DroneHive is the leading provider of expert services for aerial data collection.
We help corporations collect accurate aerial data, enabling them to make better and more efficient operational decisions. By using DroneHive to develop and manage aerial data collection, corporations don’t have to waste time trying to understand complex drone rules, regulations and safety.
Aerial data collection is especially useful in construction, energy, security, insurance, civil engineering, agriculture, real estate and property management – all industries that do inspection and surveillance regularly. DroneHive has been working with a major global technology company, a national industrial equipment firm, the world’s second largest solar company and many other organizations.
Based near San Francisco, DroneHive is led by CEO Paul Huish and aerial operations leader Devin Hedrick, who is a pioneer in using drones for commercial applications. With a nationwide network of 500 professional drone consultants and operators, DroneHive is ready to help corporations integrate aerial data collection into their business models.
Paul founded DroneHive in 2016 to fill the need that corporations have for professional drone expert services. He has more than a dozen years of experience in resource management in technical contract labor and staff augmentation, most of it for multinational corporations in heavily regulated industries. At DroneHive, he is responsible for company strategy and business operations. He also oversees the sales and marketing teams.
Prior to founding DroneHive, Paul helped build a global resource management firm supporting the highly-regulated drug and medical device manufacturing companies. In his eight years at Validant, he helped build it from a start-up to more than a $100 million in annual revenue. He is an expert at helping clients manage resources and create jobs without a long-term commitment during periods of uncertain growth.
Paul holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Lehigh University and started his career as an financial analyst on Wall Street. He is a certified remote pilot and spends his free time with his wife and son enjoying the outdoors.
Senior Vice President, Aerial Operations
Devin has ten years of drone operations experience and is a pioneer in using unmanned aerial systems for commercial applications. He ensures that DroneHive delivers superb professional services to its clients.
In 2009, Devin founded Hover Effect and used remotely controlled single-rotor helicopters to lift cameras, thereby creating some of the first real estate marketing videos using drones. His work caught on and he was hired for many different types of aerial filming for television and films. He and his team were nominated for an Emmy Award for their work on “Polar Bears: Ice Bear” in 2013. He also worked with Oscar-winning director, Louie Psihoyos, on “Racing Extinction” and most recently worked on “An Inconvenient Sequel” with former Vice President Al Gore. In addition, he has been hired to shoot marketing content for commercial real estate firms, architectural firms and solar companies, among many others.
Devin is a sport pilot and was one of the first to obtain a Section 333 exemption, as well as a Part 107 certification. He grew up building remote controlled cars, boats and planes, and has always had an affinity for engineering. While studying for a graduate degree in film-making at the Academy of Art, he realized that he could incorporate his lifetime hobby into his career. He has an undergraduate degree in business from Southern Methodist University.
Business Development Manager
Dave Hill has led sales and business development teams for almost 20 years. Prior to joining DroneHive, he was founder and CEO of Internet Marketing Inc., a lead-generation company that he led for seven years. In that capacity, he worked with business owners to increase their sales and, in turn, generate new revenue. At DroneHive, he is in charge of business development and sales.
Prior to Internet Marketing, Inc., Dave was in software sales at Altima Technologies and generated over $3 million in revenue in less than four years, more than doubling the company's sales. Before that, he worked in business development at Career Education Corporation, Bally Total Fitness, Farmer Brothers Coffee and TruGreen Chemlawn.
Dave has a strong background in client service and is always excited to teach his corporate clients how to use drones to enhance their revenues.
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DroneHive is the best resource management partner for DaaS companies. By giving you access to our network of premier operators, we enable you to more easily penetrate all markets across North America. Only the most professional operators will be representing your brand and we guarantee the quality of our work.
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