Who We Are
TriCorps is an integrated security and technology firm that specializes in providing cost effective, world-class services tailored to meeting the needs of our clients. Founded in 2000, TriCorps is staffed with the most experienced team of security and technology experts available. Our operational leadership is made up of military, law enforcement and technology professionals that have hundreds of years of experience combined. While many firms are publicly owned or private-equity driven, TriCorps is privately held. Our ownership, management and philosophy has never changed. These principals shape the values and culture of our company.
Our Leadership Team
Chief Technology Officer
Chad has been in law enforcement for over 20 years and brings a unique blend of technology and law enforcement to the table. Chad began his law enforcement career in 1996 as a communications officer for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, along with serving as a reserve deputy for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. In 1999, Chad graduated the 51st Oklahoma Highway Patrol academy and was assigned to Guymon, Oklahoma, and later transferred to the Oklahoma City Metro Detachment. In 2005, Chad was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and has served as a supervisor in the Investigations Division, Training Division, Command Post Operations Division and the Executive Security Detail for both Governor Brad Henry and Governor Mary Fallin. Chad joined the TriCorps team in 2007 and now serves as Chief Technology Officer for TriCorps
Chief Financial Officer
Kurtis serves as the Chief Financial Officer for TriCorps. Kurtis’ main job functions include financial reporting, preparing tax payments, auditing expenses, and managing cash flow. Previous work experiences include time working in the accounting department for Love’s Country Stores, and preparing tax software at CCH, a Wolter Kluwer company. Kurtis graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and completed his M.B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015. Kurtis and his wife Samantha have been married since November of 2012.
Executive Vice President - Cybersecurity
Don Kark is an executive, engineer, and leader with a history of success and innovation, both as a corporate executive and consultant. He loves parachuting into chaotic or complex technical and organizational situations, being able to understand them quickly, and then distilling the essence of the situation into something that can be understood, communicated, and addressed. He is one of those rare individuals that can sit squarely in the middle between the management team and the technologists, fully understanding both perspectives while facilitating cooperation and success.
Don began his career at TRW (now Northrop Grumman) building a supercomputer for text searching. He and the team achieved success, creating a system that performed over 100 billion operations per second, a considerable feat back in 1986. He went from hardware designer, to software designer, to chief architect, and then eventually chief engineer of the program in a matter of a few years, earning the 1989 TRW Chairman’s Award for Innovation (one of the highest technical honors).
After TRW, he moved to the other side of systems development at Welkin, where he wrote and reviewed requirements for advanced government systems. At Welkin, he learned that it was not enough to just develop systems, you must also properly specify them to be successful.
Don was then recruited to a startup called InfoNow. He took on the role of CTO, overseeing all technical development, product development, and IT operations. From the ground up, he built one of the largest systems on the internet at the time. From his data centers, InfoNow provided geography-based web applications for companies like Visa, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, HP, Compaq, Intel, and many others. Here he grew from a technologist into an executive, getting the firsthand experience necessary to balance business and technology perspectives as well as the understanding that cost containment needs to balance innovation so that the whole enterprise can be healthy.
In addition to his work for startups, Don has consulted for large companies like Teleflora, MapQuest, OG&E, and others. At Teleflora, he drove Enterprise Architecture and Software Development transformations. He re-engineered land-locked call centers into a worldwide customer service platform, incorporating voice automation with live links into various internal systems while saving millions of dollars for the company. He also spearheaded efforts for one of the largest projects in its history, working with the business and negotiating contract terms with vendors for a complete revamp of its eCommerce system.
Don has been a natural engineer all his life. He has an intuitive sense for how technology works, and he understands the architectural principals that underlie all enterprise systems. He graduated from Purdue with a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering. As a student at Purdue, he built a computer, as an experiment, that would eventually orbit the earth on the space shuttle. He also served on the board of the university’s largest student organization: the Purdue Grand Prix.
Don makes his home in Colorado with his wife and three children. He has interests that are wide and varied, from award winning amateur winemaking, to supporting local makerspaces, to information security, to electronics, to his greatest passion: fireworks. Don is a licensed pyrotechnician who does shows for local communities. He also makes his own fireworks with a local club, just for fun. He has choreographed pyromusicals for several local, national, and international events. He is a founding partner of SimpliFire LLC, a company that manufactures and sells computerized firing systems to the fireworks industry.
Throughout his career, Scott Klososky has stood on the nexus between technology and humanity. He has worked to define and help organizations discover the ideal blend of technology and human effort. He is widely recognized for his ability to forecast how technology will impact organizations, industries, and our world. He is a founding partner of TriCorps Technologies as well as a renowned consultant, speaker, and author.
Scott’s unique perspectives on technology, business culture, and the future allow him to travel the globe guiding senior executives in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to universities, nonprofits, and countless professional associations and coalitions. He has worked with organizations such as American Fidelity Assurance Company, Roche, IBM, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Legrand, International Franchise Association, and Great Clips. He regularly speaks in front of major conferences helping leaders in countless industries improve the way they integrate technology into their organizations. He is the author of four books including his latest title Did God Create the Internet? The Impact of Technology on Humanity.
Scott began his career fresh out of high school, where his job as a delivery boy was a springboard into the world of technology. He became division head of a computer sales division and then purchased it as his own company. It was eventually built into a twelve-store operation in three states.
His next endeavor was as founder and CEO of Paragraph, Inc., a Soviet/American joint venture founded in 1988, despite international tensions. Half of the company was sold to Silicon Graphics, and the other half is still expanding today (Parascript, Inc.).
Scott then collaborated with H.R. Haldeman to publish a diary of his years as an aide to President Nixon, which was a bestseller (Putnam Publishing), and involved Sony Interactive in the release of a book companion CD-ROM.
The evolving Internet ushered in a world of opportunity for inspiring pioneers, and Scott was not left behind. He was founder and CEO of webcasts.com, an early producer of webcasted media ranging from corporate and government communications to sporting events and entertainment. He sold webcasts.com in 1999 for $115 million. His expertise in leadership and his creative approach to business direction inspired Critical Technologies to hire him as a turnaround CEO, where he completely rebuilt the underlying products and brought the company to profitability.
Chief Operations Officer
Jack started his career in law enforcement as a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1982. While with the patrol, he advanced through the ranks holding positions of supervisor, troop commander, zone commander, turnpike liaison, and deputy chief where he managed approximately 800 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel including troopers in the eastern half of the state, Law Enforcement Technology, Special Operations, and Fleet.
He retired from the Patrol with 25 years of service and worked for a year as administrator for the Department of Public Safety before going to a large energy company, where his role evolved from investigations and executive protection to ethics compliance and training, and managing the company’s vendor background screening process, OFAC, business continuity, drug and alcohol programs and the fleet department. Jack worked with Compliance Counsel to review and draft policies and a complete rewrite of the company’s code of conduct and supplier code of conduct. He joined TriCorps in 2016.
Chief Administrative Officer
Stefani has been with TriCorps since its inception in May of 2000 assisting in clerical work. In April of 2008, she began working full time and took over as the Payroll Manager. Now, Stefani serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for TriCorps, overseeing Accounts Payable, Human Resources, Payroll, and managing the Oklahoma City office. Stefani graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in May of 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Stefani has two children.