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Dave joined Ai Squared in 2008 and is responsible for overall strategic direction and tactical execution for the company. Dave brings a 20+ year track record of developing technology-based entrepreneurial ventures from concept to commercial success. During his career he has been instrumental in raising over $750 million in equity and debt investments for his companies and has achieved liquidity for his investors with valuations totaling over $4.5 billion.
Prior to joining Ai Squared, Dave was President and an early member of Space Data Corporation, a provider of wireless data and voice telecommunications servicing customers in underserved rural and remote regions. Additionally, he was President and a founding member of Mirror Image Internet, a pioneer in global content delivery networks. Earlier in his career, Dave was Vice President of Marketing at VideoGuide (sold to Gemstar TV Guide), an early innovator of interactive digital video recorders (DVRs) and at Intel where he was the marketing manager for video and document conferencing products. He started his career as an electrical/software engineer designing optical and machine vision products at General Scanning and Analog Devices.
Dave earned his MBA from Harvard University and both his BSEE and MSEE/CS from MIT.
Jost Eckhardt joined Ai Squared in 2001 and is responsible for managing the engineering team and coordinating product development. Prior to his position with Ai Squared, Jost was Co-founder and Director for Eco Kommunikation in Berlin, where he designed and developed an Off-Screen-Model and a full-feature screen reader (Insight) for Windows. He also developed the Utility Manager for Microsoft, which is included in Windows 2000 and XP.
Jost received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Doug Hacker joined Ai Squared in May 2002. Prior to his position with Ai Squared, Doug was Vice President of Technology at Streetmail.com, an email marketing firm specializing in locally targeted content and advertising with over one million subscribers. Before that he was Director of Research and Development with Relevant Equity Systems, a provider of business software systems for venture capital and private equity firms.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Doug is married with two children, and his interests include music and vegetarian cooking.
Scott Moore joined Ai Squared in May 1993. As VP of Marketing, Scott manages the marketing staff in the development and creation of: product manuals, help systems, and collateral materials; ZoomNews newsletter; Ai Squared website content; tradeshow coordination and presentations; ZoomText localization projects; and all targeted marketing efforts. Prior to his position as VP of Marketing Scott served as Product Manager and Technical Support Manager for Ai Squared.
Scott received his AS in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, and General Accounting from Florida Metropolitan University in Melbourne, Florida. Scott is married with 3 children, enjoys playing guitar and keyboards, and singing.
Shawn Warren joined Ai Squared in June 1996 as a developer. Shawn manages the Technical Support department, the Quality Assurance group, prioritization of bugs, tracking software issues, release criteria documentation and communications, and directing periodic tier tests. Prior to his position with Ai Squared, Shawn worked as an electrician and a nuclear power plant Mechanical Operator for the US Navy.
Shawn received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Johnson State College, and attended two years of graduate studies in Applied Math at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Shawn is married with 2 children, is a church deacon, and holds a CTM certification as Competent Toastmaster.