CEO & Chairman of the Board
As co-owner and operating partner of Observint, Brian oversees finance and operations, and provides strategic vision for the company – based on his successful track record for building technology businesses. Brian brings 30 years of experience in leadership and business expertise, in technology and product delivery. Brian spent 18 years with Dell, Inc., where he held a variety of executive and general management roles, including VP/GM of the Dell’s $11 billion U.S. Public Sector business and VP/GM of Dell’s $5 billion Large Enterprise business. Prior to joining Dell, Brian was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory University, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Brian serves on the boards of directors for Bulb and Hyde Park Schools.
As co-owner and operating partner of Observint, Troy oversees sales, marketing and business development, along with supporting segment growth and operational efficiency initiatives. Troy has 25 years of experience in leadership and business expertise in public sector technology solutions. Troy spent 25 years with Dell, Inc., where he held a variety of executive and general management roles, including VP/GM of Dell’s $3 billion Federal business and VP/GM of Dell’s $2 billion EMEA Public Sector business. Troy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Troy serves on the boards of directors for Caritas of Austin and Austin Hills Young Life.
Chief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Emily is responsible for the oversight of all finance, human resource and legal activities for Observint portfolio companies. Prior to Observint, Emily was Controller for NCSoft, a leading online game publisher, and was responsible for the monthly close process, financial analysis and reporting, and sales tax audits. Prior to that, she held a similar position at Esoterix, a medical laboratory now owned by LabCorp. Emily spent the first 6 years of her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their Audit and Business Advisory Services. Emily is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Southwestern University.
Chief Operating Officer
As chief operating officer, Roger provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that Observint portfolio companies have the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization – and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Prior to Observint, Roger spent 6 years in sales and operations at Dell, Inc., in the Corporate and Public sectors. In addition to Dell, Roger has worked in a variety of operations and financial roles for W.R. Grace, Bell South, and Asarco. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
Chief Marketing Officer
As chief marketing officer, George provides the leadership, management and vision required to grow, differentiate, and position Observint portfolio companies for long-term sustainability and success. Prior to Observint, George spent 5 years in Dell’s Consumer Segment, most recently as Senior Brand Manager of Dell’s premium XPS desktop and notebook product lines. Previously, George was an entrepreneur, operating a chemical sales and service company in Chicago, and spent 5 years in software development & business development for Bloomberg Financial Markets in New York City. George holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Vice President, Sales
As vice president of sales, Bill manages several independent sales teams dedicated to serving our strategic market segments, establishes sales targets to meet segment and company objectives, and is responsible for developing strategic plans to promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for each of Observint’s portfolio companies. Prior to Observint, Bill served as Sales Manager in Dell’s Public Transitional Group, Regional Sales Manager at Advantage Rent A Car and as General Manager at Dave & Buster’s Inc.