ORION Leadership team

Orion’s leadership is a perfect blend of creativity, visionary, strategic and innovative minds. Our passionate approach towards technology cascades down to the entire team thereby building a strong culture and instilling the same passion in every employee towards the common goal.

OUR CORE TEAM

MARC ASSELIN

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF ORION INNOVATIONS

Orion is a software development consulting company working in the AI, machine learning, and blockchain technologies. Marc has over 30 years in software development, architecture, and management.

In addition to Orion, Marc assists a number of companies in an advisor capacity, assisting in technology vision and architecture, planning, staffing and hiring.

VERTICAL MARKET EXPERIENCE:

GovTech, Fintech, AgTech, REITs, Unmanned Vehicles, Insurance, Food tech, & Commodities Exchanges for a number of industries.

JOHN RILEY III

VP OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES

John has over 20 years in the software application space working and has worked for enterprise organizations like Oracle and SAP. Predominantly in consulting and education services assisting organizations with their software implementations, business process changes, user adoption and digital transformation initiatives. 

In recent years he has advised on enterprise Blockchain technology initiatives for organizations and has presented at various global Blockchain conferences. He’s also a U.S Marine war veteran.

 

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

VP OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Mike is originally from New Jersey moved to sunny south Florida in 2004 to attend Lynn University. Mike currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling. Mike began his professional career as a stock trader and later entered the counseling field to pursue his true passion for people and helping them achieve their true potential. He is also a noted entrepreneur, owning and operating several businesses.

MARIA MORALES

VP OF PRODUCT DELIVERY

Maria has over 20 years of experience working in operations and project management for companies like Under Armour and IBM in the private sector, the Department of Education, and the Department of Homeland Security in the public space, focusing on internal operations and customer success. She has provided strategic leadership in startups and established organizations alike. She has consulted with small businesses on effectively implementing meaningful and targeted customer success strategies that balance cost with stellar service.

  In her spare time, she writes for several mixed martial arts websites and hosts multiple podcasts.

PATRICK MILLS

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Mr. Patrick Mills serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Orion Innovations. Mr. Mills is a Duke-trained, venture capital & Federal administrative attorney with 12+ years of experience as an entrepreneur & advocate for entrepreneurs. He has significant past performance representing clients before the USPTO, FDA and Department of Defense. Mr. Mills is also an internationally published scholar in the areas of high-tech and biotech commercialization.  He is a multi-time founder and serves early stage companies as an advisor on compliance and IP strategy matters.

In his spare time, Mr. Mills enjoys writing fiction and has authored four novels mixing science fantasy & horror with social criticism.

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