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About GRIDSMART

About Us

Simple, Flexible, and Transparent 

We are Traffic Control Freaks. Some might say we’re enthusiasts, but we’d say we’re passionate perfectionists. Yes, we are unusual. We sweat the details that most wouldn’t blink twice at. We’re the company whose products are recognized for their simple, rugged beauty, easy installation, and intuitive use. We’re the opposite of fussy, delicate, sensitive, temperamental. Our products are installed by hard-working guys with thick fingers, wool caps, and Carhartt jackets. GRIDSMART is put into action by traffic managers who keep traffic moving and make roads safe for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians. We can honestly say that we care more. We are Traffic Control Freaks.

Our Vision

Improve One Billion Lives Through Technology

The inspiration for GRIDSMART Technologies Inc. was born when William Malkes, someone with no previous experience in the transportation industry, believed a team could accomplish with one camera what other companies needed four cameras to do.

This vision pioneered the world’s first single camera solution for intersection actuation, traffic data collection and situational awareness. Just look up. The iconic GRIDSMART Bell Camera is easy to spot. It’s the original fisheye camera offering a horizon to horizon view of the intersection, including an unencumbered view of the center where cars, trucks and bicycles cross paths, and most collisions occur.

Key Facts

Our products simply work

  • GRIDSMART is the world’s first single camera solution for actuation, data collection, and situational awareness.
  • GRIDSMART has processed more than 54 million hours of video across all environmental conditions in 49 states and 29 countries.
  • GRIDSMART has tracked, counted and classified more than 43 billion vehicles and delivered actionable traffic data to customers worldwide.

Our People

Meet our team

Bill Malkes

Co-founder and CEO

Bill Malkes

Co-founder and CEO

bill@gridsmart.com

  1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Wearing the “C” for the Detroit Red Wings.
  2. What’s your favorite book of all time?
    Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. What’s your favorite quote?
    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
  4. What is your spirit animal?
    It has always been the Wolf.

Lauren Jochum

Chief of Staff and VP of Branding

Lauren Jochum

Chief of Staff and VP of Branding

lauren.jochum@gridsmart.com

  1. What movie or tv show can you quote line by line?
    Everything in life can be related to a quote from FRIENDS!
  2. What country could you disappear to for a year?
    Pura Vida, I’m off to Costa Rica!
  3. What is your all-time favorite sports team?
    I was born and raised in Tennessee, so it’s Go Vols!
  4. Where can you be found on an average Saturday?
    Playing with my kids and trying to survive being used as a human jungle gym.

Natisha Sims

VP of Operations

Natisha Sims

VP of Operations

natisha.sims@gridsmart.com

  1. Where can you be found on an average Saturday?
    Hanging out with my husband Brian.
  2. How do you typically spend your vacation?
    Relaxing, no planning.
  3. Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
    Tish

Michelle Grossholz

Chief of Sales

Michelle Grossholz

Chief of Sales

michelle.grossholz@gridsmart.com

  1. What movie or tv show can you quote line by line?
    Pretty Woman
  2. What is your all-time favorite sports team?
    University of Tennessee – Volunteers
  3. How do you typically spend your vacation?
    Lounging on the beach

Jeff Price

CTO

Jeff Price

CTO

jeff.price@gridsmart.com

  1. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Age 5: Spiderman. Age 15: Navy officer. In between? Too many things to remember.
  2. Where can you be found on an average Saturday?
    Ideally? Somewhere in the wilderness with a backpack and tent. Honestly? Sitting with a laptop doing fun things like writing code.
  3. How do you typically spend your vacation?
    Hiking. Reading. Kayaking.
  4. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is the one movie you’d take with you?
    I wouldn’t – I’d probably grow to hate it and would rather remember it fondly :-).

Will Overstreet

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Will Overstreet

VP of Strategic Partnerships

will.overstreet@gridsmart.com

  1. What’s your favorite book of all time?
    Count of Monte Cristo
  2. What country could you disappear to for a year?
    Italy
  3. What’s your favorite quote?
    “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill
A word from bill

Our Co-founder and CEO
Bill Malkes shares his thoughts on The GRIDSMART Way

Our Partners

We partner with the top minds and organizations in the world of ITS

Compassion Shared. Respect Given.