Management Team

David Ives – Founder and Chief Executive Officer
David Ives CEO TVEyes Broadcast Media MonitoringDavid Ives is the founder of TVEyes and the creator, along with a team of highly skilled developers, of its core technology. For nearly 30 years, Mr. Ives has focused on designing custom databases and highly specialized software. Under the banner of his prior entrepreneurial endeavor, Victory Systems Associates Inc., he designed, developed and implemented numerous processes for Commercial, Service and Internet companies. Before founding Victory Systems, Mr. Ives was employed by Alexander and Alexander, Inc. and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in various software development capacities. He holds an A.S. in Business Data Processing from Nashville State Technical Institute and 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.
Roya Gulchin – Customer Service Representative
Roya Gulchin TVEyes Customer ServiceAs a customer service representative, Roya is responsible for educating clients on how to get the most of the TVEyes service as well as tracking outages and acting as the daily point of contact for customers. Roya has worked in technical and customer support for more than 25 years including 20 spent at Cablevision as lead customer service representative. Roya previously served in our nation’s military as a member of both the Navy and Army reserve for 13 years.