The Team

Core Team

Michael Becker

CEO

Seasoned entrepreneur and investor, co-founded GeoSure in 2013 with Don Pardew...

Michael Becker

CEO

Seasoned entrepreneur and investor, co-founded GeoSure in 2013 with Don Pardew to help solve safety awareness problems facing travelers and organizations related to the global travel ecosystem.  Founder Broadsword Partners NYC, and startups in safety consulting and investment platforms. Prior, worked on Wall Street with UBS, Dillon Read & Co. Co-founded environmental non-profit, Blue Nomad Foundation.  MBA Columbia Business School. Enjoys mountaineering and adventuring, has lived abroad and has lots of travel experience to weird parts of the world.

Caterina Sparacino

Senior Data Team Manager – Europe

Accountant and Project Manager with experience in project development for...

Caterina Sparacino

Senior Data Team Manager – Europe

Accountant and Project Manager with experience in project development for Italian companies. International experience at the Italian Embassy of Spain, prior, auditor for municipal and public authorities and technical assistant in regional departments under European structural and investment funds. High Specialization in Scientific research Management - Master’s Degree in Economics and Management of Territory and Tourism, University of Palermo - Italy. Enjoys traveling.

Dr. Donald L. Pardew

Chief Scientific Officer

Founder and President of Cybernetica Consulting, Inc., Dr. Pardew's consulting...

Dr. Donald L. Pardew

Chief Scientific Officer

Founder and President of Cybernetica Consulting, Inc., Dr. Pardew's consulting career has focused on the development and application of quantitative models for evaluating and improving the alignment of strategic initiatives and operational activities in client companies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Much of Dr. Pardew’s risk modeling work has been for the travel and tourism industry. He has credentials in both experimental psychology and mathematical statistics from Columbia University and has also taught statistics and management at Columbia Business School for over 20 years.

Daniel Madden

Chief Strategy Officer

Dan Madden is Chief Strategy Officer at GeoSure. He has...

Daniel Madden

Chief Strategy Officer

Dan Madden is Chief Strategy Officer at GeoSure. He has spent his career dedicated to developing data-driven risk intelligence for a range of consumers. Most recently, he was Founder & CEO of R2 Intelligence LLC, an emerging markets focused risk advisor and investment manager. Prior to founding R2I, he was a portfolio analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Intelligence and Security Operations Director at The Arkin Group LLC. He also served as a Counterintelligence Agent in the US Army, conducting sensitive intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Dan has a bachelors degree from Colgate University and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Johnson

Senior Technical

Expert engineer for geospatial mapping applications, Open source geospatial software...

Jeff Johnson

Senior Technical

Expert engineer for geospatial mapping applications, Open source geospatial software engineer and application developer. Open Geo, CTO of PictEarth USA, CTO of Global AIS Networks, Global Imaging, and iTango. Heads City of San Diego’s Open Data Policy initiative which has been adopted by the nation’s most innovative and civic-minded cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, and Austin. BA Humboldt State University in Geography, Geospatial Technology, Cartography and Geology.

Advisors

Marybeth Bond

Women’s Empowerment

#1 “Women’s Travel Expert” on Google, Marybeth has spent...

Marybeth Bond

Women’s Empowerment

#1 “Women’s Travel Expert” on Google, Marybeth has spent her career empowering women through travel. She is the nation’s preeminent women’s travel guru. Author of best-selling women’s travel books, she offers invaluable travel tips and wisdom to grads, grannies, backpackers and business executives. She was the “travel expert” for CBS, Oprah, appears regularly on NBC, ABC, and CNN and has been quoted The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, writes for National Geographic Intelligent Travel, Yahoo Travel and Travelgirl Magazine.

Julianne Zimmerman

Strategic and Tech Advisor

Tech innovator, entrepreneur, social pioneer, investor, engineer. Co-founder, Reinventure Capital,...

Julianne Zimmerman

Strategic and Tech Advisor

Tech innovator, entrepreneur, social pioneer, investor, engineer. Co-founder, Reinventure Capital, co-founder VC firm Vodia Ventures, VP General Compression, Co-founder GreenFuel Technologies, VP Engineering at Ovation Products. Senior staff member at Payload Systems Inc., manned spaceflights sector. Two undergraduate degrees from MIT (XVI and XXI-L), an MS from the University of Maryland. Twice a finalist in the NASA astronaut selection process. Julianne invests heavily in cultivating community, including as Co-chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum Innovation Series, mentor with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.

Richard Bangs

Global Travel Ecosystem

The father of modern adventure travel, and pioneer in sustainable...

Richard Bangs

Global Travel Ecosystem

The father of modern adventure travel, and pioneer in sustainable travel. Founded Mountain Travel Sobek, Terra Quest, executive team of Expedia, editor-in-chief of Mungo Park. President of Outward Bound; Founded Well-Traveled.com for Slate. Co-directed IMAX Films, award winning films, 19 award winning travel books, published over 1,000 articles, scores of documentaries for the Smithsonian, National Geographical Society, NY Times, hosted the Emmy-winning PBS series, Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose. Currently executive producer Richard Bangs’ Quests for PBS.

Adam Hanft

Strategy & Branding

CEO of Hanft Projects, is a nationally-known expert in marketing...

Adam Hanft

Strategy & Branding

CEO of Hanft Projects, is a nationally-known expert in marketing strategy and branding, as well as a prolific cultural critic and journalist. Board of Scotts Miracle-Gro, co-author of the best-selling book "Dictionary of the Future." Has advised consumer and B2B digital and tech companies, including Microsoft, AT&T, Match.com, and start-ups. Adam’s articles, commentaries appear regularly in internationally known outlets, networks and he is a frequent TV and news organization guest.

David Rogers

Innovation

Globally recognized social media, digital strategy, noted author. Columbia Business...

David Rogers

Innovation

Globally recognized social media, digital strategy, noted author. Columbia Business School faculty director Digital Marketing Strategy and Founder BRITE conference on the future of marketing and media. Consults digital strategies to engage customers and drives pioneering business strategies for globally recognized brands, organizations and startups. Regularly appears in internationally known news outlets.

Gianni Eros Cusumano

Data Collection Analyst – Middle East, North Africa

Project manager, public and private clients, Italian Embassy in Athens....

Gianni Eros Cusumano

Data Collection Analyst – Middle East, North Africa

Project manager, public and private clients, Italian Embassy in Athens. Prior experience in business development for the Italian Embassy. International masters degree in European Project Planning and Management, Post graduate degree, Economics and Spatial Planning and degree in Economics and Evaluation of Public Politics. London School of Economics. Enjoys photography, traveling and his beautiful daughter Giorgia.

Vincenzo Muratore

Data Collection Analyst – Central and South America

Project and innovation manager, business planning, and strategic innovation management...

Vincenzo Muratore

Data Collection Analyst – Central and South America

Project and innovation manager, business planning, and strategic innovation management for EU based companies. Prior experience with public authorities to develop and manage strategic projects, and monitoring and reporting EU public funds. High specialization in Economics and Innovation Management in SMEs and Industrial Clusters - University of Palermo -, Master's Degree in Local Development, Cooperation and International Markets - University of Parma Italy. Enjoys art, design and music.