About Us

EscapeNotes is at the unique crossroads of experience and reality;
we are all about understanding value to best preserve it moving forward.

The Vision

Founder: Francois Koutchouk.
Francois combines his technology savvy with a strong bottom-line drive.  As part of the very early team on Lotus Notes®, pre-version 1 (sharing office space with Ray Ozzie, ex CTO of Microsoft), he stayed until version 4 before assisting Steve Jobs with NeXT'sgroupware endeavor. He happily shares his knowledge as an author of reference books, consultant to large organizations and architect of a wide variety of applications on diverse platforms.

Very few people in the world have Francois' deep knowledge of the Notes "ecosystem", from its byzantine politics to its bizarre coding techniques.  That's why we have been on the "go-to" list of some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies and software publishers (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco) trying to understand the meaning of Notes.

It takes Francois' and his team's deep knowledge and maturity in Notes to efficiently and safely lead an "intervention". 

The Market

VP Business Development: Athena A. Perlmutter.
Athena brings over a decade of successfully selling Lotus Notes to the largest corporate accounts of the New York and Silicon Valley areas. As a Lotus/IBM employee she perfected the concept of reaching out to the line of business with measurable solutions while keeping CIOs focused on governance and ROIs.

IBM rewarded Athena repeatedly for her top 5% record of strong achievements, and she remains uniquely adept at crafting strategic and tactical solutions that address a wide range of concrete business, technology, sales and marketing challenges.

It takes Athena's wide knowledge of why customers acquired Notes to start with to safely lead them out of Lotus Notes. 

Athena deeply believes that, at the end, it is all about users getting their work done effectively, not talking about technology.

The technology

Architect: Hoang Vu
Hoang brings 20 years of Lotus Notes development experience gained through many of the top implementations of Lotus Notes apps around the world.

He is the architect and remains the technical mastermind of the engine powering the analytics of EscapeNotes, trusted by companies like Monsanto, AEP, American Express, MetLife, Lemark, M&M and Fireman’s Fund.  Hoang successfully directed some of the most challenging migration of Notes applications to other platforms including RDBMS and J2EE.

It takes Hoang's deep experience in building systems that scale without breaking to ensure customers that no matter what Lotus Notes throws at them (and the variety is spectacular), EscapeNotes will handle it.

Hoang deeply believes that, at the end, a half-baked solution might be worse than no solution when it comes to software.

Our clients

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We thank the following customers for their support:

3Com, Bechtel, Bombardier Aerospace, Chemours, Citi, Coca Cola, Earthlink, Electricity of France, Epson, Gap, Gateway, HP, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Marriott, New York Times, Reuters, Nortel, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sun (now Oracle), Texaco, United Nations World Food Programme, US Marines,  Verizon.

But we've also had the privilege of serving many smaller organizations with the same level of attention, including: PowerPhone for letting us build 911 software that saves lives daily around the world, 4Spires for allowing us to learn Force by building a native app certified in record time and Streamlike for showing us that performance and reliability in software must be earned with every line of code.


In 2014 TaDah Corp acquired the assets of Atlantic Decisions, Inc. a 17 years old collaboration services consulting firm.

Atlantic Decisions has tackled the most difficult applications and delivered the simplest solutions.  Hundreds of thousands of users experience those solutions daily, from home banking to 911 emergency calls.  The motto "technology is not a religion -- seeing is believing" was passed on to TaDah Corp.  We remain relentlessly focused on deliverables, the applications.   No fuzzy consulting.  No reselling software.  No lining up customer cubicles with transient laborers.  No nickel and dime change control.

EscapeNotes is the main offering of TaDah Corp. The only independent Lotus Notes application assessment and point-to-point migration engine.  Move to the cloud.  

TaDah R&D is at the intersection of software and hardware. With a history in electronic controls and associated low-level software, TaDah now builds internet of things (IoT) devices and software that interface to big-data apps, permitting sales, marketing and service decisions based on real data, not statistical noise.

Advisory Team

Dr. Ron Miller, M.D., former Geriatrics Clinic Director, Yale University
Dr. Beth Halbert, PsyD
Dr. Daniel Vinsonno, PhD, École Polytechnique, France
Dr. Jonah Levy, PhD, MIT, tenure Professor Social Sciences, U.C. Berkeley