Brian Mottershead is a Co-founder and Principal of Riverscape. He has over 30 years of experience as a software professional. A founder of Papyrus Development Corporation (PDC) in 1995, one of the earliest web consulting companies, he was responsible for the development of e-Travel, the first web-based travel reservation system for business travellers, later acquired by Oracle and now part of Amadeus. A sister company of PDC, Papyrus Associates, of which Brian was also a Founder, developed one of the first commercial cursive handwriting recognition systems for the mobile device market. Besides e-Travel, other PDC/PA clients included Amstrad, Eden Group, Hitachi, Symbian, Olivetti, and Fonix.
Brian founded Riverscape with Cindy Mottershead after selling the Papyrus companies in 1998. Under the Riverscape banner, he developed the Java-based front-end of one of the first web-based PACS (Picture Archiving and Control Systems) for radiological and other medical images, for Amicas, Inc. A pioneer of social networking systems, from 2002 to 2006 he grew photo.net into the leading social networking web site for serious photographers. More recently, Brian has developed an interest in Interactive Voice Response systems, and was the software designer behind Lessac Technologies' Text-to-Speech engine, which raises the bar on natural speech synthesis. He is expert in numerous programming languages, tools, and database systems.