Management Team

David J. Ives – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
David Ives CEO TVEyes Broadcast Media MonitoringDavid J. Ives is the founder and CEO of TVEyes. For more than 30 years, Mr. Ives has focused on the development and monetization of custom databases and special-purpose software. He and a team of highly skilled developers designed and built the core technologies underpinning TVEyes, which when launched in 1999, was the first broadcast search engine and monitoring system.

Before founding TVEyes, he owned Victory Systems Associates Inc., which provided software design, engineering and custom database development for industries including barter, textiles, hotel property management and broadcast media monitoring (building the foundation that would later become the TVEyes service). Earlier, Mr. Ives worked at Alexander and Alexander, Inc. and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in software development roles.

Mr. Ives has four patents granted: Three relating to the extraction of social media tags and handles from broadcast television and video; and, a system that presents contextually relevant advertisements based on words spoken in a video or audio segment being played via the Internet. He holds a B.A. in Information Science from Fordham University.

Dan Miles –¬†Chief Operating Officer
Dan Miles TVEyesDan’s mission is to help TVEyes grow by driving product management, strategic partnerships and global expansion. His background includes business model innovation and revenue growth at Cablevision Systems Corp., consulting to media and communications companies on subscription business models and investment banking at UBS and Chemical Bank. Dan holds a M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
James Hayter – Chief Technology Officer
James Hayter CTO TVEyes Broadcast Media MonitoringJames Hayter has been with TVEyes since its inception, helping to conceive the core technology and create the software. Mr. Hayter explores emerging technologies, conducts testing and analysis, and modifies the existing TVEyes system to expand its capabilities and improve overall performance. In addition, he is an expert in voice recognition technologies and creates applications implementing speech-to-text and phonetics to solve a range of industry needs. Before joining TVEyes, Mr. Hayter joined Victory Systems Inc. in February 1993 as a software developer. At Victory Systems, he focused primarily on designing and deploying the world’s first automated hotel check-in and check-out system — both hardware and software. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University.
David Seltzer – Systems Architect
Dave Seltzer TVEyes CTO Broadcast Media MonitoringDavid Seltzer joined TVEyes in 2003. Mr. Seltzer develops user-facing products to serve TVEyes’ customers and partners. He is responsible for creating TVEyes’ unique spoken word search capabilities. Additionally, Mr. Seltzer is responsible for developing infrastructure projects to improve communications between TVEyes’ remote monitoring facilities. Before coming to TVEyes, he worked as a software consultant for Nestle Waters of North America, designing in-house network management software. Prior to that Mr. Seltzer wrote content replication software for streaming startup Microcast Inc. Mr. Seltzer has a B.S. in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Larry Gallo – Senior Vice President – Global Sales
Larry Gallo TVEyes Sales Broadcast Media MonitoringLarry Gallo is one of the most skilled and experienced sales professionals in the broadcast monitoring arena. Larry helps to establish TVEyes as the epicenter for outstanding innovation, quality and service in the field of software-as-a-service for broadcast media monitoring & search. Larry has achieved highly successful business practices throughout the USA, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the UK, with an office in HK. Larry graduated from the SUNY Stony Brook Honors College Magna cum Laude, and is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa. Larry works extensively with the Pentagon as well as Presidential, Gubernatorial, Congressional, Senatorial, Assembly and Mayorial political campaigns & offices. Through TVEyes, Larry delivers essential rapid response and war room components for the research and news monitoring aspects for our clients’ mission.
Michael Schmitt – Vice President – Sales
Mike Schmitt TVEyes Sales Broadcast Media MonitoringMichael joined TVEyes in 2006 and is responsible for bringing in clients from Fortune 500 companies, national trade organizations, PR firms, colleges/universities, and political campaigns. Michael is a veteran of the broadcast monitoring industry, and prior to TVEyes, worked at Multivision (now Cision) for many years, helping to grow their New York sales office from 2 people to over 20. Michael is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and holds a B.A. in Business Administration.
Chris Catropa – Senior Account Executive
Chris Catropa TVEyes SalesChris joined TVEyes in 2008 as an Account Executive and is responsible for selling TVEyes MMS and API products to a myriad of industries and organizations across the US and UK. In addition to managing customer relationships Chris also represents TVEyes at trade shows, collaborates with our engineers to improve products and assists in training our sales and customer support teams. Chris holds a BA in Political Science and Masters in Political Campaign Management from Fordham University. Prior to joining TVEyes Chris was a district representative for Congressman Christopher Shays.
Matt DeBernardo – Account Executive
Matt DeBernardo TVEyes SalesMatt joined TVEyes in 2010. As an Account Executive Matt is responsible for selling TVEyes television and broadcast media monitoring software across a variety of different industry verticals. Matt assists our clients in getting the most out of the TVEyes platform and helps with day-to-day client management. Matt holds a B.A. in finance from Bentley University.
Alan Willig – Account Executive
Alan Willig TVEyes SalesAlan Willig has been with TVEyes since 2007 and has deep experience in the online information services sector. Alan is responsible for selling TVEyes software to a diverse customer set including private, non-profit, government and international clients. Alan manages day-to-day relationships and trains clients in the use of TVEyes software. Alan holds a B.A. degree in history from Emory University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.