Founding Member / President
Chris cut his teeth in a large corporation for a few years after college. Classically trained as a Systems Engineer out of school, he learned the ins and outs of the engineering life-cycle on large-scale, distributed systems. However, he quickly realized his preference to be the dynamic, exciting day to day that was part of consulting and building systems for startups in emerging technologies. He enjoyed closer, stronger relationships with clients that came with the fluidity and nimbleness only found in a smaller company to client or consultant to client relationships.
Chris forged a rich technical knowledge in areas of large- and small-scale integrated systems, computer telephony integration, voice response systems, and the emergence of the integrated Internet — long before the Internet was a daily and constant part of our lives. The skills obtained in projects involving heavy MQ messaging and SOA distributed architectures led him to become a subject matter expert in the areas of health exchange reporting compliance and public safety distributed data exchange and interoperable systems.
Chris is a graduate of Virginia Tech. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. Chris was born, raised, and currently resides in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. He lives with his wife of 28 years, his 3 children, and his 3 tenacious terrier dogs. He has a huge love for ice hockey, realized in part through his father’s Canadian heritage and the sporting aspirations of his sons, MacIntyre (18) and Aidan (16). His daughter, Emily (15), is trying to teach him to love equestrian pursuits (… not so fast!).
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Emerging Digital Concepts
TEAM MEMBERS & COFOUNDERS
Founding Member / Chief Architect
Greg graduated from George Mason University in 1990. As the first engineering student from GMU to ever be hired by IBM, he worked as a systems engineer, and specialized in rapid prototype development for their Independent Research and Development Group. After leaving IBM, Greg and Chris went on to start Emerging Digital Concepts. In his spare time since 2011, after EDC became firmly established in the public safety arena, Greg has served as a K9 handler for one of Virginia’s oldest Search and Rescue teams.
Together with his K9 partner, Saydee, the two have trained with members of FEMA’s elite Task Force 1, so in addition to their wilderness live find certification, they are also accomplished at disaster and building searches.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Greg currently lives in Fairfax County with his wife and family. Outside of work, he is an avid cyclist, and semi-professional photographer.
Member / Chief Revenue Officer
A seasoned start-up and marketing expert with a diverse business management, technology, marketing background along with two decades of public safety service as a Dispatcher (Pleasant Ridge, MI P.D.) Police Officer (Dallas, TX PD and Pleasant Ridge PD), Deputy Sheriff (Oakland County, MI) and Special Agent/Investigator (Michigan Attorney General’s Office). Kevin also chaired the Oceanside Police and Fire Commission and Fire Appeals Board, served on the L.A.P.D. Citizen’s Advisory Commission, and Royal Oak (MI) Crime Prevention Council.
Kevin has a long history in technology and began developing software in the early 80’s and while a police officer on light duty as a crime analysis with Dallas P.D. as he saw a need for automating the tracking of crime instead of placing pins in a map. With a partner, they developed CTRAN crime trend analysis software using keyword searches (he called the special words) in helping beat cops identify crime trends. Kevin also served as VP of Sales for Crime Tech Solutions and Regional Sales Manager at TriTech Software Systems.
He attended Oakland Community College studying Criminal Justice and completed the Dallas Police Academy and the Michigan POST recertification academy. Kevin was awarded the Police Commendation Award for saving the lives of fellow officers in a deadly force confrontation. Kevin currently resides in San Diego, CA.