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Lawrence has 15 years of technology consulting experience across numerous industries, teams, and technologies. His emphasis is on delivering enterprise solutions. His areas of expertise include designing, developing, and supporting distributed systems, cloud platforms, mobility, data analytics, and token-based security models.
Lawrence has led large-scale development initiatives for unions, government entities, direct-marketing companies, non-profit organizations, and startup teams. He has developed systems for managing educational courses and course content, HVAC bid and estimation systems, large-scale video/audio/SMS messaging systems, algorithms for pattern matching, and many others. His technical experience has led to multiple speaking engagements regarding enterprise cloud solutions and custom software development. In his role at Headstorm, Lawrence focuses on emerging technologies and developing strategies and solutions that will produce business value and competitive advantage for Headstorm clients.
Lawrence received a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law, and a BS in Business Administration from University of Nevada Reno.
Executive Vice President
Russ Pearlman is a senior technology executive who has had experience in both industry and consulting. His expertise is focused on the development of custom systems to support innovative business growth with an emphasis on digital and intelligent systems. He has had instrumental roles in the adoption of modern technology across several industries including automotive, financial services, retail energy, and more. Prior to joining Headstorm, Russ had consulting positions at Capgemini, Hitachi Consulting, and Deloitte. He was also Interim Chief Technology Officer at Toyota, Chief Information & Technology Officer for Merkle, and Chief Technology Officer at Koios.
Russ has a master’s degree in artificial intelligence / computer science, a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and a bachelor’s degree in biology all from Washington University in St. Louis. Russ is also a candidate for a juris doctorate degree at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, where he has also been an adjunct lecturer at the Cox School of Business in the graduate MBA program.
Rene Larrave has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and management consulting experience in areas that include business strategy, operations, business process redesign, and information technology in a variety of industries including financial services, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, energy, hospitality, high tech, and entertainment. Throughout his career, Rene has advised some of the most influential corporations in the world.
As an entrepreneur, Rene has launched, managed, and sold a number of businesses. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Rene was a management consultant and management team member with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting in both their London and Dallas offices. He has held Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Business Administration teaching positions at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, Monterrey Institute of Technology, and, currently, at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He is, or has been, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO), and the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and is a member of the board of directors for a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Rene received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Monterrey Tech and Ohio State University. He is also a Certified Management Consultant with the Institute of Management Consultants.
Dan Owen is a private investor and company advisor with a successful track record in pay television, enterprise technology, digital media and venture capital. Dan was president and chief operating officer of SpectraVision, a Richardson TX startup which became the world’s largest hotel movie system. He was founder, chairman and CEO of Focus Networks, a pioneering video communications service for the department store industry, which he sold to Fairchild Publications. He was co-founder and managing general partner of HO2 Funds, a prominent Dallas venture capital firm. Dan is a founding investor along with Kleiner Perkins in VoloAgri Group, a global vegetable seed company. He is chairman of the advisory board at Pratter Inc., an innovative Pittsburgh-based medical cost management company. Dan has served on 11 public and private company boards and has participated in two IPOs and one LBO.
Dan lives in Highland Park with his wife Cookie and has two stepchildren and six grandchildren.
Rick Rainey is considered one of the premier thought leaders of the Microsoft Azure environment as a software design and development evangelist for key ISV’s. Rick has authored and co-authored several training books for Microsoft Azure developers and IT professionals including “Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions” and “Azure Web Apps for Developers”. Rick has decades of experience leading and architecting large-scale systems, cloud formations, field solutions, and software development initiatives. He has led projects such as the Cloud Ninja Polyglot Persistence project, Cloud Ninja Ingestion Patterns, and early PowerShell script development available on the Microsoft Azure Script Center.
Sravan Ankaraju is the Founder and President of Divergence Academy. His experience is in moving large teams at Microsoft from reactive to predictive to prescriptive support through embracing of risk based assessments and machine learning models. He started his career as a developer and developing large-scale transactional systems applying various tree-based algorithms. He understands the pipeline jungles and hidden feedback loops associated with world of machine learning.
Bryon Morrison has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, digital, agencies, leading startups and providing strategy to some of the world’s leading companies in retail, media, telecommunications, manufacturing, travel, healthcare, real estate and construction, among others. As a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Morrison has launched, grown and sold companies in the service and media space like BrandOps, NectarOM, Springbow, WieseMorr Interactive and LSMM.
Mr. Morrison has also worked extensively in leadership positions in Omnicom, one of the world’s largest marketing holding companies. Most recently he served as President of Digital in Omnicom’s largest promotions agency, The Marketing Arm (TMA). Prior to TMA he oversaw the turnaround of America’s first mobile marketing firm for Omnicom as the President of Ipsh. In both organizations, he was known for creating their internal production teams, developing digital marketing strategies, signature consumer engagement processes and sustained growth. Morrison started his tenure in Omnicom as the head of sales and marketing for CRM agency, Javelin which was a spin-off of the Rapp network.
A graduate of Iowa State University, Mr. Morrison is the former President of the American Advertising Federation’s Dallas Chapter and the Dallas Ad 2 organization. He is also a well-known speaker, writer and guest lecturer.