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Michael E. Novak

Asia Vice President

Sterling Software , Inc.

HQ Phone:  (214) 981-1000


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Sterling Software , Inc.

300 Crescent Court Suite 1200

Dallas, Texas,75201

United States

Company Description

Sterling Software is a leading provider of software and services for the application development, information management, systems management and federal systems markets. The company is ranked among Business Week's 1998 "Info Tech 100" as one of the world's bes... more

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Board Member

Tertia Inc

Member of Its President's Council

Jeitosa Group International

Senior Global Advisor


Member, Development Committee

Ross Systems , Inc.




University of Michigan


University of Michigan Ross School of Business


University of Michigan


University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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Michael Novak
MICHAEL NOVAK Mr. Michael Novak is CEO of Tertia, Inc. (, which enhances English media so it can be enjoyed by the 2 Billion non-native speakers of English worldwide. Tertia applies its unique technology to content from leading publishing and broadcasting companies in the U.S. and Japan, and then distributes the expanded media into North Asia over a variety of devices. He was formerly the president of a major intercultural communications consulting company, helping U.S. companies with their Asia subsidiaries and partners, and Japanese companies with their U.S. subsidiaries. He also spent twenty years in the software industry, most recently as VP-Asia for Sterling Software. He also is the U.S. representative for China's only national software conference, held each year in Dalian, China (, and sits on the Board of Trustees of Cogswell Polytechnic College (, Silicon Valley's only 4 year college dedicated to digital media in the areas of animation, videogames, and digital audio. Mr. Novak is married, and has two children. [cached]

Michael Novak
Michael Novak Mr. Michael Novak serves as a senior advisor for many organizations doing business internationally. His career originally centered in the software industry in Silicon Valley, and was involved from the formation through public offering of several software companies. For most of the past decade he has been directed towards international business issues, concentrating on Asia. He has among other positions served as President of Clarke Consulting Group a major U.S./Asia intercultural consulting organization. As such he has been deeply involved in the issue of international communications for such projects as the International Space Station and many Japanese subsidiaries of US corporations. He also served as the Asia VP for Sterling Software He has also been involved in television production throughout much of his career, and served on the development committee of KQED - San Francisco's major PBS station. Mr. Novak has an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a California CPA. A husband, father, and grandfather, he spends much of his time in both Tokyo and in the US. His daughter Jennifer has been involved in PR for many Silicon Valley companies, and his son Christopher designs racing videogames for Microsoft in Washington. Mr. Novak is also an avid photographer. [cached]

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Michael E. Novak
Mr. Novak is Chairman and CEO of Tertia, Inc. His work involves the intersection of technology, media, and international communications between the US and Asia. Mr. Novak was the Asia Pacific Regional Vice President for Sterling Software, before it was acquired by Computer Associates. He managed its deployment of enterprise-level component-based development technology throughout the region. He also served as President of Clarke Consulting Group, the country's major intercultural consulting company. At Clarke he managed the company as it addressed the globalization challenges faced by companies such as AT&T and Motorola in China; Microsoft, Intel, and Proctor & Gamble in Japan; and NASA in its collaboration with Russia for the space station effort. Mr. Novak started his career in software as co-founder and Executive Vice President of Ross Systems, a financial software products company. During his 10 years there, Mr. Novak helped to grow that company from its inception to a world-wide organization, currently with revenue close to $50 Million. Ross systems is now part of Chinadotcom. In broadcast television, Mr. Novak has served as line producer of the nationally syndicated program The Heart of the Nation, and directed and produced television spots on adult literacy featuring Patrick Stewart from Star Trek-The Next Generation. Mr. Novak has his BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan, is a California CPA, and a former Mensa member. [cached]

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