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 & CTO

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

Nick Muhlhauser

Co-founder & Chief
Hardware Architect

Nick Muhlhauser

Co-Founder & Chief Hardware Architect

Nick is an engineer with over 35 years of experience in antenna, satellite telecommunications, and high-speed Gallium Arsenide fiber modem design, working for companies including Intel, NASA, and Ford Aerospace. He has designed and developed numerous systems used in both military and commercial applications that are in operation today. He holds 16 patents in the fields of antennas and telecommunications hardware designs.

B.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Colorado

Kevin Shoemaker

Co-founder & Chief Science Officer

Kevin Shoemaker

Co-founder & Chief Science Officer

Kevin is an engineer and scientist with over 30 years of experience in antenna and radar design, working for companies including Harris, Raytheon, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NOAA), and Lockheed Martin. He has designed and developed numerous systems including spaceborne, military, and commercial equipment in operation today. He holds 11 patents in the fields of antennas, radar, and meteorological designs. Kevin is the author of 10 books and numerous papers on radar systems.

B.S. Philosophy & Physics – University of Colorado

Lance Zaklan

Vice President of Software Development

Lance Zaklan

Vice President of 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

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

Reed Wolthausen

Chief Financial Officer

Reed Wolthausen

Chief Financial Officer

Reed Wolthausen has been a financial and general management professional for over 30 years. Specializing in helping organizations achieve their financial goals, Reed has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars from both private and public sources for startups, small, and medium-sized companies. He has extensive experience in building shareholder value through strategic decision-making, organizational development, and hands-on participation. As an executive leader or advisor, Reed was instrumental in many acquisitions: Farpointe Data, Mirra, Inc., Burke Industries, Inc., and more.

B.S. Finance – University of Southern California

M.B.A. – San Jose State University

Charlie Gonzales

Director of Product Management & Solution Architects

Charlie Gonzales

Director of Product Management & Solution Architects

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

Seth Woolley

Senior Software Developer

Seth Woolley

Senior Software Developer

For over 17 years, Seth has been designing and building distributed systems; with a focus on geospatial and navigation guidance systems. Seth worked for geospatial database vendor deCarta (acquired by Uber - 2015), designing and building distributed data processing and compilation systems. While working at Uber, Seth designed and built the turn-by-turn navigation guidance system supporting millions of drivers.

Computer Science - Willamette University

Jon Saul

Meteorologist

Jon Saul

Meteorologist

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

Advisory Board Members

Chris Maher, PhD

Board Advisor

Chris Maher, PhD

Board Advisor

With deep experience in systems, software, and solutions development for over 30 years, Chris has successfully led product development for numerous products at IBM and Lenovo. At IBM he was the leader for many High Performance Computing deployments integrating hardware, software, and services including some of the largest supercomputers ever built. He has driven execution of product development aspects for acquisition and divestiture from diligence to close and through integration, including the acquisition of Platform Computing by IBM and the divestiture of the IBM x86 server business from IBM to Lenovo.

B.S., M.S., & Ph.D. Physics – Carnegie Mellon 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

The StormQuant Team

Board of Directors

Tripp Purvis

Co-founder & CEO

Andrew Bryant

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Nick Muhlhauser

Co-founder & Chief Hardware Architect

Edward J. Rossi

Board Director, Pinnacle Bank