Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chris was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he flew a variety of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, and still serves part-time as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves. After the Air Force, Chris served as an instructor and standardization pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard, spearheading several safety initiatives, and conducting numerous risk assessment studies for flying operations in the United States, South America and the Middle East.
Chris earned a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Chris is a frequent guest speaker and safety expert for both domestic and international aviation conferences, such as Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Safety Seminar (BASS), NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) and the European Business Aviation Safety Convention (EBASCON). He holds a commercial pilot certificate with single-engine, multi-engine and rotorcraft ratings. He also has type ratings in the B-707/B-720, SA-227 and the SK-65.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Trent is a former pilot for a major U.S. airline. Prior to that, he was on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for over a decade, serving as an instructor and standardization pilot. He also authored training curricula and developed software applications. The Air Force’s Air Training Command recognized his work with a “Best Practice” award.
After the Air Force, Trent served as a pilot in the Arizona Air National Guard where he designed an automated operational risk assessment program for aircrews, and developed custom software applications for a variety of functional areas.
Trent earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a M.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle University. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with B737, BE-40 and MU-30 type ratings.
Chief Technology Officer
Tim has designed and built successful solutions for a wide range of vertical industries, including aviation, and has provided consulting services to dozens of prominent organizations as a strategic advisor and enterprise architect.
Working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, his technical specialties include high traffic/performance/availability applications written for any device; relational data modeling; user interface design and heuristics; document and content management systems; and business intelligence solutions.
Tim co-founded Net Fusion Services in 2002 and served as the company’s senior vice president and chief software architect. Previously, Tim was part of the product group at InfoImage, a provider of portal software based in Phoenix, Arizona. He implemented an early adoption strategy for Microsoft .Net technologies and created one of the first commercially-available .Net portal platforms.
Vice President of Aviation Services
Steve Bruneau is the Vice President of Aviation Services at Polaris Aero responsible for expanding the company’s suite of safety management solutions.
Prior to joining Polaris, he spent the prior five years as the Chief Operating Officer of Pulsar Informatics delivering Fatigue Risk Management Systems to Aviation organizations of all types, including their maintenance and ground handling departments, as well as Trucking companies.
Steve is a process consultant with over 25 years of experience helping companies streamline their business performance by combining people, process, and technology. Steve has successfully guided companies to certifications in ISO9000, Change Management CMII, and Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) certifications. Steve has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Aerospace Engineering, and has been a leader in three successful startup companies prior to joining Polaris.