From its founding, Cloud Bound has been determined to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Our team is comprised of industry experts with a wide range of experience and skill in technology and emergency management. That collaboration between disaster response and technology experts allows for a deeper understanding of the needs of our customers, and leads to innovation that cannot be achieved without such a combination of expertise. Our belief is that it is not enough to simply innovate, rather innovation must improve the way people do their work. By engaging the incident response community to fully understand their needs, Cloud Bound is positioned like no other software company to improve the way disaster management is carried out.
Ernie Rhodes has been involved in the fire service for nearly 30 years, has over 12 years of experience as a Fire Chief, and is a licensed paramedic. Chief Rhodes has been a member of FEMA Urban Search & Rescue (US&R), Missouri Task Force 1 (MOTF-1) since 2000. He has served as a Rescue Specialist, Rescue Squad Officer, and Rescue Team Manager and is currently a Task Force Leader for MOTF-1. He is also an alternate to FEMA US&R Incident Support Teams (IST) as an Operations Section Chief (OSC). Chief Rhodes is actively involved in the St. Louis USAI incident support teams and state-wide mutual aid. He has served through the ranks in the fire service and has significant experience in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Operations, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Material Response, Organizational Leadership and Emergency Management.Follow @FireChief94
Colleen Dealey is a founder of Cloud Bound, LLC, and is currently overseeing the development of the ICS Bridge product. With over 30 years of experience in technology, she brings a wealth of infrastructure and systems design and development expertise to this effort. A strong background in process improvement and quality assurance across both government and private industry has helped shape the direction of the ICS Bridge. When coupled with the hands-on knowledge and experience of Chief Rhodes, the resulting combined subject matter expertise in developing solutions for incident management and emergency response is unrivaled in the industry today.
Noel Nitecki is the chief designer of the ICS Bridge product. With more than 15 years of experience in database systems design and development, he has extensive experience in creating effective solutions for complex processes and reporting needs. He has worked in both the public and private sector in industries such as banking, electric utilities, local government and higher education.
With over 30 years of experience in Marketing and Branding, David Rosenwasser brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to the Cloud Bound team. His various roles with organizations such as Six Flags Corporation, Green Bay Visitors and Convention Center, Ringling Brothers, Niagara Falls Tourism and Convention and Lindenwood University, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Marketing and Sport Management, have made him keenly aware of the necessity of Disaster Response planning. Understanding the multitude of challenges associated with large crowds and venues has helped Cloud Bound understand the needs of similar organizations when it comes to responding to incidents, both large and small. With his extensive knowledge of sales and marketing, David will be a key player in developing the overall sales & marketing strategy for Cloud Bound's products.