We are

First Due is passionate about ensuring public safety agencies around North America can take a giant leap forward in how information is used to plan for incidents, increase survivability, and derisk communities. By delivering a platform for collaboration and sharing, we are bridging the deadly information gap end-to-end, always keeping in mind the way First Responders and Emergency Managers work today.

Our Leadership

Our Leadership provides a wealth of experience across the First Due organization. Our platform requires skills and expertise across technology, data, public sector, construction and of course the Fire Service - that is the exact makeup of our leadership team.

Andreas Huber


Andreas, co-founder of First Due, has 8 years of experience providing innovative technology solutions to the Public Sector. Today, he is proud to be leading the team at First Due with the first solution to bridge the deadly information gap our first responders face. By arming our first responders with the data and information they need, better and faster decisions are made. Andreas graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A.

Rami El Choufani

COO, Head of Product

Rami, a native of Sydney, Australia, has 5 years of Enterprise SaaS sales experience, spending most of this time selling new products to new markets. He studied and worked as a Mechanical Engineer before transitioning to software in 2010. He graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a B. Engineering, B. Finance and Diploma in Engineering Practice. Rami leads Operations and Product at First Due as COO.

Chin Kuo


Chin Kuo is an experienced, hands on technical business manager with 25+ years of leadership experience. Chin also has experience in the management of technical products and development teams, as well as knowledge in the extensive data/storage industry. He initiated and established the first large offshore software development team in Beijing, China (400+ people) for Computer Associates.

Kevin Collier

National Director of Sales

Kevin has a careers worth of experience within the Fire Service. Beginning as a First Responder with South Metro Fire in Colorado, Kevin later moved into a sales leadership position within the technology partners that serve Firefighters nationwide at Zoll and High Plains. Kevin's focus is always on delivering value for boots on the ground - keeping those in harm's way safer, ensuring they're more confident during response and that they can trust their technology when an emergency strikes.

Michael Hefeitz

Director of Client Success

Michael Heifetz, founder of Data Chief (acquired by First Due in 2019) and Captain at the Bedford Hills Fire Dept, is dedicated to the massive technological leap forward that First Due is apart of within American Public Safety. Michael's experience as a First Responder defines his team's approach to First Due's responder focus client success department, guaranteeing real-world necessities drive product and adoption in the field.

Ron Kanter

Head of Growth

Ron Kanter's passions lie in helping organizations scale explosive growth. At First Due, Ron leads the Marketing and Sales Development Organizations as well as working with customers to consult towards the success of First Due Community Connect outreach efforts. Ron believes that true sales and marketing is always focused on delivering true authenticity throughout any initial interaction an agency has with the company.

Daniel Paolino

Director of Deployment and Optimization

Dan’s organization makes First Due work with incredible precision, reliability, and complexity. As Director of Integration, Dan sees the big picture, as well as the minute details within every First Due client account, strengthening the value that end users and Fire Agency leadership see from implementation of the platform. Dan brings a careers worth of knowledge to ensure First Due works just as hard as the First Responders who rely on it.

Our Investors

We successfully partnered with key angel groups and individuals in early 2016 to provide financing and support to the organization. The ultimate goal of these partnerships is to ensure we provide the best service and support to our customers and continuous innovation of the platform. We have the backing and the team to provide solutions for the smallest village to the largest city.
Born and and headquartered in New York, First Due is built by people from across the globe. At home in the US, we stretch from coast-to-coast with team members in Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Washington, Florida, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and California.