Greg McMenimen continues our Spot Light Speaker Series with a conversation about Teammates and Trust. Enjoy!
Greg is married to his beautiful and loving wife of 19 years. They have one daughter who is committed to playing D1 volleyball at the University of Minnesota and is ranked #1 in the nation this coming year. He grew up in Minnesota playing hockey and even played in college for a short time. He left college and joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1982, where he served for 20 years. He was a rescue swimmer the first 8 years and then joined the National Strike Force (Atlantic Strike Team).
He retired in 2002 and began his career as a Government software engineer contractor in D.C., but eventually moved to Destin because it was too cold. He started working on Mission Planning software, developing AWEs for various aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. He moved to Heidelberg, Germany with the U.S. Army European Command, where he worked as a Web Developer for a Geospatial-Intelligence group, painting the picture for down-range Special Operations teams from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Greg moved back to Eglin AFB, where he was offered a position as the Chief of Software Engineering on a new Mission Planning tool and worked to re-engineer a Flight Calculation Engine for aircraft and weapon systems. He was then offered another position back in Stuttgart, Germany working for U.S. European Command, a major intelligence systems command. He provided real-time geospatial intelligence data for the Joint Operations Command that oversaw operations in all of Europe and the Middle East, while providing mentoring to the teams in Agile methodologies.
He eventually moved back to the states and left government contracting to take a position as Development Manager for the mature startup, iSirona. They developed server solutions for medical device connectivity and data collection/reporting on medical device alarm fatigue. He took a position as Director of Software Development at E-lead CRM and began implementing Agile methodologies while also building up a software development group of over 60 developers, automation engineers, and product owners. From there, he left E-lead and started work with Dave Dyell, CEO of Jellyfish Health and former CEO of iSirona.
Greg enjoys hobbies such as mountain biking and running races. He swims laps for workouts and enjoys watching his daughter play indoor and sand volleyball.