executive leadership

Bennett McPhatter - Chief Executive Officer

Bennett McPhatter is an innovator and technology-centric entrepreneur having co-founded two successful software companies since 1997. With extensive experience in commercial software development, systems engineering, large scale integration, and a passion for solving complex data problems.

As the lead architect, Bennett helped design TETRA to focus on solving large-scale data problems through an innovative new approach to how independent data silos and data systems can be more seamlessly integrated to produce valuable information in any context, in any format, and at any scale. The resulting products are, collectively, TETRA.

Target markets include Healthcare, Financial Services, Banking, Fortune 500, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Law Enforcement, and National Defense.

Bennett also co-founded Visual Analytics, Inc. (now Raytheon Forcepoint) in 1997, which focused on creating COTS software products for real-time information sharing, distributed search, and analytics across disparate information systems in Law Enforcement, National Intelligence, and anti-money laundering with customers in over two dozen countries. Bennett’s experience in the U.S. included work with the DOD, IRS, CIA, NSA, FinCEN, NYPD, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, New York/New Jersey HIDTA and dozens of other agencies in Washington and across the country.

Bennett began his professional career in the United States Marine Corps where he specialized in radar systems for F-4 and F-18 fighter aircraft, and then later served as Intelligence NCO for "Hell's Angels" Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 321 (VMFA-321) at Joint Base Andrews after graduating from the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) in Dam Neck, Virginia.

Industry Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner of Technology Council of Maryland with 2002 “Maryland Muscle” Award
  • Finalist 2003 Earnest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP Maryland Technology Fast 50 for 2005
  • 2009 Center for Digital Government “Best of New York” – Project Demonstrating Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations
Hongda Lin - Chief Technical Officer

With more than 15 years of experience in commercial software development and systems engineering, Hongda Lin has strong expertise in business process automation, large scale information sharing, data warehousing, distributed computing, and enterprise services.

Hongda earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County and Master of Science in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland University College. Hongda also holds an MCSE Certification and is a MCPD Enterprise Application Charter Member.

Patrick Truxillo - Chief Strategy Officer

Patrick Truxillo has spent over 15 years helping large-scale organizations achieve data driven insights that empower the distribution of consumable information.

Establishing a successful career in sales, business development, and product development, Mr. Truxillo has experience in leading the planning, delivery and operation of technology solutions to meet enterprise business needs while producing dynamic results in the Financial Services, Legal, Healthcare, and Law Enforcement markets.

Patrick has played a central role in developing Compendiums branding, marketing, distribution, communications and channel partner program which has created pathways to multiple global marketplaces.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The Catholic University of America. Mr. Truxillo was a two year captain on the CUA Football Team and received the Annual CUA Athletic Directors Award, presented to one graduating athlete who has made a difference in CUA athletics both on and off the field.

Chris Ingram - Chief Products Officer

Chris Ingram brings over 15 years of experience designing, developing and managing web and enterprise software solutions. Previously, he was a Vice President with MSCI where he was responsible for the development and support of numerous financial risk analysis and corporate governance products.

Chris has extensive experience creating software for the collection, integration and analysis of large data sets as well as designing solutions that directly improve business productivity. As the Chief Product Officer for TETRA, he is primarily responsible for leading the company's product and project management efforts. Ingram takes primary responsibility for all product-related matters for TETRA components to point solutions such as the Communications Analysis Portal to professional services engagements. Chris and his team also support large TETRA clients and installations.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Florida. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), as well as an active member of Mensa, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi.