Co-founder, President, Chief Technology Officer
John is a former NASA engineer, security industry veteran, and system architect for solutions spanning federal and commercial applications. After starting at NASA, John spent 5 years serving on the SIA Board of Directors and chairing the Homeland Security Advisory Group, leading it to become a SIA Executive Committee. Following 9/11, John participated in Federal “Go Teams” to establish new guidelines and define new technologies for federal security. ReconaSense is based on John’s 7th generation of Access Control technology and is architected to dominate the future of physical security.
Co-founder, Vice President/Business Development
As co-founder of ReconaSense, Clayton is helping the next-generation of security practitioners solve important issues surrounding data interoperability, access control and artificial intelligence. Since graduating from Southern Methodist University and discovering physical security’s need for intelligent security management, Brown has been identifying technology and corporate partners to make his vision of proactive security a reality. As a member of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board, Clayton balances privacy concerns and the strategic value of new technologies to help practitioners achieve current security objectives while preparing for future ones.
Vice President/Software Development
Mitch was a member of one of the first neural network teams within Boeing very early in his career. Today he is a veteran of over 20 years in the security industry, an expert at molding the power of Mercury controllers into meaningful new benefits for his customers. He has also leveraged his experience in Artificial Intelligence towards building this powerful, transformative Intelligent Unified Platform called ReconaSense, where he is the chief architect. Mitch has a BBA in Computer Information Systems from University of North Texas as well as advanced coursework in Computer Science Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Melanie brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience with a focus on enterprise technology and security management. She brings a passion for creating new market categories, brand building and digital marketing that will help generate awareness of and demand for ReconaSense’s award-winning technology and its unprecedented risk-based approach to security intelligence and access control. Prior to joining ReconaSense, Melanie held marketing leadership positions in both early-stage technology start-ups and some of the world’s largest technology companies, including RSA Security, SailPoint, Dell EMC, Motorola, IBM/Tivoli, and Sun Microsystems.
Pat is accelerating ReconaSense’s go-to-market strategy to better serve its customers and partners. A proven sales leader, Pat has a record of developing strong relationships with key integrators and end-users while also building high-performing sales organizations. With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Pat most recently served as the Director of Enterprise Sales at Hikvision and has also held leadership roles at March Networks, 3VR, CompuCom and Verizon.
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
David brings a quarter century of Finance, Accounting, and Operational experience across a broad spectrum of industries and company lifecycle stages. In his role, he provides executive leadership in areas of strategic direction, financial planning and analysis, customer success, logistics and supply chain management, and accounting and controls. Prior to joining Smarter Security, David was Managing Director of Financial Advisory Services at 9Gauge Partners where he managed service delivery teams for over 80 active clients.
Co-founder, Chairman of the Board
Jeff has led ReconaSense sister company Smarter Security since 2002. He propelled the company into a consistent industry leader, recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America for six years. Under Jeff’s leadership, Smarter Security has become widely known for marketing the industry’s best technology backed by unsurpassed customer support. Jeff and his team are incredibly proud to secure many of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Jimmy was Tandem Computer’s principal Founder and served as CEO from 1974 to 1996. Under his leadership, Tandem was ranked by Inc. magazine as the fastest growing public company is America in 1980. Jimmy was recognized by UPSIDE Magazine as one of the “100 People Who Changed Our World” and by Silicon Valley’s Software Development Forum for its “2002 Visionaries – Silicon Valley Pioneers.” He was honored for his support of entrepreneurship as a 2008 Austin Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient. Jimmy received the Entrepreneur of the Year awards from both Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Graduate School of Business. Based in Austin, Texas, Jimmy is currently a Venture Partner with NEA, working closely with their information technology practice sourcing new deals and evaluating new investment opportunities. Current board memberships include TabbedOut, eRelevance and Network Kinetix.
Ken Eickmann, Lt. General
Lieutenant General Kenneth Eickmann has served in a number of leadership positions in the U.S. Air Force. He served as a commander at Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Ohio. There he led the Air Force’s center of excellence for research, development and acquisition of aircraft, aeronautical equipment and munitions. General Eickmann also served as commander at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, the largest military and industrial complex in the Department of Defense. Today he serves on a number of boards and is Deputy Director, Center for Energy Security at University of Texas.
Al is a widely known and respected security industry executive who has led sales teams to great success over several decades.
Among other roles, Al was Senior Vice President for Ultrak where he led International CCTV Sales as well as national accounts. During his tenure he drove tremendous growth in the company’s long global relationship with Walmart. Since 2002 he has been a global mergers & acquisitions consultant focused primarily on the security industry.
Steve Lindsey, CPP, is a security and loss prevention industry expert. He developed his expertise serving in several Security and Loss Prevention roles during his 35-year career at Walmart Stores, Inc. Steve started his career by leading multiple regions within the Walmart Stores Division. He continued his career leading the Sam’s Club Loss Prevention Division, Walmart Homeland Security, Walmart Security Technology and Global Security Services, a division of Walmart with over 300 team members.