Irv Shapiro is responsible for overall business strategy and corporate leadership as the CEO and CTO of DialogTech. Prior to forming DialogTech in 2005, Irv founded Metamor Technologies in 1985. During his tenure, the company was named an Inc. 500 company for two consecutive years and grew to more than 500 employees with $32 million in revenues. Following the sale of Metamor to CORESTAFF in 1997, Irv participated in 10 acquisitions, directed the growth of Metamor to $52 million in sales and helped create a $250 million consulting services group. In 1999, Irv founded the online education platform Edventions, which was later sold to Edison Schools in 2001. Irv then spent a year as the COO of Jemmco, a $500 million hedge fund.