Management Team

Don DeLoach
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Former CEO of Infobright, CEO of Aleri, CEO of Youcentric, COO of Centri Technology. Founder and Co-chair, Midwest IoT Council, Outside Director, Apropos, Broadbeam, and co-author, “The Future of IoT”.

Laurence Gutcher
Chief Financial Officer

Laurence has over twenty years of finance experience and is the former CFO of Infobright, Upchain, PriceMetrix, Necho Systems and Nevex Software Technologies.

Andrew Rachmiel
VP of Corporate Development

Co-Founder of Rocket Funds start-up investment vehicles, Former CFO / CIO of Oval Fire Products, COO of Universal Product Registration, Founder of 64HTM, CEO of BSP Software, COO of BrightStar Partners

Jim Gagnard
Managing Director, Industrial IoT Studio

Jim has over 30 years of executive management experience leading enterprise software companies. He has lead several companies from early product development to revenue growth and profitability. Jim has led M2M/IOT software companies since 2001. As a result of his commitment to software innovation he has worked closely with the venture capital community and strategic investors to raise over $80 million for his companies.

Thomas Jordan
Managing Director, Network + Telecom Studio

Thom has acquired over 25 years of experience in building and leading high-performance start-up and middle-market global companies in the digital, telecom and network verticals. Former Global CEO of Ping Mobile and various leadership positions at Net2Phone, IDT, Global Crossing, Verizon, and Prism Communications.

Jochen (Joe) Renz
Managing Director, New Mobility Studio

Joe is a New Mobility Enthusiast from Stuttgart, Germany. After a 20-year corporate career incl. CA Technologies with a focus on Digital Transformation, Joe founded New Mobility Consulting. He has been working with established corporations and startups on the Digital Transformation of the Automotive and Transportation Industry aka New Mobility since early 2015. Simply put, cars and IT are in his blood.

Board of Directors

Don DeLoach
CEO, Rocket Wagon Venture Studios

Former CEO of Infobright, CEO of Aleri, CEO of Youcentric, COO of Centri Technology. Founder and Co-chair, Midwest IoT Council, Outside Director, Apropos, Broadbeam, and co-author, “The Future of IoT”.

Phil Perkins
Chief Executive Officer, Rocket Wagon

Phil brings a multi-disciplinary background to his work including business strategy, leading change, experience design, software engineering, and quantitative analytics.

Roger Bodamer
Founder/CTO/COO at Archipelago

Roger founded three companies including UpThere (acquired by Western Digital) held key roles at OuterBay, MongoDB and Efficient Frontier. He has built large shareholder value via multiple acquisitions, holds over 15 patents and began in management at Oracle and Apple.

Ed Chandler
Seed Investor, Longboat Ventures

Co-founded Portage Ventures in 1996, the general partner of Portage Venture Fund, Graystone Venture Fund and the Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Fund, involved in early stage investing of over $170M.

Brenna Berman
Executive Director of City Tech Collaborative

Former CIO of the City of Chicago from 2012 to 2017. Brenna co-chairs the Array of Things (US DOE) project for smart cites, and the Midwest IoT Council. Prior her role in the City, she spent over 10 years at IBM focused on governmental operations.

Bill Seibel
Exec Chairman, Founder and CEO of Mobiquity

Former CEO of Gumball, Chairman and CEO of Demantra, CEO of Zefer. Recognized as Tech Luminary and CEO of the year in 2012, Penn State Outstanding Alumni in 2011, Bishop Canevin Ring of Honor in 2015, and other awards.

Chris Morgan
Managing Partner, Lantern Partners

Chris is the founder of Lantern Partners and has been recruiting CEOs and their direct reports for technology and technology-enabled services companies for over 20 years.

Rajiv Lal
Sr. Professor, Harvard Business School

Rajiv is the Stanley Roth, Sr. Professor of Retailing at Harvard Business School. Previously Lal taught at the Graduate Business School at Stanford University and was a visiting professor at INSEAD.