Management

Glenn Norem, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Corporate executive, serial entrepreneur and venture investor with over 30 years of technology industry experience

  • Founder, Chairman and CEO of eeParts, Inc., a provider of supply-chain services with operations in Dallas, and Shanghai, Suzhou, and Shenzhen, China
  • Co-founder and CEO of ViewCast, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCST), the developer and supplier of streaming media technology for Microsoft, SUN Microsystems, Yahoo, and Real Networks
  • Former Chairman of the TechAmerica Texas Council (formerly American Electronics Association known as AeA) and a member of TechAmerica’s National Board of Directors
  • BSEE from Southern Illinois University (recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award) and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business

Steven Chen, Co-Founder and Board of Director

Over 25 years of electronics industry experience.

  • CTO and Corporate Development Officer of E.F. Johnson Technologies, Inc., a provider of public safety communication systems
  • Chairman of IEEE 1451.5, the Standards Group for wireless smart sensor networks
  • Founder and former CEO of 3eTI, a supplier of secure, wireless systems to federal, defense and corporate customers
  • Known for R&D funded by government via SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) with $200M+ sole source contracts for R&D, products, solutions and services
  • BSEE from Tamkang University and a MSEE from SUNY at Buffalo

 

 

Gregory G. Williams, Chief Executive Officer, President and Board of Director

Over 35 years of experience in the High Tech industry in a range of general management, operations, regulatory, finance, technical, sales and marketing positions.

  • Served as the SVP Corporate and Business Development at BelAir Networks, which was acquired by Ericsson in March 2012.
  • The EVP Business Development at AT&T Wi-Fi Services.
  • The COO and EVP of Wayport, Inc.
  • The COO of Prodigy, Inc.
  • The VP of Wireless Systems in SBC’s Research and Development Labs
  • Various senior management positions focused on wireless and internet services, technology, telecommunications, operations, and business development at SWBT, SBC, AT&T, Wayport, Prodigy, BelAir Networks, and Ericsson.
  • Chairman of two key wireless industry associations: UWCC (now 3G Americas) and the WAP Forum (now the Open Mobile Alliance).
  • MBA from Southern Illinois University and a BS-ME from University of Missouri – Rolla (Now Missouri Science and Technology)

Jan Gaulding, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Serial entrepreneur and corporate executive with over 30 years of CFO experience, known for developing early stage organizations into large, multi-product and multi-distribution channel leaders in the wireless and telecommunications industries.

  • CFO and Chief Administration Officer of GENBAND Inc., a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP.
  • CFO of Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital fund with a 30 year history of teaming with entrepreneurs to build world-class technology companies.
  • CFO of ProNet Inc., a provider of wireless communications and security services to subscribers throughout the U.S.
  • Auditor with Ernst & Young, focused on audits of public and private high tech, entrepreneurial companies.
  • BS in Business and Public Administration, major in Accounting, from University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Certified Public Accountant

Bruce Cowen, Chief Accounting Officer

Over 30 years of finance & accounting experience with high tech, software and physical security companies.

  • CFO/Corporate Controller, Aprima Medical Software, Inc., a private company which develops and markets electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle management software for physician practices.
  • Vice President/Controller, ViewCast Corporation (NASDAQ:VCST), a developer of hardware and software products for the capture, management, transformation and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks.
  • Controller, the Flagship Group, a company with medical practice management, construction, and fund accounting application software offerings.
  • Central Region Controller, Alert Center Inc., a full service physical security company offering equipment sales, service, installation and monitoring of commercial and residential fire, burglary and card access systems.
  • BSBA, Accountancy, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Certified Public Accountant

 

John B. Hanby, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

25 years of experience in a variety of senior executive positions at Dell, Lockheed Martin, and TRW.  He has lead significant growth in the following business segments: Department of Defense, Civilian, and Intelligence Agencies; Global Commercial Accounts; and Large Corporate Accounts. In these roles, he was responsible for the overall P&L, sales and marketing strategy, strategic partners, product and service implementation, and the overall customer experience.

  • Hanby was hired to create and implement tactical and strategic plans to significantly grow the Global, Education, and Government business at PGi, and the Government Sector at AMX.
  • Hanby has enjoyed being a keynote speaker at the McCombs Business Honors Program Symposium at the University of Texas, as well as many AFCEA International Conferences, and Corporate sales training events.
  • Hanby is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Foreign Service and International Politics.
  • Following graduation, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force in a variety of supervisory and operational assignments.

Esra Pope, Vice President of Marketing

Over 10 years of electronic security industry experience.

  • Vice President of Marketing, for GVI dba Samsung Security, the strategic partner of Samsung Electronics Video Security Business. Played key role in establishing Samsung Brand Awareness for the Americas. Planned integrated marketing strategies for three high-visibility security industry trade shows each year. Won five advertising awards for developing the best advertising publications in the industry.
  • Sales and Marketing Account Manager for Tepe Security and Defense, the largest Systems Integrator and foundation company of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Managed sales and marketing activities for government and military accounts. Received numerous certificates of achievement for contributions to the company including an appreciation award for coordinating the International Defense Show in Ankara, Turkey.
  • BA, Management, Gazi University, Ankara Turkey.

Mark Hershey, Vice President of Engineering

Over 35 years of engineering management, product development, and marketing experience in telecommunications, Internet video, and broadcast television industries.

  • VP Engineering at ViewCast Corporation, developer of the first purpose-built, integrated Video Encoder products for streaming video over the Internet
  • Senior Director, Software Development at Intecom Inc. (now Aastra) developing Call Center applications and O/S for large call distribution systems, including the then-largest networked call center in the world (for Microsoft) with over 8000 online agents.
  • Product Manager at Ambrado, Inc, developing high-definition video encoder and decoder products for the broadcast television industry
  • Project Manager, Collins Radio / Rockwell-Collins, for the first tandem switching units placed in service in North America outside of the Bell System
  • Various Technical services and plant management positions at VMX, Inc, inventors and developers of the first commercial voice messaging systems (now merged into AT&T).
  • BS, EET from Oklahoma State University.

Per Hanssen, Vice President of Product Management

Over 20 years of technology and corporate leadership experience.

  • Co-Founder and CTO of Salient Systems, a leader in Video Management Solutions.
  • Chair of Digital Video subcommittee for Security Industry Association (SIA) standards efforts.
  • Various senior development positions in technology based companies.
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

 

Paula Gill, Vice President of Service Delivery

 Paula Gill has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.

  • Held a variety of executive positions in sales, marketing, publication, operations, and human resources during her long tenure with AT&T.
  • She worked domestically and internationally  as part of a strategic investment for AT&T business growth for 2 years in Mexico with Telmex, consulted for other South American and Eastern European partners in several marketing positions.
  • Over the last decade, Paula worked as VP-Operations with Prodigy during the transition of moving the company from New York to Austin in 2000 – 2002.
  • Worked for a local Wi-Fi company in Austin called Wayport as Senior Director of Operations (Account Management, Call Center, NOC, Warehouse/Build Lab logistics, and Field Services) from 2003 – 2008.  Wayport was purchased by AT&T in Dec 2008 so she continued with the Wi-Fi organization in Austin until retirement from AT&T in August 2012.
  • Paula has also been involved in several merger/acquisitions over the last decade.
  • Paula graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor degree in education and attended Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Master’s Degree in Education.

Board of Directors

Glenn Norem, Executive Chairman

Steven Chen, Board of Director

Gregory G. Williams, Board of Director

Gordon England

Gordon R. England is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and has served as an advisor to the Company since 2009. Mr. England currently serves as the President of E6 Partners, a firm that provides business development advisory services to TOTUS. Previously, Mr. England served in the George W. Bush administration as the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the first Deputy Secretary of the (then-newly-created) Department of Homeland Security and twice as United States Secretary of the Navy.

 

Mr. England was nominated May 13, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and was appointed on January 4, 2006. Mr. England was confirmed as the first Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on January 30, 2022 (six days after the Department was created). Secretary England served as the 72nd Secretary of the Navy from May 24, 2021 until confirmation as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.

 

Mr. England served as Executive Vice President of General Dynamics Corporation from 1997 until 2001 and was responsible for two major sectors of the corporation: Information Systems and International. Mr. England served as Executive Vice President of the Combat Systems Group, President of General Dynamics Fort Worth Aircraft Company (later Lockheed), President of General Dynamics Land Systems Company and as the principal of a mergers and acquisition consulting company.

 

Mr. England graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and is a member of various honorary societies: Beta Gamma Sigma (business), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership) and Eta Kappa Nu (engineering). Mr. England has been actively involved in a variety of civic, charitable and government organizations, including serving as a city councilman; Vice Chair, Board of Goodwill, International; the USO’s Board of Governors; the Defense Science Board; and the Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University. Mr. England been recognized for numerous professional and service contributions including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Maryland; the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award; the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America; the Silver Knight of Management Award from the National Management Association; the Henry M. Jackson Award and the IEEE Centennial Award.

Edward Zander

Edward J. Zander is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and has served as an advisor to the Company since 2009. Mr. Zander also serves on the Board of Directors of Seagate Technology and Net Suite, Inc. Mr. Zander has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector; and he has played a role in shaping some of the major paradigm shifts in the technology industry, including the move from mainframes to minicomputers; minicomputers to workstations; PCs to networking and to the Internet; hardware to software solutions; and the revolution in wireless devices and mobility.

 

Previously, Mr. Zander served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola. During his four-year tenure, the RAZR became the best-selling cell phone in history; Motorola reshaped its image worldwide with the popular “Hello Moto” campaign; and Motorola sharpened its edge in technology innovation. While at Motorola, the company delivered 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, streamlined its business to increase operating efficiencies worldwide, improved significantly its balance sheet, and acquired and divested businesses to strengthen the company’s competitive position. During his four year tenure, Motorola doubled its revenue and achieved double digit earnings for the first time in over a decade.

 

In 2003, Mr. Zander served as a Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners, a leading private equity fund. Previously, Mr. Zander served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems until 2002. During his 15 years at Sun, the company grew to $18 billion in revenues; Sun became number one in the computer server market; Sun became the pre-eminent supplier of network software infrastructure with Solaris and Java; and the company launched its “dot in dot com” campaign establishing Sun as a leader in Internet computing.

 

Prior to Sun, Mr. Zander served as Vice President of Marketing at Apollo Computer and in a number of marketing and engineering positions at Data General.

 

Mr. Zander received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a master’s degree in business administration as well as an honorary Ph.D. from Boston University.

 

Mr. Zander has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Zander also served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School of Management at Boston University, as Chairman of the Technology CEO Council in Washington, D.C., and on the Board of Directors for several technology companies, and civic and philanthropic organizations.

Michael Moe

Michael Moe is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and he is the Co-Founder of GSV Asset Management and GSV Advisors. He has over 25 years of investment experience and previously co-founded and was CEO of ThinkEquity Partners, a growth focused investment bank. From Think’s inception in July 2001, the firm grew at a 50% CAGR to $70 million in revenue in 2007, reaching 180 employees. ThinkEquity was sold in March 2007 to London-based Panmure Gordon. Prior to that, Mr. Moe was Head of Global Growth Research at Merrill Lynch and before that he was Head of Growth Research and Strategy at Montgomery Securities.

 

Mr. Moe has been named to Institutional Investor’s “All American” research team and has been awarded “Best on the Street” byThe Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has been called one of the best stock pickers in the country by Business Week magazine. He has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the subjects of education technology, the new economy and initial public offerings, and he has also appeared before the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. Michael is Chief Portfolio Manager for the GSV X Fund, a long-short global macro equity hedge fund and the CEO of GSV Capital, a publicly traded closed-end fund that invests in leading VC backed private companies. He is the Co-Chair of Arizona State University’s Education Innovation Council along with the university’s president, Michael Crow. He is on the Advisory Board of Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Education Reform and on the National Leadership Council for Communities in Schools.

 

Mr. Moe is also on the Board of Directors of Sharespost, an alternative stock market for private, emerging companies and ePals, the largest online K-12 community in the world. Mr. Moe is on the board of directors for the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame and The Churchill Club. In 2007, he published his first book, Finding the Next Starbucks: How to Identify and Invest in the Hot Stocks of Tomorrow (Penguin/PortfolioBooks), which has gone through three printings and has been published in five different languages. He earned his BA in Political Science and Economics at the University of Minnesota and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.