John Galt Board of Advisors

John Galt Solutions strategic leadership includes a distinguished Board of Advisors, from notable business and academic backgrounds. The Board provides the company with guidance on a range of critical matters that ensure the success of our customers and therefore our company.

Board members

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Lapide, PhD.

Lecturer, College of Management, University of Massachusetts: Boston
Research Affiliate, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL)

Dr. Lapide has over 35 years of experience in industry, consulting, business research, and academia. Most recently he was the Director of Demand Management at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). He also managed the launch of MIT’s Supply Chain 2020 Project and is responsible for CTL’s Strategy Alignment Workshop. He concurrently served as the Research Director for the Demand Management Solutions Group, a consortium of companies that sponsored a multi-year research project focused developing advanced strategies, principles, and methods to optimally match supply and demand.

Dr. Lapide is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Business Forecasting & Planning Award bestowed by the Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning in 2012. Dr. Lapide — a recognized leader in supply chain technology — is a frequent presenter at supply chain events and has written numerous publications including his co-authorship of a Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) book, “E-Business: The Impact on Supply Chain and Logistics”. He has been writing the Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR) Insights column since 2007. He was profiled in 2001 by Supply Chain Technology News magazine as one of four top thought leaders in supply chain and in 2006 in SCMR’s magazine’s Profiles in Leadership column. DCVelocity magazine named him as a 2007 Logistics Rainmaker. He was previously on the staff of AMR Research, a technology market analyst firm specializing in software business applications, serving variously as VP and Service Director for Supply Chain Strategies, as VP of Research Operations for Business Applications, and as the GM for Benchmarking Services. Dr. Lapide has also worked with Accenture, Data General, and Arthur D. Little.

He holds a BSEE from The Cooper Union, an MS in EE from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Mark Murphy

Principal, ABS Investments

Mark Murphy, CFA is responsible for client service and business development at ABS Investment Management. Prior to ABS, he was Managing Director of AIG Financial Products with responsibility for marketing hedge fund products. Before AIG Financial Products, Mr. Murphy was Managing Director for Whitney & Co., based in Stamford, CT, where he marketed Whitney’s various private equity funds and hedge funds. Mr. Murphy started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1989 where he worked until 2000. From 1997 until leaving Merrill Lynch, he was Director in Merrill Lynch’s Private Equity Group responsible for raising institutional funds for a wide variety of alternative investment funds. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Organizational Behavior Management from Brown University and he is a CFA charter holder.

David Lee

Managing Director, CSat Investment Advisory, LP

Mr. Lee is responsible for the day to day management of the CSat Funds. He has over 15 years of experience in the alternative asset industry. Most recently, Mr. Lee was Chief Operating Officer of RNK Capital, LLC, a hedge fund focused primarily on the environmental emissions and energy markets. Prior to that, Mr. Lee served as a Managing Director, head of US IT investments, at Investor Growth Capital. Mr. Lee also served as a principal in the private equity group at Moore Capital Management and Eos Partners. Mr. Lee began his career at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Lee has an AB with honors in History from Harvard College and an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School.