PEOPLE, PROCESS AND PERSPECTIVE.
From how we engage new customers to how we work every day, Delta Bravo is built on transparency and accountability.
Our Culture Is Built On How We Treat Each Other. It’s Measured In The Value We Create For Others.
We hire the best people we can find and give them a voice and fun things to work on. Our teams meet regularly to audit progress on customer and company goals, reviewing aspects of the business ranging from product roadmaps to sales pipeline to financial health. We provide full healthcare coverage for our employees- as in our employees don’t pay a penny for healthcare.
The market for teammates and customers rewards value. We’ll never be the biggest company out there, but for our employees, partners and customers, we will be the best.
OUR STORY AND MISSION
Six short years ago, Delta Bravo was founded to simplify the process of developing predictive models. Today, we’re using artificial intelligence to transform a vital sector of the global economy.
The pandemic’s acceleration of new technology adoption was bigger than just Zoom calls and Peloton. Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 efforts went from poorly funded, insulated R&D efforts to frontline solutions for the world’s biggest manufacturers. Companies like Caterpillar, Tesla and Ford joined Facebook and Google in the race for qualified data experts. Microsoft, Amazon and Google released products to help turn historic data into predictive AI solutions.
Manufacturers realized they had a treasure trove of data that could potentially solve critical business problems. Big money was spent on data collection from plant floor machines, people and processes. What manufacturers didn’t realize was how large the challenge of AI could be. They had no pre-existing frame of reference on how much preparation was needed, how much to budget, what resources and roles needed to participate or how to maximize ROI by scaling solutions across multiple lines and plants.
Delta Bravo fills this gap. We work with Plant Managers, Quality Leaders, Continuous Improvement and Process Engineers to maximize the value of data and transform operations. Our proven and repeatable process is driven by a powerful, secure and affordable technology platform that’s easy to use.
The Delta Bravo you’ll read about in these pages creates real, tangible advantage for manufacturers. We reduce unplanned downtime and waste while improving quality and throughput. We deploy tools and capabilities that shorten training cycles for new employees while increasing productivity and job satisfaction for existing teams. Our platform stands out from our rigid, Big Tech SaaS competitors through its flexibility and ability to integrate with each customers’ particular way of work.
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DELTA BRAVO COMPANY VALUES
Shared goals and mutual support lead to greater success than isolated work and individual focus. Through collaboration we multiply our contribution.
The quality of your work is a reflection of who you are. We listen, focus and finish. We say what we do and we do what we say. Trust is built through credibility. We are consistent, honest and operate with integrity, even when it’s the hard thing to do.
Passion is an internal motivator, a following of one’s values, a regard of one’s intrinsic, unique desires. It’s an energy that comes from within – it is not forced on one from the outside. It’s passion that keeps us up late learning the newest technology. Passion that compels us to provide service offerings our clients don’t even know they need yet. It’s passion that holds our standards high and empowers us to energize, engage and inspire others.
There are no single roles in a growth company; all of us wear multiple hats. We face new challenges and unfamiliarity every day but nothing stops us from completing our tasks quickly and at a high level of quality. We don’t complain. We simply get it done.
You can’t build a disruptive product on the back of a legacy one. Whether its new product features, support requests, client or staff conversations – push yourself to be creative and innovative. Think holistically- understand what matters today and tomorrow for our team and our clients.
Our Leadership Team
Rick Oppedisano, President and CEO
Rick Oppedisano is an experienced entrepreneur with experience growing companies from startup to $100M exits. Rick was named to M&A Advisor’s National Top 40 Under 40 in 2014. He was featured on national television network A&E’s American Entrepreneur series and in November 2018, was featured on the cover of Smart Manufacturing Magazine’s AI Innovation issue.
Prior to Delta Bravo, Rick led the Global R&D team for a publicly-traded company focused on Data Modernization. He was also an Executive Director at Azaleos, a fast-growth company that was acquired by Avanade in 2012. Rick has been a part of two other successful startups and serves on the board for PGE Capital.
John McAliley, Chief Technology Officer
An experienced and proven technical leader, John McAliley leads Delta Bravo’s technical vision and development. John is responsible for our Data Science and Product Development teams and works closely with customers to ensure Delta Bravo products and delivery exceeds their expectations.
Prior to Delta Bravo, John lead development of next generation audio software for Mood Media. Prior to Mood Media, McAliley lead entrepreneurial ventures MyHeatmap and Coupon Shack. McAliley also developed software solutions for IBM, Duke Energy and Department of Navy Information Security Systems.
Stephen Ostendorf, Chief Operations Officer
An experienced COO, Stephen comes to Delta Bravo from PGE Capital. Stephen has an extensive technical startup background, having been part of successful teams at M3 Technology Group and XMS Solutions.
Stephen is “where the rubber meets the road,” overseeing new customer onboarding and working closely with Delta Bravo customers to ensure important project deadlines are met. He also works with our internal teams to manage our product roadmap, making sure new innovations are actively added to our technology. Stephen also oversees Delta Bravo’s HR and Benefits team.
Rosemary Radich, Chief Data Officer
Rosemary Radich leads Delta Bravo’s global Data & Analytics team and champions our efforts to improve operational efficiency and sustainability for manufacturers. Prior to Delta Bravo, Rosemary led AccuWeather’s global weather data science team, which under her leadership serviced all lines of business for a global audience and more than half of Fortune 500 companies. Rosemary also served as the Principal Data Scientist for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), where she developed enterprise data strategy and delivered data science insights for more than 95,000 AVMA members.
Rosemary is an experienced keynote speaker. She has spoken at events such as Microsoft Ignite and conferences for Esri and Google. She has appeared as a subject matter expert for the AccuWeather Network and her work with Spotify was featured on the Today Show.
Alan West, Board Member, PGE Capital
Alan West is an experienced technology entrepreneur and investor. Alan led the development investment in Delta Bravo by PGE Capital and works with our Executive Team to set growth goals and financial targets.
Alan launched and successfully exited Southern Software and BizPlus before founding XMS Solutions and PGE Capital in 2008. Alan’s areas of expertise include: partner channel development; business development; business management/administration; and enterprise level, solution-based sales.
Knudt Flor, Delta Bravo Advisory Board
Prior to retiring in September 2021, Knudt Flor was the CEO of BMW Manufacturing. Knudt oversaw BMW Plant Spartanburg, the largest BMW Group plant in the world. The South Carolina factory exports more than two-thirds of its models to 125 global markets. For seven consecutive years, it has been the largest exporter by value in the United States. During Knudt’s tenure, BMW released four new vehicles, the BMW X7, X3 M and X4 M, and the BMW X3 xDrive30e, as well as next-generation models for the BMW X3, X4, X5, X5 M, X6, and X6 M. Knudt is the second-longest serving president of BMW Manufacturing.
Knudt has also been vice president of production at BMW Plant Munich, director of BMW Plant Rosslyn in South Africa, senior vice president of corporate quality for the BMW Group, and senior vice president of Manufacturing at BMW Brilliance Automotive Joint Venture in Shenyang, China.
Partnerships and Integrations
Delta Bravo is an integration-first solution. Our platform is built to fit into larger technical architectures, ensuring cost-effective scalability. For companies leveraging Microsoft or AWS for cloud infrastructure, Delta Bravo fits into these systems quickly and easily, maximizing the value of the cloud investment. We also align closely with Cisco Systems, offering the capability to integrate with systems like Edge Intelligence, Industrial Asset Vision, Cybervision and more.
Delta Bravo is one of 13 Cisco DSI partners globally. Customer seeking to modernize and extend their Cisco infrastructure as they grow into the Smart Factory are often eligible for funding that offsets the cost of Delta Bravo’s onboarding and license fees. Similar benefits are available through partners like AWS, Microsoft and others.
We encourage our customers to think bigger about their technical architectures and leverage the benefits partner alignment programs provide.