Bobby Darroll is the founder of Cheetah Software Systems which has become one of the world’s most advanced platforms for optimizing logistics operations over the last 30 years. The Cheetah system powers distribution and supply chain engines of some of the leading businesses in the United States.
Previously, Mr. Darroll worked as a systems engineer at Perseus Computing in South Africa and created logistics solutions for Total Oil. Stemming from his intense interest from an early age in computer solutions to business problems, and in particular, logistics and customer service issues, today Mr. Darroll is one of the world’s leading experts in logistics, business solutions, and future directions in the retail world.
Mr. Darroll developed the original Cheetah System in 1986 and now has more than 30 years of professional business computer experience with an emphasis in logistics, routing, and scheduling. Mr. Darroll studied Computer Science and Statistics at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Chief Technology Officer / Lead Software Developer – Cheetah Air
Edan Cain has been working on the Cheetah Air system for the past three years. His responsibilities include the integration of unmanned aircraft within the current Cheetah Software system.
With 17 years’ experience in both software development, hardware integration and aviation realms, Edan is responsible for creating the software for our entire program within Cheetah Air. He is responsible for receiving Cheetah Air’s original FAA Section 333 approvals, granting permission for drone delivery operations, one of the first three companies in the United States after Amazon and Google.
Previously, Edan worked for ESRI at their corporate headquarters in Southern California as a Software Developer for 10 years. ESRI is a geographic information systems (GIS) software company with international offices around the world. Edan is a subject matter expert in both geospatial information systems and autopilot software development.
Edan has a Computer Science degree from Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand.
UAV Business Development and Pilot Operations Lead – Cheetah Air
Sam Sharp leads the company’s business partnerships and customer development while also operating as chief pilot for Cheetah Air. Mr. Sharp is a subject matter expert in unmanned aircraft and federal aviation regulations. With prior experience developing unmanned aircraft operations within businesses.
Sam is the first point of contact with our customers while also managing the safety and legality of all operations.
Previously, Sam worked for Kansas State University as one of three UAV researchers with experience with extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) and night operations. Through this experience, he worked to integrate UAV operations within local energy companies and is experienced with federal aviation administration waivers, regulations, and operations.
Sam has 6 years of experience within the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sector with an Aviation Technology degree from Kansas State University Polytechnic.
Director of Operations and Lead Hardware Engineer – Cheetah Air
Bert Magbanua is the Director of Operations within Cheetah Software Systems with an emphasis in hardware design and integration. With a background of 20 years in system administration and experience in software development, Bert supports the software integration and leads hardware development and testing within our team.
Having prior experience as a professional RC pilot and instructor, Bert has the knowledge to both tune and test our software on any platform. This experience is utilized also to integrate new technologies such as emergency safety systems, optimized package delivery designs and increased performance through lighter, smaller, and minimal hardware allowing our system to perform at the highest degree while remaining small and compact.