Our Story

The Power of Location

Since 2011, our team has been passionate about location and the power it can have when used in the right ways. We strongly believe that having location context creates a more powerful and relevant message.

Our goal is to provide strong, dependable products that deliver important information with the right people, at the right time, and in the right location.


Jim Bender

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.

Kurt Dobbins

Kurt Dobbins


Kurt is responsible for all customer-facing aspects of the company’s products and programs. Over the course of his career, he has brought hundreds of products to market. Prior to joining Ping4, Kurt was the Founder & CEO, Deep Information Sciences; CTO of IP Services, Arbor Networks; Founder & CEO, Ellacoya; and Technical Director, Cabletron Systems.

Jack Mead

Jack Mead


Jack oversees the financial and administration matters at Ping4. Jack has over 30 years of experience managing venture backed 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.

Mark Sexton

Mark Sexton

VP Engineering

Mark manages the company’s Engineering, QA and Product Management teams. Mark has over 25 years of experience with complex software systems development with companies such as Acme Packet, Ellacoya Networks, and BAE Systems. Mark earned his BS in Computer Science for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Our Solutions

Public Safety

Ping4 Inc.’s free mobile app, ping4alerts!, is available on iOS and Android devices. Citizens can download the app today and start immediately receiving weather alerts, and government agencies can partner with Ping4 Inc. to deliver other alerts like missing people, traffic incidents, or general information.


S.A.F.E. creates a safer school environment for students and faculty by providing the ability to simultaneously notify anyone in the impacted area with hyperlocal emergency alerts and real-time crisis communications.

Mobile Workforce

Nrby is revolutionizing how service providers and enterprises empower their mobile workforces and automate back-end processes with location-based awareness and collaboration. Empower your mobile workforce to share information they discover in the field like broken poles and wires down, or cut fibers and cable breaks. Creating game-changing team collaboration workspaces that deliver real business value.

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