Jack Harper - Resume
Jack Harper is currently the founder and president of Secure Outcomes Inc., a privately held company (see below).
He previously created and ran two publicly-traded tech companies and has years experience building, marketing, and selling FBI-certified livescan fingerprint systems, high-end crypto systems, site security systems at airports and military sites, and supercomputer systems for military applications.
Harper is an excellent product creator, public speaker, presenter, salesman, and writer; has made hundreds of product presentations in 23 countries; has had 30+ marketing and technical product articles published; has been interviewed for three financial radio shows; and has four livescan fingerprinting/security/crypto patents issued in two countries as well as two digital livescan/crypto/AI software patents pending in the United States.
He has raised in excess of $10-million of investor capital for his startup companies and has created in excess of $50-million of shareholder value with two public companies.
See publications for a list of Harper's publications and formal presentations and PGP crypto key for information needed to send secure e-mail to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
Harper earned an MBA from the University of Denver (1992) as well as a B.S. Electrical Engineering and B. A. Mathematics with a Minor in Russian Language and Studies from the University of Houston (1975).
Mr. Harper founded Secure Outcomes Inc., a MACE Partner Company, which designs, builds, markets, and sells advanced FBI Certified forensic-quality digital livescan fingerprint collection, archiving, and transmission systems for use by law enforcement, government agencies, and private companies throughout the world. Harper has been president/ceo since inception and has raised almost $2-million of venture capital for the company to date.
Secure Outcomes is a closely held venture-backed company and began shipping its initial LS1100 digital livescan fingerprinting system, implemented completely in Common Lisp, in volume in 2012.
Customers include more than fifty law enforcement agencies across the United States. The company signed a major distribution/marketing agreement with Mace Security International with formal product launch of the LS1100 -- rebranded by MACE as XPrint® -- in January 2013.
BSI2000, Inc. (Public Company)
(1994 - 2007)
Mr. Harper began with BSI2000, Inc., in the early days a three-person company, as vice president of sales and was later promoted to president where he restructured the company with a new product and market focus. The company built entry-exit access control and other systems for use by airports, prisons, governments, etc. The systems combined electronic identification and tracking cards, sophisticated biometric and other sensors and control electronics, extensive embedded software, and advanced cryptography to result in highly secure identification and tracking systems.
The products were designed to economically and securely protect the complex infrastructure of today's world -- corporate HQ buildings, financial and IT facilities, airports, nuclear and hydroelectric plants, water treatment works, prisons, military sites, petrochemical and chemical plants, national laboratories, etc.
Marketing partners for the BSI2000 products, under formal agreements, included IBM, Siemens, BAE Systems, and others in the United States, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Mexico, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, and elsewhere.
BSI2000's security systems protect Denver International Airport, Anchorage International Airport, and other similar high-value sites such as several smaller regional airports, a large water treatment plant, several military sites, and more than ten prisons and detention sites.
A high-level hardware/software crypto product (Crypto2000), designed and built by the company, received formal FIPS 140-2 NIST certification in 2006.
Other BSI2000 customers included the US Department of Homeland Security for which it did classifed work on the U.S. Green Card.
The company has an extensive patent/IP portfolio with almost thirty patent applications filed in the United States and abroad.
Harper arranged financing all the way from the initial seed stage through later stage rounds, including a $15-million structured equity line with a New York City area hedge fund in 2002. BSI2000 became a public company in 2003 and venture investors had the opportunity to realize a 10x return.
Technology Fusion, Inc.
From 1991 until 1992, Mr. Harper was principal of Technology Fusion, Inc., a tiny two-man startup that built a low-cost add-in video hardware board for the Apple Macintosh.
He initiated and closed agreements, with CompUSA, Inc., for the national distribution and co-marketing of the TotalVision product that included an initial order for over 1,000 units.
Mr. Harper also designed and implemented the product launch campaign that resulted in page length stories in several national computer publications. In early 1992, TotalVision was introduced at the MacWorld Expo trade show in Tokyo where it was voted one of the Ten Best New Products of the Year by a major Japanese computer publication. He also built, in C/C++ on the Macintosh, the GUI user interface/front-end software that controlled the custom video Technology Fusion hardware.
Topologix, Inc. (Public Company)
(1987 - 1989)
From 1987 until 1989, Mr. Harper was co-founder and president of Topologix, Inc., a company that built and marketed a LISP (and, later, C) symbolic/numeric parallel processing "variable topology" (thus, the name) minisupercomputer for use by DOD, pharaceutical companies for molecular modeling, AI-based financial analysis, etc.
Harper defined the initial Topology parallel processing product line; raised initial seed-level and follow-on financing; and created the 50-person sales, marketing, engineering, and operations organizations from scratch.
In 1987, Mr. Harper raised approximately $1.0-million of private angel money and in 1988 led a successful over-subscribed initial public stock offering on the NASDAQ exchange, with a New York underwriter (Wakefield Capital -- brought in by a Board Member), that raised an additional $3.8-Million.
In addition, Harper personally setup foreign distribution for the Topology product line in Japan and Korea with C. Itoh and Hyundai. He also closed the largest single order ($1.0-million) received by Topologix in that period, which was from Nippon Steel.
While Harper was president, approximately fifty Topology minisupercomputer systems were sold, mostly by him, and shipped into the United States and several countries. Customers included General Electric, General Dynamics, US Navy, US Air Force, Lehman Brothers/New York City (early financial modeling etc), Berkeley Virus Laboratory (molecular modeling), Rockwell International (for SDI), and many others. Investors had the opportunity to realize 10x gains once the IPO completed.
Robot Defense Systems, Inc.
(1983 - 1986)
From 1983 until 1986, Mr. Harper was with Robot Defense Systems, Inc. (RDS) of Denver, Colorado where he started as Senior Software Engineer and left as Director of Technology. At RDS, he directed a group of computer scientists and engineers that built a series of mobile robotic machines -- about the size of a compact car -- that were guided by a 256 x 128 pixel 3-D laser imaging system (spec'd by Harper) and used for security and military applications. Mr. Harper also built a real-time LISP system (~50,000 lines of 68000 assembly language that used the Baker incremental garbage collection algorithm) that powered the AI portions of the robotic control system.
Machine Cognition, Inc.
(1979 - 1983)
From 1979 until 1983, Mr. Harper, as Machine Cognition, Inc., (a one-man company) was an independent Software Development Contractor. During this period, he completed numerous short and long term projects for EDS of Dallas and Denver, US Department of Energy, the Aker Group of Oslo, Norway, First National Bank of Midland, Texas, the US Coast Guard at Governor's Island New York, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and others. These projects involved X.25 real-time data communications, CAD systems, LISP coded expert systems, geophysical data management, development of a source code management system (which Harper sold independently into the Prime Computer market), and others.
(1978 - 1979)
From 1978 until 1979 during the Cold War, Mr. Harper was a civilian contractor to NATO forces in Central Europe.
Designers and Planners, Inc.
(1976 - 1978)
From 1976 until 1978, Mr. Harper was a Software Engineer with Designers and Planners, Inc. -- a marine engineering and naval architecture design firm in Galveston, Texas. He was completely responsible for an early 150,000 line Norwegian-built computer aided ship design CAD system (AUTOKON). In 1977, Mr. Harper moved the system from the older and very expensive Univac 1100 mainframe to an inexpensive Prime 400 minicomputer which saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars. For an account of this project, written by Prime Computer, Inc., see the November 27, 1978 issue of COMPUTERWORLD.
In 1976, Mr. Harper was a real-time data communications Programmer for the NASA Univac 1100 complex at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas with Lockheed Electronics.
University of Houston
(1970 - 1975)
In 1975, Mr. Harper received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a B.A. in Mathematics, and a Minor in Russian Studies from the University of Houston. During this period, he also held several part-time positions within the university including: Programmer for the EE Department where he built a spectral analysis system (Fast Fourier and other transforms etc) for a SKYLAB Radar Scattering project under NASA contract; Programmer for the College of Engineering where he developed a Student Records Database on the school's Univac 1108 mainframe; and others. Interesting student projects during those years included a resolution based, first order predicate calculus theorem proving system in Univac 1100 LISP as well as modifications to the University of Wisconsin Univac 1100 LISP system.
Harper later (1992) received an MBA from the University of Denver.
Jack Harper was born in Paducah, Texas in 1952.
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