Gary Campbell - Founder/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. As founder of ScreenPhone he partnered with Samsung to develop software and reprogramed Samsung’s Anyweb internet appliance to become the 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. Mr. Campbell funded and listed International Verifact the developer of today’s ubiquitous electronic credit card verification terminal. Mr. Campbell is also the managing principal of the GMC Group his family’s multi-generational investment arm. Mr. Campbell has degrees in both Commerce and Law from the University of BC . www.linkedin.com/in/garymcampbell
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 from 1986 to present. Mr. Smith is currently Chairman of and CEO of Allegiant Lighting LLC, the manufacturer of the world’s most 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; and Director of Centurion Technologies, an on-line web access software developer for instant data retrieval through “Smart Cards”.
Throughout his career, 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. https://www.linkedin.com/in/Mr. Smith-smith-a725bb21/
Natalia Sokolova - Founder/President
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 moved to Los Angeles and became a Managing Director for United Licensing Group - a worldwide licensing agent for the Elite Modeling Agency adn other top brands. 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
Erik Stephansen- Chief Administrative Officer
Private Equity adviser and former Investment Banker who is experienced in corporate development, technology and sales management work with Cisco, Microsoft and other Fortune 500 companies. He has advisory board experience with several US companies and Australian technology companies.
As a key strategist and architect of the Cytta Connect system and Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, Mr. Stephansen is an innovative business executive with documented knowledge of the following industries: medical, financial and professional services, hardware and software technologies. Mr. Stephansen is a Business Economics graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with specialized studies at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. He is an avid skier and aerobatic pilot. https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikstephansen