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 BUSINESS & 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.

 

DENNIS GARCES

VP MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Dennis is a seasoned executive with 25+ years experience at the senior management level. Extensive background blending relevant instinct with fact-based insight in traditional marketing and integrated digital marketing campaigns, government relations, brand strategy development, digital marketing strategy, digital marketing programs, consumer markets, business and product development, media planning, budget planning with strong knowledge of multinational organizations and start-ups. Veteran leader with strong team building and management skills: creative problem solver with P&L accountability and investment capital financing experience. Strategic thinker and relationship builder with extensive international network of Private Sector and Government Contacts. International experience in the Americas, The UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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.

VP OF SERVICES & DELIVERY

JENNIFER PICK

Jennifer brings 20 years of experience as a senior product and operations officer with a history of profitability in manufacturing, financial, health care, marketing, and high-tech companies. Jennifer is a high-performing and deeply analytical leader who is a master at adding a flair of creative thinking to complex business challenges. Jennifer inherently understands that the customer is the single most valuable asset an organization can have and is driven by the unrelenting purpose of customer-driven focus, ideals, and user experience.

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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