CEO and Founder
Timothy is the original founder and chief executive officer of Tego. He is a resourceful and inventive contributor with a 20-plus year track record of success taking quantifiable risks to leverage strategic advantages in order to grow market share and assist companies in achieving profit-generating status. Tim has an MBA from the Wharton School and a master’s degree in international political economy from Northwestern University. Tego is Tim’s third technology company; prior to this he was CEO and founder of SiteScape. Tim’s dog, Finley, comes to work with him almost every day.
Su is co-founder and technology sales lead spearheading Tego’s solution sale in the aerospace industry. Su is an entrepreneur with emphasis in technical sales and engineering, helping grow start-up technology businesses. Su holds a Ph.D. from University of Manchester in chemical engineering and has a master’s degree in computing science from Imperial College of London, U.K. Prior to Tego, Su spent twelve years at Aspen Technologies building their sales team. Su enjoys raising chickens in his backyard for the fresh eggs they produce, which taste better than store-bought.
VP of Marketing
LaVerne is the vice president of marketing of Tego Inc. She leads the company’s go-to-market strategy for the Asset Intelligence Platform (AIP). LaVerne also oversees all integrated communications and champions the company’s mission to enable things to "tell their story” at the edge of the IoT ecosystem. LaVerne has more than 15 years’ experience as a marketing consultant focusing on strategic planning, market analysis, and product management across complex industries such as healthcare and aerospace. LaVerne holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Babson College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. LaVerne previously worked at Partners Healthcare and BioBehavioral Diagnostics Company. LaVerne found her entrepreneurial footing early when, as a teenager, she owned a pool maintenance company that grew to four employees and 110 weekly customers.
Leonid Mats, Ph.D.
VP of Engineering & Chief Scientist
Leo is vice president of engineering and chief scientist and an expert in wireless technologies. He is an experienced software and hardware development manager, helping to bring to market new technologies through customer partnerships and cross-functional teams in both startups and large organizations. Leo holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in computer science and electrical engineering. Prior to Tego, Leo was a research associate for the RFID Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was principally responsible for a breakthrough in RF technology by integrating the antenna on a chip (“PENI Tag”). Leo enjoys kite-boarding in Miami when he is not working.
Bill Stevenson is the executive director at Tego and has 30 years of experience in building professional services and technology firms. He was previously the executive chairman of Sanbolic for 12 years until it was acquired by Citrix in 2015. Bill started his career at Bain and Company, and then helped found and build Corporate Decisions (CDI), a growth strategy firm serving Fortune 1000 companies and private equity firms, which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan. There he led the business design innovation practice, and also taught at the Wharton executive education program. Bill graduated from Princeton University and then studied at the University of Cologne in Germany with a Fulbright Scholarship. He holds a commercial pilot license with a CE510S type rating, as well as a hot air balloon rating. As part of the chase crew, Bill has rescued wayward hot air balloons from many strange locations in New Jersey.
Samuel E. Bain, Jr.
Sam Bain founded Bainco International Investors in 1987 on the premise that significant assets demand attentive management. He distinguished Bainco as a wealth management firm focused on holistic and objective asset management at a time when transaction-based investing was the norm. Sam offered a customized investment management approach along with an exceptional commitment to client service. He believes that clients are best served by being the center of a collaborative team whereby Bainco assumes the lead role of trusted financial advisor. As CEO and Managing Member, Sam helps shape the direction of the firm’s business strategy while maintaining close relationships with its clients. He applies his business acumen to a host of unique client situations and enjoys the intellectual challenge of identifying and developing solutions to otherwise complicated problems. He works closely with the wealth strategies team on complex estate, tax and gift planning strategies and has served on the boards of multiple early-stage venture companies and non-profit organizations. Prior to Bainco, Sam was a Senior Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, serving high net-worth individuals, institutions, and pensions. He also spent several years as a Chairman’s Club Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Sam received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and his M.S.A. in Systems Management from George Washington University. Sam is an Investment Advisory Representative and holds a Real Estate Broker License in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to serving on Tego's Board, Sam sits on the Board of Directors for Boston Baroque and is a member of the Board of Overseers for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a former Trustee of both St. Johnsbury Academy and the University of Vermont. He is also an Advisory Board Member for The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and a Board Member of The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI).
Justin joined Bainco in 2005 and currently serves as Chief Investment Officer. He oversees all investment decisions at the firm with a focus on asset allocation and portfolio construction. Justin works with the firm’s internal research team on integrating the investment team’s bottom up individual security analysis with top-down macro-economic analysis. In addition, he and the team monitor concentrated positions for clients, providing updates on the companies and strategies for managing the holdings. In addition to overseeing the investment process, Justin is responsible for the due diligence surrounding many of the client’s private investments. He is currently the lead analyst on a private investment in Tego Inc., a high-tech company focused on developing RFID tag technology. He also serves on the Museum Council Steering Committee and is a Museum Council Patron at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to Bainco, Justin worked with Tourneau and Shreve, Crump & Low, retailers of luxury watches and fine jewelry. Justin earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Economics at Boston College. He is an Investment Advisory Representative, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.