GHS Drone Team

 For background read:

 How a Transparent World Protects us

More About Dan O'Dowd's background - The Personal and Business Ethics of a Drone Contractor

Dan O'Dowd, founded Green Hills Software in 1982 and has been its President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. Before founding Green Hills Software, Mr. O'Dowd was manager of compiler and operating system development at National Semiconductor. He joined National Semiconductor in 1978 to design the architecture for the NS32000 32-bit microprocessor. From 1976 to 1978, he worked at APh Technological Consulting developing some of the first embedded development tools for microprocessors. They were used for developing the first hand held electronic games for Mattel and Mattel's line of home video games. Mr. O'Dowd received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1976.

About Dan - Dan ran for U. S. Senate in the Primary in 1994.  Here is a part of his literature.

Craig Franklin, formerly Senior Vice President of Advanced Products, joined Green Hills Software in 1986 when the company had just evaded the need to return to founder, and venture capital source, Glenn Hightower.  Franklin previously worked at  Microtec Research where he had been Vice President of Engineering and managed the development of Microtec's XRAY embedded development tools. He had previously been compiler development manager at Daisy Systems, Data General and Digital Research Corporation. Mr. Franklin was a software developer for the Apollo moon-landing project at North American Rockwell. Mr. Franklin received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Stanford University in 1966.  

NOTE:  Craig still claims to be working for GHS in his previous role although he is no longer on the website.  He is still using a email address for very personal purposes. 

 About Craig- Read forward from this article, which started this site. 

Jack Douglas, Vice Chairman, joined Green Hills Software in 2003, after having worked with the company in a consulting capacity since 1998. Mr. Douglas was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1999 to 2003. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Apple Computer where he played a key role in restoring Apple to financial health. From 1986 to 1997 Mr. Douglas held senior executive positions at Reebok International Ltd, helping Reebok grow to over $3 billion in revenue, and ending as Executive Vice President responsible for Legal, Human Resources, and Public Affairs. Mr. Douglas received his law degree, from Harvard Law School in 1978, and an BA in Economics, from Colgate University in 1975.

About Jack - Foxboro man in kilt charged with open and gross lewdness in Taunton 
                        John B. Douglas, Some background in the legal profession

Jeffrey Hazarian, Chief Financial Officer, joined Green Hills Software in 2004. Mr. Hazarian is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, and administrative operations. Before assuming his position at Green Hills Software, he spent 19 years at Tenera, Inc., a publicly held software and services provider where he served on the Board of Directors and held various executive positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. His accomplishments include the development of effective compliant accounting and business process systems that also lowered overhead costs. Mr. Hazarian is a member of the California Bar and holds a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a BS degree in Business Administration, Accounting Option, from California State University at Hayward. 

About Jeff

David Chandler, Senior Vice President of Sales, joined Green Hills Software in 1993. Mr. Chandler has over 26 years of experience in direct sales and sales management of technical software and hardware products. From 1987 to 1992, he was a Regional Sales Manager at Avalon Computer Systems, a company affiliated with Green Hills Software. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Chandler worked in direct sales at Oasys, a distributor of Green Hills Software's products whose operations have since been merged into Green Hills Software. In 1984, Mr. Chandler received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York, Brockport College.

 About David

Dave K
David Kleidermacher, Chief Technology Officer, joined Green Hills Software in 1991 and is responsible for technology strategy, platform planning, and solutions design. Mr. Kleidermacher is a leading authority in systems software and security, including secure operating systems, virtualization technology, and the application of high robustness security engineering principles to solve computing infrastructure problems. Mr. Kleidermacher earned his bachelor of science in computer science from Cornell University.

 About David

Chris Smith
Christopher Smith, Vice President of Marketing, joined Green Hills Software in 1998. Mr. Smith has 20 years experience in engineering, sales and marketing of embedded and real-time systems and software. In 1994, he joined Intermetrics Microsystems Software, Inc. (IMSI) of Cambridge, MA, to establish a European operation and fulfilled a sales and marketing role. IMSI was purchased by BSO/Tasking in 1996. From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Smith worked for a UK-based distributor of development and computer aided engineering software tools, ARS Microsystems Ltd. In 1989, he became Vice President of Sales and a board member. Mr. Smith was educated in the United Kingdom and has a background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

 About Christopher

Tim Reed
Tim Reed, Vice President of Advanced Products, joined Green Hills Software in 2001 and is responsible for the managment and sales of NRE projects, sales and business development in the Asia-Pacific region, and management of Green Hills training and on-site consulting services group. During his time with the company, Mr. Reed has worked as a Systems Software Engineer, Field Applications Engineer for Asia-Pacific, Director of Asia-Pacific Business Development, and General Manager of Advanced Products. Mr. Reed earned his bachelor of science in engineering and applied science (computer science) from California Institute of Technology.

 About Tim

Jason Issacs
Jason Isaacs, General Counsel, joined Green Hills Software in 2004. Mr. Isaacs is responsible for managing and protecting Green Hills Software's intellectual property resources and ensuring that Green Hills Software complies with applicable laws and regulations. Before joining Green Hills, Mr. Isaacs practiced law at Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP in San Diego, specializing in technology transactions, licensing arrangements and business litigation in his representation of high growth and venture backed companies. Mr. Isaacs received his law degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Brown University.

 About Jason

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