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Paul Ames Joins as Sr. VP of Product Engineering, Theresa Marcroft as Sr. VP of Marketing, and Damaune Journey as VP of Security Solutions

NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015— SST, the maker of ShotSpotter Flex™ and the global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, today announced that three new security and technology industry veterans have joined its executive staff, including Paul Ames as Senior Vice President of Product Engineering, Theresa Marcroft as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Damaune Journey as Vice President of Security Solutions.

“We are very excited to welcome these three industry veterans onto the executive team,” said Ralph
A. Clark, CEO of SST/ShotSpotter. “Each one possesses key skills in their field of expertise that will help us to further develop industry leading products in the crime reduction and security space, which ultimately serves to protect our communities, schools and critical infrastructure.”

Paul Ames, a 25-year technology veteran, joins SST as Senior Vice President, Products and Technology, to lead the product development, software, hardware and operational engineering teams.  Before SST, he founded Deckchair Software LLC, to conceive, develop and market consumer facing mobile apps. At Premier Retail Networks (PRN), a division of Technicolor, Ames served as Vice President of Product Development, responsible for driving development of a $100MM yearly revenue video advertising platform.  Paul started his career in the UK and has held technology leadership roles across a broad range of industries including communications, financial, professional information and media. 

Theresa Marcroft is Senior Vice President of Marketing and leads the company’s marketing efforts.  Marcroft managed her own consulting business for fourteen years serving high tech clients as their “interim VP marketing”, the most recent one being SST.  Before starting her own firm, she was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Cylink, a publicly-held network security company. There she developed their ‘securing e-business’ positioning which helped unite the firm and transform it from an engineering-led company into a market- driven one.  During her years at Regis McKenna, she managed enterprise software accounts, launching products like AppleTalk and OmniPage.  Before that, Marcroft led pan-European marketing for chip-maker AMI as an expatriate for four years in Austria.  She started her career at Hewlett Packard.

In addition, SST named Damaune Journey to the position of Vice President, Security Solutions. In this position, Journey will lead SST’s security business, focusing on solutions for buildings, campuses, utilities and other critical infrastructure nationwide. Prior to joining SST, Journey was Director of Global Business Development for Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO), a leader in portable contraband detection equipment.  At CSECO, he developed the firm’s global expansion strategy and international distribution network while partnering with various foreign governments and law enforcement agencies to address a range of security issues, resulting in transforming CSECO’s international business into a revenue growth engine and increasing CSECO’s global footprint.  Journey also worked nearly ten years at Eli Lilly & Co., where he successfully led engineering, manufacturing and sales organizations.

About SST, Inc.
SST, Inc. is the global leader in gunfire detection and location technology providing the most trusted, scalable and reliable gunfire alert and analysis solutions available today.  SST’s ShotSpotter Flex™ is the leading gunfire alert and analysis solution for detecting gunshots and providing critical intelligence to give law enforcement agencies the detailed real-time data needed to investigate, analyze and prosecute gun related crimes.  The company’s deep domain experience, along with cumulative agency best practice experience, delivers measurable outcomes that contribute to reducing gun violence. SST is a proven solution provider with more than 90 installations across the United States and the world. Privately held, the company possesses multiple patents resulting from nearly two decades of innovation in the area of acoustic gunshot location technology. Information about SST and ShotSpotter can be found at or You can also follow SST and @ShotSpotter solutions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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