Daniel Pearlson has more than 25 years executive management expertise in technical manufacturing and service operations, research and development, and highly integrated automation technologies. His executive management experience includes both private and public companies in a wide variety of technical and manufacturing companies.
Prior to Ranger, he founded Votan Research Corporation, and served as its President and CEO. The company developed advanced technologies for law enforcement and military applications that were licensed to the Raytheon Company; developed and manufactured sole-sourced video telemetry systems for the US Air Force; hardened high-power solid-state servers for applications aboard military aircraft and other vehicles; produced national security infrastructures in South Africa; and developed nuclear energy security systems in the United States, and in Asia under the auspices of the US Defense Trade Directorate.
Later, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for remote data telemetry for the US Department of Homeland Security’s highly successful Operation Golden Phoenix 2010 (OGP) exercise in Los Angeles. OGP simulated the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Mr. Pearlson was responsible to coordinate situational awareness for more than 1,000 individuals, involving virtually every public safety government entity in the region and every branch of the Department of Defense, the US Coast Guard, the FBI, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Laurence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
Prior to Votan, Mr. Pearlson founded Sequent Technologies, Inc. and took the company public on the NASDAQ in 2003 where he developed the first wireless live video streaming systems and vast scale visual information systems. He served as the Vice President of Research and Development and acting Chief Technology Officer of Youbet.com (NASDAQ:UBET) where he developed live video services and contributed to building the world’s highest traffic live IP unicast video subscription service. Mr. Pearlson also volunteered his time to serve with the California State University at Los Angeles Department of Continuing Education as its Advanced Technology Team Leader; and as a consultant to the City of Los Angeles Department of Telecommunications in fiber infrastructure. He’s served as a consultant to AT&T, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Lockheed, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the County of Los Angeles Department of Workplace Programs; consulting in various advanced technologies as well as business management.
In 1997, Mr. Pearlson received an honorary doctorate from West Coast University in recognition of his body or work including his ground-breaking invention and development of television-quality live Internet video streaming systems and other technologies that have transformed national Internet infrastructure.