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Charles Herrick 
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Charles spent 17 years at IBM, completing his tenure as the executive responsible for consulting operations in the Northwest. He served as CEO of the Northwest’s largest systems integration firm and has guided the turnaround of multiple companies in a variety of industries. Drawing from his business background and experience as a solo relief worker in remote Third World settings. Additionally, Charles has authored five books.

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Kevin Vitale
PRESIDENT VRstudios 

Kevin brings more than 30 years of deep C-suite corporate experience leading domestic and international operations, primarily in technology companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley and Seattle, including such companies as ITTQume /Alcatel, Netframe Systems, Wall Data, Encanto Networks, and Ejasent. He has held multiple CEO positions in organizations ranging from venture or private equity-backed emerging companies to publicly traded global organizations serving the Fortune 500.

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Doug Durst
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Former CFO of public and private international technology companies; former CEO of EnTech Solutions, a PNW leading enterprise technology solutions provider; former Director of Business Performance, Microsoft; former partner and COO of enterprise solutions at Moss Adams, the PNW leading CPA firm.

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Mary Jesse
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Mary is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and entrepreneur. Her past roles include Founder and CEO of Ivycorp, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless. She has founded and built companies specializing in wireless, telecommunications, software and film production. A licensed professional engineer, Mary holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and has authored more than a dozen patents.

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Derek Anderson
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Over the past 15 years, Derek has held executive and senior management positions for a handful of growing technology firms. He served as president of a company that managed Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Program and was COO for an international firm that integrated advanced marketing technology with Microsoft’s Outlook and Windows operating systems.

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Brian Vowinkel
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Brian previously was a Senior VP at US Bank and Regional Managing Director for Ascent Private Capital Management. He earned an MBA from Harvard, graduated from West Point, and served there as an instructor. Brian is a Distinguished Honor Graduate of Ranger School, and he was the first infantry commander to utilize the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, a networked simulation for combined arms.

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Jamie Kelly
CO-FOUNDER, EXPERIENCE STRATEGIES & PRESIDENT VRcade

Jamie originated the concept of wireless, full-motion VR in 2011 and is the brand ambassador for VRstudios and VRcade. He focuses on the large scale vision and end-user experience of virtual reality gaming and serious VR simulations.

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Dave Ruddell
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF ARCHITECT

Dave spent 10 years at F5 Networks, most recently as a Senior Software Engineer. His focus is solving the problems that have kept fully immersive, wireless VR from being a consumable medium. This pioneering work requires proficiency across many different pieces of technology and software. Dave is a Microsoft certified systems engineer and holds a computer science degree from the University of Washington.

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Mark Haverstock
CO-FOUNDER, PROTOTYPE ENGINEERING

Mark holds a degree in applied sciences and is a certified high-voltage/low-voltage electrician. He possesses a diverse engineering background and design skill set. He designs and fabricates the proprietary hardware utilized in the VRstudios system and engineers new prototype hardware while overseeing the fabrication of all system components.

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T. Ron Davis
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

T. Ron is a former Director of Fortune 500 Marketing at Microsoft and CEO of Intellect Marketing Group, providing marketing and management consulting services for startups and F500 enterprises. The founder of five privately held companies, T. Ron brings technology-specific expertise in marketing strategy, brand development, channel development, advertising, PR, market research and intellectual property.

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Teresa Fausti
VP Corporate Communications

Teresa is an award-winning corporate communications, public relations and branding executive.  Her experience spans the telecommunications, wireless, Internet, high-tech, venture capital, and health care industries. She has led communications/PR departments and programs for some of the world’s most recognized global organizations, tech and wireless pioneers, start-up companies and international agencies. Teresa’s company (prdot.com) was acquired by one of the most respected global agencies in the industry.