Key Executives from Leading Global Telecom and Financial Services Companies Join Board of Advisors for Synchronoss’ Enterprise Business Unit
Specifically, the Board of Advisors will provide a broader understanding of the enterprise digital marketplace and insight into industry specific requirements, solutions (Enterprise Mobility Management, Identity Access Management and Supporting Services) and adoption strategies, as well as assist in ongoing business development endeavors. In addition, the Board of Advisors will guide the overall business unit’s roadmap for both platform and consultative solutions by participating on the advisory board.
“We are committed to ensuring the most productive and secure digital
The Board of Advisors is comprised of current and former representatives
Lance Braunstein- Managing Director, Technology; Goldman Sachs
Lance Braunsteinis global head of Client Platforms and Investment Banking Technology. He is chair of the Global Technology Career Development Committee, a member of the Technology Executive Leadership Groupand a member of the Technology Division Risk Operating Committee. Lance joined Goldman Sachsas a managing director in 2008.
Prior to joining the firm, Lance was a managing director at
Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for infrastructure and development organizations in Wealth Management. He has also been a technical advisor to several companies, including Cisco, Collation, Actona and Intruvert.
Lance serves as an advisory member of Grand Central Tech and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bushwick Starr theater. He previously served on the Board of Directors of The Bridge and
Lance earned a BA in Mathematics from the
University of Rochester, an MS in Physics from Colorado State Universityand an MBA from the Wharton Schoolof the University of Pennsylvania.
Jan Geldmacher- CEO at Vodafone Global Enterprise Ltd.
Jan Geldmacherleads Vodafone Global Enterprise, a business unit accountable for the end to end management of Vodafone'slargest corporate customers worldwide - defining the strategy and operational execution for Vodafone'srelationship with multinational corporate customers. Prior to this, Jan was Director of the Enterprise Business Unit at Vodafone D2 GmbH. He is a member of the Vodafone Germany Executive Committee. From 2005 to 2008, Jan was Chief Executive Officer at British Telecom BT ( Germany) in Munich. Before moving to BT, Jan was a member of the management/executive board at T-Systems Internationalbetween 2001 and 2004. Previous to that he was Head of International Networks & Joint Ventures(NI3) at Deutsche Telekom AGin Bonn.
Between 1999 and 2000 Jan held the position of Vice President Network Operations & International Support Telecommunications Services (TCS) at Debis Systemhaus.
Kyle Malady– SVP and Chief Network Officer, Verizon Wireline.
Kyle Maladyoversees one of the world’s largest and most advanced facilities-based networks. He is responsible for the planning, design and operation of Verizon'sglobal voice, data and IP networks which now span more than 2,600 cities in 150 countries on six continents. Malady also leads the engineering and operation of Verizon’s domestic, state-of-the-art, fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network – the power behind Verizon'sindustry-leading FiOS data and Video services. Previously, Malady was Vice President-New Product Development at Verizon Wireless, where he had responsibility for developing core technology that enabled new products and services. He played a key role in launching platforms such as VCast Music and Video, VZ Navigator, Push to Talk, VZ MobileWeb, the Verizon App Storeand other platforms that served as the springboards for the next generation of wireless data services. He also played key roles in the development and commercialization of other network based platforms such as LTE and device operating systems such as Android. Malady began his career in 1989 with NYNEX Mobile Communicationsand has held a variety of positions in operations, planning, technology, engineering and finance.
Malady previously served on the board of
Nitronex Corporation, which developed ground breaking technology and products for RF power devices. He has been and continues to be a member on the FCC CSRIC. He is also involved with charitable causes including Caelen’s Fund and Heart Care International. These charities raise money and provide free cardiac surgeries for deserving children in developing countries.
Malady earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Bridgeportin CT and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from New York University.
Dan Petrozzo– Co-Founder, Venilume and former CIO, Fidelity Investments
Dan is a co-founder focused on driving a superior experience for
Verilume customers. Previously, Dan was a Partner and the Global
Head of Technology for Investment Management at
Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Dan held the position of Chief Information Officer with Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for all aspects of Fidelity's technology portfolio including the award winning Fidelity.com website. Before joining Fidelity, Dan was the CIO of the Wealth Management business at Morgan Stanleyfor a number of years, and moved on to become their Co-Chief Information Officer.
Dan was also Global Head of Equity Prime Services Technology for
Deutsche Bank AG. Earlier, Dan was President and Board Member of venture-backed StorageApps, the breakthrough company in storage virtualization which was sold to Hewlett Packard. Previously, he also served as a Board Member of Sendmail, which was sold to Proofpoint(PFPT). Dan currently serves as Chairman of NPower, a New Yorkbased non-profit focusing on mobilizing the tech community and providing individuals, nonprofits and schools the access and opportunity to build their tech skills and achieve their potential.
- Dan is a co-founder focused on driving a superior experience for Verilume customers. Previously, Dan was a Partner and the Global Head of Technology for Investment Management at
Dave Schuette– EVP and President, Synchronoss Enterprise Business Unit
Dave leads the direction and execution of the
SynchronossEnterprise Business Unit’s vision, business development initiatives and operations. He is responsible for driving incremental growth across industries including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, helping enterprises understand how to avoid the obstacles of operational rigor so they can be nimble and flexible and innovate at market speed. Dave is an expert on information management and the manner in which the development of technology frameworks enable industries and organizations to solve the unique challenges of their specific industries and companies. Some examples include helping companies to understand weaknesses in their specific technologies, as well as comprehending tactics that can compromise their security. Dave has also helped client organizations understand the value proposition derived from building “centric” relationships with their employees, partners, and customers. For more than 20 years, he has provided strategic direction and thought leadership to Fortune 1000 companies on the way in which enterprises can cut through the complexity of the regulatory environment, their marketplace and their businesses, enabling them to operate in a frictionless environment, go-to-market faster and innovate and grow.
Prior to joining
Synchronoss, Dave was a managing partner at Knowledgent Group, and held senior leadership roles at EMCand BusinessEdge Solutions. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
- Dave leads the direction and execution of the
Andrew Smith; Managing Director, Technology; Goldman Sachs
Andrew is global head of the Mobile group within Client Platforms.
Previously, he was responsible for mobile strategy and development
in Workplace Technology Management. Prior to joining the
Technology Division, Andrew managed the Ocean Desktop Strategy and
several Equities core engineering groups within the Securities
Division and served as co-chair of the
Equities Chief Technology Officer Council. Before that, he worked on Sales technology initiatives in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Core Strategist Group. Prior to that, Andrew was the technical architect behind WebET, an internet trading framework, from 1996 to 2002. For his work on WebET, he was awarded the Michael P. Mortara Award for Innovation in 2001. Earlier in his career, he managed the Non-Dollar Repo/Funding systems team in Londonfrom 1992 to 1996. Andrew joined Goldman Sachsin 1992 as an analyst/developer. He was named technical fellow in 2005 and managing director in 2007.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked in technology at
Barclaysde Zoete Wedd and Continental Bankand at engineering firms in London.
- Andrew is global head of the Mobile group within Client Platforms. Previously, he was responsible for mobile strategy and development in Workplace Technology Management. Prior to joining the Technology Division, Andrew managed the Ocean Desktop Strategy and several Equities core engineering groups within the Securities Division and served as co-chair of the
Steve Waldis– Founder, Chairman & CEO, Synchronoss
With over 20 years’ experience, Steve has served in startup and
senior executive management positions in both high technology and
telecommunication companies. Steve started his career at
AT&Tin various technical, product management and sales and marketing positions before moving to executive-level roles at technology start-ups. Founded in 2000, Synchronosshas grown from a young New Jerseystart-up into one of the most successful technology IPOs of 2007. Today, Synchronossis the industry leader in Software as a Service in transaction management for a broad range of activation solutions and connected devices, serving the industry leaders around the world.
Over the years,
Synchronosshas garnered many awards for its innovative technology platforms and unique business model. These awards include Software 500′s Top 10 Companies, Stratecast/Frost & Sullivan’s Top 10 Global Companies to Watch in 2009, Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies, NJBiz Fast 50 Companies, IPO Home’s top ranked Software IPO of 2007, and various others. Mr. Waldis’ success has not gone unnoticed, winning the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award an unprecedented three times. Steve received a degree in corporate communications from Seton Hall Universityand is a founding inductee into the Seton Hall University Hall of Famefor Business Entrepreneurial Studies. Steve sits on the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall Universityas well as the Board of Directors of The New Jersey Technology Council, and two privately held companies, BillTrust and ClickFox.
- With over 20 years’ experience, Steve has served in startup and senior executive management positions in both high technology and telecommunication companies. Steve started his career at
“Understanding the complexities involved in enterprise mobility, we are
pleased to be part of the Synchronoss Enterprise Board of Advisors,”