Advisory board

Advisory board

(RET) USAF General Lance W. Lord

General Lance W. Lord

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“Desktop Alert is an exciting company with a bright, bright future,” stated General Lord. “In today’s information technology enabled world, the company’s mass notification platform is a winner! I’m pleased to be a member of the Desktop Alert team and look forward to working as an advisor with this industry leading innovative company. Bringing the power of information technology to those charged with the responsibilities of protecting and preserving our nation’s most precious assets is indeed noble work.”
General Lord will assist the Desktop Alert executive team with strategic advice to assist Desktop Alerts’ expansion in the U.S. Air Force and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies worldwide.

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H. Steven Blum


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“It is a privilege to serve on the Desktop Alert Board of Directors and to be a part of a company that is so committed to improving the safety and security of our citizens, first responders, and armed forces personnel and their families around the world.” said General Blum. “As the enterprise mass notification system of record for the National Guard, USNORTHCOM, and FEMA Desktop Alert has a proven track record of success providing standards-based shared system for mass warning and notification capabilities during an emergency. I look forward to contributing to Desktop Alert’s continued growth and success as we expand into new geographies and verticals, and extend our market leadership advantage.”

Michel Faulkner


Michel J. Faulkner (born May 21, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former New York Jets football player and was the 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Representative for New York’s 15th congressional district. He is the pastor for New Horizon Church in New York City. Michel has worked with Desktop Alert to help ‘spread the word’ on the significance and importance of real-time alert communications within organizations such as churches, schools and numerous corporations across America. “Mr. Faulkner is a communication expert.

Our company relies on Mr. Faulkner for key innovations and insights as it relates to serving communities across our nation”, said Howard Ryan, CEO Desktop Alert Inc. We are honored by Mr. Faulkner’s presence on our advisory board” Ryan added”.

Peggy Norris


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Desktop Alert Inc. announced today that Peggy Norris has been appointed to the Desktop Alert advisory board.
Margaret (Peggy) Norris has over 37 years of experience in government contracting and procurement, and 26 of those years were spent in Navy and Marine Corps contracting and procurement. DAWIA III certified, she has been Branch Chief/Contracting Officer for the Corps’ ammunition, ground weapons, amphibious assault vehicles, basic and applied R&D, recruit advertising and media, manufacturing technology, joint non-lethal weapons programs, and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. She has been cited numerous times for her sustained superior performance, special achievements, and has two Meritorious Unit Commendations on her record. Ms. Norris served as Head of Contract Policy at the Marine Corps Systems Command and has represented the U.S. Marine Corps at high levels throughout the U.S. Department of Defense until 2002.

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Micheal Albano


Mr. Albano is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Trident Technical Solutions LLC. He is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with over 32 years of uniformed naval, joint, unified, and combined operational command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) experience. Prior to departure from active duty, he was the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity (MCTSSA) which provides technical and integration support to operational Marine Forces worldwide and to Program Managers of developmental systems at Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC).

Stephen Forte


Stephen Forte
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Stephen Forte is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fresco Capital and is involved in all aspects of investment and operations globally.

Our founders met Stephen in 2005 when taking C# computer programming classes being taught by Stephen at Baruch College. Stephen has established himself as an world-leading industry expert on Microsoft Technology with certifiable accreditation’s including that of Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP. Stephen Forte is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Corzen, Inc, a Manhattan (USA) based provider of online market research data for Wall Street Firms. Corzen was recently acquired by Wanted Technologies (TXV: WAN).

Stephen is also the Microsoft Regional Director for the NY Metro region and speaks regularly at industry conferences around the world. He has written several books on database development including Programming SQL Server 2005 (MS Press) and is working on Programming SQL Server 2008 (MS Press).

Stephen Forte prior Desktop Alert System Architect Interview

Andre Durand


Andre Durand has been involved with our company’s technology since 1995. Andre Durand has provided insightful advice and key resources to Desktop Alert since day one of the company’s existence.Andre Durand is a twelve year veteran of the enterprise software industry, a recognized leader in the identity industry and a pioneer behind the concepts of the digital identity network. In addition to his role as CEO of Ping Identity, Mr. Durand co-founded and co-chairs Digital ID World, the official identity industry conference and magazine. Prior to Ping Identity, Mr. Durand founded Jabber, Inc., a leading global provider of in instant messaging and presence management platforms serving both the carrier and enterprise markets.

Ron Greschner


Ronald John Greschner is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the New York Rangers for 16 seasons between 1974 and 1990. Greschner was selected 32nd overall by the New York Rangers in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.
“We are honored by the addition of Mr. Greshner to our team. Rons post NHL career is consistent with that of his accomplishments while in the NHL. Ron is a superstar salesperson with a track record that we coin internally as a ‘natural hat trick’. In short Ron’s reputation in the business community is flawless. I met Ron over Facebook originally and after a few years proposed the idea to Ron of joining our team. We are absolutely thrilled he accepted our offer!” said Howard Ryan, Founder Desktop Alert Inc.
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Major General Eric W. Crabtree

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Major General Crabtree was the Commander of the Standing Joint Task Force for Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Deputy Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, located at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA. He was responsible for the manning, equipping and deployment of the joint headquarters to worldwide locations to counter WMD threats and to advise and coordinate programs with all agencies of the U.S. government on behalf of U.S. Strategic Command in meeting its role as responsible Department of Defense command for countering WMD threats. “The opportunity to join the team at Desktop Alert is exciting and gives me the opportunity to work helping with the critical requirement to be able to reach and direct actions of any organizations’ personnel in a timely and effective manner” stated Major General Crabtree.
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General Gary Harber


I am proud to be a part of the Desktop Alert team. I have been very impressed with the enthusiasm and integrity of the organization that is interested in improving the capability of the military as well as governmental agencies. Desktop Alert personnel that I have been introduced to have expressed their desire to provide the very best capabilities that are needed in this diverse integration of communications within the military and support agencies for providing the very best information for military personnel operations and services.

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