About Us

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, our team is full of innovators and problem solvers. When we began in 2015, we were focused on developing an aerial platform to distribute live feeds from unmanned and manned aircraft to the multiple locations and command structures that were involved with emergency response. We quickly realized there was a greater need to unify the many disparate networks, video feeds, and systems in use by today’s public safety agencies. We work in an agile environment so we can be responsive to both the marketplace, AND to our customers. People are at the core of our mission and values. The STRAX® Intelligence Group team is committed to understanding customer challenges and providing real-world solutions that improve both responder and community safety. 

Our Team

Our team has a diverse background in Public Safety, Solutions and IoT Engineering, Commercial Security, as well as Military Intelligence and Operations and UAS and Aviation.

As part of our professional services, we work with customers and partners to develop and deliver custom device and systems integrations, connectivity, and data link solutions. We are dedicated to understanding customer challenges, but most importantly, partnering to provide targeted solutions. We are committed to your success and supporting you with the most advanced technology available to improve YOUR safety — and the communities that you serve.

Scott Adams

CEO & Co-Founder

Joel Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

Russell Orzel

SVP, Product Management & Development

Tom Margetta

VP, Operations

Alexis Galeote

Director, Customer Success
& Solutions

Anne Grigsby

Director, Marketing

Jimmy Aloisi

Manager, Accounts

Joseph Courtesis

Public Safety Advisor

Affiliations

Scott Adams

CEO & Co-Founder

Scott is the CEO & Co-Founder of both STRAX Technologies & STRAX Intelligence Group. Previously, he served as the Chairman of MobileHelp, a pioneer in the personal emergency systems (PERS) industry. MobileHelp developed the first ever Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) for seniors and was acquired by Abry Partners in February of 2017.

A successful, serial entrepreneur, Scott was Co-Founder and President of Hiway Technologies, which grew to be the world’s largest web hosting company in just 3 short years by 1998. Hiway was acquired by Verio in 1999 and subsequently acquired by NTT Communications in 2000. A firm believer that success starts with education, Scott launched the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, and also helped create Tech Runway — both at Florida Atlantic University. Scott is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and holds a BBA.

Joel Richardson

Chief Financial Officer

Joel Richardson has more than 40 years of experience leading financial management and corporate operations both in and out of the technology sector.  His responsibilities and duties have included SEC and financial reporting, equity and debt capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, and human resources for companies in rapidly growing markets. Prior to becoming CFO of STRAX in August 2022, Joel was responsible for developing and maintaining the accounting infrastructure and financial systems of MobileHelp, a leading personal emergency response monitoring  company.

Prior to his appointment at MobileHelp, Mr. Richardson served as CFO for AlertSite, a leading web performance and transaction monitoring system and the Principal Accounting Officer for the web hosting division of Verio, a leader in global web hosting and managed services. Joel began his career in public accounting with five years of advisory and attestation management experience serving both public and privately-held companies across a wide range of industries.

Joel is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Florida.

Russell Orzel

SVP, Product Management & Development

Russell’s experience leading new product introduction and integration of technology heighten his role in driving the overall product strategy and roadmap for STRAX Intelligence Group. He has extensive experience in product management, product development and product marketing delivering strategic solutions for Fortune 500 corporations and start-ups in telecommunications, electronic security, and location-based solutions.

Prior to STRAX Intelligence Group, Russ was Vice President of Product Development for an international vehicle security and fleet management company. Russ began his career delivering large scale software development solutions as an engineer and led diverse global teams delivering telecommunication systems and location aware M2M/IoT cloud-based solutions. Russ has a B.S in Computer Engineering from University of Florida, MS in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Tom Margetta

VP, Operations

Tom is a leading expert in public safety systems and E911 and has over 25 years of experience in strategic and tactical planning, implementation, and standard operating procedures.  Tom consulted to public safety and law enforcement agencies on a variety of projects including improving the use of Next Generation 9-1-1 technology; information sharing in mission-critical initiatives; architecture development; service specification development; integration planning; standard operating procedure review and improvement; performance management; and training.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is a certified Emergency Number Professional (ENP).

Alexis Galeote

Director, Customer Success & Solutions

Alexis brings over 15 years of experience in Law Enforcement, Communications, Security, Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Software Technology and Customer Service. Having worked in both New York and Florida, Alexis’ Law Enforcement background includes City, State and County agencies. As a Florida Highway Patrol Duty Officer, Alexis received a commendation for her role in the recovery of an abducted child. She is currently Certified as a 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator and maintains several classified certifications.

Her broad experience in Law Enforcement, both in communications and in the field, coupled with her background in software technology puts her in a unique position to understand the challenges and unique requirements faced by clients.

Anne Grigsby

Director, Marketing

Anne is a customer-centric strategic thinker and brings a diverse skill set with her 25+ years of experience developing brands and integrated marketing campaigns. Having worked on both the ad agency and client side, her strength lies in the ability to combine her creative capabilities and business acumen to create product awareness, accelerate market share, and increase brand equity. Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Anne has been the creative catalyst behind numerous global brand and product launches. As a creative director with J. Walter Thompson, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, and as the principal of her own company, her work has been recognized by the Florida Direct Marketing Association, American Advertising Federation, and the National Mature Media Awards. She is a recipient of Florida’s AAF Jack Philipps Gold Medal which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in the areas of social concern.

Anne has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and has worked in major markets including Toronto, Dallas and South Florida. She is a former board member of both the Florida and National American Advertising Federation, and a Past President and Trustee of the Advertising Federation of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches. She is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boca Raton.

Jim Aloisi

Account Manager

As a Decorated Combat Veteran with 18 years of Special Operations experience in the U.S. Army Special Forces with multiple combat and overseas deployments, Jim brings ground level, real-world operational experience to the team. After his military service, he continued to use his expertise in multiple roles including, Military Advisor to the Iraqi Advisory Task Force, Counter Insurgency Advisor in Afghanistan supporting the Four-Star Level commander (COMISAF), and finally, conducting counter-intelligence operations in Guatemala.

Jim holds a BS in Social Science from Southern Oregon University. In his current role, he brings his wealth of experience and lessons learned to pre-planning and execution of missions using the STRAX Platform.

Joseph Courtesis

Advisor

Inspector Joseph Courtesis retired after approximately 27 years of service, from the NYPD.  He is a former Commander Officer of the 105th and 106th Precincts, the Central Investigations Division, and the NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center. He provided advanced technological assistance in hundreds of high-profile investigations. Joseph is recognized as a subject matter expert with investigative technology and facial recognition policy and is an active member of the IACP.  His investigative expertise includes Common Operating Platforms, Facial Recognition technology, Link Analysis technology, Social Media investigative technology, and GPS tracking technology.