Infofree.com™ is a cloud-based software-as-a-Service (SaaS) system that helps businesses grow their sales. With Infofree.com’s system, you get unlimited sales leads, a free CRM, its proprietary clonelytics software and a mobile applications with mapping features. Infofree.com’s triple-verified databases include 14 million businesses and 240 million consumers. Reach new homeowners, new movers, newlyweds, new businesses and much more.
Infofree.com was started in Omaha, NE in 2011. Our team has experience in creating databases and SaaS sales lead management software and helping sales people & business owners. Our team is dedicated to building the best product, delivering the best customer service and doing everything in our power to help our users find the right prospects to grow their sales.
Meet Our Team
Founder / CEO
Vin Gupta is our founder and CEO. He has started a multitude of companies. Vin recognized the importance of information and database management very early on. Vin helps small businesses build their marketing efforts, and offers quality information and databases to help entrepreneurs like himself grow their sales. For more information about Vin’s present activities, visit www.vingupta.com.
President / COO
Bob Smith is our President and CTO. Bob is responsible for all of the day-to-day product operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. Prior to joining the team, Bob worked on government research for the department of defense, on projects ranging from ballistic missile detection to weather effects on satellites to intelligent target recognition.
VP of Advertising
Michael Scott graduated from the University of Nebraska with degree in Advertising/Marketing. He is a highly motivated and results-driven senior-level professional with 25 years experience in traditional and interactive marketing. His specialties include: Marketing Communication, Creative Direction, Direct Marketing, Database Marketing, Events & Tradeshows, Brand Development & Positioning, Print Production, Media Buying/Placement and Vendor Negotiations. He’s married, has two sons, and loves to golf and landscape.
Senior Software Engineer
Kevin Shallenberger is a veteran software engineer responsible for new feature development, team collaboration and daily product operation. Before joining Infofree.com, Kevin created products for the Department of Defense for over 10 years focusing on battle space awareness, target recognition and tracking, camera integration and UAV search patterns. Kevin stays on top of technology and continues to build products in and out of work.
Director of Sales
Layth Al-Turk is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and has been on our team for 3 years. As the Director of Sales, he is responsible for identifying and partnering with Enterprise clients. He has a passion for helping his customers grow their businesses and make more money. Outside of work, he is an avid sports fan, enjoys gardening, and is having the time of his life being a “dada” to his 1 year old daughter.
Chris has been in management accounting for 32 years including stints with Fortune 500 companies – Bemis Company, Greeenbrier Rail Services, and National Refrigeration Services (div of Ingersol Rand). He brings accounting experience in manufacturing, services, financial/real estate and public accounting to InfoFree. Chris is married and has 2 children who are involved with many sporting activities.
Paolo Dapo is passionate about affiliate marketing and digital advertising. Prior to joining the team, he studied Business Administration and Management at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While there, he worked as a freelance CPC specialist and created his own affiliate marketing websites. He is responsible for managing advertising campaigns, social media, SEM, and web analytics.
UI Design & Email Marketing
Russell Johnson worked as a designer since 1997. He is responsible for email campaigns, UI-web design, creating and editing video tutorials & testimonials. He has a passion for creating and developing imagery of various types. In his free time he enjoys illustration, alpine skiing, boating and spending time with his family.
Anup Khanal graduated from University of Nebraska, Omaha with a M.S. degree in Management Information System. He is a full stack developer working both on the front-end and back-end side of our application. In his free time, he works on his side projects building applications and enjoys doing DIY projects. You can visit his website, www.anupkhanal.info, to learn more about him.
Prajol Shakya is a software developer. He started with the company as an intern and has been with the company for over 3 years. He has a M.S. in Management Information System from University of Nebraska Omaha. He is an end to end developer and also has experience in project management. In his free time, he likes to travel and gain new experiences.
Ryan Carlson has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is a full stack developer specialized in building, testing and maintaining REST services in Java. He enjoys tuning/modifying his car, and biking on the trails near his home in Omaha.
LuAnn Radford has over 25 years of experience in product development, customer support, and issue management. She has an Associate of Applied Science Degree. She enjoys talking with customers and is committed to providing a great customer experience. She enjoys new technology, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family.
Amber Hill has over 10 years of experience in customer service. She is committed to consistently providing excellent customer service. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and painting. She is also a cat lover.
Small to Medium Businesses
Brandon Paeper has been with Infofree.com since May of 2016. He is committed to consistently providing excellent service sharing his expertise in the product. Brandon is best known for his leading role in the movie, "Rudy"... Just kidding he just looks very much like Sean Astin. Brandon spends a majority of his free time riding his bike down the Papio Trail located here in Omaha, NE. He strives hard to reach his fitness goals where he believes in a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Small to Medium Businesses
April Diaz is has been with Infofree.com since February of 2016. She is committed to consistently providing excellent service sharing her expertise in the product. She's happy to answer any questions you may have and help you with the signup process if you need it. April loves her family of boys, going out for sushi and collecting antiques.
30 years of database marketing sales/solutions experience. Specialize in consultative solution selling consisting of extensive discovery sessions with my prospects/clients to identify ways to increase new customer acquisition performance results and improve overall marketing effectiveness and efficiencies. I always enjoy going through this process with my prospects/ clients to develop high quality, cost-effective B2B and B2C “data driven” marketing strategies/programs that generate a solid ROI.
Chris Scott is a tenured sales rep with over 20 years of experience. He has spent substantial time within both the tech and advertising arenas. He offers a consultative approach when developing effective solutions enabling his clients to reach their goals. Well versed with the B2B & B2C data needs of sales, marketing and data insights divisions with both start-ups and large enterprise organizations. When not at work, Chris likes to be involved with his kids music and sports organizations. He is also a big automotive and motorcycle enthusiast.
Richelle Netzer received her MBA with an emphasis on Economics from the University of South Dakota and has been in the online payments and finance industry for the last 10 years working at Visa, PayPal and Bank of the West. During that time, she held various roles and responsibilities including: sales, relationship management, manager, fraud, data compilation & analyst. She specializes in enterprise and licensing partnerships, focusing on exceptional results, the best data, and maintaining trusted partnerships. Her spare time is spent with her three year old son playing a ton of sports and reading books.
Vin Gupta – CEO / Founder
Bob Smith – President/CTO, Co-Founder
Vin Gupta – Founder
Vin was born and raised in the village of Rampur Manhyaran, one-hundred miles north of New Delhi. He spent his childhood without electricity or running water, and studied in a village school. After high school, he was admitted to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1962.
For the next five years, Vin pursued topics in Agricultural Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, building a solid foundation for his future educational and professional pursuits. After graduating from IIT Kharagpur in May 1967 with a Bachelor of Technology, he came to the United States with $58 in his pocket and settled in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a dual Master’s candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from August 1968 through May 1971, Vin devoted his time and energy to studies in engineering and business management. Earning his Master of Science in Engineering in 1969 and Master of Business Administration in 1971, Vin soon launched his career as a Marketing Research Manager at the Commodore Corporation in Omaha.
During his time with the Commodore Corporation, a mobile home manufacturer, Vin recognized the importance of information and database management. He then started his own business – first named Business Research Services, and then changed to American Business Information – with $100 that he borrowed. He ordered all the yellow pages in the nation, and compiled his first list for mobile home dealers. For the next 13 years, Vin and his associates compiled and categorized the entirety of the United States Yellow Pages directories, with substantial demand from small-business customers. Upon its IPO in 1993, American Business Lists underwent many changes in the ensuing years.
In 1996, President Bill Clinton nominated Vin as Counsel General to Bermuda. When confirmed, Vin was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to Fiji. Due to his commitment to his company, he decided to withdraw his nomination.
In August 2008, Vin retired from his post as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of his prominent database marketing company, leaving behind his legacy of hands-on leadership and measurable performance.
Since then, Vin has returned to his entrepreneurial roots to found Infofree.com. Vin continues to help small businesses build their marketing efforts, and offers quality information and databases to help entrepreneurs like himself grow their sales. For more information about Vin’s present activities, visit www.vingupta.com
As the Chief Technology Officer, Bob is responsible for all of the day-to-day product operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy.
He joined the company early in 2011 to take ownership of the technology from off-shore development, and has built the foundation, as well as the structure, which makes the products what they are today. Prior to joining the team, Bob worked on government research for the Department of Defense on projects ranging from ballistic missile detection to weather effects on satellites to intelligent target recognition.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Missouri Western State University and a master’s degree in computer science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as the University of Missouri – Rolla).
Michael Scott – VP of Advertising
Michael Scott joined Infofree.com in 2010, bringing over 25 years of marketing experience with him. While he’s a creative director at heart, Michael has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to develop a well-rounded skill set that includes branding and awareness, media buying and planning, and creative layout and design. Prior to joining Infofree.com, Michael was a part of a prominent marketing database company for 17 years as Director of Creative Solutions.
Layth Al-Turk – Director of Sales
- Kevin Shallenberger – Senior Software Engineer
- Prajol Shakya- Software Engineer
- Anup Khanal – Software Engineer
- Ryan Carlson – Software Engineer
- Dave Johnson – Business Development
- Paolo Dapo – Digital Marketing Strategist
- Vanessa Kleider – Customer Service
- LuAnn Radford – Customer Service
- Michael Cox – Sales Executive
- Steve Gottschalk – Sales Executive
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