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10451 Twin Rivers Road
Suite 292
Columbia, MD 21044
Corporate Phone:
1.877.444.6060 or 301.880.0242
Corporate Fax: 1.877.444.4515

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About ZanstraSat

ZanstraSat, a veteran- and minority-owned company with 20 years of industry experience, offers a host of satellite communications and IT solutions for commercial customers and multinational corporations around the world. Our intention is to keep you and your project, business, company, or organization satellite connected 24/7.

Our satellite products communicate with BGAN, INMARSAT, VSAT and Iridium satellites. We provide installations, engineering and IT services. We equip our customers to operate and profit in diverse aerospace, land/mobile and maritime applications including Broadband, voice, M2M, smart metering and lease line. We make sure the latest coding, modulation, and waveform enhancement technologies are designed specifically to meet your needs. Our team of qualified professionals can tailor an application for you.

Company Bios

David E. Smith, President

David is the visionary of ZanstraSat. He has over twenty years of information technology and satellite communications experience working with federal agencies such as the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Homeland Security, and the National Security Agency (NSA). He is listed in Biltmore's 2008/2009 Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals Nationwide and Strathmore's 2008/2009 Who's Who Worldwide for a multi-million dollar contract awarded for Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UVA) Global Hawk Aircraft. He was also awarded the NSA satellite communications contract for 2009 and 2010 for air time and BGAN equipment. He has worked for BTG Inc., Titian Systems, L-3 Communication Inc., and Allied Communications Inc.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Computer Science, and is a U.S. Army Veteran.

Audrey Heiligman, Director, Digital Strategy
Audrey is responsible for producing content for ZanstraSat's website, Facebook page, Twitter account, and editing it’s website. She also develops marketing strategy for the company through social media channels. She has worked for various international organizations, nonprofits and think tanks, including the Institute of International Finance, National Academy of Sciences and The World Bank Group, all in Washington, D.C.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Syracuse University.

Dr. John Terry, Special Projects

John has a Ph.D., as well as an M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering. He has performed experimental research with Ka-band GEO satellite systems. The team developed a prototype Ka- band wireless LAN terminal.

He served as the lead communications system engineer for direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) modulation study for wide bandwidth satellite phased array antennas and supervised the development of a software simulation environment for digital communications. He was responsible for recommending a baseline modulation scheme for high-speed communications over satellite communication links. He performed air interface trade studies for the LEO satellites and on the quality of service and system capacity analysis. In addition, John has performed experimental research in support of the satellite communications program at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Arlisa Smith, Director of Contract Administration and Database

Arlissa has over 25 years experience in telecommunications and financial services industries. She is familiar with many aspects of government contracting and competitive sourcing primarily with FCC and OCC. Arlissa is also an experienced systems developer, business analyst, and project manager.

Asaf Riess, Business Development Representative

Asaf develops the Spanish market of satellite solutions with distributors, integrators and enterprise customers. He has also developed this market for Social Network Solutions with Telecom Operators. He has been an independent business developer for IT and Telecom in Spain. At Realinnova, he worked in project management and business development for companies in the mobile sector (working with mobile operators). He has developed business opportunities for other major companies such as: 3V Transaction Services, Gemalto, DeviceAnywhere, Mobixell Networks, Altos Advisors, and others. His past playgrounds have included Spain, Italy, Portugal and Israel. He is an "out of the box" thinker who loves challenges. We are more than pleased to have him on our team.

Asaf has an MBA from the University of Derby in Marketing.

Bill Perry, Business Advisor
Bill Perry has spent over 30 years as a general manager in technology and financial services companies. Most recently he served as Vice President of Business Development and Director of Industry Solutions at IBM where he was responsible for large business transformation sales in the Telecommunications Industry and software solutions for the Telecommunications and Defense industries for the Tivoli brand. As Senior Vice President, Operations at CIGNA Group Insurance, he was responsible for reengineering customer service and billing which resulted in significant improvement in customer service, customer satisfaction and productivity. He served in various senior executive positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies including Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Computer Services and Operations.

Bill holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dale Laszig, Business Advisor

Dale Laszig is a writer and payments industry executive with more than 20 years experience in the electronic transactions industry, including strategic sales development for leading hardware manufacturers and transaction processing companies. After successfully selling merchant services for Brown-Forman Enterprises in Tucson and Denver, Dale was tapped as a national sales trainer by NaBANCO and later became a major account manager when NaBANCO was acquired by First Data Corporation. On the technology side, Dale has served as SVP Channel Sales for Castles Technology, Regional Manager of ISO Sales at VeriFone, VP Sales at Hypercom, and ISO Sales Director at Dassault AT of America.

Dale holds a Masters in Management from Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ and Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College of the State University of New York.

Sabine Evans, Business Development Representative

Through her prior job experience, Sabine directed, managed and designed all aspects of operation from marketing to building an international clientele and market base. Additionally, she coordinated meetings with vendors and other staff teams, scheduled weekly meetings, and generated PowerPoint presentations and documents. She handled inquiries and conducted sales calls. Sabine has planned and coordinated trade shows, expos, and exhibitions, and attended trade shows in the U.S. and Europe.

Leta Adeleye, Engineer
Leta has many certifications and skills that she brings to our team. She has successfully managed testing the deployment of the $187 Million Deployment of global Broadband and VPN product for Worldcom Corporation. She creates test plans, test strategies, and coordinates testing of client setups. Leta is a member of the Project Manager Institute.

Leta has an engineering degree from Marquette University.

Brian Whiddon, Director of Telecommunications and Technical Solutions

Brian’s telecom experience spans 25+ years in commercial markets as well as federal, state and local government markets. Along with business development, Brian’s experiences also include installation and maintenance of networks, phone systems, cabling infrastructure design and data network implementation. Brian’s has been a technician, team supervisor including field operations, project manager and program manager for major companies and projects such Microsoft, Carnival Cruise Lines, Marriott Hotels. He owned his technology company providing technology and enterprise solutions to major corporations.

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