Leadership

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Jim Bender, Founder & CEO – Jim has a strong track record of success with technology start ups including Aware, IDEA, and Logicraft. Jim is passionate about delivering value to customers with innovative products and services. Jim earned his engineering degree from Lowell Technological Institute and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Kurt Dobbins, President – Kurt is an entrepreneurial-minded innovator who has founded and led venture-backed technology companies with disruptive technology for global markets. With over 25 patents, Kurt thrives on bringing new technologies to market that change how people work and live their lives. Kurt is leading Ping4 into new markets with new product platforms to address the $150B market for mobile location-based services. Prior to joining Ping4, Kurt was the Founder & CEO, Deep; CTO of IP Services, Arbor Networks; Founder & CEO, Ellacoya; and Technical Director, Cabletron Systems.

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Mark Sexton, VP of Engineering – Mark manages the company’s product direction and engineering roadmap for enhancements based upon customer feedback. Mark has over 25 years of experience with complex hardware and software systems development with companies such as Raytheon, Ellacoya Networks, BAE Systems & ACME Packet. In addition, Mark served in the United States Army for 4 years and earned his BS in Computer Science for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Jack Mead, CFO – Jack oversees the financial and administration matters at Ping4. Jack has over 30 years of experience managing venture back start ups including Ellacoya Networks, Innovative Telecom, Summa Four, Cate Street Capital and Medicus Healthcare. Jack is a licensed CPA and earned his masters degree from Bentley University and his BA from UMass Amherst.