SMS Assist Chief Product Officer Alex Rothman to Launch Theron Technology Solutions, LLC to Operationalize and Accelerate High-growth CompaniesMedia Contact
Allison Bishop, Edelman
Theron Technology Solutions, LLC will provide a unified team offering sector-specific strategy and tech infrastructure expertise to audit, prescribe, build and maintain tailored enterprise technology to identify, interpret and implement efficiencies that propel business forward
Chicago, Dec. 5, 2017 – Alex Rothman, a board member of SMS Assist, an end-to-end solution for property management, announced today he departed from his role as SMS Assist’s chief product officer and will launch Theron Technology Solutions, LLC. Theron Technology Solutions will provide end-to-end strategy and technology expertise to identify, interpret and implement efficiencies that propel business forward. He will remain an SMS Assist board member and stakeholder.
At Theron Technology Solutions, Rothman will serve as founder and CEO, employing his nearly decade- long experience at SMS Assist leading transformative, scalable and data-driven front- and back-end enterprise solutions to optimize the business. His leadership of the SMS Assist development team earned Rothman the 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award, which recognizes achievement in digital initiatives driving customer engagement, higher sales conversions and new products, as well as revenue and profit growth. In addition, he brings expertise in helping grow SMS Assist into a leading cloud-based property management platform, contributing to its recognition the past two years as one of Forbes World’s Best 100 Cloud Companies, ranked No. 33 this year, and a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recipient for three consecutive years.
“Alex brings a unique combination of technical expertise and product development as well as a grasp of the necessary agility in scaling a high-growth company,” said Tao Huang, former Morningstar COO/CTO, a top global provider of investment research and an SMS Assist board member since 2011. “He is solutions-oriented, an innovative leader and was pivotal in SMS Assist’s growth.”
Theron Technology Solutions: business for accelerating businesses
While conventional consultants focus on transactional agreements and pre-selected preferred vendors, Theron Technology Solutions will partner with high-growth companies to identify pain points and opportunities, as well as develop and maintain purpose-built tools to address each businesses’ distinct needs.
“The challenge for many high-growth businesses is that they require enterprise technology to enable expansion, but out-of-box solutions often don’t meet their distinct needs,” said Peter Lehman, co- founder and partner of Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. and stakeholder in SMS Assist since 2010. “Alex’s experience in creating enterprise solutions to support SMS Assist customers will deliver value to high-growth clients across new sectors.”
Theron Technology Solutions will support high-growth U.S. companies in the commercial and technology sectors in addition to serving the portfolio companies of private equity firms. With the capability to build from scratch or bolt-on to existing infrastructure, Theron Technology Solutions will offer a flexible, platform-agnostic approach to creating distinct CRM, CMS and DAM solutions, as well as capabilities for website and mobile app development.
“I’m extremely proud of the achievements of SMS Assist, including the development of tools that provide cost, quality and control for its customers,” said Rothman. “SMS Assist is well poised to continue its trajectory as a top company in its market.”
Theron Technology Solutions expects to begin supporting clients from its Chicago headquarters in early 2018.
Interested customers, talent and partners can learn more by visiting www.TheronTS.com.
About Alex Rothman
Alex Rothman is the founder and CEO of Theron Technology Solutions, which deploys a unified team to provide sector-specific strategy and tech infrastructure expertise to audit, prescribe, build and maintain tailored enterprise technologies to, identify, interpret and implement efficiencies that propel business forward.
He was formerly chief product officer for SMS Assist, helping it grow into a leading cloud-based property management platform. Rothman founded the technology teams at SMS Assist, delivering innovative solutions for enterprise property management. During his decade as chief product officer, he leveraged new technologies to deliver transparency, cost-value and control for customers. In his role at SMS Assist he oversaw more than 1.7 million hours of technology development and oversight generating business solutions for more than 20,000 certified affiliate contractors representing an estimated 500,000 technicians across 45 service lines in six industries at greater than 140,000 client locations.
His ingenuity and leadership helped SMS Assist earn recognition for being in the Built in Chicago’s list of Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago in both 2015 and 2016, and Alex is among the 2017 Digital Edge 50 award winners. SMS Assist was also recognized with the Moxie Award for Best Enterprise Web Company in 2015 and the Chicago Innovation Award for Technology in 2012.
Rothman graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in both Finance and Entrepreneurship. In addition to his role at Theron Technology Solutions, he is managing partner of Discidium Venture Partners, Private Equity focused on high growth companies disrupting markets, and remains an SMS Assist board member and stakeholder.