The TVEyes Team


Founder and Chief Executive Officer

David J. Ives is the founder and CEO of TVEyes. For more than 30 years, Mr. Ives has focused on the development and monetization of custom databases and special-purpose software. He and a team of highly skilled developers designed and built the core technologies underpinning TVEyes, which when launched in 1999, was the first broadcast search engine and monitoring system.

Before founding TVEyes, he owned Victory Systems Associates Inc., which provided software design, engineering and custom database development for industries including barter, textiles, hotel property management and broadcast media monitoring (building the foundation that would later become the TVEyes service). Earlier, Mr. Ives worked at Alexander and Alexander, Inc. and the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in software development roles.

Mr. Ives has four patents granted: Three relating to the extraction of social media tags and handles from broadcast television and video; and, a system that presents contextually relevant advertisements based on words spoken in a video or audio segment being played via the Internet. He holds a B.A. in Information Science from Fordham University.

Chief Operating Officer

Dan’s mission is to help TVEyes grow by driving product management, strategic partnerships and global expansion. His background includes business model innovation and revenue growth at Cablevision Systems Corp., consulting to media and communications companies on subscription business models and investment banking at UBS and Chemical Bank. Dan holds a M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Chief Technology Officer

David Seltzer joined TVEyes in 2003. Mr. Seltzer develops user-facing products to serve TVEyes’ customers and partners. He is responsible for creating TVEyes’ unique spoken word search capabilities. Additionally, Mr. Seltzer is responsible for developing infrastructure projects to improve communications between TVEyes’ remote monitoring facilities. Before coming to TVEyes, he worked as a software consultant for Nestle Waters of North America, designing in-house network management software. Prior to that Mr. Seltzer wrote content replication software for streaming startup Microcast Inc. Mr. Seltzer has a B.S. in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Chief Data Scientist

James Hayter has been with TVEyes since its inception, helping to conceive the core technology and create the software. Mr. Hayter explores emerging technologies, conducts testing and analysis, and modifies the existing TVEyes system to expand its capabilities and improve overall performance. In addition, he is an expert in voice recognition technologies and creates applications implementing speech-to-text and phonetics to solve a range of industry needs. Before joining TVEyes, Mr. Hayter joined Victory Systems Inc. in February 1993 as a software developer. At Victory Systems, he focused primarily on designing and deploying the world’s first automated hotel check-in and check-out system — both hardware and software. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University.

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