Executive Management

William Yeh, President & C.E.O
William Yeh founded CSI Technology Group over twenty years ago to offer superior information technology to law enforcement, judiciary and regulatory government agencies. He has led the operations and strategic direction of his company to realize this vision and has successfully provided fully integrated, multi-jurisdictional information sharing systems for police and fire departments, homeland security, prosecutors and attorneys general offices, judiciary and other criminal justice organizations. Mr. Yeh has partnered with forensic experts, law enforcement leaders and legal scholars to develop solutions that help these agencies fully utilize and share critical information across horizontal and vertical boundaries at all levels of government. He contributes to law enforcement technology forums and associations and brings the latest advances in technology, data sharing, communication and analysis to his clients. “Our goal is to make society safer,” he explains, as he continues to guide CSI to be a company that makes a difference in the public safety and judicial communities. 
Rich Norcross, Executive Vice President
Prior to retirement from 25 years in law enforcement and joining CSI, Richard Norcross was the Commander of the Intelligence Services Team for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Commander Norcross joined the Prosecutor’s Office after retiring from his Detective post at the Haddon Heights Police Department due to significant gunshot wounds sustained in the line of duty. Prior to that, he was a police officer with the National Park Boro Police Dept. During his career, Rich has received numerous medals and commendations for law enforcement actions, including the prestigious New Jersey Gold Medal of Valor as well as the Combat Cross and Wounded in Combat Medal. Commander Norcross is the President of the East Coast Gang Investigator’s Association and has also served as a Policy Board Member & Secretary for the Mid Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN). He is still a Trustee for the Camden County Detectives Association and is one of the founding members of the Police Intelligence Group of South Jersey. Rich also volunteers to work with law enforcement professionals and their families in the aftermath of tragedies that have resulted in serious injury or death to officers.
Joe Britt, Senior Vice President, Business Administration
Mr. Britt is responsible for managing relations with government clients on contracted projects. Before joining CSI in 1999, Mr. Britt served in New Jersey state government as Chief of Staff for the Department of Banking and Director of Election services with the Department of State. His experience also includes the management of Human Resources operations at AT&T and Bellcore. He obtained a Master's degree of Education at Seton Hall University.
Christopher Rein, Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Chris’s background includes over thirty years developing, integrating, and managing software and information technology projects. Prior to joining CSI, Chris served as the NJ State Police Chief Technology Officer. He’s led a number of information and intelligence sharing programs across New Jersey with the State Police, the NJ Office of Homeland Security, and numerous county and local agencies. Chris received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in 1981 from Rutgers, and his Master’s degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2000. Chris makes his home in Florence, NJ with his family.

Account Vice Presidents

Walter R. Baran, Vice President, Law Enforcement Division
Prior to joining CSI Technology Group, Walter Baran served as the Director of Investigations and Technical Services with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey. Mr. Baran brings more than 27 years of Law Enforcement experience to the staff. He served as President of the Policeman’s Benevolent Association, Local 165, for 9 years, and, after being promoted to Sergeant, he served as President of Middlesex County Sheriff’s Superior Officers Association for another 5 years. Mr. Baran was a member of the New Jersey Narcotics Law Enforcement Association and the East Coast Gang Investigators Association. While employed with the Sheriff’s Office, his effort in the design and implementation of the Sheriff’s Integrated Law Enforcement system was an invaluable asset to CSI.
Joshua M. Ottenberg, Esq., Vice President
A retired Assistant Prosecutor at the Camden County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office, Joshua Ottenberg served in most of the major investigative and administrative roles of the Prosecutor’s Office during his twenty-five years of service there. His responsibilities included Acting Camden County Prosecutor(November, 2006 to July, 2008), First Assistant Prosecutor, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor, Section Chief of the Homicide/SMASH unit, Police Legal Advisor, and Section Chief of the Major Crimes Unit. Josh played a significant role in the development of the Camden County Intelligence Services Team, the Camden County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program, and other major projects affecting county-wide law enforcement. He played a key role in developing a Pre-trial Services program within the county jail system to relieve jail overcrowding and served as a Policy Board member for the Mid-Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN.) Mr. Ottenberg received his J.D. from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1985 and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago in 1981 and 1982, respectively.
Vernon Spencer, Vice President
A key member of the CSI Management Team since 2005, Vernon Spencer has spearheaded many of CSI’s critical InfoShare installations. His leadership in designing training programs, developing testing scripts and creating customized documentation has led to successful implementations throughout New Jersey and in North Carolina. He is an experienced Project Manager, with a keen focus on product quality assurance and superior customer service. Supporting CSI’s Sales and Marketing team, Vernon promotes customer relations and cultivates new partnerships.
 
Before joining CSI, Mr. Spencer spent seven years as a Project Manager for AT&T Consumer Services, where he was responsible for managing and testing new and enhanced marketing applications, including Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). He possesses a Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
Michael Trahey, Vice President, Emergency Management Division
Mike brings to CSI extensive law enforcement experience. His career with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office spanned criminal investigations and senior administrative management. He covered the investigation and prosecution of major crimes in New Jersey and New York, involving criminal homicide, sex crimes, organized crime, narcotics and fraud. His administrative law enforcement responsibilities included incident command training and implementation, network security, critical incident training and implementation, due diligence, cyber crimes and organizing task force personnel.

Upon his retirement from law enforcement, Mike was named Executive Officer of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. He was responsible for reviewing all building security and threat assessment procedures and overseeing the agency’s computer division, including the implementation of its county-wide shared services technology initiative. He was also named the CALEA Accreditation Manager. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Chester and a Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, 193rd Session, located in Quantico, Virginia and a retired member of the F.B.I. National Academy Association.
Peter Ugalde, Vice President
Prior to his retirement and joining CSI Technology Group, Captain Peter Ugalde was a 27 year law enforcement veteran of the Town of Dover Police Department in Dover, New Jersey.  Captain Ugalde has served in various positions in the police department from police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain.  He also served as the executive officer, supervising both investigative and patrol functions of the Town of Dover Police Department.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Business Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth in Florham Park, New Jersey.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy 238th Class and also a graduate of the State of New Jersey Certified Public Manager Course.  He also holds various certifications in network support and administration from the Dover Business College located in Dover, New Jersey. He resides in Randolph, New Jersey with his wife and children.  

Account Executives

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Division:

Frank Clayton
Prior to his retirement and joining CSI Technology Group, Detective Frank Clayton was a 25 year law enforcement veteran of the Trenton, New Jersey Police Department and Mercer County Prosecutors Office. In 2002 – 2003 with the onslaught of major gang issues in the city of Trenton, Detective Clayton was tasked with developing a Criminal/Gang Intelligence Unit for the Trenton Police Department. In 2005, the Mercer County Prosecutor's office recruited Detective Clayton to develop the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office Criminal/Gang Intelligence Unit. At that time, Detective Clayton championed for a real time Intelligence gathering solution. CSI Technology Group's InfoShare Intelligence application was chosen as the real time solution. Detective Clayton trained and managed over 250 Municipal, County, State, Federal law enforcement officers on the InfoShare Intelligence system. Detective Clayton has lectured extensively on Gang Psychology and Awareness for the East Coast Gang Investigators Association, New Jersey Gang Investigators Association, MAGLOCLEN, Rutgers University, Mercer County Community College and numerous Police Academies. Detective Clayton has been qualified and accepted many times in State and Federal courts to testify as a gang expert. During Detective Clayton’s law enforcement career, he received numerous awards and commendations for his law enforcement actions. Detective Clayton has also been featured on two episodes of the History Channel's “Gang Land” series (Sex Money Murder and Better off Dead).
John P. Denmark
Prior to joining CSI Technology Group, Sr. Investigator John P. Denmark retired from the Camden County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office after a 25 year law enforcement career that included thirteen years with the Prosecutor’s Office and twelve years in local and campus law enforcement with the Woodbury (NJ) Police Department and the Rutgers University Police (Camden Division). While serving at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Sr. Investigator Denmark was assigned to the Crime Scene Unit for over eleven years and was the lead Crime Scene investigator in hundreds of death investigations, including homicide and police-related shootings. In addition to his Crime Scene responsibilities, Denmark established countywide services for analog and digital surveillance videos.  In recognition, Sr. Investigator Denmark received numerous awards and commendations for his crime scene work as well as his contributions related to audio and video services. His investigations have resulted in hundreds of court appearances involving crime scene and video testimony. The technical services initiated by Denmark have been continued after his retirement by the newly-established High Tech Crimes Unit. John received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science in 1995 from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Camden Campus. He resides in Williamstown, New Jersey with his wife.
Dave Palmer
Before joining CSI, David Palmer served 25 years in law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department. Dave’s service to Middlesex County was diverse, providing him with vast experience across many areas of law enforcement. He began his career as a Corrections Officer with the Middlesex County Department of Corrections and then joined the Sherriff’s Office, where his responsibilities spanned court security, prisoner transport, the drunk driving task force and investigations and technical services. He was in charge of the County Communications Center and was the department TAC officer for eight years, providing radio, telephone and computer services for the Sheriff's Department, Prosecutor's Office, County Courts, Road Department, Health Department and the Middlesex County Area Wide Transportation System. Dave was a key member of the design team that worked with CSI to implement a Computer Aided Dispatch system for the Sheriff’s Department.

Judiciary/Legal Division:

John Emmerson-Bolt
With over 20 years in the Information Technology field before joining CSI, John Emmerson-Bolt’s diverse technical career has given him experience handling many aspects of software development, implementation and support. As a web developer, John developed and supported websites and software for various businesses. John also has experience as a business analyst and software engineer, as well as a manager of new business development for several software firms. Well-versed in many IT roles, John brings his comprehensive IT experience to CSI as he supports key CSI projects for the New Jersey Judiciary. John has implemented and supports the case and document management systems for the Supreme and Appellate courts, including the electronic filing component. He holds a BA degree from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. 
Jill Imperial
After serving 28 years with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Jill Imperial retired from public service and brought her vast experience to CSI. During her tenure with Monmouth County, Jill spent 12 years as a clerical supervisor in the Trial, Grand Jury and Investigation Divisions. She spent another 12 years in the Information Technology Unit, where she was the lead Case Management and Database Specialist, and her responsibilities included the development and management of their InfoShare system and the National Children’s Alliance (NCAtrak) Database system for the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center.   Her expertise in these systems as well as Microsoft Office, WordPerfect and the NJ Promis Gavel system led to the role of technology teacher. Jill has worked extensively with the law enforcement community and the NJ Superior and Municipal Courts. She resides in Neptune City, New Jersey with her family.

North Carolina Division:

Demetria Hall
With over 20 years of experience serving the North Carolina Judicial system, Demetria Hall, Account Executive for the North Carolina projects, draws on her extensive court experience in understanding client needs and providing coordination and support to CSI’s North Carolina clientele base. Demetria participates in user forums, provides training and delivers InfoShare documentation to her customers to help them fully utilize and experience the benefits of InfoShare.
 
As a former criminal paralegal, Demetria served as a deputy clerk responsible for the maintenance of official documents generated from court proceedings, rulings, criminal commitments and other judicial reports. Continuing her work in the private sector, Demetria was responsible for the management and coordination of the criminal workload cases for District, Superior and Federal Courts and served as a liaison between attorneys, investigators, court clerks, judges and other law enforcement agencies.

Sales & Marketing

Jan Bastien, Marketing & Sales Specialist
Jan Bastien brings strong government IT experience to CSI,  with a career spanning over 22 years of project management with the New Jersey Judiciary in addition to technical experience on Law & Public Safety projects. She served on many strategic planning committees and contributed to various Judiciary publications. Jan supported CSI’s NJ Supreme and Appellate Court projects and is currently a member of the Marketing and Sales Team. She is the editor of The InfoSharer, CSI’s company newsletter, creates marketing materials and web content and responds to government procurement opportunities.

Special Thanks to Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Henry Lee, Former Commissioner of Public Safety, State of Connecticut
Dr. Henry C. Lee, former Commissioner and Lab Chief of the Department of Public Safety for the State of Connecticut, is currently a distinguished professor at the University of New Haven, Chief Emeritus of Forensic Science Services of Connecticut, and the Director of the Institute of Forensic Research and Training Center. Dr. Lee came to national prominence as an expert witness during the O.J. Simpson trial. He has assisted law enforcement agencies throughout the US and abroad on special missions. A graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Dr. Lee also received a doctorate in biochemistry from New York University. He has also been awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Bridgeport University, the University of New Haven, St. Joseph's College, and William College Law School. Dr. Lee resides in Branford, Connecticut and his office is located at the University of New Haven.  You can contact Dr. Lee at www.henryleeinstitute.com