Leadership Team

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Alan Farnsworth

Chief Executive Officer

Alan joined Vnomics in March, 2014, bringing with him vast experience in general management, business development, IT, e-commerce and customer service functions. Alan leads all functions within Vnomics Corp and has been instrumental in driving Vnomics’ growth plans and strategies.  He has a demonstrated track record of innovation, strategic leadership and corporate governance which has been instrumental in driving the Vnomics vision.  His operational expertise, as well as his ability to identify and develop new revenue streams, has kept Vnomics on a solid trajectory of profitable growth.

Prior to Vnomics, Alan’s experience includes over 25 years at Bausch & Lomb where he managed commercial operations in the U.S. and abroad. He held multiple C-level positions including Corporate Vice President of Business Development, and Corporate Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, Executive Vice President, Customer Service, Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Bausch & Lomb.

Alan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, N.Y. He also served as Trustee of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness/Vision 2020 and Board member of the Greater Rochester United Way.

Lloyd Palum

Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

Lloyd joined Vnomics in 2013 with more than 25 years of experience in commercial and government electronics.  He quickly assembled a world class team of embedded and cloud software developers that are leading Vnomics to become synonymous with “new telematics”.  Lloyd’s mobile and signal processing background is also facilitating Vnomics industry recognition as a leader in transportation analytics.

Lloyd’s past experience includes leading the development of secure mobile wireless system design and the implementation of standards based embedded software systems.  Prior to this role, he was Director of Digital Signal Processing Systems (DSP) application development at a startup company focused on configurable DSP systems.

Lloyd holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from University of Rochester.  He holds five patents in the field of software and wireless communications. Lloyd has published a number of technical articles and speaks frequently at industry conferences. He is considered a leader in the design of communication and networking systems.

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Andrew Markese

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Andy is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Vnomics, leading the account management and inside sales teams. He has more than 20 years of professional selling and sales leadership experience in software, power, and information services.

Prior to joining Vnomics, Andy served as the Vice President of Global Sales at Ultralife Corporation, leading a multi-national team into worldwide government programs and commercial sales markets, and delivering exceptional revenue growth. Previously, Andy held executive level account management and sales positions at Experian and MCI.

Edward McCarthy

Vice President of Operations and Customer Success

Ed is a founding member of the Vnomics team, having joined from the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where the company was founded in 2008.  Ed has over 10 years of experience with our fleet management technology first as a Senior Program Manager responsible for developing and directing strategic initiatives for the Department of Defense research partnership that developed the Vnomics unique real-time onboard analytics engine. Ed subsequently introduced this technology to the military by co-leading a joint private/public effort to install it on both wheeled and tracked vehicles across the United States Marine Corps.   After joining Vnomics as our first Vice President of Engineering he transitioned the technology from the university as he led all product development, engineering, customer support, and fielding activities for our initial telematics offerings, fielding over 14 thousand systems in a little over four years.   In this new role focused on customer success, Ed is responsible for the ensuring that all of our customers, from installation to renewal, have a positive deployment of the Vnomics telematics, professional support from our customer engagement team, and derive maximum value from our products to meet their business objectives.

Ed brings a unique background of leadership, technical acumen, problem solving, and credible communication to his role in Vnomics having previously served as a military officer with more than 20 years of active duty in heavy equipment combat units with the United States Marine Corps.  As such Ed has held positons of increasing leadership responsibilities including introducing many new technologies to armor and logistics units he commanded both in the United States and overseas. His experience also includes being appointed Inspector Instructor with 8th Tank Battalion where he was instrumental in the training, equipping, and deployment of more than 800 hundred Marines for combat in Iraq.

Ed holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School with distinction, an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business recognized as a top graduate with nomination for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, and a BS with Merit, in Mathematics as an Arleigh Burke Scholar from the United States Naval Academy.

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Robert Magnant

Vice President of Product Management and Strategy

Bob joined Vnomics in 2013 and is responsible for leading overall product strategy and product management.  Prior to joining Vnomics, Bob managed a team at Harris Corporation’s RF Communications Division responsible launching and growing new products in adjacent markets within the US and internationally.  He brings with him experience with strategic partnerships, business development and new product launches.  Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business.

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