(right) CEO and co-founder Matt Oldenburg is a West Point (Civil Engineering, German, and Spanish) graduate and US Army veteran. Following the completion of his military service, Matt re-located back to his roots of Galena, IL, where he co-owned a Travel Business. Shortly after joining the Galena Fire Department, he and co-founder Aaron Abt began to brainstorm ways to implement technology into the fire service. In mid-2011 he took on the role of CEO of Firesoft, LLC and worked diligently on bringing the iCommand product to market. Matt is the one that keeps us on track and keeps the wheels moving even if he has to get out and push. Thankfully, he is a pretty big guy!
(left) Aaron Abt moved to Galena, IL with his wife after purchasing a local restaurant. A computer science major in college and a self-described “techie”, Aaron has always had a passion for computers and technology. He joined the fire department shortly after Matt and immediately added firefighting to his list of passions. Aaron’s chief responsibility at Firesoft is product development, and he is equally happy when immersed in programming or responding to a page. Aaron has developed a knack for telling Matt that a feature cannot be implemented, only to turn around and have it done a few hours later (much to Matt’s chagrin!).
Michael Long has been involved in the Fire Service since 1993 and Emergency Medical Field Since 1992. He studied business at Stephen F. Austin State University, has a Fire Science Degree in Management from Red Rocks College and has spent 16 years at the City Of Sheridan, Colorado as a Volunteer and Career Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, Company Officer and serving on the Operations Management Team. Michael ran the Volunteer Program, developed Budgets, created the Information Technology plan and Dispatch Interface for the department and other agencies.
In addition, Long has 20 years of Technology Experience working at the Reseller, Distribution (Channel) and Manufacturing levels. Michaels background been instrumental in bring products to market in the handheld communication device world at Enfora and been a Director at a fortune 500 Distribution company. He has also held positions in management including Sales (Inside and Out), Business Development, Product Management, Marketing (Mar-Com, Brand), Product Marketing, Finance, Logistics and Operations. Most recently Long was Vice President of Business Development for an international Health Company, Whole Health Products.
Michael is currently volunteering with Wheat Ridge Fire Department (since 2010), and is also a proud co-founder of a Non-Profit organization, The XCW Foundation, which helps fallen and injured public safety officers and their families.
Chief Bingham has been involved with Fire and Emergency Medical Services for over 37 years, most recently as Fire Chief of the Boynton Beach (FL) Fire Rescue Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master’s Degree in Management with Graduate Certificates in Public Management and in Human Resource Management from St Thomas University, Miami, FL.
Chief Bingham is a 1995 graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), and holds the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFO) and Chief Medical Officer Designation from the Center of Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC); the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI); the International Association of Fire Fighters, (IAFF) Alumni Association, and the Florida Fire Chief’s Association. He serves as a Trustee on the Florida Fire and Emergency Services Board of Directors. He is a Past-President of the Palm Beach County Fire Chief’s Association, and is the Immediate Past President of the National Society of Executive Fire Officers (NSEFO).
Chief Bingham participated in the Senior Executive Institute Program conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville VA, and was selected as a Fellow to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in June 2008. He has taught at the college level throughout his career, and has written several articles for trade journals. Chief Bingham is President of William Lawrence Associates, LLC, a Fire Service Consulting Company. Chief Bingham is married to Aishah Abdul-Aziz. He is the father of three daughters and the proud grandfather of one grandson.
Robert Conley has resided in Galena, IL since 1996 and is currently self employed at Gillen and Conley Flooring, a company he founded in 2004. His passion for firefighting began in 1998 when he joined the Galena Fire Department, where he still serves. Robert has held the position of Captain and Training Officer since 2005, is certified as Firefighter II and Instructor I as well as having completed numerous command, leadership, and basic firefighting classes at the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute.
Robert is also a family man with a wife and three sons. He looks forward to growing with his family as well as the Firesoft company and his extended fire service family.
Mark Oldenburg is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in business development and financial management in the technology industry. Mark holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Loras College, Dubuque, IA and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He managed in retail business before joining IBM Corporation in the area of Financial Management and Financial Planning. His career gained him experience in financial planning, strategic planning, product pricing, business development and marketing across multiple product lines both in hardware and software technology, worldwide. Mark brings this wealth of experience to Firesoft LLC to contribute to the product offering, the support and the marketing and distribution of its products in both a current and strategic context.
Fallon is a Galena native and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Fallon’s high level of talent, and an eye for capturing the moment, facilitates her growing success in business ventures. In addition to Firesoft, Fallon has her own photography business, Fallon’s Portraits | Design, and Fallon Doyle Marketing. For a glimpse of her work, visit www.fallondoyle.com