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Founders Jon Garrity and Dr. William Vega-Brown have deep combined experience in industrial systems and artificial intelligence. After graduating from MIT, Jon went to work in analytics software at GE Energy and Will went on to complete his Ph.D. at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. After speaking together about advances in machine learning and cloud computing, the two realized capabilities only available to highly capital intensive assets like gas turbines could be economical for nearly any industrial asset. With this objective in sight, the company was incorporated at MIT.
Jon and Will assembled a team of Boston-based data scientists, engineers, and commercial leaders to deliver on the company’s vision. This team has since deployed machine learning applications for more than 60,000 assets across the globe.
Jon holds a dual degree in physics and economics from MIT, and a MBA from Harvard Business School. He is responsible for defining product strategy, development, content, environment, delivery, and standards. With a background in industrial asset management, he recruited a team from the academic ML community, established relationships and customer agreements with Fortune 500 companies and multinationals, and organized equity financing of over $9M for the business. He is a board member of Greentown Labs, an incubator for climatetech entrepreneurs.
Will built the Tagup engineering team and has brought multiple ML products to market, providing decision support to operations teams managing hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue. Before Tagup, he studied artificial intelligence at MIT, publishing research at the intersection of motion planning, machine learning, and complexity theory and developing algorithms that enable automated systems to find high-quality solutions to complicated tasks. Will holds an undergraduate degree in physics and a PhD in mechanical engineering.
General Webb retired from the U.S. Air Force in June of 2022 after 38 years of celebrated service. During his service, he was a command pilot who achieved more than 3,700 flying hours, which included 117 combat hours in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While Webb was active duty in the Air Force, he also served as commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, the 20th Special Operations Squadron, the 352nd Special Operations Group, and the 1st Special Operations Wing. Additionally, he was commander of the 23rd Air Force, Special Operations Command Europe, and NATO Special Operations Headquarters.
Prior to his retirement, Neil Thurgood served in the military for 37 years. He was commissioned as an aviation branch officer in 1986 and served in various company grade and battalion aviation roles both domestically and internationally, including combat deployments in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. In his most recent position as director for hypersonics, directed energy, space and rapid Acquisition and the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, Thurgood pushed to swiftly develop, prototype, test and field new technologies, which played an important role in providing mission-critical needs to warfighters.
John Neagley has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of ship acquisition, systems integration, operations, and sustainment. While on active duty, he has served aboard USS WHIPPLE, USS CORAL SEA, USS JOHN PAUL JONES, and USS ANTIETAM and as Commanding Officer of USS FITZGERALD in the Arabian Gulf during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. His ashore career included several executive leadership positions. At NAVSEA, he served as Major Program Manager for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and as SPAWAR’s Deputy Commander for Fleet Readiness.
John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 45 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is Past President of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), Finance Committee Chair of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) Board, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, and the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee. John has co-authored five books and has one US Patent.
“Business challenges have been my life’s passion and I’m delighted to be associated with brilliant young people who are doing well by doing good.” Ed is a lifelong entrepreneur who has spent 56 of his 62 professional years in the pursuit of growing businesses. Since 1994 he has presided over New Canaan Capital, a merchant bank specializing in small-cap investments, with partner Ron Manganiello. Ed holds a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business.
Robin is President of Clearview Investment Management, Inc. a private real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition, development and management of real estate and related assets on behalf of select private investors and institutions. For over two decades, the firm has generated exceptional returns for its investors through a highly selective and disciplined investment process.