Charles M. Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman and Director
Mr. Fernandez was a co-founder & the Chairman of Kempstar (a large-scale marketer of energy and agricultural commodities) from November 2015 through June 2020; a member of the Supervisory Board of Smartrac (a RFID products and IoT solutions) from January 2019 through March 2020; Chief Executive Officer of eApeiron Solutions (a brand protection and e-commerce company) from June 2016 through December 2018; served as the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Barnstar Funds, LP (a fund established in 2012 for investment in special situations across the capital markets) from October 2012 through March 2016; and co-founder and Chairman of Lakeview Health Systems, LLC (a private pay, specialized hospital company) from December 2003 through December 2012. In addition to the term sheet between Mr. Fernandez and the Company described above, Mr. Fernandez was chosen to serve as a director of the Company based on his 30 years’ experience identifying profitable start-up and dislocation opportunities, building significant value and executing both private and public exit strategies.
President and CEO of Global Operations
Mr. Phipps is the founder of the Company’s two subsidiaries, UK-based Global Telesat Communications and US-based Orbital Satcom Corp. and had served as the Company’s CEO and Chairman for six years, leading the company from start-up through its recent listing on Nasdaq. He has over 20 years’ experience in the communications industry, during which time he has overseen acquisitions, mergers and capital raising activities, and has more than 35 years of experience of investment management, finance, and operational roles in several private and public companies.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Seifert has more than 20 years of general management, global operations and financial management expertise and has served as Chief Financial Officer for various public and private telecommunication companies during this period. Since January 2006 to present, Mr. Seifert has served as a principal of Rocky Mountain Advisors Corp. where he provides management and financial advisory services.
Chief Technology Advisor
Mr. Wise has spent 50 years at the forefront of Federal Government and private industry technology development. In the early 1970s, he worked on the first space-based imaging satellites and transmission of that imagery. He spent 36 years at the CIA as an officer within their Science and Technology Directorate and was a pioneer in space-based imaging, drone development, and advanced satellite communication systems. Mr. Wise holds four granted patents from the U.S. Patent Office in the areas of text messaging and Tagging Tracking and Locating (TTL).