Erik Endress, CEO

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At 45, Erik has spent much of his life in service to others. He has been a volunteer First Responder for 28 years with the Ramsey Rescue Squad ( and is a proud recipient of the New York City Mayoral Award for Heroism & Bravery. He worked his way through college as a 911 and public safety communications specialist where he managed the complex logistics of emergencies.

Much of his professional career has been spent solving problems using technology. He was deeply involved in what has become known as "the bubble", the period in our history during which the Internet became part of our lives. In key roles with several major web entities, Erik has always looked at technology as a means to solve problems or do things better. His frustration with the lack of communication during school emergencies led him to create Share911.

Erik has been involved in the public education space since 2003 when he became a school board member in his hometown. From 2009 - 2012, he served as an education technology specialist with the New Jersey School Board Association, helping nearly 600 public and charter schools understand how they could better utilize technology for student achievement and community engagement.

When Erik disconnects, he can be found on his bike, shooting his camera and spending time with his wife and kids. He has a BA in Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Adrian Lanning, CIO

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Adrian believes startups need two types of founders: tech and hustle. Adrian's the guy that writes the code and keeps the servers from melting.

Over the past 10 years, Adrian has founded 3 prior startups: RealProjection, SiteBuilder Corp., and RadiantSoft. He also previously ran his own software consultancy in addition to a small real-estate investment firm.

Adrian loves to travel, meet new people, and try new foods and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.