REDISCOVER PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTIONS
Established in 2021, Ryzyliant is revolutionizing the entire workflow from 9-1-1 call taking to incident resolution.
Ryzyliant applications empower customers to achieve more efficient call taking and dispatch operations that comply with evolving NG9-1-1 IP Routing while offering the industry’s most configurable work profiles. This industry-first capability lets customers tackle real world integration and resource problems with new workflows that are designed, or easily customized, for how agencies and their personnel prefer to work.
With the flexibility of the architecture and the ability to quickly implement configuration support and interface modules on the fly, Ryzyliant can easily incorporate an agency’s non-traditional communications and help resolve on-going legacy support issues (including end-of-life solutions) that most agencies face annually.
The Ryzyliant natively designed solution provides a seamless workflow that saves time, money and most importantly, lives.
From Call Taking to Incident Resolution, Ryzyliant is there!
Craig Dollar, President and CEO, Founder
Craig is a seasoned successful entrepreneur and an experienced executive holding a range of senior and C-level positions. After several decades in the public safety industry, Craig founded Emergency CallWorks (ECW), which was acquired by Motorola Solutions (MSI) in 2015. While at MSI, Craig served as VP of Sales and Go-to-Market strategy before retiring in 2020. In 2021, Craig founded Ryzyliant, Inc. and acquired a regional CAD & Mapping vendor, ez911 Inc. to accelerate adoption of Ryzyliant’s innovative hybrid cloud solution. With over 39 years of combined experience in the telecommunications and public safety industries, Craig possesses in-depth experience in corporate management, M&A, turnaround, and growth strategies. In addition, he excels at innovation and disruption in all facets of public safety including dispatch systems, system integration, system operations, product management, sales, and customer support.
Justin McAteer, Chief Technical Officer
Justin is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur with a deep knowledge and understanding of computer software and networking technologies. Being very thoughtful, forward thinking, disciplined by engineering and shaped by a “what if” mindset, Justin provides unique perspectives concerning how to think about, understand and deploy technology. He is a very well-respected software architect in the field of Public Safety and a contributor to several open-source UNIX, networking, and Java software development projects. He was instrumental in the success of Emergency CallWorks, acquired by Motorola Solutions (MSI) in 2015. Justin was awarded the prestigious Dan Noble Fellow award by Motorola. This recognition of innovation in engineering has been awarded to only 34 engineers at Motorola over the 90+ year company history. Prior to that, he led market development of innovative voice over IP technology and applications for Digium, Inc., the makers of the infamous Asterisk Open Source PBX, now part of Sangoma.
Drew Scogin, Principal Engineer
Drew brings 15+ years of expertise in mission-critical infrastructure, software engineering, and information security. Drew’s passion for problem-solving and open-source technologies began in 2001 while experimenting with low-level machine code, which ultimately grew his interest in autonomous systems. After graduating from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Computer Science, his career has spanned multiple industries, including fin-tech and energy management systems (or “the power grid”). As the newest member of the Ryzyliant engineering team, Drew joins us after a successful 7-year career at Motorola Solutions, where he led multiple software engineering efforts and design improvements for their line of Emergency Call Handling (E9-1-1) products.
Elizabeth Dollar, Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer and a founding member of Ryzyliant, Betsy leads the team responsible for managing all aspects of finance, accounting, and taxes. She has extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting, and tax issues for small businesses in a wide range of industries. She has over 30 years of solid experience specialized in Business Tax Accounting, Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis at organizations including Hawkins, Moore and Cubbedge in Metro Atlanta and consulted with her own practice for multiple local companies from industrial distribution to construction. Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Troy State University.
Mark Fortner, Executive VP of Business Development
Mark has over 25 years in the public safety industry, ranging from being a technician to owning and operating his own service organization. Mark began his career in public safety at Tel Control, Inc. He performed duties from manufacturing, to software testing, to technical support. He worked his way up to being the Lead Field Engineer and Factory Certification Trainer. In 2006, he and his business partner, Terry Ryan formed RPSS. RPSS filled a need in the Southeast for sales, engineering, deployment, and support. Mark served as Executive Vice President of RPSS, leading the sales, sales engineering, and project management teams. In 2017, he negotiated the selling of the organization to INdigital. Upon completion of the acquisition, he served as Vice President of Business Development for INdigital. Prior to joining the team at Ryzyliant, Mark owned a consulting firm specializing in installation of text to and from 9-1-1 and assisting his clients in regulatory issues and new technologies.
Betty Hall, VP of Marketing
Betty is a marketing professional and brings over 35 years of marketing and sales strategy experience to the Ryzyliant team. Her career has been focused on high technology in the fields of Telecommunications and Public Safety. Betty spent two decades with Intergraph Corporation, where she oversaw all marketing, events, and public relations for the public safety division. In 2007, she left Intergraph to found Astute Marketing, a boutique-marketing firm helping startup companies with innovative marketing approaches. It was here that she began working with Craig to help launch Emergency CallWorks where she handled all marketing. She joined Emergency CallWorks full time in 2012 and continued through the acquisition by Motorola Solutions until retiring in 2022. Betty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations Journalism from Auburn University.
Greg Crawford, Director
Greg is a Co-Founder of ez911, Inc. He leads our sales effort for existing ez911 customers and customer satisfaction initiatives, bringing over 20 years of software company start up experience with several companies that have achieved successful exits. Greg enjoys creating strong sales relationships with customers and keeping them pleased with products and services, and loves serving as the bridge between internal engineering and support operations and end-user customers.