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Our Team

Paul Jackson

Founder / President


Paul Jackson's entrepreneurial spirit is the driving force behind TRL Ventures.   After many successful years as an engineer for Orbital Sciences, Paul founded Dynamic Labs, an environmental testing company located in Phoenix AZ and Austin TX.  The company was recognized for its expertise in vibration, shock, hi-thermal vacuum (MIL-STD 810, 202, RTCA DO-160), and EMI (MIL-STD 461).  Dynamic Labs served over 100 military and commercial customers including NASA, Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, BAE Systems and Honeywell, and much of the hi-technology industry in the Southwest United States. 

Jackson has also founded multiple other start-ups, including Integrus Capital, Worthworm, D-Strut, Collide and the Collide Foundation.  He is an adjunct professor, teaching entrepreneurship, at Grand Canyon University. 

Don Shell



Don Shell, Partner is a highly experienced intellectual property marketing and monetization professional. With more than 25 years at Honeywell Aerospace, including his final 14 years as a Technology Licensing Executive, Don’s role was driving revenue opportunities for the company’s technology in non-aerospace markets.  Guest Lecturer at Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business.

Dale Moberg

Chief Architect, PhD


Dale Moberg has had several careers within academia, in sponsored artificial intelligence research, and in commercial roles in developing protocols and standards for secure internet integration of information exchange.  Since 1993, he has served in strategic and chief architectural roles in several companies, including Orion Health, Axway, Cyclone and Sterling Commerce.  He currently is a consultant in areas of standards, education, and software development.


He has published over 40 publications in history, philosophy of natural science, logic, knowledge representation, computational philosophy of discovery, and many other areas in artificial intelligence and philosophy.


He has made contributions to communication protocol design, distributed cryptographic systems, machine learning, knowledge-based simulation, diagnostic and design support systems.  He has written and reviewed standards for IETF, W3C, ISO, OASIS, GS1, RosettaNet, and others.

Erica Gibbons

Director, Heath Care Systems


Erica Gibbons leads Collide’s health care product development with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Previously, Erica led an innovation group for a major health system whose members solved business challenges on strategic, tactical, and operational levels. Also, she oversaw quality and improvement activities as Master Black Belt/Quality Manager for a national government health care vendor. Erica also has global and domestic experience in the industrial controls and manufacturing. She holds an MBA from the Ohio State University, a BS Engineering from Miami University and a Master Black Belt Certification. Passionate about improving customer experience, she serves a board member for a local credit union and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In her spare time, Erica hikes and enjoys Arizona’s outdoors with her family.

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