Management Team

Chris DiTrani
Chris DiTrani

Principal Solutions Architect

Prior to joining LiveData to lead the engineering, implementation, and product support teams, Chris held development and management positions at several startup technology companies in the Boston area, including Cambridge Signal Technologies and Microsystems Software. Chris attended Berklee College of Music and worked as a musician in Boston and New York before returning to school to earn a BS in Physics from Northeastern University.
Tom Evans
Tom Evans

Senior Architect

Tom brings twenty years of software engineering experience to the LiveData Utilities team. He has worked at Compaq, Symantec, AMD, VMware and OpenMobile World Wide. Tom is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Engineering program. Tom brings deep experience architecting software and operating systems, managing software development and engineering solutions for complex requirements.
Brad Harkavy
Brad Harkavy

General Manager

Brad Harkavy is the General Manager of LiveData Utilities. He leads business development, strategy, and overall management of the Utilities business. Brad brings extensive executive-level experience growing public and private industrial and high tech businesses.  Through his executive positions, advisory, and board work, he has successfully accelerated ideas and technology into innovative products and services for over 20 companies, including BPG, CoolChip, GrabCAD, GSI, Purchased, Sagewell, SMTP, Teradyne, and Vert.  Brad holds a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and three patents.
Kevin Hughes
Kevin Hughes

Support Manager

Kevin has been in the utilities industry for over 15 years, starting his career at American Energy Management and Integrated Process Technologies, where he served as an Automation Engineer and Customer Support Manager. Kevin served as an Operations NCOIC in the U.S. Army, most recently serving with the Corps of Engineers' Afghanistan District South in Kandahar. He holds degrees from University of Massachusetts – Lowell and American Military University. At LiveData Utilities, Kevin provides engineering, installation, technical training, and documentation for RTI Server - our high speed, high availability protocol server software for use by power generation and transmission entities in the U.S and in Europe.
Adam Reiss
Adam Reiss

Marketing Manager

Adam manages marketing activities for utility products and services. With a background in institutional research that covers everything from investor statements to coral reefs, Adam has a passion for data and enjoys delivering actionable insights from unlikely sources.
David Sweeton
David Sweeton

Director of Server Technology

David is a former college professor. He began his industry career at the Allen Bradley company in 1980. In 1986, David was a founding member of COMMSOFT, which developed factory floor communications. COMSOFT was acquired in 1992 by Cycle Software, which was later renamed LiveData. David was a founding member of the MMS working group, serving as the designer of the Variables section, which serves as a central foundation for ICCP. As Director of Server Technology, David plays a critical role in architecting and deploying LiveData RTI Server instances throughout LiveData Utilities diverse customer base.
Shack Toms
Shack Toms

Director of Information Architecture

Shack holds a MS in Physics from University of Michigan as wells as a BA in Physics from Lake Forest College. He began his career as a software supervisor for Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley, a leading provider of industrial automation services in the United States. Shack served as the President of the Communications Software Corporation from 1986 to 1995, when he joined LiveData as Director of Information Architecture.