Management Team

Paul T. Duncanson
Founder and Chairman of the Board, President, Asian and European Operations

Paul T. Duncanson, Jr. is a renowned expert in object oriented programming and design. Mr. Duncanson holds a B.S.E.E. from Purdue University. He has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on topics such as C++, Smalltalk, Use of Software Design Patterns, Object Oriented Design, Vector and Raster Graphics Techniques, Booch Diagrams and LAN Performance and Tuning. He has over 25 years of Project Management and consulting experience in design, development and implementation of large scale integrated hardware and software systems for such companies as IBM, Litton Industries and Teledyne Industries. Mr. Duncanson is experienced in hardware and industrial controls systems design as well as embedded systems design and development.


Gary Duncanson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Member, Board of Directors

Gary Duncanson is a renowned thought leader in the software industry pushing for Standards Compliant software solution and interoperability. Mr. Duncanson is on the Board of Directors of the Object Management Group (OMG). He has held numerous positions within No Magic including Project Manager, Lead Architect, CTO, and Sr. Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, growing the revenue and client base many fold over the last 14 years. He is currently Member of No Magic's Board of Directors. Mr. Duncanson holds a B.S.E.E. from Purdue University and has over 27 years of technical consulting experience developing object-oriented projects since the mid 1980s. He has over 25 years of technical project management experience for both the U.S. military and private industry. Companies and organizations such as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (ASAS/Ence), Hughes Aircraft Company (Air Defense Systems), Texas Instruments (HARM MISSLE), Magnavox (AFATDS), Motorola, Eaton Corporation (USAF CATIS/SID 88), Contel Federal Systems (USAFE UTAIN/MAIS), Bridge Medical, Alcatel, and Naval Warfare Assessment Center/Division (Battle Force Tactical Trainer) have called upon Mr. Duncanson's talents to make their projects successful. These projects include Command Control Systems, Networking and Communication Systems, Air-Defense Consoles, Cellular Telephones, Medical Devices, Missile Systems, User Interfaces, 2-D and 3-D Computer Graphics, Systems Modeling, Architecture, Data Modeling, War Gaming, and (Air, Sea, and Land) Battle Simulations.


Pete Ianace
Executive Vice President

Mr. Ianace brings more than 35 years of experience building successful technology businesses to his role as Executive Vice President at No Magic. He has successfully started and launched four technology companies in the last fifteen years. Mr. Ianace has broad CEO/leadership experience with companies in aerospace, defense contracting, telecommunications, Web 2.0 and IP video communications. During his career, Pete secured more than $125 million in funding for start-ups as well as large contracts with U.S., European and Asian clients. His unique perspective in the areas of 3G, 4G, IP video and Big Data have appeared in a wide range of industry publications and blogs. Prior to joining No Magic, Mr. Ianace held President/CEO positions at ComCam International, Video Esperti, Vianet, Intelect Network Technologies and Pactel Meridian Systems. Pete was a Vice President at Nortel for more than seven years and began his career at IBM where he spent eleven years in both sales and development management roles.


Kent Laursen
Chief Technology Officer

Kent Laursen brings a breadth of experience in software engineering, product development, innovation, technological evangelism and standards development. Prior to becoming CTO for No Magic, Mr. Laursen was a Principal Engineer for Scientific Research Corporation, where he provided strategic, architectural, software development and systems engineering services to SRC’s DoD customers. Before his defense work, Mr. Laursen was involved in the Bio IT space, serving as Senior Software Architect for GenoLogics Life Science Software and Director of Product Development for Indigo BioSystems. Mr. Laursen began applying modeling in earnest as Senior North American Consultant for Select Business Solutions, where he provided architectural, modeling and training services to financial, energy, shipping and telecommunications clients. As Staff Engineer for WebGain, Inc., Mr. Laursen was a primary developer of an innovative application development environment based on Java component assembly without traditional coding. In the earlier part of his career Mr. Laursen provided his consulting customers with technical services ranging from Smalltalk development to the construction of commercially deployed frameworks and solutions for a wide variety of interests. A strong proponent for standards, Mr. Laursen continues to be active in the Object Management Group.


Ernie Ianace
Vice President, Global Sales

As Vice President Global Sales for No Magic, Ernie Ianace, brings to No Magic a successful 25-year track record as a veteran IT executive. Ernie has a wide range of IT experience from startups, to complex global matrixed organizations. He has extensive domestic and international relationships with tier one channels, large enterprises and government customers as well as leading service providers. Mr. Ianace has also been part of the executive team at two startups that grew from initial launch to global market leaders and were then acquired. His areas of expertise include global strategic alliances, global carrier sales, large multi-year sourcing contracts as well as new product and market launches. In his spare time Ernie enjoys boating, skiing and cooking.


Raymond Hertz
Chief Marketing Officer

Raymond has more than 25 years of proven marketing, advertising and technology consulting experience. He is recognized in the industry for his ability to create highly successful integrated marketing programs to drive revenue generating solutions and for his ability to build and grow brands. Prior to No Magic, Raymond held marketing and consulting leadership roles at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Sourcecorp and MarketSphere Consulting. He has worked with leading global clients in the financial services, healthcare, consulting, retail and entertainment industries including Sony, United Health, Bank of America, FedEx, General Motors and AT Kearney. Raymond also brings to No Magic, Inc. an extensive advertising agency background including senior positions at New York agencies such as Publicis, Wells Rich Greene and Campbell Mithun Esty.

Raymond is active in the Association for Strategic Planning and is involved in the North Texas Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and a Bachelor Degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and an Intermediate Diploma from the London Film School.


Gitana Akliene
Managing Director, No Magic Europe

Gitana Akliene has over 11 years of professional experience in the software development industry. She was promoted to Managing Director after having served as No Magic Europe's CFO for 5 years. Her finance expertise resulted in successful strategic planning and management of the European Division's financial operations. In her present role, Ms. Akliene focuses on planning, implementation, operation, resource allocation, and general management in order to facilitate the delivery of No Magic offerings while upholding its mission, vision, and strategic plan. She has increased company revenues by expanding the existing portfolio of professional services. Ms. Akliene has been an asset in developing new business areas in the European markets, especially for software products and service development. She holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree with Honors in Business Administration (MBA) from Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas.


Tanchanok Deamsantia
Managing Director, No Magic Asia

Tanchanok Deamsantia manages No Magic's Asian operations center in Thailand. Before being appointed to her current position, she spent three years as a comptroller for the company. Ms. Deamsantia has been with No Magic since 2002 and has held positions in various areas including business development, marketing analysis, strategic planning, operations, project management, human resources and financial management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Khon Khaen University, an MBA from Assumption University of Thailand, Master of Management in Finance from the College of Management at Mahidol University, and a Certificate in Executive Financial Management from Chulalongkorn University.

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