T1V is Mike’s second venture, the first being Digital Optics Corporation (DOC), a company that Mike co-founded in 1991 while a professor of Electrical Engineering at UNC Charlotte. He served DOC as President from 1991-1998, and then as CTO from 1998 until its sale to Tessera in 2006. After a brief retirement, Mike got into the touchscreen game with T1Visions (now T1V), which started as a restaurant (T1 Tapas) and was used to test his theory that large-format interactive surfaces have the potential to bring people together for shared experiences in public settings. Part technologist, futurist, and foodie – Mike’s restaurant concept blossomed into the business that T1V is today – but has since expanded to include a variety of other markets.
Mike holds a MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and a BSE from Duke University. He received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Duke University’s Engineering School in 2000 and is an inventor on more than 80 patents. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, running, and mastering his recipe for the perfect salsa.
A co-founder of T1V, Jim is responsible for identifying and developing new products. In his previous career, Jim was one of the first employees at Digital Optics Corporation, where he worked with Mike Feldman and stayed through the sale to Tessera. He has extensive experience in optics, electronics, computer programming, and networking, and was responsible for all IT programs at Digital Optics in the early stages of the company. While at Digital Optics, Jim identified several products and led early stage development that resulted in market dominance for DOC.
Jim holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from UNC Charlotte and in an inventor on more than 40 patents. When he’s not running the T1V R+D Lab, Jim enjoys spending time on Lake Wylie with his wife and daughter.
Melissa has been part of the T1V team since March of 2012, having joined the company as Office Manager. With an extensive background in accounting and human resources, she now serves as Director of Business Administration. Melissa leads all day-to-day business operations at T1V, providing oversight across finance, human resources, purchasing, and logistics.
Melissa received her BA from Queens University and earned her MBA at the Wake Forest University School of Business. Outside of T1V, you can find Melissa enjoying all that Charlotte has to offer with friends, family, and her dog Miles.
Ron joined T1V in 2008. Prior to T1V, Ron was a software developer and systems engineer at Digital Optics Corporation. As Vice President of Technology at T1V, Ron has led our software team in developing T1V’s patented multitouch, multiuser software technology, including Web Browser 2.0, CMS, and ThinkHub, to name a few.
Ron holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte, and serves as a member of the ITIL Foundation. Outside of T1V, you can find Ron mountain biking, disc golfing, and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two young children.
Adam joined T1V in January of 2012 as West Coast Sales Manager, where he established key accounts and grew the company’s regional footprint. He then transitioned to Strategic Account Manager, where he led all sales, marketing, product development, and strategic partnership initiatives for the inTouch product line, focusing on the live event market. Today, Adam leads all sales, marketing, and customer success activity for T1V as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Adam received a BA in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. Outside of his work at T1V, you can find Adam outdoors running, hiking, or spending time with his wife and two young children.
Keith has been with T1V since February 2013, beginning his tenure as Senior Project Manager, then Director of Operations, and now serving as Vice President of Operations. As Vice President of Operations, Keith leads T1V’s project management, creative, customer support, and integration teams. Prior to T1V, Keith held various roles in project and engineering management with Digital Optics Corporation, and was an officer in the United States Navy, working at the Naval Reactors Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience in engineering, project management, and operational management.
Keith holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. In his life outside of T1V, Keith enjoys golf, running, softball, serving at church where his wife is on staff, and coaching his son’s sports teams.
Marco has been with T1V since the beginning, helping to shape the early strategic vision of the company, tripling annual revenue for three consecutive years, and leading T1V into multiple vertical markets. Today, Marco’s focus is on T1V’s growing list of national and international accounts that are transforming their workspaces with T1V collaboration solutions, establishing key partnerships in enterprise, higher education, and Pro AV sectors.
Marco holds a BS in International Business and Marketing from McGill University. He has served as director and officer to numerous companies and established several U.S. subsidiaries for mid-sized European corporations. When he’s not discussing the future of collaboration with prospective clients, you can find him spending time with his wife and two daughters, cooking Mediterranean delicacies in his kitchen, or practicing his native Italian.