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Ross Seider
Senior Partner

Ross Seider is a 40 year veteran in New England's high technology engineering community. Ross founded On-Fire Associates in December 2001 and is responsible for its tools and technology practices. His previous role was with Akamai Technology Inc. where he served as Vice President Development and Network Operations. At Akamai, Ross was responsible for the development and operational integrity of a dozen web-based content delivery network services that fueled Akamai's growth from $4.5 million in 1999 to over $160 million.

Prior to Akamai, Ross held multiple engineering and management leadership positions with Motorola Inc., most notably the Vice President and General Manager of the Transmission Products Business Unit, a highly profitable $125 million business division.

Other positions held by Ross include;

VP Engineering and Co-founder, Concord Communications Inc.
VP Engineering and Co-fonder, Concord Data Systems
Senior Director of Applications Engineering, Codex Corporation

Ross Holds a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Ross Seider

Matthew Von- Maszewski
Senior Partner

Matthew Von Maszewski is a senior software development manager whose background includes system design and process engineering leadership in all modern development environments.

Matthew joined Akamai Technology in 1999 and became the lead designer of the Windows and Linux streaming server development team. In 2000, he was appointed Director of Process and Quality Engineering with a multi-sited team of over 30 people. Matthew drove the creation and deployment of automated procedures to enhance the productivity and quality of Akamai's software staff.

Prior to Akamai, Matthew was a software developer and project manager for Systemsoft Crop. in Natick MA and Intuit Corporation in Menlo Park CA. His most widely recognized work is Quicken's™ graphical charts and PocketQuicken™ for HP-Palmtop.

Matthew holds an MBA from USC and a BA from Texas A & M. He is also a CPIM through the American Production and Inventory Control society.