About

Platinum Geomatics, LLC was founded by three long time colleagues who hold the same professional values: Client Focus, Quality First, Commitment to Technology


Jeff Simmons

Jeff Simmons is Founding Partner with Platinum Geomatics. Prior to founding Platinum Geomatics, he spent the past 18+ years as Vice President and Vertical Leader with a national geospatial firm.

Jeff’s primary function with Platinum Geomatics is business development and strategic partnerships. He is also a registered photogrammetric land surveyor in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.

He likes golf, sporting clays, boating, and any sport in which the University of Georgia fields a team. He is married to Chris Robinson Simmons and they have two children, AveryBeth (22) and Will (18). AveryBeth is a recent graduate of Georgia College in Milledgeville where she studied Mass Communications and Public Relations. Will is a freshman at Erskine College in Due West, SC on baseball scholarship studying business.

Byron Freeman

Byron Freeman is a Founding Partner with Platinum Geomatics. Prior to founding Platinum Geomatics, he spent the last 16 years advancing through the Land Survey ranks to serve as the Land Survey Operations Manager for a national geospatial firm.

Byron is primarily responsible for leading Platinum’s Land Surveying Practice. He is a Registered Land Surveyor in Georgia.

Byron enjoys golf, backpacking, and any other activity that keeps him in the woods, however, his free time in recent years has been spent with his wife Robyn, and two sons, Will and Mason.

Michael Martin

Michael Martin is the President and Founding Partner with Platinum Geomatics. Prior to Platinum Geomatics, he spent 17+ years with a national geospatial firm as a Project Manager with an extensive technical background in photogrammetry and imagery.

Michael’s primary function with Platinum Geomatics is providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the founding partners to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He is Certified Photogrammetrist and is managing the photogrammetry and imagery practices.

Michael is a devoted family man who loves spending everyday life with his wife, Carla, and two young children, Mia (11) and Mateo (8). He spends most of his free time watching his kids play on the soccer fields and is an avid sports fan. He attempts to still play soccer, tennis, and golf when given the chance. Michael also loves to travel to Argentina and visit family.

the benefit each principal brings to the founding of Platinum Geomatics is our collective experience and network in the industry. We realize partnerships within our profession will be key to our success. We embrace the idea of coupling our expertise and experience with other quality service providers to respond to our clients’ needs.