Leadership Team

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Leslie DeLatte

Leslie DeLatte

President

Leslie DeLatte is the founder and President of Orion where she drives the company's strategy and execution. Combining vision, engineering, and design – Leslie takes innovative ideas and has them developed into solutions for the public safety workforce. A driven leader with a proven track record of managing essential workforce product lines, her focus is on providing a best-in-class web and mobile portfolio that public safety can rely on today and well into the future.

Leslie DeLatte

President

Leslie DeLatte is the founder and President of Orion Communications where she drives the company’s strategy and execution. Combining vision, engineering, and design – Leslie takes innovative ideas and has them developed into relevant solutions for the public safety workforce. A driven leader with a proven track record of managing essential workforce product lines, her focus is on providing a best-in-class web and mobile portfolio that public safety can rely on today and well into the future.

 

Leslie brings has 30+ years in the Information Technology industry, with 22 of those years dedicated to the judicial and public safety segments. Prior to Orion, she held engineering and management positions with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), supporting customers such as General Motors and the State of Texas. She later joined International Network Services (INS) where she was a Managing Director and provided engineering solutions to clients such as MCI, Sprint, and AT&T. Ms. DeLatte holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of SW Louisiana.

Heather Kocks

Heather Kocks

Client Services Principal

Heather Kocks is the Client Services Principal at Orion where she champions, orchestrates, and advances the customer experience across Orion's wide range of public safety software solutions. With 20+ years of public safety experience, Heather has a consistent track record of overseeing customer-facing teams and has successfully delivered administrative and operational efficiencies to Orion’s public safety customers coast-to-coast.

Heather Kocks

Client Services Principal

Heather Kocks is the Client Services Principal at Orion where she champions, orchestrates, and advances the customer experience across Orion's wide range of software solutions. With 20+ years of public safety experience, Heather has a consistent track record of overseeing customer-facing teams and has successfully delivered administrative and operational efficiencies to Orion’s public safety customers coast-to-coast.

 

Prior to joining Orion, Heather served as the Business Systems Consultant for the Travis County, Texas Justice and Public Safety Division where she provided strategic planning, business, and technical support. She later joined Tiburon as their RMS Product Specialist for the strategic direction of the Product Development team. Ms. Kocks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University.

Jackie Belasky

Jackie Belasky

Sales and Marketing Principal

Jackie Belasky is the Sales and Marketing Principal at Orion, bringing 27+ years of experience within the public safety market. Jackie is responsible for setting marketing strategy, driving awareness and demand for Orion products, and aligning marketing with sales strategies that grow the Orion brand. She oversees cross-functional teams of sales and marketing professionals that continue to drive the company’s growth.

Jackie Belasky

Sales and Marketing Principal

Jackie Belasky is the Sales and Marketing Principal at Orion, bringing 27+ years of experience within the public safety market. Jackie is responsible for setting marketing strategy, driving awareness and demand for Orion products, and aligning marketing with sales strategies that grow the Orion brand. She oversees cross-functional teams of sales and marketing professionals that continue to drive the company’s growth.

 

Prior to joining Orion, Jackie held the Channel Management position for Motorola Wireless Messaging where she managed a sales team that controlled a $22M promotional program for wireless messaging carriers. Throughout her tenue with Motorola, she led multiple paging and radio marketing campaigns and later contributed to the wireless carrier account management team. Ms. Belasky attended Louisiana State University.

Brian Cumby

Brian Cumby

Agile Project Manager

Brian Cumby is the Orion Agile Project Manager where he manages cross-functional Orion teams in the development and support of Orion’s software suite. With 18+ years as a certified PMP, Brian brings deep project management and strategic knowledge to his role. His contributions have driven efficiencies that produce optimal results for both internal and external Orion stakeholders.

Brian Cumby

Agile Project Manager

Brian Cumby is the Orion Agile Project Manager where he manages cross-functional Orion teams in the development and support of Orion’s software suite. With 18+ years as a certified PMP, Brian brings deep project management and strategic knowledge to his role. His contributions have driven efficiencies that produce optimal results for both internal and external Orion stakeholders.

 

Prior to joining Orion, Brian held a Regional Project Manager position for Atlas Cold Storage where his proactive leadership in the execution of product implementation projects increased production by 27% and resulted a cost savings of $120M. He later served as Senior Operations Manager for Pensky Logistics where his leadership increased workforce producitivty by 11% and ultimately resulted in a $200K cost reduction. Mr. Cumby holds a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University. He also holds the following certifications:

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • PMP Certification, PMP® Number: 2179210
  • Mini Masters Certificate Program in Lean Enterprise, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • CSM, Scrum Alliance® Number 932145

Sharonda Eldreidge

Sharonda Eldreidge

Operations Principal

Sharonda Eldreidge is the Orion Operations Principal and oversees the company’s Maintenance, Support, and Quality Assurance teams. She is responsible for driving Orion's customer-centric mission to continually champion each customers’ support experience. Bringing 15+ years of IT enterprise support experience in the technology and government sectors, Sharonda has deep knowledge overseeing support organizations that result in long term customer loyalty.

Sharonda Eldreidge

Operations Principal

Sharonda Eldreidge is the Orion Operations Principal and oversees the company’s Maintenance, Support, and Quality Assurance teams. She is responsible for driving Orion's customer-centric mission to continually champion each customers’ support experience. Bringing 15+ years of IT enterprise support experience in the technology and government sectors, Sharonda has deep knowledge overseeing support organizations that result in long term customer loyalty.

 

Prior to joining Orion, Sharonda served in the United States Navy as an Information Systems Technician in support of the Office of Naval Intelligence. After leaving active duty, Sharonda served as a Technical Analyst for ACS, overseeing a full range of technical troubleshooting team activities in support of the company's phone, hardware, and software. Sharonda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Maryland University College.

Derrick Tilbury

Derrick Tilbury

Development Principal

Derrick Tibury is the Orion Development Principal and responsible for guiding Orion's Development and UX Design teams through iterative product development and release cycles. Rising through the Orion leadership ranks, Derrick has been an influential force that has powered the company's system architecture and product development growth. His contributions have enabled Orion's successful product definition, design and delivery.

Derrick Tilbury

Development Principal

Derrick Tibury is the Orion Development Principal and responsible for guiding Orion's Development and UX Design teams through iterative product development and release cycles. Rising through the Orion leadership ranks, Derrick has been an influential force that has powered the company's system architecture and product development growth. His contributions have enabled Orion's successful product definition, design, and delivery.

 

Prior to joining Orion, Derrick worked in development and technical positions supporting government and private sector organizations.  While working for Insurance brokerage firms he operated within large scale database solutions handling highly complex data structures.  Advancing into larger projects, he was responsible within the team for upgrading existing products into new web architectures and security capabilities. Derrick has a Bachelor of Science from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

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