Shaun Passley, PhD has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and over 10 years of experience running public companies. Dr Passley has been the President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since the Company’s inception in August 2017. As well as the CEO of Epazz, Inc. Dr Passley obtained his Bachelor’s degree from De Paul University in Finance in 2000, his Master’s Degree from DePaul University in Information Technology in 2006, his MBA from Benedictine University in 2007, Master’s Degree from Northwestern University in Product Development in 2011, PhD from Benedictine University in 2014 and Masters of Law in Intellectual Property for Northwestern University in 2016. Dr. Passley has public company experience as the CEO for Epazz, Inc. and FlexFridge both traded on the OTCBB.
James A. Sherman has been a CPA for more than 20 years. He graduated with honours from Northern Illinois University. Mr Sherman began his accounting career at Centel Corporation, a Fortune 500 telecommunications organization. After eight years there in positions of increasing responsibility, he left for a $3.5 billion division of Sprint Corporation, first as assistant treasurer and then acting treasurer, becoming a leading contributor to a $50 million cost savings project. Mr Sherman spent six years at Mitsubishi Corporation, a $300 billion public conglomerate, as Chief Financial Officer of a $250 million division, before taking the entrepreneurial leap of founding Advocate. His vision: to bring mid-sized and emerging businesses the same strategic insight, financial methods, and economies of scale from shared resources that characterize big business in America. James A Sherman has public company experience with Mitsubishi and Sprint as well as Epazz, Inc. and FlexFridge both traded on the OTCBB.
Craig Passley has served as the Company’s Secretary of Epazz, Inc. for over 10 years where he gained his experience managing a public company. Since November 2000, Mr Passley has worked for KB Builders. Mr Passley obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in 1997 and his Master’s Degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management in 2000. Mr Passley received his MBA from Lake Forest School of Management in 2008. Mr Passley was the corporate secretary for Epazz, Inc., between 2005 to 2016 as well as the corporate secretary for FlexFridge. Mr Passley has public company experience with Epazz, Inc. and FlexFridge both traded on the OTCBB.
Paul J. Piekos is the owner of Piekos Appraisals, a small consulting firm based in suburban Chicago. Specializing in the appraisal of residential real estate, Paul was one of the first certified residential appraisers in the state of Illinois, a member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council and an SRA member of the Appraisal Institute with over 30 years appraisal experience. Piekos Appraisals serves the mortgage and relocation industry as well as government entities which include Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, FHA and VA.
Thomas Burns is a proven finance and accounting executive with progressive and extensive experience in fast-paced, high growth companies. Since 2016, Mr Burns served in the Controllership function for Consilio, a privately-owned E-Discovery service provider worldwide. Prior to Consilio and since 2009, Mr Burns served as Controller – Corporate Vice President for Huron Consulting Group. Previously he had served as Huron’s Director of Revenue since joining Huron in 2005. Prior to joining Huron, Mr Burns had served as Director of Finance for American Tower Corporation, a leading provider of wireless and broadcast towers, and as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for 360° Communications Company, a wireless communications company. Mr Burns received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).