Passionate About Student Safety.
On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, reports of another deadly high school shooting were on every news station. The world was informed of a mass shooting that had taken place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people had lost their lives. This happened to be one of the deadliest mass high school shootings in the United States.
The co-founders of WRAD One focused their shock into action designed to prevent senseless deaths and get urgent help to the wounded. They decided to use their research and development expertise to create a gunshot detection sensor specifically for K-12 and Higher Education environments, developing technology that makes this security tool affordable.
Our focus is simple: school should be a place where students feel safe and parents should not be concerned about their child’s safety while at school. Teachers and administrators who feel compelled to ensure the safety of their students should feel confident they have a solution that will SAVE LIVES.
A Dedicated Team of Professionals.
Phil Kramer has a more than 30 year track record of driving profitable business growth through the formulation of strategic business plans for both domestic and global business units with companies like Nokia, McAfee and Samsung. His focus has ranged from hardware and software solutions to developing SaaS solutions to be sold into Fortune 500 companies.
Before joining Wrad One, Phil was Managing Partner of a consultancy team helping startup companies with Go-to-Market planning and helping small-cap companies with 3-5 year growth strategies. He authored business strategies for US operations that went on to become the template for global initiatives.
Phil received his Bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University.
Mike Mann is one of WRAD One’s co-founders and brings 40 years of wireless technology industry experience and start-up business expertise with him. Mike has held senior Operations, Sales, and Marketing positions with several technology companies by leading the revenue growth and market expansion efforts for many of them.
He was a co-founder of a company that brought the first full-duplex hands-free solution to the wireless industry dealing with companies like Mitsubishi, Audiovox, Motorola, GE, and others. His experience includes the oversight of engineering and manufacturing partners in Asia and the U.S., ensuring the timely delivery to companies like AT&T and key equipment manufacturing accounts.
Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas.
A co-founder of WRAD One, LLC, Kevin Wilder brings 40 years of electronic hardware design in consumer wireless communications and control, consumer audio analysis systems (such as voice recognition and industrial controls measurement) and monitoring platforms. His primary product development focus has been with both analog and digital microprocessor driven electronics and components.
He was a co-founder of a company that brought the first full-duplex hands-free solution to the wireless industry by developing a universal hands-free product for companies such as Samsung, Mitsubishi, GE, Audiovox, Motorola and Panasonic.
Kevin has been awarded numerous patents and has filed new applications for his technology that drives work.
Kyle Beller has been the president of BAT Security for the past 18 years. BAT has grown from a small local organization to a regionally recognized mid-size physical security and monitoring company. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Kyle has guided BAT Security through many obstacles such as the 2008 housing crash and the 2020 Covid-19 crisis. His experience began with a national brand security company, becoming the company’s 2nd youngest sales manager in the country.
Kyle holds an owner/manager/shareholder license from the Private Security Bureau of the Texas Department of Public Safety and has TSA clearance at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as an approved security contractor. He has held several board positions with the North Texas Alarm Association (NTAA), including president from 2014-2015. While president of the NTAA he held a director’s seat on the Texas Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (TBFAA).
Kyle obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1998.
Mike Ricketts has over 30 years of corporate finance and accounting experience, having held C-Level financial positions primarily with energy-related companies. This includes being the CFO and Chief Accounting Officer at two start-up oil and gas companies focused on drilling and production activities: Cano Petroleum, Inc. and MD America Energy, LLC (MDAE). MDAE was backed by private-equity investment and Cano was funded by an IPO and publicly traded. Mike was actively involved in debt/equity financing activities, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning, and accounting/finance matters.
In addition to oil and gas, Mike’s experience also includes electric utility industry, construction and public accounting with KPMG. Mike is currently focused on providing consulting CFO services to his clients.
Mike is a licensed CPA in Texas and holds a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University.