Paul L. Graziani
Chief Executive Officer; Co-Founder
Paul Graziani is chief executive officer and co-founder of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analysis software for land, sea, air, space and cyberspace. For more than 20 years, he has championed the use of COTS in the national security and space industries, and, today, AGI’s flagship product, STK, is used in more than 40,000 worldwide installations by aerospace, defense and intelligence professionals. Graziani started his career at General Electric Space Division in 1980, where he held a number of software and engineering roles.
When Graziani and two colleagues launched AGI in his living room in 1989, they put work practices in place that over the years have earned AGI local, state and national recognition for its innovative work environment. In 2004 and 2005, AGI was named the Best Small Company to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2006, it took the top spot in the medium company category. AGI was also ranked as one of five top aerospace/ military work environments in North America by Aviation Week and Space Technology in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and by Leadership Excellence magazine as the No. 1 small- to mid-sized firm in North America for leadership development programs.
Graziani has been nominated for and received a number of entrepreneurial excellence awards at both local and national levels. AGI has also enjoyed strong growth and has been named to numerous prestigious lists, including the Military Training Technology magazine’s Top 100, Space News Top 50, Inc. 500, Technology Fast 50, Technology Fast 500, Philly 100 and Softletter Top 100.
Graziani sits on the boards of directors of Passur Aerospace, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE). He is a member of the board of governors for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). He formerly served on the Advisory Board for Penn State Great Valley and is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). After fulfilling his board tenure, he was recently elected to the honorary position of life director of The Space Foundation. He earned a B.S. in biology from LaSalle College.
Chief Software Architect; Co-Founder
Scott Reynolds is the chief software architect and vice president of AGI. He is one of three founders of AGI, the leading producer of commercial analysis and visualization software for the national security and space communities. Reynolds is responsible for the architectural oversight of the STK software suite; providing leadership and management on design strategies; and focusing on the development and maintenance of 2-D and 3-D graphics within the product offerings. Reynolds' key role is the development of software architectures that provide a flexible platform for the STK product suite and custom AGI technology solutions.
Reynolds spent eight years at General Electric (Space Division), where he served as a senior software engineer. In this capacity, he developed state-of-the-art software for classified real-time satellite command and control systems. In January 1989, he left GE to start AGI. He and two other founders created STK, the company's flagship product, in the belief that the increasing use of computer graphics to translate large amounts of raw data into manageable and useful information would transform space systems analysis.
Along with fellow co-founder Graziani, Reynolds was named the regional winner in the technology category of Ernst & Young's 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year contest. Reynolds was named a regional finalist in the 1998, 2000, and 2002 competitions. Reynolds earned his bachelor's of science degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida. He resides with his wife and three children in West Chester, PA.
Joseph Sheehan, is president of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analysis software for land, sea, air, and space. AGI's flagship product, STK, is used in more than 40,000 worldwide installations by aerospace, defense and intelligence professionals. Most recently AGI was named one of fifteen "Top Small Workplaces 2009" by The Wall Street Journal and the non-profit organization Winning Workplaces.
Sheehan guides the company's operational and financial strategic planning and organizational development activities. He came to AGI in the spring of 2009 after serving as president of TruePosition, Inc., the leading provider of location determination and intelligence solutions for safety and national security markets worldwide.
Sheehan joined TruePosition in 1995 as its director of software development and over the next 12 years advanced to vice president of product development, chief technology officer, and ultimately its president and COO. Under his leadership, TruePosition grew from a startup company to a mature operating business with $260M+ annual sales. Prior to joining TruePosition, Sheehan served as director of software engineering at AirTouch Teletrac — a pioneer in automatic vehicle location technology — and held various software engineering positions at SAIC, a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering and technology applications company.
Sheehan is an inventor and co-inventor and holds more than 10 U.S. patents. He sits on the Board of Advisors for Illume Software, Inc. and is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Chief Operating Officer
Francesco Linsalata is AGI’s chief operating officer (COO). Appointed to this position in June of 2001, Linsalata has the executive responsibility of AGI's daily operations, overseeing the sales, business development, marketing, engineering and product development departments. Prior to this, Linsalata was vice president of marketing from 1999 to 2001.
Linsalata joined AGI in 1991 as a software engineer. In that capacity, he focused on the development of sensor algorithms and supported custom development efforts. In November 1995, Linsalata started AGI’s Business Partner Program. His primary responsibility was to identify strategic partners who could provide new, complementary business channels for the STK product line and champion the integration of their software solutions.
From October 1997 through March 1999, prior to his vice president of marketing role, Linsalata served as vice president of technical services. In this assignment, he was responsible for building the technical infrastructure necessary for AGI to interface with the continuously growing STK customer base. This included leading the technical support, business partners, system engineering, training, and video production departments.
Linsalata began his professional career in 1986 with Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. of Reston, VA, as part of the System Engineering Division’s Advanced Programs team. Linsalata primarily focused on product development, leading the development of Satellite Graphics Analysis Tool (SGAT), the company’s first commercial off-the-shelf software product.
Linsalata received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 1985.
Chief Financial Officer
William J. Broderick has served as AGI’s chief financial officer (CFO) since July 1996. In this role, he has executive management responsibility for the finance, accounting, legal, human resources, government relations and administrative operations of AGI. In addition, working with the CEO, he is responsible for the overall strategic planning and direction of the company.
From 1990 to 1996, Broderick, a Certified Public Accountant, was the owner of a public accounting firm that provided management advisory, finance, accounting and tax services to clients in information technology, manufacturing and professional services industries. After joining AGI, Broderick sold his practice to a regional public accounting firm located in the suburban Philadelphia area.
From 1984 until 1989, Broderick was an accountant and manager for Niessen, Dunlap, & Pritchard, a regional public accounting firm located in the Philadelphia area. He worked in the firm’s Management Advisory Services Group providing services to a broad base of clients in areas including accounting, auditing, financial reporting, finance, forecasting, tax, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, litigation support and expert testimony.
Broderick received his B.S. in business administration/accounting with a minor in economics from Bloomsburg University in 1984. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.