Company founders supported by strong operating and technology teams
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Garriques has been the CEO of VEYEP Holdings LLC. for the past four years. He previously worked in the consumer electronics and mobile technology business for nearly 30 years. He served as the President of Motorola Personal Communications Sector, and President of Global Consumer Group at Dell Inc, where he was responsible for its portfolio of consumer products, including desktops, notebooks, software and peripherals as well as product design and sales. At Motorola, Garriques made a name for himself as the London-based head of Motorola's wireless phone operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He started his career as a mechanical engineer working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, before working his way up to a top management spot. Mr. Garriques holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.
Joe Scalisi (Founder)
Chief Technology Officer
The creative genius and inventor behind SkyBell and its entire suite of products, which won a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in 2014. Joe holds 152 patents in Technology and is currently ranked at 241 of 1.5 million IoT patent holders. The video doorbell and related home security products is one of the hottest segments of the IoT space. Joe’s innovations have disrupted many markets dominated by industry giants. Joe’s patented technology has been or is used by Apple Inc., Samsung Group, Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., AT&T Inc., US Air Force, Honeywell International Inc., Alarm.com Inc., Google Nest, Amazon Inc. and many others.
Chief Financial Officer
Highly accomplished Chief Executive Officer with 40 years of global experience in sales, marketing, operations, finance, product development and strategy. Most recently completed turnaround and transformation of SMART Technologies, a global leader in education technology. Demonstrated experience driving profitable growth in corporate turnarounds as well as start-up business units on a global scale. Lived and worked in Asia, Europe and throughout North America driving top quartile employee engagement through organizational health initiatives and driving focused strategies and operational excellence leading to record growth and profitability across a variety of technology businesses.
Desiree Mejia (Co-Founder)
Chief Operating Officer
Desiree leads SkyBell’s supply chain operations and contract manufacturing as well as overseeing the development and rollout of SkyBell Connect (the proprietary back-office system which manages all deployed devices). In addition, Desiree is SkyBell’s Principal Executive with respect to growing existing customer relationships, Customer Support and Order Fulfillment. Prior to starting up SkyBell, she served as the COO of LBT, a GPS tracking solutions company.
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
Michael Tatelman is the founder and President of JRM/JRMD Energy. He is a Board Member, CEO, President. global business leader, and marketing and sales executive. Mr. Tatelman has extensive large and small company P&L management, global ecommerce, global market and business development, channel design, implementation, and management experience. Product marketing, advertising, social media, investor relations, marketing communications and PR have been his focus.
While VP & GM Global Sales and Marketing at Dell from 2007 to 2012, Mr. Tatelman relaunched Dell's Consumer Business globally. Responsible for both direct and indirect channels as well as a multi-$100M marketing budget. Built >55,000 points of presence in China, MEA, LA, and India resulting in leading market share positions in the highest growth markets in the world.
Chief Procurement Officer
Giovanni is the President & Founder of the ION360 business leading the design, development and commercialization of a global imaging technology platform delivering products and services across consumer, pro-sumer and enterprise in a wide range of industries. The ION360 imaging platform delivers virtual reality “AR/VR/360" to mainstream in a powerful multi-channel approach leveraging the Group’s world leading assets in brands, manufacturing, content development and distribution. Online video, live streaming, social media and 3D applications’ explosive growth are key drivers for the proliferation of AR/VR/360 technology across mobile and wireless communications, computing, display and infotainment devices.
Giovanni established the Shenzhen R&D Center back in 2002 and became the Managing Director of that facility. Ran the Imaging then Consumer Electronics Division at Flextronics, the 2nd largest Electronics Manufacturer in the world, managing a $1B plus portfolio. Co-Founder of an innovation lab in the Bay Area. Giovanni's business activities were used as the basis of a Harvard Business School's "Case Study". Specialties: Sales, Marketing and Customer Engagement.
Mark D. Furnari
Intellectual Property Consultant
Vice President of Business Development / Business Strategy at IGNITE! LLC. Wireless Industry Executive – Carriers and OEM’s with expertise in Strategic Business Development, Sales/Marketing, and Terminal Product Purchasing. A master of practical, strategic solutions, and one of the Wireless Industry’s thought leaders, with proven success driving unprecedented revenue growth and shareholder value within diverse business environments – start up, market downturn, and rapid growth – USA, Canada, Latin America. Extensive history of working in VC-backed start-ups, navigating through all aspects of business development, both from the licensing and terminal product sales side. Specialties: Hands-on experience in every facet of the wireless Industry, including P&L, managing large sales teams, and negotiating high-profile breakthrough deals. Holder of two patents (including the backbone of Siri for iPhone).