Atlanta (November 1, 2016) — GIS WebTech LLC, an Atlanta-based technology company with the only product suite for economic development built natively on the Esri ArcGIS platform, today announced the closing of its first round of equity capital investment and the appointment of its senior leadership team. The investment in GIS WebTech by a group of private investors will enable the company to accelerate the development and deployment of its groundbreaking technology suite.
The company announced that Ronald P. Bertasi has been appointed chief executive officer. A former senior executive at Southern Company, Ron has 15 years of CEO and board-level experience at small- to mid-sized growth companies and has held the position of operating partner with two private equity firms. The company also announced that Michael Cleary, a technology and media executive with prior leadership roles in marketing and operations at companies including News Corp and TIME Inc., has been appointed chief operating officer. Jason Elliott, the company founder, will assume the title of chief technology officer and will continue to focus on development of the company’s market-leading product suite for economic development. “I founded GIS WebTech with a vision of utilizing technology to enable economic development organizations to improve their effectiveness, and the validation from our customers as we launched our first generation product suite was very gratifying,” said Jason. “I am pleased to bring in Ron and Michael to help continue the company’s rapid growth.”
Ron Bertasi said, “GIS WebTech has quickly become the market leader in developing and applying technology for economic development. Jason’s vision for the company has been validated by the company’s success, and I look forward to working with him and Michael to lead the company forward.”
“It was clear from talking to leading Economic Development Organizations and corporate site selectors that GIS WebTech is filling a critical need for seamless integration with the Esri platform. We enable Economic Development Organizations to leverage and make available to site selectors and small business owners the best GIS platform and the gold standard of demographic data for site selection decisions. I am very excited to join the GIS WebTech team,” said Michael Cleary.