Ralph A. Clark
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Ralph A. Clark has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since August 2010. From September 2005 until July 2010, Mr. Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of GuardianEdge Technologies, Inc., an endpoint data security firm. Prior to that, Mr. Clark served as Vice President, Finance of Adaptec, Inc. following Adaptec's acquisition of Snap Appliances, Inc., where he had been Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Clark also has held various positions at start-up companies, served in executive sales and marketing roles at IBM and worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Clark holds a B.S. in economics from the University of the Pacific and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Clark's significant business experience from both inside and outside our industry and his role as our Chief Executive Officer qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Alan R. Stewart
Chief Financial Officer
Alan R. Stewart has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2017. From May 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Stewart was a Managing Director of RA Capital Advisors, LLC, a private investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private financings and restructurings. From 2004 to 2014, he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Development Officer of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. Since 2008, Mr. Stewart has served as President of FIT Advisors, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that offers temporary CFO services and served clients from start-up ventures to large private companies and in vertical industries including government contracting, software, retail, healthcare IT, banking and Internet applications. Mr. Stewart was selected as San Diego Business Journal's CFO of the Year in 2007 and again in 2013. Both awards were in the large private business category. Prior to his business career, Mr. Stewart served over ten years as a submarine nuclear engineer in the United States Navy. He received his B.S. in Oceanography, with distinction, from the U.S. Naval Academy and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Paul S. Ames
Senior Vice President of Products and Technology
Paul S. Ames has served as our Senior Vice President of Products and Technology since November 2014. In December 2012, Mr. Ames founded Deckchair Software LLC, a mobile application development company, where he continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer. From September 2006 until May 2011, Mr. Ames worked with Premier Retail Networks, a digital media company, first as Vice President, Quality Assurance and then as Vice President of Product Development. Prior to that, Mr. Ames served in a variety of engineering and technology roles for companies in a broad range of industries including communications, finance, professional information and media. Mr. Ames holds a Diploma in Electronic Sound from University College, Cardiff (now Cardiff University) and a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from the Polytechnic of Wales (now the University of Glamorgan).
Gary T. Bunyard
Senior Vice President of Public Safety Solutions
Gary T. Bunyard has served as our Senior Vice President of Public Safety Solutions since January 2017. From January 2012 to May 2015, Mr. Bunyard served as Vice President of Sales for TriTech Software Systems. Prior to that, Mr. Bunyard held positions as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Tiburon Corporation and for VisionAIR, Inc., both public safety software companies. Mr. Bunyard also held the position as President & Chief Operating Officer and subsequently President & Chief Executive Officer for Tiburon Corporation after holding several sales executive and sales management positions at IBM. Mr. Bunyard holds a B.B.A. in International Business and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Joseph O. Hawkins
Senior Vice President, Operations
Joseph O. Hawkins has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations since July 2012. From December 2010 to December 2011, Mr. Hawkins served as Vice President of Operations for Netpulse, Inc., a provider of digital entertainment services to the fitness industry. From September 2002 to March 2009, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations & Media Solutions for Premier Retail Networks, a digital media company and from June 1999 to August 2002 as Director of QA & Engineering Services for Jeeves Solutions, Inc., the enterprise software division of Ask.com, an internet search company. Mr. Hawkins also has held various positions in information systems technology management at Inquisit, Inc., Knight-Ridder Information, Inc. and Pacific Bell Telephone Company. Mr. Hawkins holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Management
Sam Klepper has 25 years of leadership, marketing, and product experience working for innovative, fast-growing technology companies.
He was most recently VP of Sales and Marketing at EnerAllies, a SaaS-centric IoT energy management platform, where he led new initiatives that resulted in significant revenue, pipeline and customer satisfaction increases. Previously, Sam was President and CEO of Lavante, a leader in SaaS supplier management solutions. As CMO for Redwood Systems, a lighting controls and IoT provider, he helped the company grow revenues 15x over two years. As CMO at eMeter, a smart grid enterprise software company, Sam led the creation of a new product line and transformed company positioning prior to a successful acquisition by Siemens. Prior to eMeter, Sam was a GM at Microsoft responsible for a $500M portfolio of online subscription businesses. He was also part of the team that grew WebTV Networks recurring revenues from $0 to $200M. At Intuit, Sam developed the strategy and led product teams to enter the SMB accounting (QuickBooks) and payroll markets that today generate over $2B in revenues. Sam began his career with Bain & Company.
Sam has a bachelor's degree in History and Science magna cum laude from Harvard University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Vice President of International Sales - Latin America
Leveraging 20 years of experience in global business development, market planning, and international law enforcement support, Jon Magin leads ShotSpotter's international sales efforts.
Prior to joining ShotSpotter, Magin was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Decision Sciences, a provider of advanced security and contraband detection systems. Other career roles include President of Non-Lethal Solutions International, Inc., a leading provider of non-lethal weapons and products to law enforcement in 60 countries. He also marketed and developed for the U.S. military and police explosive disposal units across the nation, and robotic platforms for addressing threats from Large Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices.
Jon began his career working in Latin America where he spent over 11 years living in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, focusing mostly on new business development for Monsanto Corporation's leading-edge technologies. Under his leadership as Vice President of Global Sales, his division of the Monsanto Company headquartered in Chicago grew to $200 million in global revenues.
Magin holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Arizona, and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agronomy from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA. He has also graduated from several Kellogg School of Management programs, including its Advanced Executive Program. Magin is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
Douglas A. McFarlin
Vice President, Engineering
Douglas A. McFarlin has served as our Vice President, Engineering since May 2005. From January 1996 to May 2005, he served as Vice President of Engineering at Novariant, Inc. and Honeywell International Inc., and has also held senior engineering management positions at Measurex Corporation. Mr. McFarlin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
David P. Rodgers
Vice President, Operational Engineering
David P. Rodgers has served as our Vice President, Operational Engineering since February 2013 and also served as our Senior Vice President, Products from June 2011 to February 2013. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Schooner Information Technology Inc., a database management systems company. From April 2006 to June 2008, Mr. Rodgers served as the Vice President of Engineering at Agami Systems, Inc., an enterprise network storage systems company. In addition, Mr. Rodgers has held numerous executive level positions at Sequent Computer Systems. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Sonya L. Strickler
Vice President, Finance and Controller
Sonya L. Strickler has served as our Vice President, Finance and Controller since July 2009 and held the role of Controller from April 2007 to July 2009. She also held various positions as an auditor for KPMG, LLP and Arthur Andersen. Ms. Strickler holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Customer Support
Will has decades of executive-level customer leadership experience. Prior to joining ShotSpotter, Mike was vice president and general manager of Public Wireless Inc.
With more than 30 years of management experience, he was vice president of customer operations at NextHop Technologies, which was acquired by U4EA Technologies, and then he served as an executive for U4EA Wireless with responsibility for global manufacturing, support, quality and IT. His senior-level management positions also include VTEL Inc., and Compression Labs Inc.
Will earned Electronic Engineering degrees in both Video and BioMed technologies from University of Minnesota, Brown Institute of Technology and holds service management certifications from the University of Wisconsin.