ABOUT iS5COM

iS5 Communications Inc is a global provider of integrated services and solutions, and manufacturer of intelligent Industrial Ethernet products. Our products are designed to meet the stringent demand requirements of utility sub-stations, roadside transportation, rail, and industrial applications. iS5Com’s services and products are key enablers of advanced technology implementation such as the Smart Grid, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Oil Field, and Internet of Things. All products have the ability to transmit data efficiently without the loss of any packets under harsh environments and EMI conditions.

OUR VISION


To be first to market, provide end-to-end solutions, and to be constant innovators in the products and services we provide.

OUR MISSION


Increasing responsiveness in everything we do


Reliability in everything we do


Quality implied in everything we do


MANAGEMENT TEAM

Clive Dias
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO

Clive is a seasoned entrepreneur and the Founder, President and CEO of iS5 Communications Inc. is an integrated service and solutions provider for Industrial Ethernet applications. He has well over 25 years’ experience in the Power, Transmission and Distribution, and Communications industries with GE Multilin and RuggedCom. At RuggedCom, Clive was the Chief Operations Officer where he provided short and long term growth strategies while spearheading the expansion of the company operations locally and internationally. He provided hands on leadership and engagement through various cross functional departments while maintaining and optimizing P&L responsibilities. He participated in the company’s successful M&A activity, integration activities, and instrumental in the overall growth of the company since inception. He succeeded in meeting the demands of the company’s increasing revenues year over year leading to the eventual sale of the company. Prior to RuggedCom, he worked at GE Multilin as the Manager of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Test. He was integral in the design of products and solutions and in the sale of the company to GE. Clive is a CMET from Ryerson University, has a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and holds 6 patents.

John MacCharles
CO-FOUNDER & CFO

Innovative, entrepreneurial business leader with general management, sales, marketing, operations and finance skills.  Prior to iS5 Communications Inc.,, John held a number of positions including General Manager, Director of Strategic Accounts Services, and District Manager at Arrow Electronics and Avnet Electronics.  John combines a strong focus on client success with a proven ability to successfully meet strategic and business objectives. John holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, (CPA-CGA).

Jonathan Azarcon
EVP MARKETING & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Jonathan Azarcon possesses a culmination of over 19 years’ experience in Telecommunications and IT Technology, driving Technical and Operational initiatives in start-ups and fortune 500 companies.  Previously, he served as RuggedCom’s VP of Global Services & Support where he was instrumental in leading the successful launch, development and growth of the Services & Support Business before it was acquired by Siemens in 2012.  Prior to that he was also a Senior Consultant at Alcatel, architecting solutions for its Global customers.

Yuri Luskind
CTO

Yuri is an engineering executive with over 20 years of experience in delivering networking products and leading high-performance engineering teams. Prior to iS5 Communications Inc., Yuri held a number of senior management and executive roles with high-tech companies in both Canada and US including Sangoma, RuggedCom and Marconi Communications. He spearheaded product development at RuggedCom (acquired by Siemens in 2012). Yuri holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Moscow University (MIIT) and an M.B.A from Queen’s University. Holder of two patents.

Fuat Acar
VP OF SOLUTIONS

Fuat Acar has over 14 years of experience in Industrial Control Systems with specific focus on Mission Critical communications including IEC 61850 based network environments. Prior to joining iS5Com as VP of Solutions he established Yellow Spark Networks which promoted new and existing technologies within the power engineering field. From 2006 to 2012, Fuat was the RuggedCom Regional Sales Manager covering Australia and New Zealand where he not only spearheaded the sales within the region, but also supporting customers and channel partners. He was instrumental in developing those markets up until RuggedCom was acquired by Siemens in 2012. Fuat holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Tamer Soliman
ADVISOR

Former Head of Professional Services at RuggedCom. High focus on global professional services for Industrial Control Networks and Smart Grid. Over 10 years of experience in Network and Network Security for Smart Grid and critical infrastructure applications.

Tony Burge
VP OF GLOBAL SALES

Tony Burge is a seasoned commercial and technical solutions executive with nearly 20 years’ experience working with mission-critical industries. Tony has held a number of Technical and Sales Management roles, including Senior Software Developer, Software Development Manager and Director of Product Management as well as commercial positions, such as Global Business Development Manager and various Sales Director roles with COMPTEK Federal Systems, VisionAIR, GE MDS, RuggedCom, Honeywell, and Siemens Industry. Tony is committed to unrelenting integrity and providing value to all stakeholders, including potential clients and shareholders. Tony received his B.S. in Management Information Systems with a Computer Science emphasis from Excelsior College and completed graduate work toward his MBA and Old Dominion University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dominic Talalla

Managing Partner of Trellis Capital Corporation and CEO of Datec Coating Corporation, a portfolio company of Trellis.   Has grown Datec from a pre-commercial stage to now being entrenched with several blue-chip customers.   Former General Manager of Canadian Sales Operations for GE’s Industrial Systems Business.

James Huff

Mr. Huff is a co-founder and Managing Director of ClearSky. ClearSky is a venture capital/growth equity firm focused on investments in transformative technologies disrupting the power and security sectors. Mr. Huff is also Managing Director of Emerging Technologies of a Fortune 200 energy company. He has extensive financial experience including structuring, due diligence and execution of debt and equity transactions in the power, technology, and security spaces. Mr. Huff has served on the Boards of Directors of multiple ClearSky portfolio companies, seeing several through to successful exits.

Marcus Böker

Managing Director of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures the Corporate Venture Capital Company of Phoenix Contact and Senior Director M&A of Phoenix Contact Group. Responsible for all investments and M&A activities worldwide and in different board of directors. Marcus was acting former for a public listed utility and machine builder in the department of Corporate Development and M&A.

OBSERVERS

Bob Rauch

Mr. Rauch is a Vice President and part of the founding team of ClearSky. ClearSky is a venture capital/growth equity firm focused on investments in transformative technologies disrupting the power and security sectors. Prior to joining ClearSky, Mr. Rauch held a corporate development role at a Fortune 200 energy company and held several engineering roles supporting multiple spaceflight programs, including NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Müller

Martin Müller, Vice President I/O and Networks at Phoenix Contact Electronics GmbH, Bad Pyrmont After studying electrical engineering with focus on information technology, he began his professional career at Phoenix Contact in the Development department of Microelectronics in 1988. From 1995 until 2000, he had been in charge of the System Marketing department within Product Marketing Interbus. Until 2011, Martin Müller was responsible for Marketing of the Business Unit Automation Systems. In May 2011, he assumed the management of the Business Unit I/O and Networks including the functional areas Marketing, Development and Production. Martin Müller is active in various committees, like the Advisory Board of the Profibus User Organisation and the GMA Advisory Board of the VDI/VDE Society, and Chairman of the Technical Committee Electronic Industrial Controls in the ZVEI (German Association of the Electrical and Electronic Industry).

Sunil Selby

Sunil is currently President of Volante Systems, a portfolio company where he is scaling up operations to meet growth from strategic customers. He also manages several of Trellis’s portfolio companies through representation on their Board of Directors. Previously, Sunil was a member of Royal Bank Equity Partners where he invested in over 35 companies over his 11-year tenure, many of which have had successful exits.

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