About Mysticetus

Mysticetus is redefining the way teams observe, protect, and manage operations near protected marine wildlife.

Meet the Team

Dave and Paul

Dave Steckler

Founder, Chief Executive Offer

Dave has been a high-level professional programmer for over 30 years. Dave’s work has ranged from video games, forestry management technology, GPS mapping, and many years with Microsoft Research working on huge-scale data systems. Dave has founded numerous startups. In the 90’s he was co-founder of Nobeltec where he invented many of the systems used to navigate vessels worldwide. In the early 2000’s CENav pushed the limits of pre-smartphone handheld computing devices. With Mysticetus, Dave’s latest entrepreneurial foray into environmental management brings to bear all his previous experience from mapping/GPS, computer networking, big data and cloud storage.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. In his spare time Dave is likely splitting his time between cycling, endurance horseback riding, flying his airplane, and rock climbing.


Paul Donlan

Chief Operations Officer

Paul spent the first half of his career developing simulation software for flight trainers. The next half of his career has been involved in learning and driving all things software development from soup to nuts – applications, operating systems, and cloud infrastructure. This has encompassed everything from requirements gathering, software specification writing, project scheduling, budgeting, release management, team management, security, back-end services design, and customer evangelism and sales.

Paul is a graduate of Kansas University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Hobbies include: snow skiing, backpacking, refereeing soccer, and flying a small airplane.


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