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Christopher T. Beseda

Chief Executive Officer/Board Chair

Mr. Beseda has over 20 years of experience in information technology and institutional finance. Early in his career Mr. Beseda held engineering roles in information security and information research. While employed with Kent State University, he participated in research projects that developed advanced technologies for the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. Upon receiving his MBA, Mr. Beseda worked in institutional equities research and in 2010 was ranked 3rd in the nation by First Coverage for his investment recommendations. With backgrounds in technology development, finance and operations, Mr. Beseda will be responsible for the tactical implementation of GTS”s strategic vision.

MBA Business, Kent State University
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Brendan Coughlin

Brendan Coughlin

Executive Vice President and General Manager

Brendan is an entrepreneurial business executive with over 25 years of experience as a business owner, entrepreneur and Fortune 1000 executive with a proven record of organizational leadership, operational execution and adaptability across various industries. He has extensive experience running and scaling early stage companies and has had successful exits. His knowledge and expertise includes Organizational Leadership/Direction, Startup and Early Stage Development, Operational Excellence, Business Development, P&L Management, Strategic Partnerships, Transition/Change Management, Leadership and Team Building, Turnaround Management and Optimization, Regulatory Compliance, Marketing, Start-up Structuring and Execution and Sales Leadership/ Development.

BA Economics – The University of Texas in Austin
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scott-ruffer

Scott Ruffer

Chief Sales Officer

Scott has 25+ years of national sales experience developing and implementing end user and channel programs for mobile devices, mobile retail marketing platforms, medical imaging/RAD, industrial automation / process control, digital signage platforms, Bluetooth embedded products, and  classified information management programs.  While working with established companies and start-ups, Scott built revenue streams that included the DoD, VA, FBI, GE Healthcare, CDW/G, Best Buy, Office Depot, US Bank, Rockwell Automation, ABB, Cleveland Clinic, BP, Dell, and numerous Universities.

Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Veteran of the US Air Force
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Christopher Downing

Christopher Downing

Vice President, Technology

Chris has 20+ years in product development and technology, specializing in custom outcome based solutions. Provides leadership for the continued development of our innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment. Primary responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and OS compliance and integration.

The University of Akron, Ohio
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Daniel Clinger

Daniel Clinger

Director, Product Development

Mr. Clinger has over 20 years of experience in human-computer interface design.  Prior to joining GTS he was the lead designer for a software company focused on the safety and hiring issues of the trucking industry.

Luther College, Iowa
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Gina Napoletano

Gina Napoletano

Administrative Associate

Ms. Napoletano has over 20 years of experience managing clients, teams and projects in a variety of fields including 10 years in healthcare.  Prior to joining GTS she was a production coordinator for Avatar Management Services in Hudson, Ohio.

Luther College, Iowa
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