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Mark Garver

CEO - GEOS Safety and Response

Mr. Garver serves as CEO of the GEOS group of companies and sits on the board of GEOS - Travel Safety Group, Ltd. Mr. Garver is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects for GEOS Travel Safety, GEOS Safety Solutions, Inc. and GEOS Response - IERCC. Mr. Garver has over 25 years in physical, information and network security assessment, planning, development and consulting. Most recently he has been a consultant to Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, Carlson Company, Target Corporation, the State of New Mexico and numerous other commercial and government entities. He is board certified in Homeland Security, Cyber-Forensics, Counter-Terrorism, Intelligence Analysis and Dignitary/Executive Protection and is also an international speaker and instructor in numerous topic areas. Mr. Garver specializes in terrorism trends, bio-surveillance, geopolitical studies, incident response to terrorist events, search and rescue operations and personal, physical, and cyber security.

Prior to his current appointment with GEOS Response, Mr. Garver was COO of The Guidry Group and Vice President of Operations at GEOS Guidry Response, LLC where he developed and oversaw operations of the 24×7 emergency operations center. Mr. Garver also has served as the Founder/CEO of Specialty Intelligence Group, CEO of Transparence, Inc., COO of Berkeley Software (BSDI), CEO of NetOps, VP and General Manager at Ascend Communications, VP and General Manager at Dell Computer, and has held numerous other executive level positions in the security and technology sectors, as well as in the US Military. In these various roles, Mr. Garver has been a part of merger and acquisition teams on both sides of the table, having sold three of the companies he led for more than $400M and participating on M&A teams on deals up to $21B USD.

Mr. Garver sits on the Board of Directors of Specialty Intelligence Group, American Board for Certification in Dignitary and Executive Protection, American Board for Certification in Intelligence Analysis and sits on the Education Committee of the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, where he is also certified at the highest level in Homeland Security and has been awarded Diplomate Status for his years of contributions to the board and in the homeland security field.

Mr. Garver has also published numerous articles and has contributed to chapters of two published books. Mr. Garver has been featured in a number of media, including the Wall Street Journal, Inside Homeland Security and various other trade publications, radio programs and television interviews.

Rachel Smith

Administrative Assistant to the CEO

As Mark's admin assistant, Rachel is tasked with keeping his schedule, travel and other aspects of his work life in order. If you need to get ahold of Mark, your best bet is to go to Rachel. Most recently Rachel was in the medical field and has also held administrative jobs, primarily in the healthcare/dental fields.

Kevin Stamps

Director of Business Development

Kevin serves as the Director of Business Development. In this capacity, Kevin has the direct responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with technology partners and solution providers, including OEM's. Kevin most recently served as the Director of Operations for the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) where he was instrumental in the development of the operational capabilities, along side the CEO, Mark Garver.

Prior to joining GEOS Safety Solutions, Kevin was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a member of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). During his time with the USCG Kevin held numerous certifications in Search and Rescue and law enforcement. Kevin was certified in High Value Asset (HVA) protection, High Interest Vessel (HIV) inspections prior to port entry, vertical insertion law enforcement team, commercial vessel inspections, tactical boat coxswain, search and rescue coxswain, and held coxswain certification on four vessel types. As the Officer of the Day (OOD) Kevin was responsible for the Station, the Vessels and the personnel assigned to the unit. Additionally Kevin ensured that all of the members assigned to his section received proper training to obtain certifications and maintain their certifications.

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2004 struck the United States Gulf Coast, Kevin’s team was one of the first to respond to the affected area. Kevin and his team quickly began operations that ranged from security to search and rescue. His team provided security for key critical infrastructure facilities, and also aided in the reopening of the Mississippi River by delivering essential personnel and supplies to remote locations. Prior to the beginning of security operations his team was responsible for saving over a hundred people that had become stranded in remote areas and on levees along the Mississippi River. Kevin and his team was able to overcome and adapt in a challenging and ever changing operational environment, this flexibility allowed his team to play a key role in the recovery of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Holly King

Product Manager

Holly's primary role is to help define, develop and launch GEOS products and programs for each of the three GEOS operating companies, and to manage each project and program at GEOS.

When Holly joined GEOS she spent a number of years as a member of the Emergency Operations Team at the GEOS IERCC, and has progressed through the ranks to her current management position with GEOS. Holly started her career as an administrative assistant, before using the skills she developed in that capacity to move into customer and partner relationship management.

From there Holly served in a regulatory and compliance role and eventually moved into product management.

Lindsey Brack

Catalyst - Human Resources and Administration

As the catalyst for the group, Lindsey reports to the CEO and handles numerous aspects of the operations including Human Resources and Administration.

Lindsey started her career as a Team Lead in retail while in High School and continued through College. Lindsey worked for Academy Sports and Outdoors for 12 years. Lindsey received her BBA degree in 2007 from Sam Houston State University and was promoted to Administrative Assistant which included acting as a Human Resources liaison between the store level and Corporate office.  In that role she traveled to different stores to help train their administrative assistants and also helped open a new store in 2013.  Lindsey changed roles in 2014 and took over the Logistics Manager position.

Lindsey joined GEOS in 2015 as a member of the Emergency Operations Team at the GEOS IERCC where she served until her recent move into her new role.

Holly King

Product Manager

Holly's primary role is to help define, develop and launch GEOS products and programs for each of the three GEOS operating companies, and to manage each project and program at GEOS.

When Holly joined GEOS she spent a number of years as a member of the Emergency Operations Team at the GEOS IERCC, and has progressed through the ranks to her current management position with GEOS. Holly started her career as an administrative assistant, before using the skills she developed in that capacity to move into customer and partner relationship management.

From there Holly served in a regulatory and compliance role and eventually moved into product management.

Sara Kolar

Account Executive

Sara’s role at GEOS is to bring our technology to private and public entities. Sara has work experience in the medical field, corporate travel, and the maritime industry, making her a perfect fit for team GEOS! She is intimately familiar with all of our products, and will help find how these products fit to bring modernized security to companies looking to maximize safety in the work environment.

Her medical experience involved sales and marketing for a large radiology group that contracted out of Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. Sara developed, coordinated, organized, and led all marketing, business development, and event planning efforts for each territory and individual facility in her network. She brought in new-patient volume from over 750 physicians.

Her corporate-travel experience focused on international travel at a maritime insurance company in Houston, Texas. Sara made all travel arrangements for the company’s offshore surveyors, prepared their travel documents, maintained communication while they were gone, and made sure they got home safely.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M University at Galveston. While in college, she interned at The Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. Sara worked closely with everyone from the port security agents to the board of trustees, learning all about the inner workings of the port authority.

Emily Willis

Marketing Manager

Emily is responsible for all aspect of marketing for all GEOS companies, including social media, conference sponsorship, corporate messaging and outreach in support of our sales team, and our partners. Emily has served in several key roles at GEOS, having started out in the IERCC as a watch stander, quickly advancing to SAR Mission Coordinator. During her time in the IERCC, she also took on a number of marketing projects working directly with the CEO and the Marketing Communications department to deliver key aspects of GEOS marketing initiatives.

Jamie Chatman

Accounting Manager

Jamie as accounting manager, Jamie is responsible for handling day-to-day accounting for the Company. In addition to her role in accounting, Jamie serves a critical role as Data Visualization Specialist, providing key metrics and data that management needs to track trends, identify opportunities and drive operational excellence. Jamie started with GEOS in the IERCC as a Watch Stander while she was completing her degree in Finance and has continued to prove invaluable to the management team at GEOS.

Alicia Ashabran

Customer Experience Manager

Alicia serves as the Manager of GEOS Customer Experience and is responsible for ensuring that GEOS Members and Customers, from any of the GEOS Companies has the best experience possible. Alicia has served in several key roles at GEOS, having started out in the IERCC as a watch stander, quickly advancing to SAR Mission Coordinator and most recently the Team Lead for Charlie Team.

Angela Thompson

Special Projects Coordinator

Ms. Thompson serves as the Special Projects Coordinator, where she handles critical aspects of GEOS operations in the form of special projects, reporting to the CEO. Ms. Thompson served as Manager of GEOS Customer Experience and where she was responsible for ensuring that GEOS Members and Customers, from any of the GEOS Companies has the best experience possible.

Ms. Thompson has been with the IERCC since the launch of the group and its services. Previous to her current position Ms. Thompson was the Manager of Emergency Operations at the IERCC. Ms. Thompson started as one of the IERCC’s first watch standers, and due to her experience prior to joining the team, she quickly rose through the ranks.

Prior to joining the IERCC team at GEOS Response, she was a dispatcher for The Woodlands Fire Department, and previously worked for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a 911 Dispatcher / Shift Supervisor for 8 years. Angela has 20 years of Law Enforcement and Dispatching experience which has been crucial for her current role with GEOS Response.

Prior to joining the IERCC team at GEOS Response, she was a dispatcher for The Woodlands Fire Department, and previously worked for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a 911 Dispatcher / Shift Supervisor for 8 years. Angela has 20 years of Law Enforcement and Dispatching experience which has been crucial for her current role with GEOS Response.

Michele Pomroy

Claims Processing - GEOS Travel Safety, ltd.

Michele is an industry veteran primarily in high-tech companies.

Prior to joining GEOS, Michele has had a number of roles, including sales operations manager and other operational management positions with companies such as Madge Networks. Today, she is instrumental in help GEOS best serve our members who have selected GEOS Membership Benefits for their travel and exploration needs.

Emily Thompson

Emergency Operations Team Lead - IERCC

As the Emergency Operations Manager for the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, Emily reports to the CEO and oversees the IERCC Team Leads and staff.

Emily started with GEOS in 2013 as a Watch Stander and quickly became a Team Leader of her shift. In that role, she led the team to many operational achievements. As the Operations Manager, she guides her to team to ensure that each rescue is handled diligently and efficiently. Emily is FEMA certified and is a member of both the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and The European Emergency Number Association (EENA), where she works closely with the technical and standards groups within these organizations. Emily also works closely with her international counterparts establishing Search and Rescue protocols, and other emergency response procedures, including development of formal Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s).

Brittany Allemang

Emergency Operations Team Lead - IERCC

As a Team Lead, Brittany is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of her Emergency Operations Team, Alpha Team.

This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Alpha Team performance metrics and quality controls.

Brittany is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.

Patricia Fitzsimmons

Emergency Operations Team - IERCC

As a Team Lead, Patricia is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of her Emergency Operations Team, Bravo Team.

This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Bravo Team performance metrics and quality controls.

Brittany is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.

Chris Nitsche

Emergency Operations Team -IERCC

As Team Lead, Chris is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of his Emergency Operations Team, Charlie Team.

This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Charlie Team performance metrics and quality controls.

Chris is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.

Prior to joining GEOS, Chris was an Emergency Actions Senior Coordinator with the United States Air Force and was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Medal. While in this role, Chris aided 40 presidential alert missions to secure strategic assets.

Jacob Stephens

Emergency Operations Team -IERCC

As Team Lead, Jacob is responsible for the operational aspects and mentoring of his Emergency Operations Team, Delta Team.

This includes training and certification, refresher training, incident response drill development as well as day-to-day tracking of Delta Team performance metrics and quality controls.

Jacob is a member of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and serves as one of GEOS' ambassadors at NENA conferences and events.