MISSION To be among the leaders of a new company in an industry where technology can have a profound impact, and in an environment that trades on innovation.

BIO Mr. Garson has over 10 years of experience within various technology related industries, with particular focus on telecommunications (both fixed line and wireless). He has spent the past 5+ years in Europe playing an integral part in the development of mobile / wireless technologies. Most notably, he has been a founder and part of the Senior Management for several successful start-ups in wireless consumer products, systems integration / consultancy services and technology development. Mr. Garson is currently an independent consultant advising new venture companies, government organizations, and large enterprises on technology related issues and strategy development.

EXPERIENCE P&L Experience: Yes
Largest Budget Managed: 10M
Largest Team Managed: 120
Start-up Experience: - Enjoys working in start-up environments where the chance to impact the outcome is greatest
- Has worked for 8+ start-ups in various capacities (from consultant to senior management)
- Co-founded three successful start-ups
Entrepreneurial Experience: - Won London Business School business plan competition for mobile services B2C company
- Founded three successful, technology focused companies that are still in operation
- Founded two others that have ceased operations through successful exits

WORK HISTORY 02/2003 - Present G-Squared Group Consulting UK & Boston, MA
Principal & Senior Consultant
• Technology & strategy related consulting projects with new ventures, SME's and multinational organizations.
• Consulting projects include: stategy development, product design & development, interim management, technical education, and usabilty / interface design
• Technology focus to consulting projects, across multiple channels including: wireless, fixed-line telecommunications, internet & intranet, and digital television
• Clients include: new ventures, government organizations, non-profit organizations, and multi-national corporations

12/2001 - 02/2003 BlindingInsight Inc. London & Boston, MA
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
• Co-founder of a leading multi-national technology company that provides an ASP service to retailers enabling their salespeople to provide a differentiated experience to their customer in their stores, enabling increased sales and loyalty
• Responsible for growing the company in sales, employees and locations, with particular focus on the technology team
• Developed relationships with partners and vendors for the co-development of key aspects of our technologies
• Successfully raised venture capital from professional investors
• Responsible for the design, development and implementation of the technology in our hosted environment as well as within a retailers stores
• Successfully negotiated a trade sale of the company's technology platform to a major point-of-sale solutions company enabling a successful exit

3/2001 - 12/2001 Terenci Limited (A Vodafone & Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young Company) London, UK
Senior Manager
• Developed business cases around the impact of wireless on current and future business activities for Fortune 500 companies
• Advised senior management of large multinational companies on their company’s strategy around wireless technologies
• Developed and project managed pilot programs within large multinational companies to test the effects of wireless on all areas of the business, ranging from internal operational effectiveness to new customer propositions
• Managed relationships with our corporate parents (i.e. Vodafone and Cap Gemini/Ernst & Young) as well as third party application providers and vendors
• Managed the implementation of wireless initiatives with organizations

6/2000 - 3/2001 Shazam Entertainment Limited London, UK
Director of Technology
• Developed the technical architecture for the company’s proprietary mobile music recognition service
• Assisted in the development of the business operating model
• Negotiated contracts for revenue sharing and systems implementation with all UK mobile operators and some European mobile operators
• Evaluated and coordinated vendors for the installation of the technical architecture
• Specified, designed and built the prototype music recognition system. The system incorporated interactive voice response (IVR), dynamic web pages, personalization, administration, WAP and SMS into the final customer proposition

2/2000 - 5/2000 London, UK
Business-to-Business Process Consultant (Business School Consulting Project)
• Developed a business-to-business offering for supply and logistics processes between sporting goods manufacturers and
• Analysed the processes involved in the sales of retail sporting goods through case study analysis and industry interviews
• Produced an operating model and framework for assessing the value proposition provided by to the equipment manufacturers in order to assess the strategic fit and need for the offering by the manufacturers

1/2000 - 3/2000 Wireless Commerce Limited Helsinki, Finland
Business Development Consultant (Business School Consulting Project)
• Created a strategic direction, product offering and organizational design / requirements for the UK division of the organization and presented to the Board and Finnish Trade Commissioner
• Analysed the market for mobile messaging, mobile auction services and other mobile commerce applications in order to recommend a viable business model for WCL in the UK

7/1999 - 10/1999 Viant Corporation London, UK
Senior Strategy Consultant (Business School Internship)
• Developed mobile communications practice positioning and offering for Viant
• Developed mobile data application integrating the Viant corporate intranet with handheld devices
• Established strategic partnerships for Viant in the mobile data space with such companies as: Nokia, Ericsson, Orange and Vodafone
• Researched the evolution of mobile data and drivers of future adoption for mobile data
• Conducted company wide educational sessions on mobile communications and mobile data

7/1999 - 11/1999 GE Equity London, UK
Analyst and Market Research (Business School Consulting Project)
• Research for equity portfolio company on market positioning within the Smart Card industry
• Recommend future direction for equity portfolio company in terms of market positioning, acquisition strategy as well as expansion strategy
• Give Board level presentation on recommendations

8/1997 - 9/1998 Premiere Technologies, Inc. Cleveland, OH
Manager, Wide Area Network Operations
• Managed Activities and personnel for the Wide Area Network department. Including: Scheduling, After hours work, project assignment, etc.
• Project planning. Actively assessed the needs of the global network in order to plan for proper growth in capacity and equipment.
• Implemented Re-engineering projects, equipment installations and continuous system improvement.

5/1994 - 8/1997 Premiere Technologies, Inc. Cleveland, OH
Wide Area Network Engineer
• Planned and implemented a redesign of our global area network of 400+ locations.
• Designed and implemented a telecom call and inventory tracking and reporting system for 300+ locations. The system tracks billing, financials, disputes, fraud, inventory, etc.
• Systems implementations have increased personnel productivity, increased the efficiency of work flow as well as eliminated job redundancy.

9/1990 - 5/1994 Theater Emory Atlanta, GA
Lighting and Sound Designer
• Managed lighting and sound technicians during the installation, production and tear-down processes involving multiple shifts of personnel.
• Produced over thirty lighting designs and fourteen sound designs for productions (e.g. "Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" and "Oklahoma").

EDUCATION 9/1998 - 7/2000 London Business School London, UK
Master's Degree
MBA program specializing in Strategy and Entrepreneurial enterprise

8/1990 - 5/1994 Emory University Atlanta, GA
Bachelor's Degree
Double major: Business Administration / Marketing & Psychology

6/1993 - 12/1993 Univeristy of Western Australia Perth, Australia
Bachelor's Degree
Study abroad program

Skill | Level (Out of 5)
Wide Area Networking / Fixed Line Telecommunications 5
Wireless Application Development (WML, SMS, etc.) 5
Active Server Pages 5
Embedded Visual Basic / VB6 4
Visual Basic Scripting / Java Scripting 5
Macromedia Flash 4
HTML / Web development 5
RFID / Supplychain management technologies 3
Wireless LAN / Local Area Networking 5
Oracle / SQL database development 4

AFFILIATIONS 6/2000 - Present Rocksharp Network Chief Technology Advisor
Speaking Engagements
Present to clients and organizations as the "technology guru" for the consortium.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • Volunteer Work: Public Broadcasting, Children’s Theater, Fernbank Natural History Museum
• Internship: Special effect design and co-ordinater for motion pictures / television production
• Entrepreneurship: Involved in founding and running three successful technology start-ups

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