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Glenn Forrester, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Glenn Forrester has 22 years of experience in establishing and operating emerging growth companies in the technology field. He founded Reach Systems in 2005 after identifying an opportunity for a disruptive technology in the physical security market.

Most recently, he served as President of SPINS, Inc., an information services company providing critical product movement data to the Natural Products Industry. Previously he served as President of Tiger Object Systems, a developer of object-oriented programming tools.  He also served as Vice President of Research & Development for Intoximeters, Inc., a global provider of alcohol breath testing equipment, a field in which he holds several key patents. While an undergraduate he founded and served as President of Coral Software, a provider of educational software and software development tools for Artificial Intelligence application development. Apple Computer ultimately acquired Coral in 1988. Mr. Forrester received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College.


Rob Hainer, Vice President of Engineering

Rob Hainer joined Reach in August 2007 to lead the Engineering team. Rob has over 18 years of experience in developing web, business, and scientific software applications and managing engineering teams.

Rob began his career at NASA Ames Research Center as a senior programmer. Rob also worked at Zone Labs, a successful startup that was acquired by Check Point Software, where he was responsible for its E-Commerce infrastructure. Rob has also held management positions at Sterling Software, Personify, and Productopia, where he was the Director of Engineering. Most recently, as the Director of Operations at AdBrite, Rob managed teams of System and Network Engineers that ran operations for the company's digital advertising marketplace. Rob holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan.


Barry Banks, Director of Business Development

Barry Banks joined Reach in October 2008 to lead the Company's business development efforts. He has over 30 years of experience in the access control industry and brings with him an extensive range of contacts from throughout the industry.

Most recently, Barry was the President and Co-Founder of RI Marketing Group LLC. Prior to this, he held the roles of COO, Co-Founder, and Board Member at ISR Solutions, Inc., a National Systems Integration Company that was ranked #8 in SDM magazine's Top 100 Integrators. ISR Solutions had 12 offices with revenues in excess of $50 million dollars, and was later purchased by Stanley Works. Barry has also been employed by Mosler as the Director of Integrated Systems, and by JWP, where he was the Southwest Region Vice President, with revenues in excess of $4 billion dollars. Barry had begun his career by starting new regional sales offices for Rusco Electronic Systems and Access Control Systems, Inc.


 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Henry Edmonds

Henry Edwards is the founder and President of The Edmonds Group, a specialized investment bank focused on recurring revenue industries with a particular emphasis on the security alarm industry. Henry Edmonds is also a founder and chairman of APB Services, a business process outsourcing firm that implements and manages alarm permitting and false alarm ordinances for municipalities and chairman of Waste Remedies, LLC, a leading waste management outsourcing firm. Henry  was the co-founder and CEO of SLP Capital, the largest specialty finance company serving the North American security alarm industry. Henry had also held the position of Vice President in the investment banking division of PaineWebber Incorporated in New York. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 


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