Metaverse's leaders bring diverse experience, a history of success, and a passion for technology and online retailing. Combining business acumen with technical savvy, these executives guide the company to create innovative products and solutions that push boundaries and create value for partners around the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Executive level financial and operational manager with over 10 years of experience leading fast-paced growing companies,
including Bluestone Software and ID Partners. Extensive knowledge of forecasting, budget and cash management as well as
financial statement preparation and analysis at DuPont, Conectiv and Hewlett Packard.
Chief Technology Officer
Rich co-founded Metaverse and is the technical architect behind our e-commerce front-end and back-end ERP systems. He
serves as the technical lead for our software development team, and is the brain behind all the systems that drive the
business, from online sales through all aspects of order processing, order fulfillment, and analytics. Rich has built
software to integrate the company's systems with a variety of partners, through web services, direct web site integrations,
and third party EDI providers like CommerceHub and SPSCommerce. Prior to co-founding Metaverse, Rich held senior software
positions at Merrill Lynch, Schering-Plough, SalomonSmithBarney, and Citicorp, and is an occasional contributor on
Bob Monsour is an investor in Metaverse and became an active board member in 2007. Recently, Bob was the Associate Director for
External Affairs in Princeton University's Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. Prior to joining Princeton, Bob was a private
investor in early-stage technology companies, and was a founding member of the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network. Bob also
served as an executive officer in two publicly held technology companies, including Stac, Inc., the maker of the Stacker disk
compression software popular in the early 90's, which Bob co-founded.
Bob Bickel is an investor in Metaverse and became an active board member in 2007. He is an advisor or board member to many
technology companies including Arjuna, Apax Partners, Bristol Technology, Funambol, Hyperic, Jaspersoft, and JBoss. He was the
EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development at JBoss from September 2003 through February 2006, helping to found the
Professional Open Source business model, build the management team, and create meaningful partnerships with leading IT
companies. Prior to JBoss, Bob was the GM of the HP Middleware Division and EVP of Products for Bluestone Software
(acquired by HP in January 2001). Bob was one of the original creators who brought Bluestone's application server technology to