IT Industry Leaders Join TecMe's Board

Leaders in Cybersecurity, AI, PC Hardware, and M&A Join as Company Expands Nationwide

TecMe announced today an expansion of their Advisory and Board of Directors that will help support its nationwide approach to delivering high-quality IT tech support for home and small businesses.

"We're experiencing rapid growth and have added 100 technicians within the last 60 days and have expectations of 1,000 technicians by year-end," said Gerald Caussade, Chairman and COO. "The high-profile members joining will bring experience with fast-growing companies, important industry contacts, and technical expertise."

The new Board members and Advisors include:

David Orton (Advisor) - Former CEO of ATI Technologies, maker of the Radeon graphics card. Orton increased the company's revenue from $1B to $2.4B. In addition, he orchestrated the merger with AMD. Currently CEO of GEO Semiconductor, David comments on his participation: 

"I've been interested in the growth of marketplace apps. TecMe has a strong foundation and has a unique business model that can result in significant industry disruption. My experience at ATI and several start-up tech companies is very relevant to the challenges the company will face."

Bob Beringer (Advisor) - Founder and CEO of Electronic On-Ramp, a computer and network security company catering to entities such as the NSA, CIA, and U.S. Navy. Beringer is a leading expert in quantum computer programming and a cybersecurity advisor.

Dr. Fawsy Bendeck (Advisor) - Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (University of Trier, Germany) with a focus on Semantics unification and Software Engineering. Dr. Bendeck is a Senior Principal on Integration Architecture for one of the largest global consulting firms, focused on integration platforms at global scales.

Kenneth Ross (Director) - A serial entrepreneur, was CEO of Atrium and developed the first set of professional tools to allow large companies to manage their microcomputer resources. Ross led Atrium's acquisition by Computer Associates in 1988.

Christopher Schember (Advisor) - Founder and Principal of Business Development Advisors (BDAdvisors), Chris brings 30+ years of experience counseling entrepreneurs, executives and boards of directors on strategic mergers, acquisitions and capital transactions.

TecMe CEO Colten Smith added, "Our board is committed to expanding TecMe nationwide by targeting key cities and rural communities, helping us fine-tune the marketing plan to expand in these areas."

To learn more about each member and read full bios, click here.

About TecMe 

TecMe connects IT tech support with home and small businesses by empowering technicians to grow their own IT businesses. Technicians receive a foundation to service customers with a curated customer experience, built-in tools, and payments. TecMe markets with technicians by allocating co-marketing funds and customized marketing plans to find customers.

TecMe is funded by the BeginHere Accelerator at, using the SafeT platform for security and scalability. Co-founder, Gerald Caussade, has multiple successful exits including a market-leading BI tool, ClearAccess, in 1994 and advanced AI technology to Microsoft in 2000. Colten Smith, co-founder and CEO, is an entrepreneur focused on gig-economy applications.

Media Contacts

Gerald Caussade // +1 (314) 719 6810

Source: TecMe, Inc.


Categories: Entrepreneurship

Tags: A.I., artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, entrepreneur, gig-app, gig-economy, IT support, mobile app, passion economy, sharing economy, small business, startup, tech, tech support, technical support, technology

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911 Washington Ave (Suite 820)
Saint Louis, MO 63101
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