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The TEK Team

Development Team

William Sadler

William E. Sadler, CEO, FrANN™ Inventor
ph: (571) 969-1593

I am a Mathematician and AI Researcher. I am leading an effort to bring the first truly cognitive systems to market.

FnnTEK is a company I founded to develop those commercial cognitive computing architectures. The FnnTEK Fractal Artificial Neural Network (FrANN™) technology is a completely different approach for the development of truly intelligent systems. FrANN™ is an emergent neural computational architecture, not a deterministic one. Our basic theory is that intelligence is emergent, not computational. Until now, all other AI efforts, even those based upon neuro-physiology, have depended upon the human researchers to understand the 'algorithms' of intelligence. The FnnTEK approach is to understand a much more basic building block and allow the higher functions to emerge from the complex non-linear interactions of those basic blocks.

Michael McDargh, Principal Computer Scientist

I'm an accomplished Architect and Developer as well as a security professional. I am experienced at designing large scale systems where I specify the entire stack from languages, compilers, frameworks, databases, services (web services, queuing, storage), networking requirements, hardware specs, etc. I also ensure the safety of the systems using my experience in computer security (CISSP, GCIH, GREM).

Additionally, I am experienced in scientific computing having built an AI based system running in a massively parallel GPU array with realtime image and frequency based processing.

I am a volunteer police officer and have been involved in law enforcement on a volunteer basis for 18 years in Georgia and California. This leads to a broader perspective as I also think of legal and security concerns (physical) for systems and facilities.

I am a fluent Spanish speaker/writer.

Stephen M. Hart

Dr. Stephen M. Hart, Senior Computer Scientist

Stephen M Hart holds a BA in electrical engineering, an MA in applied mathematics, and a PhD in industrial engineering with an emphasis in operations research. He is an experienced software engineer with 25 years in military, government, and commercial sectors and extensive, hands-on experience designing, developing, and implementing software for a myriad of domains on multiple platforms.


Richard H. Dunnivan, President

Is a retired Marine officer (30 years, O-6 Aviator) with 37 years of demonstrated effective performance in program/project management, strategic/operational/tactical planning and aviation training/maintenance facilitated by strategic thought and innovative planning/execution in a variety of complex, highly diversified organizations. Through strong interpersonal skills, develops an organizational pride-in-ownership among personnel and creates an institutional confidence where problems are viewed as challenges and change as opportunity. Polished communication skills, at ease with public speaking and briefing the most senior-level decision authority. Exceptional ability in team building and creating an interactive work environment that fosters open and honest communication. The resulting focused synergy of group effort empowers personnel to achieve goals regardless of conditions.

Education and training include, Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP); Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Security policy formulation, military strategy, force employment, joint and combined operations, concentrations in Biotechnology and Information Operations); Master of Science, Systems Management, University of Southern California; and Bachelor of Arts, Biological Science, California State University, Stanislaus.

Richard A. Schott

Richard A. Schott, EVP, Operations

Is a retired Marine Corps Colonel. He spent over 25 years primarily in Operational assignments. His primary specialty was as a CH-46 Helicopter pilot. He was selected to transition into the MV-22 Osprey Aircraft and assumed the Training Squadron XO’s position. He was then selected to Command a CH-46 Squadron in Okinawa and had the opportunity to deploy that unit to Australia, South Korea, Philippines, and mainland Japan. He is a decorated combat veteran with experience as the Air Officer for an infantry battalion in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. His final assignment was as the Operations Officer for Strike Force NATO (SFN) and the Senior Marine in Southern Italy. During his time in the USMC he served in numerous training / maintenance / leadership roles including Basic Flight Instructor, NVG Instructor, Low Level Instructor, Mx Officer, and Air Mission Commander. He has served as the Vice President for DoD Operations for a contracting company acting as a Senior Program Manager, leading a division of 80 plus personnel supporting USMC, NAVAIR, and USAF missions.

Education and training include BS in Political Science from USNA, Masters in Security and Strategic Studies Naval War College, Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Goeffrey Cauble

Geoffrey D. Cauble, Controller

Mr. Cauble has significant experience working with entrepreneurial enterprises. His experience includes:

  • Finance executive experienced in growing and managing private firms
  • Most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for International construction management firm
  • Responsible for:
    • Financial planning, capital allocation and oversight of accounting department
    • Contract management and administration
    • Risk management
    • Human resources
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • Undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Georgia State University