Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Buyse has been Chief Operating Officer of GlobaliD, a company focused on building a future where people control every aspect of their digital identity. From December 2019 to December 2020, he served as Client Services and Chief Operating Officer of Praxent where he led the client services, project management, design and engineering teams. From 2012 to 2019, Mr. Buyse was vice president of engineering and chief operating officer of Mutual Mobile, in which he led the engineering, design and project management teams in Austin and India. Prior to that, Mr. Buyse, has served in multiple leadership roles in product and engineering across multiple verticals. Mr. Buyse holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate from the Institute for Managerial Leadership of the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Operating Officer
Randall is passionate about new venture creation and the innovative spirit that fuels entrepreneurs and advances in technology. As an active investor and entrepreneur, he understands what it takes to successfully launch and grow a new business. He regularly publishes articles and speaks on entrepreneurship, venture capital, healthcare and the rise of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Over the past decade, Randall has led over 40 angel investments and deployed over $60M across 14 companies as a venture capitalist. Randall is a co-founder and Managing Partner at TEXO Ventures where he focused on tech-enabled health services and he is the sole founder and Managing Partner at Novē Ventures where he focuses on investing in existing companies looking to leverage blockchain technology. Prior to TEXO, he led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) to becoming one of the most active angel networks in the country. Randall also founded and launched Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at UT in order to give the next generation of investors unique experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Before getting involved in venture and entrepreneurship, Randall was a Captain in the United States Army and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He served over six years active duty and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during combat operations.
Randall holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow and member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Reisner has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Keystone Tower Systems, Inc., a manufacturer and installer of wind turbines, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining Keystone in December 2019, Mr. Reisner served over twenty years with the public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP until his retirement as partner in June 2019. In January 2022, he was appointed to the board of CEA Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: CEAD), which designs, engineers and sells environmental control and other technologies for the controlled environment agriculture industry, where he also serves as chairman of their audit committee and member of their compensation committee. Mr. Reisner earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years and is licensed (inactive) as a CPA in the State of Missouri.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Prior to joining Phunware, Chris was a partner for 15 years at Bracewell LLP in Dallas, Texas, an associate at Jones Day and served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
His diverse transactional and regulatory experience included representing clients in various capacities in, among other things, complex, bespoke and customized credit facilities, structured financings, swaps and derivatives, insurance finance, corporate acquisitions, financial instrument and commodity purchase and sale and repurchase transactions and related banking, financial and other regulatory matters.
Chris has a BBA in Finance with honors from the University of Miami, a JD from the Southern Methodist University School of Law and an LLM in Banking & Finance Law with distinction from the University of London.