Our team members have extensive expertise in the fields of mathematics, engineering, software, business, and intelligence.

Coke S. Reed PhD
Coke S. Reed PhDChairman, Founder and Inventor of the Data Vortex
Coke holds nearly 30 patents on the Data Vortex and related technologies. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin and worked for the Institute for Defense Analysis in Princeton, Bowie and La Jolla, Los Alamos National Labs, the Microelectronics and Computer Corporation and NASA. On November 15, 1990, Dr. Reed was awarded the Exceptionally Meritorious Civilian Service Award Medal for his contribution to national security.
Carolyn Devany
Carolyn DevanyPresident
Carolyn has participated in the company’s management since inception, focusing on executive direction, fundraising, and investor and customer relations. She oversees the growth and management of the operations team, professional advisors, and industry and academic partners. Carolyn has consulted for the Educational Advancement Foundation and has an interest in mathematical education, particularly for girls. She sits on the Advisory Council of Women in HPC, an organization aimed at increasing female participation in the computing industry. The Data Vortex SIIP program is part of her strategic vision for merging IBL with Data Vortex Technologies. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985.
Ron Denny
Ron DennyChief Engineer
Ron is co-designer of the DV102, DV105, and DV206 systems.  He oversees engineering from design to manufacturing and delivery.  Former Chief Engineer and Fellow for General Dynamics, he was responsible for system architecture and technical leadership for eight DoD high-performance computer development programs. He was Chief Engineer at Ceridian and Control Data and has authored 13 patents in computer hardware design.  In 2000, Ron received the Presidents Technology Award, and in 2004 was made a General Dynamics Information Systems Division Technology Fellow.
Keith Lackey, CPA
Keith Lackey, CPADirector of Finance
Keith joined the Data Vortex Team in early 2016. Keith’s background is largely in consulting for technology start-ups with a focus on responsible financial planning and implementation. He has previously consulted with VCFO, Somino Solutions, and 9Gauge Partners. Keith received his BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985.
Dave Thersleff
Dave ThersleffSoftware Engineer & Director of Customer Support
Dave joined the Data Vortex software team in the spring of 2015. He has previously worked for Control Data Corporation, Cray Research, Silicon Graphics, and, most recently, General Dynamics before retiring in 2014. His professional experience includes the development of applications, the testing and integration of systems, and provision of customer support. He received a B.A. in Biology/Chemistry from St. Louis University in 1971 and pursued graduate student at the University of Minnesota’s School of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.
Santiago Betelu PhD
Santiago Betelu PhDDirector of Research Science
Santiago is an application programmer who is currently developing fluid-dynamic and biological simulations on Data Vortex Systems. He has held positions at Kansas State University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of North Texas, teaching a number of courses and conducting research in gasdynamics and porous medium flows. Santiago received his bachelors and PhD from the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires in Argentina. His latest research projects can be found on the website.
Jay Rockstroh
Jay RockstrohSenior Software Engineer
Jay’s expertise includes managing large, customer-friendly systems.  He supervises the Data Vortex software effort and successful porting of applications to Data Vortex systems. His DoD research career spanned over 33 years where he worked with large systems as a software developer, algorithm designer, and project leader. He received his BS in 1974 and MS in 1976 in mathematical science from Johns Hopkins University.
Terry Donnelly
Terry DonnellySenior Software Engineer
Terry brings over 33 years as a Senior Software Engineer at General Dynamics where he was a software designer and developer for large computer systems. Terry works closely with customers to define their system requirements focusing on application, operating system, Unix device driver software, and system support. His expertise is in Unix, C, C++, Verilog, Perl, Assembly Language, and Microcode. Terry received his B.A. in quantitative methods from University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul.
John Lockman
John LockmanHPC Systems Manager
John, HPC Software Specialist at Vizias, joins the Data Vortex team as a full time consultant to help develop the software stack for Data Vortex systems. Previously, John managed the HPC Development Center at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, then served as Training Coordinator and Research Associate in the HPC group at TACC. John graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2007.
Jerry Cawley
Jerry CawleyDirector of Operations
Jerry coordinates the manufacturing process with Plexus and oversees all product delivery and maintenance plans. Since joining Data Vortex in 2009, he has been involved with investor relations, business planning, market niche assessment, and product forecasting. Formerly a systems programmer, Jerry served as President of Interactive Cardinal, a software services company, from 2001 until 2005.  Jerry received his BS in mathematics in 1966 from the University of Minnesota.
Dave Cook
Dave CookManagement Committee Member
Dave has been a member of the Interactic Holdings, LLC Management Committee for over a decade, offering his financial and administrative advice and expertise. He has worked with Merrill Lynch, MassMutual Financial Group, and Stone Toro Asset Management. Dave received his B.A. in Management from Curry College and, in 2012-2014, served as Mayor  of Cranbury, New Jersey.
Pat Huber
Pat HuberInvestor Relations
Pat has been involved with Data Vortex Technologies’ investor relations for several years. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota for nine years where she has had extensive experience in raising funds, as the chair of the board’s development sub-committee. Pat has also been on the Board of Directors for NET Ministries for over twenty years. She is a former teacher and also a former president of the St. Patrick elementary school board in Hudson, WI.

Reed Devany
Reed DevanyOutreach Coordinator
Reed is responsible for maintaining and servicing outreach infrastructure with industry partners and customers. In addition to overseeing wide-scale communication, he is the editor of the company’s internal Gather/Scatter newsletter. Reed’s work with the company additionally incorporates global market research and the use of Data Vortex systems to represent diplomatic interests abroad. Reed is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
William McBee
William McBeeSoftware Engineer
William has over 31 years of experience with the DoD as a large system software developer, quality assurance lead and system administrator.  He brings extensive experience to maintaining large systems and interacting with the user communities of those systems. Bill earned his B.S. in mathematics from The University of Oklahoma in 1978 and M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins in 1983.