bluesalve partners are ready to support and inspire you.

Our partners have decades of C-suite experience across multiple disciplines. We elevate you through our deep experience in strategy and general management, business development, sales, marketing, product development and operations. We have a network of associates at all levels and accept clients as individuals or as a team. Whether you are startup, growth, mature, or turnaround, bluesalve partners and our senior consultants can tailor the team to suit your requirements.

Senior Partners


Avi Rosenthal

Avi has held leadership roles throughout the IoT industry, including Nortek, Legrand, Evolve and Superna. His unique industry experience and knowledge has helped both startups and established companies leverage the IoT revolution. Through deep connections with manufacturers, dealers and retailers, he has the insights and resources needed to develop, manufacture and market products and services for the IoT Industry.

Lew Brown

Lew offers a wealth of executive experience as a CEO, COO, President, VP of Business Development and VP of Sales & Marketing throughout the consumer technology sectors, with extensive expertise in IoT products and services. A consummate deal maker, team builder, leader, strategist and implementer, he excels in bringing new products and services to market for turnaround, startup and growth companies.
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David Kaplan

A seasoned professional consulting business builder focused on the consumer electronics industries, David was the recipient of the 2019 CTA TechHome Leadership Award. His work at the executive level has involved the complete commercial cycles of the high technology industry with a focus on audio technology and channels including expertise in purchasing, merchandising, and new product introduction.



Dan Quigley

Dan Quigley is a consultant, board advisor, thought leader and veteran engineering executive in the high tech industry. He loves working at the leading edge of technology and excels at translating ideas into products and solutions.

Bill Scheffler

Bill is a highly connected, customer-centric solution finder and opportunity maker with a 30+ year history of building and nurturing partnerships that have opened new multimillion-dollar revenue streams for technology companies and their customers in the smart home space.

Senior Consultants

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Mary Miller

From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Mary has led global marketing efforts for major consumer brands such as Sega, Disney and Hasbro Interactive. Her career has included leadership roles at retail, agency and manufacturing. Her holistic approach to creating growth solutions for products and IoT technologies has successfully driven maximum results from scarce resources.

Colin Burke McClure

Colin is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry. He previously built and sold a successful web services company, in addition to holding senior leadership roles with Monster Cable, Niveus Media, Atlona, and MiOS. He delivers a comprehensive product, marketing, and strategic expertise that spans the full gamut of the CE, IoT, and SaaS spaces.

Ryan Tykwinski

Ryan’s passion and experience focuses on bringing new technology categories, with their products and services, to the consumer market. As a former Senior Merchant and Director of Strategy & Technology for Best Buy, and as a consultant with Sprosty Network, Ryan has led and been responsible for assessing, identifying, launching and managing hundreds of significant new technology categories and products.

Rich Bira

Rich is driven professionally and personally by the vision of how technology can improve people’s lives in their homes. A prior VP of Innovation & Research at Delos and Managing Director of Fibaro Home Intelligence, Rich offers exceptional expertise at the intersection of smart homes, real estate and proptech, and keen understanding of the connected home markets from multiple stakeholder perspectives.
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Chris Palmisano

Intellectual Property and Business Strategy Adviser, Registered Patent Attorney. Chris helps clients identify and secure intellectual property rights using patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Chris helps strategically navigate competitors' rights through freedom-to-operate analyses, and leads diligence activities for acquisition, sale, and fundraising.

Fred Yando

Fred is a proven leader in the consumer electronics business with exceptional creative acumen and vast P&L experience. He specializes in organizing start-ups with the foundational skills that assure success. Fred helps technology companies accelerate revenue generation through market assessments, streamlined product development and tools to validate the best opportunities for sales growth.

Valerie Clark

An executive level risk and human resources expert, Val has held top level positions for mid-size and large companies in a variety of industries focusing on compliance, crisis management, employee relations and insurance. Her focus is always on company continuity and best practices plus navigating compliance, employee health and safety, and environmental awareness.