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Erich Jacobs, CEO

Erich is a technology evangelist who has successfully helped companies like Insight and Level (3) Communications launch new technologies into unfamiliar territory. From incubating complex enterprise software companies to privatizing land in the former USSR, Erich draws on nearly 30 years of technological, operational and financial experience to make innovative new stuff available to the masses.

Marc Cayle

Marc Cayle, Founder

As the owner of three top-performing Comfort Keepers in-home senior care franchises that managed care plans for over 500 clients, Marc developed an intimate understanding of the needs of those who want to “age in place”. Closer to home, Marc realized the need for regular data while caring for his father, a stage four victim of colon cancer. He currently manages his mother’s care and treatments for the same disease and relies on this data to create the proper care plan. Marc is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Whenever possible, we work with people from our neck of the woods, or as it’s commonly known on both coasts: “flyover land.” More importantly, we seek out companies that share our midwestern beliefs about quality, craftsmanship, technology and value for the dollar.

Our Partners

  • This Swiss company has been in the human machine interface business since 1985. In other words, they make the buttons you push to operate your BMW, Mercedes, or Porsche or various medical and telecom devices.

  • If you want designers that are hip and timeless, look for a hip, timeless company. Brooks Stevens in Allenton, Wisconsin has 80 years' experience designing products for an incredible range of customers. Besides, who wouldn't want to work with the creators of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile?

  • These speaker makers combine the best of two worlds: the design talents of Danesian Audio in Denmark, responsible for many well-known, industry-leading designs and the superior manufacturing capabilities of Sinar Baja Electronic in Indiana. That combination of Scandinavian design and Asian value sounded perfect to us.

  • SoftLayer is an IBM company that is the cloud infrastructure provider of choice for companies like Cisco, Intel, Comcast, Qwest, and now, OnKöl.

  • For over half a century, Linear has been an innovator in security and access control thanks to their mastery of infrared and RF transmission technologies. That made them the logical choice to help us design our wearable remote devices.

  • This Milwaukee marketing firm has won virtually every advertising award (Clio, Effie, Addy, OneShow, etc.) by winning the hearts of its clients' customers. More importantly, they have won business for their clients with their 30-plus years of experience and fresh thinking.

Our Board of Directors

  • Howard

    Kevin B. Howard

    Kevin is the founder, chairman and CEO for Adroit Worldwide Media which is revolutionizing digital strategy in the retail marketplace. Prior to founding Adroit, Kevin was founder and CEO of ICG, a full-service digital media firm serving globally known brands and professional sports venues. Prior to ICG, he worked in upper management in the fields of finance and technology for 15 years for firms like UBS Financial, SmithBarney, and Wells Fargo. Kevin’s experiences as a business owner and operator himself cover a wide range of sectors, including a professional motocross team.

  • Daniel

    Daniel Einhorn

    Dan is General Partner of Capitol Midwest Fund, with over ten years’ experience at recognizing a good potential private technology company when he sees one. He also currently serves as a board member for Liquid Cool Solutions, Rapid Diagnostek, Physician Software Services and PreEmptive Meds. His charitable work resulted in Dan being honored as the Milwaukee Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Man of the Year.” Dan is a Cornell University grad, with an M.B.A. from SMU.

  • Brad

    Bradley S. Anderson

    Brad is the founder and president of Sankaty Group, which provides massive-scale consulting services, analytics and business intelligence to customers like Southwest Airlines, Apple, 3M, BP, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Ericsson and many more. Brad also founded four other early-stage technology companies and is at the forefront of open source big data projects, including Hadoop, HBase and CouchDB. He also continues to gather more intelligence about golf.

  • Dennis

    Dennis Roberson

    Dennis is Vice Provost for Research, and Research Professor, Computer Science at Illinois Institute of Technology, and is also the President and CEO of Roberson and Associates. His research focus is in wireless technology and especially dynamic spectrum management. He serves on governing and / or advisory boards for several technology-based companies, charitable institutions, and state and federal government agencies. Previously, he served as Motorola’s EVP/CTO, and held executive positions at IBM, DEC (HP), AT&T, and NCR.

  • Howard Small
  • Dan Small
  • Brad Small
  • Dennis Roberson