President/CEO and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Jeffrey Goronkin has been serving as the president/chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for iZoca, Inc. since the company was incorporated September 25th, 2007. For the past 16 years, Mr. Goronkin has been developing a strong set of business skills and experiences that he leveraged to conceptualize iZoca and lead the organization to successfully launch the platform to the public. Mr. Goronkin’s experience encompasses many aspects of business including sales and marketing, research and development and commercializing technical and non-technical products in a variety of industries.
The genesis for iZoca was the result of Goronkin’s many years of organizational management experience at the corporate level and through his affiliations with community non-profit organizations as a volunteer board member. Throughout Mr. Goronkin’s career he recognized the need for better tools that would enable groups and organizations to communicate more effectively. Through an analysis of current internet social networks, Goronkin discovered an opportunity for the creation of a new platform based upon group affiliations coupled with a unique calendar and communications solution.
Prior to iZoca, Mr. Goronkin was the vice president for Life Sciences at Evident Technologies, a nano technology firm developing quantum dot based applications. Mr. Goronkin led the efforts in research and development, sales, customer service, production and business development. Mr. Goronkin conceived of new quantum dot based applications and was the primary inventor on key medical device patents filed by the company. During Goronkin’s tenure at Evident Technologies he successfully led the restructuring of the Life Science web portal and introduced e-commerce to the company.
Prior to his work with Evident Technologies, Mr. Goronkin managed sales, business development, and customer service for Proligo, a fine chemical company and held sales and business development positions with Integrated DNA Technologies, a DNA/RNA synthesis company.
Chief Marketing Officer
Susan Storey Bardack is the Chief Marketing Officer of iZoca. Ms. Bardack has over 15 years experience in the field of communications. Ms. Bardack began her public relations career at Scanlan Communications in Albany, NY. As a senior associate she worked with several high profile clients including, McDonalds, The New York State Museum, The Preservation League of New York State and the Association of Proprietary Colleges. More recently, Ms. Bardack has worked as an independent communications consultant.
Ms. Bardack spent a decade in a management role, as assignment editor, at the CBS affiliate in Albany, NY. Ms. Bardack received a professional honor awarded by Freedom Communications for her role in a major national story.
Ms. Bardack graduated magna cum laude from the Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.
Quality Control and Assurance Analyst
Amy Rumenapp is the Quality Control and Assurance Analyst at iZoca. Ms. Rumenapp has over a decade of software development experience. Since 2001, Ms. Rumenapp has focused her technical career at IA Systems developing and managing enterprise web applications.
Ms. Rumenapp has spent the last several years managing all facets of the software development lifecycle for many successful projects. She has worked as a web developer, a software development team leader and a manager of a business analysis team.