Intellectual Property and Licensing Expert
Rusty Gordon is a high tech entrepreneur who has led numerous successful business turnarounds, startups and acquisitions over the last 30 years, including Knowlagent, iFleet, ADS NetTools, Peachtree Software and Choice Retail Systems. Rusty has also applied his legendary visionary leadership style and business building skills to many Atlanta area technology associations and nonprofit organizations as a senior officer or board member, including the Technology Executive Roundtable, Teacher Laptop Association, and High Tech Ministries.
Rusty attended the U.S. Naval Academy and received his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Auburn University in 1975, where he also played on the AU tennis team. He was recognized by the school as it outstanding industrial engineering alumnus in 2002. He and his wife, Ann, have three children and three grandchildren. He is the lay leader at Roswell United Methodist Church and for the last 16 years has focused his community service on guiding and teaching young adults in the metro Atlanta area. A passionate speaker and author on Servant Leadership, Rusty’s leisure interest and hobbies include hunting, fishing, tennis, baseball and college football.
Matthew is the VP, Professional Services for Cbeyond. Prior to this he served as the President of High Tech Ministries and was instrumental in our growth and transformation. He has 20+ years of experience building and leading technology professional services businesses. He built his career on a foundation of technology having been a programmer, technical architect and DBA.
Steve Bacastow is a 30-year veteran of the high-tech industry and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer with overall responsibility for product, patents, and operations. In this capacity Steve leverages his deep expertise in software engineering, cyber security, audit, product management, IT best practices, business development, compliance, and intellectual property. His reputation as a practical innovator is well-known across the Atlanta area technology community. Steve previously served as the CTO and Chief IP and Compliance Officer for Mozido, a leading provider of consumer financial payment and related apps. As a co-founder of CorFire, Steve was instrumental in the development and launch of the first commercial TSM platform in support of the Google Wallet. He is adept at new product visioning and team building with a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams over a variety of projects.
Grant Moss is the Founder & President of Adapt IP Ventures, a patent brokerage and advisory firm. He manages patent sales and licensing programs for global clients ranging from individual inventors to large corporations and research institutes. Primary areas of focus include all aspects of technology ranging from hardware to software, automotive technologies and medical device technologies. He graduated with and MBA from Emory University and with a BS from Georgia State University.