C. Paul Slaby, CEO
Dr. Slaby is an experienced technology executive and early-stage CEO specialist. He founded and ran several successful high-tech ventures including ATMOS Corp, MicroSemiX, VoIPshield Systems, Kaben Wireless Silicon and others. He led them from ground zero through VC funding, product and market development, to industry leadership. His strength is developing vision, direction and strategy for the company, bringing “the right people on the bus”, pioneering new business models, growing revenue, arranging financing, and navigating the treacherous waters of rapid growth in an unknown territory. He held various engineering and management positions in Bell Northern Research, Nortel Networks, and Carleton University before embarking on his entrepreneurial career. He served on the Board of Directors of several companies and acted as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the National Research Council and as an Advisor to Carleton University Foundry program. He has several years of academic and teaching experience. He is an author of numerous articles, presentations, scientific publications and conference papers. Paul’s popular blog “The Art of Growing High-Tech Ventures” receives many accolades.
Vytas Kezys, CTO
Vytas Kezys is a seasoned technical strategist and recognized leader in mobile wireless. His career focuses on leveraging a broad technical background and concept-to-product experience to develop leading wireless solutions. He pioneered work in array signal processing including early development of MU-MIMO and has demonstrated expertise in a wide range of fields including Wi-Fi, RF propagation, statistical signal processing, indoor navigation and sensor fusion/SLAM. Prior to working with Teslonix as CTO, he was Director of Advanced Connectivity at Blackberry where he developed and launched their first Wi-Fi enabled handhelds and drove the adoption of various connectivity technologies. Vytas was the Founder and President of TalariCom where he led the development of cost effective smart antenna technologies. He was Principal Research Engineer at the Communications Research Laboratory, McMaster University, focusing on array signal processing, radar and smart antennas. Vytas has held numerous consulting positions and is an inventor on over 30 patents. He holds a B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.
Terry Clancy, VP Sales & Marketing
Terry Clancy is a Senior Executive with extensive business, M&S, product management, and organizational development experience. Terry served as VP of the Systems Division for Checkpoint Systems, a global leader in shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel label solutions based in Philadelphia. In this role, Terry had full responsibility for hardware products business unit which included the RFID solutions and the traditional Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS). During his time at Checkpoint, Terry also held the positions of Technology and Innovation Advisor and Director of R&D and Product Management. Previously to Checkpoint, Terry was responsible for R&D and Product Management for the Barcode Systems and Electronic Article Surveillance Solutions in Esselte Meto International. More recently, Terry has worked as a consultant helping technology companies in developing their “Go to Market” strategies, preparing products for release and driving company’s geographical expansion. Terry is regarded as a strong leader, with a hunger for self-improvement and a passion for excellence.
Bill Bereza, Director of Engineering
Dr. Bereza has been in senior management roles since 2002 and has extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary teams (90+) in Canada, in the US, in Europe and in India. Bill comes to us with over 27 years of comprehensive R&D experience in Wireless and high-speed Wireline IC product development having worked for Synopsys, Kaben Wireless, Altera, SiGe Microsystems, PMC-Sierra, Nortel and Bell-Northern Research. Dr. Bereza has over 30 patents granted, and 7 publications tied to RF, high-speed SerDes and related communications systems. He received his B. Eng in Engineering Physics at McMaster University, and his M.Eng and Ph. D degrees in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University. Bill was recently appointed to serve on the Carleton University Industrial Advisory Board for the Department of Electronics