Meet the leadership team behind Live Earth’s platform

Live Earth’s team is composed of a diverse group with a passion for making the world a safer place. From coders to strategists, our talented workforce enables us to provide the best solutions to our clients.

Jeff Carpenter

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Carpenter is a technologist, inventor, entrepreneur and CEO of Live Earth, a real-time mapping platform for live data streams and spatiotemporal data. Live Earth keeps cities, stadiums, and transportation systems safe by combining multiple data streams into a fused, real-time operational picture, helping first responders quickly make the right decisions and act fast. Jeff’s previous ventures, companies, and products provided US Military and Federal organizations like DARPA, DIA, U.S. Army, JSOC, USD(I), and the NGA with powerful visualization software solutions.

Kelly Grooms

Chief Operations Officer

Kelly Grooms is a technologist, entrepreneur, and the COO at Live Earth. He thrives on building and leading high-performance teams, in fast-paced environments, delivering trusted software products. Data Visualization for public and personal safety has been Kelly’s focus as he’s served customers including US Special Forces, Law Enforcement, and Emergency Management for over two decades. Kelly’s drive for excellence continues with his family, community, church, and on the soccer field.

Craig Johnston

Vice President of Business Development

Craig Johnston is an engineer, accomplished business executive, and the VP of Business Development at Live Earth. He has over 30 years of experience bridging semiconductor technologies, computer hardware, computational analysis software, and operational management positions. His knack for building new relationships and partnerships brought him to his leadership position today, driving business development and marketing efforts for Live Earth. Outside the office, Craig is a competitive rower and a passionate social advocate.

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