Company

CrowdOptic™ develops middleware for wearables that allows enterprises to manage wearable computing devices in the field from a single platform. CrowdOptic's software includes a centralized enterprise management console, as well as various device-side connectors, to give enterprises the ability to deploy a range of wearable computing applications, from livestreaming to context-aware computing. CrowdOptic's middleware for wearables has been implemented in the field service, healthcare, sports & entertainment, and security industries.

Our Team

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Co-Founder / CEO

Jon is CrowdOptic’s co-founder and CEO. Prior to CrowdOptic, Jon was co-founder and CEO of Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), an enterprise software security company that developed the product known today as Oracle's Adaptive Access Manager. Previously, Jon was co-founder and CEO of NetClerk (BidClerk), one of the first SaaS providers known for creating the online construction permit, and co-founder and CEO of AutoReach (AutoNation NYSE: AN), the first company to enable real time car sales from existing inventories. Jon is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award (Emerging Category, 2007), and is a prolific inventor, named on 59 patents globally. Jon lives in Marin County, CA with his wife and daughter.

Tony Wu
Tony Wu
Chief Financial Officer

Tony is CrowdOptic CFO and brings nearly two decades of experience from within the finance and technology industries. He has served as head of finance at numerous venture-backed software companies, including Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), Agistix, and NetClerk (BidClerk). Tony lives with his wife and three sons in Lafayette, California.

Jim Redfield
James Redfield
SVP of Engineering

Jim is CrowdOptic Senior Vice President of Engineering. He re-joins his former colleagues from Bharosa after six years at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), where he managed development for the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager product. Jim brings over 30 years of experience and has held senior positions with several startups in Silicon Valley. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Zoology and has worked as a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO in Australia. Jim lives with his wife in Boise, Idaho.

Jim Kovach
Jim Kovach
SVP of Business Development

Jim earned his medical degree during a seven year career as middle linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49rs. After retiring from the NFL, he obtained his law degree and since then has worked in a variety of entrepreneurial settings from venture backed startups to independent research institutes. He lives in Marin County with his wife Nora.

Richard Smith
Richard Smith
VP of Product

Rich is CrowdOptic Vice President of Product and manager of partner integration. Rich's career has been focused on building web-based products and applications for the past 15 years. He is an entrepreneur at heart and re-joins his former Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) colleagues at CrowdOptic from Microsoft. Rich lives north of Seattle, WA with his wife and 2 children and enjoys playing hockey.

Keri Hawkins
Keri Hawkins
VP of Sales

Keri is CrowdOptic Vice President of Sales. She joins CrowdOptic from Endologix (NASDAQ: ELGX) where she served as Global Director, Professional Education, and was previously at Covidien Neurovascular (Medtronic plc, NYSE: MDT) where she served as Director, Global Training and Development. Keri has led sales teams on both West and East coasts from 2005-2010, and brings 12+ years experience as a sales professional in the medical device industry. Keri resides with her family in Danville, California.

Austin Markus
Austin Markus
VP of CrowdOptic Labs

Austin is a software engineer with CrowdOptic. A former member of the Bharosa team (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), he has nearly 15 years of experience creating web applications and has handled everything from writing instructional books on coding technique to building social networking and eCommerce sites. Austin lives in San Francisco and is the proud father of two.

Josh Davis
Josh Davis
Principal Director of Engineering

Josh is a senior software engineer with CrowdOptic. He is formerly of Oracle (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) and Bharosa, where he helped develop Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. With 19 years of software development experience, he has worked on several projects in various fields including access management, database marketing, and biotech. Josh enjoys brewing beer and lives near Charlotte, NC.

Luke Harris
Luke Harris
Senior Director of Engineering

Luke oversees analytics and algorithm development for CrowdOptic. He previously served as a lead engineer with Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL) and at Oracle he assisted with the integration and development of Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. Luke enjoys building model rockets and lives in the California Inland Empire.

Olga Khylkouskaya
Olga Khylkouskaya
Senior Software Engineer

Olga is a Senior Software Engineer with CrowdOptic. She joined CrowdOptic from Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) where she served as Sr. Software Engineer, and Adchemy (NYSE: WMT) where she served as Lead Java Engineer. Olga has 10+ years experience in object oriented analysis, design and development of web, enterprise and client/server applications. Olga resides in Redwood City, California.

Jeff Broderick
Jeff Broderick
UI/UX Engineer

Jeff is a UI/EX Engineer at CrowdOptic. Jeff has over 20 years of product development experience, including engineering positions at NetClerk (BidClerk) and as an entrepreneur. Jeff co-founded several startups, including LoanHounds (NASDAQ: QNST).

Safiya Yunaeva
Safiya Yunaeva
Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Safiya is CrowdOptic Lead QA Engineer. She re-joins her former colleagues of Bharosa after seven years at Oracle, where she worked as Senior QA Engineer for the variety of products including the Mobile Security products. She has over 20 years of experience in the field, and worked for a range of companies in past, including the security giant Kaspersky Lab and the telecom software vendor Amdocs (formerly jNetX). She lives with her husband and three lovely children in Sunnyvale, California, and enjoys the outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.

Nandini Swaroop
Nandini Swaroop
Software Development Engineer in Test

Nandini is a Quality Assurance Engineer / Test Lead with CrowdOptic. She re-joins her former colleagues of Bharosa after seven years at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), where she worked as a QA Engineer for Oracle's Adaptive Access Manager product. Nandini resides in Cupertino, California.