Prelude Dynamics' founders, Richard Tieken and Dr. Alicia Browner, have over 50 cumulative years of experience designing, building, and supporting sophisticated software systems that focus on collection of data and presentation of information aiding awareness and decisions by managers and executives. Below is a short biography of the leadership of Prelude Dynamics.
Richard Tieken - Co-founder
Mr. Tieken holds a B.S. in Computer Science, and has over 25 years of experience designing and deploying complex software systems. He began his career in software, working at NASA on the first Space Shuttle program, and spent many years developing rigorous software systems for military commanders, first as an engineer with Lockheed Martin and later as Director of Engineering and Branch Manager for the Northrup-Grumman INRI facility in Austin, TX. Mr. Tieken subsequently became the Director and VP of Development for an internet-based electronic medical patient records company. In 2003, he became a co-founder of Prelude Dynamics LLC, applying patient records software expertise to the trial management and electronic patient CRF domain.
Alicia Browner- Co-founder
Dr. Browner's primary expertise is implementing solutions to systems engineering, operations research, and computer science and mathematical problems. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and over 20 years of experience in high-level design and analysis, software development, and design of models, simulators, and optimization algorithms using Operations Research methods.
In Dr. Browner's early career, she created automated systems for the US Government and NATO, culminating in the position of Consulting Scientist at Lockheed Martin. Following her DOD work, Dr. Browner entered the clinical applications domain as Chief Systems Engineer for a startup company developing practice management software. Dr. Browner became a cofounder of Prelude Dynamics, designing and developing software tools to automate data collection and processing for clinical trials.