Roger D. Percy, originally from Chicago, has been in the advertising and media research industry for 38 years, beginning at McCann-Erickson Advertising in London, England. Since starting his own company in Seattle in 1976, Roger has created technology-based products to rate television (R. D. Percy & Company in the 1970s and 1980s), place-based media (providing ratings in the 1990s for the in-school Channel One program), and out-of-home advertising since 2000. Roger received his B.A. from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the boards of InvestED (an education nonprofit in Seattle, WA) and the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (Washington, D.C.).
R. Cameron Percy has his bachelor’s in Political Science and two master’s degrees in, respectively, Sociology and Public Policy, all from Stanford University. He served as one of former Governor Schwarzenegger’s appointees to the board of CalSTRS, the second largest public pension fund in the U.S. Cameron has overseen the development of the Avenace Exchange mobile application and analytics platform. Cameron also holds a commercial certificate with type ratings allowing him to captain seven models of Citation business jets and Boeing 737s.
Dr. Chad W. Jennings has a track record of successful invention, development, and bringing navigation systems to market. In the past 15 years he has founded, grown, and generated successful exits for two startups: Lightning Ridge Technologies and Nav3D. Nav3D was sold to Mercury Computer Systems in 2006 to create Mercury’s Avionics and Unmanned Systems Division. Chad served as the technical lead on Mercury’s executive team, which sold the division to Honeywell in 2008. He successfully delivered numerous research programs and commercial products to exacting customers such as Northrop Grumman, NASA, Boeing, BAE Systems, and DARPA. Chad brings a high level of technical and general management skill particularly suited to Avenace’s unique technology and requirements. He also holds a B.A. in physics and astronomy from Vassar College. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the GPS Lab at Stanford University.