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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH)
Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) has spent the last 3 years developing relationships and licensing agreements to take the center stage in the emerging market of mobile gaming. The company has the capability to deliver rich mobile content to end users who will use their smart phones in ways that could not even have been imagined five years ago.
Specializing in delivery of mobile content, mobile payment solutions and products through a mix of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements, the company operates as a technology and services aggregator to meet the diverse needs of its client base. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new streams of revenue.
ThreeFiftyNine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, hired a software development team that had previously designed the world’s first regulatory compliant mobile platform for delivery of gaming content created by a third party. The platform, which has met the rigorous standards of the Nevada Gaming Board, the gold standard in regulatory gaming, represents the first generation software delivery platform for mobile devices. The development team spent the past 5 years and millions of dollars in non-recurring engineering costs to complete the development of the platform. At the heart is the capability to deliver any digital content across any cellular network to any mobile device. This key differentiator makes it possible for Consorteum to approach many different markets that are in the business of providing mobile connectivity and mobile content.
Consorteum’s mobile initiatives will benefit multiple business verticals. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Consorteum's goal is to have their customers think of them more as partners, rather than just technology providers, for longer-lasting, more profitable relationships.
Craig A. Fielding – Chairman & CEO Consorteum Holdings Inc.
From April 2006 to the present Mr. Fielding has served as a director and CEO of Consorteum, a company he co-founded. From January 2002 to February 2006 Mr. Fielding was part of the management team (Vice President of Sales) at Mint Technology Corp, a technology based company in Toronto. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of Sales at SoftTracks Enterprises from September 1999- November 2001, a startup company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. From August 1989 to August 1999 Mr. Fielding worked in a number of Sales Management and Senior Management roles in North America with Xerox Canada Ltd. Mr. Fielding attended Manchester Polytechnic in England where he studied business. Mr. Fielding’s experience in technology, programming and large system building in his prior positions enables him to bring this valuable experience to the Board and to act as the Company’s CEO and President.
Patrick Shuster – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Shuster has over 25 years business experience, including over 20 years in sales, engineering, operations and marketing for the telecommunications industry. He has 5 years of experience as an officer and director of a publicly traded company. He has assisted numerous small private companies in business plan development and private equity fundraising. Mr. Shuster retired as a decorated officer in the United States Navy serving in the submarine service. His last active duty assignment was as Chief Engineer of a nuclear submarine.
Mr. Shuster has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Smart Voice Telecommunications Inc., from January 11, 2004 to January 2006. His responsibilities included all aspects of founding a VOIP (Voice over Internet Telecommunications) Company. Since 2006, Mr. Shuster has consulted for several privately held companies to develop strategic business plans and streamline operations. Most recently he has worked with Renaissance Network Solutions, a company partnered with Verifone Holdings Inc. to provide next generation wireless services to Verifone’s customers.
Prior to 2004 Mr. Shuster has worked for several telecommunication companies including NEC America, Furukawa Ltd., Net.com and Applied Innovations. Mr. Shuster attended the University of Maryland and received an engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Cornell University where he completed his Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering.
John Osborne, CTO ThreeFiftyNine Inc.
John is a visionary technologist with a unique blend of business acumen and entrepreneurial talent. He is seen as an innovator in embedded systems hardware and software design, with a proven ability to see and deliver at the leading edge of technology and business development.
The end to end mobile system addresses the most complex technical and regulation based issues in the mobile industry to date, having to deliver across all mobile operating systems, application infrastructure and regulatory compliance. The platform we developed allows an authorized mobile user in an approved geo-location position to game with real currency.
The company also holds a number of partnerships with major brands in the mobile software space, including with Motorola where John held a strategic consulting role responsible for technology leadership, innovation and change agent. He led the consolidation of Motorola embedded OS strategy in developing a global application strategy. In driving Motorola’s mass-market mobile application solutions, John led and delivered Motorola Backup (www.motorolabackup.com) to over 120 countries in 27 languages.
John studied Substrate Physics and Electronics at London University, leaving to found and become CEO of Active Imaging, a leading European imaging systems business with multi-million pound contracts in industry and defense.
John has held multiple international patents and, as a native of Wales, his drive for innovation in business is matched only by his following of rugby, which he played internationally.
William Wagner, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wagner is a seasoned financial professional with over 15 years of financial reporting, planning, M&A and capital raising experience with public and private, high-growth companies. He possesses extensive experience driving business growth and leading all finance and accounting functions with successful roles as both Controller and CFO, predominantly in the media industry. Mr. Wagner recently served as the Group Controller for a successfully built television station group. Through acquisitions and organic growth, he assisted New Vision Television in identifying revenue enhancement and cost cutting opportunities. He was also instrumental in facilitating due diligence requests resulting in a successful sale of the company. Previous to that Bill Wagner held positions at Fox Sports South as VP of Finance, Financial Reporting assistance with Cox Communications, and CFO for a newly created beverage company. His first major role was acting as VP Controller for College Television Network, helping lead CTN through an aggressive and successful growth resulting in a sale of the company to MTV/Viacom. Previous to private industry, Bill Wagner worked as an auditor in public accounting for a national firm. He is a current CPA and holds a BA from Michigan State University. Mr. Wagner also holds a Certified Global Management Accountant license.
Patrick Doran, Senior Vice President Business Development
Patrick Doran is a senior executive with over 30 years of diversified experience in major corporations as well as early stage companies. Effectively leveraging the assets of corporations he has successfully driven increased revenues through cross promotion and 360 degree marketing efforts. He is an effective leader and team builder who has consistently opened doors to new business relationships and strategic opportunities. Pat has performed due diligence on multiple companies and has experience on both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions. During his tenure at two publicly traded companies he held titles such as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President.
Mr. Doran has repeatedly been asked to lead new initiatives or to provide expertise on critical missions. He completed a successful transition of College Television Network (“CTN”) into MTV/Viacom, and thereafter was retained by MTV Networks as Senior Vice-President-CTN Operations and Finance. Mr. Doran also was chosen by CTN’s Board of Directors to spearhead the administration of the wind down of the Company.
Previously, Mr. Doran served as the Vice-President for Operations and Planning for Turner Pictures Worldwide Distribution, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., from January 1994 until June 1997, and served as Vice President-Group Controller for the Syndication and Licensing Group of Turner Broadcasting from September 1987 until December 1993. In this role Mr. Doran supervised 5 controllers and 125 professional staff in business lines that exceeded $250 million in annual revenue. Mr. Doran is credited with the successful relocation and staffing of Turner Entertainment Company from Los Angeles to CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta following Turner’s acquisition of the MGM film library. He was also chosen as one of Turner’s principal executives involved in the due diligence and acquisition of the Hanna Barbera Studios and library. Prior to joining Turner Broadcasting, Mr. Doran held various managerial and executive positions at Columbia Pictures and MGM Studios. Mr. Doran holds active CPA and CGMA Licenses.