Jack Tilton – The CEO of Orpheus is known for his ability to bail out companies in trouble, though not everyone who works at the company appreciates his presence. He replaced Bob Jackson after the former founder died unexpectedly.
George Oliver – A former client of JDG Cryogenics, Oliver serves as the Chairman of Orpheus Group. His influence on the company is thanks to JDG’s practice of taking over clients assets and using them to buy shares of stock in the company. Oliver, through this process, became one of the main shareholders, and eventually took over his present position.
Anne Del Greco – A board member and one of the founders of JDG Cryogenics. She maintains an interest in the “traditional occult,” though not necessarily a belief.
Jane Kennedy – Another board member, Kennedy is unofficially known as the “mother of all sleepers.” It was her experiences in cryonic suspension that lead Orpheus into the projection field; whether she can still project outside of the cradle is unknown. Like Oliver, she is also a major stockholder.
Bob Jackson – The other co-founder of JDG Cryogenics, Jackson served as its CEO until his untimely death in 1996. While the cause of his death is classified as a heart attack.
These are the professionals who perform duties ranging from ordinary calls to direct contact with the recently departed and about everything in between. Consultants travel throughout North America in teams of three to seven. In emergency situations, the teams can be configured to be larger.
1. Project Leaders: Project Leaders are responsible for tracking individual Consultants , activities, time billing and expense tracking, and similar work. Project Leaders sometimes enter the field, but many work from the Orpheus Group HQ remaining in contact with the team by phone and email.
2. Lead Investigators: Head up the field project teams which also include the Training Team to show new consultants what the in’s and out’s of field duty entails. The Consulting groups are led by Senior Vice President Bradford Negley
Led by SVP Margaret Burns, this group is split between two sections.
1. Operating Teams: consist of four departments: Print, TV, Radio and News Media. They handle all manner of information, PR, press statements etc.
Informational Team: Covers the software Orpheus field team uses from EVP software, communication devices and other custom built applications the Orpheus Group solely and exclusively. Of these communication programs is the most intriguing and highly experimental Eurydice Division ghost/AI ghost Eurydice. She is blip level ghost whom is part of the communication software program field teams will use in certain situations. Eurydice Division director John Michael Caine. Eurydice is able to use inhabit horror is incredible degree even without completely comprehending her own existence much like blips.
The heart of the Orpheus Group , the Engineering department is led by Junior Vice President Dr. Enid Farquand. She is responsible for field equipment innovations and the most important part of cryogenics systems. When s client it either prepared for cryo freeze or awakening from cyro freeze, She is in charge of the transition. She developed the new sleepers chamber which reduces the times of a sleeper entering their death state as well as safer recitation. She has made a landmark hire in Hideo Sito, a japanese engineering genius who rebuilt the PLE monitor to be able to sustain a longer battery life than the previous 30 minutes to 8 hours.
Chief Physician Murthy Chandrawati runs the medical division of Orpheus. They work closely with Engineering to insure the IC teams are well taken care of as well as all ghost activity can be catalogued as well.
SVP Nicholas Panagiotatos runs the humans resources and legal team that handles the buffering between Leadership Branch and the rest of Orpheus.
Accounting and Finances
CFO Elizabeth Brandels handles are the matters of financial investments, payments and relationships with clients.
JDG Cryogenics (short for Jackson-Del Greco) was the name of a cryonics firm that offered a chance for people with terminal diseases to be cured. It was founded in 1986 by Anne Del Greco and Bob Jackson, two visionaries who believed that cures for several major diseases and disorders were right around the corner, and that they could successfully freeze and revive those awaiting these cures who might not live otherwise. While their ideas were viable, neither had enough capital to start the project. Jane Kennedy, a wealthy woman suffering from a number of incurable tumors, heard of their efforts and offered her financial backing. Del Greco and Jackson quit their day jobs and began the research in earnest.
Eventually, they managed to create a viable means of successfully freezing and reviving a human for treatment. Their first client was their financial backer. Kennedy was placed in cryonic suspension, followed by several other wealthy clients, including George Oliver.
Five years later, medical science had progressed to the point that the tumors Kennedy suffered from could be treated successfully. Kennedy was summarily thawed out and treated. While she had been frozen, her assets had been invested back into the company under an agreement with JDG, and when she came back to life, she found she owned a quarter of the company.
She also brought some intriguing information to Del Greco and Jackson’s attention. She reported on at least three occasions while in suspension she had somehow left her body and observed what was going on around her. She also mentioned conversing with ghosts and witnessed conversations going on in what was thought to be “secure” areas. When she was able to prove the information she overheard was in fact correct and could not have been known unless she was present, the two company owners realized they were sitting on an Earth-shattering breakthrough.
At this point, several other clients, including Oliver, had been successfully revived and treated, and like Kennedy owned substantial shares of the company; in fact, combined they held more than the company’s founders. What’s more, many of them reported undergoing experiences similar to Kennedy’s. Kennedy convinced them that JDG should investigate further into the “astral projection” that they had undergone, and the history (and money) they would make if it proved to be viable. The group agreed, and shortly thereafter, the company was renamed and reformed into the Orpheus Group.
Orpheus Group began as JDG Cryogenics in 1986, a firm specializing in freezing and caring for the bodies of the terminally ill so they could be safely revived when a cure for their condition was found. Through Jane Kennedy’s experiences, Orpheus discovered some of their clients were actually able to eject their spirits from their body and then return without any ill effects.
Seeing great potential in this unusual side effect and spurred on by stockholders Kennedy and Oliver, JDG decided to reform the company to take advantage of the growing projection field. They became the Orpheus Group in 1994.Wanting to experiment more with these sleepers, they sought contact, by way of government sponsers with the NSA to aid them in their studies which led the way to projection by people whom have had near death experiences or have died.