CEO & Co-Founder
Entrepreneur / Software Engineer / RFID Veteran
Emil is Chief Executive Officer of SGNT INC. His key functional areas include company vison, direction & strategy, technology development, and fund-raising. SGNT is Emil's second technology startup, the first being a Canadian firm specializing in the application of RFID to industrial inventory management. With more than 15 years of experience in the technology space and a lifelong track-record in sales and leadership, he brings his software engineering background and entrepreneurial spirit to his roles as Co-Founder and CEO. Additionally, Emil is the inventor of the break-through technology that inspired the creation of SGNT.
Educational Background: University of Alberta – Software Engineering.
COO & Co-Founder
Entrepreneur / Sales & Marketing Veteran / Operations Manager
Tommy is Chief Operating Officer of SGNT INC. His key functional areas include business development and strategy, business operations, and sales and marketing. A graduate of the University of Arizona Eller School of Business, Tommy founded, built, and ran a successful retail business. With more than 15 years of B2B and B2C sales, government procurement, e-commerce operations, extensive organizational, and logistics experience, SGNT's sales, marketing, and logistics roles have a leader with rare skill for a technology startup.
Educational background: University of Arizona – Eller College of Business – B.S. in Business Economics.
Entrepreneur / Startup Veteran / Software & Hardware Guru
Josh is Chief Technology Officer of SGNT INC. His key functional areas include software development, hardware development, and security planning and oversight. His addition to the team has helped transition SGNT’s idea from paper to the real world. Previously he served as CTO of a Tucson-based real estate software company, and has extensive custom software, hardware, and mechanical design background. Additionally, he is experienced in managing technical teams and maintaining software and database management systems.
Educational Background: University of Arizona - B.S. Mechanical Engineering, extensive courses in control systems, mechanical design, and numerical computing.
Entrepreneur / Startup Veteran / Experienced CPA
Tony is Chief Financial Officer of SGNT INC. His key functional areas include financial planning & forecasting, bookkeeping & accounting, and compliance. His skills include operations and financial management, innovative problem solving, negotiations and acquisitions. He has held executive finance and accounting positions at small and large companies both private and public, most recently as a COO for DNX Foods, a startup in the healthy snack food industry. Tony originates from Canada where he became a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) through the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.
Educational Background: Mohawk College (Hamilton, ON, Canada) Business Administration Degree. Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) through the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.
VP Business Development
Entrepreneur / Business Development Executive / Strategic Leader
Manny is VP of Business Development of SGNT INC. His key functional areas include business development, building partnerships, and deploying SGNT’s growth strategies. Manny has 20 years of direct operating experience in cross-market high technology companies, serving in founder, leadership, and business development roles. Manny is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Arizona and serves on the University of Arizona College of Engineering Industry Partnership Board and Tech Launch Arizona Advisory Board.
Educational background: University of Arizona – B.S. Mechanical Engineering
VP Manufacturing Development & Supply Chain
Entrepreneur / Manufacturing Development Expert / Commercialization Veteran
Having simplified and turned-around global supply chains and multi-site product development organizations, Don brings over 25 years experience in building winning operational teams. With a deep network of talent and a focus on strong processes, and systems, he has successfully commercialized a wide range of technologies that involve advanced polymers, precision electronics, optical systems and medical devices.
Educational background: University of Arizona - Masters of Science in Systems and Industrial Engineering; BSBA specializing in Finance.
Senior Software Engineer
David is the Lead Software Engineer at SGNT INC. He has more than a decade of professional experience in software development, with a focus on embedded systems for applications including mining, robotics, and interactive exhibits. Prior to joining SGNT, he was the Electronics Production Manager at an interactive exhibits firm. In that role he led a team developing software and electronics systems for dozens of projects that are installed at sites around the globe.
Educational Background: University of Arizona - B.S. Computer Engineering
Travis is SGNT's Electronics Technician and Information Technology Analyst. Travis spent 5 years as an Avionics Electronic Technician and Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps and 3 years as a Information Technology Specialist in the Arizona Army National Guard. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in electronics, information technology, and project management. He has held multiple Electronic/I.T. technician positions both for military and civilian employers.