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.

CrowdOptic's technology is protected by U.S. Patent 8,527,340, U.S. Patent 9,020,832, Australia Patent No. 2012225536, Japan Patent No. 5530572, Japan Patent No. 5775196, Korea Patent No. 10-1383238, Canadian Patent No. 2,829,597, China Patent No. ZL 201280020614.5, plus six U.S. and three international patents pending.


Our Team

Jon Fisher

Jon Fisher

Chief Executive Officer / Director

Jon is CrowdOptic's co-founder and CEO and served as co-founder and CEO of Bharosa (Oracle NASDAQ: ORCL), NetClerk (BidClerk) and AutoReach (AutoNation NYSE: AN). Jon is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, Award (Emerging Category, 2007), and is a prolific inventor, named on 53 patents globally. Jon lives in Marin County, CA with his wife and daughter.

Tony Wu

Tony Wu

Chief Financial Officer

Tony is CrowdOptic's 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's 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's Vice President of Product and is responsible for product vision, design and 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.

Paul Fox

Paul Fox

VP of Sales Engineering / President CrowdOptic EMEA

Paul Is CrowdOptic's Vice President of Sales Engineering, and President of CrowdOptic EMEA. He works closely with the sales and product teams to build customer visions. Paul has been in Enterprise Software for the last 15 years with 8 years at Salesforce.com and 5 years at a Tier 3 ERP provider. With experience spanning Manufacturing, Financial Services and helping customers through evaluation and successful deployment of change, Paul enjoys helping companies solve problems. He lives in Marin County, California with his wife and 2 girls and spends as much time sailing as possible.

Austin Markus

Austin Markus

Sr. Dir. Engineering, Servers

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.

Luke Harris

Luke Harris

Sr. Dir. 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.

Josh Davis

Josh Davis

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Bryan Green

Bryan Green

Senior Software Engineer

Bryan is a Senior Software Engineer with CrowdOptic. Previously at Applied Immune Sciences, Bryan is a Java engineer and a database expert. Bryan lives with his wife Karen in the Sacramento region, where he is an avid Amateur Radio enthusiast.

Safiya Yunaeva

David Robbins

Senior Software Design Engineer

David is a senior software design engineer with CrowdOptic. He is an accomplished software design engineer with 10+ years experience in designing and implementing effective workgroup web applications, and has held software design, architect, and product managerial roles at Lockheed-Martin, AIM Systems, and Wakanda.org. David resides in San Jose, California.

Safiya Yunaeva

Safiya Yunaeva

Lead QA Engineer

Safiya is CrowdOptic's 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.

Joe Kovach

Joe Kovach

Sales Engineering Manager / Director CrowdOptic EMEA

Joe supports CrowdOptic's worldwide sales engineering efforts and interfaces with both clients and the Company's product development and deployment teams. Joe has supported numerous CrowdOptic implementations, and brings an understanding of CrowdOptic's deployment and technical requirements to the client engagement process. Joe graduated from UCLA and resides in San Francisco, California.