Board Advisors

Open Access Technologies, Inc. (OAT) is dedicated to helping organizations build fully accessible and usable digital document libraries. OAT’s suite of robust document accessibility tools helps organizations convert and remediate PDF, ePub, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to better serve their customers and comply with mandated accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.1, PDF/UA and Section 508.

Howard Berke

Executive Chair/CEO, Co-founder

Howard has nearly 35 years of hands-on management experience launching, building and leading both public and private technology companies, including 25 years of general management for eight start-ups. He has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at Yale, Harvard, MIT and other institutions throughout the world. His academic training includes finance, accounting, operations research, corporate law, architecture and physics.

Roger Fuhrman

Business Advisor

Roger J Fuhrman is an ambitious, accomplished, high integrity information technology executive with extensive merger, acquisition, sales, operations and technology consolidation experience, as well as broad strategic and operational expertise in the areas of planning, sourcing, project, and financial management. Over the past 7 years, Roger lead the sales and marketing initiatives at Siteimprove as an Executive Vice President.

Roger was lead the interactive strategic planning process that addressed critical business needs and long-term capabilities within in the United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

Roger holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Clarke University.

Sean Aryai

Accessibility Advisor

Sean Aryai is a technology and marketing innovator with nearly two decades of Fortune 500 experience leading channel programs, product and development teams. Sean most recently lead the accessibility team and public sector engineering team at CA Technologies, moving the company forward in public sector compliance. Sean’s thought leadership in accessibility and agile development has been showcased during sessions at CSUN and M-enabling conferences. Sean holds an MBA from Dowling College and Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mike Masterson

Board Observer

Mike Masterson is an entrepreneur and executive with over 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, advanced materials, and energy industries. His career incorporates venture creation experience as a founding CEO, BOD Chairman, and Venture Partner. Mike currently serves as the Co-Founder and Chairman of ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. He also serves as a Founding Partner in Breton Capital Management, a special situation private equity firm. Mike also received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from both the University of Colorado and the University of Massachusetts. He is also currently the Board Chairman at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA as well as an Investment Committee Member for the Maroon Venture Partner Fund at UMass Amherst.

Katie Stebbins

Board Observer

Smart, fun and ambitious executive leader specializing in cross-functional team strategy, intrapreneurship, and external relationships. I love digging into public policy, future of work, cybersecurity, public and environmental health, entrepreneur ecosystem, and innovation economies. I’m a professional connector, a public speaker and a trained facilitator.

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