Founder and Chief Operating Officer
See “Our Story” for Steven’s biography.
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew has been CEO of Towel Tracker since 2014. He spent the previous decade working as a Management Consultant Principal with A.T. Kearney Global Management consulting firm, where he specialized in financial and operational transformation consulting across the travel, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace industries. While at A.T. Kearney, he helped several iconic companies restructure pricing, reduce supply chain and general/administrative costs, and clarify the costs involved in serving different customer segments.
Matthew previously worked for General Motors, where he administered GM’s $8 billion annual capital budget. He also worked abroad in Shanghai GM’s Treasury department, where he developed funding requirements and business plans to expand GM’s footprint in Asia. Prior to these positions, Matthew worked as a Process Control Manager and Reliability Engineer at the Saturn automotive assembly plant in Wilmington, Delaware.
Matthew earned a masters degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Graduate School of Business, as well as a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). Matthew is also on the Royal Aloha Vacation Club’s Board of Directors. He and his wife Renee have five children, and in his free time, Matt enjoys traveling, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his family.
Vice President of Development
Daryle is an accomplished entrepreneur who came to Towel Tracker from Maryland-based Best Lockers. As President of Best Lockers, Daryle co-invented and successfully commercialized GoPod, a high tech personal storage locker that was introduced in 2007. Since then, over 100,000 GoPods have been installed at water parks, ski resorts, and theme parks throughout the country, including the top ten amusement parks in the United States. In addition, GoPod was named “Innovation of the Year” by the World Waterpark Association in 2010. Daryle later oversaw and managed the acquisition of Best Lockers by Safemark Systems, the leading manufacturer of guest room safes for the hospitality and healthcare industries.
Prior to his work at Best Lockers, Daryle was President of Hof Laundry Systems, a leading provider of coin-and card-operated laundry equipment to multi-family housing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Daryle and his wife Beth are also co-founders and board members of Most Valuable Kids (MVK), a non-profit organization that distributes unused tickets for college and pro sports events to children from low-income households, injured soldiers, active members of the military, and their families. Daryle is very active in several other charities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area as well.
Daryle holds a bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and he and his wife Beth have four children. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, playing tennis and basketball, and spending every spare minute with his children.
Supply Chain Lead
Since joining Towel Tracker in 2009, John has sourced and developed supply chain capabilities and formed partnerships with contract manufacturers, to create an operations system capable of manufacturing and deploying large volumes of Towel Trackers at high levels of quality. He also led a product design team that used concurrent engineering and Design for Six Sigma tools to streamline the commercial manufacturing of Towel Tracker units.
John previously worked for Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories’ Hospital Products division, which was spun off into a company called Hospira. At Abbott/Hospira, John supervised two departments that serviced all production equipment for two business units, and managed a $7.4 million operating budget. He also led numerous initiatives that used Lean/Six Sigma methodology to improve product quality and productivity at manufacturing plants around the country. These initiatives saved Abbott/Hospira over $40 million and earned him a company Chairman’s Award. John has also worked as a development engineer and production supervisor at Abbott/Hospira, as well as a compliance and quality consultant to several leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies in numerous states.
John holds a bachelors degree in Chemistry from Grand Valley State University, is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and has Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He and his wife Marlene have five children, and in his free time, John is a hard core griller (charcoal, not propane) who enjoys watching The Simpsons, browsing the shelves at Barnes & Noble, and gardening with his kids.