Eric Kanagy

Eric Kanagy

Unflappable instigator
General Business • Operations
New York City, US
  • Agile Project Management
  • Funding
  • Networking
  • Product Innovation
  • Sales/Bus Dev
  • Team Building

CEO @SimpleSense • Co-Founder

Intelligent Infrastructure for Faster Emergency Response

Oct '17 - Present (1 year 11 months)


Founder/CEO @RedPost • Co-Founder

A smart shelf that knows how much it sells

Feb '07 - Dec '17 (10 years 10 months)

Amazing things Eric's made
As a sole founder, sold, prototyped and deployed 10 "SmartRacks" for Kelloggs into retail stores, with cameras and cloud back-end to monitor inventory, building on top of a 600 retail store deployment for newspapers.
Goshen College

Goshen College

Computer Science 1999 - 2003


Gina Leichty

"Unflappable instigator," are the words that come to mind when describing Eric. He incites creativity, organization, efficiency, and rapid action/iteration while maintaining calm and thoughtful deliberation. His rare personality combination has been a source of success as he's launched 6 successful business concepts in the 12+ years I've worked with him. I'm always curious to see what he'll invent/improve/facilitate next and appreciate each opportunity to collaborate with him.

Karl Sanchack President & CEO at Erie Innovation District, LLC recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

Here's a company and a leadership team that's all about execution and getting it done right! SimpleSense impressed the City of Erie from the first responders to its Fortune500 leaders with their focus on understanding customer needs and building for safety, security, and resilience. As the leader of the Erie Innovation District, they have my unreserved endorsement as a small firm with a truly big idea for enhancing communities like ours.

Eric Jennings recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

I've been watching SimpleSense move through their product roadmap and into the market, and they are a stellar team with a significant tenacity that, I believe, is required to build a truly remarkable company.

Christopher Lorkowski CEO at BruVue, Inc recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

The global IoT market will be nearly $500B by 2020. SimpleSense has cracked the code on a rapidly scalable technology and is a leader in this space. Their team of serial entrepreneurs knows how to make winning design decisions to create compelling value and simplicity for their customers.

Michael Gillette Co-Founder at Nevada Jumpstarter recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

Simple Sense is a great team with an even greater idea. I look forward to seeing their products implemented in all kinds of businesses. In the emerging world of IOT it takes both new ideas and experience to make a great product, Simple sense is the best mix of those two qualities. Their innovation could create new forms of revenue never before seen in the retail space.

Ron Justin Principal Engineer at LGS Innovations recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

I've known Mark for over a year and am always in awe of what he is creating in the IoT and e-paper space. While this idea is the simplest that I've seen from him, its utility is undeniable. The team around him is equally impressive and I highly recommend working with them.

Chris Wentz CEO at Everykey recommended SimpleSense where Eric is Co-Founder

Mark and his team are building something that's long overdue in the retail space. They've got a solid team and a homerun idea, I would highly recommend working with them if you have the chance to do so.