LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) JANUARY 17, 2023 — Balboa Geolocation, Inc. (“Balboa Geo”) is pleased to announce the formation of its Strategic Advisory Council (“SAC”) to provide high level advice and guidance for the commercial launch of its first-in-class geolocation technology, known as POINTER.
The SAC is composed of senior leadership from the defense and private sectors. It reflects the broad application of POINTER technology and numerous use cases across multiple segments of the market – Public Safety, Defense. Industrial and Commercial. In particular, Industrial and Commercial opportunities include: Construction; Energy; Transportation; Autonomy / Robotics; Maritime; Mining; Supply Chain and Logistics; IoT, among others. Admiral Patrick Walsh, PhD (Ret) will Chair the SAC and is joined by Ed Dolanski and Jim Bethmann as additional founding SAC members.
Jim Bethmann is a highly experienced technology executive, consultant and executive search / human resources professional. Jim is currently the Managing Partner, Technology at Caldwell, an international executive search firm. He spent 10 years leading a $300M technology company operations on 3 continents and his formative years as an active duty and reserve naval officer.
He is an industry specialist in the broader technology verticals of software, services, hardware and systems, telecom services and networks, to include SaaS, PaaS, CCaaS, UCaaS as well as managed IT services, cyber security, outsourcing & broader cloud services. He also serves the spectrum of the defense industry vertical with experience in the 3-letter agencies, DOD, Civilian agencies and Healthcare IT.
Jim currently leads the Technology Practice at Caldwell and focuses on all leadership consulting services for Board and C-suite engagements in the above noted industry segments as well as the CIO, CISO, CDO, and CTO functions globally. He has placed over 100 Presidents & CEOs in the past 20+ years and consulted with over 400 clients. Previously, he held leadership consulting roles at Heidrick & Struggles, Highland Partners, Korn/Ferry and Russell Reynolds. Bethmann has significant experience as a corporate and nonprofit board member. He serves as an advisor to the leadership team at Skyminyr, a human capital AI start-up, and is a Trustee of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Jim obtained his BS from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a Lieutenant Commander in Surface Warfare Operations.
“We are honored to have such a distinguished and experienced group of leaders and senior executives comprise our SAC,” stated Joseph A. Boystak, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Balboa Geo. “The deep domain knowledge, expertise, senior management experience and global connectivity of the SAC is extraordinary and will provide Balboa Geo with unique insights and advantages as we go-to-market with our technology,” Boystak further noted. “The SAC will help guide the commercial launch of POINTER in the second half of 2023 as well as our technology roadmap for future innovation and applications of this disruptive technology. The SAC compliments our Voice of the Customer Advisory Board (“VCAB”) and our Scientific and Technology Advisory Board (“STAB”),” Boystak also noted.