About Us

Mining, organizing and providing access to IP data since 2007.

Our Mission

Finding useful IP information in the public domain is difficult. Not only is it scattered and unorganized, there is no obligation for companies to disclose their IP assets or strategies in their entirety. At ktMINE, we seek to remedy this problem by mining data, organizing it, connecting it and providing hands on access to hard working professionals such as yourself. On top of that, our talented team has created innovative ways to link data sets, revealing previously unseen connections. Don’t take our word for it. We’d love to chat with you, and we’d definitely love showing off what we work so hard to create.

Beginnings

Our story begins with ktMINE’s founders, a group of economists working day in and out on court cases related to intellectual property valuations. The need for a fast, all inclusive solution was integral to their success, yet available products just weren’t meeting their needs. To remedy the problem we began creating a database of license agreements and royalty rates. We soon found the combination of human talent and organized, accessible data created a winning equation. This did not go unnoticed, and soon we were being approached by competitors about licensing our database. The rest, as they say, is history. With transparency in mind, we have since expanded our data sets to provide professionals around the world a broader range of intelligence.


David R. Jarczyk, CLP
President & CEO

Pizza addict

Our fearless leader, David has lovingly nurtured ktMINE from idea to conception and beyond. With expertise in transfer pricing services, intellectual property valuations, and competitive intelligence analysis, David has been paramount to the success of the company. Under his leadership, ktMINE has grown from a royalty rate database provider, to the all-encompassing IP databases provider it is today. Did we mention he’s been named to the IAM 300 for the past 3 years?

Credentials: MBA and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from DePaul University

L. Michael Taylor
Chief Technology Officer

Ruined the ending of Breaking Bad season 3 for the entire team while coming up with this fact

The ‘Father’ of ktMINE technology, Mike custom-built the application infrastructure and data mining engine that powers all ktMINE products. As the leader of all technology and development initiatives, Mike oversees everything from back office integration to web application architecture and development. Having previously founded his own company, 83 Systems, Mike has ample experience developing and designing enterprise scale applications.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from DePaul University

Christopher Teglia, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer

Once lived in a known hide-out for Al Capone

Our finance guru, Chris came to ktMINE from Ceteris, having played a pivotal role in executing the growth strategy that ultimately led to the successful sale of the company in 2012. Chris brings his magic touch to ktMINE, managing our general and administrative operations, advising on all strategic decisions, and helping build the infrastructure of the firm. Finance, accounting, human resources? Chris is your man.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University

Jeffrey M. Cozzo, CPVA
Managing Director, Business Development

Once lived in a known hide-out for ktMINE CFO Christopher Teglia

Strategy, thy name is Jeffrey. Responsible for business development, managing strategic partnerships, enhancing customer relationships and bringing new products to market, Jeffrey plays an integral part in the success of the firm. Jeffrey’s previous experience includes transfer pricing consulting, and tangible, intangible, and services analyses for multinational companies. Impressive.

Credentials: MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Eastern Illinois University

John F. Kennedy
Director of Business Development

Attended Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday party

Heading up our East Coast operations, John came to ktMINE with more than 14 years of experience expertly fulfilling the strategic information needs of government tax authorities and intelligence agencies, as well as developing custom business data portfolios for Fortune 500 corporations. With an uncanny ability to assess your needs, John ensures you have the data you need to not only accomplish, but excel in your intellectual property duties. Plus his name is JFK and that’s fun.

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College

Kristen M. Finnegan
Marketing Coordinator

Related to Davy Crockett, the “King of the Wild Frontier”

With a background in political fundraising and event planning, Kristen has the goods to craft relevant and savvy branding messages. As marketing coordinator, Kristen not only plans, creates and executes client facing communications, she plays a lead role in customer management and retention for specialized markets, event logistics, and strategic partner management. She even does it all with a smile.

Credentials: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University

John Wiora
Business Analyst

Has seen over 1000 bands play live including New Kids on the Block, Pink, Wilco, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and Sonic Youth

The business analyst to top all business analysts, John takes the lead role in bridging the gap between customer needs and ktMINE’s data access. By listening to customers, analyzing our data sets, and working closely with our technology team, John assists in driving improvements to our data and platforms. Having researched trends, patterns and relationships surrounding specialized facets of IP intangibles transactions for a broad range of customers, John is well versed in the needs of our large customer base. Through his work with ktMINE, and his previous life as a transfer pricing professional, John has personally analyzed thousands of IP license agreements. He’s a really fast reader.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Marketing from DePaul University

Dustin Litorja
Web Content Manager and IT Support

Can burn through a dozen cupcakes in one sitting and still have room for more

After a brief stint as an Environmental Engineer/Geologist in environmental remediation, Dustin began as an intern at ktMINE. Having rediscovered his love for technology, Dustin has been instrumental in the development of several ktMINE products, producing digital content for various ktMINE initiatives, and ensuring the ktMINE IT machine works seamlessly on a daily basis. We’re sure glad he stuck around.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geoscience from Northeastern Illinois University

Matthew D. Crawford
Software Engineer

Owns over 2600 vinyl records

Also known as The Architect, Matt plays a lead role in the design and architecture of all technology and development initiatives. An entrepreneur at heart, Matt came to ktMINE with an abundance of technical leadership experience across a wide range of industries. Having co founded a full service IT consulting firm, Matt has intimate knowledge of project management and system architecture. Extra points for being in a band.

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University

Danielle M. Lambert
Director of Marketing

Has been a Maid of Honor and a Best (Wo)Man

Prior to ktMINE, Danielle began her career as marketing coordinator at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana. Succumbing to the allure of deep dish, and working for ktMINE, Danielle started with the company in 2012. As Director of Marketing, you will likely find Danielle creating brilliant works of branded material, advising on current and future product offerings, managing social media, coordinating advertising/event logistics, or assisting with customer service initiatives (to name a few).

Credentials: Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Illinois State University