Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Capt. Emmanuel Joel Rtd
Emmanuel immigrated from Nigeria. He served six years in the army, and obtained a Masters Degree in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, with specialty in Occupational Safety, from Eastern Kentucky University. He joined the Houston Fire Department in 2006, and retired as a Captain.
Principal Partner & Co-Founder
Cyril is a NEBOSH graduate with professional experience of over 20 years in Safety, Security and Emergency Management. He holds a BSc Hons in Information Technology and Computing with an MSc in Commerce and Maritime Studies. A creative thinker, Ex-Marine Chief Engineer/ Technical Superintendent, and Fleet Manager who has sailed on and managed various types of Marine vessels and other assets.
Advising Interim CTO
Dave is the advising interim CTO and a life-long inventor specializing in wireless communications and over the top media technology. He is founder of NewAer, a communication engine for software P2P. Built for Android, iPhone, OS-X, Windows and even Raspberry Pi, the platform works inside of any application to make them aware of other devices
nearby and communicate without the need for any WiFi or cellular network to be present. Developed as a software iBeacon, this enhanced technology also works to fingerprint WiFi, BlueTooth + Low Energy,
cellular and NFC.
Director, Business Development
Renée Catanzaro began her career over thirty years ago in the Financial Services Industry supporting the C-Suite through mergers & acquisitions. As her career matured, she became a nationally recognized sales leader. By virtue of her passion and talent of discovering human capital that drives business and financial outcomes, she has become a sought out trusted advisor and mentor to executive thought leaders providing invaluable services to Founders, Owners, and C-Suite executives by means of aligning people strategy to business strategy for unprecedented results.
Chief Technical Officer
Oluwaseun is a seasoned IT professional with more than 10 years of experience in
development, deployment, and project management. He holds a Masters in Information
Technology and ITILV3. Oluwaseun has been responsible for the technical development
of the Hērōs Application and system.
Roberto Villani, a serial entrepreneur who has led many ventures globally. He started his career in the Financial Industry
working as Vice President for Lehman Brothers and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
He has always been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation; including a Bio-Tech Distribution Company that
pioneered Coated Cardia Stents in Europe which captured 5% of the Italian and Swiss markets; and was subsequently
purchased by Abbot Laboratories. Most recently he was CEO of California Food Company, a specialty frozen gluten free
pizza company, which launched the idea for, and created Basil Street Technologies.
Over 25 years growing high-technology businesses at the Board/C-Suite level in both start-ups and multinational corporations. Direct experience in the USA, Europe, and East Asia - in computer software, hardware, and system solutions. A recognized expert in business strategy with a focus on tech start-ups. A thought-leader in Edge Computing, Machine Learning, and the Industrial IoT. Extensive experience in fund-raising, M&A and disposals - from seed to exit.
Jimi Kolawole is a polygot with expertise in computer science, software engineering, taxation, intellectual property law, and political science. He holds Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, a Juris Doctorate degree in Law from Howard University, and a Masters of Laws degree in Taxation from Georgetown. Jimi is an avid technologist. He is a registered patent attorney, and former Patent Examiner working for the US Patent & Trademark office.
Danny Parker has served as Chief Administrative Office for Vendture LLC, a maker of hot food vending machines. He previously served as CFO and General Counsel for Swipe and Spen Grove Capital Group, ATM management firms. He has worked in legal, financial and strategic planning capacities for law firms, startups, construction material firms, music firms, and professional athletes. Mr. Parker is member of the California Bar, and holds Industrial Engineering, MBA, and Law degrees from Stanford.
Chief Financial Officer/ Director of Sales
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Iron Plan Solutions Group LLC, since 1999,
Mal built and operates a highly successful Financial Services Business, in Pensacola,
Florida. He is co-author of the book, 'Illustrating and Selling Indexed Universal Life."
Mal brings 30 years of experience in management, sales and strategic financial planning
to the Hērōs team.
Head, Public Safety Support/ Spokesperson
Marsh is a retired Houston Firefighter, with over 23 years of fire suppression experience, and as an EMT-B. With experience in interior, exterior, Hazmat, high rise, wild land, and airport response fire mitigation and support., Marsh advises on proper public safety integration. He also brings over 20+ years of IT-related support, management, and problem-solving for IT-related issues. Marsh served as the Divisional Support Desktop Manager for the CHI St. Luke’s Health Hospital System, under the Commonspirit Health System umbrella of care, for all practices, clinics, and hospitals in Texas with responsibility extending for some 200 miles from San Augustine, Texas to Brazosport, Texas and everything in between. He managed over 38+ employees, contractors, and approx.. 20K plus assets, consisting of PCs, Printers, Mobile devices, iPads, Laptops, Medical devices, etc. Marsh also holds a BSc in Criminology/Sociology and advanced certifications in HDI Desktop Support, A+, ITIL v3. and PMP for Project Management.