JOE FORBES, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Joseph Forbes is a multi-faceted executive whose ability to evaluate, manage, and create technology companies have driven historically high investor returns. He has created five successful technology companies in wireless communications, consulting, towers, hardware/software development and clean energy over the previous 17 years with 6 public/private exits, leveraged buyouts, and successful capital formation with Fortune 100 Companies. Most recently through Causam and private equity investors, he has created 4 new operating companies, focused on transactive energy, intellectual property, 4G focused distributed data centers on remediated land, and distributed energy.
TOM GORDON, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Tom Gordon has over 30 years of experience developing and managing innovative technology companies. Mr. Gordon has been a founder of several companies and has raised over $30 million in private equity from angels and venture capital firms. Mr. Gordon was one of the founders of SynXis, which was the first Internet based hotel reservation system that was purchased by Sabre Holdings (owner of Travelocity). SynXis had venture funding from George Soros and the Washington Investment Partners. He has held a number of leadership positions, and most recently was the Vice President of Software Engineering for OpenText Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) prior to joining Causam Enterprises. Mr. Gordon obtained his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and has a B.S. in Management Science from Virginia Tech.
TAYLOR BROCKMAN, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Taylor Brockman is a software development expert. Taylor has 15 years of venture capital backed software product innovation and delivery experience in the mobile commerce, medical benefits management, and electrical Smart Grid industries. Taylor co-founded Motricity (NASDAQ: MOTR) in September 1999 and was instrumental in growing the company to more than $100M in annual revenues and 500 employees globally. As Motricity’s Research Technology Architect, Taylor invented, designed, and implemented one of the industry’s leading mobile content delivery platforms – a platform that has delivered more than $3B of content to mobile phones.
IAN DECONE, SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ian DeCone brings over 25 years in product development, business development, technology strategy, and systems engineering for leaders in the wireless industry such as GTE Telecommunication Services and Verizon. Sample experience includes corporate technology strategy for cloud, wireless, and enterprise solutions; supply chain logistics; network operations; investment in startups focused on machine-to-machine learning; and Lean Six Sigma programs. He has catalyzed new business units generating over $100M of revenue per year and created systems to uncover billions of dollars of corporate inefficiencies. DeCone has a B.S in Accounting from Merrimack College and a Master Black Belt certification from Verizon.
Ed White is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur. In 1980, he founded Utility Translation Systems, Inc. (UTS), a successful remote meter-reading software company. He sold UTS to Itron, Inc. in 1996 and served as Itron’s Chairman until retiring in 2003. Mr. White currently serves as Chairman of Field2Base, Inc., a technology company that uses tablet PCs, wireless communications, and Field2Base software to support the mobile workforce for a variety of industries. He is also the Founder of White Ventures LLC, a private equity and commercial real estate development company. White serves as Chairman for GRIDiant, Inc. and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, board member for Morrisville, North Carolina’s Chamber of Commerce; and former President of the NC State Engineering Foundation.
Tom Noyes is currently CEO of Commerce Signals. He has over 20 years experience in banking, payments, venture finance, eCommerce, mobile, and product innovation. He has worked with leading banks, mobile operators, payment networks, and regulators globally to bring innovation to consumers. Mr. Noyes provides unique perspectives based upon his global experience as a senior executive with Starpoint LLP, Citibank, Oracle, GartnerGroup, and various start-ups. He has built high performance global teams focused on bringing new products to market, both directly to consumers and to Fortune 100 companies. He is a also frequent guest on CNN, Fox and ABC.