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Meet Our Team

 

entigenlogic Executive Team

Dennis Roberson

Executive Chairman

Dennis Roberson has a long and successful career in technology with a track record of helping start-up companies transition to going concerns with high enterprise value.  Over the past decade, Dennis has assisted over 20 companies with their efforts to achieve market success.  The most recent exit was CleverSafe, a data storage company which IBM purchased in November 2015 for $1.3 billion.

 

Dennis is the Founder and CEO of Roberson and Associates, a technology and management consulting firm with 32 associates serving a variety of government, commercial, and academic customers since 2008. Dennis is Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's Technology Advisory Council (TAC) and a member of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). He is the former Vice Provost for Research and is currently a Research Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  Dennis was responsible for IIT's research efforts, strategic plan assessment, its technology commercialization office and externally focused entrepreneurial efforts.

 

Previously, Dennis was EVP and CTO of Motorola, Inc. and held Executive positions at IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation, AT&T, and NCR.


Dennis has Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Physics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Frank Williams

Chief Scientist

Frank John Williams is our founder has been our Chief Scientist from our formation in February 2013.  Between February 2008 and February 2013, he conducted research and development on our technology.  

 

Frank is the theorist behind our Entigen Logic Theory and the author of our 2 patents that have been awarded and 1 patent that is pending.

Frank holds a doctoral level degree which he earned at the age of 19 from the Polytechnic Institute of Mathematics and Science in Moscow. While there, he produced two papers on Encryptology and Prime Number Theory.  He has conducted research at Canon R&D as well as the California Institute of Technology.

David Lazzara

CEO

David Lazzara has been our CEO since our formation in February 2013.  From 2009 until the present, he has operated his own business-consulting and executive-coaching businesses targeting upper-level management and business owners, positioning them to identify and achieve higher levels of performance.  His areas of expertise include operations, sales and marketing, business expansion and growth, financial and strategic planning, leadership development and business turnaround.

 

As the former chief executive officer and owner of a start-up company whose annual revenues grew to $35 million, Mr. Lazzara has a proven track record of creating, producing and implementing large and complex marketing programs.  He also successfully performed as CEO of a turnaround company that grew revenues from $3 million to $12 million dollars, enabling the profitable sale of the company.


Mr. Lazzara received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University and pursues continuing education in management, operations, and sales.

Don Wurzel

VP Strategy

Don Wurzel has significant experience both in the Military and in the Private Sector.  He was a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years where he earned an M.S. in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.  Mr. Wurzel was in the Budget and Programs Division of the Navy Staff in the Pentagon before assuming responsibilities as the Deputy Department Head for Special Programs at the Office of Naval Research. He was the senior Naval Officer responsible for coordinating the Navy's future-capability needs in weapons systems, aircraft platforms, and all classified programs, with the technology development programs in these areas.

 

Upon retirement, he was hired as Program Manager at Areté Associates supporting various technology, analysis, and strategic planning programs for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.  He served on the President's Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission with the responsibility of assessing and making recommendations for improving the leadership, management, and education of the Intelligence Community. Mr. Wurzel is currently a consultant for Areté and is also a Director of CEVA Government Services in Dallas, Texas.

Tom MacTavish

Chief Design Officer

Tom MacTavish is an assistant professor at IIT Institute of Design and teaches courses related to interaction design history, theory, and practice. Prior to teaching, Tom directed Motorola Labs’ Center for Human Interaction Research with research laboratories in Phoenix (AZ), Schaumburg (IL), and Shanghai (China). He formerly led the Human Interface Technology Center based in Atlanta (GA) for NCR Corporation and served as director of engineering for NCR’s wireless communications and networking engineering group in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

As a member of the human/computer interaction research community, Tom has participated in the full range of product conceptualization and development phases including strategy formulation, user and technology research, concept development, and product implementation. These activities resulted in delivered projects and products using many methods and technologies including recognition technologies (handwriting, speech, and image), interaction technologies 6 (synthetic speech, multimodal interaction, and context aware systems), and experience design and prototyping (design research, user centered design, usability evaluations, and rapid prototyping).

 

He holds master’s degrees in library and information science from University of Michigan and in English from University of Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in English from Central Michigan University. Tom has maintained strong ties to university research throughout his career and has served as corporate liaison and advisor to The Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford.

entigenlogic Development Team

Andy Chu

Head of Product Development

Andy has 26 years of experience managing, architecting, and building software systems. Andy enjoys leading software engineering teams in the development of new and cutting-edge technologies and is exciting to be leading the Logicuity development team.  

 

Andy is also Senior Software Consultant at Roberson and Associates and VP of Engineering and a Founding Member of Sponsored Data and Location-Based Technology startup, BroadView Communications. Previously, Andy was the Head of Nokia’s North American Packet Core R&D and Director of Engineering of Motorola’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) Mobility Management Entity (MME) product line.

 

Andy has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.

Dr. Cindy Hood

Engineering Technologist

Cindy is an experienced academic researcher, educator, and systems engineer with 30 years of experience in software-related fields. Her research interests include machine learning applications, the semantic web, and network and system management.

 

Cindy is also an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology and Principal Engineer at Roberson and Associates. Prior to her current positions, she worked at Bellcore (now iconectiv, an Ericsson subsidiary) and Singer Kearfott.


Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Engineering-Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jessy Thomas

Software Systems Engineer and Lead Developer

Jessy is a Software Engineering professional with over 20 years of experience as a technical leader in the design and development of large-scale communication systems and innovative consumer applications. In addition to leading the software development at Logicuity, Jessy is a Senior Software Engineering consultant at Roberson and Associates. She is also a founding member of BroadView Communications, a startup company developing Sponsored Data and Location-based mobile applications.


Prior to that, Jessy was a lead Architect and Scrum Master for Nokia Network’s Mobility Management Entity (MME) Network Management team. Prior to joining Nokia Networks, Jessy was a Principle Staff Software Engineer of Motorola’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) team. Jessy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Karl Knutson

Lead Software Applications Engineer

Karl is a software applications engineer with experience in advanced technology and applications development.  His interests include knowledge classification systems, epistemology, and machine learning. Prior to joining Logicuity, Karl worked at Motorola Solutions as a Senior Staff Engineer in both research and advanced technology roles for over 14 years. He was involved in cellular system optimization, network transport layer Linux kernel development, system level network simulations, and network performance analysis and packet analysis tools.


Karl is also a Member of the Technical Staff with BroadView Communications and a software engineer at Roberson and Associates. Karl earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Stephen Sundberg

Software Engineer

Steve is a software engineer with six years of experience in the development of advanced communications applications. He has interests in system security and systems integration.

 

Steve is also a software engineer at Roberson and Associates. Prior to that, Steve was a member of the Illinois Institute of Technology Wireless Network and Communications Research Center (WiNCom).


Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mike Corns

Validation & Optimization

Mike has more than 20 years of software development, software lifecycle, and project/program management
experience.


Previously, Mike worked for Motorola and Nokia and was responsible for system level testing and optimization,
new product integration, platform and application level development, project management, program
management, and data-driven quality/process improvement.


Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.