Management Team

Mark Patterson, Chairman

Mr. Patterson has served as the Chairman since 2010.  Prior to joining Boomerang, Mr. Patterson served as Managing Director and the Head of Real Estate Global Principal Investments at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the real estate principal investing activities of Merrill Lynch.  Mark joined Merrill Lynch in April 2005 as the Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking and in 2006 also became the Co-Head of Global Commercial Real Estate which encompassed real estate investment banking, principal investing and mortgage debt.  Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mark served as Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Citigroup for 9 years.

James Gelly, CEO & Director

Mr. Gelly joined Boomerang as its CEO in 2015. Mr. Gelly has over 25 years' experience in global industrial and technology companies. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Constellium, Misys plc, Rockwell Automation, and Ingersoll-Rand. Prior to those roles, he occupied leadership positions at Honeywell International and General Motors.

George Gelly, Senior Vice President of Architecture & Software

Mr. Gelly joined Boomerang as its COO in 2015. Mr. Gelly has over 35 years' leadership experience across a broad spectrum of information technologies, including robotics, software and integration of complex systems. He was previously SVP & Chief Product Officer at ID Analytics, a division of LifeLock, Inc. Prior to that, he was Director of Product Delivery at Intuit's Consumer Group, which includes the TurboTax and Quicken brands. Previous responsibilities include IT leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group, Xerox, Staples, KPMG and Kurt Salmon.

Scott Shepherd, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Scott Shepherd has served as Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. Previously, he served as Plant Controller and Head of Human Resources at Boomerang from March 2011 to Dec 2011.  Mr. Shepherd served as CFO for Daifuku America Corporation/Eskay Corporation for 8 years.  He also served as corporate controller of the Komatsu Equipment Company.  Mr. Shepherd has 15 years of management experience, 13 years of expertise in global, high technology, manufacturing, distribution, and led four successful mergers throughout his career.  He has earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Utah and a B.A. in Accounting and a minor in Japanese also from the University of Utah.

Alan Buhler,  Vice President of Software & Control

Mr. Buhler joined Boomerang as its VP of Software in 2015. He has deep experience in consumer software, customer experience, and large software systems. He recently served as VP of Product Development for nPruv, a startup which helped people find medical studies and clinical trials. Before that he was Director of Software for Intuit, leading the TurboTax and Quicken software development groups. With Intuit and nPruv he led agile development of mobile, tablet, web, and desktop applications and services..

Chris MulvihillDirector & Co-Founder

Mr. Mulvihill joined Boomerang as its President in 2007, and has led Company to complete the world's first automated self storage system, as well as the devlopment of its revolutionary RoboticValet parking technology.  Prior to joining Boomerang, Mr. Mulvihill served as the Director of Business Development for the Golf Division of The Active Network, which purchased Tee Time King, Inc., a Internet-base tee time reservation system, which he founded in 2002 and grew to become the largest provider of golf reservation software systems to municipalities in the US.  Chris earned his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.


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Boomerang Systems, Inc. is the U.S.-based designer of the patented RoboticValet, manufactured in Fort Pierce, Florida. Where other suppliers simply copy and iterate, Boomerang innovates.

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