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Our Team

Scott Moody

CEO, Co-Founder & Chief Member Advocate

Jonathan Gould

Co-Founder & VP of Advanced Technologies

Cindy Phillips, K4Advisors Managing Partner

Cindy Phillips

Managing Partner, K4Advisors

Keith Stewart

Chief Growth Officer

David Shake

SVP, Operations

VP of Finance

Chris Nowak

VP, Finance

Ian Sanders

VP, Business Development

Malaika Paquiot

VP, Product

Tom Aebli

VP, Customer Success

Board of Directors

F. Scott Moody

Chairman & CEO

Scott Moody is the co-founder and CEO of K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company creating solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities. Moody previously was the co-founder and CEO of AuthenTec, the only public company ever acquired by Apple and its technologies led to the introduction of the Touch ID. Although Scott had retired, it was on a trip to Rwanda that he was inspired to start another company, but only when he met someone that had MS that he realized that the technologies they were developing could make a real difference in the lives of those the company now serves.

Ben Yu, Ph.D.

Sierra Ventures, Managing Director

Dr. Yu is currently a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, a highly respected Silicon Valley venture fund that has raised over $1.2 billion for investments in early stage startups. His investment focus is within the IoT, IT & Cloud Computing, and Mobile Communications industries. Dr. Yu is fascinated by disruptive technologies and, as an investor, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs turn technologies into successful products that the world has not seen before, creating new categories. Prior to Sierra Ventures, Dr. Yu was a Senior Systems Architect and Project Manager at 3Com.

Terri Novak

Novak Management Consulting

Terri Novak brings over 30 years of management experience in a variety of service industries, including over 24 years in senior housing. For the past 18 years, Novak served as the Chief Operating Officer at Kisco Senior Living where she was responsible for the management of all of Kisco Senior Living communities, including independent, congregate, assisted living, home care and continuum of care campuses (CCRC). As a member of Kisco’s senior leadership team, Novak led the day-to- day operations and was responsible for operations and developing and refining programs that led to the continuous improvement of resident care and hospitality, as well as overall financial performance and leadership development.

Dave Johnson

Intel Capital, Managing Director

Dave joined Intel Capital in 2003, following 10 years in Intel’s Finance and Treasury organization where he held financial management positions supporting Intel’s microprocessor and manufacturing groups from 1993-1999, and was a founding member of Intel’s Treasury M&A group where he completed over a dozen acquisitions from 1999-2003. As an investor in wireless and client technology companies, Dave invested in WiMAX, LTE, Connectivity, RF, wireless services / spectrum companies for 8 years before joining the Internet of Things and Autonomous Systems group of Intel Capital in 2015. Dave was named #2 on Global Corporate Venturing’s Emerging Leader list for 2020. Before joining Intel, Dave held management positions with Procter and Gamble and Chevron Corporation. Dave has an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.

Manish Agarwal, Ph.D.

AXA Venture Partners, General Partner

Based in New York City, Manish’s primary focus is on making early stage investments in the US and helping young companies grow and scale. He sits of the boards of a number of AXA Venture Partners portfolio companies including, among others, Neura, Bee Financial, Limelight Health and PriceMethod. Prior to joining AVP, Manish held a number of investing, operational and strategic roles. Most recently, he was the Head of Financial Protection for AXA US, responsible for the company’s life insurance business. He also led AXA’s investment in Planmember and the disposal of the MONY closed block. Manish started his career at McKinsey & Co. where he led client teams in engagements across strategy, corporate finance and operations & technology.

Steve Lux

Topmark Partners, Managing Partner

Steve Lux is responsible for the overall operations of Topmark Partners, which includes sourcing, underwriting, and executing the firm’s growth equity investments. He is based in our Tampa, Florida headquarters. Prior to Topmark, Steve was the founding partner of Stonehenge Capital’s Florida Fund in 1998. His team established a track record of investments in 17 growth-stage businesses located in the Sunshine State. Previously, Steve spent 17 years with Bank One and its predecessor in Dallas, where he led a team of commercial lenders that focused on middle market buyouts and financed technology enabled businesses. He later joined Bank One’s Capital Markets Group where he originated venture capital, private equity and corporate finance transactions throughout Texas and the Southwest. Steve earned a B.A. in Economics at Tulane University and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Louis Rajczi

Forté Ventures, Partner

Louis Rajczi has been a Partner at Forté Ventures since 2013 where he has been responsible for investments in a variety of industries including communications, automotive, industrial technology and digital media. Louis currently sits on two boards in addition to K4Connect; Element Analytics and Urgent.ly. Louis brings over 25 years of experience prior to joining Forté Ventures, holding executive roles in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 1000 companies, and worked across both North America and Europe. His career stared with a variety of engineering roles (specializing in digital media, intelligent infrastructure, security and telecommunications) and expanded to include product management, marketing, business and corporate development, and corporate venture capital. From 1998-2007, Louis was a Partner with Siemens Venture Capital, the $850 million venture capital arm of Siemens AG.

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