Meet the team

With over 30 years of success and 150 man years of retail experience, we are driven to deliver results to your retail environment.

About Us

We are a group of highly creative and passionate individuals who are driven to give our retail partners a competitive edge. For over 30 years, Indyme has generated measurable results for many of the world’s leading brands. By partnering with leaders in store operations, loss preventions and merchandising, we create solutions to their real world problems.

With over 150 man-years of retail experience, our team has a deep understanding of retails’ dynamic challenges and opportunities. Every day, we translate this knowledge into constant product innovation.

Joe Budano

Chief Executive Officer

Derek Morikawa

Chief Operating Officer

James Doss

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Budano

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Budano joined Indyme in 2012 with a mandate to expand the company’s global footprint, drive an even stronger customer focus and accelerate the pace of innovation. He has focused the company on creating quantifiable business results with the application of transformational technologies.

Joe brings over 25 years of successful high-tech business growth and strategic leadership to Indyme. Prior to joining Indyme, he was CEO of several private equity and venture capital backed technology companies ranging in size from pre-revenue to $1.2B. Prior to his business leadership roles, Mr. Budano was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group providing strategic guidance to fortune 100 companies. Previous to his stint at BCG, he held engineering and engineering management roles at Motorola.

Mr. Budano has five U.S. patents, holds a BSME degree from Boston University and a Masters of Management degree with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Derek Morikawa

Chief Operating Officer

Derek Morikawa joined Indyme in 2013. In his role as Indyme’s COO, Mr. Morikawa is responsible for driving breakthrough innovation and rapid product realization both organically and through technology partnerships. Mr. Morikawa is a senior executive with significant technology development and P&L leadership experience from a range of companies including small rapidly emerging businesses, turnarounds and mid-size enterprises. Prior to Indyme, Mr. Morikawa held CEO and COO positions in private equity and venture backed companies in the software engineering services, robotics, sonar instrumentation, video distribution and test and measurement industries. Prior to these roles, he held various Product Management positions at Hewlett Packard. With an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Mr. Morikawa brings a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, exceptional strategic planning and leadership skills to Indyme’s management team.

James Doss

Chief Financial Officer

James Doss joined Indyme in 2015 as Chief Financial Officers. Mr. Doss has 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to Indyme, Mr. Doss served as President for 2 years and 8 years as the CFO of RF Industries, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Philip Joosten

VP of International Sales and Business Development

Larry Cleary

Vice President, Sales

Dale Crum

Vice President, Manufacturing

Philip Joosten

VP of International Sales and Business Development

Philip Joosten joined Indyme in 2012 with a mandate to expand the company’s global sales footprint. A Dutch national, Mr. Joosten has spent most of his career building and expanding international distribution channels for high technology products across Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has successfully built global sales channels for high technology products including next generation concentrated solar systems at Energy Innovations, sophisticated power electronics at Ametek/Xantrex/Elgar, public transportation management systems at Peek Traffic, and communication test instrumentation at Acterna/WWG/Wavetek. Prior to these roles, Mr. Joosten held various Project Management and Direct Sales positions in the communication division of Rohde & Schwarz based in Europe. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in RF-communications from HTS Oudenoord University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Mr. Joosten is fluent in English, Dutch, German and French.

Larry Cleary

Vice President, Sales

Larry Cleary joined Indyme in 2011 as Vice President of North American Sales. Mr. Cleary has over 25 years of experience leading sales organizations in hi-tech companies. Over his career he has built and managed domestic, international, direct and indirect sales channels for start-up companies to Fortune 200 organizations. Prior to Indyme, Mr. Cleary served as Vice President and General Manager at Qualcomm. Previously he served as President and COO at MicroLogic, a LoJack spinoff and CEO of Inceptor, an online marketing technology company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Salem State University and an MBA from Anna Maria College.

Dale Crum

Vice President, Manufacturing

Dale Crum joined Indyme in 1988 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the company’s infrastructure and manufacturing processes and procedures, including lean manufacturing and MRPII implementation. Prior to assuming the role of vice president of manufacturing, Crum managed several areas of Indyme’s growing manufacturing team, including purchasing, materials, production and operations. His prior management experience spans the food service and automotive industries, as well as leadership positions in the U.S. Army as tank commander, helicopter maintenance officer, maintenance test pilot and air battle captain. Mr. Crum holds a Certificate in Production and Inventory Management from the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He volunteers at Classic Rotors Helicopter Museum, holds aviation ratings as a commercial helicopter pilot with instrument rating and is a certified flight instructor for rotorcraft.

Bill Kepner

Vice President of Marketing

Kerry Baird

HR Director

Steve Deal

Founder and Chairman

Bill Kepner

Vice President of Marketing

Bill Kepner joined Indyme in 1994. During his career at Indyme, Mr. Kepner has developed an intimate knowledge of retail merchandising, operations and loss prevention requirements across the wide range of retail vertical markets served by Indyme. Mr. Kepner’s broad experience includes positions in product management, implementation services, pre-sales applications support and customer support. He is instrumental in visioning, defining and introducing new products and services and strongly influences the company’s strategic direction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associates degree in Electronics from Devry Institute of Technology.

Kerry Baird

HR Director

Kerry Baird Joined Indyme in 2013 and has 15+ years of diversified domestic and international experience. Kerry is a goal-focused HR leader, accomplished at partnering with C-level management in conceptualizing and implementing forward-thinking organizational development and HR strategies. She has a solid history of fostering corporate cultures that empower employees by encouraging innovation and professional advancement. Kerry is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent. Kerry assembles powerful teams, fosters excellence, engages, develops, and mentors teams and individual team members. She is an ambassador and curator of the Indyme culture and corporate experience. A tenured senior manager, Kerry has served in key roles in HR, corporate expansion, administration, compliance, corporate relations and strategic business development across numerous fields and enterprises. She is also Chair for Tech Diego where she brings fresh ideas and a new approach to its members, focusing on areas of recruitment and retention.

Steve Deal

Founder and Chairman

The founder of Indyme Solutions, Steve Deal also served as its CEO and president for more than 25 years, providing vision and leadership as the company grew from start-up to market leader. Prior to launching Indyme, Mr. Deal held a variety of management and technical positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Datagraphix, Anaconda Telecommunications and Action Instruments. He also was Chief Engineer of two San Diego radio stations, provided specialized instrumentation consultation to M&M Mars, started three businesses and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Deal is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Electronics, holds a business degree from Grossmont College and has been awarded three U.S.patents. He serves as an officer on the board of the San Diego Rescue Mission and is past president of Hardhats Toastmasters club.

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