Chief Executive Officer
Nigel Jones comes to KoolSpan with over 16 years of experience in strategic financial management, fundraising, investor relations, and mergers & acquisitions, with a demonstrated track record of success. Nigel has been a partner at private equity investment firm TWJ Capital since 2006. Prior to joining TWJ Capital, Nigel was a Principal at the Carlyle Group, where was a member of the U.S. Buyout team focused on the aerospace, defense, and federal technical services sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was an Associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Nigel holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University. Prior to business school, Nigel was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995. In his last assignment, he was the senior communications officer and communications platoon commander for the 1st Force Reconnaissance Company of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
Chief Technology Officer
Bill Supernor brings to KoolSpan a robust track record of performance and innovation based on more than 20 years of combined engineering and management experience. Supernor joins KoolSpan from McLean, Va.-based Trust Digital, a leading provider of smartphone security management. Prior to Trust Digital, Supernor served in senior-level positions at Cognio, Symantec, and McAfee/Network Associates. Supernor also served as a Lieutenant and Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. Supernor graduated with honors from National University with a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering, and with distinction from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Vice President Finance
Gina Smith has over 12 years of finance & accounting, financial reporting, human resources, budgeting and financial analysis experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Koolspan in 2006, Ms. Smith served as the Controller and Finance manager for Infotech Enterprises, the US subsidiary of a mutli national corporation where she was responsible for all finance and accounting. Prior to Infotech Enterprises, Gina was a Financial Analyst at ComScore Networks in Reston, Virginia reporting to the Controller. Ms. Smith has held various finance positions at Facility Engineering Associates and RipTech, Inc. While at RipTech, Inc., Ms. Smith was responsible for all accounting and human resources and was a key contributor to its acquisition by Symantec Corporation in 2002.
Gina received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Virginia.
Vice President International
Gerald Murphy brings over 20 years Engineering, Management and Business Development experience in the field of innovative communications. Previously Gerald held a Specialist Advisor role involving Business Teaming and Solution Architecture at Fujitsu U.K. ensuring success in winning complex Defence contracts. Prior to that Mr Murphy held International Engineering, Programme Management and Lead International Sales roles at Harris RF Communications Division. This included successful Bid and Programme Management on flagship network encryption programmes and the management of the International Dealer network. Gerald gained Project and Business responsibilities in the Financial Sector on the successful Euro Conversion with a financial outlook of 2.3 Billion Euros for Ernst & Young in the Netherlands. Gerald started his career in the British Army ending an exemplary career with U.K. Special Forces as a signals and communications specialist.
Gerald gained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Open University in the U.K.
VP of Software Engineering, Orville has over 17 years of database administration, systems analysis, software development, and product management experience. Currently responsible for leading KoolSpan TrustAPI, TrustCenter and Mobile Applications development teams, Orville can be credited with designing and developing KoolSpan’s TrustChip Development Kit (TDK) for Java, a Java API that allows applications to interact with and use KoolSpan‘s TrustChip on Android, Blackberry, Windows and Linux. Prior to joining KoolSpan in 2008, Orville was a Senior Game Developer at OpenPath Products LLC porting and developing numerous games and application for early mobile platforms such as Brew, J2ME and Symbian. Prior to OpenPath Products Orville was a Senior Principle Engineer and Product Manager at Telecommunication Systems Inc. (TCS), responsible for TCS’s Wireless Internet Gateway and development of other products. Orville received a B.S. in Information Systems at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
As Vice President of Operations, Theresa Dessaso leads KoolSpan’s Operations and Project management activities. During her 24 tenure in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Theresa has established a proven track record of successfully leading organizations through large IT projects. Theresa’s diverse government and corporate background includes experience as a Managing Consultant at Lucent Technologies’, Senior Informations Systems Engineering at The MITRE Corporation, a CEO for Matrix Ingenuity, Inc and as an Intelligence and Electronic Warfare (IEW) System Repairer in the United States Army. She holds and maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Technology Infrastructure (ITIL) certifications. Theresa received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business management from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Technical Management at Johns Hopkins University.