SmartTouch Management Team

Alan Daniel, CEO and CO-Founder

Alan Daniel, CEO and co-founder of SmartTouch® Interactive, is an accomplished entrepreneur and sales and marketing specialist with more than 15 years serving industries such as banking, television, and real estate. Alan leads business development, financial and corporate development initiatives at SmartTouch®.

Alan’s initial entry into entrepreneurship began with the launch of Broadcast news corp., a television production company whose celebrity hosted (Terry Bradshaw and Peggy Fleming) programs aired on MSNBC, CNBC, Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel. Alan has also developed interactive marketing solutions for high-end luxury condo developers in Chicago, Illinois. As the founder of, a television program showcasing the hottest properties in Chicago, his real estate marketing campaigns helped increase sales velocity for high-density projects in the heart of downtown Chicago and for suburban builders in the surrounding Chicago area.

Before co-founding SmartTouch® and the company’s flagship product, SmartTouch® platform, he helped, a land listing portal, triple its business by introducing the power of technology licensing and content syndication. As an executive and shareholder of, Alan worked closely with media partners, low-density developers, advertising agencies and the brokerage community to generate leads through online advertising and search engine marketing tactics. Today, is the largest real estate listing service for ranch and rural properties with more than $35 billion in listings, yielding 300,000 distinct and unique visitors per month that have resulted in more than 20,000 buyer inquiries monthly for its 8,000+ customers.

Alan’s recent business efforts have led to more than one hundred eighty million dollars ($180,000,000) in revenue and he continues to serve the community as an active member of rotary International, Texas Exes (MBA Alumni) and the angel investor community. He is a published author and speaker on real estate marketing and technology.

Robert Cowes III, President and CO-Founder OF SmartTouch®

Robert is an accomplished entrepreneur with expertise in product management, design and execution of lead generation programs, branding, interactive marketing and account service. He managed more than $20 million in lead generation budgets in the last eight years, yielded 100,000 leads and hundreds of millions in sales. At SmartTouch®, he leads the lead generation programs, agency account services and product management operations for SmartTouch®.

He has also managed product development and launch of four successful software- as-a-service (SaaS) applications that have been collectively implemented in more than 600 organizations in industries as diverse as financial services, real estate, insurance, software companies, and government agencies.

With deep expertise and a specialty in interactive marketing and results-driven lead generation campaigns especially for the real estate industry, Robert designs and manages interactive marketing programs for builders and developers that consistently get results, generate leads, and elicit sales.

Robert’s previous experience includes leading the operations as co-founder of IF marketing & advertising, growing the company from four employees to 25 and developing a client roster that eventually surpassed more than 150. As a result of those efforts, IF marketing & advertising was named one of the top 10 largest interactive marketing agencies in Austin four years in a row by the Austin Business Journal, and was also ranked fourth among the prestigious Fast 50, the top fastest growing companies in Central Texas. Robert has also been an active member of the National Sales and Marketing & Local SMC Council leadership committee for the last 5 years, Director of Collegiate Relations for the Austin Chapter of the American Marketing Association from 2007-2009 and has served on the HBA Board of Directors since 2014. He frequently speaks on marketing topics at universities and local associations.

Ashok Reddy, Chief Technology Officer of SmartTouch®

Mr. Reddy is a seasoned, performance oriented information technology executive with over twelve years of experience in marketing information technology management at division/corporate level within Fortune 500 and management consulting companies. His deep technology management experiences spans a progressively increasing level of responsibilities, including managing total cost of ownership, leading IT strategy and transformation initiatives, delivering efficient business solutions, improving operations, aligning IT investments with business strategies, developing and managing profitable global strategic consulting practices focused on enterprise architecture, application portfolio and systems integration etc. with growth and profit/loss responsibilities.

Ashok Reddy is an innovative leader and expert liaison between business management and technology groups, providing interim CIO/CTO support for business units, deploying cost effective business solutions and global shared services maximizing business value, leveraging strategic on/off shore sourcing for information technology work and business processes, fostering partnerships across business units and internal strategic partners, establishing alliances with external partners for mutual benefits, managing overall technology spend and strategic enterprise wide initiatives.

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