Team Players

Executive Team

 

Niall Murphy

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

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A computer scientist by training, Niall is a technologist, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. With 25 years of experience in innovation and future thinking, Niall has built pioneering businesses in internet infrastructure, the mobile internet and web services. LinkedIn
 
 

Andy Hobsbawm

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer

team-andy-hobsbawmAfter creating the first international internet agency in 1994, Andy served as European MD then Chairman of Agency.com, before co-founding the award-winning non-profit Do The Green Thing. A TED-speaker, Andy has been listed among the 100 top digital influencers by Wired UK and was inducted into the British Interactive Multimedia Association’s Digital Hall of Fame. LinkedIn
 
 
 

Dominique Guinard

Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer

team-dominique-guinardDominique is an IoT expert, having spent more than a decade working on projects for Oracle, the Auto-ID Labs, Nokia and SAP. He was a Web of Things pioneer at ETH Zurich and MIT, and his Ph.D on the Web of Things was granted the ETH Medal. He is the author of Building the Web of Things and Using the Web to Build the IoT (Manning). LinkedIn
 
 
 

Brad Burde

Chief Financial Officer

Brad has over a decade of experience as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at money management firms Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Sandler Capital Management and Chase Investment Bank. He has been a director, advisory board member and CFO at many technology startups, including TruEffect, Protobrand and Netcast Communications. LinkedIn
 
 
 

Jennifer Hyman Sutton

Chief Product Officer

Jennifer is a digital industry veteran with senior level experience in marketing, product, operations and strategy. She has held positions at Google, YouTube, ShareThis, DoubleVerify, Jupiter Research and Lua, secure mobile messaging for the workplace. LinkedIn

 
 

Curt Schacker

Senior Vice President, Connected Products

Curt has spent more than 25 years in Silicon Valley, having held positions at Wind River (Intel), Real-Time Innovations and Arrayent. He was the co-founder and CEO of Embedded Solution Partners, named the 20th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley in 2006. He began his career developing flight software for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. LinkedIn
 
 
 

Ryan McManus

Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Corporate Development

Ryan has more than 20 years of experience in digital start-ups and corporate digital transformation. He previously founded Accenture’s Digital Business Strategy practice and served as the Accenture Strategy COO and a leader in the firm’s Corporate Strategy, M&A and International Expansion businesses. He serves on two Aspen Institute advisory committees. LinkedIn
 
 
 
 

Board Members

 

Jeff Burde

Investor Director

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Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an international finance leader across diverse investments and geographies. He is an active investor in marketing technology companies that connect brands and advertisers directly with consumers. Jeff also serves as Vice Chairman – Head of the Americas of personalized video start-up Idomoo Inc. and Board Director of media and measurement platform TruEffect. Previously in his role as the Managing Director Asia Pacific for Merrill Lynch, he oversaw key businesses spanning Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
 

Laura Lenz

Investor Director

Laura is Vice President, Investments at Generation Ventures Ltd. She has more than 15 years of experience investing in early-stage technology companies. Prior to Generation Ventures, she was a Principal at EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc. Laura received an Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (Dean’s Honor List) and completed a General Management Program from Harvard Business School.
 
 

Bill Malloy

Investor Director

Bill is a founding General Partner at Sway Ventures, where he is focused on IT software investing, hands-on operational support and building the strategic ecosystem between the US and EMEA. He is an innovative financier and technologist with a record of successfully investing in inefficient markets.
 
 
 

Brian Nugent

Investor Director

Brian is a founding General Partner of Sway Ventures, as well as a seasoned technology industry executive, entrepreneur and board director. He has a proven record of driving software, SaaS, hardware and IT Services companies to market leadership positions. As an entrepreneur and operating executive, he ran both public and privately-held enterprise software companies.
 
 
 
 

Advisors

 

David Bell

Advisory Board Chairman, North America

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David Bell is Chairman of Slipstream, Operating Advisor of Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Senior Advisor at AOL. He also serves as a director to a number of publicly listed companies and internet startups. View David’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

 

Neal Matheson

Advisory Board Member

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Neal serves as active advisor to EVRYTHNG’s executive team and key customers. He formerly held global technology and R&D roles, including Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D for multinational consumer product giants Unilever and P&G, and CTO for medical devices, pharmaceutical at CPG leader Johnson & Johnson. View Neal’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

Bruce Beckloff

Advisory Board Member

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Bruce is the Managing Director and founder of Bloc Ventures, targeting investment in early life-cycle companies focused on the emerging Industrial Internet market. View Bruce’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

Jeffrey F. Rayport

Advisory Board Member

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Jeffrey F. Rayport teaches technology entrepreneurship and strategy on the faculty of Harvard Business School. His research and consulting focus on digital media, online commerce, and digital marketing services. He has served as a director of many private and public corporations, and he has worked as a serial entrepreneur and a private equity investor. View Jeffrey’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

Richard Sells

Advisory Board Member

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Richard Sells is Group Managing Director of The Aurora Group, an international manufacturing company selling innovative lighting solutions in 38 countries around the world. View Richard’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

 

Richard Kelson

Advisory Board Member

Richard B. Kelson is the Chairman and CEO of ServCo LLC, a strategic sourcing and supply chain management company. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Commercial Metals Corporation and Anadigics Inc; and is on the University of Pittsburgh Law School Board of Visitors. View Richard’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

Andrew Deitchman

Advisory Board Member

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Andrew Deitchman has an extensive background in agency-side marketing and consulting. He founded Mother New York in 2003. View Andrew’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

 

Finnegan Faldi

Advisory Board Member

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Finnegan is President and CEO of TruEffect, an innovative ad tech company. He also serves on the boards of SaaS technology companies RevGuard and Rainmaker. View Finnegan’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

 

Chan Suh

Advisory Board Member

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Chan is Senior Partner & Chief Digital Officer of Prophet, a global strategic brand and marketing consultancy. He co-founded Agency.com in 1995. View Chan’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

 

Dwight Meyer

Advisory Board Member

Dwight Meyer has decades of experience in the apparel and accessories industry, holding senior positions at some its most respected companies. In 1995, he founded C.A.T. Inc, which was later acquired by AnnTaylor. Joining Warnaco in 2005 as President of Global Sourcing, Logistics and Distribution, he built its global capabilities, supporting a successful international brand extension. Today Dwight advises apparel startups and non-profits.

 

 

Larry Levy

Executive Advisor

Aaaeaaqaaaaaaaabfaaaajdayowuzztiwltixytytndnjzi1iztk4ltnkmgm3zthmmzdhnq-2s a serial entrepreneur, Larry brings a wealth of hands-on experience, with a focus on computational linguistics (machine learning) and SaaS based marketing platforms. Appinions was sold to Scribblelive in April 2015. Prior to Appinions, Larry served as co-founder and CEO of Semagix Group, which was sold to Warburg Pincus in 2006. Larry was also the founder and CEO of Protégé Holdings, recognized as an “Upside 100” company, as well as the founder of Citria and Delrina Europe. Delrina was sold to Symantec in 1995. Larry guest lectures entrepreneurship at the Cornell University – Johnson School of Management. He holds a BCom and BAcc from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and is a chartered accountant CA(SA). View Larry’s LinkedIn Profile

Vlad Trifa

Co-founder & Advisory Board Member

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Vlad is a co-founder of EVRYTHNG and WebofThings.org. He has a PhD in computer science from ETH Zurich and a MSc in robotics and machine learning from EPFL. He researched various aspects of IoT and robotics at MIT’s Senseable City Lab at MIT, UCLA and ATR in Kyoto. View Vlad’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

John C. Fogelin

Advisory Board Member

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John was an early embedded software pioneer and contributor to Wind River Systems, where he was CTO. He also served as Vice President of Engineering at Ekso Bionics, California, and Levant Power, Massachusetts. Over his career, John has contributed to Martian rovers, human-gait-rehabilitation exoskeleton robots, the world’s fastest production motorcycle, and a fractal drawing Etch-A-Sketch.