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Management Team

PRESIDENT & CSO
SEAN GRIFFIN

Sean served as Director for Incident Management Integration Policy on the US National Security Council at the White House, and is an active duty veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Nuclear Power Program.

During his White House term (under two US Presidents), Sean led the Executive Office of the President and inter-agency policy coordination for major disasters and incidents.

Sean also led emergency management, training, and exercise programs at the U.S. Department of State, Defense Logistics Agency, & National Institutes of Health. He also volunteered time to Chair the Federal Sector Emergency Managers Caucus for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and is a leading member of the Private Sector Committee for the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).

Sean maintains a Top Secret clearance.

CEO
MATTHEW TEMARES

Matt spent many years working in VC & specialty finance on Wall Street with a division Toronto Dominion Bank, striking out on his own to found Avenue Success Capital Partners & Jet Consulting in 2008.

Matt left the world of finance after the birth of his two children and entered Emergency Management after Hurricane Sandy.  In 2014 Matt became the The Department of Homeland Security Emergency Services Intelligence Liaison Officer at the New York State Intelligence Centre.  Matt literally wrote Nassau County, NY’s Emergency Management Manual, and played a key role in the NY regions recovery after Hurricane Sandy.

Temares is now one of the most seasoned Emergency Management professionals in the Northeastern United States, with extensive experience in operations, planning, inter-municipality operations and local government.

Matthew’s time on Wall Street has provided the unique ability to take business practices & procedures and incorporate them into sound practice enhancing Emergency Services performance both pre and post event. Business acumen combined with domain expertise make Matthew uniquely qualified to fill the role as CEO.

Matt holds a DHS Level One Clearance

CHIEF SCIENTIST
JACK POULSON

Dr Jack Poulson is a computational scientist with expertise ranging from scientific computing to recommendation systems, natural language processing, and GIS.

In addition to serviing as Chief Scientist for Disaster Intelligence, Jack is the Founder of the nonprofit Tech Inquiry.

Jack previously worked as a Senior Research Scientist in Google’s Research and Machine Intelligence Division. 

Prior to his tenure at Google Dr. Poulson was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University.

Board of Advisors

James R. Kish

James R. Kish is retired from the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service, and prior to that retired as a Colonel from the Army.

Jim served as Deputy Assistant Administrator and then as Acting Assistant Administrator for FEMAs Response Directorate. Duties for this position included supervisory oversight over the Agency efforts to prepare for consequence management of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) events.

Jim oversaw the day-to-day operations to prepare Agency personnel for incident management and support. He developed, trained and maintained specialized teams capable of providing critical support in communications, urban search and rescue, incident management and support and situational assessment.

Tricia Wang

Tricia is a global tech ethnographer. Her expertise is helping organizations uncover how bias towards the quantifiable comes at the expense of profits and people, and how to fix it.

Tricia’s work with Fortune 500 companies and her fieldwork research have been featured in Techcrunch, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Slate, Wired, The Guardian and Fast Company. She has taught global organisations how to identify new customers and markets hidden behind their data, and amplified IDEO’s design thinking practice as an expert-in-residence. She is a pioneer in popularising the need for companies to integrate Big Data and Thick Data.

Tricia is a Fulbright & National Science Foundation Fellow, formulated an innovative sociological framework for understanding human behaviours, also an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, and contributor at TED.

Brian Barnier

Brian Barnier is focused on growing companies, investments and countries. Brian specializes in bringing practical insight to investors, boards and management to help them bridge from strategy to execution. He accelerates business result improvement through a “risk lens” that incorporates both growth and turnaround lessons learned across industries, professional disciplines and countries.

Director/Head of Analytics at ValueBridge Advisors (U.S.)/Burnt Oak Capital (UK), he brings a unique synthesis on change ranging from global economics to technology that is reshaping time-space. This synthesis stems from his experience in both business model investing, and general and product management. These perspectives are why his accomplishments have tended to be in initiatives requiring foresight and thoughtful execution in complex and dynamic environments.

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