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Dorsey, Pfledderer take on senior roles at TechPoint

May 1, 2015

TechPoint announced Friday that chairman Mark Hill has stepped down and that former ExactTarget co-founder Scott Dorsey has joined its executive team.

Hill spent seven years as chairman at TechPoint, a statewide business-development and advocacy group aimed at technology. He'll be handing the reigns to Kelly Pfledderer, founder of managed IT-firm Apparatus.

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Dorsey is joining TechPoint's executive committee, a group of industry experts who work closely with TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier. Dorsey, who is already on TechPoint's board of directors, helmed ExactTarget for about 14 years before its $2.5 billion acquisition by Salesforce.com in summer 2013.

“Helping entrepreneurs create and scale companies here is not only a personal passion but is critically important to the vitality of our city and state,” Dorsey said in prepared remarks. “I am pleased to serve on Techpoint’s executive committee and help Mike and Kelly take the organization to new heights.”

TechPoints roots date back to the 1990s when it was an information technology trade association. Lately, the group has focused on bolstering the state's technology ecosystem, launching programs, for instance, that connect college students with tech internships and former Indiana natives with tech jobs.

TechPoint also announced five new board members:

— Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce Marketing Cloud

— Jeff Platon, chief marketing officer, Interactive Intelligence

— Brad Bostic, founder and CEO, hc1.com

— Mike Klein, Co-CEO, Online Tech

— Bryan Everly, chief technology officer, Next Gear Capital

Since leaving ExactTarget last August, Dorsey has been increasing his involvement in the local tech scene. Last month he launched Nextech, a not-for-profit aimed at expanding K-12 technology education. In January, Dorsey became chairman at local sales-technology company Tinderbox. He also recently invested in startups including Lesson.ly and Bluebridge Digital.

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