Our job at J. River is to help you solve
your networking problems. To do this, we must conform to emerging
standards as well as invent new ways to network computers.
TECHNOLOGY THAT WORKS
We know that J. River must provide the one-on-one
service you need to solve these connectivity problems. Each problem
is different and every problem gets our full attention until it is solved.
Since 1982, J. River, Inc. has helped business customers
throughout the world make the most of emerging information technologies.
Our products include network connectivity, Internet, and E-commerce software.
BUSINESSES DEPEND ON J. RIVER
Combining technical expertise with a commitment
to traditional business values, J. River develops products that are both
innovative and focused on customer needs. We've earned the loyalty of more
than two million users and built an extensive international network of
distributors and resellers by delivering products that are quick to install,
easy to use, reliable, and affordable.
Businesses turn to J. River for clean, simple solutions
they can rely on to make connections ... with information and resources,
new opportunities, and each other.
J. RIVER HISTORY
In 1987, J. River developed ICE.TEN,
a software product that enabled a PC with a serial connection to emulate
terminal devices and access data stored on UNIX systems. ICE.TEN
was powerful, yet simple, allowing a user to switch between a PC and the
open architecture of UNIX with a single keystroke.
ICE.TEN set the standard
for terminal emulation, and J. River quickly expanded on the initial concept
with innovations such as support for network and remote connections (ICE.TCP
Pro, ICE.TCP, and ICE.Off.Site),
full Windows compatibility, enhanced printing capabilities, and easy file
J. River is committed to improving the ICE family
of products and developing new products that give businesses access to
the extraordinary power of computing. Our goal is to deliver value to our
customers by building enduring business relationships and providing products
that are easy to use, reliable, and affordable.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Jim Hillegass, founder and CEO. Jim has 25 years
of experience developing and marketing software products. A graduate of
Princeton University, Jim began his business career in 1958, when his family
established Cliff's Notes.
John Norris, Chief Financial Officer. With an MBA from
Columbia University and 20 years of experience in banking and finance
including over 10 years in software John provides a wide range
of financial and operational expertise.
Peter Sohal, VP of Marketing. After earning his
second degree in marketing from St. Thomas in 1995, Peter joined J. River
as a communications specialist. He earned his position in management through
hard work and keen industry insight. He is a native of England.
Matt Ashland, CTO. An accomplished programmer, Matt
leads a strong team of Developers to maintain existing solutions and to build
industry-leading software for the future. He is a true innovator and problem
Erik Monninkhof is a founder and has been Managing
Director of Dupaco, a Dutch distributor of UNIX products since 1984.
Senior Managing Director
Kent Petzold is a private investor, consultant to the software industry, and
since 2001 has been a principal of AZ Ventures, LLC, the general partner of
Arris Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm that focuses on technology
investments. From 1998 thru 2001, Mr. Petzold was Chairman and CEO of Cyclone
Commerce, Inc., providing supply chain management software, where he led the
company’s turnaround and launch. Mr. Petzold has held positions in several
public software companies, including president and CEO of Novadigm, Inc., (NASD:NVDM)
which provided digital assets management. He served as a Director of Novadigm
until its acquisition by Hewlett Packard in April 2004. He was SVP and General
Manager of the $165 million Systems Software Division of Pansophic Systems,
Inc., a NYSE software company that was acquired by Computer Associates, Inc. He
also served as president and CEO of privately held Viasoft, Inc. Mr. Petzold is
a director of Xenos Group, Inc. (TSE:XNS), iLinc Communications, Inc. (AMX:ILC),
JRiver, Inc., and Precept Ministries International. He is on the advisory boards
of Ethix Media, LLC, Jigsaw Health, LLC, Arizona State University’s College of
Engineering and Computer Science, and the state board of the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. Mr. Petzold holds a B.A. in Management from the University
Mr. Petzold previously served on the Boards of the Enterprise Network and the
Arizona Technology Council. Kent is a Registered Representative with ACN
Securities Inc., an affiliated broker-dealer and holds the series 7 & 63
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
For many industries, research and development leading
to technological innovation is the key to building a competitive advantage.
In the development of connectivity products, R&D requires both talented
personnel and a significant investment of time and technical resources.
J. River's multidisciplinary staff has backgrounds
covering a variety of operating systems and network protocols, including
Windows, Windows NT, Linux/UNIX, TCP/IP, Netware and many more. With years
of experience developing clean source code for software products, we understand
what it takes to move ideas from the drawing board to the marketplace.
J. River's R&D team is currently committed to
delivering the next generation of products and services, including extensions
for our enhanced terminal emulation and network connectivity software,
Internet and Intranet security products, electronic commerce and transaction-processing
software and services.
DISTRIBUTION & CHANNEL SALES
J. River's success is as much a story of relationship-building
as it is technical achievement. Our international distribution network
includes more than 50 distributors and several thousand authorized resellers
in 35 countries. Our distributors and resellers are partners who not only
promote and support our products, but work with us to understand and respond
to the emerging needs of our customers. J. River is committed to providing
the product support, training, marketing support, and other services they
need to succeed.
J. River's main office is in Minneapolis. For
complete information, click here.