About Farallon Geographics
Farallon delivers innovative and engaging geospatial solutions
Farallon understands that a successful enterprise GIS implementation must solve a business need. Our GIS implementations deliver value to our clients first by focusing on improving the effectiveness of a specific business process, and then by transferring our knowledge to in-house staff.
Farallon fosters an environment of industry leadership, innovation, intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, shared knowledge and a sense of ownership. We build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, partners, vendors and employees.
Since our inception in 1997, we've worked with inspiring clients on innovative projects to protect people and resources, manage assets, and improve government.
For example, we're helping Public Works agencies use smart phones and tablets to document the location and condition of storm drains in the field in real time.
We're working with the world's experts to protect archeological sites in the Middle East, and with State Agencies in California to ensure the swift and coordinated response to accidents and natural disasters.
And we approach each new project with the same focus: intelligently applying geospatial technologies to solve our clients' business challenges.
Results versus Technology
We know the GIS landscape well, and we believe it's our job to help you make smart, informed choices in building a Geographic Information System.
That's why our team brings deep expertise in ESRI technology. We've implemented state-of-the-art ESRI GIS since the early 2000's and are members ESRI's Developer Network so that we can push the technology to its limits. For many of our clients, ESRI is the clear choice and we can make the technology do back-flips.
On the other hand, many of the most creative and innovative developments in GIS come from the Open Source community, Google, and Microsoft.
Open Source projects such as PostGIS, GeoServer, Mapnik, and OpenLayers have contributed freely available yet exceptionally engineered software curated by vibrant and engaged developer communities. That's why Farallon developers are experts at implementing geospatial systems using Open Source, Google and Microsoft technologies.
But no matter the flavor, our first responsibility is to make sure that we use the right technology to solve your business problem.
Guides, Mentors, and GIS Advocates
Of course, a successful GIS implementation requires more than just technical depth. To maximize the benefits of geospatial technology, you first need to clearly identify the business problems and priorities. This takes talented project managers, business analysts, and designers working seamlessly with technologists.
Agile Process, Small Teams
We base our success around small, cohesive, and well-managed teams, combined with a clear project management framework. Our GIS implementation teams follow an agile approach, with a major emphasis on delivering production-ready results in short, well-defined sprints.
Farallon Senior Management Team
Dennis Wuthrich CEO
Dennis Wuthrich is CEO and founder of Farallon. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing GIS and geospatial solutions. His industry experience includes commercial, federal, state and local government, utility, public safety, homeland security, environmental, natural resources, insurance and risk management clients. He has extensive enterprise-scale integration and strategic planning expertise using ESRI, Oracle, Intergraph, MapInfo, AutoDesk, Acquis and Microsoft software and systems.
Dennis has been responsible for over 200 GIS system integrations: ranging from focused departmental systems to enterprise-wide GIS closely integrated with line-of-business information technologies. He leads Farallon's GIS strategic planning, needs assessment and business case development consultants. He has extensive experience in designing the technology infrastructure, governance, workflow processes, geospatial data models and staff training programs necessary to help clients successfully implement enterprise GIS.
Dennis is a registered geologist and hydrogeologist with a M.S. in Earth Sciences from U.C. Santa Cruz. He serves on the Board of Directors of BAAMA and the California Spatial Reference Center.
Joseph Metro Vice President of Marketing & CFO
Joe Metro is Farallon's Vice President of Marketing and Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years of diverse executive, strategic and financial experience in business strategy, marketing, finance and administration for organizations in a variety of industries including technology, financial, professional services and non-profit.
At Farallon, Joe has helped shape business strategy aimed at delivering leading edge, high quality services to clients. He is responsible for identifying, recruiting, training and retaining top technical talent. As VP of Marketing, he promotes Farallon's expertise integrating GIS into organizations with varying levels of GIS sophistication. He also manages business partner and reseller programs with ESRI, Oracle, Intergraph, MapInfo, Autodesk, and Acquis. As CFO, Joe manages Farallon's financial and administrative functions.
Joe holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business / Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.
Alexei Peters Director of Web Development
Alexei Peters is Farallon's Director of Web Development. He manages a team of GIS developers that designs, develops and builds client web-based applications. He manages the creation of website logic, layout and functionality, deployment and integration of websites with client database and GIS web software.
Alexei has extensive expertise in spatial data development as well as map design and production. He understands the importance of data driven sites and closely integrating them with the underlying database. He is knowledgeable with what is possible to be incorporated into GIS-based sites. Alexei holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Franklin University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Farallon is an employee-owned, State of California-certified small business enterprise located in San Francisco. As a small business, we can provide innovative services with maximum flexibility of approach.