Dan Croft is an experienced CEO with a track record of leading innovative wireless companies. Following successful senior management roles with Centel (Verizon), US Cellular, Motorola, and American Mobile Satellite, Mr. Croft founded and ran Mission Critical Wireless LLC, grew it from a startup into a multimillion-dollar entity, and oversaw its acquisition by Digital Management Inc. He has been a featured speaker at high profile technology events, is quoted frequently in the media, and has been a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Mr. Croft holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor Science degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Illinois.
Chief Executive Officer
Michelle Reese has worn every hat possible in her technology career, and most enjoys leadership roles doing cool things that matter using innovation and making a positive difference in lives. She is a strong open source advocate focused on improving access and use of connected technologies in hard to reach and underserviced places. When she is not slaying connectivity deserts, you can catch her working on smarter ways to end the global food crisis. Ms. Reese holds a Bachelor from Valparaiso University and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from McCombs Business School, The University of Texas at Austin.
Jeff Klaumann has a record of leading for lasting impact. His ‘user first’ philosophy focuses on the needs of users, then utilizing technology to achieve goals. This philosophy and a desire to leave the world in better than he found it led him to focus on improving agriculture and food production for the future of humanity. Mr. Klaumann holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri Kansas City and a Bachelor Science in Marketing from the University of Nebraska. He has also completed MIT Sloan Executive Education program on Building, Leading and Sustaining the Innovative Organization and Stanford Design Thinking Executive Bootcamp.
Chief Operating Officer
Dan Croft co-founded Internet of Things America because he recognized the opportunistic growth of the IoT market and a need to simplify the deployment of IoT for mass adoption. He believes that IoT managed services deliver significant value across the entire IoT ecosystem. He passionately believes that IoT will have an especially beneficial impact on delivering applications providing advances in agriculture and smart towns—an impact that will have a lasting impact on everyone for many generations. As an experienced CEO, Mr. Croft, on creating an organization that cultivates and values its employees, providing opportunities, so they grow along with the company.
Peter DeNagy is a co-founder and board member of Internet of Things America. He founded the company envisioning world-class IoT services and solutions for Rural America delivering on the vision of improved agriculture yield supporting growing populations. Mr. DeNagy is a globally recognized IoT and Big Data thought leader who speaks nationally on its value. He has extensive experience leading strategic mobile, IoT, communications, enterprise, and consulting initiatives at companies like Capgemini, Samsung, Accenture, EDS/HP, and others. Focused on giving back and lasting impact, Mr. DeNagy has served on startup and industry boards including, Microsoft’s MPEB, TIA’s IoT Advisory, SMU Big Data and Tech Titans IoT Forum (as chair).
Amy P. Alost is a co-founder of Internet of Things America and the Chief Financial Officer of Integris Solutions. Growing up in a rural community, Amy is familiar with the challenges to connectivity in less densely populated areas and the value that technology solutions bring to meet the needs of farmers, ranchers, and small towns. Helping to found IoT America was a way of giving back and paying it forward to the next generation of rural America. Amy is a global senior financial and operations executive with over 25 years of proven success in building the needed infrastructure and teams to grow operations and revenues. She has held executive-level positions at Andersen Tax, Capital Analytics (Lehman Brothers/Neuberger Berman), and Hudson Advisors (Lone Star Funds). She has served on various nonprofit boards in financial and operational advisory roles. Amy received her MBA in International Business from Tulane University and Honors Liberal Arts degree from the Louisiana Scholars College at Northwestern State University.