Team

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David Allen

Chairman

David Allen serves as the Chairman, CEO and majority member. Mr. Allen is chiefly responsible for setting vision, sourcing operating capital, and directing the daily operations and financial operations of the company. David also is the Chairman of Telepresence Tech, the engineering and development partner to Buffalo Pacific. Mr. Allen is a true entrepreneur and has lead multiple start-ups to success and is widely credited with leading the team that created the first commercially viable telepresence video conferencing.  David.Allen@BuffaloPacific.com

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Bruce Clapp

Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer, CMO

Bruce Clapp serves as Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Buffalo Pacific. He is also the CEO and President of MarketMatch, a company that provides detailed and expert-level marketing, consulting and professional services in support of evaluation and implementation of comprehensive marketing, sales, public relations and branding programs to financial institutions. Mr. Clapp is responsible for developing a comprehensive yet targeted branding, marketing and public relations program to help Buffalo Pacific achieve broad market entry. Bruce.Clapp@BuffaloPacific.com

John Witkowski

John Witkowski

Business Development

John Witkowski serves as the Vice Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer for Buffalo Pacific. He is a strategic consultant to the company and a key link to the development of sales channels.  John also currently serves as the President and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State.  Mr. Witkowski is a former NFL quarterback with the Detroit Lions and Houston Oilers. He has an equally impressive 20-year career in the banking and financial services industry, where he held SVP and EVP positions in Commercial, Business and Retail Banking and served as Regional President and President/CEO of a community bank in upstate New York. John.Witkowski@BuffaloPacific.com

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Dr. Darren Sommer

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Sommer serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Buffalo Paciifc, responsible for guiding and directing all healthcare operations for the Community Terminals, on a national basis.  As both a practitioner of telemedicine and a technology executive, Dr. Sommer understands the importance of creating telemedicine systems that exceed expectations. With a focus on reliability and simplicity, Dr. Sommer’s vision is to deploy Innovator Health technologies so that all Americans have access to the highest level of care.

Dr. Sommer received his Doctor of Osteopathic degree and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sommer also has more than 20 years of military service and two combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. It was his work in these austere environments that generated his passion for telemedicine. Dr. Sommer went on to earn his Master’s in Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and he is a Health Policy Fellow of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Leah Barker

Office Manager

Leah Barker serves as the Office Manager of Buffalo Pacific, becoming Buffalo Pacific’s first official full-time employee in April, 2017.  Leah has worked in the healthcare industry as a social worker since 1997 leading teams focused on patient care and efficient service delivery.  She holds her License in Social Work, and spent most of her career helping the elderly population meet their health needs.  A graduate of Wilmington College, Leah’s degree is in psychology/social work and a minor in business.

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Kirk Schlecty

Field Operations Manager

Kirk Schlecty serves as the Field Operation Manager.  As the Field Operation Manager, Kirk oversees the logistics and installations of the Buffalo Pacific technology nationwide.  He managers all IT and support services for the Omni products and Portal construction.  Prior to joining the team at Buffalo Pacific, Kirk had extensive experience installing telepresence systems for B2B clients, since 2005.  Beginning in 1995, Kirk owned and operated Banah Development, a full-service general contracting company that constructed and remodeled residential homes and businesses.

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Duffie White

Duffie White

Inventor - Founder, TelePresence Tech

Duffie White is the “chief inventor” and creator of the patent portfolio surrounding the 3D telepresence displays utilized by Buffalo Pacific. He previously was founder and CEO of TelePresence Teach, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Buffalo Pacific. He leads the design and engineering team in the development of new products. As the inventor of 3D TelePresence in the 1990’s, he has a number of granted and pending US and international patents. Duffie graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a fifth year of study on their European Honors Program in 1969 and founded his first multi-media company in 1973. In his career he has been awarded dozens of international awards of excellence and in 2009 was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in his region.

Jonathan Varrassi

Jonathan Varrassi

Director of Operations, TelePresence Tech

As Director of Operations for BP subsidiary TelePresence Tech, Jonathan is responsible for managing day-to-day production operations along with running the shipping/receiving docks, purchasing department, accounts department, and customer service department for TelePresence Tech. Previous to his role at TelePresence Tech, Jonathan served as an Operations/Receiving Manager for Office Depot.

John Edwards

John Edwards

Director of Technology, TelePresence Tech

John Edwards, Director of Technology for BP subsidiary TelePresence Tech, is responsible for the technical direction of the OmniSeries and other related telepresence display products of BP.  This includes development of new and optimized hardware engines for video and collaboration solutions and software integration for network and cloud systems. John served as the Technology Buyer for The University of Kansas, and IT data and product management for Bernstein-Rein. During Blockbuster Entertainment’s boom years, John worked as an IT Manager and Database Administrator, growing their technology infrastructure from 6 to 1200 US retail locations