Make your world more dynamic with viaPlace. Show your park's visitors to the best rides, or point your mall's shoppers to the best deals - digitize your location. viaPlace is a software-as-a-service and location based framework which includes a Points of Interest Registry system. Ultimately, viaPlace provides users with dynamic content based on their physical location, and creates Augmented Reality experiences - all on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and other web-enabled smart phones.
Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, destination marketing organizations, educational institutions, and real estate - but viaPlace can be useful for any enterprise seeking to connect people to a place. Our clients come from around the United States and the world, and we have offices in or near Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York.
Check out what we have to offer on our website, or contact us to get started today.
Todd Marks - President, Founder, and CEO
Todd Marks has a history of technological and entrepreneurial innovation. Marks is an industry leader, professor, author, and sought after speaker. Marks has been featured in publications including The Baltimore Business Journal, The Baltimore Sun, CNN, and Newsweek, and appears regularly at conferences such as NABShow and SALT. He has won numerous awards for his works, and brings his experience to head viaPlace.
Dan Cohen - Chief Operating Officer
Before joining viaPlace, Dan Cohen worked as COO/CTO of TigerGPS.com, helping to grow the company and its revenue exponentially. Cohen brings his mastery of business operations and technology to viaPlace. Cohen holds a BSE from Princeton University in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and a MS from Georgia Tech in Operations Research.
Shervonne Cherry - Chief Creative Officer
Marketing, design and social media expert Shervonne Cherry heads viaPlace's creative efforts. Cherry worked as a designer in the government and private sector for over 7 years. Her marketing expertise is in social media, but whatever it is, Cherry can get the word out.
Patrick Zearfoss - Chief Technology Officer
Mobile application expert Patrick Zearfoss heads viaPlace in developing and implementing new technologies. After graduating from University of Maryland, Baltimore Country with a degree in Computer Science, Zearfoss quickly became one of the nation's leading mobile application architects. Beyond working on exciting new mobile applications for international audiences, Zearfoss regularly teaches technology, and is authoring a mobile application development book.
Scott has more than 20 years experience on the mobile industry's "bleeding edge"; integrating new technologies, advocating new products and services, developing new revenue streams and creating value.
Scott was a co-founder and CEO of American Personal Communications, a wireless carrier operating in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC under the Sprint Spectrum™ brand, sold to Sprint PCS in 1998. Scott authored T-Mobile's Wi-Fi business strategy resulting in the enablement of more than 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Starbucks cafes, airports and hotels under the T-Mobile HotSpotT™ brand. He developed Verizon Wireless' Alternate Payment strategy and laid down the ground rules for the operation of Isis, the mobile payment venture between Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Ed has 35 years of public accounting and business consulting experience. He joined Glass Jacobson, a CPA and wealth management firm, as a senior accountant in 1980 and is now President of both the Accounting and Investment Advisory divisions. Ed is a Certified Valuation Analyst, a Registered Investment Advisor and has a Life and Health Insurance License.
Mr. Jacobson has a wide range of expertise, including small- to mid-sized business valuations, expert testimony, business consulting and planning, and tax research. He is widely considered a top expert in his field, and has been published multiple times, most recently in the Baltimore Business Journal (M&A Deals Only Get Done With Creativity, February 6, 2009). He sits on the Board of Directors for Kids' Chance of Maryland, Inc., and has been honored by Smart CEO Magazine as both a Baltimore "Smart CPA" and as a Five Star Wealth Manager.
Adam is a Partner in the Business & Finance Group at Saul Ewing. He is an active member of its award winning corporate and transactional practice group. He has been recognized by both clients and regional publications alike as one of the top young lawyers in his field.
Adam combines his "real world" experience and pragmatic approach with his noted academic, legal and business credentials, to advise businesses of all sizes on mergers, acquisitions, and other general business related matters.
Vince has 20 years of marketing, internet, and credit card experience with various firms. In 2000, he founded Bill Me Later. The company was eventually acquired by PayPal, at which he is now a Vice President. Prior to Bill Me Later, Vince led Internet Marketing for First USA where he was named Internet Advertising Bureau's 1999 "Marketer of the Year". Vince is an active board member for Urban Teacher Center, TowsonGlobal, Towson University, and an advisor for Common Curriculum.
Vince earned his BS at Towson University, and MBA at the University of Virginia, both in Economics. Vince is a lifelong Baltimore area resident and is an active investor and advisor in the Baltimore education community supporting efforts to transform public education.
Greg is a Co-founder of Betamore, which is a campus for technology and entrepreneurship located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. The space features dedicated desk space for tech startups, community space for coworking events, and education for the public on topics within technology, entrepreneurship, and design. Along with his role in Betamore, Greg is the CEO of Nucleus Ventures, LLC, an angel investing and consulting firm.
Greg earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. As CEO of Blue Sky Factory, Inc., he was named a finalist for the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Blue Sky Factory, Inc was also among the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies three years in a row. When Greg is not immersed in the Baltimore tech scene, he enjoys traveling and music.