OmniMesh is pleased to announce its executive advisory board, a body of experts who span the telecommunications, connectivity, manufacturing and cybersecurity industries who advise OmniMesh’s executives on technology, fundraising, business development, and market opportunities. The team consists of cybersecurity CEO Charles Green, economic development champion LaMar Hill, cable pioneer Bill Marks Sr., telecommunications industry thought leader Francis McInerny, telecom CEO and governance expert David Montanaro, and RF company CEO Marc Viggiano.
Green is President and CEO of Assured Information Security, a successful, fast-growing upstate New York small business that focuses on computer and network security R&D. Under Charles’ leadership the company has grown to more than $150MM and nearly 200 employees in 10 locations, and Green has been recognized as an economic champion for his work with AIS and as an advisor to several other groundbreaking technology companies.
Hill is globally recognized as a provider of strategic business development for high growth companies, and a relentless advocate for the transformation of the upstate New York economy through the emergence of high value-added technology industries. He is chief technology officer for the initiative to bring a $12B+ manufacturing campus to the region, and he has been a prime mover for accelerating technology commercialization through such activities as joint development agreements, technology transfer, and R&D fundraising and financing.
Marks is co-founder and director emeritus of MTN Satellite Communications and is one of the pioneers of the cable industry, in which he has been a leader for more than 50 years. Marks’ illustrious career has included co-founding SeaMobile, Inc. serving as president and CEO of American Video Corporation (later American CableSystems, Inc.), and becoming the youngest cable TV owner to be elected to the Cable Pioneer’s Club. He is active and sought -after as an advisor to communications and networking companies.
McInerney is the Managing Director of North River Ventures LLC. NRV’s web-based video program, called FutureCreators, is the largest and most comprehensive business management system ever created. McInerny is a thought leader in information technology markets with more than 40 years’ experience; author of six books; and investor in several information industry-focused funds.
Montanaro is an entrepreneurial CEO and angel investor with extensive board director experience. He is recognized as a leading expert in the telecommunications and data networking industries with extensive knowledge in the convergence of voice, data, video and wireless solutions in managed, hosted and cloud computing. He was a founding investor and board member and led USA Datanet Corporation as Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to USA Datanet, he was an executive for NEC Corporation in numerous CEO roles spanning six different business entities over 15 years. His expertise spans operations, finance, and strategy as well as thought leadership on governance and compliance matters.
Viggiano is a noted leader in infrastructure deployment and the engineering of advanced sensor and communication systems. He was previously CEO of Saab Sensis and is currently the founder/CEO of Niteopark LLC, an engineering and business development consulting firm. Viggiano has more than three decades of experience in the design and development of advanced sensor and communication systems. He holds multiple patents in these areas. For 25 years in a variety of managerial and technical positions, Marc helped guide Sensis from a seven person startup to a700 employee company, then led the effort to sell Sensis to Saab which resulted in a 40X exit for initial Sensis investors.