At EMist our vision is to help people live longer, healthier lives. Our commitment is infection prevention and control.
Founded on a legacy of electrostatic science and technology, the EMist Infection Control System and Touch Point Healthy™ Process makes disinfecting better, easier and more cost effective. The EM360 System is cordless, mobile, touchless and used in the control and prevention of the 1.7 million healthcare-acquired infections in U.S. Hospitals.
Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur, investor, and business visionary, George Robertson has started and led more than 20 companies in the healthcare, restaurant, and retail fields, creating jobs and opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the past 30 years. Selected by the Fort Worth investment community in 2013 to push forward EMist’s global public health initiative, he is helping to solve the growing problem of touch-transferable diseases through state-of-the-art technology.
George is a lifelong resident of North Texas and contributes his time and resources to special activities, including community affairs and global philanthropic projects.
Joshua launched National HME (NHME) in 2006. NHME partnered with over 500 hospice programs, served 500,000+ patients, and created close to 500 jobs throughout the U.S. during his tenure at the company. In 2015, the company recapitalized and yielded a high rate of return for shareholders. Joshua also founded GrowCo Capital in 2014 that invests resources into entrepreneurial businesses and real estate projects throughout the United States.
Joshua graduated from Texas Tech University receiving an Executive MBA and a double major in honors management and marketing. He is actively involved in the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, GrowCo Capital, Project 4031, and founding President for the Rawls Raiders Alumni Network (Texas Tech Business School). Joshua loves spending time with his wife and sons. He enjoys fly fishing, hunting, and golf.
Chief Financial Officer
Hernan Rizo is EMist’s Chief Financial Officer. He has a background in financial accounting and management. Hernan brings 20 years of experience in multiple industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing and consumer products. Hernan has worked with startups and multi-billion-dollar organizations, as well as local and multinational private and public entities. Hernan is an expert in mergers & acquisitions, financial cleanups, strategic alignments, integrations, and sale readiness.
Hernan graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Finance and Accounting, and an MBA with an emphasis in Finance. He loves spending time with his wife, son and daughter. He enjoys fishing, jogging and the outdoors.
Chief Innovation Officer
In 2005, Brandi became a licensed vocational nurse from the University of Texas-Brownsville. Mrs. Whiteley spent her nursing career working with geriatric patients in LTC and home health specializing in wound care. In 2014, she co-founded EMist Innovations, Inc. and assisted with the development of its patented electrostatic application technology. Brandi oversees the planning, directing, and execution of all EMist operational activities. Her goal is to boost the economical and efficient performance of her team while providing high-quality product management. She provides her professional perspectives, expertise, and direction into the development and implementation of clinical trials and end-user certification programs. She is I.C.E./I.C.E.-GB certified for CIMS and C.P.T. certified from ISSA.
She lives in Aledo Texas, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Prior to joining EMist, Matt served as a law clerk to a federal judge in Dallas for two years and thereafter worked in private law practice for eight years working with corporate clients, including EMist, on complex business litigation and as outside general counsel on everything from shareholder and investor relations to contract drafting and negotiation.
Matt graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in December of 2006 and received his Law Degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in May of 2010. He soon after was admitted to Texas Bar in November of 2010. Beyond Matt’s law practice, he serves on the board for Project 4031, a local hospice nonprofit in Fort Worth, Texas. Matt’s hobbies include outdoor activities like golf, hunting, fishing, and running. He loves quality time with his wife and their kids.
Chief Revenue Officer
Clay has extensive experience in healthcare operations, marketing, and sales. In 2008 Clay was one of the first five employees hired at a Fort Worth medical equipment startup. Over the span of 10 years, he played an integral role in the expansion of the company across the United States. Clay brings a unique dynamic to the team having had experience in sales and operational leadership.
Clay has a Marketing degree from Texas Tech University and currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife and three daughters. Outside of work, spending time with his family and tuning into Texas Tech Athletics takes up most of his free time.
Chief Technology Officer
With over 30 years of technology executive experience, Patrick specializes in leading-edge companies. Patrick pioneered the intersection of media, technology, and eCommerce in many C-Suite & executive roles, including at broadcast.com where he helped shepherd the $5.4b merger with Yahoo!
At EMist, Patrick calls upon his diverse technology, diligence, and executive leadership background to guide the company’s technology governance. His experience includes defense, logistics, streaming media, 3D Printing, SaaS Platforms, and even aquaponics.
Patrick is a 4th generation Texan and graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a Math degree. He has served on boards and advises several early-stage startups. Patrick has two adult sons and in his spare time is the co-author of a series of epic science fiction novels.
Chief Marketing Officer
Doug heads the planning, development, and execution of EMist’s marketing and advertising initiatives. He is the chief storyteller, architect, and steward of the brand, customer journey, and experience. He is a seasoned Marcom veteran in both B2B and B2C organizations having worked with Burr-Brown, SourceHOV Tax, GC International, YZ Industries, Conn’s Appliances, PharmScript, DiscipleLand, and Central Power & Light. He is well-versed in traditional and digital marketing channels and has earned multiple national ADDY awards.
Doug has a BA in Advertising from Texas Tech University, married his college sweetheart Suzie, and they enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors. Doug is passionate about helping others and has served alongside ministries such as Wycliffe, Center of Hope, Bridge Builders, and Project 4031.
Executive Vice President of Development
With Fortune 100 corporate experience and start-up leadership, Kirk has been engaged in business aspects of manufacturing, compliance, and risk management. Having managed all maintenance contracts for a major US airline, he capitalized on his attention to detail and relationship strengths to help build businesses in international manufacturing as well as balancing the requirements of compliance for his clients including both public and private companies in his own business endeavors. Working with EMist has provided an opportunity to blend business experience with his dedication to service to our nation and individuals.
Kirk is a fifth-generation Texan and a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. He has served on multiple non-profit boards and been an active philanthropic partner. He and his wife of 27 years have 3 children and are recent grandparents.