Covington Tech Company, OffenderWatch, Announces Hires and Promotions
NEW ORLEANS – OffenderWatch recently announced hirings and promotions in a press release. OffenderWatch is a Covington-based technology company that offers solutions for law enforcement related to the sex offender registry. They are the leading partner for law enforcement in the U.S. using their technology to manage sex offenders.
Tim Basonic was hired as the vice president of IT. Basonic has more than 25 years of executive management, project management, software security, database design, network administration, information architecture, application development, database deployment and management experience in his roles in the private IT sector, as well as in his time in the military. As VP of IT, he coordinates projects from discovery to delivery of current IT solutions, walking in partnership with his clients through risk analysis, requirements gathering, communications, training and maintenance. Having managed more than 100 projects, he is able to implement and manage large, multi-site teams and complete complex project life cycles. Basonic and his wife founded a non-profit girls softball organization geared towards helping to give underprivileged girls who have athletic talent a chance to showcase their skills and abilities to college level recruiters.
John Strain was promoted to the director of sales position. Strain has worked with Watch Systems for nearly a decade, starting in business development and working his way up to Director of Sales. He has overseen national sales from local to statewide strategic accounts for OffenderWatch, also helping to research and uncover state and local law enforcement challenges and solutions. Prior to his current role, Strain served as Assistant Branch Rental Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car where he received top honors in sales and setting new sales records. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in psychology.
Lionel Hanley was promoted to the director of marketing position. Hanley has more than 25 years of experience in software product marketing, sales and project management. He joined Watch Systems and OffenderWatch in 2014 as a project manager, ensuring technology projects were on-time and under budget for new state clients. He was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2019, where he oversees all marketing efforts for the company. By working closely with state and internal IT resources, Hanley helps OffenderWatch’s software-as-a-service solutions bring immediate efficiencies and assurance of continued compliance to state customers. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in biochemistry.