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ABOUT

Who We Are 

OmniSpeech is an innovative software technology company that aims to revolutionize the enhancement of voice communication in speech-enabled applications and in digital mobile devices. Founded by world-renowned electrical engineer, Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson, and based on decades of research into the physiology of human speech, OmniSpeech takes a novel approach to the challenge of ensuring clear speech in noisy environments.

 

OmniSpeech’s groundbreaking speech extraction technology, OmniClear, provides highest quality background noise reduction and speech enhancement, delivering superior voice quality and intelligibility in a software-only solution.

 

OmniSpeech is a graduate of the VentureAccelerator program at the University of Maryland and is located in UMD’s Technology Advancement Building. Since its founding, OmniSpeech has garnered a number of prestigious technology and entrepreneurship awards.

 
Leadership
Kenneth Grimes, Interim CEO

ken@omni-speech.com 

Ken has more than 25 years of experience in technology, investment banking and investment management.  He spent 15 years as an equity research analyst, director of research and deputy chief investment officer for firms that collectively managed more $35 billion in public domestic and internal equities and fixed income securities. He began his career in finance with Merrill Lynch's Telecommunications & Technology Investment Banking team. 

Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson, Founder & CTO

carol@omni-speech.com 

Dr. Espy-Wilson founded OmniSpeech in November 2009 with assistance from the Venture Accelerator Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Espy-Wilson is also Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Speech Communication Lab, and a member of the Institute for Systems Research at UMD. A world-renowned engineer, Dr. Espy-Wilson conducts pioneering research integrating engineering, linguistics, and speech science. The idea for OmniSpeech originated from decades of research into the physiology of human speech.  Learn More.

Leadership
Reggie Van Lee,
Executive Chairman

rvanlee@omni-speech.com 

Reggie Van Lee was previously a Senior Partner from Booz Allen Hamilton where, across his 32 year career there, he led and held P&L responsibility for several of the firm’s technology-based businesses and practice areas, including the US Telecommunications business and the US Computers and Electronics business.  In 2008, Mr. Van Lee was awarded Black Engineer of the Year and currently serves as a director at ProKarma, a global IT solutions company; as a senior advisor to DeepLabs, a technology platform which enables next generation risk services; and chairs the advisory board of JazzNetworks, a behavior analytics and data loss prevention firm.  He is also a Limited Partner in the Women’s Venture Capital Fund, among other small business investments.

Dr. Carol Espy-Wilson,
Founder & CTO

carol@omni-speech.com 

Dr. Espy-Wilson founded OmniSpeech with assistance from the Venture Accelerator Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Espy-Wilson is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Speech Communication Lab, and a member of the Institute for Systems Research at UMD. A world-renowned engineer, Dr. Espy-Wilson conducts pioneering research integrating engineering, linguistics, and speech science. The idea for OmniSpeech originated from decades of research into the physiology of human speech. She has won numerous awards, including the National Institutes of Health Independent Scientist Award, University of Maryland's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, and the National Science Foundation Minority Initiation Award.  Learn More.

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