WigWag 

WigWag bridges routing and home automation, transforming the physical world into a programmable platform, making connected devices more efficient, manageable, secure and automatic. Built on our open-source runtime deviceJS, the WigWag platform removes the complexities of competing Internet of Things (IoT) device protocols and provides a powerful, unified IoT programming language, unleashing the power to manage, scale and rapidly build IoT applications and devices. Headquartered in Austin, with a presence in San Francisco and China. 


Startegy Advisors

Startegy Advisors combines the art of innovation with agile methodologies to start and reimagine better companies and products. Startegy helps corporations and entrepreneurs achieve disruptive innovation in markets of uncertainty. Startegy Advisors specializes on the business side of operations for web, mobile and cutting edge hardware products. We help you create solid go-to-market strategies and then take an active role in the execution.  

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Role: Principal 


qipit

Qipit was a web and mobile service using patented technology that enabled camera phones to be used as a mobile scanner. The Qipit web service enabled users to capture, store, organize, fax and publish any kind of written or printed material. Qipit was also a platform for publishing user generated content and sharing it with social media services such as Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Qipit had an API product for corporate clients and a standalone server product for the Enterprise.  

Qipit was a wholly owned subsidiary of RealEyes3D, S.A. a venture backed technology firm based in Paris, France that created visual intelligence technology. RealEyes3D predominantly licensed its technology to mobile handset manufacturers (E.g. Samsung, Sanyo, HTC, Nokia, etc.), the technology was embedded in 150 million handsets globally. 

Roles: VP Mobile Services and VP Consumer Marketing 

 

 

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dwango wireless

 

Established in 2000 as Dwango Wireless, Inc., Dwango North America, Corp. (OTCBB: DWGN) was the first pure play mobile media company to go public in the U.S. market in September of 2003. The company later rebranded as Dijji Corporation (OTCBB: DJJI). Dwango Wireless created mobile content and applications primarily publishing through the wireless carriers in North America. 

The company engaged in developing and publishing content and applications for mobile phones. In addition, the company provided wireless network technology for both content and applications developed internally and for partner content developers. Its products included ringtones, games, images, video, and messaging services for mobile devices. Dwango Wireles offered various categories of games, including stand-alone, turn-based network, and SMS or MMS games. The company offered images for download to mobile phones to be used as wallpapers, screensavers, calling identifier icons, and picture messages. Dwango Wireless marketed its services through online and wireless distributions channels, including wireless carriers.

Some of the wireless network partners included: Alltel, Amp'd Mobile, AT&T Wireless, Boost Mobile, Cingular, Fido, Midwest Wireless, Rogers Wireless, Sprint, T Mobile, Telus, U.S. Cellular and Verizon. Some of the company content partners included: ESPN, Napster, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Beliefnet, Real and USA Today. Dwango Wireless also published content under its own brand. 

Roles: Chief Operating Officer, President and VP Business Development (Part of co-founding team and company's first employee).  

 

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trip.net

Trip.net is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) providing B-to-B and B-to-C connectivity, hosting, web design, and application services. The company currently operates under multiple brands (including Net1.net and DIYHosting) and at its peak maintained over 150,000 subscribers.

Trip.net was launched in 1998 “to bring the internet revolution to the rest of America”, noting the absence of national ISPs in small town America. These markets had been neglected by national ISPs. Trip.net also provided best in class personal service to the small business marketplace for connectivity and hosting. 

Trip.net's tag line "Take a little trip on the net" encouraged many customers to experience the Internet for the first time. The company’s philosophy was to provide an unmatched level of personal service to customers. Trip.net operated its own network with points of presence (POPs) in over 125 small towns, throughout Texas, including it's primary hosting facility in Houston. It also maintained a private licensed wireless network covering Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas. As service partners became available and more cost effective, the company later expanded to offer services nationwide. 

Role: President and Co-founder, Board Member


Zakhem Investments America

Zakhem Investments America is the primary U.S. operating company of The Zakhem Group. Established in 1964, The Zakhem Group is a privately owned global construction and investment company based in London, England with operations in 25 countries worldwide. Zakhem has more than 3,000 employees with annual revenue exceeding $300 million.

Role: Vice President Operations & Business Development 

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