About IET

Management Team

Tod S. Levitt, Ph.D., CEO
Dr. Levitt founded Information Extraction & Transport, Inc. (IET) in September, 1991; aiming to achieve large-scale, breakthrough technology development of automated systems supporting scientific discovery.

Dr. Levitt has twenty-five years of experience developing advanced capabilities in machine vision, multisensor fusion, automated inductive inference and robotic decision making. His R&D contributions span multiple fields, including medical diagnosis, military surveillance, mobile robot navigation, judicial reasoning and the foundations of system design.

Under his leadership IET has averaged 20% annual growth for twelve consecutive years, producing numerous R&D breakthroughs and generating the Quiddity*Suite commercial software package. Quiddity*Suite provides industrial-strength software systems engineering tools to design and implement systems requiring advanced automated computational inference and decision making capabilities.

IET systems development personally led by Dr. Levitt include a wide-area radar surveillance system at the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center, Fort Belvoir and a system for automated arthritis measurement from computed radiographs at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. In addition, he is the co-author of a patent on an automated steel inspection system installed at U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana.

Dr. Levitt received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

Brandon Goldfedder, Vice President, Engineering Services
Brandon has over sixeen years of IT experience centering on excellent communications, requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, project management, and personnel management skills. He has fulfilled the roles of Enterprise Architect, Architect Designer, Software Engineer and CRM package architect for dozens of Fortune 1000 clients.

Before joining the IET team, Brandon was Vice President of Braun Consulting in its Enterprise Application Solution Group. Prior to its acquisition by Braun, he was the CTO of Emerging Technologies Consultants, Inc (ETCI). Brandon has also worked as a software engineer for several consulting and commercial companies. Prior to his career in consulting, he was an officer in the US Air Force. He brings years of experience and a reputation as a published author on software architecture topics to his work as well as having developed several commercial programs under Windows and Unix. He has been involved in architectural approaches for coding in embedded system and enterprise applications, as well as the proper application of the J2EE and .NET frameworks. He earned his B.S.E., Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, and his M.S.E., Computer Science Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Jeffry Banes, Vice President, Administration & Finance
With over thirty years of systems operations and business experience, Jeff Banes has been a leader in successfully managing, developing, and implementing new support services. Prior to joining IET, Mr. Banes served as Business Manager at QSS Group, Inc. Mr. Banes developed and implemented the Business Operations System for a $375M program with NASA. As Manager of Corporate Administration at ISS, Mr. Banes successfully developed the Contracts, Facilities, Human Resources and Security departments, enabling ISS to rapidly transform from a start-up to a fully integrated company. Prior to his employment at ISS, Mr. Banes served as the Contracts Manager at NYMA where he managed, negotiated and priced proposals, contracts, subcontracts and procurement activities for two company divisions. Mr. Banes spent nearly 10 years as a Contracting Officer and Program Acquisition Officer in the Air Force before retiring in 1992.

Mr. Banes began his career in the United States Air Force specializing in Air Traffic Control, Systems Integration, and Acquisition/Procurement. Mr. Banes earned a Contract Management Certification from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1987, a Master's degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Oklahoma City University in 1981.