Accelerating The Future
of Learning

Who We Are

HTX Labs is a fully remote, fast-growing, commercial software company, who 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 hardware agnostic, high-fidelity virtual reality experiences, low/no-code immersive learning tools, and a secure, cloud-based deployment infrastructure to help modernize training, increase talent development, and build resilience and readiness.

HTX Labs Origin Story

In 2017, HTX's Co-Founders saw an opportunity to leverage innovative technologies to revolutionize and humanize critical response 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 to Enterprise customers.

Over the past five years. HTX has enhanced and optimized EMPACT to offer a suite of capabilities that enable users to create, scale, and sustain cost-effective immersive learning programs to deliver hands-on learning opportunities anytime, anywhere, on any device, at scale.

Our Purpose


Transform current training methods across the Department of Defense and commercial enterprise to align with how people learn.



Accelerate the future of learning, employing immersive technologies and high-fidelity simulations to elevate the level of proficiency and preparedness of the next-generation workforce.

  • Committed to doing great things for our customers and partners
  • Resilient as pioneers in bringing immersive learning to the enterprise
  • Courageous as we approach every challenge as an opportunity
  • Accountable to customers, teammates and company
  • Humble to serve as responsible stewards on this startup journey
  • Adaptable as immersive technology continues to evolve
  • Integrity to achieve a high Say:Do ratio with our constituents

Meet Our Leadership Team

Scott Schneider

CEO & Co-Founder

Scott brings over 35 years of leadership experience in commercial software development and enterprise technology to the organization. Scott has a history of entrepreneurship having founded and served in 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 & Co-Founder

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

Ashleigh Lenamond

Vice President of Marketing

Ashleigh brings over 12 years experience in Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Communications, Research, and Public Relations positions across global energy, data, and consulting service companies. Ashleigh leads the strategic positioning, differentiation, messaging, and brand initiatives for HTX, with increased focus on accelerating the awareness and adoption of the EMPACT portfolio within new and existing markets.

Darcie Durham

Vice President of Operations

Darcie joined HTX as the company’s first Vice President 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.

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

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Technology Partners and Integrations

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