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DoorStat is a team of technology and business solutions specialists with expertise in data analytics, business development, account management, technology, as well as industry experts across retail, real estate, sports, and events sectors. DoorStat has a number of strategic alliances and partnerships with a number of prestigious organizations and individuals across technology and industry focuses. With over 100 years of combined experience and with a history of successful entrepreneurship and business management, DoorStat strives to deliver the most efficient and valued solution for your business.
Cole Harper is an experienced operator and entrepreneur with a particular focus on strategy formulation and execution. Cole grew up in St. Louis and specialized in Finance at the University of Missouri. After college, Cole relocated to Chicago and began working at Accenture, providing IT consultancy services to prestigious financial firms, such as JP Morgan Chase, where Cole led an offshore development team to complete the release of a global administration tool. Cole joined Citadel Investment Group where he focused on big data management and worked with various trading desks to build automated trading algorithms and predictive analytics.
In 2010, Cole founded SceneTap LLC, which would install foot traffic sensors and customer demographics technologies in nightlife establishments. SceneTap would have a three-tier value proposition, including a real-time social media application for users, a back-end administration tool for business operators, and a data suite for third parties who wished to view the information collected. Cole led SceneTap to a number of awards and significant recognitions, including 2012 SXSW Social Media Company of the Year (Finalist), 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards (Winner), 2013 Chicago’s 1871 Award for Coolest Startup (Winner), 2013 Best App Technology (Global Appster Winner), and a number of other achievements.
With a niche focus on nightlife and hospitality establishments, SceneTap decided to become the preeminent data provider in the liquor industry. In doing so, it acquired BarVision, a technology company that specialized in proprietary liquor management systems, in 2014. Cole now serves as the CEO of DoorStat in a full-time capacity.
Mike Bommarito is a seasoned developer and IT manager with the rare combination of technical expertise and business entrepreneurial experience. Mike graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. In 2006, Mike was hired at a promotional products company located in downtown St. Louis as their primary developer. Mike interfaced and developed solutions for large corporations including Google, Franklin Templeton, Edward Jones, Ubuntu, Anheuser Busch, and Mercedes, to name a few. Mike also created many internal systems still utilized today for customer service monitoring, batch order processing system(s), and employee incentive portals. Mike eventually became the IT Director where he supported internal and external employees and systems.
In late 2011, Mike co-founded CMS Express, a technology solutions company that specialized in web development and web marketing services. While running the business, Mike gained experience in business management, client acquisition, roadmap planning, and strategic execution. Many of CMS Express projects were developed to a point of absolute automation and required minimal maintenance and oversight.
In 2013, Mike launched Bommarito Design, a technology consulting company which developed custom solutions for private clients that Mike had amassed over his career. One such client became SceneTap, where Mike was tasked with streamlining and automating a number of back-end processes. When SceneTap acquired BarVision and spun off DoorStat LLC, Mike continued his support of DoorStat and became a full-time CTO to help drive the IT roadmap, manage local and offshore developers, and oversee all aspects of the technology integration and execution process for DoorStat’s products and services.
Alexander Eu is an investor and operator of small businesses around the world. Alexander was born in Singapore and grew up between Hong Kong, Alaska and Singapore. He was a platoon sergeant in the Singapore military for two years before college. While attending Indiana University, Alexander co-founded Libero Sports, which is now the largest emerging-markets-focused soccer agency with professionals and offices in Chicago, New Delhi, Wellington and Tokyo.
Alexander then spent time an investment banking professional at Perella Weinberg working on a variety of restructuring and M&A projects including: the restructuring of Hostess Brands, the sale of Juicy Couture and a minority sale of talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME). Alexander worked under Peter Chernin at the Chernin Group as part of the investment and strategy team, helping oversee a number of private and ongoing strategic financings and acquisitions.
Alexander invested into SceneTap in 2012, worked with Cole and the SceneTap Board of Directors to spin-off DoorStat from SceneTap in 2014, and helped with the seed financing of DoorStat to launch operations. He left the Chernin Group in 2014 to focus his time on DoorStat and other unaffiliated endeavors. Alexander’s primary focus with DoorStat includes fundraising, business development, and general management.
Ron Repking is a seasoned business leader, adviser and serial entrepreneur. Over the course of his 25 year career, Ron has acquired a unique skill set, becoming an expert in both technology and digital marketing.
After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Ron began his career in technology working as a consultant with Accenture There he gained in depth knowledge in how to build large scale systems and also honed his skills as a consultant.
Ron became CEO and founder of Bauhaus Technologies, Inc, a high tech consulting firm in the mid 1990s. Initially at Bauhaus, he held several high profile consulting projects including the lead Java architect for a large Fortune 500 financial institution in Chicago. Ron then moved full-time into the CEO role to focus on accelerating the company revenue. After successfully growing the business to over 50 consultants and numerous other Fortune 500 clients, he engineered the sale of Bauhuas to BEA Systems in 2000.
Ron then became CEO and co-founder of Capable Networks, LLC, a digital marketing company also based in Chicago. Ron grew up with digital marketing and social media as both were in their infancy when the company was founded, becoming an expert in online engagement, social media, online advertising, ad networks, PPC, lead generation and a variety of other marketing tactics. He parlayed that expertise into landing major players as clients such as HP, Netgear, TiVo and Sling Media.
Through his numerous corporations and advising of other early stage companies, Ron and has successfully brought numerous technology and digital marketing solutions to market.
With DoorStat, Ron is focused on business development, helping the company grow its business into the many different vertical industries that are starved for the data that DoorStat can provide.