Leadership

Neal O'Driscoll

Neal O'Driscoll

President | 781-982-5426 | NO'Driscoll@novarageo.com

Neal O’Driscoll has over 22 years of experience in the management and delivery of geospatial solutions to various industries such as energy, transportation and municipal clients. Neal actively supports the PODS Association (Pipeline Open Data Standards) and believes clients should have flexible and extensible software solutions to manage their pipeline assets. He has led and been a part of creating a wide range of pipeline workflows such as DOT compliance, engineering design, asset management and right-of-way management and field data collection solutions. 

Specialties: Asset management, Esri technology, geospatial solutions, pipeline construction and asset management, GIS implementations, PODS data model

Leslie Fullop

Leslie Fullop

Associate VP/Dir. Project Delivery | 970-481-0916 | lfullop@novarageo.com

Leslie Fullop offers Novara GeoSolutions more than 25 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, specifically accounting, operational and project management experience. In her current position, she manages client relationships, PODS GIS Implementations and the day to day activities of the product delivery team. She is focused on operations and project delivery effectiveness of the company. Leslie coordinates resources and/or plans, ensuring the projects run smooth, and clients are happy with the services Novara provides. 

Specialties: PODS data model, GIS implementations, operational efficiencies, data management, strategic planning, PODS data migration, project management, geospatial technologies

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Associate VP /Sr. Industry Manager | 281-746-1249 | mthomas@novarageo.com

Matthew Thomas brings with him 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry mostly in leadership roles responsible for the management of GIS operations and provision of technical services. He currently leads Novara’s Houston, Texas office and is focused on the company's consulting services offerings within the oil & gas pipeline market. Matt’s in-depth expertise includes regulatory compliance, business process improvements, data management, information sharing, and data integration best practices.

Specialties: GIS integration, GIS strategic planning, regulatory compliance, business process improvement, pipeline data management, integrity data management, operational standards.

Jim Horton

Jim Horton

Technology Technical Leader | 518-453-4732 | JHorton@novarageo.com

Mr. Horton has 24 years of experience in the disciplines of Information Technology, Planning and Geographic Information Systems. He currently oversees the professional services staff and projects within Novara GeoSolutions, CHA’s in-house technology and software development arm. He has served as project manager and technical lead for a wide range of IT and GIS projects.  

Specialties: Database development, programming, COTS and Custom system integration, Data management, Mobile and Web based application development, GPS data collection, GIS analysis and mapping.

Jake Opdahl

Jake Opdahl

Director of Sales | 970-689-6275 | jopdahl@novarageo.com

Jake Opdahl brings a strong background in strategic account management, business development, sales team management, GIS analysis, assessment and implementation, GPS and related technologies, and field data collection. Jake has utilized his technical and business acumen to provide effective consultation and solutions to address complex challenges organizations face around spatial asset management. Jake has experience in a variety of industries, such as oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, electrical distribution and transmission, municipal GIS systems, and military base GIS.

Specialties: Strategic account management, GPS/GIS needs analysis, GIS implementation, design, and deployment, field data collection, PODS data model

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