Introspective Networks is headquartered in the beautiful state of Colorado. Our founding team is composed of veterans in the worlds of computer science, telecommunications, and business. The team has over 100 years of combined experience and know-how.
Anthony Scott Thompson
Founder, President, CEO, and Board Chairman
Anthony started life immersed in technology regularly visiting Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. with his father, Bell Labs Fellow Dr. Larry F. Thompson. While playing with electron microscopes, fiber optics and other interesting things at Bell Labs, he also, while still a teen, experienced beta testing the first lines of Apple computers and accessing ARPANet in the early 80’s. These early experiences piqued Anthony’s curiosity around networking and computer science making him a true “outlier”. He has combined those experiences with education (MS/CS from CU) and experience (25+ in software development, 20+ years in telecommunications and 15+ years in leadership) to cultivate multiple critical, seminal patents to form the basis of the company he founded - Introspective Networks.
Prior to founding Introspective Networks, Anthony developed systems maintaining and controlling global networks for one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. He led teams developing next generation solutions and has experience managing multi-million dollar budgets.
Vice President of Operations & Co-Founder
Steven has spent a majority of his career building and managing networks and has earned degrees in Electronics and Information Technology. He served a successful term in the U.S. Air Force, where he held a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, working on critical Air Force networks supporting missions globally.
After the USAF, Steven moved on to manage groups deploying large, wide area networks for some of the country's largest providers, later focusing on creating software minimizing the potential for human error on critical systems, where outages or errors can have devastating impacts on emergency services, financial markets, and corporate networks, as well as military and government communications. He has hands-on experience developing network automation capabilities.
More than two decades of experience with both military and civilian networks and equipment, along with exposure to computers and programming at a young age have contributed to Steven's success. He has worked with Anthony developing software since 2008 and has worked since 2013 to help bring STOP technology to fruition.
Jack M. Jackson
Jack has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and comes from the Medical Device Industry where he spent 23 years with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device manufacturer. He held numerous finance roles in Corporate, Business Unit, and International finance roles, as well as Business Development. Jack worked in Minneapolis, MN: Lausanne, Switzerland; and Denver, CO, working cross-functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, and Marketing.
Prior to working with Introspective Power, Inc., Jack was the Sr. Finance Director for the Neurosurgery Business supporting the VP / General Manager. The business addresses unmet medical needs in cranial and spine surgery. The Neurosurgery Business grew its revenue of $200M in 2008 to over $1.3B in 2019 via organic growth (exceeding 10%), adding Medtronic businesses, and via acquisition. The business also increased profitability from ‘breakeven’ up to 40% of revenue over this same period of time.
USAF Brigadier General Ian Dickinson (ret)
General Dickinson has a unique perspective on the criticality of the technology from Introspective Networks. His USAF bio states:
"He (was) responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the Air Force's space and cyber forces with communications and information capability, enabling 14th and 24th Air Forces to support U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command. General Dickinson also act(ed) on behalf of the Commander, Air Force Space Command, as the Air Force's Designated Approval Authority for systems connecting to the Air Force network and for the AFSPC's $11.4 billion space and cyberspace mission system portfolio.”
With an earned post-graduate degree in Computer Science, General Dickinson understands the validity of STOP/SmokeNet Technology. Ian is also well schooled in government policy providing the background to help Introspective Networks navigate getting this approved for use by the US Government. General Dickinson currently is the COO of BryceTech, an analytics and engineering firm, based in Alexandria, VA.
General Dickinson works approximately 60 hours per quarter in his role of Board Director for Introspective Power, Inc. dba Introspective Networks and continues to serve as COO for BryceTech full-time.
Full USAF Bio:
Tricia Heller, JD
Tricia Heller joined the board of Introspective Power, Inc. to help navigate Intellectual Property matters, Regulatory Compliance issues, and relationships at the Federal US government level, including the DoD. She has been a senior advisor to a US Senator and has a solid understanding of how U.S. Government agencies, as well as the Colorado state government, work. Tricia's compliance and legal focus will assist the company in navigating federal entities like the NSA and NIST to allow the proper protection and rollout of IPi technology to the US at large.
Ms. Heller works approximately 60 hours per quarter in her role as Board Director for Introspective Power, Inc. and continues to serve as IP & Regulatory Compliance Director for Magpul Industries Corp. full-time.