Who We Are

Alt Richmond Inc. (ARI) is a Toronto-based technology company focused on multimedia software applications (2D/3D graphics, video, and audio) for vertical markets on mobile, consumer and embedded devices.


Chris Brady, CEO & President

ChrisChris's passion has been in identifying leading-edge software technologies, evaluating their market potential, and helping to build sustainable businesses with those technologies to become leaders in their respective markets.

After attending the University of Toronto (major in Computer Science; minor in Commerce), Chris worked as an independent programmer or “one-man band” through much of the 1980’s. In 1989, Chris joined ATI Technologies as one of the small core team charged with developing the software to support ATI’s first Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). While at ATI, Chris was tapped to create and manage the XGA GPU (Mach64) software group and the Windows NT software group. In 1994, Chris started ALT Software Inc. to provide 2D device drivers for GPUs and the major operating systems. After thirteen years and a name change, ALT Software morphed into a provider of multimedia device drivers and system-level software to multiple industries, most notably avionics and aerospace & defense, and dominates in this arena today. In January 2008, Chris transferred his day-to-day control of ALT Software to new management and in July 2008 officially left ALT Software to pursue new opportunities and get back to his “entrepreneurial roots”, while continuing to hold a majority stake in ALT Software.

Chris has refocused Alt Richmond to offer multimedia and middleware software solutions as well as to enable angel investing in emerging technology companies with a focus on providing strategic, operational, and technical capabilities.

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Lisa Brady, Director

LisaLisa Brady graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Legal Studies and received her Paralegal Certification with Honors from the University of San Diego. Lisa has worked at some of the largest technology companies in Silicon Valley, including Oracle, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Intuit, where she specialized in trademark and copyright law.

From 2004-2009, Lisa worked as an independent paralegal as well as offering other business management services to various worldwide clients. At ALT Software, Lisa was the Acting Director of Marketing and instrumental in building ALT’s brand and establishing many of ALT’s partnerships with RTOS and GPU/CPU vendors. After successfully recruiting a Director of Marketing from a partner RTOS company, Lisa became the Director of Legal Affairs. She was the “go-to” person on any legal-related issue, including negotiating and managing all types of contracts and relationships on behalf of ALT Software. She also worked as the Secretary for the Board of Directors, acted as the Stock Administrator, advised on HR-related issues, and assisted senior management with M & A activities. Lisa brings this wealth of experience to her current role at ARI and is also learning new skills in the areas of design and website development.

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