Zotera is led by a diverse management team with extensive global experience. Our Principals have provided thought leadership to many of the world's most progressive Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Hi-Tech Manufacturing companies.
Jamal Shareef, Chief Executive Officer:
Many years of experience providing business and technology transformation across several industry sectors including telecommunications, information technology and high tech manufacturing. Fmr. Managing Director Hitachi Data Systems, Managing Partner Cambridge Technology Partners, Director Novell Consulting, Managing Director Decision Consultants Inc., Executive Systems Engineer EMC Corp., and Sr. Systems Engineer Candle Corp. Provided solutions to many of the world's leading innovators of Information and Communications Technologies including IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Vodafone, ATT, Verizon/GTE, Time Warner, Sony Pictures, Sony Electronics, Disney, Motorola, Cox Communications, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman, Gulfstream, Hughes Aircraft, Digital Equipment Corp., and others.
Oscar Williams, Chief Financial Officer:
Telecom Financial and High Tech Private Equity experience. Fmr. CFO Intermedia Communications, Comptroller ITT South & Central America. Private equity experience as a founding partner in Intellysis Capital Partners. Founding officer 2nd Century, the first US company which used a single transport technology for both voice and data. Significant contribution to the re-engineering and Privatization of the Bahamas Telephone Company. Conducted negotiations for international settlements and partnerships with Cable and Wireless, Telefonica and Portugal Telecom. Offered as expert accounting witness for telephone companies before the Federal Communication Commission as well as for electric and gas companies before the Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission. Accounting expert witness in over 14 State Regulatory bodies related to the recovery of capital and cost for telephone, electric, gas and water companies.
Marek Kaszubski, Chief Operating Officer:
Extensive experience counseling on project finance, mergers and acquisitions, export/import, technology transfer, and foreign investment issues. Practiced law for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Wall Street law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a Washington, DC law firm of Mott & Associates. Consulted Fortune 500 and multinational companies including Cisco, AOL, AT&T, Capital One, Compaq, Dow Jones, Hewlett Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation, GTE, IBM, Motorola, Raytheon, SAIC, Sprint, Lucent Technologies, European Space Agency and the World Bank. Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor to the Polish Ministry of Privatization.
Lonnie Jones, Vice President, Product Engineering:
Information Technology experience spans Program Management, R&D Management, Systems Architecture & Design. Held management and engineering positions with Scientific Games International, Watson Wyatt, and Candle Corporation. Clients include Bell South, IBM, Ford Motor Company, Volvo Motor Company, States of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. International clients include Lottery Consortiums in Mexico, Spain, Panama, and the Philippines.
Dayo Abiodun, Vice President, Business Development EMEA:
Extensive experience in Engineering, Advisory, Sales and Management. Co-founder, and Executive VP of CISU, Inc. Formerly held management and engineering positions with Kean Inc, Mobile Media Communications, Citicorp, Racal-DataCom Inc, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, Syniverse Technologies, Acme Packet, Knet and Aicent.
International telecoms experience including Fmr. CEO & Chairman of the Management Board Vodafone Netherlands, Fmr. CEO Vodafone Americas Region, & Pres. Vodafone Global Platform (VGP), Verizon Wireless Board of Directors, CEO of Europolitan Holdings AB, and CEO of Ericsson Radio Systems Inc.
Christian Penda Ekoka:
Experienced in project engineering and finance. Chairman Zotera
Cameroon, Technical Advisor to the Presidency of Cameroon and
Member of the Cameroon Presidential Civil Cabinet, Fmr. Director of Studies and Projects
at the Cameroonian National Investment Corp. Consultant to the
World Bank Group, United Nations Industrial Development
Organization (UNIDO), African Development Bank (AfDB), United
Nations Development Programme(UNDP), in over twenty African and
Caribbean countries on private sector development.
Experienced in the development of Social,
Economic & Cultural programs for Africa (Water, Health, Power,
Agriculture, & Security). Developed sustainability through
innovation in technology & models to cater to humanitarian &
disaster response. Fmr. Ericsson Managing Director Senegal/Gabon &
VP Major Accounts West Africa, Fmr. Ericsson Vice President
Experience deploying, managing, and operating
wireless telecommunications companies. Fmr. VP Asian American
Telecommunications Company (Beijing). Fmr. VP Engineering &
Operations Telcel (Caracas Venezuela). Fmr. Exec. Director
Bellsouth Comunicaciones (Santiago Chile). Fmr. Exec. Director
CIDCOM (Santiago Chile).