About Us

Founded in Detroit, Michigan, we aim to make our communities safer places to live. We do this by helping you create transparency and accountability in your organization. Arx Alert is our way of helping you gain back control and feel more secure in the rapidly changing world we live in today.

Why Altovista

Alto Vista is an Aruban Papiamento word, a creole language derived from English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch. Long ago, people from vast distances needed a way to communicate, trade, and profit. For this, they worked together to form a universal language. By integrating all their languages, they were all able to work more efficiently and profit together.

Our founding principals resonate with those of the Arubian people, an amalgam of the original traders and indigenous residents coming together to benefit the overall community. At one of the highest points of Aruba sits the Chapel of Alto Vista, commissioned on April 20, 1750, it represents the resilience and interdependence of a diverse people.

At Altovista Technology we believe it is this representation of diversity, interaction, efficiency and taking a higher view of complex challenges which drive our passion in leveraging the exponential potential of technology integration to produce the best results for our customers.

Our Team

Dr. Jay P. Harrison

CEO
Co-Founder

Jay has over 30 years of technology experience and previously served as the President of Internet Operations Center and is the co-founder of Deneb Robotics, 3D simulation software company acquired by Dassault Systems.

Bo Cheng

President
Co-Founder

Bo has over 10 years of technology experience providing software, logistics, and manufacturing solutions for Fortune 500 companies and municipalities such as Ryder, Landstar, Android Industries, and the City of Detroit.

Andrew McKeever

COO
Co-Founder

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in business growth and strategy and has held executive position in tech companies such as Amplifinity, Detroit Labs, and Billhighway.

Subba Medapati

SVP Software Development
Co-Founder

Subba has 15+ years of software development experience, and has held strategic development positions for companies and municipalities such as Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Satyam Computer Services, and the City of Detroit.

Our Investors

Neal Rothermel

Neal Rothermel is the Principal Officer of VMS BioMarketing, a healthcare education company dedicated to empowering patients and healthcare providers.  He co-founded the company 25 years ago and has grown the enterprise to include 100 full-time clinical educators and medical marketing professionals in Indianapolis and 800 on-demand educators nationwide.

Steven F. Walker

Steve Walker is the Chairman and CEO of Walker, the Indianapolis-based Experience Management (XM) Services company.  In 2019, Qualtrics (now part of the software giant SAP) named Walker as their Customer Experience (CX) Partner of the Year. Throughout his business career, Steve has been an active leader in many industry and community organizations.

Bob Wolters

Bob Wolter is the CEO of Wolters-Althoff Investments, LLC, which invests and buys early-stage startups in the commercial foodservice equipment and restaurant industry as well as in the medical devices, services and software industries.

Jim Haudan

Jim Haudan is Chairman and Co-Founder of Root. For more than 25 years, he has been helping the world’s most influential organizations transform their business, change how they engage their people, and deliver exceptional results. Jim captures Root’s story in his bestselling book, The Art of Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between People and Possibilities (McGraw-Hill, 2008).

Jim Schleckser

Jim is the CEO of the Inc. CEO Project and helps leaders grow companies.  He specializes in the issues that fast growth firms experience in their business models, talent, processes and systems as they reach higher levels of performance. With 30 years of leadership in business, he brings experience in leading global organizations in both public and private environments across many functional areas to the table.

Paul A. Pagnato

Paul A. Pagnato is CEO Founder at PagnatoKarp, an award-winning multi-family office and wealth management firm with over $4.8 billion assets under advisement. Paul is a top-ranked financial advisor by Barron’s and Forbes with over 27 years of industry leadership. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Reuters, and CNN, and is an international speaker through Singularity University.

Scott Taylor

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