Meet Our Team



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Joseph Cooper

CEO

A lifelong technology entrepreneur, Mr. Cooper brings a wealth of experience in investor relations, corporate governance, financial oversight and operational management. In 1999 he founded one of the first Internet security companies to provide financial institutions with reliable risk management solutions for their technological assets. The organization grew very rapidly eventually serving more than 400 institutions in 43 states and 6 countries. Since his successful exit in 2006, Mr. Cooper has mentored various organizations in the US and Mexico on sales, operations and financial matters with a focus on turnaround management.

Yair Alan Griver

COO/CIO

An advisor to multiple startups, author of five books and worldwide speaker, Mr. Griver has taken leading roles in both startups and at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Alan was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft’s Online services (Office 365, Dynamics, Windows Azure) supporting hundreds of millions of users and billions of dollars in business, an architect for the Microsoft.com community properties, and Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group, which produces the tools used inside of Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities.

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Yair Alan Griver

COO/CIO

An advisor to multiple startups, author of five books and worldwide speaker, Mr. Griver has taken leading roles in both startups and at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Alan was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft’s Online services (Office 365, Dynamics, Windows Azure) supporting hundreds of millions of users and billions of dollars in business, an architect for the Microsoft.com community properties, and Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group, which produces the tools used inside of Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities.

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Tim Tuggey

Chief Legal Officer

With 30 years of legal and business experience in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, Mr. Tuggey offers strategic and tactical legal, business and legislative counsel to owners of large and small business enterprises, as well as to public entities at the local, state, and national levels. His legal experience encompasses a wide variety of corporate business and tax-related matters, for both privately owned and publicly traded enterprises. In the legislative and business development arenas, he possesses special expertise in transportation, real estate and water development, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, construction materials, IT security, financial services, tech development and transfers, and retail operations. Mr. Tuggey received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He formerly served as an officer in the United States Army.

Catherine M. Cooper

Director of Customer Relations

Ms. Cooper is a 7th-generation San Antonian with 30 years of accounting and customer service experience in various types of businesses in Texas. After spending several years managing a restaurant with more than 80 employees, she opted to turn her main focus to accounting and bookkeeping. She is comfortable working in any school of business, from restaurants to healthcare to legal to financial services. Her flexibility with handling multiple types of situations in different arenas makes her a valuable team member and a Jane-of-All-Trades. Ms. Cooper attended Baylor University, studying accounting and human resource management. Holding a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the HR Certificate Institute and certified in QuickBooks, she keeps herself up to date in all areas of interest by also being a Certified Pharmacy Technician and a Texas Master Gardener.

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Rachel Elsberry

Communications Director

Rachel Elsberry is an award-winning communicator, project manager, journalist, writer, producer, media coach, connector and big thinker with more than 15 years of experience in the television news, media, communications and public relations industries. That experience also includes more than ten years of supervisory and leadership experience and project management as an executive producer in television news and as a public relations professional. Rachel is a 2015 PR News Digital PR Awards Nominee in the Crisis Communications category, a Lone Star Emmy nominee and a two-time Edward R. Murrow recipient.

Jamey Bartram

Account Manager

A native Californian, Mr. Bartram has lived in San Antonio for more than 10 years. He graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a degree in Sociology and Economics. He has spent the last 5 years working in the legal field, but has experience in many different fields all with an emphasis on customer service and public relations. He also enjoys cooking and is a devoted animal lover.

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Meet Our Team



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Joseph Cooper

CEO

A lifelong technology entrepreneur, Mr. Cooper brings a wealth of experience in investor relations, corporate governance, financial oversight and operational management. In 1999 he founded one of the first Internet security companies to provide financial institutions with reliable risk management solutions for their technological assets. The organization grew very rapidly eventually serving more than 400 institutions in 43 states and 6 countries. Since his successful exit in 2006, Mr. Cooper has mentored various organizations in the US and Mexico on sales, operations and financial matters with a focus on turnaround management.


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Yair Alan Griver

COO/CIO

An advisor to multiple startups, author of five books and worldwide speaker, Mr. Griver has taken leading roles in both startups and at Microsoft. During his 10 years at Microsoft, Alan was the founding Group Program Manager for the billing stream underlying Microsoft’s Online services (Office 365, Dynamics, Windows Azure) supporting hundreds of millions of users and billions of dollars in business, an architect for the Microsoft.com community properties, and Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group, which produces the tools used inside of Visual Studio, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities.


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Tim Tuggey

CSO

With 30 years of legal and business experience in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, Mr. Tuggey offers strategic and tactical legal, business and legislative counsel to owners of large and small business enterprises, as well as to public entities at the local, state, and national levels. His legal experience encompasses a wide variety of corporate business and tax-related matters, for both privately owned and publicly traded enterprises. In the legislative and business development arenas, he possesses special expertise in transportation, real estate and water development, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, construction materials, IT security, financial services, tech development and transfers, and retail operations. Mr. Tuggey received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He formerly served as an officer in the United States Army.


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Catherine M. Cooper

Director of Customer Relations

Ms. Cooper is a 7th-generation San Antonian with 30 years of accounting and customer service experience in various types of businesses in Texas. After spending several years managing a restaurant with more than 80 employees, she opted to turn her main focus to accounting and bookkeeping. She is comfortable working in any school of business, from restaurants to healthcare to legal to financial services. Her flexibility with handling multiple types of situations in different arenas makes her a valuable team member and a Jane-of-All-Trades. Ms. Cooper attended Baylor University, studying accounting and human resource management. Holding a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification from the HR Certificate Institute and certified in QuickBooks, she keeps herself up to date in all areas of interest by also being a Certified Pharmacy Technician and a Texas Master Gardener.


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Rachel Elsberry

Communications Director

Rachel Elsberry is an award-winning communicator, project manager, journalist, writer, producer, media coach, connector and big thinker with more than 15 years of experience in the television news, media, communications and public relations industries. That experience also includes more than ten years of supervisory and leadership experience and project management as an executive producer in television news and as a public relations professional. Rachel is a 2015 PR News Digital PR Awards Nominee in the Crisis Communications category, a Lone Star Emmy nominee and a two-time Edward R. Murrow recipient.


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Jamey Bartram

Account Manager

A native Californian, Mr. Bartram has lived in San Antonio for more than 10 years. He graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a degree in Sociology and Economics. He has spent the last 5 years working in the legal field, but has experience in many different fields all with an emphasis on customer service and public relations. He also enjoys cooking and is a devoted animal lover.