Jay Hoffman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jay is a highly respected authority on museum and collections management information systems. As the architect of The Museum System (TMS), Jay has been working on the development, implementation and support of collections management applications for museums and galleries for more than 25 years. Formerly with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Reliance Group Holdings, New York, Jay founded Gallery Systems to address the information management needs of the cultural sector in 1981. Jay has been directly involved in information projects at the Smithsonian Institution, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery London and many other museums. He is also active in international standards organizations for improving information access and interchange among museums.
Danielle Uchitelle, Managing Director
Danielle has worked for over 25 years in academic and nonprofit administration and has over 10 years of museum experience, including 7 years at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She has also served as a long-term consultant for the Whitney Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. At Gallery Systems, Danielle is responsible for managing client support, training, documentation, and custom services. In addition to her professional background in museum administration, Danielle holds an MBA degree from New York University and an MLIS degree from Columbia University.
Ethan Kalfus, Director – Information Technology
With over 20 years of experience in the full development life-cycle of business applications in media, financial services, and insurance industry segments, Ethan brings a breadth of management and technical expertise. His background includes leadership roles with enterprise-wide projects involving application and database architecture, development, business analysis, project management, and mentoring of development staff. Having extensive experience in the development and management of international software applications for companies such as UBS, Morgan Stanley, and Time, Inc., Ethan extends Gallery Systems’ management team in financial and media sectors as well. Ethan is a graduate of New York University concentrating in Computer Science and Psychology.
Robb Detlefs, Director - Strategic Initiatives
Joining Gallery Systems in 1996, Robb is a guiding force and strategic decision maker for the company’s products and services. With a master's degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, Robb brings valuable knowledge of diverse database management systems to the company; his expertise plays a key role in enhancing the end user interface of the applications. Having served as the leading architect of the EmbARK product line, Robb has integrated numerous new features that allow EmbARK users to complete a wide range of complex projects. Moving forward, Robb will expand his reach to the next generation of Gallery Systems products.