Our Team

A global team of subject matter experts

Management

Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder and CEO of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defense sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, and Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.

30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.

Rich is a 30-year technology industry veteran who began his career at AT&T Bell Labs. Most recently, he was President of Pinnacle Wireless where he was responsible all staff members in Sales, Operations, Engineering, System Integration, and Field Performance. Prior to Pinnacle, he held key senior management positions at Juma Technology, Government Telecommunications, Millivision Technologies, East Wind Partners, Elglobe and AT&T, including posts in Operations, New Product Development, Business Development, Product Management and Strategic Planning. He has a MS in Computer Science and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Global sales executive with more than 25 years’ success establishing top revenue-generating business units for a wide range of IT solutions providers. Most recently, he was VP Sales in EMEA of Proxim Wireless where he increased revenues by securing CCTV, security, and Smart Cities’ projects throughout the region. Prior to Proxim he was VP Sales at Centina Systems where he delivered a profitable sales pipeline and revenues boost, and Navini Networks where he facilitated a smooth acquisition by Cisco Systems. He started his career at Fujitsu Network and Newbridge Networks.

Ian is an electronics engineer & technical manager with over 35 years experience across a range of industries including military & commercial. He has managed Ministry of Defence, aircraft and telecoms projects for global companies, including Ericsson, Ultra and Racal. Ian has significant experience specifying & deploying electronic security & monitoring systems, having been with CNIguard from its inception.

Stephen is a systems designer and software engineer who has worked for 30 years on the development and delivery of communications and control systems in Government (GCHQ) and commercial sectors. With wide-ranging experience of embedded processing platforms and radio technology implementations, he has considerable expertise in fault-finding and problem-solving in the development of complex applications. Stephen has a Physics BSc (hons) degree from University College London.

Mario has 27 years of operations and project management experience gained working in the communication and technology sectors. He achieved a progression of technical, management, and project management leadership positions working for AT&T, IBM and Verizon, which has given him the high level of proven skillsets demonstrated by the successful execution and completion of diverse technical projects involving system development, testing, integration, migration and maintenance.

Jay is a telecom engineer with more than 20 years of experience working in several capacities in all stages of RF design, deployment, pre and post-launch network performance optimization, support and maintenance of top Wireless telecom Network operators such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Previously, he was with IBM, Teleworx Consulting, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent and Brooks Consulting. Jay holds a Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Toronto.

Tim is a production engineer with 35 years experience of new product introductions of electro mechanical assemblies and systems in the datacomms, telecomms and technology sectors. Working on diverse products; high speed digital boards, wireless systems, telecomms protocol convertors, transducers and simulators for companies including BAE Systems, Racal and Westell has given him the expertise to solve design, production and process issues and deliver products with the right cost, quality and time profile.

Board & Advisors

Chairman of the Killowen Group that advises leaders of business and governments. He also serves on other public and private boards, is Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council and Business Executives for National Security and sits on the advisory group for Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

CEO of Absolute Return Investment Advisors (ARIA) AG – a multi-family office based in Zug, Switzerland; investment advisor to institutions and ultra high net worth individuals; formerly Chief Alternative Investment Officer at Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA (now Julius Baer) and Union Bancaire Privee.

Head of Private Equity investment at Nevastar Finance, an independent asset manager for institutions and family offices, Non-Executive Director of Delta Plus Group; Formerly Balmoral Capital Private Equity, Marakon Associates. MBA Wharton, Master International Law, University Aix-en-Provence; Kedge Business School.

International executive with 20 years of experience managing and financing large scale defense, telecom and energy infrastructure programs. Former Pentagon senior official and Nortel technology and economic/business development in emerging markets, non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Chairman of Global Brokerage of Cushman & Wakefield, Co-chairman of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Chairman of the Shafik Gabr Foundation and until 2017, served as Chairman of BENS (Business Executives for National Security).  In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Cushman & Wakefield’s Veterans Initiative and the Wharton Executive Education Advisory Board.  Mr. Mosler also serves on the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and is a member of the boards of the Team Rubicon, Navy SEAL Museum, New York State Troopers Foundation, Police Athletic League, Tufts University Friend of Fletcher Advisory Board and Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families, among other civic and charitable organizations.

CEO Berger van Berchem & Cie SA, Geneva; Asset Managers; Portfolio manager for HNWIs and family offices; Formerly Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, financial analyst energy sector and international equities institutional manager.