The Team

Jacek Marczyk Ph.D., Founder, President

Jacek Marczyk, author of ten books on uncertainty and complexity management, has developed in 2003 the Quantitative Complexity Theory (QCT) and a new complexity-based theory of risk and rating. In 2005 he founded Ontonix, a company delivering complexity-based early-warning solutions with particular emphasis on systemic aspects and turbulent regimes. In 2009 he developed a complexity and resilience-based rating system for businesses and financial products. He introduced the Global Financial Complexity and Resilience Indices in 2013. Since 2015 he is Executive Chairman of Singapore-based Universal Ratings, which focuses on Resistance-to-Shocks ratings for financial products, corporations and countries. 

Dr. Marczyk holds an MS in Aeronautical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano), MS in Aerospace Engineering (Politecnico di Torino) and a Ph.D in Civil Engineering (Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya). During his career he has held various executive positions and has worked for companies such as EADS, BMW AG, Centric Engineering Systems, Tecnomare, ESI, Silicon Graphics and MSC Software. He has lived and worked on four continents and is fluent in five languages.

Giuseppe Graci, VP Services

Mr. Graci has more than thirty years in advising and supporting Business Managers to reach their business objectives through the right deployment of technologies and management of complexity of their business and respective environments. Giuseppe has worked for leading research companies such as Gartner, where he held a VP position, and for management consulting firms Nolan & Norton and KPMG. He has broad international experience, having operated at board level of major financial institutions in Italy, Spain and Portugal and in other global corporations. Giuseppe is a thought leader and innovator with strong emphasis on result-oriented decision-making. He has the ability to quickly notice upcoming changes and to create an open flow of information. His background is economics with strong Information Technologies-related know-how in Financial Services. He has recently published a book on managing and governing complexity.

John Marke, VP North America Operation

Mr. Marke is a top tier management consultant holding executive positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Director – Risk), Deloitte (Federal Security Services), BearingPoint (Homeland Security) and Diamond Cluster (Strategy).  He headed the technology licensing department at a subsidiary of Bell Labs, and was an executive at Southwestern Bell Corporation (Mergers & Acquisitions). His consulting  clients include Harvard University, the National Security Council, DHS Science & Technology Directorate, IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and Goldman Sachs, Bracewell & Giuliani, American Electric Power, Citizens Gas, and Texas Utilities. His academic background includes complexity science, systems, and policy analysis; he attended Tulane University, St. Louis University and MIT.  He was a commissioned Naval Officer (USN) with professional designations as Aviation Maintenance & Engineering Duty Officer, Logistics Officer, Cryptological Duty Officer; and Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  Mr. Marke leads Ontonix’s  North America operation.

Arie Faran, VP Engineering

Mr. Faran graduated from BeerSheva Bengurion University Institute, Israel, with a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. He has over 35 years of experience in complex aerospace projects. Mr. Faran was the VP of Engineering in one of the leading Aerospace companies in Israel. He was also the company director of QA management and lean processes. Mr. Faran conducted the NPI (New Product Introduction) protocols and methods for R&D robust design process in complex systems design.  He gained significant experience in conducting organizational assimilation process management of Aerospace regulation QA standards (i.e.: AS – 9100C)  and other advanced guidelines for robust design (i.e.: CMMI for Development, ver. 1.3). Mr. Faran is considered an authority in systems engineering development methods via DFMA methods.

Danilo Noventa, VP Business Development

Since 1982, Mr. Noventa has been involved in Situations Support System services for clients both in private and public sectors through his company Relazioni Internazionali. He started this activity by cooperating with the Washington Consulting Consortium, which was established by William Colby, former CIA Director. Since 1996 he has also been the Director of the Non Governmental Peace Strategies Project, a Geneva-based NGO, established by Giandomenico Picco, former United Nations Under Secretary General. Members of the NGPSP International Advisory Board were George H. W. Bush, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar.  He has a long track-record and expertise in Strategic Analysis and Operational Planning in Foreign Affairs and Business Intelligence for the private sector, specifically in issues related to problems of Crisis Management, Continuity of Communications, Operations and Governments, mainly in the field of Critical Infrastructures Protection as well as in defining banking restructuring plans for corporations. He was a member of the Forum Humanum initial staff (established by Aurelio Peccei, Founder, Club di Roma).

Claudio Vettor, VP Products

Mr. Vettor has more than twenty five years experience in advising and supporting managers and complex organizations to improve their processes - mainly innovation and operations - and to compete in turbulent environments using holistic approaches. Claudio has a strong Information Technology background and has been lecturer of operations management at the Polytechnic University of Brescia for three years. He has obtained an MBA from SDA Bocconi Business School in Milan. He has published four books and several papers on governing and managing complex organizations.

Shlomo Gluck, VP Advanced Technologies

Shlomo Gluck graduated from Haifa’s Israel Technion Institute of Technology with a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Computers. He has over 25 years of experience in leading complex computer projects. Mr. Gluck was the head of software department in Israel Aerospace Industries. He was also a manager of the Software Engineering Programming Group (SEPG), responsible for the process and tools used in software development. Among products developed personally by Mr. Gluck was ‘SPC Cockpit’, a suite for monitoring complex production processes and ‘CDSD’ a Complete Division Software Database which was used as the standard measurement tool of all software engineers of the division. Mr. Gluck is considered an authority in software development methods.

Gianluca Pepino, Finance

Mr. Pepino has over twenty years experience in general accounting, auditing, tax, contractual, and administrative matters as well and in planning, control and due diligence in small and medium-sized enterprises. During his career he has worked in analytical accounting and elementary accounting (warehouse, management of personnel, analysis of financial flows) and in planning and corporate control. He has graduated in economics from the University of Pavia.

Bartosz Wolszczak, Managing Director Central Europe

Mr. Wolszczak has 15 years of experience in TV news channels and news production companies. Mr. Wolszczak was co-founder of TVN CNBC, the Polish branch of CNBC Europe, as well as author and co-author of award winning economic TV programs. He holds a degree in economics form the University of Warsaw.