Bernie Demko – President and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to NewNet , Bernie served as Chief Operating Officer and ExecutiveVice President at CompuDyne Corporation, responsible for managing global operations, information systems, and financial operations. Prior to CompuDyne, Bernie spent 23 years at Gerber Scientific Inc. where he held a variety of leadership positions including Senior Vice President and COO. Bernie held various responsibilities at Gerber Scientific Inc. including global business management, global supply chain and logistics, finance and sales.
Bernie holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford. Bernie is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut and an active CSCPA and AICPA member.
Jim Hall – EVP General Counsel & President of Broadband Division
Jim is an active contributing member of the senior leadership team and is relied upon by global executives to provide proactive and concise legal and commercial advice across numerous areas. The scope of Jim’s role includes strategic legal counseling and practical business guidance; drafting and negotiating a vast array of commercially significant contracts; developing training courses on Ethics & Compliance, FCPA and corporate governance; counseling clients on a range of issues, including domestic & international commercial transactions, litigation/dispute resolution, mergers & acquisitions and employment issues. Jim is highly experienced in managing large teams across many geographically and culturally dispersed countries, legal systems and time zones with the ability to work with internal and external resources to provide effective and cost efficient legal support.
Krishna Viswanadham – Chief Strategy Officer & President for Mobile Messaging Business
Prior to joining NewNet, Krishna held roles of Vice President in the Business Transformation Office and Vice President of Technology in the office of the CTO at UTStarcom from 2006 to 2011. While at UTStarcom, Krishna led the divestitures of products and business units in the Americas region, India and China. Krishna was also instrumental in guiding the product strategy and market development in the areas of carrier equipment and services for wire-line and wireless access, optical, metro backhaul, IPTV, OSS/BSS and messaging. Krishna led multi-hundred million-dollar nationwide turnkey broadband deployment projects in India.
Krishna holds a MS in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming, a BS in electrical engineering from Osmania University, India, and did post-graduate work in electrical engineering at Stanford University. Krishna holds five issued patents.
T.K. Cheung – President Secure Transaction Processing Division
T.K. has over 30 years of experience in the electronic payments and telecommunications industry. He has held a number of international and US- based positions for Hypercom, Equinox Payments and American Express.
Prior to joining NewNet in 2013, T.K was Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Equinox Payments, subsequent to the acquisition and divestiture of Hypercom Corporation by VeriFone, Inc. During his 19 years at Hypercom Corporation, T.K. held a variety of leadership roles covering business development, product management and engineering in the US and Asia, including Vice President of Global Quality & Security and Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Before joining Hypercom Corporation, T.K. took up several important technical roles at American Express in Hong Kong and United Kingdom.
T.K. is experienced in P&L management, process analysis and re-engineering in a global arena. He has played instrumental roles in releasing revenue-generating products and acquiring customers.
Kutluk Uslu – President Interact Business Unit
As an expert in the SS7 signaling, Kutluk has been interviewed by market analysts and referenced in IETF SIGTRAN standards. Kutluk earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Darren Loos – CFO
Darren received his Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Darren also holds a CPA license in the state of Illinois and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
Christopher Aye – Executive Vice President and Board Liaison
Chris received a BA degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Business Economics with a concentration in Accounting and a MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Chris also holds a CPA license in the State of California and has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Chris is a member of the NewNet Board and additionally is a Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Skyview Capital.
Matt Thompson – Senior Vice President Corporate Development
Matt has a MBA from Stanford Business School and a BA in Economics from Pomona College. Additionally, Matt is VP of Portfolio Operations at Skyview Capital.