Our Management Team

Partners In Your Success

M. Erik Mueller

President

Grasp Technologies, Inc.

Erik Mueller, President and CEO of Grasp Technologies, Inc., is a leading expert in the field of travel technology. He and his team at Grasp have created countless solutions for travel agencies worldwide to improve productivity, generate revenue and dominate their competition.

He was responsible for creating the first automated graphic reporting system for the travel industry and is considered the foremost expert on data consolidation and visualization in the Travel Industry space. Recently he released the first tablet compatible business intelligence tool for managing travel data.

In addition to serving as President and CEO of Grasp Technologies, Inc., he also manages Creative Computer Resources, a high-end IT services firm; is serving his fifth year as a board member of the San Diego Business Travel Association; and frequently contributes to articles for numerous industry publications and blogs.

Dave M. Lukas

Vice President

Grasp Technologies, Inc.

Dave has worked with Grasp since late 2005 – first as an investor in Grasp and then in the VP role. Dave has unique experience in working with over 3000 businesses in various roles in sales and sales management, most notably with Paychex, Inc. He is also an experienced entrepreneur – creating 5 other profitable ventures. He is the architect of Grasp’s sales and go-to market strategies and is responsible for the strategic growth of Grasp. He works closely with Erik every day to provide the best services and solutions to Grasp clients.

Dave is also an accomplished author and is a contributor to Forbes online.

Dave holds a BA in Business Management and Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College and lives with his wife in Columbus, Ohio.

Rick George

Vice President

Global Emerging Markets and Enterprise Divisions

Rick George leads the Global Emerging Markets and Enterprise divisions at Grasp, both of which are focused on businesses and countries with high-growth potential and challenging data environments. As a member of the company’s Executive Team, he is responsible for the company’s increasing development and expansion efforts into high-growth, emerging markets at home and abroad.

Rick has over 22 years of sales leadership experience in payroll, software, printing and technology. He has extensive experience leading, coaching and developing sales teams with a strong record of growing and broadening entrepreneurial business within established companies. His passionate approach to exceptional customer service and support has earned him recognition from both internal and external clients.

He earned a BS in Liberal Arts from the University of Kansas. Rick has been a proud member of the Georgia Business Travel Association since 2007, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and serves as the Programs Director. He and his wife, Susan, live near Atlanta and actively support the performing arts and community outreach projects.

Patti Van Stone

Director of Client Services

Grasp Technologies, Inc.

Patti Van Stone is Director of Client Services at Grasp. She manages the support teams, oversees the day-to-day operations and is client liaison for new and existing clients. She has over 27 years of experience in the travel industry. Patti started by booking travel reservations and worked her way up to handling the bookkeeping and finance end of the business and management. Over the years, she has gained valuable knowledge of the GDS systems and back office systems and is also a TRAMS Certified Consultant.

Although she has worked in travel for many years, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Psychology and is certified as a Gang Specialist. Patti lives with her significant other of 20 years, Michael, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a true animal lover and has 2 dogs and 4 cats who she calls her “Kids.”