Our team has measured piles at tens of thousands of sites all around the world and have seen every possible configuration of stockpile assets you can imagine. But more than that, we understand the implications of those piles have on your financials and business operations. Our services blend the best of advanced software with the intelligence of experienced humans.
We’re collectively driven to make a dramatically improved business impact on our clients. We’re not happy with 20%, we aim for 95-100% effort reduction. We’ve done it before and the bar is high.
The team remains committed every day to advancing our system which remains the only service enabling true, no-touch inventory management. Thousands of customers are regularly managing their inventory with drones or our patented iPhone app. Based on the automation and intelligence built into our system, inventories are happening faster, more consistently, everywhere, resulting in fewer write-offs and swift resolutions with customers, auditors, and accountants. Tens of thousands of verified reports are shared every year between: measurers, managers, operations, and finance, all working together around in-depth reports and common goals.
Solutions Delivery Lead
Galen Kovak-Lewis spearheads the Stockpile Reports mission of working directly with customers to define, develop and execute organization-wide shifts in inventory management and decision making. Galen grew up on the rugged Oregon Coastline and has spent the last decade sharpening his teeth in the geospatial and technology field, with a focus on how to get beyond the surface data and dive deep into the difficult problems. He is in his element pulling together broad groups of individuals to define and execute on a shared vision of success. Galen earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Oregon State University. As for what lies over the horizon, ripples of information will soon become crashing waves as technology continues to advance. The future is rolling towards real time 3D data generation and SR is positioned to help our customers navigate that information to provide meaningful enterprise-level solutions.
Field Operations Lead
Jonathan Stephens is a road warrior who educates and evangelizes inventory management. He is a skilled commercial drone pilot and an expert in industrial drone applications. As a consultant, Jonathan strives to understand every client’s unique business needs and develop solutions to solve specific inventory pain points. Jonathan grew up in Portland, Oregon with a passion for technology and design. He attended Oregon State University and graduated with a B.S. focusing on Geography and Geographic Information Systems. He spent the first half of his career as a cartographer and GIS Analyst for the State of Oregon specializing transportation-related data visualizations. Jonathan has visited 33 states in his quest for 50. (anyone need a site visit in Nebraska?). Jonathan envisions drones becoming autonomously-deployed eyes in the sky that will measure sites based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The days of ordering a monthly aerial will be a task of the past.
Aerial Operations Lead
Jaxson Warrick drives accurate, consistent, and detailed aerial solutions with industry-shattering turn times. He has an extensive background in geospatial solutions which he carries into managing and architecting the aerials product within Stockpile Reports. Jaxson brings over 15 years of experience in the AEC and geospatial world with a concentration in government and commercial corridor / green field projects. With a business consulting edge he strives to combine the needs of clients with leading edge innovation in the aerial technologies world. If he is not working on what's next with SR you may find him ripping down single track mountain bike trails with his bike racing team.
Business Developement Lead
Maury Margol partners with clients to help solve their complex inventory and production management challenges as head of business development. Maury spent the last 20 years cultivating an expertise around helping startups and Fortune 100 companies launch products in volatile, fast-paced, technical environments. He began his career in computer programming at IBM, after earning his Information Systems Degree from Georgia State University. He then furthered his education receiving an MBA in Marketing from Emory University. Maury was co-founder and president of the nonprofit Wireless Technology Forum in Atlanta for 10 years where he met David Boardman. Maury enjoys understanding and analyzing markets and businesses for client development and success.
Business Developement Lead
Ken Zisserson connects with prospective new customers to help them understand the value in adopting computer vision technology. In his twenty years of experience in the Mapping/GIS sector, Ken has learned the ins and outs of government agencies and enterprise accounts. Ken's hobbies help him in his professional career. Coaching his son’s and daughter’s youth sports teams teaches him patience. Training baseball umpires for 15 years gives him attention to detail. Ken listens to our customer's needs and helps them find the right solution.
Sales Enablement Lead
Melissa Webster provides tools and support so the sales team can spend more time in the field with customers. Mel has worked in technology sector ranging from startups to Fortune 500 and in renewable energy to texting where she grew accustomed to the challenges of remote sites and various supporting technology. She wears many hats and picks up on work where work is needed whether through RFPs, on-sites visits, or customer training and support. Mel is local to the Redmond area and grew up fishing for Salmon on the lower Skyhomish River with her dad.
Director of Marketing
Kris Fuehr builds the Stockpile Reports brand by sharing and communicating the team’s many capabilities and achievements. Kris grew up near the Minnesota iron range of-many-piles and lived her formative career in the technology sector for over 20 years so she revels in the cross between technology on job sites. Business geek and storyteller, Kris earned her masters in business at the University of Washington where her class tribe-of-seven founded the UW Center for Entrepreneurship in her kitchen. As for the future, SR is more than just 3D, it’s intelligence inside every dot enabling limitless business decisions to be made from images.
Director of Computer Vision
Jared Heinly Jared attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Ph.D. in Computer Vision. His thesis focused on large-scale 3D reconstruction from images, with advisors Jan-Michael Frahm and Enrique Dunn. While at UNC, Jared developed a reconstruction system that processed and reconstructed scenes from a 100 million image dataset within 6 days. This was accomplished using only a single computer— two orders of magnitude in improvement over previously published methods. Jared has also developed state-of-the-art techniques for disambiguating repetitive, duplicate, or otherwise confusing scene elements in a 3D reconstruction. He is also working on image description, retrieval, and registration, as well as real-time computer vision on mobile devices and GPUs.
Director of Engineering
Srinivas Kapaganty architects the infrastructure that is running the business, based on his 25 years of software inception, architecture, and development to ensure that our products are predictably scalable. Srini’s background with Fortune 100 companies such as IBM and Hewlett Packard brings a global and world-class perspective to Stockpile Reports solutions. Srini earned his masters degree in computer science from University of Hyderabad, India.
VP of Product
Tony Jacobson designs and imagines a better product experience every day. For over 20 years, he has worked with startups to help scale them into large thriving businesses, tenaciously diving into complex situations, creating order out of chaos, defining clear paths forward. He works to create beautiful, meaningful and useful experiences. Tony led the UX efforts at Smartsheet, helping scale them from single digit millions to over $100 million in revenue. Equal parts businessman, technologist and designer, he can help others understand the business problem and solve for it from a technology point of view (if the technology doesn't exist, don't rule out the possibility that it will by the time he's done).
David Boardman drives the overall strategic vision and 3D product definition for URC Ventures with Stockpile Reports as the first commercial venture. He brings over 18 years of software innovation and global application and deployment experience in the technology sector as a seasoned entrepreneur and Fortune 100 executive. David led the strategic vision and product strategy for big data analytics and Wi-Fi content management services companies. In 2003, he launched the Mobile Media Consortium to develop ground breaking research for real-world mobile applications. David Boardman sits on the Board of Directors for Open Perception, focused on advancing the development and adoption of BSD-licensed open source software for 2D and 3D processing of sensory data. David leads the team with a no-nonsense, real-world experience management style. David was famously quoted as forecasting widespread digitization:
"Within 10 years every square centimeter of an aggregates operation will be modeled accurately in 3D and tracked every minute of every day."
CEO Stockpile Reports
November 2013 Washington Aggregates Association Keynote
Advanced Computer Vision
Dr. Jan-Michael Frahm is the Scientific Advisor for URC Ventures and an Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As Scientific Advisor, Dr. Frahm is advising on the design and development of large-scale computer vision and 3d reconstruction algorithms. Dr. Frahm received his Ph.D in computer vision in 2005 from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. His dissertation, “Camera Self-Calibration with Known Camera Orientation” received the prize for that year’s best Ph.D. dissertation in CAU’s College of Engineering. His Diploma in Computer Science is from the University of Lübeck. Prior to URCV and his professorship at UNC, Dr. Frahm worked at UNC on the real-time urban modeling project “UrbanScape” and received CVPR 2007’s the Best Demo Award. He has researched the first true Internet scale 3D reconstruction system, which reconstructs city-scale 3D models from 3 million photos from the Internet on a single PC in less than one day – outperforming known existing system by more than three orders of magnitude in speed while also being unique in delivering dense 3D mesh models. Dr. Frahm has written more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in computer vision conferences and journals including all top computer vision conferences and journals. Dr. Frahm is one of the two editors in chief of the Elsevier Journal of Image and Vision Computing.
Founding Board Member
After a career as an Engineer in the government, founded Urban Robotics and collaborates with spin-off business URC Ventures.
Founding Board Member
Penchant for teaming with others around intellectual curiosity, spirited discussion, problem-solving and hands-on participation around science, engineering, biology, finance and philosophical fields or "Natural Philosophy".
Founding Board Member
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