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Advisory Board

Larry Weiss


Larry Weiss is president of Hippographics Inc., a venture capital firm invested in ColorQuick, as well as several other graphic arts companies. His prior positions include CEO of Spectra Graphics, a direct mail printer for all major U.S. banks, and Vice President of Safeguard Industries, a publicly held company trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Weiss was responsible for bringing Chess-in-the-Schools to Philadelphia. He funded the program for 8 years, and, with the help of professionals, brought chess to 12 inner city schools, touching the lives of thousands of students. Today this program has been taken over by the Philadelphia School System.

Weiss and his wife, Harriet, provided the original funding for United Way's Early to Learn program, created three years ago, which is working to raise the quality of early childhood education and encourage the healthy development of children while providing support and resources to parents in order to promote school readiness and a love of learning.

Presently, Weiss serves as a trustee of Federation Housing Inc., which provides affordable housing to more than 900 persons in Northeast Philadelphia; a director of Tube City LLC, a Conshohocken-based company that provides operating services to steel mills; and a director of WHYY, Philadelphia's radio and TV public broadcasting station. He previously served on the boards of Federated Early Learning Services, Albert Einstein Medical Center, and World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Weiss is a member of the Chief Executives Organization, World Presidents Organization, and a Past Chapter Chairman of Young Presidents Organization.

Weiss is a CPA who grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Penn State University. He is married and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

John Carrow


John Carrow is the Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts for Unisys Corporation. In this role, he works to develop key client partnerships using his expert knowledge and experience in the management of Information Technology in both the public and private sector. He collaborates with the Unisys Executive Committee, their leadership teams, and the global sales force to achieve valued solutions which support customer business objectives. Carrow joined Unisys as Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Worldwide Information Technology, in December 1996, and led the global IT activities of the company for ten years. During this period he led the transformation of the Information Technology platforms and standardized key business processes across the Unisys global business.

Before joining Unisys, John Carrow served as the first Chief Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia from 1993-1997. For his work in this role, he was selected as Public Official of the Year by Governing magazine. Prior to that, he held numerous leadership positions throughout a successful16-year career with General Electric Company, creating and delivering large scale information systems.

A native of Crystal City, Missouri, John is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. John served as an Army Officer rising to the rank of Major. He is a decorated Vietnam Combat Veteran. John Carrow received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Bob Cooper


Bob Cooper consults on a variety of web-business strategy initiatives. He provides ongoing consulting services for Ace Designs, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA, and their consumer photo framing website called FYOP; Speech Level Singing LLC, the world's leading training organization for singers, based in Los Angeles, CA; Enzymatic Therapies, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of vitamins and nutritional supplement, based in Green Bay, WI; and Ocular Telehealth Management in Philadelphia, PA, which provides retinal screening services in primary care physician offices.

In 1991, Cooper founded Frontier Media Group, Inc., a full-service, interactive marketing firm employing over 100 people, with consistent net profits in the upper teens. The company was recognized by AdWeek as one of the nations' "Top 50 Interactive Agencies;" by Deloitte & Touche as one of the "Fast 50," a list of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the mid-Atlantic region; and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 100 fastest growing private companies in the Philadelphia region. After seven years at the helm, Cooper sold the firm to Icon CMT, a $70 million publicly traded company, and that same year was also recognized as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Great Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Cooper's subsequent positions included Interim CEO for RealTime Media, an online marketing firm based in King of Prussia; working with the management team of Advanced Automation Associates in Exton to refine its strategy for factory automation; and serving as CEO for Vertical Alliance, a VC-funded enterprise CRM application developer in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Cooper serves on a number of boards for area companies and non-profit organizations including the Executive Advisory Board of Penn State's Great Valley campus, where he is also an adjunct professor in the MBA program. He also serves on the External Affairs Committee of the Penn Center for Bio-Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured and conducted workshops at Drexel University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Cooper earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism in 1983 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and lives with his wife and three children in Charlestown, PA.