Executive Team

Dave Galvin, CEO of UniqueSoft

Dave Galvin is CEO of UniqueSoft, a firm applying industry-leading automation and artificial intelligence techniques to legacy software modernization.

Previously, he founded Three Fish Capital with his brother in 2014. Together, they have invested in more than 15 technology companies. Dave spent six years at IBM in a variety of roles, including M&A and business development for IBM’s Watson AI, Data, and Cloud businesses, investing corporate venture capital for the $100 million IBM Watson venture fund, Watson partnerships and internal consulting with IBM Global Business Services.

Dave holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a dual degree in physics and economics with a focus in corporate finance from the University of Virginia. He is an avid outdoorsman and athlete, and is actively involved in conservation efforts through his work with the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. In a previous life, Dave was a Tour de France-caliber professional cyclist riding for the BMC Racing Team in the U.S. and Europe. When not biking, Dave spent time as a mountain guide in the Western U.S. and Europe.

Dr. Thomas Weigert, Vice President of Engineering

"Thomas Weigert is Chief Technology Officer and a founder of UniqueSoft where he directs research and development. He held previous positions as Professor of Computer Science and St. Clair Endowed Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Missouri at Rolla; as Motorola Fellow and Vice President with Motorola Global Software Group where he was responsible for the development environment, including processes, methods, tools, as well as the quality and engineering computing infrastructures, deployed in 19 software factories in 14 countries with over 7500 software engineers; and as Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He held visiting research positions at the Electrotechnical Laboratories, Tsukuba, Japan, and Argonne National Laboratories, Lemont, IL.

Thomas has authored a text book, and seven international standards, as well as over 70 book chapters and refereed articles in international journals and conferences on the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to the development of product software, in particular for real-time distributed systems. His research contributions have been in the areas of modeling languages, the derivation of efficient programs from design models, and the use of automated theorem proving in program generation and verification. Thomas and his team have developed innovative tools supporting the software development life cycle and have demonstrated one of the first commercial embedded software products with the complete code automatically generated from high-level specifications as early as the late ‘80s. He served on the editorial board of the International Journal on Tools for Artificial Intelligence, and as Rapporteur in Study Group 17 of the International Telecommunications Union. He was a leading contributor to the UML and SDL modeling standards."

Thomas received his Ph.D., M.S., and M.A. degrees from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

Chris Galvin, Chairman of the Board

Chris is the Chairman of the board at UniqueSoft and a founder of Harrison Street Capital, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Harrison Street Capital, he served as the chairman and CEO of Motorola before retiring in 2004.

He has served on numerous advisory boards and boards of directors, including the Chairman of Navteq, the Bechtel Corporation’s Board of Counselors, the board of the Rand Corporation, the chairman of the US-China Business Council, and US Department of Defense Science Board and as an advisor to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, the board of the American Enterprise Institute, the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, and is a member of the Business Council (US) and the American Society of Corporate Executives. He also presently serves as an advisor to the University of Virginia, the Tsinghua University School of Economics and the city of Tianjin, China.

Dan Coombes, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

With 35 years experience at Motorola, Daniel J. Coombes was formerly a Senior Vice President, having held numerous system development and business senior management positions in the data, trunking, Cellular, and 4G businesses. This includes the Privacy Plus system for commercial business communications; the SMARTNET and ASTRO systems for mission critical communications; the CDMA, GSM, and iDEN cellular systems including the BTS and OSS Centers of Excellence; and the 4G WiMAX and LTE systems and the associated CPE equipment.

Dan also held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Motorola Networks & Enterprise. In this position he was responsible for Advanced Technology and IP-based wireless broadband architecture and engineering, including Canopy® solutions, WiMAX, LTE, Metro Wi-Fi, and Broadband over Powerline.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Illinois.