Executive Profiles
Jaak E. Rannik
Chief Executive Officer
Jaak is a seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of experience in leading global organizations.
During his tenure as president and CEO of Grupo B&R, a diversified ocean and airfreight transportation, logistics, intermodal services and marine services group, he successfully managed B&R’s transition from a stand-alone operation into a global organization. As president of Caucedo Development Corp. and director of Caucedo Investments, he promoted, developed and attracted $300 million in financing for the successful Caucedo container port.
Jaak is a past president of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and past president of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic. Jaak is a retired officer in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and holds a BBA degree at the University of Miami..

Rolland W. Trayte
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rolland is an experienced veteran in the security and safety markets. Prior to joining FutureSentry, he was vice president of government relations for Amber and vice president of strategic development for Westec Interactive Security.
For more than 25 years, Rolland served as director of loss prevention, retail, for Conoco Phillips, where he was responsible for 15,000 locations including 4,000 company-operated Circle K’s and over 10,000 affiliates.
Rolland began his career in law enforcement, and completed post-graduate studies as a police officer at the University of Louisville’s National Crime prevention Institute and the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy.

Stephen Whitten
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Steve is a recognized thought leader in the development of innovative technologies. He developed FutureSentry’s automated detection solution in 2007 and has worked diligently to further refine the solution to best deter criminal activity.
Prior to FutureSentry, he worked for many years leading multiple engineering departments focused on electronic defense countermeasures and advanced detection systems. During this time, he architected breakthrough products to increase security and safety.
He is a former law enforcement officer at the local, state and federal levels and also served in the United States Army. He is an alumnus of North Georgia Military College and State University, Southeast Florida Institute for Criminal Justice and the University of Miami

Carlos A. Rivera
Managing Director, Business Development
Carlos Rivera is responsible for overseas sales and business development and specifically focuses on establishing sales revenues in Latin America and Asia.
During the past 20 years, he has managed international sales, marketing and distribution for companies such as Tyco International, Owens Corning and Pepsico. He has been responsible for sales forces comprised of more than 1,800 people and recognized as a leader in building culturally diverse teams.
Prior to his business career, Carlos served in the U.S. Army as a platoon leader, detachment commander, and director of engineering and housing. He holds an MA and M.Ed. degrees from Boston University and a BA from the University of Puerto Rico.

Robert A. Spencer
Vice President, Manufacturing & Product Development
Bob is responsible for product development and manufacturing including R&D, operations, production and worldwide distribution. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing and technical management experience.
During his tenure with DuPont, he implemented an $18-million process upgrade that saved $16 million annually and reduced energy consumption by 23 percent. While at Sterling Diagnostic Imaging/AGFA Corp., he directed technical support for a 900-person manufacturing facility where he led the development of 10 new products and obtained 12 new patents.
Bob holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech University.