Teri is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ephibian. Ephibian is a technology services company specializing in custom software development, data integration and web design solutions. It is headquartered in Tucson, AZ, and has employees in several cities across the nation.
In August 1996, Teri founded the company with four co-founders who, literally, started in a garage. Under her leadership, Ephibian has grown from a few people in a garage to a company providing innovative software solutions to companies around the world including AOL, Intuit, Honda, AT&T, IBM, Marriott, Hughes, Sears, Tosco (Circle K and 76), UUNET, and Bell Atlantic to name a few. Her ideas on technology have been published in several magazines and books including Dot-Com Successes and Inside Business Incubators & Corporate Ventures.
She and her company have won numerous awards in the Arizona Business Community including the Arizona Technology Council’s President of the Year Award and Service Provider of the Year Award, the Business Journal’s Fast Tech 50 for one of the fastest growing technology firms in Arizona, the National Speaker’s Association “Do Whatever It Takes Team” Award for Customer Service, The Business Journal’s Top 40 Executives under Age 40 Award and many others.
Before starting Ephibian, Teri was a lead systems engineer for the U.S. Army where she led a team of more than 100 engineers and oversaw several hundred more. They were responsible for the design, development and deployment of several projects valued at more than $100 million. She was the lead system engineer for the Army’s billion-dollar information systems redesign. Over her career, her teams deployed networks, systems and software solutions to more than 100 Army bases worldwide. She led the team that developed the Army’s first fully integrated enterprise management solution, which was used to manage heterogeneous networks and systems across 60 different Army installations worldwide. This enterprise management solution saved the Army over $80 million in annual personnel costs. Teri received the Secretary of the Army’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and the prestigious Outstanding Performance Award from the Secretary of Defense.
In addition to her duties at Ephibian, Teri has sat on the board of several companies including Miltope Corporation, Phoenix Group International and Fitrex. She currently sits on the board of directors for Flix Media Corporation.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1987 from the University of Arizona. She was a founding member of the University of Arizona’s chapter (Ioti Xi) of the International Electrical Engineering Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu.