Team

Michael Sher

President & Founder

Michael has been building tools for the emergency and incident management markets since 2001, when he co-founded Send Word Now in New York City immediately following the incidents of  9/11. Michael founded Centrallo, which powers Groupdolists in 2013 to help the teams responsible for the safety and security of people and assets better and more tightly manage their responses during unexpected incidents. Michael’s more than 20 years of experience developing incident management solutions offers insight into the experience and passion that drive him to lead the Groupdolists team to strive to deliver new state of the art technology.

Dan Napolitano

SVP, Product & Support

Dan has been working with software startups since he became employee #2 at Send Word Now. He has more than a decade of experience building software tools for emergency responders in multiple sectors. In his present role, Dan focuses on building the company's end-to-end key practices for conceiving, creating, and delivering Groupdolists to customers, as well as helping them to realize the greatest returns from it.

Dean Efkarpidis

SVP, Finance & Administration

Dean is a finance and operational leader with expertise in driving business performance in high growth and turnaround environments. He has worked in private venture-backed and public technology company settings, focusing on financial software, on demand notification and digital advertising services.  A trusted advisor to the Board and CEO and respected leader and motivator who fosters company culture, team development, and collaboration. Dean successfully worked and/or led multiple acquisitions including the sale of Pivot to CME Group, Yieldex to AppNexus, El Media to TouchTunes and Moat to Oracle all within the last 5 years.

Brian Maloney

Board Member

Brian Maloney brings 40 years of leadership, governance and compliance experience to Groupdolists. Currently, he serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Tech Mahindra – Americas, a multinational provider of information technology, networking technology solutions and business process outsourcing to various industries. He also has previous experience as Formerly, he was COO of Perot Systems, President of Unisys Global Systems and CEO of AT&T Solutions. He was the only independent Board member for Send Word Now. Brian Maloney on Techmahindra. In addition, Brian is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Edison State University in NJ.

Nate Wish

Investor & Advisor

With a seasoned background in public safety markets and as the founder and CEO of Responder Corp, Nate offers unique insight into the emergency response field and his team focuses on investing in public sector disruptor technologies. As an active Reserve Deputy and Detective with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, he has seen first hand the deficiencies faced by first responders. This drove him to dedicate efforts to helping to bridge the gap between the technology first responders need and what is currently available to them. Nate and his team focus on investing in public sector disruptor technologies. Recently, they participated in our seed funding round and we see his team as an asset for our public sector initiatives.

Rob Moffat

Investor & Advisor

Rob is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in building high growth technology companies. Rob is a veteran of wireless and enterprise software industries, and was instrumental in founding and growing Metex Systems, Objectools, UMS, and Wallace Wireless, which was acquired by Vocera Communications in 2010. Rob has mentored founders and startups at University of Toronto and Waterloo. Groupdolists is his 8th startup, the fourth one in the crisis communications and situational awareness market.


He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a frequent and lively speaker on wireless technologies, business continuity and disaster recovery, and security technologies.

Alison Malloy

 Investor & Advisor

Alison is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and investor. Her perspective is guided by the experience she gained from the tech startup she co-founded and successfully sold, as well as her General Electric Master Black Belt™ Six Sigma™ Certification. She has a strong background in financial management, sales, strategy and raising capital. Formerly a managing director and partner at Trimodia, LLC, Alison managed investments and portfolio companies, including Centrallo, Quigler, Interactio, Wild Things, Baskins, and Blinked, LLC. Currently, she serves as director of investments at Connecticut Innovations on their Venture Team with over 100 portfolio companies and over $300M in assets under management.

Leib Lurie

Investor & Advisor

Leib has an extensive background in the technology services field, founding multiple technology companies. Most recently, he sold One Call Now, an emergency notification service to Send Word Now. Leib is a significant investor in Groupdolists and through his vast knowledge of the emergency response field, provides invaluable feedback, guidance and direction to the team. Currently, Leib is the Co-founder and Board President of Kids Read Now- an outcome driven 501C3 focused on reversing the summer reading slide for K-3 students across the country.

Bruce Blythe

Investor & Advisor

Bruce Blythe is an internationally acclaimed crisis management expert. He is the owner and Executive Chairman of R3 Continuum that provides employers with integrated crisis readiness, crisis response, and employee return-to-work services. He has been personally involved in crises such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, mass murders at the U.S. Postal Service, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, commercial air crashes, rescue of kidnap and ransom  hostages, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, earthquakes, fires, floods, and reputational crises.

Steve Maloney

Investor & Advisor

Steve has more than twenty-five years of wide ranging experience as a senior operating executive and founder in technology and risk mitigation. Steve is Executive Vice President of Acuant, a global leader in identity management software. He was a Senior Advisor to Andy Frain Services, a diversified security company and Co-founder, Director and President of SolutionPoint International, a diversified security and risk management company, that included companies such as Bode Technologies, NSM Surveillance and Guidepost Solutions.

Chris Fine

Technology Advisor

Chris Fine is an independent advisor and consultant, specializing in strategy, technology, innovation, and business consulting for companies, investors, and industry organizations.  Chris’s background includes 29 years of engineering, IT, and financial work at Goldman Sachs. Some of his areas of technology and business expertise include enterprise technology, AI, cyber and physical security systems, communication and collaboration, workplace technology, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Jeremy Sterns

Technology Advisor

Jeremy Sterns is an entrepreneur and practical business oriented technology executive, experienced with defining and executing to novel technology product visions.  Jeremy has played CTO roles at several small businesses over the last 15 years in New York and Silicon Valley, in both permanent and consulting roles including CTO at Send Word Now.  In the late 90’s at Sapient he was a technology consultant on Wall Street, following which he co-founded the contextual advertising platform ContextWeb, now PulsePoint. Jeremy’s experience includes product and engineering leadership, technology architectures, global delivery teams, and data and cloud strategy.  He is currently CTO at Insurdata.

Partners

In an ever-evolving and complex world, it’s imperative that businesses have resources and tools to help their teams coordinate response across their enterprise. We partnered with Groupdolists to bring their cutting edge team response coordination capabilities to our over 10,000 customers."

Ty Richmond

Allied Universal President, Integrated Security Solutions and Technology

In today’s world, our customers are constantly on-the-go and not always sitting behind their desks when the unexpected crisis occurs. Our joint-customers derive immediate benefit from knowing about an incident through NC4 Risk Center alerts to instantaneous action, synchronization, and communication amongst all responsible stakeholders."

Matt Sasaki

Vice President of Commercial Sales, NC4

We have been exposed to many different emergency management tools. One significant gap we see is the challenge organizations have in quickly activating their response teams and tasking its members in a coordinated manner. Groupdolists fills this gap."

Rob Burton

CEO, Preparedex