Deborah Simpson, Chairman of the Board
Deborah Simpson, Chairman of the Board and a Co-Founder of Gatekeeper Innovation, has been the primary driving force behind the company. An expert in directing strategic and developmental growth, Mrs. Simpson has taken numerous companies from start-up to successful public offering, and has served as advisor on more than $1 billion worth of M&A transactions with companies such as Adaptec, ARGO Systems, Auspex, and Kalpana. Prior to Gatekeeper Innovation, Mrs. Simpson was President & CEO of MetaSound, Inc. She raised $26 million in angel and venture funding for MetaSound. Prior to leading MetaSound, she was a Partner, COO & CFO of The Brenner Group, which focused on servicing many start-up organizations. Mrs. Simpson was also as Manager at Arthur Andersen, where she managed tax and consulting engagements for high technology companies. She has also raised more than $100 million in public offerings. Mrs. Simpson graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.B.A. in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Simpson has also co-founded a non-profit, EYE in America, which focuses on helping teens with addiction, bullying and teen suicide.
Joseph Simpson, Founder, Board Director and Chief Technical Officer
Joseph Simpson is the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Gatekeeper. Joseph manages product innovation and market development for Gatekeeper Innovation. He began to develop abuse-deterrent medication packaging during his senior year of high school after witnessing first-hand the danger and destruction of medication misuse and abuse. With persistence and dedication, Mr. Simpson has led the development of the Safer Lock’s prototypes and improvements in customer-responsive design. Mr. Simpson has received many awards including the SARTA Entrepreneur of the Year. His innovative solutions helped the Gatekeeper team win a national award for Top 5 Technology to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse. Mr. Simpson earned a degree in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento. He is involved in many charitable causes and serves as co-founder and VP of Marketing/Support Expert with EYE in America, a public charity focused on helping teens with addiction, bullying and teen suicide.
Nathan Langley, Co-Founder, Vice President Business Development
Nathan Langley is Co‐Founder and Vice President of Business Development at Gatekeeper Innovation. A thought leader on prescription medication misuse and abuse, Mr. Langley is a part of the National Pain Care Forum and the Abuse Deterrent Coalition, which collectively develop initiatives and drive legislation to improve pain care and reduce prescription drug abuse in the U.S. Mr. Langley received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from California State University, Sacramento. He was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as a 2016 “Top 40 Under 40” honoree.