James is a co-founder of ByAllAccounts. He and his teams have had a proven track record of effectively building, marketing and selling highly scalable, complex solutions on time and within budget. ByAllAccounts became a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. in 2014.
Prior to co-founding ByAllAccounts, James was a cofounder and CEO of Bidder's Edge, the largest online auction portal servicing greater than 500,000 users on a monthly basis with information available on over 8 million items on a near real time basis. Company revenue grew in excess of 100% each year with expanding profit margins. Prior to Bidder's Edge, James was a co-founder and CEO of Workgroup Technology Corp., which developed product information management systems for the engineering and manufacturing environments. The company had a successful IPO on the NASDAQ exchange. Previously, James was CEO and co-founder of WSI (a UNIX based system integrator that developed solutions for the engineering market), which was acquired by BOM Nesbitt Burns; and he ran the Northeast Operations for Computervision, the worldwide leading provider of CAD/CAM systems.
James holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Babson College.
Ellen is a co-founder of ByAllAccounts, with more than 20 years of experience in software development. ByAllAccounts became a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. in 2014. As Executive Vice President of Engineering, Ellen manages the development and delivery of the applications and services components of ByAllAccounts' patented reconciliation-ready data subscription offering.
Prior to co-founding ByAllAccounts in 1999, Ellen was a Consulting Software Engineer at HighGround Systems where she worked as lead database engineer and senior individual contributor. Previously, Ellen held individual contributor and project leadership roles at Datamedic Clinical Systems, including development on an NIST ATP grant project to automate ICD9 and CPT coding of patient encounters based on the clinical record. Ellen began her career at Digital Equipment Corporation, where she worked as a software engineer and project leader, first in the Commercial Languages and Tools group, and subsequently in the Database group. Her development work at DEC included compilers, CASE tools, and CDD/Repository.
Ellen holds a master's degree in software engineering from the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies and a bachelor's degree in computer and information science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She enjoys duplicate bridge, researching family genealogy, and expanding her perennial and vegetable gardens.
Martin Dickau is a co-founder and chief technology officer of ByAllAccounts. ByAllAccounts became a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. in 2014. He oversees production service operations and development of ByAllAccounts' data acquisition and processing technology. Before co-founding ByAllAccounts, Martin was a software fellow at Workgroup Technology Corporation and a principal software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Martin holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cynthia has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and research that includes a proven track record of leading high-impact marketing initiatives to drive market visibility, acquire new clients and expand account relationships. Cynthia leads the overall market positioning and brand strategy for the Morningstar® ByAllAccountsSM aggregation service.
Previously, Cynthia was Director of Marketing at Compete, one of the fastest growing technology companies in New England. As an early employee at Compete, Cynthia helped build the company's brand among Fortune 500 marketers, which contributed to the successful acquisition of the company by TNS Media in 2008. Prior to Compete, Cynthia served broker dealers, independent financial advisors and asset management firms in her roles at The KELYN Group and ByAllAccounts. Previously, Cynthia held several roles at the forecasting and consulting unit of Standard & Poor's (formerly Data Resources, Inc.), including Marketing Director, where she helped executives understand the impact of global trends on their businesses.
Cynthia is a member of Boston Women Communicators. She holds a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College. Cynthia is an avid photographer - her work has been included in exhibitions across New England.