Founder & CEO
Scott P. Seder
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.
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.
Dave Connell joins LifeLine Response with more than 20-years of Sales & Leadership experience in the Human Capital Management space in the UK and US.
Prior to joining, Dave was Commercial VP of Sales for Monster.com in the Midwest; tasked with growth of the business through a large team of development & account management representatives covering Fortune 1000 clients domestically and internationally.
With a flair for innovation and a passion for technology, Dave has always been at the leading edge of developments in the HCM space and has strong experience in Media, Technology and Sales Operations that will be important as we grow the business.
In his role as SVP, Global Development, Dave will be tasked with growing the LifeLine Response brand in the US & Internationally and hiring a team of associates to build awareness of the industry leading personal safety platform in their local market.
Before moving to Chicago in 2006, Dave was based in the UK in London & Edinburgh and graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in Economics.
Dave is excited to join the team at such an important part of Lifeline’s journey and has huge personal belief in how LifeLine Response can be utilized by individuals and Corporations to be that personal safety net they rely on in a time of need.
Keith Sherwell serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cablevision Systems Corporation.
In this role he is responsible for defining a vision for how technology and data enable business objectives with accountability for developing, implementing and managing, robust, secure and innovative state-of-the-art technologies across Cablevision with functional responsibility to integrate a disparate range of systems including core business enabling systems, content delivery systems, customer service information systems, workforce management systems, customer billing systems, corporate financial and human resource systems, data management systems and business intelligence systems. Additionally, Mr. Sherwell collaborates with the executive team to support Cablevision’s continued innovation through design and development of current and future products and services.
Mr Sherwell has operated across a broad spectrum of Technology Operations and Development, with extensive experience managing large complex change and integration programs. Previously, Mr. Sherwell was Chief Information Officer for Office Depot International, where he integrated Office Depot and OfficeMax technology in the European, Asia-Pacific and Latin America markets. He was a crucial advisor for Office Depot during its merger with Office Max in 2013.
Prior to his work with Office Depot Mr. Sherwell was chief information officer for Sears Holdings and SVP in a number of senior position with American Express. He has broad experience of managing complex change and integration programs prior to relocating to the USA he occupied various technical and management positions with Grand Metropolitan and National Westminster Bank.
Mark Davies serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Vivint. Before joining Vivint, he served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa, as President of the company's Global Business Services unit and as a member of the Alcoa Executive Council. In this role he was responsible for leading an integrated organization consisting of the Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Global Services, with a collective employee base of more than 2,000 employees in 20 countries.
Before Alcoa Mark was at Dell Inc. where he spent 12 years, most recently as the Managing Vice President of Strategic Programs. In this position, he helped lead the global business transformation of the company. Prior to that, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Global Consumer Group, a $13 billion enterprise with operations in five regions and 45 countries. Earlier, Mark was CFO for Dell's first Global Operations organization, which included manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, research and development, and product marketing. He also held roles in sales, operations, and corporate as Dell grew from $14 billion to $62 billion in revenue and over 100,000 employees.
Mark spent two years at Applied Materials in several executive finance roles and began his career at Hewlett Packard in financial operations and ultimately held positions in manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and accounting for a number of international operations.
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.
Gaylen Heyborne is currently the Director of Corporate Security at Groupon, Inc, a global e-commerce marketplace launched in November 2008 that has now served more than 500 cities worldwide, nearly 48.1 million active customers and featured more than 425,000 active deals globally.
In his role as Director, he is responsible for the safety and security of 9,000 employees worldwide, as well as the personal protection of the CEO and Chairman of the Board. He has extensive experience designing security programs founded on industry best practices, cutting-edge technology and sound principals. Gaylen is charged with constantly improving safety and security measures on a global scale utilizing 25 plus years of experience in security operations, executive protection and intelligence collection activities.
Previously, Gaylen was the Director of Executive Protection at the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, managed hundreds of personal security details at Vance International, an Atmospheric Manager for AECOM in Afghanistan and the CEO/Director of Operations at Carthage L.R.I, LLC, - a personally owned company that provided world-class executive protection and security consulting services.
Gaylen is a former U.S. Marine that hails from outside Albuquerque, N.M., but has been stationed or lived all around the world. He attended West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies.
Michael Hubbard is an advisor to executives of the largest firms in the world on obtaining value from enterprise software and technology. He is a silicon valley veteran familiar with leading through the hyper growth of technology disrupters. Hubbard changes how big companies adopt technology methods due to user demographics, technology economics, and macro-IT trends such as Cloud, Mobile, and Human-Factors.
Hubbard current serves as a Global Vice President for ServiceNow, enabling their growth as the second company in history to achieve $1B in Software-as-a-Service subscription revenue. Hubbard served as a Global Vice President at VMware, a cloud technology innovator, from 2007 to August 2015 as they grow from $800m to over $6B in revenue. Hubbard enabled the company’s most transformative and successful customers to attain cloud computing and IT-as-a-service outcomes. From 1999 to 2007, he served in various application leadership roles with Oracle. Prior, Hubbard delivered multi-year enterprise-wide customer consulting engagements with SAP, EDS, and ATKearney.
Hubbard holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois, and certifications in technology and program delivery from Stanford University, SAP, Oracle, and VMware. He resides in Lake Forest, Illinois
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.
Scott P. Seder
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.
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.
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.
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