Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is composed of a network of accomplished experts and distinguished thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds, who have generously agreed to provide ongoing help to Intensity Analytics in different areas. Whether as a whole, or on an individual basis, their consultation and guidance is invaluable to the company and our strategy.
Board Chair

Ric Edelman, Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Services

For 30 years, Ric Edelman has worked to teach everyday people about personal finance. He’s widely regarded as one of the nation’s top financial advisors, having been named in 2016 among the country’s Top 10 Wealth Advisors by Forbes magazine, the nation’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor (three times) by Barron’s, and one of the "10 most influential figures" in the investment advisory field by RIABiz in 2013.

Ric is a Distinguished Lecturer at Rowan University, resident expert for Dr. Oz, and former columnist for Financial Advisor, INC.com and AARP. Ric is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author. With more than 1 million copies collectively in print, his nine books on personal finance have been translated into several languages and educated countless people worldwide. He is heard weekly on The Ric Edelman Show, which has been airing on the radio for more than 25 years and is heard throughout the country.

Read more about Ric Edelman on the Edelman Financial Services website.

Board Members

Steve Francis, President & Chairman, RAF Technology

Steve is a serial entrepreneur and gifted product strategist with a 30-year career ranging from hands-on software engineer to public company CEO. After graduating from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering/Computers with both Tau Beta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa honors, Steve helped pioneer the field of omnifont optical character recognition in a variety of roles at Calera Recognition Systems. He co-founded Pixel Translations, developers of ISIS (Image and Scanner Interface Specification) international standard for document scanner control. More recently, he was CEO of Avtrex, leading its software licensing business before the acquisition of Avtrex by Intel.

Dr. Donald T. Gantz, Emeritus Professor

Donald T. Gantz, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor, Founding Chair of the Department of Applied Information Technology, and past Dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. Dr. Gantz has developed cutting edge methodologies for the quantification and analysis of handwriting and has applied these methodologies to multi-language document exploitation and biometric identification, including matching software and scoring algorithms for fingerprint identification. He helped pioneer the use of statistical and geographic information systems to analyze the relationship between disease and socioeconomic factors, as well as transportation demand management and traffic mitigation. He has lectured on methods for surveillance systems to detect levels of infection due to a natural epidemic or bioterrorism threat, and is one of the top experts used by FBI in validating fingerprint analysis.

Honorable Myron Greenberg

Minnesota District Court Judge (ret). After nearly 30 years on the bench, including eight years on the Minnesota Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mickey is now a distinguished mediator in complex legal cases. He has also taught and presented programs on settlement techniques for the Minnesota Judicial College, the American Bar Association Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Wisconsin Bar Association, the International Academy of Mediators and the Litigation Management College at Northwestern University. He has extensive international experience working on behalf of the United States, having served as a Trial Judge and Appellate Judge on the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina handling organized crime and corruption cases, and training judges and teachers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Along with IA’s CEO, he lead IA’s Seed Round funding – 40 investors; $2.9M raised.

Brian Moore, VP, PJM Advisors

Mr. Moore is Vice President of PJM Advisors, a family investment office specializing in the lower middle market. Brian began his career as a management strategy consultant with IBM Global Business Services specializing in finance transformation and corporate strategy project. Spending time in the automotive, industrial, and financial services sectors, Brian managed integration and operations teams both in the U.S. and abroad while delivering value to clients in various situations including bankruptcy and reorganizations, accelerated growth and transactions. He currently sits on the international board of Boys Hope Girls Hope and Aerovalve.

H. John Oechsle, President and CEO at Swiftpage

John is an international business executive and seasoned speaker whose strategic insights about market creation and product innovation have helped transform businesses around the world. His track record of building highly profitable and sustainable revenue growth for emerging companies and established global leaders includes key leadership positions in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America with Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, LandAmerica Financial, IHS, and DigitalGlobe. In addition, John created the vision, strategy and operational plans that helped triple revenue growth for two companies and resulted in their successful IPOs. John is an advocate for technology and education in Colorado, and served as 2007 Chairman of the Colorado Technology Association(CTA). He has received many industry awards, including the CTA's Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community.

Reginald Steer

Mr. Steer is a well-known and highly respected litigator who has tried some of the largest cases in the country, including those with billions of dollars at stake. He is an emeritus partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, a prestigious international law firm, where he practiced complex commercial litigation for 13 years involving claims of antitrust violations, contract disputes, fraudulent business practices, unfair competition and intellectual property disputes. Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Steer was a partner in Pillsbury Madison & Sutro for over twenty years, where he was a member of the executive committee, head of the technology committee and co-chair of the firm-wide patent practice in charge of litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top 1% of attorneys. Reg has taught in trial skills programs and on the subject of Robinson-Patman law, and was a contributor to the ABA Antitrust Section’s Rule of Reason Monograph. He formerly served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Alex Wellins, Co-Founder, The Blueshirt Group

As Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Blueshirt Group, Alex brings 30 years of investor relations, financial media relations and capital markets experience to the Intensity Analytics advisory board. After earning his B.A. from the University of Michigan, he spent his first years on the west coast providing marketing communications counsel to emerging Silicon Valley software startups. Alex then spent five years at Morgen-Walke Associates focusing on financial media relations then transitioned to manage investor relations programs for the largest group of technology clients at the firm. Alex has been a strategic advisor on the IPOs of many Internet, software and digital media companies and has participated in numerous high-profile M&A transactions in the technology sector.

In Memoriam

Intensity Analytics owes a great deal to two individuals who provided key assistance during our start-up phase, and were instrumental in the company's early days. While these two beloved friends and mentors are no longer with us, the remain close in our hearts.

Richard (Dick) Lemons

Dick had over 40 years experience in information technology and always with the goal of eliminating the mountains of paper in favor of emerging digital technologies. For over 12 years, he was Director of the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Facility (NASA-STIF) where the first ever online retrieval system was built. He had a breadth of experience building large business operations, such as GE's GEISCO unit, and a division of Informatics with over 1,500 people, as well as delivering major systems to NLM (MEDLINE and TOXLINE), and EPA (ENVIRON). Dick provided creative management, angel investment capital, and consulting services to start-up companies for more than 22 years. He is a Founding Member of the Westlake Chapter of Keiretsu Forum, and was an accomplished Bluegrass musician.

Jerry Marterella

In his long career, Jerry held senior manager and executive sales positions at Northrup Grumman, Integic, Computer Science Corporation (CSC), Digital Equipment Corporation, and Xerox. He was able to increase revenue at an unprecedented rate, in each of his positions. Jerry was able to grow the consulting division of CSC from $400 million to $850 million in annual revenue over 2 years without acquisitions. Recognizing the need for senior executives to grow professionally, he co-founded the Potomac Region Executive Leadership Breakfast, an organization that has grown to over 500 members. Jerry was also an award-winning wine maker, having won numerous Virginia Governor Cup Awards, with a tasting room that was often voted one of the best in Virginia.