Meet Our Team
Chairman – Iggy Ignatius
Iggy is our founder and was appointed as its Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors on July 19, 2017. Since 2011, Iggy has been the Chairman and President of ShantiNiketan Inc., a pioneer developer and manager of retirement communities for niche markets, having completed sales in two planned 55-plus niche community projects with a combined 174 condominium homes in Florida that focus on Indian culture and food, with a third 55-plus niche community project with 120 condos now under construction with plans to build up to 880 additional units in phases within this community. Previously, Iggy had been a software and marketing professional and worked as a consultant for a variety of companies including Centex Homes as a designer and developer of enhanced comprehensive custom software reporting tools and other custom software solutions. Iggy received a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Management Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science at Pilani, India, and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Board Member – Gary Beck
Gary’s background includes over 30 years of digital and database marketing leadership roles where he has focused on the development of consumer insights, marketing databases, data mining, customer relationship management and associated capabilities to support marketing strategies. Since March 2009, Gary has been a principal of Gary F. Beck & Associates, a consulting organization he founded that consults with marketers about corporate strategy and ways to optimize marketing programs by applying database marketing techniques. Gary’s clients have included American Express, Citibank, Caesars, Clorox, General Electric, General Foods, House of Seagram, IBM, National Semiconductor, Sears Roebuck & Co., Time Inc., United States Postal Service and U.S. West. Previously, Gary held marketing management roles in a variety of companies and advertising agencies where he was responsible for marketing channels, campaign management and strategy.
Gary has been a lecturer and author on the topic of database marketing. He has guest lectured at Columbia University’s MBA program, the University of Washington’s MBA program, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and New York University’s (NYU) School of Continuing Education. His articles have been published in DM News, Direct Marketing and the Journal of Direct Marketing. Gary’s experience in database marketing has led him to be active in the Direct Marketing Association, where he has served as Chairman of the Information Technologies Council from 1996 to 1998, a member of the e-Commerce Advisory Committee from 1998 to 1999 and served as a Board Member from 1999 to 2015 and President from 2009 to 2015 of The Marketing Idea Exchange (MIX), a private, by membership only trade organization.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Board Member – Tom Pfeiffer
Tom has been the president/owner of IGGI Builders, LLC, a Florida state licensed general contractor that specializes in building and operating retirement communities for niche markets around the U.S. As president of the company, Tom is responsible for directing all aspects of the business including site development, construction of facility, community association organization and management.
Previously and since 1999, Tom has been engaged in a variety of roles in construction and project management.
President & CEO – Appaswamy “Vino” Pajanor
Vino uses his education and professional experience to assist in creating sustainable and innovative solutions. His strong suits include conceiving, developing and executing strategies that are mission-driven, financially viable, growth-oriented, measurable and resourcefully leveraged to meet the top and bottom-line performance successes. Prior to joining SNIC, Vino was the President and CEO of the Housing Opportunities Collaborative (HOC), an information clearinghouse of HUD-approved housing counseling and all aspects of housing rights and responsibilities. During his tenure at HOC, Vino was instrumental in the development of the Virtual Counselor Network (VCN), a virtual counseling platform that is used to deliver counseling services to the community and to digitally connect social services agencies and partner organizations to the community via the Internet. In addition, Vino is an attorney licensed to practice throughout India and worked in the law firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego.
Vino has been involved in a variety of civic projects including work with the St. Vincent De Paul’s Legal Clinic for the homeless where he was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award by St. Vincent De Paul Villages in San Diego. Also, Vino Co-Chaired the Diversity Fellowship Program and Chaired the Ethnic Relations Diversity Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association, and was instrumental in putting together the San Diego Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge. In addition, Vino served as the Secretary of the Thomas More Law Society and former Vice President of the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego.
Vino received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Madras, India, Madras Law College and a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of San Diego School of Law. In addition. Vino completed the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program, an 18-month executive education program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and NeighborWorks of America. This program provides training for management professionals on the issues of leadership in organizations working to benefit their communities.