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Ken Hoppe

A seasoned Silicon Valley Executive with an entrepreneurial mind, Ken has been at the forefront of several big business trends, including the digital economy enabled by the internet and, most recently, cloud computing. Ken’s early tech career began at such well known companies as Oracle and EMC, before honing his leadership expertise and embracing his entrepreneurial path as Vice President at two Silicon Valley software start ups; both of which went public. Ken then went on to become co-founder of a solid state storage distribution company. While serving as an advisor and investor in various companies, Ken took a position with Google, where he helped build the newly formed Google Cloud division. It was through Ken’s experience at Google that he wanted to solve two fundamental problems all companies have and do it at scale. He developed a process for Just-in-time hygiene of sales prospects within the CRM and standardizing a mobile outreach methodology, which led to massive gains in sales productivity and hundreds of millions in revenue from net new customers. This successful mobile-first strategy, which fully embraced the modern remote workforce, became the genesis of his new company, Modigie.

With the creation of Modigie, Ken set out to fix a critical last-mile problem with unproductive legacy sales outreach by providing B2B sales and marketing the ability to reach their next customers with fewer sales activities. Modigie does this by providing employment validation, accurate and actionable mobile contact information and optimal call time insights, enabling a professional, transparent, and compliant mobile outreach methodology that more than doubles productivity. Ken is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and resides in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and two daughters.

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.
David has sat in almost every seat at the technology table- product, engineering, implementation, and delivery as well as being on the customer side as CTO, CIO and then a CISO in the Oracle, Google and Salesforce ecosystem.  
 
In the role of CTO, David is responsible for ensuring alignment of Modigie’s technological vision and strategy to the business problems we are solving. 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.

Modigie Advisors

amy cook

Amy Osmond
Cook

Chief Marketing Officer at Simplus

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dennis mervis

Dennis
Mervis

Telecom Executive

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karam sivia

KARAM
SIVIA

Customer Engineering at Google

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scott trainor

Scott
Trainor

Viec President, Commercial Operations at 8×8, Inc.

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