Daniel BlandFounder & CEO
Daniel is a seasoned entrepreneur who has firmly established himself as a ‘hands-on’ developer of premier and unique technologies. Over the last thirty years he has been well ahead of the technology curve by locating state-of-the-art technology, incubating it, developing it, commercializing it and building a world class team around him to make those technology innovations and advances a reality. Through this process Daniel has mastered the small cap market techniques that have allowed him to raise over $100,000,000 for his various ventures in both domestic and international venues. His development and financing activities over the years have allowed him to build a network of like-minded companies and individuals across the globe from Monaco to Moscow, Vancouver to Bangalore. His success in large part is due to his persistence and focus. One project at a time, Daniel fully immerses himself as an entrepreneurial CEO in the startup stage while selecting a management team to take the technology, the product and the company to the next level. All these skill sets and his thirty years of experience is now fully focused on building 5Barz and its leading-edge products in the most vibrant technology sector in modern times – the Wireless Industry.
Naresh SoniChief Technology Officer
Naresh came to 5Barz with over thirty years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He is an accomplished and highly recognized technology leader having invented, built, managed and rolled out multiple global telecommunications technologies we all take for granted today. With the advent of cellular, Naresh is credited with developing technology products for mobile devices and networks, which have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Most recently, Naresh served as the Chief Technology Officer of InterDigital, a $2B market cap NASDAQ company, where he was responsible for InterDigital’s technology strategy and road map. Additionally, Naresh also led the company’s University and industry relationships, provided guidance on M&A opportunities, and all research and development initiatives. Prior to InterDigital, Naresh served as the Chief Technology Officer for Streamezzo, a venture-funded provider of interactive rich media solutions for some of the world’s leading handset manufacturers and wireless operators. His previous experience also includes executive positions at STMicroelectronics, Nokia, AT&T Bell Labs and IBM. Naresh holds several patents, has authored multiple technical papers and has given keynote speeches at many Communications and Computing conferences. Naresh earned his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. He has served on the Board of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Wireless Communications, Commnexus and is currently on the Technical Advisory Council at Interdigital and Accelera Mobile Broadband.
Mark GeogheganDirector of Finance
Mark has operated as a financial professional for 30 years. A former Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, Mark, through his operating businesses, has developed a career of guiding developing companies from start up stages to thriving enterprises. He was a hands-on manager at an organization that developed 1,100 franchised outlets internationally within a few years, and was a very active part of a turnaround team in a high tech company that now has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion dollars. He has substantial experience in structuring and listing companies on stock exchanges in various venues in the world and substantive post-listing management experience, including quarterly reporting, annual audited financials, annual reports, budgets, ongoing business plan development, investor relations and management of business development initiatives.
Orlando CueterVice President, Business Development
With over twenty years of business experience, Orlando began his career at the United Nations in Santiago Chile – Industry Division. Since then Orlando has been involved in corporate finance for a diverse number of global businesses. He is a partner of ITC (Invoice-to-Cash) in Toronto and remains co-founder and owner of the Tre Angoli Winery in Manila, Philippines.