy spent many years as a software developer, and was Vice President for Software Development at Captiva Software, Symbus Technology, and Kurzweil Computer Products – companies involved in document scanning, optical character recognition, and reading machines for the blind. He has a masters degree in EE/CS from MIT.

Samuel L. Rodriguez

Mr. Rodriguez is of counsel of the law. His practice concentrates on the representation of emerging businesses in technology, the protection of intellectual property rights and interests, and complex commercial litigation. He has tried jury cases in federal and state court and has successfully briefed and argued before the United States First Circuit and the Massachusetts Appellate Court.


Solutions for the Real World

We are dedicated to taking on and solving the tough real world data capture problems others can’t or won’t.

Unsurpassed Knowledge

We provide our products with the right set of easy to use features needed to efficiently sort, index, and capture your document data.


Unstructured Data Capture Approach

Vastly simplifies applications by eliminating the need for templates, and costly adjustments for documents coming from multiple scanning sources.

“In 2005, Captiva’s development team located in Waltham, MA, had some of the most talented and experienced OCR engineers in the entire country, including Paul Traite and Fatali Karimi, founders of AliusDoc, LLC in Waltham. So far as I know, they are the only engineers familiar with the undocumented features of Captiva’s recognition software.”
Arthur Gingrande

Founding Partner - IMERGE Consulting