Company Overview

At Basic6, we understand that deployment and control of connected devices has to be data driven, scalable and secure. This is why we provide solutions that easily, securely and inexpensively connect devices to the cloud, from anywhere in the world, enabling enterprise scale installations that deliver real-time data and reliability.  Named ‘Best Startup’ at Interop 2014 and one of the amazing advances in cloud technology by CIO Magazine, Basic6’s connected network and remote management platform is able to scale to millions of devices and locations spanning a wide array of technologies.  

Security — Basic6 delivers a highly scalable bi-directional cloud-to endpoint communication platform. All traffic is encrypted, cloud entry points are secured and redundant servers located in separate data centers provide a high degree of reliability. 

Actionable Data — Real time data is easily consumed and displayed in an integrated fashion by a customer’s existing reporting infrastructure for immediate remediation – Customizable data components include an analytics engine, reports, dashboard, heat maps.

White Labeling  — Our customers gain immediate, fully scalable IoT capabilities, thereby gaining an immediate strategic advantage over their competition.

Smart Lighting  — Complete end-to-end solution using LED lighting and our cloud connected mesh technology to turn existing LED lighting installations into smart lighting networks. Control lights individually or in groups, and add sensors and other devices to enhance energy efficiency and increase information flow.

Edward Samson, Founder and CEO

Edward is a seasoned CEO with a strong portfolio of success leading the strategic development of technology innovation. With 25 years of experience building successful businesses in technology, he believes in the power of a strong team with a common, shared belief in producing excellence. 


Magnus Wennemyr, Chief Technology Officer

Magnus’ twenty-plus year career in software design, infrastructure management, and enterprise software solutions at Aperture Technologies, Emerson Network Power, and Basic6 have cemented his knowledge that software can be both visionary and grounded. Perfection is a founding tenet of Magnus’ team’s design philosophy. 

Srini R. Murthy, Vice President of Engineering

Srini has 20+ years of distinguished & progressive career demonstrating full life-cycle design and development of scalable, distributed enterprise applications using state-of-the-art technologies. He has been associated with multiple startups in the United States and has first-hand experience developing enterprise products and building professional teams. He holds a ME in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, and is a Trustee of the Arivu Foundation (an NGO which supports education and health for the poor).

Deirdre Moore   Controller

Deirdre Moore


Patrick Fremont   Quality Assurance

Patrick Fremont

Quality Assurance

Victor Ansart   Hardware Engineer

Victor Ansart

Hardware Engineer

Kyle Lawlor   System Administrator

Kyle Lawlor

System Administrator

Gary Moore   Software Engineer

Gary Moore

Software Engineer

Shelly Altman   Software Engineer

Shelly Altman

Software Engineer

John Ash   Product Developer

John Ash

Product Developer

John Stein   Electrical Engineer

John Stein

Electrical Engineer

Tony Tonchev   Android Developer

Tony Tonchev

Android Developer

Tom Welsh   iOS Developer

Tom Welsh

iOS Developer

Annie Celander   Graphic Designer

Annie Celander

Graphic Designer


Board of Directors:

Jean-Baptiste (JB) Leonelli

JB is a co-founder of Temboo, a cloud technology company widely considered as a leading innovator in allowing developers to program in the cloud. Prior to Temboo, JB founded Tradinglinx, a company using the Internet to facilitate trading. Earlier in his career, JB led a team of traders actively managing portfolios in Paris for high net worth clients. JB has completed studies for a PHD in Economics, pending his dissertation, with interests ranging from equity market microstructure to applied interest rate theory in central bank management.

Robert Samson

Robert currently works for Nikko Asset Management, making asset allocation decisions. Rob previously founded an Internet company in 1999 providing investment solutions to 401(k) participants. Rob met JB in 2009, a relationship that began with helping to position Temboo that has since evolved to include various business opportunities including Basic6. Early in his career, Rob worked for Ernst & Young first as a tax and estate planner then shifting to investment management. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a JD from the Dickinson School of Law.

Harold Stowe

Harold has been engaged over the last 30+ years in managing assets for family groups both through senior management roles in family businesses and through managing investment assets for those families in a wide variety of public and private securities. Additionally, he has served, and continues to serve on numerous boards for both public and private companies, including past service as Lead Director for a New York Stock Exchange Company, as well as Audit Committee Chair for that company and a second NYSE listed Company. Mr. Stowe has a BS degree in Commerce from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael Witte

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Michael Monier, Founding Board Member

(May 22, 1940—March 9, 2016)

Michael Monier was involved for the past 50 years in advising, organizing and financing start-up ventures in a wide array of industries, with particular success in real estate, cable television and venture capital. He began his career with Citigroup and US Trust Company, managing assets for high net worth clients and holds a BS degree in Commerce from Washington and Lee University where he also served on the Board of Trustees for 9 years (2000-2009).

Our award-winning original product, b6DataCenter, provides single-console server management across operating systems from your desktop console without installing agents. Extending the reach of your administrators across operating systems and locations, b6DataCenter’s management supports virtualized environments, and is well suited to hyperconverged infrastructures and large-scale deployments.