Advisors

Calibrate works with a team of worldwide advisors to ensure that talented teams and world class intelligence are part of each assignment. Deception Detection is multi-disciplinary science applicable to a broad range of institutions and organizations. Calibrate advisors include well known scientists, government officials and business executives.

Mitch Gordon

Mitchell Gordon is President of Morpheus Capital Advisors and has served as both an investment banker and a senior corporate executive. Prior to joining Morpheus, he was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the President of Interpool (NYSE: IPX)—one of the world’s largest lessors of transportation equipment. During his tenure as CFO, Interpool stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 60%. Interpool was sold in 2007 to Fortress Investment Group for $2.4 billion.

Mr. Gordon was President and Founder of Atlas Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm, and a Managing Director and Co-Head of Salomon Smith Barney’s Transportation Group. He has also served as a Senior Vice President at Furman Selz as well as a Vice President at Needham & Company. Mr. Gordon served on the public company Boards of Directors of Interpool and Indigo Aviation and on the Global Advisory Board of Nedship Bank Group. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of Almedica, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical services company. He serves on the Board of Mesa Air Group and has served on numerous private company and not-for-profit boards. He holds a BA from Washington University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Peter Hirshberg

Serial entrepreneur Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 20 years having founded and sold several Silicon Valley venture backed entities. He is a Co-Founder of The Re:imagine Group, a fast growing agency helping brands with strategy and marketing in a world of empowered and connected audiences and customers. He’s worked with executive teams at Best Buy, Sony, IBM, Verizon, Estee Lauder, Syfy and many others on digital and growth strategies. Peter is also Chairman of the board of advisers of Technorati, the largest social media ad network with an audience of over 108 million unique visitors a month on over 400 professionally run sites with over a billion monthly page views.

He is a Trustee of The Computer History Museum and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Since 2009 he’s been an advisor at the MIT Sensable Cities Lab and a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his MBA at Wharton.

James Olds

Jim Olds is Director and Chief Academic Officer of the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, one of the country’s leading scientific institutions focused on the mind. An academic unit of George Mason University, and an affiliate of the Santa Fe Institute, The Institute for Advanced Study also serves as a center for doctoral education in such areas as neuroscience and computational social science. Research at the Institute is funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. Dr. Olds serves as Professor of Neuroscience at George Mason University and Chair of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Biological Bulletin and previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Dynamics.

Jim received his BA in Chemistry from Amherst College and his PhD in Neuroscience from University of Michigan. He published a series of papers on the enzyme protein kinase C in the brains of both invertebrates and mammals and received the NIH award of merit in 1993. In 1994 Dr. Olds was appointed as a senior staff fellow in the newly formed Laboratory of Adaptive Systems (LAS), NINDS. During this period of time Dr. Olds founded the well known Internet news group bionet.neurosciences. Dr. Olds shares authorship of two U.S. Patents for novel CCD-based imaging devices which image radioligand distributions directly from biological tissue.

As a scientist and public policy expert Dr. Olds has been an invited speaker to many domestic and international meetings to speak on brain imaging.

Erika L. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Consulting Scientist, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis; Faculty, Nyingma Institute of Tibetan Studies, Berkeley; Senior Teacher CCARE Stanford University.

Dr. Rosenberg is a world-renowned expert in facial expressions of emotion, a scientist who studies emotions, and is co-author of the widely successful Introductory Psychology textbook, Psychology: Perspectives and Connections, now in its second edition with McGraw-Hill. She consults with a variety of academic and non-academic clients on facial measurement using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS), and teaches FACS workshops worldwide. She recently served as Scientific Consultant on the Fox Television TV drama Lie to Me. Her work is published in a wide range of psychological journals and books.

Jay Walker

Jay Walker, one of America’s best-known business inventors and entrepreneurs, has founded multiple successful startup companies that today serve more than 75 million customers in 15 different industries. Jay is best known as the founder of Priceline.com, which brought a new level of value to the travel industry. Today, Priceline is a highly profitable, billion-dollar public company with tens of millions of active customers. The business processes that guide Priceline’s success were created in the invention lab of Walker Digital.

Jay also co-founded Synapse, a company that used the credit card processing network to revolutionize the magazine subscription business. Jay served as its marketing leader and created a customer database of 25 million active buyers. For his work, he won the Direct Marketer of the Year award in 1999. Synapse is now a unit of Time Warner.

As an inventor, Jay Walker is named on more than 450 issued and pending U.S. and international patents, making him one of the most prolific individual living inventors. Many leading publications have acknowledged Mr. Walker for his leadership in business innovation. He has twice been named by the editors of TIME magazine as one of the “50 most influential business leaders in the digital age.” Businessweek selected him as one of its 25 Internet pioneers most responsible for “changing the competitive landscape of almost every industry in the world.” Newsweek cited him as one of three executives at the forefront of the Internet commerce revolution.

Jay is also Chairman of TEDMED, LLC and a partner in the company, which runs an annual innovation summit for healthcare. TEDMED brings together leading thinkers from the many fields of technology, medicine and business to exchange ideas and work. He is a graduate of Cornell University.

Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley co-founded The Forum Corporation, which grew to a 700 person global training and consulting firm with a 29-year average annual shareholder return of 36%. Sold to Pearson in 2000 and founded in 1971, the company established itself as a pioneer in the corporate training and education space. Forum has worked with over 480 companies, 130 of which are listed on the Fortune 500.

Mr. Whiteley is a dynamic speaker who has spoken to over a million business people in 300 organizations, in 30 countries. His book, The Customer Driven Company was named one of the top four business books by FORTUNE magazine and one of the top 10 of the decade by Human Resource Executive Magazine. His book Customer Centered Growth was named top five by Selling Power magazine and was a BusinessWeek best seller.

Mr. Whiteley was named one of the top 100 consultants in the world by Executive Excellence Magazine and one of the top 100 “Best Minds” in the area of leadership. He was awarded Leadership and Spirit awards by Instructional Systems Association’s (ISA) in 1997 and 2007.

Richard Whiteley has taught classes at Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, Babson College, University of Southern California, Boston University, and others. He has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also served in the United States Navy for over three years.