Chairman and CEO
George Mathew brings 20 years of experience developing high-growth technology startups to Kespry. Prior to Kespry, he held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP. He has driven company strategy, led product management and development, and built sales and marketing teams. He joined Kespry in early 2017 as Chairman of the Board and CEO, where he focuses on leading the company’s mission to transform how people and businesses capture, use and get value from aerial intelligence. George is also on the board of directors of CARTO, a location intelligence company. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.
Jeff Palmer is a technology executive who brings decades of experience to Kespry management and operations. Before Kespry, Jeff served as CEO of Blue Lane, a security appliance maker (sold to VMware), was President of GetThere, a corporate online travel procurement system (sold to Sabre Holdings), and was SVP Marketing of Memco Software (sold to Platinum Technologies). Earlier in his career, he held several executive positions at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc (NYSE: BBN). Jeff holds a BSME from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Parker Clark leads technology innovation and manufacturing at Kespry and was one of the first employees to join the team shortly after the company was formed in 2013. He has seven patents pending around autonomy and aerial data precision and is regarded as an innovator in the autonomous drone industry. Prior to Kespry, Parker attended Stanford Engineering and was awarded the Henry Ford II Scholar Award for graduating at the top of his class.
Jim Allison brings more than two decades of experience in engineering development in high growth environments to the Kespry team. He is a technology and business leader with deep experience in driving globally distributed development and managing high functioning teams. Prior to Kespry, Jim was VP of Engineering and Advisor at Motion Intelligence, VP Product Development at Lily Robotics, VP Engineering at Livescribe, Cofounder of Xumii, and VP Engineering at U3 (ScanDisk). Jim holds a computer science degree from Northwestern University.
Michael Hersher leads Customer Success and Retention at Kespry, where he focuses on helping customers apply the Kespry technology to their individual needs. Prior to Kespry, he worked for the American Red Cross Disaster Services in a variety of roles. He led geospatial intelligence efforts for major natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires. He was also recognized nationally for integrating emerging technologies into disaster response. Michael holds an AB in Biochemistry from Harvard.
Paul leads marketing at Kespry and is responsible for market development and demand strategy. Paul brings nearly two decades of experience in growing businesses through marketing and partnerships. He has helped scale the performance of organizations big and small including Business Objects, Microsoft, Alteryx and Bugcrowd. Paul holds a BA (with Honors) in Marketing.
Jon Wolken is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Kespry. Jon is an industry veteran with 20 years of experience. Most recently, he led the Western Region for Tableau Software where he opened up the Canadian market and was responsible for many of Tableau's largest global deployments. Previously, he led sales for Silicon Valley at Qlik Technologies. Jon holds a bachelors degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Operations and Strategy
Grant Lee leads Global Operations for Kespry. Prior to Kespry, Grant was a member of the leadership team for Rapleaf, a subsidiary of Liveramp (acquired by Acxiom Corp). Grant started his career in FinTech, at ConvergEx, the leading Order Management platform for U.S. hedge funds. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MBA from Stanford University, during which time he worked on the Strategic Business Development team at Amazon.