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The Team

Ryan Diebel

Ryan Diebel

Founder & Chief Brain
Affiliation :      Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company through Maintech
Qualification :  Bachelor of Science in BA

Before founding Building Brains, Ryan worked in IT support for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company through Maintech and Trustwave.

Ryan has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, International Business and Finance. He studied overseas on the Semester-at-Sea program based out of the University of Pittsburgh where he sailed around the world visiting 12 countries.

Brijesh Kamani

Brijesh Kamani

Operations Brain
Mark Parsons

Mark Parsons

Technology Brain

Mark is a highly experienced and energetic professional with a proven history of developing  high-technology products implemented in high-volume manufacturing.  Successfully develops and manages new and innovative products that contribute to company and clients growth in revenue and market share.  Experienced in fast-paced start-up environments doing rapid  prototypes and beta introductions for a fast feedback loop into product refinement and re-release.  His aim and passion is for high-volume large scale deployments of cloud-based and connected things providing customer value through analytics and data fusion.

Dave Daniel

Dave Daniel

Embedded Brain

Dave Daniel has worked in the enterprise storage industry for twenty-five years, with Storage Technology, Sun Microsystems and Oracle America. He has over thirty years experience designing and implementing embedded hardware and software. Dave attended Bucknell University and the Florida Institute of Technology, studying electrical engineering and physics.

Dave lives near Lyons, Colorado and is a member of the Board of Directors with the Lyons Fire Protection District. He enjoys experimenting with ham radio, repairing vintage test equipment and woodworking.

Ray Polster

Ray Polster

Marketing Brain

Ray Polster was born in Chicago, but has spent the past 32 years enjoying the Colorado lifestyle.  He and his wife Teri have raised 3 children in suburban Denver.  In his spare time, Ray likes to downhill ski, camp, and hike the mountains.  He is a Colorado history and Civil  War buff.

With a BSME and PE license in Colorado, Ray has worked in the industrial automation and control system world for most of his career, spending the last 10 years focused on the Oil and Gas industry.  He has designed SCADA, control and data collection systems.

A message from our CEO

The more that I studied and learned about the current state of the “smart home” industry, the more I realized that the majority of the current "smart home" systems were not that smart. I realized that there was a long way to go for these systems to truly make a home "smart". We realized that there are many opportunities and various ways that we could build more brains into these buildings and homes so as to bring more benefits and usefulness to their inhabitants. So we decided to embark upon a journey to develop more smarts to bring to this so called "smart home" industry.
Ryan Diebel

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