Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kozar's background is in the tech field. He has been and is involved with a number of high tech companies covering a broad range of solutions. His educational background is in the engineering field with a main focus on electronic design. At the present time, he sits on several boards and is involved with venture capital investing.
Mr. Romanov has enjoyed a diverse work life rich in experience. He worked with industry leaders in his formative years, such as Motorola as National Sales Manager, where he migrated to Global Business. As CEO at Alpine Electronics, a direct subsidiary of Alps Electric Japan, for 17 years, he established, with his leadership team, the Canadian operation and built it into an industry leader, generating in excess of $50 million in annual revenues. In three years the brand achieved #1 market share, with 50% plus of the Canadian market share. Hand in hand with Alpine’s growth as a premium brand, Mr. Romanov established and grew its OEM business, establishing Alpine electronics equipment in Mercedes, Honda, Lamborghini, and other automotive icons. After leaving Alpine in 1996, Mr. Romanov established Royal Oak Marketing, a national marketing agency, that eventually generated $120 million in annual revenues, creating sales and distribution channels for a variety of leading consumer electronics brands, including AST Computers resulting in their winning top market share exceeding those of the then existing industry leaders. The agency was sold to a US concern for $29 million. Mr. Romanov led the acquisition team when Alpine acquired Luxman home audio and parlayed this rich experience later in his career as he developed and co-founded Spherex Inc., which developed and marketed an Xbox gaming audio system licensed to Microsoft. Spherex was sold to a US concern in 2005. Alex has held senior positions in iSIGN since November 2007, bringing the Company public in September 2009.
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Reilly is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Chartered Accountant (1985), and an Arthur Anderson & Co. ("AA & Co") alumnus (1986). For over the past twenty years, Bruce has successfully developed and managed a chartered accounting firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area. During that time, he has acquired a broad range of experience with a primary focus on public companies. In addition, Bruce is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Platinex Inc. and is the past Chief Financial Officer and past Board Chair of Partner Jet Corp., which are listed on the TSX-V.
Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Mark Janke, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, P.Eng, is iSIGN's acting Chief Technical Officer. Mark began his career working in the oil industry after getting a diploma in Instrumentation from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.), obtaining trade certification and then graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mark continued to work in the field of industrial automation for over a decade until the year 2000 as a consultant and full-time engineer with Universal Dynamics. During the late 90's Mark managed a development team with an annual budget of over 1,000,000 building a cutting-edge model-based control solution called Brainwave. Brainwave helped lime kiln operators, brewers, and others save millions of dollars in energy costs. In 2000, Mark joined the team at Intrinsyc Software managing the Field Application Engineering (FAE) team. The Intrinsyc FAE team helped top-tier tech companies such as Motorola and Intel develop cutting-edge mobile phone technologies. In 2005 Mark formed Deviceworx - a consulting firm that focused primarily on the development of FDA certified bio-medical devices including remote cardiac monitors. In 2009, Mark joined iSIGN as C.T.O. and began to work with Chris Losari in commercializing the Interactive Marketing Solution (IMS) software product for Bluetooth proximity marketing. Following this, Mark and Chris developed the Smart Antenna device - extending IMS capabilities by building a robust, all-weather embedded device that includes simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communications capabilities with comprehensive server support for remote device configuration and statistical monitoring.