JEFF PEPPER

Board Chair & Founder

Jeff is one of the Pittsburgh region’s most successful builders of technology enterprises. He started Touchtown Inc. (originally called Eldervision.net) in 1998 and led its growth into the largest provider of resident engagement products in the senior living industry. Currently Jeff serves as Touchtown’s Board Chair, and also provides overall leadership for the company’s product management team. Prior to starting Touchtown, Jeff started and served as President and CEO of ServiceWare Inc., which became the world’s leading provider of knowledge based software and content to the customer support market. He founded ServiceWare in the basement of his home in 1991, and grew the company to an industry-dominant position and a 1999 NASDAQ IPO... Read more

 

 

 



DR. DAVID HORNIG

Chair Member

Dr. Hornig has 30+ years of experience in software architecture, design, development and deployment. He received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Harvard University in 1976. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, for “Automatic Distribution and Tuning on a Network of Personal Computers.” At CMU he also worked with acoustic signal processing and a distributed sensor network.

At Carnegie Group from 1984-1997 Dave led several projects including expert system diagnostics, knowledge based development tools, neural networks, and a variety of telecommunications technologiesRead more

 

 



WILLIAM ROONEY

Board Member

Mr. Rooney is a seasoned thirty year C-Level executive, having held various sales and marketing positions in international telecommunications and robotics industries and serving on the boards of several technology companies.

In 1998 he was a founding partner of Pittsburgh-based early-stage venture fund Western Pennsylvania Adventure Capital Fund (WPACF), consisting of over 175 angel investors. He holds an MBA from Fordham UniversityRead more

 

 



TED TEELE

Board Member and CEO

Ted Teele is the Chief Executive Officer at Touchtown, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy and operations. Ted has a long history of entrepreneurial and executive management, with particular skills in finance, business development, marketing, and sales.

Immediately before joining Touchtown, Ted was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SnapRetail, a venture capital financed Software as a Service (“SaaS”) company located in Pittsburgh. Under his leadership, SnapRetail was named one of ten “Brilliant Companies” in “Social Shopping” by Entrepreneur Magazine… Read more