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The Executive Team

Ken Hoppe

A Silicon Valley native with an entrepreneurial mind, Ken has been on the front end of several big business trends, including the digital economy enabled by the internet and, most recently, cloud computing. During his time at Google, standardizing a mobile outreach methodology into business outreach led to massive gains in sales and productivity and hundreds of millions in revenue.

As an admirer of Jeff Bezos for perfecting the last-mile delivery, Ken set out to fix a critical last-mile problem with unproductive legacy sales outreach by providing B2B clients with a professional, transparent, and compliant mobile outreach methodology that more than doubles productivity while building trusted, mutually positive experiences from the outset.

Keith LeClaire

After completing his MBA, Keith joined Oracle in 1989 and worked as an AE in their direct marketing division, run by Marc Benioff. Keith always exceeded quota and received commensurate awards. In January 1992, Keith acquired a small equipment brokerage in the semiconductor industry that produced a quarterly printed publication; Keith built new trading systems from the ground up and grew the company. In 1996, the company refocused its printed catalog to an online presence and rebranded to CAE Online. Revenues and profits quadrupled, and as the model morphed away from a brokerage to that of arbitrage, profits went from an average of 7% per transaction to over 20%. At the heart of the trading systems created by Keith were data and contact management systems that gave CAE the reputation for having the most accurate contact information in the industry, which was critical to enabling the arbitrage model. Arbitrage and the underlying systems and methodologies became CAE’s key advantage in the space. The company grew to approximately 40 employees and over $100 million in gross merchandise sales. Keith recruited a new CEO in 2008 and eventually sold CAE to the management team in January 2014. Since that time, Keith has cofounded a boutique integration and distribution company in the data storage space. While operating that company with his partner Ken Hoppe, he returned to his focus on contact management and technology to facilitate communication with prospective clients. This became the genesis for Modigie.

Keith LeClaire

After completing his MBA, Keith joined Oracle in 1989 and worked as an AE in their direct marketing division, run by Marc Benioff. Keith always exceeded quota and received commensurate awards. In January 1992, Keith acquired a small equipment brokerage in the semiconductor industry that produced a quarterly printed publication; Keith built new trading systems from the ground up and grew the company. In 1996, the company refocused its printed catalog to an online presence and rebranded to CAE Online. Revenues and profits quadrupled, and as the model morphed away from a brokerage to that of arbitrage, profits went from an average of 7% per transaction to over 20%. At the heart of the trading systems created by Keith were data and contact management systems that gave CAE the reputation for having the most accurate contact information in the industry, which was critical to enabling the arbitrage model. Arbitrage and the underlying systems and methodologies became CAE’s key advantage in the space. The company grew to approximately 40 employees and over $100 million in gross merchandise sales. Keith recruited a new CEO in 2008 and eventually sold CAE to the management team in January 2014. Since that time, Keith has cofounded a boutique integration and distribution company in the data storage space. While operating that company with his partner Ken Hoppe, he returned to his focus on contact management and technology to facilitate communication with prospective clients. This became the genesis for Modigie.

DAVID PAULI

Mr. Pauli has over two decades of startup, middle-market, and Fortune 500 experience in multiple industries, including technology (software and hardware), consumer packaged goods, industrial products and manufacturing, insurance, investment banking, asset management, and other diversified industrials. David has worked with global firms such as Oracle, IBM, CapGemini, and Accenture (via merger), developing and implementing enterprise programs across direct and global reseller channels. As an entrepreneur, David has been a founder or early-stage advisor to multiple firms that have gone on to various degrees of growth and successful exits or acquisition.
In the role of COO, David is responsible for assuring total client satisfaction and creating an environment wherein customers can thrive and grow as valued partners of Modigie. David’s day-to-day activities include development and implementation of operational processes, systems and technology architecture and development, and client development and implementation support.
David holds a master’s degree in computer science and has earned advanced certificates from Stanford University and Cornell. He is a former United States Marine and resides in Tiburon, California, with his wife and three daughters.

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