Doug Schaedler
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Schaedler has extensive management and capital raising experience. Prior to founding Homee he served as President & CEO of inno360, Inc., a cloud-based leader in cognitive analytics developed in partnership with Procter and Gamble (P&G). Prior to inno360, Mr. Schaedler was the CEO of Innovaro, Inc, a leading enterprise SaaS provider to the Fortune 500. As CEO, Mr. Schaedler managed a team of more than 150 professionals and oversaw the Company’s IPO in the UK and the development and launch of the Company’s enterprise SaaS platform. Previously he was a Principal in a New York based venture capital firm and before that was an early employee at VerticalNet Inc reporting to the founder and CEO. He has significant startup and capital raising experience, having raised more than $75 million into his last two companies and effectively managing periods of high-growth. Mr. Schaedler holds an M.B.A in finance and economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Tufts University; He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He has three kids under the age of eight and two English bulldogs, one named Goose after the navigator in the movie Top Gun.
Dave Theus
Co-Founder & CTO
Mr. Theus is a 20-year veteran of delivering software solutions in Fortune 1000 globally. Prior to founding Homee, Mr. Theus was the Chief Product Officer at inno360 and was responsible for product strategy, product management and product development of a market leading, cognitive research and collaboration platform. Prior to joining inno360, Mr. Theus held various software sales, services and support roles at MSC Software Corporation (one of the oldest software companies still in existence) and prior to that various Engineering positions at General Electric Aircraft Engines. Dave has a Master’s degree in Aerospace Structures Engineering from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. Dave is also a graduate of the General Electric Technical Leadership Development Program (formerly the Edison Program). Dave and his wife live outside of Cincinnati, OH with their two kids, a son and a daughter, under the age of eleven. His biggest fear is that when he dies, his wife will sell his guitars for what he told her they cost. His biggest fear is that when he dies, his wife will sell his guitars for what he told her they cost.
George Lauro
Board Member
CEO of Alteon Capital Partners. Brings 25 years as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive and venture capitalist -including board positions at 5 public and 26 private companies. Former Managing Director & Partner at Wasserstein Perella, a leading Wall Street Private Equity, Leveraged Buyout & Investment Banking firm. Built several companies from prototype stage to high-value exit (M&A/IPO) as an active board member, board Chairman and/or Interim CEO and created over $2B of shareholder value. Raised over $200M financing for portfolio companies and completed M&A deals exceeding $1B in value. Was IBM's head of Technology Commercialization at World Headquarters. Led teams that launched several IBM business across the IT sector. Began his career designing inertial guidance systems at MIT/Draper Laboratory. Awarded 23 patents for inventions in RFID, GPS, wireless electronics, and missile guidance. Attended Brown (BSEE), The Wharton School (MBA) and MIT (graduate studies Aerospace engineering).
Marc Sokol
Board Member
Marc Sokol has over 40 years experience building, managing, and investing in technology companies. His career began as a software engineer building applications and systems software used by thousands of enterprises world wide. He co-founded the application development tools company Realia, Inc. and ran it until is was acquired by Computer Associates (CA) a multi-billion dollar business software company, where he held a number of executive positions, including Senior VP of Advanced Technology and Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing. In 2000 he joined JK&B Capital as a general partner responsible for investing in early stage software and Internet companies. In the role of VC, Marc invested in and sat on the board of directors for over 50 startup technology companies. Highlights of Marc’s investment career include the 2005 early stage investment in Entercept, Zone Labs, Appstream, XOSoft, and Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK). Since 2012 Marc has been an active investor and advisor to a wide range of technology companies. Marc and his wife spend their time in Palm Harbor, Florida and Long Island, New York.
Investor & Board Member