Harry Schechter, Eternal Entrepreneur
As his third tech startup, Temperature@lert offers Harry the opportunity to combine his greatest talents - technology innovation and problem solving. Harry first honed his leadership and technology skills as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Doceus, Inc. Harry grew the company for over ten years and it was ranked as one of TechWay Magazine
's 50 fastest growing companies in Washington, DC. Harry received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Miami University and an MBA from MIT's Sloan Fellows Program
where his research focused on commercializing cloud-based sensor systems. There is no moss on this entrepreneur. A Grammy-nominated, skydiving, adventure traveler, Harry has even had photographs published in National Geographic Traveler
. However, he has since retired his parachute and now spends his free time hiking with his dogs and jamming on the guitar with his kids. Harry's ideal temperature is PV/nR.
Michael Choi, Operations Overlord
Massachusetts’s native with hints of NorCal, Mike received a BS in Materials Science & Engineering at UC Berkeley. His Overlord Training in Logistics & Operations derived from a MBA at Boston College with a dual specialization in Marketing and Operations. A tinker and a thinker, Mike is triumphantly managing Operations & Logistics at Temperature@lert. When Mike is not busy contributing to multiple publications in science journals about research he did for the Air Force, NASA, DOE, and so forth; he takes pleasure in running up mountains and learning to cook from a James Beard Award-winning chef. With cooking and running on the top of his hobby list, Mike prefers 63 degrees, the perfect temperature to slow poach an egg and run in.
Diane Deng, Advertising Acrobat
Born and raised a Bostonian, Diane graduated with a BS from Boston University in Communications with a specialty in Advertising. Aerodynamic Diane spends her spare time flying in the air through her practice of aerial yoga while pursuing her Masters in Visual Arts at Harvard. Not only is she a flying machine but a marketing machine as well. She recently launched her first national cross-promotional marketing campaign. When Diane is not gliding on yoga swings, she swiftly manages Temperature@lert's new media accounts while building client and affiliate relationships. For this airborne gal, she likes her temperature like she likes her aerial yoga, a warm 78 degrees.
Dobroslav "Slava" Slavenskoj, Support Samurai
Bear evasion and IT support are just two of Slava's skills mastered during his support samurai preparation that began in the quiet north woods of New Hampshire. Equipped with an ALB degree from Harvard, he expeditiously slashes through the Temperature@lert support queue while providing over-the-phone support to users in need. His life code: helping people and seeing the results of his work. When Slava hangs up his katanta for the day, he enjoys hiking, biking, devouring books, wine and beermaking, and playing three musical instruments (but not at the same time) as well as target shooting. Calm and collected in nature, Slava opts for a pleasant 17 Celsius, because Fahrenheit never could catch him.
Benny Bridger, B2B Bees
Brookline’s own “Benny Bees” comes to Temperature@lert with a specialized concentration in content creation. Flying into our office with a knack for composition and a BA in English from the University of Connecticut, Benny is our B2B Bee. Having been published many times, Benny zooms from “B-to-B,” and composes, creates, and customizes content for our B2B users, whether it be blogs or (e)books. When not pollinating our blog with nectarous articles, Benny takes leisure in sports, comic strips, and rescuing animals! True to nature, Benny loves to bask in 75-degree weather because the added warmth from the sun is just perfect for him.
Chris Cole, Intrepid Intern
Without trepidation, Chris Cole does it all. Massachusetts native, Chris is Temperature@lert’s Intrepid Intern. He currently is a Junior at Wentworth Institute of Technology concentrating in Electronic Engineering Technology (EET). At Temperature@lert Chris boldly assists anyone who wants his help along with product assembly, troubleshooting, device programming, and customer support. When Chris is not fearlessly tackling the task of troubleshooting, he audaciously plays the guitar, makes movies, and sparks political debates. With a variety of tasks at hand, it’s no wonder that Chris prefers low-frequency alternating sine-wave-cycles of temperature with a comfortable RMS value of 535 Rankines; alternating because intrepid Chris gets bored with the norm.
Kevin Felichko, Programming Prodigy
Elegant and simple - Kevin's key components of software design. As a developer for over twelve years, Kevin established tech strategies for a variety of industries - from the secondary mortgage market to the intelligence community. In his (very limited) free time, Kevin enjoys traveling around the world with his family. Never a dull moment, each trip brings a combination of fun, learning, and emergency room visits. His collection of hospital bracelets is quite impressive. Kevin's favorite temperature is a moderate and sensible 0x32 degrees.
Sally Rosen, .NET Dynamo
Originally from Chicago, IL, Sally has a killer instinct for engineering enterprise-class .NET systems and her talents are squarely directed at the heart of Temperature@lert's Dashboard SaaS system. Armed with a computer science degree from Stanford University, Sally got her start at Sapient and continued to take the software industry by storm at Centerpost Corporation. Sally was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and founded 630 West Technology Solutions. She has been involved or consulted for 7 different early stage companies over the last 12 years. Her involvement has ranged from founder to consultant to employee #4. Her ideal temperature is 74 degrees at the office where Sally gets the bugs before they get her.
Nikolaus Correll, Hardware Hacker
Our resident German, Nikolaus is a computer science brainiac. In addition to perfecting Temperature@lert hardware, Nikolaus served as a post-doctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's MIT Distributed Robotics Lab
. We recommend perusing his award winning PhD thesis - it's a great beach read. Nikolaus earned his master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. Now he spends much of his free time tinkering in the labs as an assistant professor at UC Boulder and playing with robots. Yes, we join you in wishing that we had that gig. Nikolaus' favorite temperature is anything in degrees Celsius.
Michelle Keefe, Sustainability Seer
Entrepreneurship is old hat for Michelle - having successfully run and sold her first business, Misha K, before the age of 30, she now joins Temperature@lert and keeps a watchful eye on business practices that impact the Earth. Her innovative reverse logistics [electronics reclamation] program has significantly reduced waste from Temperature@lert products and improved earnings performance. Given Michelle's passion for sustainable business practices, it's no surprise she's joined a company focused on indoor global warming. Always eager to assist other budding entrepreneurs, Michelle participates as a judge in the William James Foundation's
Sustainable Business Plan Competition. Michelle holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard where she also serves as a teaching fellow, and prefers the cool, crispness of 63 degrees.