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SCOTT BRANDT

FOUNDER & CEO

As Founder and CEO of CompSci, LLC, Scott Brandt boasts 30+ years of experience in architecting and implementing solutions. He has worked with distributed systems throughout his career, primarily with real-time embedded systems and near-real-time data collection and delivery. Prior to founding CompSci, LLC., he served as President of MentorTek, Inc, which provided product development services in FinTech, IoT and Distributed Applications. He’s also served as VP of Engineering at

Positive Software Systems and held a number of different roles in the telecommunications industry.

In addition to keeping up on the latest developments in technology, Scott enjoys reading and playing golf. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from the University North Texas.

ADVISORS & PARTNERS

Joe

Mitchell II

A. Joe Mitchell, Jr. is an serial entrepreneur, businessman and investor and He was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Ernst & Young in 1998. Born in Perryton, Texas and He also is an avid rancher and devoted family man.

Alec

Radford

Alec Radford is a research scientist at OpenAI. His research focuses on generative models and their applications to unsupervised, representation and transfer learning in various domains.

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Scott Brandt

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Scott Brandt boasts 30+ years of experience in architecting and implementing solutions. He has worked with distributed systems throughout his career, primarily with real-time embedded
systems and near-real-time data collection and delivery.

In addition to his role as Develapp CTO, Mr. Brandt is CEO of CompSci, LLC, a Technology Services and Product Development company that provides insights and strategies to its clients by simplifying industry jargon and pulling back the curtain on the “magic” of applied solutions. Prior to founding CompSci, LLC., he served as President of MentorTek, Inc, which provided product development services with service in FinTech, IoT and Distributed Applications. He’s also served as VP of Engineering at Positive Software Systems and held a number of different roles in the telecommunications industry.

In addition to furthering his knowledge about technologies, Scott enjoys reading and playing golf. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from the University of North Texas.

A. Joe Mitchell, Jr

CHAIRMAM / FOUNDER
A. Joe Mitchell, Jr. is an serial entrepreneur, businessman, and investor, and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Ernst & Young in 1998.

With a degree from Oklahoma State University in Architectural Engineering, Mr. Mitchell has been inducted into the prestigious OSU College of Engineering Hall of Fame and has also received the OSU “Distinguished Alumni Award.” Mr. Mitchell was also awarded an “Honorary Business Degree” from the OSU Spears School of Business. Both Joe and his wife Connie have been on OSU’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Joe and Connie have helped more than 100 students obtain higher education degrees through their philanthropic support. Their generosity to OSU resulted in the naming of the “Joe and Connie Mitchell Academic Enhancement Center” in their honor.

Born in Perryton, Texas and starting out as a newspaper delivery boy, Mr. Mitchell has started and/or help developed and finance many businesses throughout his career across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, oil & gas services, software, insurance, construction, manufacturing, land development, and trucking logistics. He also is an avid rancher and devoted family man.

In 1982, Mr. Mitchell founded his first company, ClayDesta Communications, which grew to over $100 million in revenue. In 1987, he founded the wholesale division of Telecom USA, which grew to $400 million in revenue before going public. In 1989, Mr. Mitchell (and wife Connie) founded VarTec Telecom on their kitchen table. With innovative marketing the company grew to over $2 billion in revenue with 8,500 employees in fourteen countries.

Other companies which Mr. Mitchell has founded (or an early stage investor) include Bosque Systems ($100 million+, O&G services), Expert TA (AI grading software), 3 Star Daylighting (O&G transport), CompSci (software development), Red Stag Logistics (milk transport), Ramteq (industrial manufacturing), MitMar Land (development), Texas Republic Insurance (life insurance), RevitalU ($100 million+ network marketing), and 10xXx Ranch (wildlife & cattle).

In 2014, Mr. Mitchell and Michael Slosar founded Branded Web Services LLC, the parent company of Develapp LLC.

Alec Radford

RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT OPENAI

Alec Radford is a research scientist at OpenAI. Previously he co-founded indico, a VC-backed Boston based deep learning startup.  His research focuses on generative models and their applications to unsupervised, representation, and transfer learning in various domains.  

He worked on stabilizing GANs and exploring the properties of the image representations they learn.  More recently he has been developing the GPT family of self-attention based language models for improving natural language understanding and generation.