Team Players

Executive Team

Niall Murphy

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Niall is a technologist, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. With 25 years of experience, Niall has built pioneering businesses in internet infrastructure, the mobile internet and web services.
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Dominique Guinard

Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer

Dominique 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. 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. LinkedIn

 

 

Curt Schacker

EVP Business Development

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. LinkedIn

 

 

Lucy Oulton

SVP Customer Solutions

Lucy began her career in publishing before becoming a serial explorer of emerging solutions for global enterprise customers. She brings 15 years’ expertise which uniquely bridges the ‘physical and digital’ landscape of the IoT. LinkedIn

 

 

 

Michael Elias

Executive Vice President – Global Sales

Michael has spent the last 20 years leading entrepreneurial and growth opportunities in the US, Israel and Eastern Europe. LinkedIn

 

 

Mike Jeffrey

VP Engineering

Mike has over 20 years experience in the banking and FMCG industries. Has led global teams, specializing in manufacturing and marketing technology, and most recently worked as Global Digital Architecture Lead for SABMiller. LinkedIn

 

 

Matt Shorts

VP Product

Matt has over a decade of experience leading both startups and multinational conglomerates implementing data-driven decision technologies. LinkedIn

 

 

 

Padmaja Bommareddy

EVP Business Development

Padmaja Bommareddy has built her 20 year career at financial firms like Morgan Stanley and Greenhill and in leadership roles at Burberry, Gap and Valentino. Padmaja has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Northwestern University in applied mathematics and sociology.

 

Judy Moon

VP Inside Sales and Customer Success

Judy’s mission is to help businesses drive growth with transformative technology. She brings 20 years of experience in tech, direct to consumer marketing, customer success and digital media, having worked with some of the world’s largest brands/retailers across vertical markets.

 

 

Board Members

 

Simon Eyers

Chairman

A long term investor, former entrepreneur and originally an investment banker, Simon has 30 years of experience in founding, backing and guiding growth companies in the technology and energy spaces.

 

 

 

Jeff Burde

Investor Director

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Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an international finance leader. Jeff 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 he was the Managing Director Asia Pacific for Merrill Lynch.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Jean-Marc Huët

Non-Executive Director

Jean-Marc Huët is the former Chief Financial Officer of Unilever, and previously held CFO positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Royal Numico N.V.. Currently Independent Director at Canada Goose Inc and supervisory board member of Heineken N.V. and of SHV Holdings N.V.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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. He served as a director of multiple corporations and 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, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Commercial Metals Corporation and Anadigics Inc. 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

 

 

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 and founding C.A.T Inc, which was alter acquired by AnnTaylor. Today Dwight advises apparel startups and non-profits.

 

 

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. View Vlad’s LinkedIn profile

 

 

Andy Hobsbawm

Co-founder & Advisory Board Member

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After creating the first international internet agency in 1994, Andy served as European MD then Chairman of Agency.com, before co-founding non-profit Do The Green Thing. Andy has been listed among the 100 top digital influencers by Wired UK.
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