Founder and Chairman Ray Davis will lead search for new Wall Street caliber Chief Executive Officer to take company public
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HOUSTON - Wednesday, August 13th 2014
Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. (BRS Labs), well known for its cutting-edge AISight® platform, the Artificial Intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on suspicious or unexpected behavior within massive volumes of data, announced this week that it has begun a search for a new CEO to take the company public.
Earlier this week, BRS Labs Chairman Ray Davis announced that he has stepped down as CEO in order to devote his time to the strategic direction of the company and to finding the ideal candidate to take BRS Labs public. The company plans to find a Houstonian who understands the value of a public company in this market, and who has previous operational experience leading a company through the process of going public.
“I founded BRS Labs and have served as its CEO since 2005,” said Davis. “I have always loved building and running companies and have done so for thirty-five years. Based on the growth we have experienced here at BRS Labs, the time is right for us to take the company public, and we need to bring in an individual who has expertise in this area. I will continue to serve in my role as Chairman until that person is comfortably in place and positioned to take BRS Labs to the heights we know it is capable of reaching.”
BRS Labs owns an approximate 60% share of the video analytics market and recently made a successful expansion into the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) industry for oil and gas as well as other Smart Utility Grids. One of the reasons the company plans to go public is to raise funds to continue its aggressive expansion into new vertical markets, including Information Security (InfoSec), Building Management Systems (BMS), and other big data applications.
“Our Artificial Intelligence-based technology has dominated the initial market we applied it to: Video Analytics,” continued Davis. “It is now time to take this proven technology and address the other serious safety and security issues facing the world today. Our Artificial Intelligence-based technology can, simply by connecting it to current systems and allowing it to observe, identify threats to our commercial and national infrastructure, be it computer networks, smart utility grids, energy, logistics, infrastructure and more. We need to rapidly and simultaneously move into these new vertical markets to explore the many ways in which our technology can be used, while expanding our footprint in existing markets. Access to public funds will position us for simultaneous penetration into these markets and allow us to expand the company while producing exponential returns for our investors.”
BRS Labs is also conducting a search for a new location for its Houston headquarters. Currently located in the Uptown Houston area, the company is targeting a single structure building, as it would allow BRS Labs to house its own cloud storage facility onsite. The company currently works with third-party cloud providers; however, the expected exponential growth will likely require in-house data facilities to meet the growing demand.
Click here to read the recent Houston Business Journal article: What’s Next for BRS Labs and Founder
For more information about BRS Labs AISight, go to www.brslabs.com.
About BRS Labs
BRS Labs builds self-learning behavioral recognition software for enhanced safety, security, and operational efficiency. These highly automated solutions dramatically improve situational awareness and incident response across complex physical environments. Patented artificial intelligence technology accurately identifies threats in real time and deploys quickly as enterprise software, monthly lease, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). BRS Labs is headquartered in Houston, with offices in Washington, DC, London, Sao Paulo, and Barcelona.
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