Ted Kalmon, CEO and lead software engineer. Ted has experience in both the software industry and in the golf industry. He has been a software developer and systems engineer in the computer industry for over 20 years, including five years with the WordPerfect Corporation helping it mature its email offering, GroupWise, into one of the leading email architectures. He also consulted for several large New York City law firms in matters relating to email maintenance, architecture and software programming.
In the golf world, Ted is a Golf Rules Official who is a former member of the Rules Committee of the Southern California Section of the PGA.
This combined experience means that Tournament Expert software is created with the golf professional in mind. Ted helps the development staff create user interfaces that are easy to understand and use. He also makes sure that our software includes the features desired by golf tournament directors.
Mike Thiel, Sales & Marketing. Mike is a Class A PGA Professional since 1991 and a graduate of the PGM program at Ferris State University. He was formerly the Head Golf Professional at the Salem Golf Club in Salem, Ohio. Before that Mike was an Assistant Professional at clubs in Cleveland, Chicago, and South Florida. We are pleased to have Mike working with us and are glad that we are able to utilize his golf experience and his passion in sales and communications. His background enables him to relate to other golf professionals and show how our product makes their lives easier while enhancing the overall image of their golf operation.
Roger Rockefeller, Director of Tech Support. Roger has been a member of the PGA since 1977 with almost 34 years experience as a Head Golf Professional at high end private clubs. He has organized and run countless tournaments. He has been using Tournament Expert Software since 2003 and on the Tech Support Team since 2017. Currently a PGA Life Member, Roger was also a SCPGA Rules Official working on occasion with Ted Kalmon. Roger is married to his wife Lisa since 1981 and together they have two daughters, Haley & Natalie.
Kyle Marshall, Tech support. Kyle started with Tournament Expert soon after it began. He left for a few years to hone his skills as a golf course superintendent and he is now a Regional Superintendent for American Golf where he manages 6 golf courses in Southern California. We are lucky to have him available to us as our off-hours tech support for he knows our software well.
Megan McDonald Brantley, Tech Support. Megan was born and raised in Mobile, AL. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and a Minor in Art History from University of South Alabama while working in the pro shop at The Country Club of Mobile. She used her awesome computer talent to quickly learn Tournament Expert while creating tournaments in the pro shop. Her love of challenges, infectious enthusiasm and desire to help others make her an excellent addition to our tech staff.
Topaz Kalmon, Office Manager, Graphics. Topaz comes to us from the apparel industry where she is a clothing designer and director of new product development. She specializes in denim jackets and jeans which she learned about during her tenure at Levi Strauss and Co. Her management skills and marketing insight are very helpful. On the golf course, she routinely takes money from other members of the staff.
Tournament Expert is pleased to have several head professionals and owners of businesses agree to be on our advisory board. These individuals help Tournament Expert define new features, test beta software and provide guidance and strategy.
Kevin D. Hughes, Esq.
Tisdale & Nicholson, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Hovik M. Khaloian, CPA