Joseph P. Firmage

Joseph brings a lifetime of passion for science and more than a
decade of business experience to his leadership as Chairman and CEO of
ManyOne Networks. Known throughout Silicon Valley and beyond as a
visionary at the cusp of 21st century science and technology, he has led
companies that pioneered both object-oriented programming tools and the
commercial adoption of the World Wide Web. He began his professional
career in 1989 as founder and CEO of Serius Corporation, an early
pioneer of object-oriented visual programming tools for personal
computers. Serius was acquired by Novell in 1993 in a transaction valued
at $20 million. From 1993 through 1995, Joseph was Vice President of
Strategy for Novell’s Network Systems Group. From 1995 through 1998, he
was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of USWeb Corporation, which under his
leadership became the world’s largest Internet consulting firm, serving
half of the Fortune 100. USWeb went public in 1997 with a market
capitalization of $3 billion. In 1998, Joseph received Silicon Valley’s
“Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young.

From 1998 through 2000, Joseph was Chairman of Intend Change, a
venture construction firm that assembled a small number of significant
information technology companies including Electron Economy and
Invesmart, organizing $250 million in capital. He is a member of the
Board of Directors of Cosmos Studios. He is also the founding sponsor of
the Integral Institute.