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The GCS Team

The Great Circle Systems team pairs IT expertise with extensive superyacht build, refit, and operations experience. Our unique combination of technical skill and yacht industry experience sets us apart from common marine electronics and software suppliers.

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Scott StrandScott Strand, President

Captain Strand is the President and founder of Great Circle Systems. He created the company's flagship yacht management software product, Triton Administrator, based on specifications provided by industry leading marine engineers, project managers, and superyacht captains.

The features of Triton Administrator are also informed by Scott's extensive knowledge of onboard computers and his deep understanding of vessel management gained over 10 years of practical experience working onboard superyachts, from deckhand to captain.

Scott works closely with Triton Administrator customers providing personalized training and data migration services, and often developing enhancements and new features based on their input. He has worked with captains, engineers, and project managers in refits and new builds at the finest shipyards in the world, including Feadship, Luerssen, Ocanco, Delta Marine, and many others.

Scott lives with his wife and son in the San Francisco bay area. He plays basketball whenever he gets the chance.

Darren MayheadDarren Mayhead, Chief Executive Officer

Darren joined the GCS team in 2006, bringing with him over 20 years of experience as a superyacht Chief Engineer and British Royal Navy Submarine Engineer.

Darren understands the unique needs of the superyacht industry. He is a yacht computer and network expert and has designed, installed, and maintained countless onboard marine networks and communications systems. Darren is leading Great Circle Systems' expansion into new markets and technologies, including Savant Audio Visual & Control systems.

When not traveling the world assisting GCS clients, Darren lives in the Southwest US with his wife and two children.

Geraint MorrisGeraint Morris, Senior Field Technician

Geraint has been a GCS team member since 2008. Working out of our Ft Lauderdale office, Geraint specializes in installation of VSAT and other marine communications systems and Triton Administrator installation and support. He is also a skilled computer and network engineer.

Geraint is professionally trained in in Sea Tel and MTN VSAT products and has taken classes in Savant systems. Before joining GCS, Geraint was a licensed Electrical Fitter/Mechanic Tradesperson registered in Australia. He then served as a superyacht Second Engineer, Electrical Engineer, and Chief Engineer for ten years. Geraint lives in South Florida with his wife and two sons.

Jay JonesJa-Ronn "Jay" Jones, Senior Systems Engineer

Ja-Ronn joined Great Circle Systems in 2010. His role includes installation and support of Cisco network switches and routers, Ruckus wireless LANs, Dell enterprise servers and network applications, and Avaya VOIP telephone systems.

Jay is also an expert in GCS' NAS3000 Optimizer bandwidth management appliance and is renowned for his commitment to superior customer support.

Prior to joining GCS, Jay led and assisted IT teams in banking, retail, and government sectors and has over 15 years of IT experience. Jay lives with his family in South Florida and works out of the Ft. Lauderdale office.

Kenneth ChirinosKenneth Chirinos, Field Technician

Kenneth came to Great Circle Systems in 2014. He brings 16 years of IT experience from the corporate, retail, and television fields. Since joining GCS, Kenneth has built a reputation for great customer service.

Kenneth holds a degree from Devry University in Network and Communications Management. He also has earned the following Internet technology certificates: A+, Server+, Network+, Information Technology Information Library, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Kenneth was born and raised in Miami, FL. When not working he enjoys dog training, collecting art, and practicing yoga.

Yomy AimesYomy Aimes, Office Manager

Yomy Aimes manages GCS's Fort Lauderdale office and is in charge of customer care and accounting. She has been involved in the South Florida yachting industry for 10 years and works collaboratively with GCS clients and team members to achieve a common goal.

Yomy is known for her high degree of customer service and for her unique ability to customize her approach to different personalities.

When not working, Yomy tries to keep up with her two active teenagers.