Jacob Gostl

Before becoming one of the founders of The Project Gideon Company, Mr. Gostl was Vice-President and co-founder of a software integration firm, with offices in Manhattan and Baltimore. In his 30 years with the company, Mr. Gostl either developed or managed the development of new and specialized software for industries as diverse as financial, health care, fashion, media and food. His involvement in projects runs from systems for mass producing graphs for technical and fundamental stock analysis, a screening system for automated stock selection, medical modeling of fluid transfer between the blood stream and the kidneys, collection and approval of payroll data for both a U.S. government defense contractor and a Fortune 500 company, biometric signature identification software (for deployment at nuclear weapons storage facilities), and programs to generate customized dress patterns for women on a commercial scale, along with companion software to provide billing and invoicing information.

Amongst the early users of the burgeoning field of “super-minis”, Mr. Gostl developed some techniques of memory and storage management that are now industry standards.

Jack Gostl was president of the Forest Hills Jewish Center from 2014-2017 and has been a member of the FHJC Board of Trustees since 2002. He served a term as vice-president in which he was responsible for the building infrastructure during which he undertook major improvements to the building’s heating, lighting, and security.

He is a director of The Forest Hills Jewish Center endowment fund.

In 2005 he was cofounder of The Guardian Project. The Guardian Project is a private, not-for-profit 401c3 corporation established to help secure and safeguard victims of rape, domestic violence, and other violent crimes. Its mission is to provide security and surveillance devices, such as gates, locks, video surveillance and cameras, free of charge, to qualified individuals, agencies, safe-houses, and shelters.

Jack was born in Manhattan, grew up in the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from the NYU School of Engineering with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering. After spending several years teaching at the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Jack co-founded ARGOS Computer Systems. In 2004, he founded TransVirtual Systems and in 2008 he founded Trusted Data Solutions. He has also published technical papers in several computer industry journals.