Dr. Carole Teolis, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman, TRX Systems
Carol Politi, Chief Executive Officer, TRX Systems
Dr. Gilmer L. Blankenship
As a renowned entreprener, publisher and leading university professor, Dr. Blankenship co-founded TRX Systems where he pioneered the technology for tracking first responders in GPS-denied environments. Dr. Blankenship is also the co-founder of Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi) where he developed the world's most advanced satellite tracking stations and mission control centers for the international search and rescue (SARSAT) program.
As a Professor and Associate Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, Dr. Blankenship conducts research into the applications of signal processing, scheduling and search theory, nonlinear and adaptive control theory, and the design and application of software systems.
Dr. Blankenship is a Fellow of the IEEE.
With over 35 years in the financial services industry, Mr. Armistead heads Entasis Consulting LLC where he helps companies attract capital and acquire other businesses. Mr. Armistead is a member of New Dominion Angels which holds an interest in TRX Systems.
Before Entasis Consulting, Mr. Armistead was a VP Financial Planning and Budgeting with MCI where he played an important role during the BT and WorldCom mergers; a member of Martin Marietta's Treasury department when it fended off Bendix's hostile takeover attempt; a commercial banker; and a CFO of a telecom start-up.
Mr. Armistead holds an economics degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Loyola University.
Jean-Luc Abaziou is Chief Executive Officer of Techno-Sciences (TSi), U.S. high technology company providing safety and security solutions around the world. Mr. Abaziou was previously a venture partner at Highland Capital Partners. Prior to working with Highland Capital, Mr. Abaziou was Vice President and General Manager of Ericsson IP Infrastructure and President and CEO of both Torrent Networking Technologies (acquired by Ericsson) and Alcatel Data Networks.
Mr. Abaziou has served on a number of boards and advisory boards, including for the French Foreign Commerce Ministry, George Washington University, the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from École supérieure d'électronique de l'Ouest in France.