10 Foot Wave was founded late 2007 with the idea of building successful digital out of home (DOOH) media networks. Our primary focus was and still is the creation, deployment and control of these DOOH media networks. Since our inception we have worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies, over 50 colleges, and hundreds of sports venues.
In 2008 we launched College Gametime Network (CGN), our in-venue private TV network for college football stadiums and basketball arenas. CGN is powered by our in-house sports technology platform, FanConnect, and is currently installed in many high-profile college football stadiums and basketball arenas throughout the country.
In 2010 we released our ScreenWave product suite focusing on the automotive industry. The ScreenWave product suite is a robust solution that provides automotive dealers the ability to completely renovate their store's digital signage presence using a combination of digital menu boards and waiting area solutions.
Our most recent product, lookachu, is a location based mobile application for iOS and Android. This service allows fans to take a picture using their mobile phones while they're at a game and it will appear on TV screens where our College Gametime Network product is installed.
Jeff Rayfield, Chief Executive Officer
A founder or principle of several successful software startups, prior to co-founding 10 Foot Wave, Jeff was Vice President of Engineering at PacketVideo. A leading software developer of mobile multimedia platforms, Jeff joined PacketVideo following its acquisition of Tusonic, a music personalization software company which he also co-founded in 2004.
Prior to Tusonic Jeff was the Lead Software Architect for Venetica, where he led the development of an enterprise content integration software platform which was later acquired by IBM. Earlier in his career he also held senior software development positions with Rogue Wave Software and Inmark.
An entrepreneur at an early age, Jeff started his first company after graduating from college and licensed the technology two years later to Inmark. He holds a BA and MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Alec Fink, Chief Operating Officer
Alec has 25+ years of experience successfully leading technology related initiatives including start-ups, M&A, and consulting. Most recently Alec was an executive in IBM’s corporate development group, leading a team of senior consultants to ensure successful acquisition execution. Other roles at IBM included Acquisition Integration Executive and Manager of Professional Services for IBM Software.
Prior to IBM, Alec was the COO for Venetica, a software company focused on enterprise content integration. Alec lead the growth, venture funding, and highly successful sale of Venetica to IBM. Alec previously held executive positions with AMS (now CGI).
Alec holds a BS Engineering degree in Computer Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS Economics degree from the Wharton School.
Louis Gates, Vice President of Products & Software
Louis is the VP of Products & Software at 10 Foot Wave where he oversees the development, infrastructure, and strategy of software products for the various lines of business. He also manages the resources and operation of the engineering department. Louis joined 10 Foot Wave in 2008 as the first employee and helped the co-founders establish and grow the company.
Prior to joining 10 Foot Wave, Louis held several postions at IBM including Lead Architect and Project Manager. Throughout his career Louis has held key positions at Venetica, iXL, and AMS.
Louis holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems and Finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.
Glen Clements, Senior Vice President of Visual Solutions
Glen is responsible for leading 10 Foot Wave's visual solutions business, primarily for automotive services. He brings over 15 years experience in driving sales and productive relationships with VP and C-level executives and specializes in large account penetration, relationship management and strategic sales process administration.
Before he joined 10 Foot Wave, Glen held key sales and business development positions for Prolitec, ScentAir, and Gekay.
Glen holds a BBA in Management from Pace University.
Shawn Becket, Senior Vice President of Sports
Shawn is responsible for leading all business development efforts related to 10 Foot Wave's sports technology, which includes College Gametime Network and FanConnect. He has spent most of his career in the sports industry and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the collegiate marketing/sponsorshop industry.
Prior to joining 10 Foot Wave, Shawn most recently was the Vice President of Business Development at Songwhale. He also served as the General Manager at Baylor University and Pittsburgh while working for IMG College, formerly ISP Sports.
Shawn holds a BS in Sports Science from Ohio University and M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Auburn University.