Chief Technology Officer
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Business Builder, Native Californian (Venice Beach) 32 years of technical and business experience.
Jim started out after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree Computer Science with a minor in electrical engineering (BSCS) in a software development position for a CA-based MIT/Stanford think tank named Unified Technologies. After three years with this group, he followed his heart and landed in Phoenix AZ at Engineered Systems where he was a fuel systems software engineer responsible for the development of automated fuel delivery systems for gasoline distributors. When offered the opportunity to join the Tempe, AZ Motorola team he jumped at this prestigious opportunity and over the next five years he worked as a global network software engineer responsible for the development of a global semiconductor test network for Motorola.
Jim left Motorola for a better opportunity at IBM where he became a senior factory automation software engineer, designing and engineering factory control systems and specialized tools, which took him to the IBM’s semiconductor plants in Boca Raton, FL and Poughkeepsie NY. At IBM in addition to the first role for which he was hired he had a number of other separate and distinct roles including:
1. OS/2 device driver group manager managing 15 engineers, and;
2. Game developer managing new game development software engineers.
After IBM, Jim became the senior engineer managing the switch management software group at Siemens EWSD in FL. As the head of this group he managed a 12-person software development group responsible for management of U.S.-based EWSD phone switches (3mm+ phone lines per switch).
After twenty years of software engineering and project management, in 2003, Jim launched his entrepreneurial career as the founder and CEO of 1Vault Networks in Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This company grew to a $12 million annual run rate with a 36.8% EBITDA and trailing twelve-month actual revenue of more than $10 million. In December 2009, the company was sold to Peak10 and returned just under a 100% IRR to investors. In 2013, Jim co-founded Next Solutions Group and Axios Hosting in Boca Raton, FL, which merged into IPR in first quarter 2015.
JOHN P. (SEAN) MEENAN
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Sean Meenan joined IPR International as chief financial officer in April 2006. An attorney with a Masters in Taxation, Sean brings 20 years of hands-on, practical business experience to IPR, having served in positions as director of tax for P. H. Glatfelter Company, a global supplier of specialty paper and engineered products; Seton Company, a global manufacturer of quality automotive leather; and as vice president of taxation and in-house tax counsel for SCT Corporation (NASDAQ:SCTC). In addition to these roles, Sean has served as chief financial officer and chief operations officer for IDC Partners, a business continuity consulting firm that introduced him to the world of business continuity and disaster recovery services.
During his career, Sean has also served as an adjunct professor in business taxation at Cabrini College, where he designed and taught courses about the tax implications of various corporate structures on the owners of those businesses. He served on the Board of Directors of Cabrini College Cavalier Club from 1995 through 1997 and has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.
A member of the American Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania Bar, Sean has also been a member of the Tax Executives Institute and the Manufacturers’ Alliance Tax Council III and co-chaired the SCT National United Way Campaign from 1998 to 2000.