Gary Campbell, CEO
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 numerous 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, a manufacturer 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
Mr. Stephansen is a mobile communications strategist and a key architect of the Cytta Connect remote monitoring IOT/Cloud ecosystem. He is responsible for the development and integration of several Cytta technologies that enrich the end-user mobile experience.
Previously, Mr. Stephansen worked in Private Equity advising buyers on technology integration. 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 enterprise scale IBM, Microsoft, and EMC2 remote computing systems.
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.
Mr. Stephansen has 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
Natalia Sokolova, Director of Business Development
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 Institute and 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 Collins, Director Digital Media
Mr. Collins currently leads the Cytta ‘SUPER’ Compression design and implementation team. Mr. Collins works directly with the team of software engineers responsible for all updates and revisions to the product and the underlying algorithms. He has over 20 years of experience in developing, designing and operating digital imaging, network and telecommunications companies. Mr. Collins was formerly the President of the original entity responsible for the product and business development, marketing and sales of the revolutionary SUPER™ compression technology in defense, government, business and commercial areas.
Mr. Collins is currently working on the design, implementation and business development of several compression driven leading-edge video technologies with All Mobile Video and All Mobile Vision. These integrations will ultimately incorporate Cytta’s compression and PACI technology within the mobile video interface being created.
Mr. Collins also has extensive film and imaging experience including working in the entertainment industry in video and digital image production. Additionally, Mr. Collins served for many years as an active Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) volunteering as part of his County’s First Responder network. www.linkedin.com/in/michael-collins-0670b334/
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 Johnson, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Johnson is the Founder of 59 Souls Inc. a leading NY based software application development and design group. Their clients include BMW, AT&T, Kenneth Jay Lane and many other top brands. Mr. Johnson has consulted and project managed for The Time Warner Interactive Group, NHK Japan, People Choice Awards, Rolex, CUC International, P&G, Revlon, Estee Lauder, CNN News and Thompson Digital Military Software Group in France.
Mr. Johnson and his software design team conceptualized and built the EvrCare IoT ecosystem. Mr. Johnson has 25+ years of success leading business development, project management, software development, and extensive post production experience within advertising agencies and production companies across America and Europe.
Mr. Johnson had extensive knowledge in Video On Demand and enterprise server technologies. Mr. Johnson has a Masters and a Bachelor in Arts and Sciences, in Communication, Business and a major in 3D Computer Graphics animation software from NY Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Art: Painting, Drawing, Traditional Animation from San Francisco Art Institute. https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-johnson-401a10
Daniel P. Jacoy, Vice President of Finance
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/