Bahram Nour-Omid, Ph.D.:
Dr. Nour-Omid is a founding member of Shelter Capital Partners, LLC., a private Venture Capital firm in Southern California with investments focus in Information Technology. He is specifically focused on application software for Telecommunication, Health Care, Infrastructure and Enterprise Business Automation markets. He has extensive executive level management experience with Enterprise Software Solutions companies such as CRM, ERP, Supply Chain Management Systems, and E-Commerce.
Dr. Nour-Omid's professional career began as a consulting scientist at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, in 1982, where he directed R&D efforts for computational modeling and analysis of scientific and engineering problems using high performance computers.
In 1990, Dr. Nour-Omid co-founded Scopus Technology where he served as Executive Vice-President and CTO of the company and as a member of the Board of Directors. He was responsible for all the product development activities at Scopus. The company maintain uninterrupted profitability from its inception, through a highly successful IPO in 1995, and up to its merger with Siebel Systems, Inc. in 1998. Nour-Omid later joined Essentus, Inc., a provider of supply chain software for the apparel industry, as Executive Vice President responsible for Product Development and Marketing and served on the Board of Directors of the company. In 1999 Dr. Nour-Omid co-founded and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer if StudioXchange, Inc., a provider of production site, labor and equipment procurement services for the entertainment industry. In 2000 StudioXchange was merged into iFilm (acquired by MTV Networks).
Dr. Nour-Omid is currently a director of Roamware, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for the global wireless carrier market, a director of Kryptiq, a provider of workflow connectivity and contract management solutions for the healthcare industry and Chairman of iSensix, a provider of wireless monitoring systems for Hospitals. Dr. Nour-Omid also served as a director of u-Nav, a fabless semiconductor company (acquired by Atheros, ATHR-NASD) and IDS, an Financial software company for asset management (acquired by CheckFree CKFR-NASD).
Dr. Nour-Omid earned a B.S. from the University of London's Imperial College, and an M.S. in Structural Engineering, M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Engineering and three years of Post-Doctorate study in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley
Recognized as one of the most prolific writers and producers of animated entertainment in the world, Rick Ungar began his animation career at New World/Marvel Animation where the company grew from a start-up operation to become a worldwide leader in children's entertainment production, distribution and merchandising. During Ungar's first season with New World/Marvel, he participated in the packaging, development and production of the long running Fox Children's Network hit animated television series, "The X-Men". New World's success with "X-Men" was followed up with Ungar's own creation, the internationally popular "Biker Mice From Mars." "Biker Mice" would go on to achieve television ratings prominence throughout the word along with a highly successful merchandising campaign producing over 350 products in distribution bearing the "Biker Mice From Mars" trademarks. In addition to creating, producing and writing many episodes of the series, Ungar supervised the licensing program on "Biker Mice From Mars" through a joint venture of New World Licensing and his wholly owned Brentwood Licensing Company – the company also responsible for the licensing and merchandising of the long popular "Kliban Cat". During his tenure at New World/Marvel, Ungar executive produced and/or supervised such successful animated programs as ‘Spider-man", "The Hulk", "Fantastic Four", "Iron Man" along with the academy award nominated theatrical short, "Gahan Wilson's The Diner".
In the years following the sale of New World Entertainment in 1997, Ungar continued to create, executive produce and write numerous animated programs including "Roswell Conspiracies", "Kong :The Animated Series", and "Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future", one of the first animated television series produced fully in CGI and based on the beloved British character..
In 1999, Ungar returned to the world of Marvel as president of the Marvel Character Group where he assumed responsibility for all television programming and licensing along with various additional executive and advisory functions within the company. In 2000, Ungar revisited his "X-Men" roots as executive producer and writer of the hit, KidsWB! animated series, "X-Men:Evolution",
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