Management

Gary Campbell CEO, Chairman  

Prior to his development of the VeriSmartPhone™ at Cytta Corp, Mr. Campbell was CEO of Rocketinfo which developed instant news delivery technology (rocketnews.com), prior to its sale. Previously as founder of ScreenPhone/ScreenMD he partnered with Samsung to develop software and reprogrammed Samsung’s Anyweb internet appliance to become the world’s first web based remote medical monitoring system.

While with Telemac (Rental Accounting) Corp. (TRAC), reprogrammed cellphone chipsets to create prepaid and rental mobile phones.  This MVNO technology was licensed to the current TRACfone prepaid mobile telephone company.  Mr. Campbell founded CanCall Cellular to introduce the Telemac technology to the cellular rental market.  Cancall became the largest US national provider of cellular rental services, and AT&T's exclusive national cellular rental administrator. Previously, Mr. Campbell funded, developed and listed International Verifact the developer of today’s ubiquitous electronic credit card verification terminal. 

Mr. Campbell is also serves the managing principal of the GMC Group which operates Unified Financial Inc. his family’s multi-generational investment arm. Mr. Campbell and his family office have personally developed, financed and or listed well over 100 technology companies.   Mr. Campbell has degrees in both Commerce and Law from the University of BC. www.linkedin.com/in/garymcampbell

Mr. Jerry L. Smith, Co-CEO

Mr. Smith is President and majority owner of Gateway Group, Inc., a M&A and investment banking firm specializing in manufacturing, distribution, and service companies since 1986. Mr. Smith is currently Chairman and CEO of Allegiant Lighting LLC, amanufacturer of efficient commercial LED lighting.

Previously Mr. Smith was the Managing Member of Abacus Capital, LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Smith served as Chairman and CEO of EndoBiologics, a biotech company; President and Director of BioPreserve, a medical device company; a Director of Centurion Technologies, an on-line web access software developer for instant data retrieval through “Smart Cards”; a Director of Inforetec, a global positioning system manufacturer; a Director of Digitec, a digital information systems operator and developer; a Director of Ask Rex, an interactive Internet travel service company; and CEO of EdgeMax Marketing, Inc., a multimedia company. 

Mr. Smith has been involved in over 300 successful transactions ranging from the sale of main street businesses to sales and mergers of multi-million dollar companies, and has raised well over $500 million. Mr. Smith has owned and operated manufacturing, distribution, retail and financial companies. He was a founding Director of the Western Washington Youth Foundation, a Seattle Pacific University Fellow and is a Director of the Blueprint Leadership Academy for underprivileged children.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/Mr. Smith-smith-a725bb21/

Erik Stephansen, President, Director

As a Private Equity technology integration and design expert, Mr. Stephansen advised Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, Microsoft, Ciber, and Panda Restaurant Group, TacoBell brands on merger strategies requiring complex integration of technology, financial and communication services. While at Ciber, Mr. Stephansen integrated powerful IBM, Microsoft, and EMC2 remote computing systems used by University of California, UCSF Medical, and University of Arizona, which led to large-scale Point-of-Sale, inventory and cost management solutions for Panda Express, Coffee Bean and TCBY national brands. 

Mr. Stephansen is also currently CEO and President of LAM Aviation, a FAA technology partner developing Angle-of-Attack & Loss of Control prevention wing systems, utilizing patented aileron and flap innovations providing new wing “variable” geometries. Mr. Stephansen serves on several advisory boards including YourAmigo, an Australian search engine optimization company.

As a key mobile strategist and the architect of the Cytta Connect remote monitoring IOT/Cloud ecosystem, Mr. Stephansen is an innovative executive with extensive experience in the medical, financial services, hardware and software industries. He is a Business Economics graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with specialized studies from UC Berkeley and advanced engineering Certificates from Stanford University. He is an avid skier and aerobatic pilot. https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikstephansen

Dr. Dirk Schroeder, Chief Medical Officer*

After 15 years of International Health work in 1999, Dr. Schroeder co-founded HolaDoctor - the "Spanish WebMD with an accent”. HolaDoctor's business is helping healthcare companies and organizations more effectively engage, improve health outcomes, and grow business with Hispanics and other multicultural consumers.

Dr. Schroeder has personally sold multi-million dollar contracts and provided strategic guidance to senior executives at leading health plans, hospital systems, large non-profits, and governmental agencies. He is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Telehealth and Medicine Today. Previously Dr. Schroeder spent 20 years working in Internationally in public health programs, primarily in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam) and Central America (Guatemala, Mexico). Dr. Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Global Health at Emory University and is writing a book entitled “Getting Past the Pilot: a practical guide for health entrepreneurs serious about getting from start-up to scale-up”.

Dr. Schroeder has Doctoral and Master’s Degrees in International Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Post-doc from Cornell. He completed his undergraduate work with honors and distinction, at Stanford University. Dr. Schroeder has an expertise in Medicare, the ACA, medication adherence, and multicultural marketing for healthcare. Dr. Schroeder is also. (*pending finalization)  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dirkgschroeder/

Natalia Sokolova, Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Sokolova is a manager and founder of SGG World LLC since 2006.  SGG is a US based Family Office and a strategic consulting firm. Ms. Sokolova is also an appointed member of the Tristate Capital Bank Family Office Advisory Board and a member of a Sharenett.com Family Office platform.

Previously Ms. Sokolova was the principal of Exquisite Planning, LLC, a New York based event planning enterprise with an exclusive and prestigious clientele.  Prior to moving back to New York, she was the Head of Marketing at Bidz.com, at the time the world's largest online jewelry auction site. Because of her well recognized participation in the international modeling industry, Ms. Sokolova Natalia moved to Los Angeles and became a Managing Director for United Licensing Group - a worldwide licensing agent for the Elite Modeling Agency. Her marketing and sales efforts grew licensing revenues from an insignificant amount in 1999 to over $20MM in 2004.  Natalia started her career at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, working for the Director of the International Division, European Affairs. 

Natalia is a member of the National Investor Relations Instituteand National Association of Professional Women. Natalia sits on the board of Kick4Life.org and actively involved with Russian Welfare Society.  Ms. Sokolova graduated Cum Laude in 1998 with a dual major in Finance and International Business from University of Maryland, College Park. www.linkedin.com/in/nsokolova

Michael Smith, Chief Operating Officer

For the past several years Mr. Smith has been involved in the management of several IoT/SaaS product and manufacturing entities.  His experience includes managing production, overseeing engineering and product development along with sales, marketing and support of major accounts.

Mr. Smith also has 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry working for Smith Barney, PaineWebber/UBS and Wells Fargo.  Mr. Smith was a Senior Vice President with PaineWebber/UBS and managed the Municipal Trading Desks in San Francisco and Seattle. Mr. Smith also worked with the Public Finance Departments of Smith Barney and PaineWebber/UBS. Mr. Smith was a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo managing the Preferred Trading Desk in Seattle which provided trading and underwriting services nationally for all listed and non-listed preferred securities.  Mr. Smith took over as the head of Fixed Income Marketing nationally for the Wealth Brokerage Services division of Wells Fargo. In 2012 Michael left the financial services industry and began working in technology and manufacturing. 

Mr. Smith has served as President of the Washington Bond Club and also President of the MIHI group which is responsible for raising funds for the Seattle Pacific University Men’s Soccer Team.  Mr. Smith played for SPU for 4 years while attending the University where he studied Business Finance and Accounting. 

Daniel P. Jacoy, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jacoy was recently CFO of Tectonic Audio Labs & Tectonic Elements Ltd., a pro-audio and electronics components manufacturing and sales company.  Daniel was also CFO of Blue Marble Network, an international maritime telecommunications company.  Previously Daniel was principal and portfolio manager of Curo Asset Management, LLC where he developed and managed fixed income and equity portfolios for individual and institutional clients.

He was VP of Ariston Capital Management, where his responsibilities included convertible securities portfolio management, securities analysis and trading.  During his tenure, the Ariston Convertible Securities Fund (CNCVX) was ranked number one in its asset class in 1999 by Lipper Analytical. For his extensive stock and bond market knowledge, Daniel has been interviewed by Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Transcript, Dow Jones News, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Post Intelligencer and The Financial Times Mandate. 

He also has investment and financial operations responsibilities at Fidelity Investments, Commercial Union Insurance Companies and Unigard Insurance Group.  He has lectured at Seattle University and Bellevue Community College. Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Western Washington University.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-jacoy-71474898/

Ted Fellerman, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Fellerman has had an illustrious career in all major areas of investment banking and corporate finance at the highest levels.  Throughout his industry involvement he has analyzed and traded in positions in approximately 1500 corporate mergers, reorganizations, liquidations, tenders, etc.  In his last major position he was a partner with Michael Schaenen in Schaenen, Fellerman and Co a full member of the NYSE operating as a miniature Goldman Sachs.

Prior to this Mr. Fellerman was at Mabon, Nugent and Co. where he established Arbitrage and Special Situation trading dept. He was also at Oppenheimer and Co. and established their Arbitrage and Special Situation trading dept., and their institutional trading departments.  Mr. Fellerman was formerly with US Army Military Intelligence and with a clandestine US Government Agency.  Mr. Fellerman is a William and Mary Graduate, with a BA in Economics and an MBA from NYU.