What We Do
We are dedicated to bringing cost-effective educational technology solutions to our valued customers. GORILLAdigital embraces the importance of developing solutions that can hold up to the rigors of the education market and offer a strong value proposition at the same time. We feel a strong responsibility to balance the profit motive with helping to conserve education budgets which come from the public.
Our company has engaged with numerous educational institutions in collaborative projects to help solve edtech problems. These projects have involved central admin staff, teachers, and senior management, and have given birth to all the products we have launched over the past 18 years.
Product Development & Innovation
GORILLAdigital has been involved in several edtech product development & innovation projects, including:
- Integrated Security for the iMac
- Laptop Cart Product Development
- Patent for Printer Lock
- Patents for Mobile & Secure Multimedia Cart
- Tablet Stand
- Networking Devices
Who We Are
Christopher Meyer, President & CEO
Allan Kaiser, VP Operations
John Shin, VP Network Solutions
Allen Feldman, Director of CTE Services
GORILLAdigital is committed to making a difference with At-Risk Youth. We see two sides to the at-risk youth situation, students in disadvantaged situations who may not have support at home, and students from any background that have difficultly with the pressure and stress in coping with the rigors of today’s K12 education system.
For the past three years, GORILLAdigital’s senior management has been volunteering at juvenile facilities, mentoring residents and giving them an opportunity to be heard. We’ve learned that many students who have gotten into trouble with the law became disengaged in school and saw little hope on their horizon. However, Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs provide an answer. CTE programs engage students in hands-on training in a wide array of fields from auto tech, to culinary and digital media. Faculty focus on teaching real-world, cutting edge curriculum and students can earn industry certifications that lead to job opportunities upon graduation. If you visit a CTE program, you will see for yourself a much higher level of excitement and engagement by students and faculty.
In California, CTE programs are organized under the California Partnership Academies (CPAs) and state law requires that each academy recruit businesses to be involved in the programs. GORILLAdigital is supporting this by offering to conduct business partnership development at no charge for CTE programs in districts that standardize on GORILLAdigital Optics for a two-year period. The free service will involve recruiting businesses to provide job shadowing, internships, guest speakers, site tours, etc. and each engagement will include a kick-off meeting to establish the scope of work, and a summary meeting to discuss results. For more details on this exciting opportunity, see the CTE section (link to this page) on this web site.
GORILLAdigital is also partnering with Reliant, an Orange County company in the business of helping students transition to rewarding career paths, to form a non-profit called BrightSeed. BrightSeed will address the problem of approximately 50% of K12 students in Santa Ana who are academically failing with after-school programs that focus on acculturation, English language training using the performing arts, and life skills training; the non-profit will also provide scholarships for assessments and career coaching for students across Orange County to help them identify their passions and talents and start taking steps toward a career that leverages each students’ God-given genius. Keep an eye on the CTE Blog on this web site form more information on these efforts.
Christopher Meyer founded GORILLAdigital’s parent company, SecurityWorks, Inc. in 2000 as a product design and business development consulting firm to take advantage of the trend toward laptop use in schools. Chris’ vision panned out as he helped a Midwest manufacturer ride the laptop cart wave and quadruple their sales in six years. The company evolved into a products business after Chris engaged in several projects with California school districts. A principal from Brea Olinda Unified School District, Kelly Kennedy, was looking for a multimedia cart that could accommodate document cameras, projectors, and laptops in her school and asked us if we could help. Six months later, with input from scores of teachers & administrators from Brea Olinda, Garden Grove Unified and Cupertino Union District, a new product was born. In another project, visionary educators from Palm Springs Unified and Santa Barbara Unified collaborated with our company on a solution to help teachers use tablets more productively. The 1-to-1 revolution provided a respite for Chris to explore At-Risk Youth issues and consider the next phase of GORILLAdigital’s activity which promises to bring exciting new opportunities.
Chris also founded AsiaGlobal, an international business development company, in 2000 and over the past 18 years the company undertook projects including: a trade & investment promotion project for the U.S. territories in Micronesia; establishing the Irvine Chamber of Commerce’s first ever international business program; assisting USC’s Marshall School of Business to develop alliances with USG international agencies such as the Export Import Bank & the Trade Development Agency; and advising the Orange County Visitors & Convention Bureau on the China market.
Mr. Meyer was Vice President of Sales & Marketing of AnchorPad, a California-based computer accessories manufacturer, based in Cypress, CA. At AnchorPad, Chris emailed Steve Jobs about an idea to integrate physical security into MACs to save schools money. Ten days later he was invited to Apple where Jony Ive revealed a prototype of the iMac and offered an exclusive to design the solution.
Chris was also a senior consultant with the site selection firm, PHH Fantus, establishing the China Practice Area for the firm while heading projects including Singapore-Suzhou Township, Caterpillar China (Xuzhou) and American Colloid.
He served in the U.S. Government, as Senior Associate for Asia at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington, DC. As a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps, Chris was responsible for the design and oversight of high-profile OPIC Missions to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, eastern Germany, Portugal and Micronesia. He received the President’s award for marketing excellence and served as OPIC’s representative on the inter-agency Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee.
Chris started his business development career with the US Fortune 500 consumer products company, UST, Inc. and trained in Canada before relocating to Hong Kong where Chris became Business Development Manager for the Asia-Pacific Region. For five years, Chris recruited distribution partners across the region and collaborated with them on sales & marketing strategy as the Asia region grew to become the largest in UST’s international division.
Mr. Meyer received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from George Washington University and an MBA in international business from the University of Southern California. He served as USC’s IBEAR alumni club president in Southern California (2000-2004 & 2012-2016). He also served on the Southern California District Export Council (DEC), and George Washington University’s Luther Rice Society Advisory Council. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and has lived and worked throughout the Asia-Pacific region throughout his career. Mr. Meyer resides in Fountain Valley, CA with his wife and three college-age children.