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 We founded the company in 2020 on the idea that the industry’s standard ankle monitors were flawed and outdated.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.

Justin Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer

Justin Hawkins is the CEO of Talitrix and serves on its board of directors.

Justin is responsible for driving overall strategy, and vision for Talitrix, the first to market wrist wearable in the electronic monitoring industry. Talitrix specializes in pionerring new technology in pre-trial, probation and case management in the criminal justice space.

Prior to joining Talitrix, Justin began his career as one of the youngest sales representatives at Intuitive Health serving on contracts with Johnson & Johnson, and Amgen. Subsequently, Justin founded Compass Neuro, one of Georgia’s first medical cannabis oil companies that led the passage of legalizing the production and sale of cannabis oil for children, veterans and all other Georgia patients.

Justin graduated Cum Laude earning a Political Science degree from Kennesaw State University.

Todd M. Buzek, Chief Revenue Officer 

Todd was named Chief Revenue Officer of Talitrix in June 2022. Prior to officially joining full time, he was a consultant to Talitrix via the professional services consulting firm Strategic Growth Concepts Inc. As SGC’s President, the firm has spent the past 19 years as consultants and strategists for several international Am Law 100 law firms concentrating in insurance, construction, and environmental litigation.  Prior to SGC he was Vice President for Harbor Consulting in Washington DC and spent 10 years in Regional, District and Gov’t management roles for AT&T Wireless. Buzek holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Kent State University.

Ricky Myrick, VP Talitrix Business Development, State Accounts

Ricky 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.

Irene Lopez, Finance Manager

Irene Lopez is on the executive team and manages the finance and accounting operations. As a dedicated and detail-oriented professional with a degree in Business Administration, she has extensive experience in all areas of business and financial accounting.

Prior to joining Talitrix, Irene was the Accounting Manager at a manufacturing company in San Diego, CA. During her career, her leadership qualities allowed her to spearhead sister company startups where she established the accounting processes for the new organizations.

Todd Kieffer, Chief Operating Officer

Todd 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.

Hari Ambati, Chief Technology Officer 

An Inventor and a strong Leader with Master’s in Business Administration, Hari has 27-year experience working with fortune 500 companies and various non-profits.

Previously, Hari worked as a CTO, at VirtueGroup & Sunsoft Solutions. In this role, he oversaw Strategy, M&A, Product management and marketing for Sunsoft and was Instrumental in building digital banking solutions for Investment Banking, Venture Capital & Finance by pioneering a patent pending BlockChain Technology that enables the PE & Hedge funds to be able to create equity baskets for value investing by leveraging the transfer price trade simulation methodology applied over the employee performance for companies in the equity basket. His constant pursuit of challenging the status-quo in any project he embarks on makes him the go-to person for all the clients and businesses he is engaged with.

Prior, Hari was IT Director at Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). He successfully oversaw the transformation of legacy association into a strong customer centric omni-channel membership organization by transforming the association to a CRM Heavy & Cloud Centric IT operations and consolidated all the branch operations into one large centralized data center, network switching, MPLS, SDWAN, Phone Systems, VOD, Printing Services, Member movement/Heatmap Management,  guest Wi-Fi, digital signage, BMS, HVAC and emergency response.

Before joining YMCA in 2010, Hari worked as Sr. Manager & Client Executive for the Largest Grocery Chain in USA, where he worked with several applications in Retail POS, Forecasting, CAO, Customer Loyalty, Rules Based Pricing Engine, Warehouse Consolidation, POS Migration in Large Format Stores

Marc Morris, Chief Administrative Officer

Marc Morris has spent a career assisting companies large and small build high performing teams. His hiring expertise includes technical disciplines, legal, civil engineering, and senior leadership positions. He was one the early pioneers of Performance Based Hiring; a five-step methodology designed to attract. hire, and retain top employees. Marc also brings 15 years extensive knowledge in the federal contracting arena where he competed for and won multiple ID/IQ Contracts, task orders, and direct awards. His former firm was named to the INC 5000 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years. 

In November 2017 Marc was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives with a decisive majority. Choosing not to seek a third term in 2020, he ended his political service in January 2021. Marc is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds multiple personal decorations for superior service. Marc continues to serve his community as an active member of VETLANTA, a collaboration among Atlanta area businesses to support veteran-orientated employment initiatives. He holds lifetime memberships in the International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay, The Association of Georgia State Defense Force, and The State Guard Association of the United States. While on active duty he attended the University of Maryland and Texas Central College where he majored in Business Administration.