Accelerating The Future
of Learning

Who We Are

HTX Labs is a fully remote, immersive learning software company, that values collaboration and innovation as key drivers to achieving our mission to accelerate the future of learning.

Our team of dedicated and experienced artists, developers, engineers, and strategists work together to produce and deliver immersive learning software solutions and content development services to maximize operational efficiency, improve safety, and modernize critical training across the defense industry and commercial enterprises.

HTX Labs Origin Story

In 2017, HTX's Co-Founders saw an opportunity to leverage innovative immersive technologies to transform critical training.

While working at Station Houston, a former startup accelerator based in Houston, Texas, the EMPACT Immersive Learning Platform was developed to address the challenges experienced in bringing immersive technologies like Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality, collectively referred to as Extended Reality or XR, to the Department of Defense and Enterprise customers.

Over the past six years, HTX has enhanced and optimized EMPACT to offer a suite of capabilities that enable users to create, deploy, measure, and sustain immersive assets, content, and training programs to deliver hands-on learning opportunities anytime, anywhere, on any device, with anyone, at scale.

Our Purpose


To become the platform of choice for delivering immersive learning at scale for the Department of Defense and broader Defense Industry.



Accelerate the future of learning, transforming traditional training methods through XR technologies to align with the way people actually learn.

  • Dedicated to doing great things for our customers and partners
  • Resilient as pioneers in delivering immersive learning to the workforce
  • Courageous as we approach every challenge as an opportunity
  • Integrity to achieve a high Say:Do ratio with our constituents
  • Humble to serve as responsible stewards of our mission

Meet Our Leadership Team

Scott Schneider

CEO & Head of Growth

Scott brings over 35 years of leadership experience in commercial software development and enterprise
technology to HTX Labs. Scott has a history of entrepreneurship having founded and served in various leadership roles for several technology startup companies. In his role at HTX, Scott has direct responsibility for the sales organization, strategic partnerships, investor relations and corporate direction.

Chris Verret

President & CTO

Chris brings over 20 years experience in enterprise software design, development, and delivery to the
HTX Labs. Chris has been on the front line of technical teams for multiple software startup companies, including a successful exit with a previous tech organization. Chris provides the voice of the customer and leads all efforts associated with envisioning and delivering HTX's product offerings to our customers.

Darcie Durham


Darcie joined HTX as the first VP of Operations. Prior to this role, she held key leadership positions across Aerospace and government relations, previously serving as Senior Regional Director for National Strategy and Engagement for The Boeing Company, Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and managed the civil space government relations portfolio for Orbital Sciences Corporation.

Ashleigh Lenamond

VP of Marketing

Ashleigh brings over 13 years experience in Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Communications, Consumer Research, Brand, and Public Relations positions across global energy, data, and consulting service companies. Ashleigh leads the strategic positioning, differentiation, messaging, and brand initiatives for HTX Labs with increased focus on accelerating the awareness, usage, and adoption of the EMPACT portfolio within new and existing markets.

CJ Hale

VP of Immersive Solutions

CJ brings a wealth of experience having served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Acquisition Officer, Flight Test Engineer and Strategic Planner. Prior to this role, CJ was HTX Labs Director of Programs where she led government and industry multi-functional teams through concept development to execution, and integration of emerging technologies into innovative solutions for the Department of Defense. In this new position, CJ is responsible for content creation design, production, and program management.

Greg Shaw

VP of Product

Greg Shaw is the newly appointed Vice President of Product at HTX Labs, spearheading initiatives focused on advancing EMPACT. In his prior role within the Emerging Technology group at Starbucks, Greg played a crucial role in establishing fundamental principles for harnessing emerging technology to tackle current challenges and foresee future use cases. With a track record of success, he established a software-as-a-service business specializing in logistics and inventory management for independent breweries. Greg brings two decades of experience in the video game industry, collaborating with both top-tier and independent studios.

A Career at HTX Labs

We're a fully remote company with our headquarters located at The Ion Houston, the central location for the Houston Innovation Ecosystem. At HTX Labs, you'll experience the dedication and hard work of serious game makers, strategists, and technologists within a casual, yet professional environment that fosters teamwork and creative problem solving.

Our company benefits include:

  • comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits
  • unlimited paid time off
  • 9 paid company holidays
  • flexible work hours

Technology Partners and Integrations

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