Team

John McKinley

CEO & Founder

John is the founder and CEO of SaferAging, leading the company’s vision to foster independent living for seniors through the use of technology. He is also an an active early-stage investor, with several of his portfolio companies recently selling to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Symantec and others. He serves on the Board of Directors of Equifax, and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to founding SaferAging, John worked in senior executive roles at large corporations and as a successful entrepreneur and investor. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer for News Corporation and President of Technology for News Corp. Digital Media Group. He served for three years as Chief Technology Officer and President of Digital Services for AOL, and previously was EVP and Head of Global Technology and Services for Merrill Lynch. Earlier in his career, McKinley was both CTO and CIO at GE Capital, and began his career at Ernst & Young, eventually becoming a partner in the firm.

Chris Williams

VP Engineering

Chris Williams is the VP of Product Engineering at SaferAging, where he leads the development of product and technology. He is the co-organizer of JSConf US, RobotsConf, and many other technology focused events. He is the author of the node-serialport, originator of the JS Community Logo, and assists in the creation of amazing tech events like NodeBots and NodeCopter, among others. He is proud to say that his code has been presented before the President of the United States and has been the foundation for many amazing open and closed source projects to be built upon, making otherwise complex technology very accessible. He holds a Master of Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and is constantly inspired by his wife and two amazing children.

Amit Shafrir

VP Corporate Development

Amit is the Vice President of Corporate Development at SaferAging. Amit has vast expertise in both consumer Internet and enterprise software, having managed some of the Internet’s most powerful brands such as ICQ, Netscape Security Solutions, and Winamp. He is the former President of AOL Premium Services, where he also served as GM of AOL’s Digital Media Services and was responsible for AOL’s Music services, MUSICNET@AOL, and AOL Music Now.

Amit holds a BA and MBA degrees from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shulamit, and his children Daniel & Michal.

Miko Borys

Lead Systems Architect

Miko Borys is the Lead Systems Architect at SaferAging, where he designs and develops software and hardware monitoring solutions. Miko is an expert in many facets of web technology, having successfully developed and published mobile apps, web apps and browser extensions. Miko is no stranger to alerting and notification systems. He developed an application at Virginia Tech for notifying students of class openings, then went on to co-found Hotel Room Alerts, LLC. — a service that notifies users of hotel room openings.

When not on his computer Miko is either underneath his car hood or out camping.