Company Overview


SSS Research Inc. is an emerging growth, highly motivated software research and development firm. The company was founded with the mission to improve our capability to analyze, visualize, and manipulate information. The company develops products and services that enable end users to understand complex information sets and convert this understanding into better decisions. The company has landed several government contracts and has built technology and two products embodying the technology that help intelligence analysts manipulate, fuse, visualize, and evaluate information.

Profile of Key Management and Advisors at SSS Research

Stephen G. Eick, Ph.D. – Founder and President
Steve Eick Stephen G. Eick is a serial entrepreneur and well-known research scientist. SSS Research is his fourth technology startup company and the third company that he founded or co-founded. His educational background includes a B.A from Kalamazoo College (1980), M.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1981), and his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Minnesota (1985).

Dr. Eick joined Bell Laboratories after graduate school where he became interested in technology startup companies and led a Lucent technology spinout company called Visual Insights. After Visual Insights, he co-founded Visintuit, a government contracting company, and founded SSS Research on October 1, 2003. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Chicago and a fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has received 28 patents, and has won many awards for his technology including the Bell Lab’s President’s award and the 2000 Computer-world Smithsonian award for key technologies that change the way people live and work.
Susan Fox - Vice President and Facility Security Officer
Susan Fox Susan Fox brings over 25 years of software development experience to the company.  Susan is responsible for SSS Research’s facility security functions, including training, administration, and all aspects of industrial security.  Susan has spent over 15 years at AT&T/Lucent Technologies leading large scale telecommunications software projects across numerous platforms including CDMA-1X and EV-DO.  She has experience in all aspects of design, code and test as well as coordinating a global project team.  Susan also served on the development staff quality team, participating in numerous quality audits for ISO certification.  In 1999 Susan won the Bell Labs President’s Silver Award for outstanding Innovation and Technical Excellence.  Susan’s educational background includes an MBA and BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
M. Andrew Eick – Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Andrew Eick Andrew Eick has over 15 years of software project management, system design and analysis, research and development, and strategic planning experience. Andrew’s responsibilities include designing and leading the development activities across SSS Research’s multiple product lines. Andrew has a solid track record of solving complex technology problems, and innovative development of software solutions for various industries. Andrew has architected, developed and deployed many large scale content development and distribution applications. In 1995 Eick implemented the in dealership service literature delivery platform for Ford Motor Company. This platform was deployed to all North American Ford dealerships (in the English, Spanish, and French languages) to enable the viewing of repair information. This solution proved successful, and, in 1998 Eick led the rollout of the system to Ford of Europe delivering content in 20 European Union languages. In 2000 Eick moved “upstream” into the content authoring side of the business, architecting and leading a 15 person implementation team for Ford’s Content Management system. He then implemented an automated workflow system which drives the development and signoff for thousands of documenters annually.

Andrew Eick has spoken at several conferences and won numerous awards including three software patent's, a Trade Secret for software invention, the Vice Presidents Select Project award, and the Division Outstanding project Award.
Diane Saxon – Chief Financial Officer
Diane Saxon Diane Saxon brings over 16 years of financial experience to the company. Diane is responsible for SSS Research’s corporate finance, administration, and human resources functions. Before joining SSS Research, Diane was the Vice President/Controller at Van Kampen Trust Company and was selected to be on the Board of Directors. She was responsible for the accuracy of Van Kampen’s general ledger, managed month end closing, performed high level review and analytics, financial reporting, and regulatory reporting to the SEC and the NASD. At Van Kampen she supervised a staff of 12 accountants. Prior to Van Kampen, Diane worked at KPMG Peat Marwick from 1987 to 1995 as a Staff Accountant and was promoted to Senior Manager when she left in 1995 to join Van Kampen Investments, Inc. as Corporate Accounting Manager.