About Us

At Talitrix we’re on a mission to revolutionize the criminal justice industry. We believe the right technologies can put families back together and protect the community. We founded the company in 2020 on the idea that the industry’s standard ankle monitors were flawed and outdated. Transitioning back to society shouldn’t cost you a fortune, or your dignity. So we set out to create better tracking and case management solutions. In the process we discovered the real life-changing opportunity is in our data. If we can provide case managers, judges and attorneys with accurate behavioral data and predictive analytics, they can personalize case management and make more informed decisions—granting second chances, without second guessing.

Our dedicated team of innovators, criminal justice experts and software engineers is located in Atlanta, Georgia. We’re working with our law enforcement and criminal justice partners to develop leading edge technologies that collect participant behavior and biofeedback data, analyze it using proprietary algorithms and artificial intelligence, then deliver the type of information needed for case managers to proactively respond to the daily needs of participants and jurisdictions.

Today our solutions include supervision software applications and first-to-market wearable tamper-proof bands with real-time tracking and biometric data capture. In the future we’ll continue to explore new innovative ways to make managing large populations and individuals with dignity and security even easier—moving us towards our goals of increasing compliance and reducing recidivism.

If you’re interested in joining the Talitrix team, we’re always looking for the best and brightest. Please visit our careers page for current openings and contact information.

Meet our Team

Justin Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer

Justin HawkinsJustin has spent the last eight (8) years in venture capital and building start-up organizations from seed funding, creating go to market strategies, business development, supply chain & asset management to mergers & acquisitions. In 2015, Justin created BridgeFire Strategies, a boutique business consulting firm which jointly launched several blockbuster drugs with companies like Johnson & Johnson, Amgen and Novartis.

In 2018, Justin and Dr. Scott Cooper created Compass Nutraceutical – Georgia’s first medical cannabis organization. Compass led the passage of HB324 and eventually partnered with Acreage Holdings, the largest vertically integrated medical cannabis company in the U.S. In 2020, Justin and two other founders created Talitrix in the electronic monitoring software space. Justin is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Todd Kieffer, Chief Operating Officer

Todd KiefferTodd Kieffer has over thirty years of leadership experience with a focus on delivering exceptional client services at companies such as Pitney Bowes, Ricoh Americas Corporation, Rubicon Global and Modicare. Todd built teams to service commercial clients, both mid-market and Fortune 500, and to local, state and federal government clients. Todd has specialized in managing through periods of rapid company growth, and his experience includes solutions for domestic and international organizations.

Todd earned his BBA from The University of Georgia and his MBA from The George Washington University.

Ricky Myrick, VP Talitrix Business Development, State Accounts

Ricky MyrickRicky Myrick joined the Talitrix Team in January 2021 where he serves as a member of the business development team. Prior to joining Talitrix, Myrick served as the Chief of Staff to the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), where, under the direction of the Commissioner of Corrections, he was responsible for daily oversight of the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). The GDC has an annual operating budget of just over 1.2 billion dollars and employs approximately 12,000 staff. Approximately 52,000 offenders are incarcerated in the GDC’s 34 State Prisons, 13 Transitional Centers, seven Treatment Facilities, and seven Detention Centers. Myrick worked over 31-years with the GDC and served in many roles such as Assistant Commissioner of Facility Operations, Director of Investigations & Compliance, Chief Investigator, Group Supervisor with the US Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Assistant Director Special Operations, DEA Task Force Agent, Criminal Investigator, Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Correctional Officer. Myrick holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Thomas University.

Ted Deel, VP of Federal Business Unit

Ted DeelMr. Deel combines decades of experience in Federal government and commercial technology with creating and supporting complex, innovative solutions. Twelve years of experience with EDS (Ross Perot’s company – the “original” startup) taught Mr. Deel how to develop software and lead teams; six years with Ernst & Young gave him a background in the intricacies of how business works and how to define and measure value; and seventeen years with the Kansas City-based startup ECCO Select brought lessons in entrepreneurship and how to build a business. Thirty-five years of supporting civilian agencies as a contractor has given Mr. Deel unparalleled expertise in all aspects of opportunity capture and service delivery of complex public sector technology solutions.

Aaron Buck, EVP of Product Development

Aaron BuckAaron Buck is the Senior Vice President of Product Development for Talitrix, where he leads an organization developing products, technologies and solutions delivering industry disrupting capabilities to achieve the Talitrix mission: reducing recidivism. Aaron has more than 20 years of technology and design experience and holds multiple technology patents.

Prior to joining Talitrix, Aaron successfully led numerous organizations both domestically and internationally, including expatriations to Europe and Asia. As a Senior IT executive of a $20 billion multinational corporation with global manufacturing and service operations, Aaron was a key player in the carve out by private equity of TK Elevator from ThyssenKrupp with a focus on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Enterprise Mobility and IoT. Aaron has delivered enterprise change programs with millions in post integration savings as part of digital transformation strategic roadmaps. During his years in Germany, Aaron executed large labor arbitrage programs (India and Poland) and designed business enabling services based on both EBIT and EBITDA strategies through on-shore, near-shore and off-shore resources. And as an entrepreneur and company founder, Aaron formerly built a digital studio and grew it to significant presence in the US, Europe and Asia.