Lauren is President and part owner of Firmatek. She has a background in finance and law. Lauren is part of the investment team for Indiana based private equity firm, Elmore Companies. She spent two summers at Dallas private equity firm glendonTodd Capital, LLC where she worked on deals in the technology and real estate industries. Prior to returning to Indiana University to pursue her J.D. and M.B.A., Lauren worked as a Consulting Associate at Cambridge Associates where she advised clients on asset allocation, manager selection, and spending.
Lauren received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 2008, and received her J.D. and M.B.A. with honors from Indiana University in 2014.
Gant is Vice President and part owner of Firmatek. He has a background in finance and law. Gant is part of the investment team for Indiana-based private equity firm Elmore Companies. Gant also spent a summer at Dallas-based private equity firm glendonTodd Capital LLC where he worked on deals in the technology and real estate industries. Before returning to Indiana University to pursue his J.D. and M.B.A., Gant was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2011 MLB draft and played second base in the Brewers minor league system.
Gant received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University in 2011.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Rick Johnson joined Firmatek in 2012 and assumed responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Firmatek, he had held management positions with two Fortune 500 companies before he founded and directed a successful CPA consulting / accounting practice for over 20 years. His firm focused on leading clients to revenue growth and profit enhancement, and he provided transitional leadership services to business owners transferring the reins of ownership and control to second and third generations within their families. Rick has served as CEO, COO, or CFO of several firms and has extensive experience in mining, construction, equipment rental, consulting, medical, oil and gas companies and non-profits.
Rick graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BS in accounting.
CHIEF DRONE OFFICER
Andrew Maximow joined Firmatek in 2017 assuming responsibilities as Chief Drone Officer. Andrew spent his professional career in fast-growth technology domains, progressively moving from engineering to leadership roles. Prior to joining Firmatek Andrew served as a managing partner with Texas-based drone services company, Drone Dynamics. Prior to that he led the Enterprise Services team at 3D Robotics.
Andrew possesses BS & MS degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering. He lives in Austin with his wife and their two children.
PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SERVICES
Roger is President of Client Service. Prior to his start with Firmatek, he was CEO/Principal of PLMS, Inc.. When these two companies merged in 2015, Roger was pleased to become part of the team. Roger has worked in the mining industry since 1986 (Dupont/ETI), and he was among the first to use the prismless laser system (the beginnings of the technology we employ today). After experience in both in blasting and inventory measurement, he decided to focus on quantifying and developing a methodology of bulk raw inventory in 1992 and never looked back. Today he is recognized as an industry leader in the measurement and management of bulk raw material.
He resides in the Midwest with his wife Kimberly and 4 children.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Caleb is a civil engineer who lives in San Antonio, Texas and works on projects throughout the country. He started his career as a field inspector for one of the ten largest construction contractors in the U.S. and then went on to spend five years performing engineering design for a national consulting firm. Caleb now works for Firmatek and has spent the last five years performing engineering, mapping and consulting work primarily for mining, solid waste and engineering clients.
Caleb graduated in 2007 from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and became a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas in 2012.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dustin joined Firmatek in 2015 as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Firmatek, he was co-owner of Petram Measurements. During his time at Petram, he and Jeremy Wilson took Petram from a startup to a successful multinational stockpile measurement firm that measured over $2.5 billion in aggregate products. Dustin has worked in the mining industry for 8 years.