Visual Technologies has assembled a skilled and entrepreneurial-minded management team with experience in senior management, technology, sales, marketing, operations and finance.
Brad Edwards, President and CEO.
Providing strategic direction and leadership is Bradley K. Edwards, CEO. Mr. Edwards is a veteran executive, entrepreneur and investor who strongly believes that human beings remain the most valuable processors of information on earth and that information technologies should enhance that value. He was educated at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Colorado State University where he studied human factors engineering, mathematics and industrial/organizational psychology, earning a B.S. degree in 1980. Mr. Edwards early career experience includes engineering, finance and human resource assignments with Rockwell International followed by corporate and business development responsibilities in the healthcare industry. That is where he developed the skills to create and grow new businesses. He founded and served as CEO of a healthcare software company that pioneered the first integrated software and network system for totally electronic medical records. He conceived, successfully launched and grew several other companies including, an innovative provider of home-based medical technology and equipment. As CEO, he directed its growth from pre start up to several hundred employees prior to a successful strategic sale. Soon after, he transitioned fully to early stage venture capital investing where he spent twelve years as General Partner of a Midwestern - based venture capital fund. In this role, he served on numerous software and technology company boards, frequently as chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, three companies became public via IPO or merger and three others were sold privately. His keen understanding of critical success factors in the software industry has shaped Visual Technologies’ commitment to recruiting the best people, developing the best products, aligning with the best business partners – all focused on producing the best customer satisfaction in the industry
Janice Kurth, M.D., Ph.D. Vice President, Life Sciences.
Dr. Kurth joined Visual Technologies in 2002. She earned her Ph.D. in human molecular genetics at Stanford University and her M.D. degree at the University of Arizona with post-graduate training in internal medicine. Dr. Kurth’s academic and research career includes positions at Texas Tech University and the Barrow Neurological Institute. Upon joining the corporate sector, Dr. Kurth became engaged in management and leadership of molecular and population genetics research programs, with a special focus on pharmacogenetics. She has been a key member of senior management at a number of biotechnology companies, including Sequana Therapeutics, Genset, Phenogenex (a Stratagene company) and Pharsight. Dr. Kurth has authored numerous peer reviewed research publications and book chapters.
Dwight Hanson, CFO
Mr. Hanson joined Visual Technologies in 2004. Mr. Hanson’s background is in finance, accounting, and business management. After spending ten years in public accounting as a CPA, he joined Applied Communications/Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. (TSA), a publicly traded international software company in 1991. Mr. Hanson was with TSA for 13 years and served in a variety of capacities including Controller, Vice-President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hanson received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Loras College.
Steve Rose, Ph.D., Vice President of Business Development and Marketing
Dr. Rose joined Visual Technologies in 2004. He received his Ph.D. degree in bioinorganic chemistry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Prior to Visual Technologies, Dr. Rose was Global Marketing Director of Biopharmaceutical Development at Cardinal Health, Vice President of Research and Development at Prometheus Laboratories, and held key positions at Quidel Corporation, and Technicon Corporation (now Bayer Healthcare, Diagnostics Division). He is a patent holder and has published many peer-reviewed research publications.
David Krider, Founder
Mr. Krider founded Visual Technologies, LLC in 1996. He is a graduate with honors from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Mr. Krider has a dual degree in Economics and Computer Science. Mr. Krider spent three years at First Quadrant where he played an integral role in the equity research group responsible for managing a $2.5 billion portfolio of domestic and international issues. During that time, David co-authored two book chapters, one of which was translated into Japanese.
While employed at First Quadrant, David began work toward a Ph.D. in Finance at UCLA as a full-time student. He left UCLA after three years to found Visual Technologies, seeking to apply his knowledge and experience toward more practical solutions in the Financial Services market. Mr. Krider was one of the early adopters of Java, and developed initial Visual Technologies technology base which currently is marketed as VantagePoint. Mr. Krider has also created many key technologies in the Visual Technologies portfolio. These include LightPoint, DataVista Explorer, DataVista Spectrum, DataVista Screener, ViewPoint, MicroPoint, and StockPlot.