Kenneth "Bud" Pope
Bud Pope is the co-founder and President of Spatial Energy, LLC. Mr. Pope founded Spatial Energy in 2005 to focus on providing satellite imagery solutions to the energy sector. Prior to co-founding Spatial Energy, Mr. Pope was with DigitalGlobe where he oversaw the company's energy sector business. He was previously with ION Geophysical Corporation where he was Vice President of Land Products, a $150M per year division that included software solutions, equipment and services for worldwide geophysical customers.
Mr. Pope was President of Green Mountain Geophysics prior to selling his software company to ION Geophysical. He launched several industry leading products into the global Oil/Gas market while at Ion and Green Mountain. Prior to Green Mountain Geophysics, Mr. Pope held various operational and financial roles with both startup and Fortune 500 high-tech companies.
Mr. Pope is a CPA, who started his career at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell.
Co-Founder/Managing Director, Spatial Energy GmbH
Mr. Carlston has over twenty years experience in the technology sector, including almost a decade in the field of imagery, software solutions, and analysis services to Oil, Gas, and Mining companies worldwide. Prior to co-founding Spatial Energy, Mr. Carlston served as the Director of Energy Markets for DigitalGlobe. Earlier, he worked in technical sales serving the wireless software and surgical device industries.
In May, 2011, Mr. Carlston was appointed to the new position of Managing Director, Spatial Energy GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria, to build and strengthen relationships with customers and partners in key markets throughout the Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME).
Mark J. Stevenson
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Stevenson's career has spanned 40 years in the computer industry with IBM, XEROX, and NBI, where he was Executive Vice President until 1986 when he retired.
Mr. Stevenson served as Chairman, President & CEO from 1994 – 1998 of Electronic Manufacturing Systems. EMS merged with a LBO portfolio company, RSP, to form E-M-Solutions, of which Mr. Stevenson served as Executive Chairman. The company grew from $30M to $440M in six years, and was acquired by Sanmina/SCI, a leading contract manufacturer in 2001.
From 2001 through June 2005, when the Company was acquired by First American Corporation, Mr. Stevenson served as President and CEO of Zenodata Corporation, a database company serving the financial services industry.
He is the past Chairman of the American Electronics Association, the nation’s largest high technology association, representing over 3,000 high tech companies, and was a member of the Executive Committee for three years. He served on the Advisory Council of the University of Colorado Center for Entrepreneurship for more than ten years and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of numerous private corporations, and as a Advisor to a mid market private equity firm.
Mr. Stevenson was nominated and a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was awarded the Espirit Entrepreneur of Distinction. Additionally, he was honored by the AEA with its annual Leadership of the Year Award.
Chief Financial Officer
Sherry Madison has over 25 years experience in accounting and finance realms for both Fortune 500 companies as well as technology start up organizations. Her early career was in manufacturing finance. Sherry then moved in to the software services industry. Most recently, she has been instrumental in the financial needs of technology start up companies. While her formal credentials are in finance and accounting, Sherry has also held operational positions including management of human resources, facilities management, office administration and information technology. Sherry has a masterís degree in finance and an undergraduate degree in accounting.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Michael is responsible for Spatial Energy's strategic development efforts which include managing relationships with major go-to-market, investment and supplier relationships. he has served on the company's Board of Advisors since 2006.
From 2003 to 2010, he was part of the leadership team helping to start DigitalGlobe's commercial business and was responsbile for the creation and management of some of the comnpany's largest and most strategic relationships: Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Apple, NAVTEQ, and Garmin. During his time at DigitalGlobe, he established the company's Business Development function; managed and grew the company's sales channel network - first for North America and then for the entire Americas region; sourced and led the company's first-ever acquisition of SF-based GlobeXplorer; and helped manage the company through its successful IPO in 2009. Today the commerical business contributes more than $90 million to DigitalGlobe's top line.
Mr. McCarthy's experience base includes 20 years working with high-tech companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100, both as an employee and as a management consultant. Mr. McCarthy has an undergraduate degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Masters degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He works and lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and four daughters.
Vice President, Global Enterprise Solutions
With over 15 years experience in technical solution creation, Mr. Waugh joined Spatial Energy in 2008 to help develop and grow Spatial-On-Demand - the world's largest energy-specific online database and enterprise imagery management solution.
Prior to joining Spatial Energy, Mr. Waugh headed US and Canadian operations for Valtus Imagery where he was in charge of new product and business development. Previously, he was with DigitalGlobe where he led strategic market development.
Mr. Waugh earned his MBA from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Bentley College.
Vice President, Customer Service
Mr. Crews has worked in Geophysics since 1972. He has authored and co-authored numerous published scientific articles, and is the holder of seven US Patents. Prior to joining Spatial Energy in 2005, Mr. Crews served as Director of Engineering for ION Corporation. Previously, Crews worked at Arco for nearly twenty years, serving in various scientific and managerial capacities.
Mr. Crews holds a Masters in Geophysics from the University of Oklahoma, and studied Theoretical Seismology at the University of Texas.
Robin Leventhal joined Spatial Energy with over twenty years of experience in marketing, technology and media. She spent five years as Director of Marketing for First Consulting Group (then the nation's largest health care technology firm) driving strategy and field marketing for two divisions, and prior to that served as marketing director for several early-stage Internet technology firms. Previously, Ms. Leventhal was with ASCAP, the world's largest music rights organization, where she spearheaded the organization's foray into digital media. She also worked at PBS affiliate WNET-13, and was the first woman line producer at CBS Sports.
Ms. Leventhal received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University in public policy.