Meet Our Team

Keith Petty, CEO

  Keith received his Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Missouri in 1994.  Keith began his career in tool-making and product development in the plastics and aluminum industries.  After years in engineering, Keith continued his ‘passion to create’ in marketing and product development for Rubbermaid and Little Tikes Commercial Play Systems.  His vast experience in product management, development, and engineering created the perfect environment for successful multimillion dollar product lines, while leading product teams to successfully integrate new products at companies such as McDonald’s worldwide.  Keith moved from the corporate world to entrepreneurship and founded Midcom Technologies in 2003, which is headquartered in Farmington, Missouri. He has developed several successful start-up companies in technology and product development over the past 10 years. Keith resides in Farmington, Missouri, where he splits time with his family and his businesses.    

Lauren Anne Cole, Vice President/Sales

 12 years experience in high-end technology solutions and works as a Technology Integrator, specialized in video surveillance, access control and telecom.  KIDaccount welcomed Lauren to its founding team in 2017; she brings her significant experience in Homeland Security, Correctional Facility Security, Medical Facility Security and School Security to our team of experts.  Lauren holds an Honors BS Degree in the field of Economics, with a minor in statistics from Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida (Cum Laude / John R. Commons Award for Excellence in Research and Analysis). She attended the MBA program at Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver, before beginning her 12-year career focused on delivering innovate tech solutions to clients with security and communications needs. 

Robert Dickey, Software Engineer

 Robert has been developing a variety of software for over 12 years.  His experience with K-12 development has been a huge asset for the KIDaccount Product Development team.  Robert received his Computer Science degree in 2011 with a focus on software applications and industrial data networking.  He has developed many custom applications for commercial and enterprise level security and surveillance systems, along with integrated communication applications within the K-12 industry.  Robert resides in Farmington, MO and enjoys spending time with his family.