Leadership Team

Tony Eales

Tony Eales, President and CEO

Tony Eales is President and the Chief Executive Officer of TriTech Software Systems where he oversees day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the company. Tony is a proven leader with a solid track record of growing both public and private companies. His leadership style and competitive spirit make him the ideal person to lead TriTech into the next phase of its growth. 

Before joining TriTech, Tony served as the CEO at Trafficmaster, Plc and the CEO at Teletrac, Inc. Under his leadership, the companies have won numerous awards for product excellence and innovation. Tony brings over 20 years’ experience in Software Systems and Mobile Technologies. Tony graduated from Raine’s Foundation in London in 1982.

Blake Clark

Blake Clark, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Blake Clark is responsible for all finance, accounting and administration functions and plays an integral role in managing TriTech’s growth in order to achieve its strategic goals. Blake brings more than 20 years of corporate finance, strategic planning and management experience.

Blake has been an executive and corporate level manager at both public and private technology companies. Prior to TriTech, Blake served as CFO for Z Microsystems as well as Cardiff Software where he oversaw expansive company growth and facilitated Cardiff’s successful acquisition by Verity. Blake graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, emphasis in Accounting.

Michael Zuercher

Michael Zuercher, Senior VP and General Manager, Zuercher

Michael Zuercher founded Zuercher Technologies in 2003 while still in college and set out to provide public safety professionals with the highest quality, easiest to use, and best supported software possible. He spearheaded the development of the first versions of Zuercher Suite, working closely with local and state public safety personnel to understand their needs.

Under Michael's leadership, Zuercher has experienced growth year after year for over a decade. It has become an industry leader with over 170 employees, a superb line of software products for state and local public safety agencies, and an ever-growing base of extremely satisfied client agencies across the United States. Today, as part of TriTech, Michael continues to lead the Zuercher group, which encompasses TriTech's strategy for small to medium agencies. In this role he sets Zuercher's vision and direction and charts the course for continued growth.

Prior to founding Zuercher Technologies, Michael's experience included developing statewide enterprise software solutions as well as participating in the open source software community. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University with an emphasis in computer engineering.

Maria Gotes

Maria Gotes, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Maria Gotes leads TriTech in attracting and recruiting professionals, nurturing and developing employee talent, and driving the evolution of TriTech's corporate culture. Maria is especially passionate about developing strategies to help employees realize their full potential, thereby increasing their performance, while also creating great workplace environments. Before joining TriTech, Maria served as the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources, Talent Management, Organizational Development & Culture at Tiempo Development, as well as other roles within the organization. Maria brings with her 17+ years of experience in building strategic relationships and pairing up talent with development opportunities.

Maria holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a Certificate in International Business from Arizona State University as well as an MBA from the WP Carey School of Business. Maria is also a Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional (SCP).

Anthony Owens

Anthony Owens, Vice President of Sales

Anthony Owens is Vice President of Sales for Zuercher Technologies, leading a dynamic, growing team that is bringing Zuercher software to public safety agencies across the nation. Anthony supports and directs an expanding sales organization, and he is committed to his team’s professional development and providing the organizational structure and resources they need to realize their potential. He is enthusiastic about the company’s mission to use innovative technology to improve the safety and efficiency of first responders. 
Anthony comes to Zuercher with extensive experience, leading sales teams in both the private equity and venture capital software space. Most recently, he served as Head of Sales at TINYpulse and Vice President of Sales for ACTIVE Network. Anthony has helped develop sales teams from start-up to global operations, with teams in the United States, London, Singapore, and Australia. 

Libby Stengel

Libby Stengel, Vice President of Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Libby Stengel oversees the teams responsible for delivering implementation services, including project management, training, data conversion, GIS services, as well as ongoing support for the Zuercher, LETG, EmergiTech, and Insight product lines. Libby works to ensure that new client implementations go smoothly and according to plan, and she is dedicated to making sure every agency's ongoing experience with Zuercher Technologies is fantastic.

Libby is passionately committed to developing effective solutions for customer implementations and support. She brings to her role numerous years of experience as a project manager leading large-scale public safety software implementations and has expertise in requirements gathering, configuration, training, and ongoing customer assistance. She also has over ten years of experience in domestic and international criminal intelligence operations. Libby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from South Dakota State University.

Adam Ormesher

Adam Ormesher, Vice President of Product

Adam Ormesher provides strategic vision and direction for all Zuercher software products, planning their continued growth and expansion as they evolve with the ever-changing needs of public safety agencies. He leads the product management group, who works closely with public safety professionals to understand the complexities of their work and design software solutions to help them perform that work as effectively as possible.

Adam brings to his role significant experience in product and project design. Prior to joining Zuercher as a product manager, Adam worked for over 10 years designing and implementing electronic displays and integrated media systems for large sports venues, first as a systems engineer and later as a project manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and is a certified Professional Engineer.

Justin Hipple

Justin Hipple, Vice President of Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Justin Hipple provides technical direction for all Zuercher products, driving architectural and design choices that promote security, reliability, and optimal performance. He oversees multiple teams of software engineers as well as Zuercher's quality assurance and DevOps groups. Following Justin's leadership and example, Zuercher engineers implement best software practices and stay current in the field of software development in order to apply recent advancements to tough technical challenges.

Before joining Zuercher, Justin worked for the South Dakota Department of Corrections developing applications used to collect inmate data and also contributed to an open source software project designed to improve online anonymity. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in computer science and math from Dakota State University.

Terri Barry

Terri Barry, Vice President of Customer Service

As Vice President of Customer Service, Terri Barry oversees IMC, Total Enforcement, and 911 business activities and operations for the Center of Excellence in Decorah, IA.

Terri focuses on day-to-day general operations, development, quality assurance implementations and support. She leads her team toward their mission of delivering the best customer service in public safety software.

Terri joined the company in 1992 she has held several positions including sales representative, support dispatcher, support technician, trainer, support group leader, manager, and director of support services. Terri is an active member in the EMS industry with a membership in the American Ambulance Association.

Brenda Stiehl

Brenda Stiehl, Vice President of Finance

As Vice President of Finance, Brenda Stiehl is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the accounting and finance functions across the company. She oversees the financial reporting, budgeting, treasury management and tax compliance. Brenda also manages the planning and integration of the accounting activities for newly acquired subsidiaries.

Brenda has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance management positions with over 17 of those years in technology companies, including Chaparral Information Systems and Cardiff Software. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and earned her CPA license while working with McGladrey and Pullen.