The company was founded in 1999 by a group of PhD-level software architects and engineers from IBM’s research labs and universities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Sixth Sense Media’s next generation mobile marketing solutions support over 25 telecom operators processing billions of events for over 500 million subscribers worldwide including Swisscom, Vimpelcom, MTS, Etisalat, Zain, iDEA, Digi and Maxis.

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Sixth Sense Media has its corporate headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA with offices in Bucharest (EMEA) Kolkata (India) and Kuala Lumpur (S.E.Asia). For more information about Sixth Sense Media, please email marketing@sixthsensemedia.com

 

Office Locations

Registered Office
2711 Centerville Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19808
+1-919-484-2442

North America
4220 NC Highway 55, Suite 340
Durham, North Carolina, 27713, USA
+1-919-484-2442

7 Rosewood Lane, Suite 100
Denville, New Jersey, 07834 USA
+1-973-442-2999

 

Europe
Atlantis Business Center
5 Gheorghe Manu Street, 2th floor,
Bucharest, Romania
+40-72 451 5475

Asia
Kolkata – India

FMC Fortuna
4th Floor, Suite A13 & C2
234/3A A. J. C Bose Road
700 020, Kolkata, India
+91 (0)33 4006 3405

Kuala Lumpur -Malaysia
Level 28, PJ Exchange
No 16A Persiaran Barat,
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Kuala Lumpur
+6012-204-2140


Management Team

Thomas Thekkethala, CEO and President
Mr. Thekkethala has over twenty-five years of experience in financing and building enterprise software companies. He is a founding investor and board member at Sixth Sense Media where he oversees the company’s strategy and global operations. Prior to Sixth Sense Media, he was Founder and Managing General Partner at JT Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund where he led investments in Allegro (acquired by Cisco), Fidelia (acquired by NetScout) and Ibrix (acquired by HP). Mr. Thekkethala also co-founded telecom software companies SRG and CCSS, where he developed the product vision and market strategy, and led the companies to their successfully acquisitions. During his career, he has led teams that have developed software for leading telecom carriers around the world. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Information Management from Washington University, St. Louis.

 

Donald Stone, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
Donald Stone is the chief architect of Sixth Sense Media and has led development since company inception. Mr. Stone has over 18 years of experience in the design and implementation of large-scale and mission-critical software systems. His background includes real time systems, e-commerce systems, transaction processing systems and networking systems. Prior to joining Sixth Sense Media, Mr. Stone spent five years at IBM, most recently as the lead architect of the IBM WebSphere Payment Manager. Mr. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina.

 

Dallas Wrege, PhD, Vice President of Engineering
Dallas Wrege is a world-class system developer specializing in high-performance, large-scale, real-time software systems. Prior to joining Sixth Sense Media in 2000, Mr. Wrege spent several years at IBM where he was most recently the chief programmer and development lead for two releases of the WebSphere Payment Manager. His research area is multimedia networking, and his implementation expertise lies in e-commerce, transaction-processing and real-time systems. Mr. Wrege has a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.


Board

Jim Sanger, Chairman
Jim is Managing Partner and co-founder of Second Alpha Partners.  He is an author and frequent speaker on topics related to advanced technologies, business innovation and the evolution of venture capital investing. Jim has spent more than twenty years as a venture capitalist, secondary investor, corporate advisor and technology executive. He is Chairman of June Media and serves on the board of Terago Networks (TSX:TGO).Prior to Second Alpha, Jim was a General Partner at ABS Ventures, where he focused on investments that combined elements of traditional venture investing with secondary share purchases in growth companies. At ABS, Jim’s investments included Everbridge, Qualys (NASD:QLYS), Gomez (acquired by Compuware), Inxight Software (acquired by Business Objects/SAP),  AlphaBlox (acquired by IBM), Overtone (acquired by KANA)  and Intralinks (acquired in a syndicated buyout led by Rho Partners). Jim was also a senior member of the ABS team that structured the secondary purchases of several portfolios of venture assets from Deutsche Bank.Before ABS, Jim was a Managing Director in Deutsche Bank’s DB Capital Venture Partners and Corporate Investments organizations. He also served as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology Investment for Deutsche Bank’s London-based corporate venturing group. Previously, Jim held IT management positions at Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications). Jim’s blog can be found at infocapitalist.com. Jim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Thomas Thekkethala, CEO
Mr. Thekkethala has over twenty-five years of experience in financing and building enterprise software companies. He is a founding investor and board member at Sixth Sense Media where he oversees the company’s strategy and global operations. Prior to Sixth Sense Media, he was Founder and Managing General Partner at JT Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund where he led investments in Allegro (acquired by Cisco), Fidelia (acquired by NetScout) and Ibrix (acquired by HP). Mr. Thekkethala also co-founded telecom software companies SRG and CCSS, where he developed the product vision and market strategy, and led the companies to their successfully acquisitions. During his career, he has led teams that have developed software for leading telecom carriers around the world. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Information Management from Washington University, St. Louis.

 

Richard Brekka
Richard Brekka is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Second Alpha Partners. For more than twenty years, Richard has invested in growth-oriented tech companies,particularly software-as-a-service, mobile content, communication services and Internet opportunities. He currently serves on the boards of TouchCommerce, Sixth Sense Media, June Media and Appia Communications.Prior to founding Second Alpha, Richard was President, Managing Partner and founder of Dolphin Equity Partners, a New York-based venture firm. Between 1998 and 2010, Dolphin raised two funds and invested in nearly three dozen portfolio companies. At Dolphin, Richard managed investments in Gomez (acquired by Compuware, the acquisition represented one of the top ten largest exits in the venture industry during 2009), Mobile Armor (acquired by Trend Micro), Terago (TSX:TGO), Enpocket (acquired by Nokia) and Overtone (acquired by KANA)

 

David Dey
After a long career with IBM in the USA, France and the UK, David joined The Plessey Company and ran their Telecoms Division. In 1987 he joined the Board of British Telecom where he stayed for four years, leaving to set up Energis to compete with BT and Mercury. For the past eleven years David has chaired a number of start-up companies in Telecoms, Software and other industry sectors.

 

Adam Greene
Adam Greene is a Venture Partner at Second Alpha Partners. He has extensive experience as a VC, senior investment banker and corporate advisor. He currently serves on the board of Sportvision.Prior to his work at Second Alpha, Adam was a Venture Partner with Dolphin Equity Partners. At Dolphin, he served on the boards of several companies, including Gomez(acquired by Compuware) and SeaPass.As a banker and strategic advisor, Adam was Managing Partner and founder ofSalisbury Ventures, a boutique advisory firm specializing in media and communications transactions. Before Salisbury Ventures, Adam was Managing Director and Global Head of Telecommunications & Media for Wachovia Bank / Wachovia Securities. He was also Managing Director and Head of ABN AMRO‘s Telecommunications & Media practice in New York, and served as Group Vice President and Head of the Telecommunications and Media practice for the Asia Pacific region.Adam began his banking career at Citicorp. While at Citicorp, he held various investment banking positions in New York, London, Sydney and Atlanta.Adam holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt and a master’s from Yale. He is also a graduate of the Citicorp Institute for Global Finance.