TerraGo Management Team

David Basil - President & CEO

Dave Basil-3x5David Basil serves as President and CEO for TerraGo. Basil is a seasoned business and technology executive with a proven track record of delivering market-leading software solutions and high-growth business results for emerging technology companies. Basil has more than 24 years of experience in all facets of business operations, including product development, professional services, technical support, sales, marketing and international operations.

Prior to joining TerraGo, Basil was CEO of RedCloud Security, a cloud-based access control software company, where he more than doubled revenues each year and led its successful acquisition by Avigilon in 2013. He also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Products and Solutions at Metron Aviation, where he established and managed a software business unit, which grew sales by over 400% annually, and was instrumental in the company's acquisition by Airbus. In addition, Basil held the position of Vice President of Product Development and Global Services for Era Corporation, a high technology provider of air traffic management and airport operations solutions, where he was actively involved in the company's growth strategy which grew revenues from $1 million to $45 million in two years and the company's sale to SRA International.

Basil previously held executive-level leadership positions at General Electric Company and several leading-edge software companies in the information technology, communications, security and aviation industries. Basil graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Computer Science and Business from Siena College.

Summer Benish - Vice President, Sales Operations and Customer Support

Summer BenishAs the Vice President of Sales Operations and Customer Support, Summer Benish is responsible for managing the systems and functions that are essential to sales enablement, sales productivity and customer success. Benish has over 12 years of experience leading sales, channel and operations organizations in the mobile technology space.

Benish was formally Vice President of Worldwide Sales at GroupLogic, where she grew sales over 50% year-over-year, prior to the acquisition of the firm by Acronis in August 2012. Additional tenure at GroupLogic includes the Director of Channel Development, where Benish was essential to the development of the company's channel strategy and the launch of the first channel partner program.

Her experience also includes the management of channel and product marketing initiatives at Proxim Wireless, Inc. and Terabeam Wireless. 

Benish has a B.A. in Communications from George Mason University.

Michael Gundling - Vice President, Product Management and Marketing

Mike Gundling-web Mike Gundling serves as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing. Gundling is a dynamic, high-tech product and marketing executive with more than 20 years experience in launching market-leading products and award-winning marketing programs that drive rapid growth for venture-backed software companies.

Prior to joining TerraGo, Gundling was Chief Marketing Officer at Metron Aviation, now a subsidiary of Airbus, where he repositioned a small research services company to launch a commercial software business and helped win the largest small business contract in FAA history, growing revenues from $17 million to $43 million in 2 years.
Gundling previously held executive leadership positions with Era, SRA, iLumin, CA and Thomson Reuters.

Gundling graduated with honors from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, and earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.

John Timar - Vice President, Worldwide Sales

John Timar-webJohn Timar serves as a Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development.  Prior to this role, Timar was the Senior Director of Federal Programs and also served as Director of Strategic Alliances.  

Timar has extensive experience leading new business initiatives for early stage ventures in multiple industries.  Prior to TerraGo, John was a business practice leader at Eurasia Group where he was instrumental in expanding the business into previously untapped defense and intelligence markets. While working for Control Risks, John was a founding member of the fastest growing business unit in the company worldwide. Timar’s experience also includes roles with startup and mature consulting firms.

Timar served as a U.S. Navy SEAL and holds a MPP from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

George Demmy - Chief Solutions Architect

George Demmy-web

Through his career, Demmy has designed, written and managed the development of technologies, libraries and applications for location-based information and workflows. Working from requirements from both regulated industries as well as those from Federal Agencies, Demmy helped pioneer the use of georeferenced documents, which resulted in TerraGo's patented GeoPDF technologies. He has participated in the development of other products and technologies related to geocontextualization of unstructured data and documents, location-enabled collaboration and creating interactive, immersive map-oriented experiences for the sharing, exploration and analysis of data.

Demmy holds a BA in Physics from Florida State University and an ME and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida.

 

Michael Bufkin - Strategic Advisor

Michael Bufkin-webA founder of TerraGo and co-patent holder for the process that creates georeferenced PDF, Michael Bufkin has been involved in the evolution of TerraGo GeoPDF and the products that produce and display GeoPDF maps and imagery since the beginning. Today his role is primarily in architecting solutions for customers who want to “push TerraGo products to the limits, creating applications that we never thought possible when we founded the company.”