Michael SelfCo-Founder & CTO
Michael is a serial inventor and 30-year veteran of the telephony and telecom space, working with DoD, Navy, and law enforcement emergency services as well as having launched and successfully exited multiple companies based on his intellectual property.
Fred WhiteCo-Founder & CEO
Fred has over 20 years of experience launching and growing technology companies, including publicly traded large enterprises and startups alike, where he has had responsibility for product, marketing and evangelism, sales, and operations.
Jon HarmerCo-Founder & CMO
Jon has more than 18 years of professional experience leading marketing, product management and strategic business development at companies like Nexidia, Verio and Cbeyond, where he was Cbeyond’s first patent-holder.
Ron WhitehurstSVP Public Safety Services
Ron is a recognized emergency services expert who has been on numerous NENA workgroups since 1997. He chaired the Location Information System workgroup and invented the VoIP based E911 call center concept.
Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)Chair, Telecommunications, Venable LLP law firm
Jamie Barnett is a retired Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy with 32 years of service. Admiral Barnett served as the Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission where he executed major cybersecurity initiatives. As Chief of the Bureau, Admiral Barnett also led major rulemakings and projects in public safety broadband, emergency alerting and Next Generation 9-1-1, working closely with industry and government stakeholders. He has also testified before Congress and is a noted speaker on cybersecurity.Read More
Admiral Barnett is now a Partner in the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Venable LLP, where he serves as Chair of Telecommunications. He has represented clients on public safety communications, location accuracy, spectrum, national security, number portability, Universal Service Fund and other communications matters before the Federal Communications Commission. He was named a Top Attorney in Washington D.C. for cybersecurity by the Washingtonian magazine for 2015.
In the Navy, he served as a Surface Warfare Officer, and his final assignments were as Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Director of Naval Education and Training in the Pentagon. Among other personal awards, he has received four Legion of Merit medals.
Prior to joining Venable, Admiral Barnett served as Senior Vice President for National Security Policy at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a premier not-for-profit science and technology policy research institution in the Washington, DC area. He remains a Senior Fellow of Potomac Institute.
Mike BeckerManaging Partner, Vocap Investment Partners
Mike loves the entrepreneurial process and has over 20 years of investing, technology and operations experience, much of it working with growth stage companies. Prior to joining Vocap, Mike served as the COO of Triton Digital’s Applications & Services Division. During his tenure at Triton, he lead the integration of multiple acquisitions and built a 100+ person Product, Technology, and Client Services team that delivered SaaS loyalty marketing, contesting, research, and gamification solutions to an expanding international client base. Prior to Triton Digital, Mike was a founder and COO of Enticent, a leading SaaS provider of loyalty marketing and audience relationship management tools for media companies. Mike helped to lead the company through three rounds of venture financing and a successful exit with the sale to Triton Digital. In addition to these roles, Mike has served as a Partner with Summit Investors, an investment partnership focusing on private and public investment opportunities. He also held positions with Kurt Salmon Associates and Andersen Consulting, where he worked on management consulting projects related to strategy, operations, and technology implementation.Read More
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children. When he is not working with Vocap’s partner companies, you can often find him outdoors coaching a lacrosse game or on the links in futile pursuit of a future Senior PGA Tour Card.
David ClarkPresident, The Weather Channel
David Clark is a leader in the media and technology arena, with deep experience as both a startup founder and corporate leader. He currently serves as President of The Weather Channel and oversees all aspects of strategy, product, content, marketing, sales and operations.Read More
Since joining The Weather Channel in 2012, he has overhauled virtually every aspect of the business, repositioning it for a changing media environment. This includes focusing the brand and programming lineup, accelerating digital video production, and modernizing its operations and underlying technology. In David’s time at the company The Weather Channel has, for the first time in its history, won many of the media industry’s most prestigious awards, including The Governors Award for Excellence from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The George Polk Award for Excellence in Television Journalism, and 17 Promax Nominations for excellence in design and marketing.
Prior to The Weather Channel, David was General Manager of the music network and digital platform Fuse (part of The Madison Square Garden Company) which he led through an extensive turnaround. Prior to Fuse he was a founder of Joost, and an online video platform started with the founders of Skype and backed by Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures and CBS. Prior to that he led MTV Network’s Global Marketing Partnerships group in New York. David now lives in Atlanta with his wife Kyle and two sons.
He serves as an officer on the board of Big Big/Big Sisters, is a ‘Big” himself, and is an avid traveler and photographer.
David KeilCEO, QASymphony
David Keil is the Chief Executive Officer of QASymphony and serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining QASymphony in June, 2014 he was CEO of Digistrive, an e-commerce software company that as acquired by Deem in 2014. Previously, Mr. Keil was the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Broadband Services (“IBBS”), a software and services company (owned by private equity firm Pamlico Capital) serving the cable broadband industry. During Mr. Keil's four-year tenure at IBBS, the company doubled in size to nearly $40 million.Read More
Prior to joining IBBS in 2007, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and later as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ChoicePoint, a NYSE global information services provider (acquired by Lexis Nexis) where he ran the $140 million Government Services division. Before joining ChoicePoint, he served as Executive Vice President for Novient, an enterprise software vendor. He also spent five years as a Managing Director at the investment bank Robinson Humphrey (now SunTrust Robinson Humphrey).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Keil worked at D&B Software and was a management consultant with Bain and Company.
Mr. Keil graduated with a BS degree in Applied Math and Economics from Brown University and a MBA degree from The Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew LeeEVP, Business Development at Tintri
Andrew is the EVP, Business Development at Tintri. Previously, Andrew directed corporate business development at VMware, leading acquisitions and strategic investments. Andrew was also an early stage venture investor at both Battery Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures. Most recently, he led business development at CloudBees Andrew graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.