iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, Inc. provides a free service that automatically uploads photos and video taken on a wireless smartphone to a user’s personal, online gallery hosted by the company. Users can store, edit, organize, publicize, share, and print their photos using the familiar functions of web-based services. Images on the device that were taken and stored prior to installing iTookThisOnMyPhone can be easily and quickly uploaded. Founded in 2007 and based in Cincinnati, iTookThisOnMyPhone.com has a rapidly growing community of users in more than 80 countries.
iTookThisOnMyPhone.com solves several problems encountered by a vast number of users—how to make their smartphone photos available to friends and family and how to ensure their photos are not lost.
iTookThisOnMyPhone’s management team has an extensive background in information technology projects that identified and realized new and unique market opportunities. The group has worked together on past projects growing early-stage technology companies including MobileVoiceControl, Inc., a developer of high-end speech recognition software for mobile devices. MobileVoiceControl was sold to Nuance Communications, Inc. in 2006.
Stephen Burns – Founder and CEO
Mr. Burns is a Co-Founder and equity investor in iTookThisOnMyPhone and serves as the Company’s CEO. He had founded several companies, most recently Advanced Mechanical Products (AMP), a company that converts cars to run on electric power with zero emissions, MobileVoiceControl, Inc. a developer of high-end speech recognition software for smartphones sold to Nuance Communications, Inc. in 2006, AskMeNow [OTCC:AKMN] a mobile search and information delivery system sold to Ocean West Holdings in 2005, PocketScript, the leading mobile electronic prescription system in the world which was sold to ZixCorp[NASDAQ:ZIXI] in 2002, Over The Line/AdLink, sold to Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE:GCI) in 1994.
Mickey Kowitz – Founder and Investor
Mr. Kowitz, is a Co-Founder and investor in iTookThisOnMyPhone.com, Inc. and serves as the company’s CTO. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Kowitz was the CTO and co-founder of MobileVoiceControl, Inc. and is an expert in cellular and embedded system controls and communications. Prior to founding MobileVoiceControl, Mr. Kowitz was the CTO of ZixCorp, a publicly-held IT healthcare and secure communications company. Before joining ZixCorp, Mr. Kowitz was Director/Software Development at Gannett Media Technologies International in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Kowitz has served as a director on several boards and advisory committees including the Electronic Medical Records Institute. Mr. Kowitz is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Zito – Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Zito recently left Nuance Communications, Inc., the acquirer of MobileVoiceControl, Inc. which he helped launch. He is the former President/CEO of Gannett Media Technologies International in Cincinnati ,OH and former Vice-President/General Manager of Software Consulting Services. Mr. Zito holds a B.A. in American History from Bloomsburg (PA) University and an MBA from Lehigh University both in Pennsylvania.
Thaddeus Bort, Jr – Senior Systems Engineer
Mr. Bort brings technology experience over the past 10 years developing highly available and scalable applications in web, handheld and other software environments. He has developed technologies at PocketScript, AskMeNow, Sitel, and MobileVoiceControl among other organizations.
Albert Bloomfield – Systems Engineer
Joseph Lukens – Board Member
Mr. Lukens is a Founder and President of Neace Lukens, an insurance company located in Cincinnati, OH, where he has worked since 1991. His introduction to the insurance industry was as an underwriter for a local insurance company. He has been the driving force in the expansion of the Neace organization and has been instrumental in the development of specialty programs for the healthcare industry.
Gerald Wolken – Board Member
Mr. Wolken has extensive experience running private and publicly-held companies as an officer and director. He’s the former President of the SuperX Drug Store Chain and has been on the Board of Directors for Comair Airlines and Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.