Executive Team

Bernie Demko – President and Chief Executive Officer

Bernie Demko
Bernie Demko took on leadership of NewNet Communication Technologies as President and CEO in August, 2014. With over 30 years of international leadership experience, Bernie has held various senior management positions and has been influential in driving growth and maximizing profitability for global organizations.

 Prior to NewNet, Bernie served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice 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 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 Hall has over 28 years of legal experience, including both private practice and in-house counsel. Prior to joining NewNet, Jim held primary roles as Regional General Counsel for all Motorola businesses in Middle East and Africa, and Lead Counsel for the Motorola Networks business across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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

Krishna Viswanadham  joined NewNet Communications Technologies in 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer and President for Mobile Messaging Business. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate development, venture capital, R&D leadership, product strategy, technology development, international initiatives, innovation and entrepreneurship in the areas of communications, networking and personal computing industries.

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. Cheung is President of Secure Transaction Processing Division. He is responsible for overseeing all activities related to sales, product, services and support for the transaction processing products.

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

Kutluk Uslu has over 20 years of global wireless and wire-line telecommunication experience covering software development, product management, sales engineering, customer service, business development and operations from product initiation to customer delivery. He is one of the original NewNet employees who developed NewNet’s industry leading signaling product line. He has held senior management roles at NewNet, ADC and SS8 Networks leading teams in engineering, customer support, software validation, operations, product management, business development and M&A.

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.


Richard Oldach – President VoltDelta Business Unit

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As President of VoltDelta Resources Business Unit, Rich Oldach is responsible for taking the lead in establishing VoltDelta as a major supplier of hosted contact center systems. Over the past 25 years Rich has been at the forefront of driving major product innovations in the Telecommunications, Healthcare and Energy markets. His experience in transformative technology includes leading the introduction of digital switching technology into call center networks, leveraging speech recognition in the automation of medical records, and driving the automation of the operator services (411 and 0+) markets.

Rich holds an Engineering degree from Princeton and an M.B.A from the University of Rochester. His professional experience includes leadership roles at Nortel Networks (Formerly CCI), AT&T (Formerly Ameritech), Nuance (Formerly Lernhout & Hauspie ) and AllEnergy.


Darren Loos – CFO

Darren Loos has more than 14 years of financial accounting experience, including both public and private accounting.  Darren has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, in which he spent the first 5 years of his career working in the Manufacturing Client Service Group at Deloitte & Touche, LLP primarily serving a large public company. Prior to joining NewNet in 2011, Darren was an Audit Senior Manager at Miller Cooper & Co., Ltd., where he served a diverse client base with a specialization in technology, manufacturing, service and distribution industries, as well as a focus on mergers and acquisitions.

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 Aye has over 10 years of experience in business management, mergers & acquisitions and IPO’s. His prior assignments include being a member on various matrix teams at Amgen Inc. and assignments in financial planning and analysis. Prior to Amgen, Chris served as a Senior Analyst in the M&A Transactions Group at Homestore.com. Chris also spent 4 years in the High Technology Audit Group at Arthur Andersen LLP.

 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

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Matt Thompson has over 16 years of private equity, business development, consulting, and operations experience, primarily in the telecom and new media sectors. At NewNet, Matt is responsible for strategic planning, M&A and partnerships. Matt’s previous roles include serving as VP of Operations at tech buyout firm The Gores Group, Director at FTI Consulting, and Director of Business Development at Sony Pictures. Matt also served as Manager of Corporate Development at broadband services provider Flashcom. Matt also worked in the telecom consulting group of PwC, where he advised numerous wireless, wireline, and broadband clients on corporate finance and strategy assignments.

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.