Chief Executive Officer George Dannecker brings more than 35 years of multinational management experience in the technology sector to Senet as CEO. He has held management positions of increasing responsibility with Acme Electric Corporation, Gould, Inc. and Aavid Thermalloy, was cofounder of Concord Communications and Teraconnect. He founded Vette Corp. and Coolcentric which became global leaders in the field of electronic thermal management with global sales and manufacturing operations in North America and China. Prior to founding Vette Corp. Dannecker was founder, CEO and president of TeraConnect, Inc. a venture-funded spinout from Lockheed Martin, commercializing optical transceivers used in telecommunications and data communications. Dannecker was also President and COO of Aavid Thermalloy, where he globalized manufacturing, expanding operations into England, Singapore, Taiwan and China and achieved revenues of more than $250 million.
Tom is a partner at City Light Capital. He is a member of the Boards of Shotspotter Technology (Newark, CA) and Heartland Steel Products (Marysville, MI). After 26 years of growing and leading two Michigan companies in the safety and security area, Tom is now the Chairman of the Board of Minimax‐Viking, a major fire protection systems company based in Hamburg, Germany. He also is the principal of his family office, Tyden Ventures, and is dedicated to spreading the concept of impact investing among private investors. Service activities include the Deming Center for Productivity at Columbia Business School, the Cornell University Council, and cofounder of The ImPact Society, a non-profit dedicated to promotion of impact investing among private investors. He was a board member of the National Fire Protection Association and has served in various leadership positions in Michigan, including the Salvation Army of West Michigan, public K-12 school boards, and the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy. He is married to his wife of 32 years, Lisa, and they have two children in their twenties. Tom grew up in Hastings, MI and is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Business School.
Richard Dumler, a partner at Milestone Venture Partners (MVP), has spent 42 years in the venture capital industry. He joined MVP in 2002 and is actively involved in all of Milestone’s investment decisions. He represented MVP on the boards of directors of Premise Corporation, a developer of patient flow software for hospitals, and CareGain, developer of consumer-directed health insurance software. Each company was profitably sold to Eclipsys Corp. (Nasdaq: ECLP) and Fiserv, Inc. (Nasdaq: FISV), respectively. He currently sits on the boards of eHealth Technologies and EnerTrac. Prior investments include Kronos Corporation, Advo, and Amdahl. His prior investment experience is particularly helpful in sharing insights learned from other early stage growth companies about key marketing, operational, financial, and technology decisions. Mr. Dumler received a BA from Georgetown in 1964 and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1968.
Stephen L. Rose serves as Managing Director of Fisk Ventures, LLC. Steve serves on the boards of several early-stage, technology-based companies, and has over 18 years of experience in venture investing. Before that, he held several positions with S.C. Johnson, both in the US and in Canada, including strategic planning, new business, and new product development, along with financial and business management. Steve has an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and is also a CPA, CMA. With his experience serving on several emerging company boards, Mr. Rose provides strategic, financial and operational insight.
Todd Warden was most recently the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at MARKEM Corporation, a global leader in product identification solutions. Prior to MARKEM, Mr. Warden was a principal and member of the founding investment team at General Catalyst Partners, an early stage venture capital and leveraged buyout firm based in Boston. Mr. Warden has been working with early stage companies as an investor and business development executive for over a dozen years. Mr. Warden has built a strong track record from securing initial venture funding through public offerings and mergers and acquisitions by public companies. These transactions included BBN, Webspective, Allaire, IMlogic, Avaki, Venetica and mQube. Mr. Warden currently sits on the Boards of Draker Energy, and Senet (formally EnerTrac) and holds Board Observer seats for Micronotes and Direct Vet Marketing. He also sits on the non-profit Boards of The Mayhew Program and the Putnam Foundation, and in his free time he is a youth lacrosse coach for the Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club. Mr. Warden received his MBA degree from The School of Management at Boston University and a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont.