Mr. O’Leary is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board. Mr. O’Leary founded DarkPulse Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, in 2010. Mr. O’Leary is a serial entrepreneur with significant international experience having founded Sulu Electric Power and Light Corp (Philippines), a firm with expertise in utility scale power generation and solar energy. He is the co-founder and Chairman of DarkPulse Technologies Inc., a firm developing specialized devices that monitor activities along national borders and provide structural health and safety monitoring of oil and gas pipelines. He holds extensive start-up experience including multiple exit strategies. Mr. O’Leary is an Ambassador for the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, and a Research Member of the NATO Science and Technology Organization. He served as a member of the Board at Arizona State University’s School of Engineering, Global Resolve as Chair of the Impact Committee. His previous employment includes the NYPD where he worked as a member of the Manhattan North Tactical Narcotics Team, which prosecuted establishments involved in the illegal distribution of narcotics. He was a member of a joint taskforce working with the DEA and USINS in the execution of warrants related to narcotics trafficking. While at the NYPD, he was assigned to the Department of Justice as a member of the FBI’s investigative team with internal designation C14. He is a licensed private pilot with turbine experience. Mr. O’Leary is not, and has not been during the past 5 years, the director of any other public companies.
Dr. Brown is a physicist and scientist with extensive experience in the development of Brillouin scattering-based distributed fiber optic sensing. In 2010, Dr. Brown co-founded DarkPulse Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Dr. Brown has more than 25 years of research and lecturing experience gained at the University of New Brunswick (“UNB”), focusing primarily on the development of Brillouin scattering-based distributed fiber optic sensor technology. From 2001 to 2012, Dr. Brown served as an assistant professor and research associate at UNB. During Dr. Brown’s tenure at UNB, he was instrumental in developing numerous patents in the field of fiber optic sensing. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Brown served as an Adjunct Professor at UNB. From 2013 through the present, Dr. Brown has served as a data scientist for Xplornet Communications, Inc. From 2018 through the present, Dr. Brown has served as a consultant for the Company. Dr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from UNB in 1995, and a PhD in Physics from UNB in 2001. We believe that Dr. Brown should serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive experience in the development of Brillouin scattering-based distributed fiber optic sensing.
Mr. Eckel is a U.S. military veteran with over 35 years of defense communications system development and support experience. Mr. Eckel’s career began in the field of telecommunications operations and continued to evolve with the rapid advancements in telecommunications technologies. While serving in the United States Air Force from 1977 to 1985, Mr. Eckel was responsible for managing leased communications accounting, planning, user requirement changes, and system upgrades and replacements for critical Air Force Satellite Control Network (“AFSCN”) Programs at Onizuka AFS, until his honorable discharge in 1985. As a private civilian, from 1985 to 1992, Mr. Eckel served as a Database Systems Administrator and Site Integrator for Ford Aerospace / Loral where he was responsible for into customer communications requirements analysis and development of training for operations and maintenance of the classified and unclassified systems supporting all Space Shuttle and satellite activities. In 1993 recognizing the government’s need for quality affordable training for operations and maintenance of complex software and hardware communications systems, Mr. Eckel started a successful training development and delivery business that provided training to Washington D.C. area clients such as the Pentagon 7th CG, the White House Communications Agency. and PACAF based in Hawaii. Mr. Eckel worked for Allied Signal/Honeywell in 1995-96 as a Group Field Engineer maintaining critical Control Center and Remote Tracking Communications Equipment around the world, and then rejoining communications systems support with Lockheed from 1997 to 1998. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Eckel resumed support on the government side of the AFSCN serving initially in Network Security and Systems Integration. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Eckel served as a Deputy Maintenance Manager for ITT where he was responsible for maintenance of AFSCN mission control communications systems. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Eckel served as a Site Manager, Program Manager, and Program Director for IITC / Nortel / PEC / Avaya Government Solutions where he held a team leadership role transitioning back into program management. With this transition Mr. Eckel was a part of establishing and delivering contract performance that netted 99-100% contract satisfaction award fees. Mr. Eckel advanced to program director level managing contract team activities, including subcontractors, at multiple locations supporting programs for the Air Force, Army, and NOAA/NWS. In early 2014, Mr. Eckel transitioned into the Oil and Gas Industry as a safety professional in support of pipeline integrity work, station work, and mainline projects for clients including Enbridge, Hess, Tesoro, MarkWest, TransCanada, Kinder Morgan, and Shell. From 2014 through the present, Mr. Eckel has served as a Safety Manager for Minnesota Limited, LLC where he is responsible for safety compliance, including field safety inspections, incident and accident investigation, and reporting. Mr. Eckel received a diploma in Communications Systems from the USAF Technical School in Shepherd AFB, TX. Mr. Eckel holds numerous certifications, including OSHA 500 – Authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour trainer, OSHA 510 HAZWOPER, CPR/AED/First aid, DOT – CSA & HAZMAT Driver Training. We believe that Mr. Eckel should serve as a member of our Board of Directors due to his extensive management experience within the government and the private sectors in such areas and industries where the Company’s technology systems may be advantageously utilized.