Board of Directors
iParadigms' Board of Directors is comprised of accomplished executives from software, education, publishing and private equity. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus, a global leader in private equity.
John M. Barrie, PHD
Dr. John Barrie is co-founder of iParadigms. In 1996 iParadigms set out to create a new model for ascertaining the originality of written work. Dr. Barrie is the original architect of the technology behind Turnitin, the leading plagiarism prevention service used by millions of students and faculty in more than 100 countries (including every university in the U.K.), and iThenticate — a commercial version of Turnitin designed for publishers and in-use at all of the major scholarly publishers in the English-speaking world.
Dr. Barrie's vision is to use technology to drive the production of original work such that other, efficiency-creating technologies can then be employed in the modern classroom to increase feedback to students. Dr. Barrie's ultimate goal is to exponentially increase classroom feedback to students (regarding their course work) in order to create engagement between the students and their peers, their instructors, and the core course material that they are in school to learn — to use technology to reform education and significantly increase learning. To that end, Dr. Barrie and his colleagues have made Turnitin into the most highly used teaching technology in the world.
As a leading expert in his field, Dr. Barrie has been featured on CNN, ABC (Good Morning America and World News Tonight), CBS (48 Hours with Dan Rather/60 Minutes with Morley Safer), BBC, the New York Times and USA Today.
Dr. Barrie completed his undergraduate studies in Rhetoric and Neurobiology and his PhD in Biophysics/Neurobiology — both at the University of California, Berkeley.
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Chris Caren joined iParadigms in 2009 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. His career has focused on software businesses and he comes from a family of scientists and educators — a background which helped draw him to iParadigms. Chris previously worked for Microsoft Corporation as General Manager of Microsoft Business Solutions and Office Business Applications. His previous experience includes vice president of products and marketing at Business Objects (now part of SAP), product marketing at Manugistics Group Inc., head of sales and marketing at an Oracle financial applications company, and a leadership position at Accenture. He holds an MBA with distinction from Kellogg Business School and a bachelor of science in engineering from Stanford University.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, WARBURG PINCUS
Mark M. Colodny is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2001 and is co-head of the technology, media and telecommunications team. Mr. Colodny also is a member of the firm’s executive management group. Previously, he served as senior vice president of corporate development at Primedia where he ran the mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Colodny began his career as a journalist at Fortune magazine. He is a director of A Place for Mom, Evidon, iParadigms, Liaison International, MultiView, OnTargetJobs and Slickdeals. Mr. Colodny is also a member of ProPublica’s Board of Directors. He received an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
CHAIRMAN & CEO, INTERACTIVE DATA CORPORATION
Mason Slaine is currently Chairman and CEO of Interactive Data Corporation. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, Interactive Data Corporation delivers financial market data, analytics and additional related services. Mr. Slaine has successfully grown several businesses into market leaders, including Thomson Financial and most recently Information Holdings, Inc. (a former Warburg Pincus portfolio company), which was sold to the Thomson Corporation in 2004.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, WARBURG PINCUS
Vishnu Menon joined Warburg Pincus in 2005 and has been a media and technology investor since 1999. Mr. Menon is based in San Francisco and focuses on investments in the media, data/information, and software sectors. Previously, Mr. Menon worked as a business services and technology investor at New York-based hedge fund Perry Capital and Texas Pacific Group in San Francisco. Prior to that, he was with Symphony Technology Group and JP Morgan Capital. Mr. Menon holds a BA in international relations from Stanford University and has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of A Place for Mom, Evidon, iParadigms, and Slickdeals and works closely with Yodlee.