Terbine is an early stage startup. Our Team includes experts from aerospace, agriculture, energy, enterprise software, heavy manufacturing, Internet infrastructure and online marketplaces, Hollywood digital experience designers and university researchers. Our Advisory Board is comprised of top-flight experts and businesspeople drawn from academia, government and industry.
Founder & CEO
David is a serial entrepreneur and experienced startup executive with a history of innovation and market development, and a background in core technologies including multi-spectral sensing and communications, messaging, enterprise software and distributed systems. His work ranges from digital entertainment to defense, including setting global communications standards, introducing the first commercial email servers, pioneering online mass storage and more. He was an original member of the XPRIZE team that literally helped launch the private spaceflight industry. An ardent supporter of STEM education, he is a Trustee of the California Science Center Foundation.
Co-Founder & CTO
Brian leads all architecture, design and production of the Terbine system. His metadata construct and specifications are the core of the Terbine functional model. He has deep knowledge of highly performant, scalable transaction-based platforms and networks. He is a prominent developer of large systems and applications within Time Warner/HBO, Citigroup and SRA, and a veteran Air Force Staff Sergeant.
CFO / COO
Bruce provides critical strategy and tactical guidance for Terbine. He is a highly seasoned finance and operations leader with tenure in both large publicly traded companies and technology startups. He has held positions at Deloitte, SAP, Grant Thornton and Boeing, along with senior consulting/operating roles in high-growth ventures in the fintech, supply chain and logistics sectors.
Tory is best known as the daredevil host of Discovery Channel’s hit series MythBusters. His career began at George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic where he was a modelmaker for the Star Wars prequels, Starship Troopers, The Matrix 2 and 3 plus other major films. Currently, Tory is an Executive Producer and series host for Amazon, Science Channel, and Motor Trend including the new Motor MythBusters. He is a respected expert and influencer in the engineering and citizen science communities.
Former NASA Astronaut & Professor, US Naval Academy
Ken is a former NASA Astronaut and retired US Navy Captain. He’s the former Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the US Naval Academy. He was a Space Shuttle Commander and beta for International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions, and is a Combat Naval Aviator (F/A-18 Hornet) & Test beta. He’s currently involved in commercial human spaceflight and various defense-related ventures.
Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
Rick is the former Deputy Director of the NSA, where he was responsible for providing foreign intelligence and protecting the nation’s most important national security-related networks and information. He is currently involved in national security and cybersecurity ventures.
Director, Smart Cities, Sustainable Transportation, UC Berkeley
Jane is Director of the Smart Cities Center at University of California at Berkeley and Executive Director of the Sustainable Transportation Initiative at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She headed research for HERE, a leader in geospatial mapping, was VP of Process Engineering at battery company Imara, and Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors. Her focus and expertise encompasses geospatial mapping, semantic analytics, big data analytics and visualization, contextualization of data streams and spatially distributed computing.
Former Berkshire Hathaway / NV Energy, FERC
Lauren is a top legal expert in the energy and environmental industries, with deep experience in policy making, regulatory enforcement and litigation, interfacing between industry and government, plus emergency management. She was a Branch Chief at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Director of Energy Policy at Nevada Energy, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. In addition to law, her educational background includes civil engineering with a focus on environmental studies.
Former Director of Enterprise Services, Amazon, Author, The Amazon Way
John is the author of The Amazon Way book series, and the Managing Director at Rossman Partners, a professional services firm. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and implementing innovative and digital business models and capabilities, including for the Internet of Things. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation. Prior to Rossman Partners, John was an executive at Amazon.com where he launched the third party selling platform and ran the merchant services business. Mr. Rossman’s blog is www.the-amazon-way.com.