Joshua William Montgomery

Josh Montgomery

Lawrence, KS

Pacifica, CA

Mailing PO Box 3532
Lawrence, KS 44046
(785) 371-4214

EDUCATION - The University of Kansas
Bachelors of Science: Aerospace Engineering Lawrence, Kansas
May 2000

2008 to Present
Kansas Air National Guard

Apr 2015 to Present
Mycroft AI, Inc.
Pacifica, California
Developed a team of business professionals, designers and software engineers to develop and commercialize an open source artificial intelligence platform.
. 500 Startups Batch 20 (Spring 2017)
. Techstars (Spring 16)
. Raised Significant Financing to Build Mycroft Platform
. Successfully implemented the most successful Kickstarter campaign in Kansas history
. Provide vision and direction for the Mycroft team
. Developed initial physical enclosure and hardware architecture
. Implemented Python framework for voice recognition and intent parsing
. Recruited twenty-five team members specializing in fields from engineering to marketing
. Developed initial physical enclosure and hardware architecture
. Perform business planning and provide leadership in negotiations with external entities

Jan 2006 to Present
Community Wireless Communications, Co.
Lawrence, Kansas
President & CEO
. Established a for-profit corporation to provide services to municipal WiFi projects.
. Raised $2.25 Million dollars in private capital to fund the project.
. Built and manage full time staff of 18 professionals to deploy and support the Lawrence Freenet network.
. Established legal framework for relationship between non-profit and for-profit partners

Jan 2005 to Jan 2006
Lawrence Freenet, Inc. Lawrence, Kansas
President & Founding Director
. Established the organization to bring broadband internet to Lawrence Kansas in a community oriented way
. Developed relationships at the city, state and federal levels
. Recruited a team of 18 professional volunteers to deploy 802.1x technology in a harsh outdoor environment
. Designed and developed the primary network and authentication infrastructure with the IT team
. Raised money through donations and paid advertising to fund deployment of the Freenet backbone network

May 2001 to Jan 2005
Middlebrow, LLC. Tulsa, Oklahoma
. Conceived, developed and reduced to practice several patented and patent pending technologies and products in retail and medical markets
. Established Retail Navigation, LLC in August 2003 to commercialize the Retail Navigation Kiosk System(RNKS), a device intended to direct customers to products in a retail environment
. Responsible for marketing, building customer and vendor relationships, fund raising and accounting
. Established and supervised a project team of five personnel to develop and market technology
. Constructed all application level software for the RNKS product, including databases, user interface, and palm pilot data entry software

Sept. 2002 to August 2003
Thales Training and Simulation. Tulsa, Oklahoma
Management and Information Systems Supervisor
. Internal and External Web application planning and development
o Writing all primary code and reviewing all secondary code for both the Thales customer service web application and the company.s internal web application
o Supervising and tasking the development personnel
. MIS Management Tasks
o Equipment and Software Evaluation and Purchasing
o Budgeting and planning MIS expenditures
o Primary technical lead on all MIS projects
o Supervising and tasking support personnel


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