Ken Swinney, Founder
Ken has written software to serve the needs of Orthodontists since 1991, including three complete practice management software systems, culminating in the creation of Cloud 9. For three years prior to founding Cloud 9, Ken led software development teams in Hewlett Packard’s Web Application Security division, helping to secure websites for Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Ken created Cloud 9 Software to provide a simplified solution for the connectivity limitations of traditional client/server practice management software.
Brett Smith, Founder
Brett started in orthodontics in 1987 with OPMS practice management. Brett was a sales rep for OPMS for 13 years when OPMS grew from 44 customers to 1,100. In 2000, Brett went into sales at TeleVox for 11 years until March of 2011. "I am excited to be back in a small high tech company committed to customer satisfaction." Married since 1987, Brett has 5 kids and enjoys his family, golf, and college football.
Reid Simmons, Founder
Reid worked for NCR Corp for 10 years before founding Orthotrac and writing Orthotrac Classic in 1982. He is proud of the fact that over 200 customers still use that product today. He stayed with Orthotrac after the merger until 2004. He has been a founder and investor in banks, restaurants, and property management while remaining involved with orthodontics. "I enjoy being creative again and helping to find ways to make orthodontic offices more efficient." He has been married since 1974 and has 3 adult children and two granddaughters.
Steve Baker, Founder
For his first 12 years in the orthodontic industry, Steve worked with Unitek Corp. as sales rep/regional manager. He then joined Orthotrac, where he spent 15 years as regional sales director. He then spent 8 years helping establish the sales effort and serving as regional sales director for Televox Software. Steve has spent his career helping deliver leading edge technology to orthodontic practices. This continues today, as Steve has joined the Cloud 9 team as one of its four co-founders.
Ann Swinney, Founder
Ann started her career in orthodontic software in training in 2006. She has since helped to found Cloud 9 Software in 2010, where she created and still oversees multiple departments at Cloud 9 including training, implementation, and support. She currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer and oversees a large portion of day to day activity. “I truly enjoy serving Orthodontists and their staff to help streamline their process and enjoy their daily practice.” Ann has 2 grown boys and she and her husband Ken enjoy making music and being active in their church