Aleksander Szlam serves as Chief Strategy Officer of divine, Inc. Mr. Szlam Founded eshare communications, Inc. in 1979 and served as its Chief Executive Officer since January 2001. He served as Chairman of the Board of eshare communications, Inc. since 1979 (a corporation he founded as Melita International) Prior to founding eshare, Mr. Szlam worked as a design engineer and scientist at Lockheed Corporation, Solid State Systems and NCR. Throughout Mr. Szlam’s career,┬áhe has been a driving force behind establishing contact center industry standards; including call blending, screen pops, predictive dialing and e-mail management, while building solutions based on innovative technologies and human factors. He served as Chief Executive Officer of eshare communications, Inc. from 1979 to 2000. He serves as Director at RYLA Teleservices, Inc. He served as Director of eShare Communications, Inc. since 1979. An active inventor, Mr. Szlam holds about 50 world patents for hundreds of technological inventions and business solutions, including the technology upon which the entire contact center industry is based. For his efforts as an inventor and entrepreneur, Mr. Szlam was named “Pioneer in the Industry” by Call Center magazine in August 1997. He was also named Inc. Magazine’s 1991 Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Szlam received a BSEE and a MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology.