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Digital Ally's management team is comprised of broadly experienced individuals who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and customer care. Our team represents a wide range of backgrounds and skills, which are vital to the company's management and sustainability.
Chief Executive Officer
Stanton E. Ross has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since September 1, 2005. From March 1992 to June 2005, Mr. Ross was the Chairman and President of Infinity, Inc., a publicly held oil and gas production and service company (IFNY), and served as an officer and director of each of Infinity's subsidiaries. He resigned all of his positions with Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. in June 2005, except Chairman, and then resumed his position in December 2006 at the request of the board. From 1991 until March 1992, he founded and served as President of Midwest Financial, a financial services corporation involved in mergers, acquisitions and financing for corporations in the Midwest. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Ross was employed by Duggan Securities, Inc., an investment banking firm in Overland Park, Kansas, where he primarily worked in corporate finance. From 1989 to 1990, he was employed by Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where he was an investment executive. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Ross was self-employed as a business consultant. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Ross was President and founder of Kansas Microwave, Inc. From 1981 to 1985, he was employed by Birdview Satellite Communications, Inc., which manufactured and marketed home satellite television systems, initially as a salesman and later as National Sales Manager.
Chief Financial Officer
During the years 2001-2007, Mr. Heckman provided consulting and business investment services to publicly traded and private companies. He has been involved in the successful completion of a number of initial public offerings (IPOs), reverse mergers and other transactions; drafted, filed and achieved SEC effectiveness for Form SB-2 filings; assisted in the raising of capital for private companies in a variety of industries; and developed multiple private placement memorandums. From 1983 until 2001, Mr. Heckman was employed by Deloitte and Touche, LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the largest auditing, consulting, and financial advisory, risk management, and tax services organizations in the world. During his 18 years with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, including six years as Accounting and Auditing Partner in the Kansas City office, Mr. Heckman specialized in IPOs and public reporting entities. He served as partner in charge of a high-technology and emerging/high-growth company market segment for cross-discipline marketing efforts, assisted companies in preparing for public offerings and other liquidity events, and was involved in numerous initial/secondary financings and merger / acquisition transactions for public and private companies. He is experienced in all facets of SEC financial reporting and compliance matters. Mr. Heckman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at the University of Missouri - Columbia.
VP of Sales & Marketing
Greg Dyer, VP of Sales & Marketing, manages multiple sales divisions including Law Enforcement, Commercial Fleet and Situational Security. Mr. Dyer also oversees all marketing and promotional efforts. Mr. Dyer began his career as Operations Manager for Specialty Moving Systems, first managing its 80,000 square foot distribution operation in Glendale Heights, Illinois and then managing all startup operations for its Olathe, Kansas business. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Dyer worked at A. Arnold World Class Relocation, first as National Account Sales Director at its Olathe, Kansas offices, then as Vice President of Sales and Operations and finally as Vice President of Sales and Operations in Carrollton, Texas. Mr. Dyer majored in business at Oakton Community College.
VP of Business Development
John Rumage, VP of Business Development, continues to manage current business relationships as well as develop new relationships with potential clients and key stakeholders. Mr. Rumage brings 30 years of experience in aviation and fleet safety to Digital Ally, Inc. His devotion to safety is coupled with a strong sense of community that began as a young adult serving on Colorado's Disaster Preparedness Team. With 24 years of experience as a Senior Manager with the United States Marine Corps, Lockheed Martin Corporation establishing a strong record in Aviation and Fleet Quality Assurance. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Mr. Rumage continued his career in safety and fleet management as a Safety and Quality Assurance Manager for Class I Railroads.
Christa Johnson, SHRM-SCP
VP of Operations
Christa Johnson, VP of Operations, develops and oversees all strategies and policies in day-to-day operations and future planning. Mrs. Johnson partners with senior management on the day-to-day administration and operation of the business. Mrs. Johnson brings over 20 years of experience in multifunctional responsibilities. Her main areas of expertise are: strategic planning and development, establishing policies and objectives, project management, facilities management, human resource management, regulatory compliance and reporting and contract negotiation. Mrs. Johnson holds a BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University.
International Sales Manager
Rafael Polo joined Digital Ally in 2013. Mr. Polo brings over 10 years of international and technical experience to his position as International Sales Manager. He served as the International Projects Manager travelling abroad to increase Digital Ally's international presence in the market. Prior to his managerial positions, Mr. Polo served as an International Technical Sales Specialist. Mr. Polo oversees the international sales as well as the technical part of product deployment, installation of systems and software, and the training for the use and management of Digital Ally's products.
Director of Technical Services
Mark Gordon joined Digital Ally in 2007. Mr. Gordon brings over ten years of technical experience to his position of Technical Services Manager. Mr. Gordon strives to maintain a team that provides an incredibly high level of customer support. He and his team work directly with the Engineering Department and Sales to aid in product development. Mr. Gordon's team performs site surveys and designs the technology infrastructure that supports all of the products that Digital Ally manufactures. Prior to his managerial position, Mr. Gordon served as both a Product Support Specialist and Senior Product Support.