Jonathan Shields PhD Co-Founded Navis LLC in 1988 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Shields is the Principal Architect of Navis' flagship product SPARCS. Prior to starting Navis, he served as an Engineering Consultant with Ship Research Incorporated where he participated in and directed a number of research oriented functions for shipping lines, the Navy, the offshore oil industry and government agencies. Beginning with consultation to American President Lines, Mr. Shields has been involved in the development of computer systems for the container transportation industry for 17 years. He serves as Member of Board of Managers of Navis LLC. Mr. Shields holds PhD, Masters and Bachelors degrees in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.