Jon Newbery has 22 years of management, finance, operational, and turnaround experience. He qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen in London, before moving to Warsaw, Poland in 1991 to assist in establishing the consultancy’s presence there. Jon moved to Australia in June 2000, where he joined Newport Capital Group as an investment director. While at Newport, he worked with young Australian companies advising on fund raising, restructuring and exit opportunities. In 2002, Jon established his own operational consulting business, where he successfully ran a number of early stage technology businesses, including a telco billing software vendor.
Jon joined Powerlan in May 2006 and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in February 2007. Jon is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jon holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Nottingham (England) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Larry Nuttall is a co-founder of the technology software venture, Newforma, Inc. He served on the executive management team as a vice president, from its original founding and early stage growth through two rounds of venture capital investment. Previously, he served as vice president, U.S. Sales, for Microsoft Business Solutions and in the roles of general manager and vice president U.S. Sales for Great Plains Software Inc. At the latter, he led the Great Plains sales team through acquisition by Microsoft in 2001. His experience also includes serving as vice president of Sales, Service and Support for RealWorld Corporation, a privately held accounting software company acquired by Great Plains Software in 2000. He also managed and grew regional direct and channel sales at mapping software developer Environmental Research Systems Institute. Prior to that, he held a national channel sales and marketing management role for computer-aided design software leader, Autodesk, Inc.
Larry has been an Advisor to the company since 2007 and was appointed to Chairman of the ConverterTechnology Board in 2009.
Larry received his Bachelor of Science in business management from Franklin Pierce College, graduating magna cum laude, with departmental honors in business administration.
Shawn is a proven enterprise IT veteran with over two decades of experience driving revenue growth and streamlining operations. Shawn will continue to expand ConverterTechnology’s market share as a worldwide leader in file migration technology and related services. In addition, he will seek to expand ConverterTechnology’s portfolio of products and services through organic product development combined with strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
Prior to his role as President, Shawn was Vice President of sales and operations for ConverterTechnology and oversaw double-digit revenue growth during his time in role. Before joining ConverterTechnology in February 2009, Shawn held executive and senior management positions at NWN Corporation, Navisite, Navint Consulting and Surebridge.