Dr. Richard Harkness
Founder & CEO
Richard Harkness, Ed.D., is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Life Long Driver, LLC dba ADEPT Driver®—providing leadership and vision for the company’s strategic direction, neurocognitive psychometric research and development. He earned his doctorate at the University of Pacific in Psychometrics (Human Factors testing) and has a doctoral minor in statistics and research. He has served as a professor of Psychology and Management technology at multiple Universities where he taught courses in Psychology, Statistics, Psychometrics, Marketing Research, and Operations research. Dr. Harkness is an active member of the American Psychological Association and was elected in 1991.
His focus for 25 years has been to develop effective driver behavior modification tools that reduce car crash frequency and severity and help insurance companies to improve their profitability, customer retention, telematics performance and crash risk prediction.
Dr. Sam Chiu
As the President of ADEPT Driver, Dr. Sam Chiu is responsible for running all facets of the business. He has a proven executive management track record and over 25 years of experience in various industries. He earned his B.S. degree in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, MBA from UC Riverside, and PsyD from California Southern University.
SVP of Operations
Bonnie Berry is ADEPT’s Senior Vice President of Operations, a position she has held since joining the company in 1999. She is responsible for general operations of the company, including finance and accounting, order processing and fulfillment and product support. Ms. Berry earned her A.B. degree in Sociology from Stanford University and her MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
VP of Systems & Security
Mike Warren is ADEPT’s Vice President of Systems and Security, responsible for managing the company’s system development, networks and security. Mr. Warren has more than 35 years of experience designing, building and supporting systems, networks and security for business and government agencies. Mr. Warren received his B.S. degree in Information Technology - Security Emphasis from Western Governors University and has received a multitude of industry certifications in networking, systems and security.