The Leak Beeper was invented and patented by Steve Ghertner and Vince Luciani, who met at Georgia Tech. It was created in response to a recurring problem that Steve’s property management company, Ghertner & Company, was having--high water bills due to leaking toilets. Steve and Vince, both electrical engineers, were convinced that the solution was rather simple; what was needed was a device that could gauge when water was re-filling a toilet’s water tank due to a reason other than a deliberate flush.
Chief Executive Officer
Jim Brackett founded Leak Beeper in 2007 in partnership with Ghertner & Company. He developed relationships with property and hotel management companies that enabled him to prove the concept that toilets could be monitored remotely for leaks, and that fixing these leaks in a timely manner could significantly lower the consumption and cost of water.
Prior to his experience at Leak Beeper, Jim spent 4 years building and selling 2 businesses--Centralized Office Supply and COS Imaging. He previously worked as an investment advisor for Morgan Stanley where he managed retirement plans for corporations.
Jim holds Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration degrees from the University of Kentucky. He's been married for 14 years and has 2 sons, Drew and Charlie, ages 8 and 3.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg Greenwell joined Leak Beeper as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. He has been an executive since 1993, when he joined the largest independent manufacturer of ink and toner cartridges, Nukote International. Greg has domestic and international experience in operations, finance, information technology and business development.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bellarmine University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.