Euclid Technology Team
Everyone at Euclid has a relentless commitment to success that is engrained in our company culture. This commitment is evident in our superior association management software solutions, expertly implemented on-time and on-budget, that consistently surpass client expectations. The intellectual capital at the core of Euclid enables industry-leading implementations by a team with years of experience in the association industry; continuous software innovation by our team of developers; and excellent post-implementation support for all of our clients. Meet some of Euclid's team members:
Charles Vinal, President and CEO
Charlie Vinal is the Founder, President and CEO of Euclid Technology. Charlie has over 20 years of experience growing and managing successful companies, building advanced enterprise software solutions, and providing business and technology consulting services to marquee clients, including trade associations, nonprofits, professional associations, Fortune 100 companies, governmental agencies and small businesses.
As President and CEO of Euclid, Charlie is responsible for setting Euclid's strategic direction, managing operations, and ensuring that Euclid's clients receive the best possible combination of user friendly technology and outstanding service. Charlie's unbridled commitment to customer satisfaction is legendary at Euclid and throughout the industry. As Charlie often points out - setting the strategic direction is easy - just learn and anticipate what your clients need and build a business around delivering it. That's what Charlie and his team have done at Euclid, to the delight of its shareholders, employees, and most importantly, its customers.
Charlie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Information Systems Management from the University of Texas at Austin.
Valerie Calder, Vice President of Client Services
Valerie Calder is Euclid Technology's Vice President of Client Services, where she is responsible for the management and coordination of multiple client implementations.
Valerie has over three decades of experience in project management, including requirements analysis, full life cycle development and project execution. Before coming to Euclid, she served as the Senior Analyst and Project Manager at Results Direct, a web consulting and design firm that caters to membership organizations. Her experience also includes several years at AZTECH Corporation, an association management software company, where she served as Vice President of Software Development, and at Gomembers, where she was Director of Project Development.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from George Washington University.
Dan Antonoff, Vice President of Sales
Dan Antonoff brings over 25 years of experience in sales to Euclid Technology. He has excelled in sales and business development at a variety of organizations, including nonprofits and commercial companies.
Prior to coming to Euclid in 1999, Dan served as the vice president of sales at a national nonprofit association where he was highly successful in increasing event, training and product sales aimed at its members. In that position, Dan used Euclid’s enterprise management software, ClearVantage, on a daily basis for nearly four years and therefore understands – as too few sales executives do – how the software can be fully leveraged for each and every client. Dan was also the owner of a landscaping business where, for a decade, he was solely responsible for the sales and marketing of a growing and profitable company.
Dan’s background in association management and sales provide him with unparalleled insight into the special needs and technical requirements of the nonprofit and trade association communities, as well as those of small to mid-sized businesses trying to utilize technology to maximum advantage.
Annette Tassone, Ph.D.,Senior Software Designer
Annette Tassone is responsible for designing, evaluating and testing the innovative and intuitive user-interface for Euclid Technology's core software product, ClearVantage. She brings nearly 15 years of experience in human factors research, software usability studies and user interface design.
Prior to working for Euclid, Annette worked for Lucent Technologies, managing the research, design and testing of complex wireless service applications to ensure that these products were "user friendly," efficient and easy to use. Her responsibilities included feature specifications, functionality interpretations, user interface design and usability evaluations. Annette's background also includes senior positions at such Fortune 100 companies as AT&T, New York Life Insurance Company and British Airways, where, among other tasks, she researched user requirements , developed and evaluated user interfaces for diverse end-users, and managed multiple design projects.
Annette is a graduate of Russell Sage College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She earned a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Psychology and Human Factors from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has published several papers on human-computer interaction, presented at numerous conferences and received several achievement awards for her development of innovative interfaces and her visionary research advancing the importance of human factors issues in software design.
Susan Vinal, Vice President of Human Resources
Susan Vinal is the Vice President of Human Resources at Euclid Technology, where she is responsible for identifying and recruiting exceptional talent and sustaining a challenging and stimulating work environment.
Susan brings to the position a wealth of experience in the association and government sectors, as well as a strong background in human resources. Prior to her position at Euclid, Ms. Vinal served as the legislative director of a national nonprofit in Washington, DC, where, in addition to legislative responsibilities, she was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the office. Her background also includes legislative work in the United States Senate and with two trade associations.
Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin.