Board of Advisors
Christopher B. Moore
Chief Investment Officer / Managing Partner - Massey Quick & Co., LLC
Mr. Moore joined Massey Quick soon after the firm's inception. He sits on the firm's Management and Investment committees providing insight on strategy, management, financial planning, and investments.
His responsibilities include overseeing the firm's asset allocation and portfolio construction process and he works closely with the Client Advisors to structure client portfolios. He also oversees the Investment Research Team and due diligence process across equity, fixed income, hedge fund, private equity, real estate, and venture capital investments.
Mr. Moore authors the firm’s annual Market Outlook which provides guidance on market and asset class expectations and is a frequent author of topical white papers. He has had a variety of speaking engagements and is a frequent panelist on asset allocation, alternative investing, and due diligence. Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have all interviewed Mr. Moore.
He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Bow River Capital Partners, a private equity firm based out of Denver, CO. He is a member of the NJ chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is actively involved in fundraising and support for the fight against breast cancer through both the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
Chief Executive Officer - Nuts.com and Koppers Chocolate
Mr. Braverman received his BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennysylvania. He worked as an Analyst at the Blackstone Group. As a freshman in college in 1999 he started what was to become Nuts.com.
He was a New Jersey Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner in 2014 and a National Finalist.
He is an entrepreneur with interests in the real estate and restaurant businesses.
Chairman and Executive Leader - The Focus Group
Mr. Baheti’s leadership ensures The Focus Group excels at providing solutions that contain a blend of innovative technology and high quality, scalable services to meet emerging and current market needs. The Focus Group’s most recent success was its healthcare venture, Focus Infomatics, which pioneered the use of cutting edge speech recognition technology and scalable medical transcription services to serve more than 200 premier healthcare corporations and hospitals nationwide. In 2007, Focus Infomatics was acquired by Nuance Communications (NUAN) to bolster their $1 Billion Healthcare Division. Nuance is a global leader in digital speech recognition and its technology is behind Apple's Siri.
In 2012 , Mr. Baheti founded The Focus Group’s two online learning divisions, Focus EduVation and FEV Tutor after noting many parallels in the K-12 learner market as it related to Online/Blended Learning, Education Technology and 1-to-1 learning initiatives for student achievement.
Mr. Baheti holds a Bachelors of Business Administration (BA) in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
President and CEO - Avaap
Dhiraj Shah founded Avaap in 2006 to address critical business gaps for organizations that rely on Infor Lawson as their mission-critical ERP. In 2011, Dhiraj made the decision to strategically focus on Infor software solutions. Under Dhiraj’s leadership, the company has experienced significant growth and exceeded its goals every year since its inception. Today, Avaap is among the largest Infor Alliances Partners.
In 2016, Avaap acquired Falcon Consulting, a KLAS-leading Epic Systems implementation and optimization firm. Avaap is the only Infor systems integrator with a dedicated EHR practice, providing healthcare customers with a single source solution for clinical, business and financial applications. Avaap employs more than 400 technology and business professionals across its locations, including offices in Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, St. Paul, MN, Spain, U.K. and Chennai, India. This growth is testament to Dhiraj’s vision and genuine desire to improve customer business practices through strategic partnerships and exceptional software services.
Avaap has earned several accolades including Infor Alliance Partner of the Year in 2014-2016; Infor Cloud and Net-New Sales Partner 2016; Infor Services Partner of the Year in 2013 and Infor 2012 Partner of the Year for Innovation. Avaap has also been recognized for its fast growth, including the Best in Biz award in the medium size business category; NJBIZ’s Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey and a six-year honoree on the INC. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S.
Prior to Avaap, Dhiraj held several positions at Lawson Software. He was instrumental in developing Lawson’s offshore strategy by helping establish a global center of excellence in Chennai. He has spoken at numerous industry conferences including Inforum, Infor Partner Summit, INC. 500 conference, and the Kaplan Institute. Dhiraj graduated with honors from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in professional communications. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global networking organization of successful entrepreneurs.
Dhiraj has the unique talent for leveraging the latest technologies and conceptualizing them into turnkey solutions that drive better efficiency and efficacy for Avaap’s growing customer base. His deep industry knowledge has helped Avaap build a strong presence in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and public sector verticals, among others