Management team

Jay Jumper

Founder & CEO

Jay Jumper is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SIGNiX. For more than 10 years, Jay has worked to establish SIGNiX as the leader in cloud-based digital signatures in North America. Prior to founding SIGNiX, Jay had a prior entrepreneurial success as Founder and CEO of a company that is today a profitable fintech “robo-advisor” named ProNvest. Managed by a separate team, ProNvest continues its rapid growth and is now approaching $1 billion in AUM. Jay remains ProNvest’s largest shareholder and is a board member. Prior to founding ProNvest, Jay was CEO of a registered investment advisor known as The Jumper Group. Jay began his career at SunTrust after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Marketing.

John Harris


Prior to joining SIGNiX in 2012, John spent 6 years at Adobe® managing Adobe’s broad electronic signature and approval capabilities across a range of products, from click-through approvals to complex digital signatures. John broadened Adobe’s digital certificate trust programs in Adobe Acrobat® and Reader® to include commercial and government certificates from around the world. John also directed efforts to bring Adobe’s power to bear on smartphones and tablets. Prior to Adobe, John spent 10 years managing biometric, encryption, and strong-authentication products at Sony Electronics and Thomson-CSF. John received his BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and his MA from George Washington University in International Security Policy.

Pem Guerry


Pem Guerry possesses a wide range of financial, marketing and technology-management experiences in both the private and public sectors. Previously, Pem was Assistant Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee under Commissioner (now Senator) Bob Corker, with responsibilities including management of the State’s overall technology resources. After serving in the public sector, Pem was President of RiverValley Partners and President of World Healthcare Systems. Pem earned his BA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gary Peat


From 2000 to 2014, Gary served as a General Partner of Council Capital focused on early stage cloud-and-mobile software. Council Capital remains an active investor in cloud-and-mobile software and healthcare services. From 1993 to 2000, Gary was a Principal at Stonehenge Partners from where he focused on early stage investing in "dotcoms" (aka cloud software companies). Gary started his career at JP Morgan after receiving his BS and MBA from the University of Houston.

Robert Oswalt

Chief Architect

Robert participated in authoring all 8 issued patents at SIGNiX and has primary responsibility for SIGNiX’s platform architecture and the technical implementation of SIGNiX’s vision. Prior to joining SIGNiX in 2004, Robert was VP of Technology for RegistryPro. Previously, Robert was a distinguished senior technologist in the computer aided software engineering division of Sterling Software. Robert is an expert in PKI, digital signatures, and cryptographic processing. Robert received his BS in Physics and his MS in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, Robert studied artificial intelligence at the graduate level at the McCormick School of Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.

Michael Terpin


Michael Terpin is founder and CEO of Transform Group, whose divisions include Transform PR, a global public relations firm that has served more than 200 clients in the blockchain field and helped launch more than 100 ICO’s, including Augur, Bancor, Ethereum, Factom, Golem, Gnosis, Lisk, MaidSafe, Neo, Qtum, and SALT Lending; CoinAgenda, an event series for cryptocurrency investors, and Transform Strategies, the company’s advisory division. Terpin is also an investor and advisor to many blockchain, media and technology companies, including Aion, AlphaNetworks, Polymath,, ShapeShift, VideoCoin and WAX. He is a general partner and heads up the ICO investment committee in Alphabit Fund, a Cayman Island registered digital currency fund with $400 million assets under management and a first-year return on investment of more than 750 percent.

Dr. Josh Scharfman


Dr. Sharfman has worked with the California Association of REALTORS® for the last thirty-five years: as a consultant; as an outside board member of the Association’s Real Estate Business Services subsidiary; and for the last 14 years as the Association’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Prior to joining C.A.R. full-time, Sharfman led product development for a variety of privately held and public companies, including LRN, Digital Lava, ParcPlace-Digitalk, Inc., Dassault Systemes USA, CADAM Inc., and Hughes Aircraft. Sharfman also has served as an adjunct professor of engineering at the USC. Sharfman holds four system and method patents. He provides expert testimony for software patent and copyright infringement matters.