The Team

The founder, Martin Kagan, leads the Data Cocoon team.  Mr. Kagan saw that the accounting community needed to be able to visually see data in a way that was easy and intuitive to understand.  He began to work on the B4_UR_IZ software in order to solve this problem.

The team has broad spectrum of capabilities and experience in Accounting, Economics, Computer Science, Biological sciences, Linguistics, coding and programming.  The following team members have contributed significantly in driving the company forward:

Greg Houlding

Computer Programming Specialist

Greg Houlding is a software developer with 21 years of experience. He graduated from The University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa with a BSc degree in Computer Science. Greg has been an integral part of bringing B4_UR_IZ to where it is today. He has been working with the team for 3 years and has been the lead programmer for B4_UR_IZ during that time. Greg continues to help in enhancing and creating new versions of B4_UR_IZ as we work our way towards the initial software release.

Barry Bilewitz

Senior Programmer

Mr. Bilewitz is a veteran programmer who has worked in the industry for over 40 years. He is also knowledgeable in the area of accounting, having received a certificate in the Theory of Accountancy from Wits University in South Africa.

Barry has worked as a programmer, analyst programmer, director and IT manager throughout his career. He currently runs his own business supplying, installing and training people on custom written software, financial modeling and QuickBooks* solutions for PCs/Networks.

Ryan Cohen

Technical Writer/Team Coordinator

Mr. Cohen is a published technical writer. He has written multiple articles for the Intel* Technology Journal and was the Lead Project Editor for the technical book Android* Application Development for the Intel* Platform published by Apress*. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Portland State University.

Eyal Algrabeli

Web Developer

Mr. Algrabeli is an experienced web developer. He has been a web developer and SEO specialist for a local services small company for the past few years. He helped the local services company to stay competitive in the market by developing web pages that attract costumers and orchestrated strategies that helped those web pages achieve high rankings on popular search engines. Eyal has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from the Portland Community College.

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