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Dynamic Leaders Supporting High Performance Teams

Project excellence at Critigen is driven by the quality teams we field. Our technical and industry leaders collaborate to bring innovative solutions to our clients, leveraging the best of our world-class IT infrastructure, geospatial expertise and IT talent. Critigen’s size allows us to deliver the technical depth and industry-specific expertise required by complex IT and geospatial projects. All our services come packaged with elite project management skill and support from an experienced management team dedicated to making your business successful.

CEO

Jeff Haight

Mr. Haight has over 20 years’ experience spanning the fields of information technology, engineering, wireless technology and private equity. Prior to Critigen, Jeff enjoyed a distinguished career at CH2M Hill where he held many leadership positions including Senior Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager; Global Director, Management Consulting; and Western Regional Director of Enterprise Management Solutions. In addition to his accomplishments in the consulting industry, he is the co-founder of two network security companies and chair of several non-profit boards.

Mr Haight was a college scholar at Cornell University where he earned his BS from the College of Engineering and his Master of Engineering Management from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.

Chief Geospatial Officer

Ed Riegelmann

Mr. Riegelmann serves as Critigen’s Chief Geospatial Officer and VP for Federal Sales. He has more than 35 years of experience working in 14 countries, developing and managing enterprise scale GIS programs, information technology projects, web-based solutions, survey and mapping, remote sensing, and database development.  Mr. Riegelmann leads business development for Critigen’s Federal clients.  He manages and mentors Critigen sales and technology professionals who provide industry best spatial enterprise services and solutions to our Federal clients.

Mr. Riegelmann also provides industry leading consulting, leads strategic account pursuits, and provides leadership, communication and outreach for the global geospatial business at Critigen. He provides advocacy for innovative geospatial-related business initiatives, manages business alliances, and provides governance and guidance for Critigen’s geospatial consulting work.

Mr. Riegelmann earned a Master of Science degree in Geography from Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and a BA in Geography from the State University of New York at Oswego.

VP & Geospatial Systems Integration

Jaime Crawford

Ms. Crawford, Vice President and Director of Geospatial Systems Integration, focused on driving our strategic offerings, sales and delivery of ERP related business.

Jaime brings over 15 years of experience in GIS, most recently from PwC where she led their GIS practice responsible for sales and delivery to Power and Utility clients. Jaime has led spatial integration with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems like SAP and Maximo, and was the spatial solution architect on several multimillion dollar IT business transformation projects for utility clients. She also held a variety of positions at Critigen and CH2M HILL including Northwest GIS Practice Manager and Enterprise Spatial Solutions Director.  In addition to her extensive consulting experience, Jaime excelled as an Esri Account Manager and taught GIS at the University of Washington for 8 years.

Ms. Crawford is based in Seattle and holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University and a Masters in Environmental Science (GIS emphasis) from the University of Charleston.

Geospatial Systems Integration

Michael Eggenberger

Mike has been bringing value to the enterprise technology space since beginning is career in Ottawa sometime in the last century. Over time, he has shifted from ERP to GIS and now to combining GIS to SAP and other critical business systems. The technology has changed but the core has remained the same; help organizations achieve their mission or business goals through the right use of technology and delivery that in a sustainable way. Over the years he has worked at the highest levels of organizations to drive strategy and gotten “into the weeds” to make sure that the solution is usable and supportable.

An eclectic set of customers enables Mike to bring outside thinking to his engagements. Some of those customers include Canada’s Privy Council Office to City of Los Angeles, LA Sheriff, Microsoft, State of Washington, Weyerhaeuser, American Water, PG&E, Hydro One and Plum Creek.

A recovering swim dad Mike can typically be found with his family on Eggventures.

VP & Product Development

William Griep

Mr. Griep is a highly-motivated and accomplished Innovator and Technologist with extensive experience leading full lifecycle projects for world-class enterprise technology solutions. Subject Matter Expertise with 15+ years successful experience in management/operations, project estimates, staffing, and resource allocation. Strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment with multi-disciplinary teams.

Articulate, innovative, and able to perform proficiently in high-energy, fast-paced environments. Excellent communication skills used to inform, educate, motivate, and interact with industry leaders, co-workers, and clients. Well-versed in current technologies including Microsoft Applications, Services, .NET technologies, iOS, and Esri.

Mr. Griep is based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC and holds Bachelor and Masters in Computer Science.

Commercial, State & Local Government Solutions

Ty van den Akker

Mr. van den Akker leads Critigen’s Product Strategy, bringing 15 years of experience in the mapping and information technology industry across consulting services and software product companies. He advises Critigen and customers on solution design and mobile GIS.

He holds a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University magna cum laude.

VP & Enterprise Spatial Solutions, UK

Mike Housby

Mike leads the UK business providing operations and sales leadership to the UK team. He has 28 years’ experience in the consultancy business and is focused on adding value to client’s businesses. As well as managing Critigen’s UK business he takes an active role in projects and works closely with clients and consultants to develop solutions that use technology to change processes and deliver measurable performance improvements.

Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from Durham University Business School and a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics from Imperial College London.

Marketing

Dianna Herbst

With more than 20 years’ experience leading, motivating, and managing teams in areas of strategic market development, sales planning, public relations, and communications, Ms. Herbst leverages her knowledge and experience to support the industries Critigen serves. Having worked with partners like SAP, OSIsoft and Esri on strategic market opportunities has brought a wealth of knowledge in how the integration of these platforms and the integration with GIS can bring great value to our customers. Ms. Herbst has been with Critigen for over 15 years and has held several positions throughout Critigen’s sales and marketing organization managing sales operations, developing the strategic marketing plan, and coordinating the internal and external communications. Ms. Herbst holds a Bachelor’ of Arts degree from Metropolitan State University, Denver Colorado.

VP Emerging Markets

Todd Slind

Todd has always liked to grow and build. From his youthful experience in agriculture to his early career in Civil Engineering to launching and growing IT consulting businesses, it’s been a mix of hard work, nurturing teams, and innovating with clients.

Todd uses his 23 years of experience to provide strategy for clients and project teams. He also works to diversify, evolve and grow his teams and seize new opportunities to do great stuff. Todd is passionate that what Critigen does is sustainable and provides lasting value.

He’s traveled extensively for his work, some favorites being Ouagadougou and Kigali. Outside of work, Todd is passionate about snowboarding and loves to sail.

Natural Resources Director

Bo Wilmer

Bo began his career in conservation geography as an undergraduate environmental studies and geography major at Middlebury College in VT, where he focused on geospatial analysis applications to conservation. His first job after college was at USGS in Anchorage, Alaska, where he digitized geologic maps, became more familiar with GIS software and technologies, and initiated and taught the first GIS curriculum at Alaska Pacific University.

Recognizing the importance of applying such a powerful tool to conservation and land management strategies, Bo completed a Master’s degree in Landscape Ecology at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where he compared landscape patterns of human disturbance in the Targhee National Forest with the natural disturbance patterns of the 1988 Yellowstone fires.

Bo began working for The Wilderness Society’s Center for Landscape Analysis in 2000, where he designed geospatial analyses to understand ecosystems, identify threats and management challenges, and design conservation solutions for federal land management.

After 11 years at The Wilderness Society, Bo came to Critigen to serve as Program Manager for a recently awarded National GIS services contract for the Forest Service. In this capacity, he delivers geospatial applications, data, and web services for the agency nationwide.  Throughout his experience with the Forest Service, he has advocated for a more cohesive, geospatial strategy in inform collaborative Forest Planning.

He values time outdoors, running wild rivers of Idaho with his family.

 

Director of Sales

Terry Martin

The perfect day for Terry is one where he gets to learn something new, teach someone something they didn’t know, and then build something: a relationship, a story map, a nature trail, almost anything will do. Learning, teaching, and doing have been his mainstay for over 20 years in GIS. Terry adds enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude to the federal business development role at Critigen. Terry’s broad experience, including conservation, planning, environmental restoration, water resources, and 18 years at Esri helping the US Air Force build its enterprise GeoBase implementation, are focused on helping people get actionable intelligence and knowledge out of their GIS implementation.

Terry is focused on integration. His favorite saying is “GIS is like a cockpit of a plane that can be connected to anything and take you anywhere and empower you with situational awareness, decision support, and tools to take any action necessary.” He understands that story maps, operations dashboards, the internet of things, and robotic sensor platforms are the stuff of transformation. From California’s Channel Islands to the far flung bases of the US Air Force, Terry has seen the power that GIS brings to users and is a strong advocate for how Critigen can help government agencies be successful with GIS.

Human Resources Director

Jeanine Willis

Jeanine Willis is the Director of Human Resources focused on hiring and engaging a highly skilled workforce ready to build geospatial solutions to meet our client’s business objectives.   By offering meaningful and progressive employment programs and a unique company culture, Critigen attracts top talent to fuel our business growth.

Jeanine brings to Critigen 10 years of experience working in technology companies and over 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience in national and international settings.  She enjoys all aspects of her talent strategy and management role including development of key employment programs and organizational development initiatives.  She enjoys collaborating with colleagues across the organization to build an organization that we are all proud of.

Jeanine holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Communications from the University of Washington and a Master of Sciences Degree in Management from Antioch University.