IMS Ventures


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The People Behind IMS Ventures

IMS Ventures is a Chapter S Corporation owned by its management. As such, we spend significant time and effort nurturing our portfolio companies. We invest in no more than eight companies each year to ensure our chosen entrepreneurs are given access to our people. 

Yale R. Brown, President

Yale assists our portfolio companies with overall strategy, marketing, and sales development. He has over 40 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, and information technology.  


Yale founded Intelligent Interactions Corporation in 1995, an internet direct marketing technology company. He was the President and CEO until Intelligent Interactions was merged with 24/7 Media in 1998. After the merger, Yale served as Executive Vice President of Operations for 24/7 Media and was a member of the board of directors.  


Before founding Intelligent Interactions, Yale held several senior executive positions at Oracle Corporation. He recently served as vice president of Oracle’s Emerging Technologies Group, where he was responsible for systems integration and the implementation of Oracle’s interactive media technologies worldwide. 


Before joining Oracle, Yale was given senior positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. He was also appointed as a Federal Reserve Examiner for the Federal Reserve System. Yale holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and an Undergraduate Degree, a in BA Political Science, both from George Washington University. 


Yale is the co-inventor of several US Patents, including Patent No. 6,026,368, “An On-Line Interactive System and Method for Providing Content and Advertising Information to a Targeted Set of Viewers.” 

Robert M. Lippmann, Vice President

Rob is responsible for assisting our portfolio companies in all areas of information technology, including hands-on assistance in product development. He has over 30 years of experience in information technology in various industries, including Internet Advertising, Interactive Audio and Video, Financial Services, Biotechnology, Construction, and Mortgage Banking. His involvement covers the entire systems lifecycle: initial strategy development and analysis, development of customized applications, and final deployment and operation.  


Prior to joining IMS Ventures, Rob was the Director of Technology and Chief Architect at Intelligent Interactions Corporation. Rob had also held several technical positions at Oracle Corporation. Most recently, he served as a senior developer. He designed and developed Oracle Interactive Application Objects, a client/server-based toolkit for developing object-oriented, CORBA compliant Oracle Media Server-based applications.  


Before joining Oracle, Rob was an Applications Developer, System Administrator, and Database Analyst for Empbanque Capital Corporation. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science (concentrations in Accounting and Management Systems, minor in Computer Science) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. 


Rob is the co-inventor of US Patent No. 5,826,085, “An Object-Oriented Computer Interface Supporting Interactive Networked Applications.”