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Meet the thought leaders who are changing what is possible in healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.

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Tim Roche
President & CEO

Tim is the president and chief executive officer at Awarepoint Corporation and has served as chief financial officer since November 2011.

Prior to Awarepoint, Tim was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of MDdatacor, inc., a healthcare information technology company that enhances healthcare quality through the development of innovative technology solutions to support such programs as pay-for-performance, clinical integration and care coordination, and the patient-centered medical home. With more than 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, Tim has a successful track record in starting, financing and managing innovative high-growth companies. He has secured more than $150 million in private and public equity financing for various companies in the technology and health care industries.

Prior senior management positions include: (i) chief financial officer of BrightLane.com, (ii) chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary of eCompanyStore.com, (iii) vice president of finance and corporate controller at Biofield Corp., (iv) controller of Dianon Systems, Inc. and (v) senior supervisor at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Tim is a certified public accountant. (Inactive Status)

Tom Warlan
Sr. Vice President, Software Engineering

Thomas is the Sr. Vice President of Software Engineering at Awarepoint and has been with the company since March 2015.

Thomas has over 30 years of industry experience and prior to Awarepoint was with Cisco Systems for over 11 years where he led the Application Solutions Engineering team responsible for driving engineering development solutions for multiple product verticals including, healthcare, sports and entertainment, retail and financial. These solutions leverage the Wireless, Digital Media, Unified Communications, front-end and back-end integration and cloud technologies to deliver integrated Applications driving product adoption.

Prior Cisco Systems, highlights of Thomas's career included Aerospace Consulting for large Aerospace customers in area of development, integration and testing for embedded systems. involving aircraft flight control, avionics, navigation and radar systems and working for Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Atmospheric Science developing Global Circulation Models for long range weather forecasting.

Thomas holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering/Atmospheric Science and a BS Degree in Computer Science from SUNY Stony Brook, New York. He is a CompTIA certified Cloud Essentials Professional (CEP).

Gary Jorgensen
Sr. Vice President, Hardware Engineering

Gary is the Sr. Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Awarepoint and has served in that role since November 2009, managing the development of Awarepoint's current Zigbee product family and Infopoint software suite.

Prior to Awarepoint Gary served as Vice President of Software Engineering at NextWave broadband, a company developing WiMax chipsets, software stacks, and reference end devices for mobile and fixed high speed data applications. Gary has over 26 years of engineering, manufacturing, and management experience in the high speed and low power wireless space, spanning from 2G cellular through LTE and into Bluetooth and Zigbee low power RF, and covering both end devices and core software and chipset development. He has a successful track record of shipping high volume products, and helped launch two startups.

Other prior experience includes positions as Director of 3G Engineering at Texas Instruments, a group developing UMTS/HSPA chipsets, and Co-founder and Vice President of Software Engineering at Dot Wireless, a company developing IS-95 and IS-2000 chipsets, Director at NextWave Wireless developing IS-95 chipsets and end devices, and Lead Engineer in Motorola's original GSM handset team, developing the first successfully fielded digital cellular phones.

Gary received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.

Emily Wilson
Sr. Vice President, Finance

Emily is the Vice President of Finance at Awarepoint and has been with the company since September 2012.

Emily has 14 years of Finance experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining Awarepoint, Emily served as the Controller at ALOR International Ltd., a fine jewelry design and manufacturing company. She also served as the Controller for TC Digital Games, a subsidiary of a publicly traded gaming and entertainment company. Prior to that, Emily held various positions of increasing responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she served clients across a variety of industries including construction, environmental services, real estate, higher education, hospitality, technology, and professional services.

Emily received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting from Wake Forest University. Emily is a certified public accountant.

Karl Riesen
Vice President, Business Development

Karl is the Vice President, Business Development at Awarepoint and has been with the company since December 2014.

Karl was previously with Western Digital's R&D organization, where he managed The SOC Applications Engineering team. In this role, he lead technical product development and drove process improvement projects related to WD's data storage business. Previously, Karl served in Project Management and Electronic Engineering roles at Western Digital.

Karl holds a BA/BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego and an MBA from UC Irvine.