The leadership of Saavsus is committed to fostering a collaborative relationship with its developer partners.
Paul Berger, Managing Director
Paul has worked with technology, education, healthcare and related knowledge-based companies in the Eugene, OR area in both executive management and business development roles. He held senior marketing positions with: Abracadata, Ltd., Palo Alto Software, SpecTech, Inc., and Language Learning Solutions, L.L.C. For a three-year period, Paul led Survey Resources, Inc., an emerging growth startup focusing on market research for medical practices. His consulting clients include: The Oregon Center for Applied Science, a behavioral health research firm; Concentric Sky, Inc., web development services focused on the higher education market; Rapid Path, Inc., web site prototyping; and Dune Sciences, L.L.C., material sciences product development.
Currently, Paul coordinates the Education/Research Cluster, a group he founded, through the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce which promotes the dissemination and commercialization of research-based programs developed at the University of Oregon and regionally. Paul was a co-founder of the Lane County Chapter of the Software Association of Oregon and the founder of the Lane Entrepreneurs Forum. He has served on the boards of the Software Association of Oregon and the Lane Metro Partnership. He holds a B.A., graduating Magna Cum Laud in Philosophy from California State University, Sonoma.
Neil Vance, Technology and Operations Director
Neil has been a principal in a consulting group offering web design services, ERP, and database development. In his position as a software developer for Grain Millers, he participated in the design and development of: an in-house ERP system, corporate website, and an e-Commerce web platform.
Neil graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology. He attended graduate school at the University of Oregon where he received a Master of Business Administration with a focus on sustainable business practices.