- BOARD, MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE INFORMATION
Board of Directors have experiences in: SaaS software development, engineering, AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, Ecommerce, Retail, C Level management, Finance, QA, Business Development, Funding and other key areas needed for success.
Lanny Rutkin – CEO
Robert Milrod – CFO
Tom Spitzer – CTO
Paul Schweet – EVP Sales and Strategy
Charlie Ederer – Advisor, Branding and Marketing
Jeff Olm – Advisor, HTML5 Effects
- Board of Directors
Lanny Rutkin – Founder Chairman CEO
Lanny acts as entrepreneurial leader, chief visionary and fundraiser for Click Deal Buy! He has over 32 years’ experience in sales and marketing, with emphasis on the application of new technologies. For example, he was instrumental in bringing to market the Mac DisplayLink, the first ever Mac-to-TV D/A converter.
Click Deal Buy! Inc. is the brainchild of Lanny’s growing perception that the expanding and revolutionary business of e-retail commerce is in serious need of a radical new and systematic application of IT to the process of retail sales. Lanny envisions an approach which allows the e-retailer to focus on and profit from the customer’s larger expectations while involved in the shopping process. He believes that bringing this approach to life in the form of products greatly attractive to e-retailers in this highly competitive environment will lead to great technological and commercial success.
Lanny makes a specialty of “out-of-the-box” thinking to envision potential niche markets and trends. His strengths are in business development, strategic planning and operations management.
At Photo and Sound Company in 1984, he managed over 300 Education, Business and Government accounts in Northern California – Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chevron, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to name a few – during the initial emergence of PCs as essential business tools. Lanny rapidly advanced through increasingly responsible Senior Sales/Account Executive roles at companies including GE Capital IT Solutions, NetTV, Troxell Communications and CompView. He consistently achieved and surpassed aggressive sales quotas and was recognized as a President’s Club member multiple times. Lanny prides himself in his mastery of the “art and science” of sales as evidenced in his success in revitalizing under-performing territories, generating new accounts and cultivating C-level relationships within Fortune 500 companies.
Lanny’s professional experience has given him “hands on” knowledge of ecommerce in diverse business landscapes – start-up, market downturn, turnaround and accelerated growth. He founded three companies: Display Tech Multimedia Inc. (created some of the first-ever PC/Mac to TV scan converters), R3D Entertainment Inc. (emerging 3D stereoscopic (3DS) industry), and most recently, Click Deal Buy! Inc.
Lanny was born in 1954 and has a 1980 BA from Sonoma State University
Tom is a software industry and IT services veteran, having been the lead technologist at both consulting and software development companies for over thirty years. Tom and his teams have been building data intensive applications for security sensitive government and industry clients throughout that period. As part of the EC Wise senior team, he leads the company’s secure development and secure database implementation practices, which have built products and services for leading business services providers to the health care and banking industries as well as for casinos and other regulated industries. Tom has led the company’s design efforts on many projects and provides architectural direction across the firm’s practices and has served as project manager on many key projects.
Prior to EC Wise, Tom was CTO at a late 90’s venture backed ecommerce startup. From 1987 to 1995 he was VP of Engineering and Chief Architect for SBT Accounting Systems, which at the time was the leader in providing source code accounting software and accounting software built on commercial database products.
Tom has contributed extensively to such publications as DBMS, Intelligent Enterprise, and Web Techniques, and has presented on design, development and database topics at many technical conferences. During 2017, he made presentations on data security at Xplor 17, Data Summit 2017, Enterprise Data World, and MongoDB World.
Tom was born in 1955 and has a 1977 BS with distinction from Cornell University.
Kevin is an entrepreneur with over 30 years’ leadership experience in Big 4 consulting, high-tech start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Currently he is Chairman and CEO of TranSigma Worldwide Inc. and board member of Financial Executives International. Past executive leadership positions have included PWC, Arthur Andersen, General Electric, ING and numerous start-ups. In addition to teaching financial accounting at the master’s level, he has written and presented extensively on topics such as operational risk, Lean Six Sigma and agile program management techniques.
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). He is a member of Financial Executives International (Manhattan Chapter), the Ohio Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPAs, Agile Alliance, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, the Risk Management Association and the Project Management Institute.
Ron is currently CEO of SaaS Technology Investors LLC. He is also on the Board of Directors of Whooster, Inc. An experienced manager of technology-driven companies, Ron has lead privately held, venture-backed and publicly traded companies through all phases of growth, from start- up to exit, by identifying opportunities in ever-changing markets and leveraging organizational capability to capture them. Ron’s expertise in operational and financial strategy helped build highly efficient technology-centric infrastructures in companies across diverse, competitive markets.
His achievements can be summarized as follows:
- Structured and executed multi-million-dollar partnerships and JV’s with F500 companies.
- Grew companies in fledgling marketplaces into revenue engines
- Oversaw multi-million-dollar budgets, revenue streams of more than $100M and assets over $250M and designed complex financial strategies and M&A’s that generated returns.
- Pioneered businesses in the early internet of telecommunications, internet, new media, cloud-based technologies, artificial intelligence and SaaS / DaaS / PaaS markets, and created companies in the space
- Served as industry expert for FTC re: anti-competitive activity
Ron was born in 1959 and has a 1980 BA from University of Buffalo
Rob is an entrepreneurial finance and operating leader, thought partner, and strategist, with extensive experience in financial services. Rob is adept at leading and simplifying financial process, supporting and challenging senior teams through meaningful strategic planning, and providing clarity on performance vs plan while there’s still time to close the gaps. His collaboration with senior teams brings focus onto execution through an optimal operating cadence, key performance indicators (KPIs), conclusive analytics, fact-based recommendations, clear presentation story-lines, and external bench-marking.
His experience in finance includes retail branch and business banking, private banking, credit cards & mobile payments, insurance, consumer and enterprise operations & technology, and shared services, which includes back office operations for finance, human resources, information security, and general services and travel. In addition to finance and segment Chief Financial Officer roles, Rob’s operational orientation led to a move to retail banking sales management and work-site marketing, and strong relationship management and communications skills led to a role in investor relations. Rob also gained experience in innovation in a large company environment, setting up the initial finance process and business case for a $60 million internal mobile and e-commerce start-up.
Rob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with big four public accounting experience at KPMG, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Management from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the State University of New York at Albany.
Paul hails from Chicago. He specializes in managing and growing nationwide sales organizations. By redefining the sales process and increasing revenue generating capabilities for B2B technology companies.
Schweet is a successful, hands-on entrepreneurial executive with a highly flexible, results-orientated management style. He brings more than 25 years of experience in optimizing and managing sales teams, marketing, and operations for start-up and established pre and post-IPO companies. His expertise is in supply chain, technology and healthcare companies. He believes in collaborating with sales leaders and partnering with like-minded organizations. To deliver solutions that systematically improve the organizations’ sales processes, helping their teams navigate complex sales cycles, and amplify their ability to generate revenue. Schweet is known for his fair team-building and no-nonsense style, his detail to the bottom line, forecast accuracy, customer satisfaction, and his ability to manage sales cycles.
Having held various executive management positions, Schweet is very familiar with market trends and doesn’t lose his nerve down in the trenches. As an executive, he believes partnering with the right companies, hiring the right people and allowing his employees to excel with his help and direction. While Schweet is known as a tough competitor, he remains fair-minded and brings a customer-centric belief and style always putting the customers’ needs first. Schweet’s vast experience with organizational development, as well as his tenacious ability to close and negotiate even the most challenging accounts, has allowed him to get these types of results, increasing services revenue 57%, software revenue 79%, maintenance revenue 35% and gross margin 76%. For these types of clients.
- Shark Tank Company, in the Technology Sector
- Bioidentical Hormone Balancing
- Age Management Wellness
- Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
- Medically Supervised Weight Loss Protocol
- CRM/Sales Process Effectiveness
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Supply Chain
- Engineered Labor Standard System
- Dental Call Tracking and Coaching System
- Learning Management System (LMS)
Schweet lives in Hoffman Estates, IL with his wife Pat, close to their two sons and four grandchildren. He’s a former triathlete and is active in his community by serving as a Member of the Board of the Commission for Citizens with Disabilities. He is the founder of “Managing the Sales Process;” a consulting company helping sales organizations improve performance, productivity and sales through his unique sales process. He is also the author of the book “Happy Ears – The Sales Process Guide for Maximum Performance and Productivity.”
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (saul.com): Konstantinos Armiros, Chicago, IL
Click Deal Buy! Inc. is a Chapter C corporation in good standing registered with the State of Nevada.