Dan Katcher, CEO
CEO Dan Katcher founded Rocket Farm Studios in December 2008 to help companies capitalize on the exploding market of smart phone applications. With over 40 apps launched for a range of companies from venture backed startups to global 500 firms, Rocket Farm seeks to be an innovation partner for both mobile and cloud technologies.
Prior to creating Rocket Farm, Dan worked for Quattro Wireless, where he led the teams that built some of mobile’s largest sites, including NFL.com, cbsnews.com, adage.com, and tmz.com.
Previously, Dan was the Chief Technology Officer of I’m In, a cutting-edge social networking site focused on group travel, and the CTO of Netspoke, a leading provider of integrated web and audio conferencing.
At Netspoke, Dan oversaw technology strategy and overall product and enterprise architecture. Netspoke, an early pioneer in SAAS apps for audio/web conferencing was recognized as an Inc. 500 company two years in a row, and was acquired by Premiere Global Services (NYSE:PGI) in 2005.
Over the course of his career, Dan has been part of the founding technology teams for Imidio (acquired by Sitescape/Novell), WatchPoint Media (acquired by GoldPocket/Tanberg) and Viant Corporation (IPO). He also led software development for Eastman Kodak Corporation’s PictureMaker, which generated over $130 million in revenue annually.
Dan earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in electrical engineering and computer science from Tufts University. He has authored more then 10 publications and is co-inventor on 5 patents.
Scott D’Entremont, COO
Scott D’Entremont is an accomplished business leader and a successful serial entrepreneur. As COO, Scott brings his tremendous depth of experience in sales, M&A work, revenue growth, and strategy to Rocket Farm.
Before reuniting with Dan Katcher at Rocket Farm, Scott was the CEO of MCM USA, an integrated construction services company.
Prior to running MCM, Scott was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Netspoke. Netspoke was one of the first companies to offer integrated software based web and audio conferencing services. As CEO/Co-Founder Scott grew the company from 4 people to more than 125. Scott successfully managed the merger and integration of iMeet, a Pittsburgh PA based web conferencing company. Netspoke was named to the Deloitte “Fast 50” 2004 (3rd in New England) as well as the INC 500 in both 2004 and 2005 (#43 and #143). In 2006 Netspoke was acquired by Premier Global Services (NYSE:PGI) and Netspoke lives on as a product in the PGI portfolio.
Previous to founding Netspoke, Scott was Director of Sales at USN Communications, where he was responsible for the training, staffing, and development of the sales force at 9 offices throughout the northeast. During his tenure at USN Communications, he grew the Northeast sales force from 8 employees to more than 125, and developed training programs that are still in use nationwide. Scott also worked as a consultant for NaviPath, helping build the country’s first national local SS7 Switch Bypass, as well as working in sales and sales management at MFS Intelenet and Qwest United. Scott has attended the University of Connecticut and Harvard University.