Derek Blumke, Chief Executive Officer
Derek co-founded and served as the Executive Director and President of Student Veterans of America (SVA), which has grown to over 1,300 chapters on college and university campuses in all 50 states and globally.
James McGuirk, Chief Hardware Officer
James worked in the Rapid Technology Development & Fielding Lab at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supported the development of prototypes for government agencies.
Kathy Borkoski, Chief Operating Officer
Kathy is an executer. She helped start up and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Trident Proposal Management. She led the scaling of Trident to more than 30 employees and $3M in annual revenue, while helping their clients to receive over $4.5 Billion in government contracts in the company’s first six years of growth.
Kathy also founded KB Software Solutions & Design, led a successful Kickstarter campaign for the launch of a children’s book, and performed as a stunt double for Titanic II, Workaholics and Bionic Builders. Kathy earned her BS in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. She is a US Navy Veteran where she served two deployments to Iraq and the Philippines as a Navy Diver and EOD Officer (bomb disposal technician).
Brian is a software savant. He is TripSafe’s Co-Founder and the lead technology advisor. Brian worked as a research analyst for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), where he used his 16 years of software development experience to write programs that analyzed simulations within the Large Hadron Collider.
Brian is a Ph.D. Candidate in Astro Physics at CU Boulder. He received his BS in Physics, with a minor in Mathematics at George Washington University. He is a US Marine Corps Veteran, where he served three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.