The Company has assembled a strong management team experienced in the technology start up process with decades of technology start up expertise.
Thomas Meredith- Chairman and CEO ::: Mr. Meredith has over 30 years of computer, financial services and telecommunications experience. He started his computer career with Digital Equipment Corporation when the first 32-bit architecture was introduced. He was one of the original management team of the first Apple clone manufacturer, Franklin Computers, managing its retail distribution. He was Federal Sales Director for Lisp Machine, a leading artificial intelligence company, responsible for sales to defense contractors providing artificial intelligence applications to the Federal Government.
Mr. Meredith founded VoxLink, the leading innovator of voice and electronic mail integration. He also founded one of the first game companies on the Internet, Internet Gaming; The industry that was responsible for processing the first significant volume of credit cards on the Internet and internationally. Mr. Meredith gained additional financial processing experience consulting to the financial services industry, primarily in automation of mortgage and online credit/debit card processing.
Mr. Meredith is a graduate of the Harvard Business School specializing in Entrepreneurial studies. He also graduated from Stanford University School of Engineering where he graduated in three years on Academic Scholarship. He has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
B.M. Khanna - President India ::: Mr. B.M. Khanna has vast experience in the telecom field serving the Indian Government’s Dept. of Telecom (DOT) for over 40 years, holding several key positions.
Mr. Khanna most recent position was as Chairman & Managing Director of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd., a public telecom company, serving two of the largest cities in India, Delhi and Mumbai. During his tenure as CEO of MTNL, over seven years, MTNL was recognized as amongst the five most efficiently managed Public Sector Undertakings in India. For his outstanding achievements, several awards were conferred upon Mr. Khanna: Telecom Man of the Year Award and Shiromani Vikas Award presented by the Rev. Mother Teresa at Kolkata.
Previously, Mr. Khanna was the CEO of Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) at Allahabad and Deputy Director General responsible for the formulation and implementation of the long term planning for Indian Telecommunications at Telecom Headquarters. He was the senior expert with the ITU at Addis Ababa for the implementation of PANAFTEL SYSTEM for the Africa Region. Prior to that, he was Director Long Distance at Telecom Headquarters. He also was Director, Microwave Projects at Mumbai responsible for installing new systems in the Western Region of India from scratch.
Mr. Khanna consulted to several Multinational corporations including: AT&T, NCR, Lucent Technologies, Arraycom, Hughes Network Systems, HCL Infosystems, American Tower Corporation and CH2M Hill. As a senior member of the telecom fraternity in India, Mr. Khanna has been associated with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecom Engineers at the key policy planning level. As a member of the CII’s National Telecom Council, he has been intimately involved in several key telecom policy initiatives taken by the CII, as also the regulatory issues affecting the Telecom Industry in India.
Robert Horne - Chief Operating Officer ::: Mr. Horne has tremendous experience in new technology ventures especially in telecommunications. He was Vice President for Nortel Networks focusing on the Finance markets with an emphasis on e-commerce and managed Nortel’s internal venture fund. He was Chairman of NetActive, an internet security company and Board member of Ceon Corporation, a telecommunications software company. Previously, Robert was Vice President for Digital Equipment Corporation and General Manager in Latin America for Stauffer Chemical.
Robert is on the Board of the Southeast Council of the American Electronics Association, and is a Founding Member of the Georgia Technology Leadership Coalition representing the technology industry to the state legislature. He sits on the External Advisory Board of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Clemson University. Mr. Horne received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, both from Cambridge University, England, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kern Lewis – Vice President of Marketing ::: Mr. Lewis is a veteran marketing professional with twenty-five years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining P2P Cash he ran an independent marketing consulting practice focused on growing small and medium-sized businesses. He also spent eight years in the mortgage business directing marketing programming for World Savings and CMG Mortgage.
At World Savings he led efforts that doubled customer retention rates in the face of intense competitive pressures during the refinancing boom.
At CMG he directed the introduction of the Home Ownership Accelerator loan product, which created a profitable new niche in the mortgage industry. To support the product launch he led recruitment efforts that attracted and trained over 10,000 loan agents in a two-year period.
Jacques Gilbert – Senior Technical Advisor
Most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Architect at Western Union, Mr. Gilbert’s designed and developed Western Union’s new Mobile Money Transfer product including interoperability between leading European mobile phone operators. He also re-architected Western Union’s core systems worldwide and integrated a $300M acquisition into Western Union’s corporate infrastructure and technology.
Previously, Mr. Gilbert was a founder in 1981 of Internet Systems Corporation which developed an industry leading real-time banking transaction processor. Its flagship product, ATLAS, is used by the world’s major banks including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, ING, Société Générale and Sumitomo Bank). The company grew to revenues of more than $75M with over 400 employees and a presence in 10 countries. Before that he was a Systems Analyst for three years with First National Bank of Chicago.
With his full P&L and strategy formulation experience, in depth Financial Industry knowledge, and experience in both startup and mature business environments, Mr. Gilbert is a welcome addition to the P2P Cash team and will be responsible for providing technology vision and direction, delivering complex products, and maintaining ISO 9001, PCI, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He graduated in the top 5% nationwide in France with a BS Degree in Mathematics from Lycee de Montpellier, France and received his Ingénieur graduate degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris: equivalent to MS Engineering and MBA degrees.
Since 1991 Eula Adams has served as senior executive vice-president of First Data Corporation, the world leader in payment processing, with worldwide revenues of $8.0 billion. During his tenure at First Data, Mr. Adams was president of First Data Resources, overseeing a $2.0 billion revenue stream and the largest third party processor of Visa and MasterCard credit, debit, and retail card accounts in the world. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Storage Sales Practice at Sun Microsystems. The Global Storage Practice accounts for approximately 20% of Sun's $13 billion in revenues. Prior to First Data Resources, Mr. Adams was president of First Data Merchant Services, the leading acquirer of merchant sales tickets and processor of those transactions (primarily Visa and MasterCard).
The company processed over 8 billion transactions annually, and had over 6,000 employees. Prior to First Data Merchant Services, Mr. Adams was chief operating officer of Western Union, which had been acquired by First Data Corp. in late 1995. During this time Mr. Adams was responsible for day-to-day management of finance and accounting, HR, back office operations, and merger integration. From 1972 to 1991, Mr. Adams was a Partner in the Executive Committee of Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Adams has served on the Board of Directors of several companies, including MasterCard International, Wells Fargo Merchant Services, and NYCE Corporation. Mr. Adams received his MBA from Harvard Business School.