Athletes, Rock n' Rollers, Doctors, Parents and Friends - Each team member has a unique strength to lend.Learn more about each below.
Jess F. Kraus
CEO and Co-Founder
Jess F. Kraus, CEO and Co-Founder, has over 30 years of experience in the fields of environmental and sustainability data management. In three years Source Intelligence® has grown under Kraus’ leadership to become the #1 provider of supply chain sustainability data services and solutions, assessing suppliers for increased supply chain transparency and brand protection to comply with Conflict Minerals requirements. Prior to co-founding Source Intelligence® Kraus founded 3E Company and served as President, CEO and lastly as Vice Chairman (1986 – 2010). A student of University of California, San Diego, Kraus holds degrees in mathematics and chemistry and a certificate of Hazardous Materials Management and a California Registered Environmental Assessor. He is active in many business and civic organizations, including YPO/WPO (Young Presidents Organization/ World President’s Organization) and the San Diego Business Innovation Center.
Senior Vice President
Lina Ramos, Chief Business Officer EVP, brings over 25 years P&L responsibility at Fortune 500 and privately held ventures domestic and abroad. Expert at building technology-driven companies into profitable, high-growth businesses positioned for market leadership, Lina directs all expansion, partnership, and demand generation strategies. She has been involved with “green technology” since 1992, fueling a life-long passion for environmental sustainability. Prior to dedicating herself to venture backed companies, she worked at P&G (USA&Intl), Booz Allen Sales Estimating System, and Monsanto, reporting directly to the CEO. Lina earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
COO and Co-FounderAs founding partner and Source Intelligence’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Thorn leads the company’s global operations, IT development team and Business Operations Center. Thorn is the driving force behind the SI technology platform and unique solution associated with providing supply chain transparency services for some of the world’s most recognizable brand names. In his six years as Chief Operating Officer, Thorn has driven a strong track record of results, execution excellence and improved efficiency while also driving the company to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. Prior to Source Intelligence, Thorn played key roles in operations within the telecommunications and security industries in addition to his work as a research and development expert for the British Military. Raised in the UK and currently based in San Diego, Matt is married with 2 children.
Dr. Christopher Gittings
Senior Director, Software Development
Dr. Christopher Gittings has been designing and developing software for nearly 20 years. In the UK, he helped early commercial adopters utilize the World Wide Web and other Internet protocols for e-commerce, communication, marketing, etc. In the mid-1990s, he was an early adopter of, and evangelist for, software development using Java. He has been creating enterprise solutions in Java and its related technologies for over 10 years. He has experience developing applications for multiple industries, including real estate, B2B e-commerce and productivity software, and the automotive telematics and collisions claims industries. He received both his PhD in Computer Science and First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Dr Jennifer Kraus
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder
Dr. Jennifer Kraus has over 25 years of experience providing multi-disciplinary strategic environmental, health and safety services to customers in the US, Mexico, Canada, and Central and South America. Prior to co-founding Source Intelligence®, Dr. Kraus was President of Global Environmental Consulting Company, Inc. (GECCo, Inc.), a consulting practice based in San Diego, CA. Dr. Kraus also served as an associate with Dames & Moore, environmental manager for General Dynamics Electronics Division, and safety engineer with Litton Guidance and Control Systems. Dr. Kraus is a former board member of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a congressional advisory committee on environmental and infrastructure issues along the US-Mexico Border; the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board; and the San Diego Industrial Environmental Association. Dr. Kraus completed her doctoral studies in public health, epidemiology at the UCSD School of Medicine and the San Diego State Graduate School of Public Health; she received her master’s degree in public health from the UCLA Graduate School of Public Health and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Princeton University.