Where We Started

FORT grew out of another robotics company that had a focus on landmine clearance technology. After 10 years of working on one of the world's most dangerous applications, our founder saw a need for that same kind of durable, rigorous, military-grade safety in other fields, such as warehousing, construction, agriculture. In 2018, FORT Robotics was founded to empower more companies to adopt autonomous systems by making it safer and easier.

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Our Impact

Today, FORT works with hundreds of companies, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and leaders in robotics and AI development all over the world.

We work with a broad range of industries—including warehousing, construction, transportation, manufacturing, last-mile delivery, and more—to streamline team efficiency and orchestrate smart machine functionality while thwarting safety risks and security breaches at every turn.


Our Values 

Deliver Customer Experience Worthy of Loyalty
We commit to our customers, who trust us with their safety.
Own Your Priorities
FORT employees are empowered and understand how their role fits into the larger picture and company goals.
Think Out Loud
At FORT, the best ideas win, not the loudest. We expect our employees to speak up and share down.
Accomplish the Impossible
Creating a new category requires curiosity and the belief in making the impossible possible.
Build Together
Our team succeeds together. We collaborate frequently and eagerly.

Leadership Team

Samuel Reeves

Founder and CEO

Nathan Bivans

Chief Technology Officer

Rico Gardaphe

Chief of Staff

Sarah Keim

Head of People

Nivedita Ojha

VP, Product

Julie Prex

Director, Marketing

Doug Riffle

VP, Customer Success

John Schaefer

VP, Engineering

Jim Spivey

VP, Finance & Operations

Join a team of dedicated professionals committed to transforming smart machine safety and security.

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