Founder & CEO
Scott P. Seder
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Peter Cahill is the Founder of Clandestine Development, LLC. He was inspired to create LifeLine Response after several of his family members fell victims to assault and attack. In 2011, Peter funded research to assess how sexual and violent crimes occur. Using this data, he led a team of skilled engineers and psychologists in developing new technology that would be effective in the critical moments of a life-threatening situation. This technology was the driving force behind LifeLine Response and Peter led the charge with his tireless focus on product design. The result is a mobile application that will change the way people look at personal safety.
In addition to his work on LifeLine Response, Peter was a founding partner of TransCapital Partners, a 14 year old international, Merger and Acquisition Investment Bank with offices in Hong Kong and based in Chicago, Illinois. Over his 14 year career, he advised on transactions and divestiture strategies equaling an aggregate value of $1.3 billion. Peter has assisted several Fortune 100 companies to accelerate growth and increase market share by evaluating economic patterns in various industries, including technology, manufacturing, and transportation.
Peter studied Political Science at the University of Tennessee and multi-cultural development at Depaul University.
Steve Subar is the Founder and Managing Director at z2m4 Advisors. He was also founder and CEO of OK Labs, a leading provider of mobile virtualization software recently acquired by General Dynamics. Steve is a lifelong entrepreneur, adventurer, and tech aficionado – particularly passionate about tech that makes consumer’s lives better.
In 2005, Steve was chosen from more than 60 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to become the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence for NICTA (National Information Communications Technology Australia), Australia’s leading center for applied IT research. His role as EiR inspired the creation of Open Kernel Labs.
Steve also co-founded Click-and-Done, a pioneer in e-business infrastructure and consumer client software for electronic billing and Relavis Corporation, a leading publisher of relational database tools used to accelerate application design, development and implementation.
As an early employee of CA Technologies, Steve helped grow revenues from $30M to more than $1.2B over 6 years. Following, Steve joined the executive leadership team at Mobius Management Systems, a venture-backed startup, where he was responsible for sales and marketing. From a $3M consulting services provider, the company transformed to a NASDAQ listed software company valued at more than $100M. Later, Steve launched z2m4 Advisors, a boutique management consulting company for venture capital investors and their portfolio companies.
Steve is a frequent guest lecturer and moderator at industry forums and conferences. He currently sits on the advisory board for the Northwestern University Center for Innovation, the board of the Illinois Technology Association Big Idea Forum and is a Catalyst Partner with TechNexus, a venture collaborative.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business with a concentration in Computer and Information Technology.
Giacomo Listi has 20 years of experience directing mission-critical technology operations and initiatives. He has extensive consulting experience with Fortune 100 companies. Giacomo has consulted on the planning, development and delivery of technology solutions requiring high-availability and protection of proprietary content. He has worked with big brands to develop customer solutions from concept to delivery. He has created corporate programs which have supported a daily volume of over 18 million transactions and have maintained 24/7 up time. His specialty lays in macro level technology solutions for companies in need of support.
Giacomo received his bachelor of science degree in Management Information Systems at the Northern Illinois University Business School. He is passionate about LifeLine Response and is glad to contribute to the technological growth and development of the company.
Bob O’Hare has led global sales organizations and new startups during over 25 years of his career. Bob’s passion and focus is supporting start-up, mid-cap and F500 companies focused on the design, development and execution of sales strategies and results. Bob’s focus at LifeLine Response is to build and lead a high performance sales team and sales strategies that will expand LifeLine Response growth through various stages of development. Prior to joining LifeLine Response, Bob’s successful senior management experience includes both early-stage and global organizations across a wide range of sales and marketing responsibilities at companies such as Dunn & Bradstreet, Motorola, Thomson Reuters, GE Genpact and a couple start-up businesses Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business at the University of Wyoming and has extending his learning through over 50 management courses and seminars. Bob’s passion for LifeLine Response is driven by his interest in safety and his confidence in LifeLine Response becoming the leader within the mobile safety solution field
Doug Lambert has 16 years of operations, organizational design, contract administration, human resources and team building experience for start up and fortune 100 companies. Doug serves as Chief Operating Officer for L Street Collaborative, a venture development company in Chicago. Doug proudly services as an Advisory Board Member for LifeLine Response. Doug earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from DePaul University. As a husband and father, he knows that LifeLine Response works and immediately bridges the gap between those unsafe and first responders. He is proud supporter of a company that literally is dedicated to helping others.
Terry Savage is a nationally recognized expert on personal finance, the economy and the markets. She writes a weekly personal finance column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency, and blogs regularly on the Huffington Post. Savage is the author of four best-selling books on personal finance. Her latest is The Savage Truth on Money.
She is seen frequently on television, including CNN, commenting on markets and money, and she appears weekly on WGN-Radio’s noon business program. She was the first woman on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation, and currently serves on the board of CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange).
Mike Harshfield has over 25 years experience in Operations, Technology Deployment, Process Optimization, Innovation and Program Management, spanning both start-ups and Fortune 50 organizations. His industry experience spans multiple sectors from Entertainment & Media (Sonifi Solutions & Reactrix Systems); Internet services (CDNetworks); Clean Tech; Transportation; Food & Beverage (McDonald’s); Insurance; and Distribution.
Today, Mike consults with organizations to help them thrive in optimizing operations through both innovation and technological alignment, further maximizing the value across the organization.
Since Mike is passionate about identifying emerging technologies, he immediately saw the game-changing nature of LifeLine Response as not only a first response life-saving medical dispatch, but also as a safeguard from becoming victims of assault.
Mike earned a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Northeastern University and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Quality Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Scott P. Seder represents clients on legal matters related to technology law and government affairs. In the technology law arena, Mr. Seder represents clients on matters specific to mobile devices. These matters include software licensing agreements, data privacy issues, data security and related intellectual property issues. In the government affairs arena, Mr. Seder represents clients on matters related to government contracting, professional licensure, regulatory investigations and ethics compliance. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Seder spent the first 14 years of his legal career in public service working in various capacities in the legislative and executive branches of Illinois government and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Seder began his career as an Assistant Counsel to the Illinois House Speaker where he reviewed legislation for House members and managed committee activities with Committee Chairmen. From there, Mr. Seder worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney where he represented the State’s Attorney before the Illinois General Assembly, prosecuted crimes and provided counsel on labor and employment matters. In Illinois government, Mr. Seder served as General Counsel to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and as Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services among other important positions.
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Mark Baker has been in numerous positions of sales leadership in his career. Most recently, he was the SVP of Global Sales at Urban Airship, the leading mobile engagement provider for some of the world's most recognized brands.
Mark has more than 25 years or experience in sales and leadership, developing high performing sales teams and implementing strategies for growth and superior results. Previous to Urban Airship Mark was Vice President of Global Sales for Citrix's SaaS division, where he led a global salesteam of 600 people and helped to grow bookings from $18m to more that $140M in new annualized revenues. Prior to Citrix he was the Area Vice President and Vice President of Sales ofMonster.com and spent 15 years at ADP, a leading HR solutions provider.
Mark is a Portland, Or, native and holds a BA in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Portland State University.
Joshua Barrow is a serial entrepreneur who is involved with multiple businesses.
Josh did his undergraduate work in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. He has been in an executive role primarily in the IT field since the mid-1990's.
Josh was a founder and Vice President of Professional Services for The Counsell Group which became Breakaway Solutions and had a very successful IPO in 1998 on the NASDAQ with a peak market cap of >$3B.
In 2001 Josh joined LiveSky Solutions, Inc. as Vice President of Professional Services. LiveSky was focused on mobile and wireless solutions. After one year in this position, Josh was presented the opportunity to start his own company and broaden the solutions offered beyond mobile and wireless. He then formed Third Sky, Inc. in early 2002.
Third Sky sold the majority of its assets to VMware in 2014 when he joined VMware as a VP of Global Services responsible for M&A work as well as contributing to the NFV initiative.
In 2016, Josh formed a new software incubator company called, Bayside Partners, Inc. where he is President and CEO. Bayside has a small portfolio of clients in spaces ranging from eSports to FinTech and more.
Family, Community, and Business are integral parts of Josh’s life.
Art Bielski has over 22 years of experience in the technology and digital marketing industry. Art’s deep understanding of technology and business helps bridge gaps in organizations and aligning them for the overall corporate vision. He is results oriented and uses best practices and data science to work through issues, gain momentum, and ultimately provide positive results for companies.
Art is a Founding Partner for Gamma Partners, a Digital Technology services company in Chicago, IL. Art earned a degree from the New York Institute of Technology, majoring in Economics and Literature, in addition to pursuing a Computer Science degree from DePaul University. As an astute, agile, results-driven executive leader with strong technology sales, change management, engineering, and relationship management experience he has demonstrated success across a range of industries with his broad business acumen. Art has operating experience in roles including Partner, Vice President, COO, CTO, Director, and Executive Consultant at many start-ups and established companies.
Joshua Krammes is part of SoftLayer’s executive strategy team and is based in San Francisco. He currently runs their Catalyst Program, SoftLayer’s global startup Community Development effort. Prior to SoftLayer, he has had a diverse career in business development, startup management, fundraising, consulting, and politics. After serving on the Advance Team of the Clinton/Gore administration, Josh co-founded and sold Continuum in 200 and sold the company in 2008. He has been a consultant to groups like DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Sparked.com, Slavery Footprint, and BranchOut.com. He gives back as a mentor for TechStars, 500 Startups, and several other accelerators around the world.
Josh graduated from the University of New Hampshire, serves on several non-profit boards, is a life-long Big Brother, and an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast.
Ian Klassen has over 15 years management experience focused on Product, Project and R&D initiatives. Ian is currently working at Amazon building Products & road-mapping for Emerging Platforms. Previous to Amazon, Ian was VP of Product at Audax Health & was part of the amazing team at Apple where he focused on Mobile eCommerce initiatives. Ian was also a member of the award winning Zappos Mobile team, and held several Senior Manager positions at his tenure at Accenture.
Ian has MBA from Simon Fraser University in Marketing and MIS.
Scott Shellady has a broad and strong range of technical and trade experience in both commodities and financial products in the three main geographies of North America, Europe and Asia.
From 1990 to 1993, after graduating with a finance degree out of the University of Colorado, Mr. Shellady was the European Managing Partner of Prime International Trading London, a proprietary options trading group based out of Chicago. He built the group up to one of the largest options proprietary trading firms on the London International Financial Futures Exchange and was responsible for all aspects of firm management, from risk controls to regulatory reports.
In 1993, Mr. Shellady built a similar group for Muirpace Ltd. as a board member and Director, which was sold and merged into Speer Leeds in 1995. Mr. Shellady was then retained by Deutsche Bank AG as an Associate Director to revitalize their options execution on the floors of London and any open-outcry exchange staffed by Deutsche personnel in Europe.
In 1998, Mr.Shellady was hired by The Industrial Bank of Japan – Aubrey G. Lanston Futures to become the Managing Director of their London futures operations overseeing all aspects of the futures division of a large international investment bank.
During this same period, Mr. Shellady was helping to get patsystems plc off the ground as a technology company for electronic futures trading.
Mr. Shellady was the first shareholder after the founder and committed time and resource from 1996 to 2000 when he was named Chief Operating Officer for a listing in March of that year on the London Stock Exchange raising over $100 million US Dollars.
After 11 years in London, Mr. Shellady returned to Chicago to run a small family futures and options business that was started over 40 years ago.
Currently, Mr. Shellady spends his time as a finance professor at DePaul University and as an SVP at TJM Brokerage in Chicago where he can frequently be seen wearing his trademark ‘Cow Jacket’ on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.
Mr. Shellady currently resides in Chicago, IL. He is a citizen of both the U.S. and European Union.
Jonna Williams has 13 years of experience advocating for victims of violent crime. Jonna herself is a survivor of Abduction and sexual assault at the age of 13 by a paroled and repeat sexual offender. She is a sought speaker on Victim Impact Panels in prisons and with parolee’s in the state of Iowa. Jonna has been a member of the Victim Advisory Board to the Iowa Department of Corrections since 2007 and has been featured on Iowa Public Radio, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier publication, and on her local news station for her advocacy work. Jonna holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a master’s degree in Human Services Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Jonna stands behind the LifeLine Response Application because she believes in the power of knowledge and prevention. She continues to advocate for the safety, prevention, and rights of women and victims.
Jeanine Barone is a well-published travel and food writer with articles that appear in magazines and newspapers, such as National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller (UK), the Dallas Morning News, the Boston Globe, and Travel + Leisure. As a travel writer, she specializes in hidden treasure travel, hunting down the little known cafe, the under-the-radar museum, or the just opened underground art gallery. Jeanine also has a background as a biologist, nutritionist and exercise physiologist. Jeanine is noted for her savvy packing, she never checks luggage even when traveling for 6+ weeks, and for providing travel tips that help women, in particular, travel safely and securely.
Alexandria Clarke graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology. She is avidly pursuing a career as a physician. In May of 2013, she experienced sexual assault first hand. While waiting at a bus stop during the middle of the day, she was forced into an alley on the north side of Chicago and raped. Her survival gained the attention of media outlets and created a platform for conversation on the importance of sexual assault awareness and prevention. Consequently, she became an advocate for LifeLine Response upon discovering the crucial impact the app could have had in preventing her attack and those of others.
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