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Meet The Team

Our team is passionate about revolutionizing the weather data industry.

Tripp Purvis

Co-founder & CEO

Tripp Purvis

Co-founder & CEO

Throughout his career spanning more than 25 years, Tripp has been instrumental in propelling business performance and driving value for companies including IBM, Platform Computing, Citrix, and Cisco Systems. As a member of the executive leadership team, he has completed four successful acquisitions and integrations: RES Software – Ivanti in 2017, Platform Computing – IBM in 2010, V-SEPT – ADP in 2011, and Net6 – Citrix Systems in 2004.

B.A. Philosophy & B.A. Political Science – North Carolina State University

M.S. Science & Technology Leadership – Brown University

Andrew Bryant

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Andrew Bryant

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

For over 28 years, Andrew has been a dynamic leader with a proven track record in computer science, mathematics, and digital signal processing delivering value for companies including Edison Pharmaceuticals, Apple, and Pixar. He has extensive experience devising innovative solutions to complex problems in diverse fields from 3D computer graphics to biotech. He holds over 25 patents in various areas. As a successful founder and entrepreneur, Andrew has completed two successful acquisitions and integrations: Pixels Digital – EGISYS in 2000 and Silicon Color – Apple in 2006.

B.F.A. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Lance Zaklan

Vice President - Software Development

Lance Zaklan

Vice President - Software Development

For 30 years, Lance has been designing and implementing software systems. Lance has wide experience with large data systems, geographic information systems, databases, and embedded systems. He has designed replication systems for large databases that are in use today and developed tiny web servers used in embedded systems. He has developed software for a diverse set of companies: Informix, Oracle, deCarta, Uber, and Nike. He participated in several successful IPO’s and acquisitions.

University of Oregon

Brad Isom, PhD

Vice President - Radar System Development

Brad Isom, PhD

Vice President - Radar System Development

Brad Isom, PhD, has been working with weather radars and their data for the last 15 years. Dr. Isom led the development of the Atmospheric Imaging Radar (AIR), a mobile, X-band, imaging radar system designed for collecting high-resolution meteorological data. Dr. Isom’s research included wind turbine clutter characterization and mitigation and advanced array and signal processing techniques. Dr. Isom worked in private industry and at national laboratories including the Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC), the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and most recently, Collins Aerospace/Raytheon Technologies. His current research interests and areas of expertise include weather radar simulation, polarimetric weather radar parameter estimation, identification and mitigation of dynamic clutter, development of advanced signal and array processing techniques, and designing novel remote sensing platforms for atmospheric applications. Dr. Isom has over 10 publications resulting from his academic and industry pursuits and is a member of IEEE and the American Meteorological Society. Currently, Dr. Isom is the Co-Chair for Emerging Technologies and Phased Arrays for the 40th AMS conference on Radar Meteorology.

BS Computer Engineering – University of Nebraska, Lincoln

MS Electrical Engineering – University of Oklahoma, Norman

PhD Electrical Engineering – University of Oklahoma, Norman

Charlie Gonzales

Vice President - Infrastructure & Operations

Charlie Gonzales

Vice President - Infrastructure & Operations

Charlie is a proven Solution Architect with an extensive 28 year background in high performance computing (HPC), big data analytics, storage and data warehouse, middleware, cloud and SaaS computing architectural design, application development, automation, and digital workspace. Charlie has participated in three successful acquisitions and integrations: Ascential Software – IBM in 2005, Platform Computing – IBM in 2011, and RES Software – Ivanti in 2017.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of California, Berkeley

Dwight Tausz

Chief Revenue Officer

Dwight Tausz

Chief Revenue Officer

Dwight has spent over 30 years in the technology market leading dynamic and successful go to market strategies. His knowledge and experience in global markets, combined with his strengths in marketing, sales, strategic alliance management, business development, and channel optimization has led to a very successful career leading teams at IBM, AMD, and Lenovo. He has successfully brought to market customer solutions that span components (CPU’s, memory, ASICs, ETC), hardware (Intel, power-based server and storage), software (storage management, system management, and IT integration), and cloud solutions.

B.S. Engineering – University at Buffalo

M.B.A Finance and Data Management – Binghamton University School of Management

Advisory Board Members

Jon Saul

Board Advisor

Jon Saul

Board Advisor

Throughout his career spanning more than 25 years, Jon has worked as a senior staff meteorologist supporting government and enterprise customers. Jon has an extensive background in weather forecasting and installation, integration, and testing of radar systems for companies including the USAF and Raytheon. Previously, Jon was an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

B.S. Meteorology – Florida State University

M.S. Meteorology – Air Force Institute of Technology

B.S. Electrical Engineering - University of Central Florida

B.S. Information Technology – Barry University

Grant Gray

Board Advisor

Grant Gray

Board Advisor

Grant is a 40 year veteran of weather radar and associated technologies working for companies including National Center for Oceanographic & Atmospheric Research (NOAA), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR). Grant designed the first color radar display for which he received the NCAR Technology Advancement Award. He is the author of numerous papers on radar and associated data analyses techniques and holds four patents in the field. Over the course of his career, Grant has participated in 60+ large radar installations around the world.

B.S. Physics & M.S. Applied Mathematics – University of Colorado

Craig Clements, PhD

Board Advisor

Craig Clements, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Clements is a renowned scientist in the area of wildfire meteorology. His areas of research include fire-atmosphere interactions, extreme fire behavior, fire weather forecasting, mountain meteorology, remote sensing of wildfire plumes, and unmanned aircraft systems for monitoring extreme environments. Dr. Clements has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and participated in multiple media interviews regarding meteorology and fire weather systems. He is an associate professor and director of the Fire Weather Research Laboratory at San Jose State University.

B.S. Geography – University of Nevada, Reno

M.S. Meteorology – University of Utah

PhD Geophysics – University of Houston

Tomás Días de la Rubia, PhD

Board Advisor

Tomás Días de la Rubia, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Días de la Rubia is the Vice President for Research Partnerships at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to the University of Oklahoma, he was the Chief Research Officer and Deputy Lab Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the long-term health of the of the science and technology foundations of the laboratory's $1.6 billion research program. Dr. Días de la Rubia has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has co-edited several books. He is fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society, Vice Chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the American Physical Society, member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Intelligence Community Studies Board, and a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Physics Review.

B.S Physics – The State University of New York, Albany

PhD – The State University of New York, Albany

Don Shannon

Board Advisor

Don Shannon

Board Advisor

Don is a retired Colonel and 29-year veteran of the United States Air Force. Over the course of his career, Don led organizations providing worldwide meteorological, oceanographic and space environmental support to interagency national security missions. As a senior leader, he provided executive leadership and guidance as the senior meteorological advisor for the United States Special Operations Command and, later, for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Further, he commanded the Air Force’s meteorological high-performance computing center/numerical weather predication capability. In his last assignment, Don led the provision of full-spectrum weather operations for the 15-million-square-mile Eastern Launch and Test Range, ensuring safe national security and commercial spacelift operations launching from and returning to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Virginia Tech

M.S. Meteorology – University of Utah

M.S. Strategic Studies – Marine Corps University

Karen Kosiba, PhD

Board Advisor

Karen Kosiba, PhD

Board Advisor

Dr. Karen Kosiba has been an atmospheric scientist and a Doppler on Wheels (DOW) project scientist at the Center for Severe Weather Research since 2008. Dr. Kosiba’s research mainly focuses on the kinematics and dynamics of severe convective storms, characterizing the low-level wind structure in tornadoes, and understanding the boundary layer winds and small-scale structures in landfalling hurricanes. Key to her research is executing field projects to collect data that can be analyzed to better understand and predict these hazardous weather events. Additionally, she is passionate about science education, regularly participating in outreach activities at schools, museums, and festivals, and online and through media interviews and consultations. A strong believer in experiencing weather from the inside of a mobile weather radar, she has participated as a radar operator, project scientist, and project leader in a multitude of field projects, including: Radar Observations of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms Experiment (ROTATE), Hurricanes and Landfall (HAL), Convectively and Orographically-induced Precipitation Study (COPS), and the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Thunderstorms Experiment (VORTEX2), Long Lake-Axis-Parallel Lake-Effect Storms Project (LLAP), AgI Seeding Cloud Impact Investigation (ASCII), Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems (OWLeS), Plains Elevated Convection At Night (PECAN), Tornadic Winds: In situ and Radar at Low-levels (TWIRL), SNOWIE (Seeded and Natural Orographic Wintertime Clouds: The Idaho Experiment), and Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations (RELAMPAGO).

B.S. Physics - Loyola University

M.S. Physics and M.A.T in Teacher Education - Miami University

Ph.D. Atmospheric Science - Purdue University