Jeff graduated from General Motors Institute with a BSEE and moved to Boca Raton, FL to build GM/EDS’s development practice at IBM. At IBM, Jeff was co-inventor on US Patent 6,118,428 involving the integration of OS/2® and Windows®. Jeff moved to Silicon Valley in the 90’s, and as VP of Engineering at Aurum Software he was credited with developing the first browser-based SFA application. Aurum went public and was later acquired by The Baan Company. As VP of Engineering for Baan’s Front Office Division, Jeff’s team developed synchronization software to keep mobile phones current with servers via the internet. After leaving Baan, Jeff co-founded The Cybrant Corporation, a pioneer in web-based guided selling solutions where he was awarded US Patent 6,404,445 for technology which enabled complex products to be configured in a browser. Jeff moved back to Boca Raton, FL in 2001 to run Cybrant’s Product, Engineering, and Support Teams.
In 2004 Jeff left Enterprise Software to launch Boca Theater & Automation (BTA), a high-tech company focused on developing and delivering software and electronics that integrate audio/visual and building control systems into luxury homes, yachts, and businesses. BTA’s state-of-the art touch screen control systems have been deployed in the most prestigious homes in the U.S., with the majority of its customers located in Palm Beach County Florida. BTA acquired Cinema Design Group International (CDGi) in 2005, a company focused on designing and building acoustically accurate luxury interiors for high-end residential and commercial theaters where Jeff serves as Chairman and CEO. In 2011, Jeff acquired radio frequency electronics distributor Microwave Distributors Company (MDC), along with its manufacturing affiliate MIDISCO. Jeff oversees MDCs operations and is runs its eCommerce initiative while serving as Chairman and CEO. Jeff is an Eagle Scout and sponsors student internship programs in his companies by employing and mentoring technology focused students.
J.T.Galea Sr. is a graduate of General Motors Institute with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering, he also completed course studies towards a MBA from Balwin Wallace College. He retired from General Motors after 35 years of service during which time he supervised engineering departments both in the U.S. and in Europe with multi million dollar budgets. He has also earned patents for his work in the development of mechanical systems. After retirement he successfully began a business which he developed and sold. Then worked 8 years as an estimator, designer and project manager in the home building industry.
Jim graduated from the University of Utah in 1988 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Jim worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for eight years. At EDS, Jim was part of the team that converted the 16-bit software development tools to 32-bit for OS/2®. Jim also traveled extensively as a design, development, and implementation specialist for EDS. In 1999, Jim joined The Cybrant Corporation, a pioneer in web-based guided selling solutions. As Director of Engineering, Jim led the team of software engineers that developed Cybrant’s server and browser based runtime technology. Jim was awarded US Patent 6,404,445 for Cybrant’s core constraint engine technology which enabled complex products to be configured in a browser.
In 2005, Jim joined Boca Theater & Automation (BTA). As Director of Engineering, Jim designed, developed, and implemented the state-of-the-art touch screen control systems that have been employed in some of the most prestigious homes in the U.S. from Fisher Island and Miami’s South Beach, to East Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, to Boca Raton, FL, where the majority of BTA’s customers are located.