Who We Are

We believe in creating ethical and humane systems to address the incarceration and addiction epidemics

Years in the Business

We’ve grown to be more than just a randomized drug testing system.

Programs

Our solutions are used by drug courts, probation, parole, and TPAs.

States

From Florida to Washington; California to Maine, we’re there for you.

Our Story

In 2009, an acquaintance of future Reconnect CEO, Sam Hotchkiss, received a DUI. The process utilized outdated, phone-based systems, and Sam knew he could disrupt the industry. Early in the process he would meet Ed Larson, an investor with a long history in the telco industry. The two would go on to found Call2test, a revolutionary tool for automated and randomized drug court check-ins. 2018 would see the release of ConnectComply, an app-based tool for participants to check in with a selfie.

Sam saw another criminal justice market that needed disrupting; court-ordered monitoring. He asked the question “how do we replace bulky and stigma-inducing bulky ankle monitors?” and went on the rebuild them from the ground up. Launching in 2020, ConnectBands are lightweight, discreet, and easy to use.

Who We Are

Leadership

Sam Hotchkiss

Sam Hotchkiss

CEO, CO-FOUNDER

Sam has built and sold two successful tech companies, including Parka to Automattic in 2014. Sam combines technical skill with vision to identify markets and motivate teams.

Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

A senior executive with 20+ years in highly regulated industries, Jennifer brings extensive experience in strategy, operations, and reporting, alongside a passion for improving society.​

Melih Onvural

Melih Onvural

VP, Product

Melih built the OpenTok platform (sold to Telefonica), then helped lead the spinout of Odeko from SumAll. He is driven to build products that reduce the hidden costs in people’s lives.
Brooke Hamilton

Brooke Hamilton

VP, Experience

Brooke has a proven track record of creating enriched experiences within complex software, using data-driven design. An early employee at Certify, she’s skilled in using design to elevate growing companies.
John Murray

John Murray

VP, Sales

An experienced sales executive with a track record of identifying, hiring, and training talent and building sales organizations. John is also board Chairman of Maine Venture Fund.
Atiim B. Boykin

Atiim B. Boykin

DIRECTOR, CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Atiim was a co-founder and director of clinical case-management for the Young Adult Court (YAC), at the Felton Institute in San Francisco where he helped facilitate the creation of a therapeutic and restorative program for youths aged 18-25.

Kaitlyn Smith

Kaitlyn Smith

DIRECTOR, CLIENT SOLUTIONS

Kaitlyn combines her passion for advocacy of individuals in recovery from addiction and those facing collateral consequences from prior criminal charges and background in sales and business development.  She’s held previous roles in the medical, technology and addiction medicine fields.

Saket Vora

Saket Vora

VP, Hardware

Saket led hardware engineering on Apple Watch and previously worked on the iPod and iPhone. Saket is passionate about using wearables to improve lives.

Who We Are

Our Team

Mission & Values

We are experts in our field

Our mission is to revolutionize the criminal justice industry by providing technology to allow pretrial, probation, and parole to monitor their participants with less manpower at a lower cost. We believe that we can help solve the incarceration crisis and help break the cycle of revolving door prisons by applying modern technology to this industry.