BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CEO / Chairman of the board
Chris is a pioneer in the wireless communication industry with over 20 years dedicated to the adoption of wireless technologies throughout all industries ranging from cellular payment processing to the creation of cellular routers and GPS monitoring devices.
Chris grew his passion for wireless communications while serving as an air traffic controller in the US Navy onboard the USS Midway and USS Kitty Hawk. After proudly serving his country, he took his experience and began to carve out a future in cellular communications with sales, business development and channel development roles at Novatel Wireless, Motorola (now Telit), Wavecom and CalAmp Wireless Networks. Prior to DCS, Chris was instrumental in developing NexAria’s wireless strategy positioning NexAira as the premier device manufacturer for rural cellular networks and Mobile Virtual Network Operators in North America.
Chris is dedicated to removing the complexities from IoT solutions, building a company whose focus is on deploying end-to-end solutions, while reducing the number of companies it takes to create them. His intuition and industry experience have evolved DCS from a cellular modem distribution company into a solutions integrator which cellular networks lean on for its business solutions.
Chris spends most weekends at the sports park with his four children. When he has time, you may catch him on a golf course or doing R&D for BrewSee.
David Diamond was appointed director of the company on July 28, 2022. Mr. Diamond is currently Managing Director of CBIZ, a Nasdaq-listed provider of accounting, tax, and advisory services, a position he has held since January 2005. He is also a member of the board of directors of RenovoRX, a Nasdaq-listed clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, where he is the Lead Independent Director and the Chair of its Audit Committee. He has been a member of the board of directors of Vaneltix Pharma, a pharmaceutical company, since June 2022, and was a member of board of directors of Oncotelic, an immuno-oncology company, from June 2020 to July 2021. Mr. Diamond has over 30 years of experience in industry and in public accounting, including expanding two local CPA firms in San Diego and selling them to national CPA firms. He is an active CPA, is a former auditor, and is current on FASB issues and changes in the accounting industry.
Mr. Diamond’s significant experience assisting management teams and board directors with capital financing and strategic business planning, and his deep expertise in accounting matters, qualify him to serve on our Board.
WILLIAM (BILL) F. ESPLEY
William Espley was appointed director of the company in October 2017. From 2003-2010, Mr. Expley was a founding investor in, and served as Investor Relations principal for, Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Nasdaq-listed payment systems provider. Mr. Espley was also a member of the board of directors of American Bullion Minerals Ltd., a mining claims company, from 2008 to 2011, and was its Vice President from 1997 to 2002. He is currently the President and a director of White Tiger Venture Group Ltd., a position he has held since 2015, and the President and a director of Predictive Health Analytics Inc., a position he has held since 2017. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Espley was a licensed registered representative for C.M. Oliver & Co., a member firm of all of the Canadian stock exchanges. Prior to that, Mr. Espley was a founder and served as President of Professional Canadian Investment Group Inc. (PROCAN), a venture capital company that funded technology and oil & gas companies, from 1985 to 1994.
Mr. Espley’s expertise in business acquisition planning and financing, as well as his venture capital, investor relations and board experience, all qualify him to serve on our Board.
Julie Hajduk was appointed director of the Company on July 28, 2022. Ms. Hajduk is currently the President and CEO of Li-FT Power, a CSE-listed mineral exploration company, a position she has held since May 2021, and since August 2020 has also been CEO of Prince Capital Corp, an exempt market dealer. Ms. Hajduk has served on the board of directors of several public companies over the last 20 years including, most recently, Element 79 Gold Corp from March 2020 until June 2022. Since April 2021 she has also been a director of Little Fish Acquisition I Corp. a Canadian public company formed to identify and evaluate assets or businesses for acquisition. Ms. Hajduk was also director of Opawica Exploration Inc,, a Canadian junior exploration company, from January 2019 to October 2020, and BioCure Technology Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2012 to February 2019. She founded her own PR and Communications firm, Purple Crown Communications 10 years ago and in that role, she has proven to be an asset to clients by assisting in raising non-brokered and brokered capital for clients along with making sure their news and communications strategies are compliant with regulatory bodies.
Ms. Hajduk’s current role as a CEO for Li-FT Power, Prince Capital Corp., and Purple Crown along with her experience as a multifaceted investor relations specialist and having been a Board member of multiple CSE and dual listed companies qualifies her to serve on our Board.
Results-driven sales professional with 29+ years experience in the wireless industry, developing and implementing successful sales strategies for M2M/IoT verticals within the United States and global markets. Energetic professional working with successful sales teams and M2M/IoT companies to reach optimal performance levels within a rapidly growing industry. Polished communicator with excellent written and presentation skills. Strategic thinker, skilled at developing action plans and implementing creative solutions to deliver to an ever-evolving marketplace. A self-starter with a strong reputation for exceeding sales quota, goals in competitive environments and building strong relationships across all levels of management.
Specialties: Channel Management, designing strategies for success, identifying needs for expansion, M2M/IoT solutions, services, device certification and deployment schedules.
A well-respected executive, Mike has spent the past 25 years building and scaling GTM teams with a focus on enterprise digital transformation. His innovative and disruptive approach, has resulted in a successful exit at a growth equity backed company (RAMAR) and outsized shareholder returns at public companies (Telit, Digi). A trustworthy and inspirational leader, Mike has developed a repeatable GTM playbook that has resulted in significant revenue growth (Telit Americas: $0 to $120M) and market leading performance. With a focus on growth, Mike is adept at choosing the appropriate GTM strategy, building the teams, implementing revenue team playbooks, and instrumenting through systems (i.e., HubSpot, Salesforce, Gong.io). Passionate about digital transformation, Mike has worked across all major vertical markets (industrial, commercial, healthcare, logistics, transportation) and within different parts of the value chain. Mike is a well-respected leader within the IoT market having forged relationships with many other industry leaders over his 25-year career. Currently, Mike leads the revenue team at Cognosos which has achieved 3.5x ARR growth in his first year. Outside of work, Mike enjoys time with his family and staying fit through road cycling, mountain biking, running, spinning and hiking.
Specialties: General management, OEM and enterprise sales, business development, sales management, product management, engineering management, vertical markets, strategic marketing, go-to-market strategy, strategic planning, market development, B2B brand management, demand gen (MQL,SAL,SQL), ABM, embedded (LTE, GPS, WiFi, BLE), Industrial IoT, SaaS, M2M, LTE, 4G, 5G, RTLS.
Mike Zhou was appointed director of the Company on May 26, 2021. From 2019 to the present, Mr. Zhou has served as owner and President of MYZ Corporate Relations Ltd., a private investment and consulting firm that is primarily involved with the North American capital markets. From 2017 to 2018. Mr. Zhou was an Analyst and Associate with PI Financial, a privately-owned Canadian brokerage firm, where he worked directly with the firm’s Vice President and Managing Director. From 2013 to 2015, he was Corporate Development Manager for BiYond Corp., an IoT services company. Mr. Zhou has been a member of the board of directors of the following Canadian public company: Explorex Resource Inc. (which is now known as Raffles Financial Group), a natural resources exploration company from August 15, 2019 to April 16, 2021. Mr. Zhou holds the Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Economics with Minor in Commerce (Saunders School of Business) from the University of British Columbia.
Mr.Zhou’s accumulated experience in international business strategy, the capital markets, and the technology sector, as well as his management positions and director roles in the financial-technology, digital marketing, consulting, and financial sectors, makes him qualified to serve on our Board.