President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Alex Romanov, CEO, has enjoyed a diverse work life rich in experience. He worked with industry leaders in his formative years, such as Motorola where he learned how to build and run a business. He then ported that expertise to Alpine Electronics, where for 16 years, with his leadership team, he built that organization into an industry leader. At Alpine Electronics, which was a direct subsidiary of Alps Electric Japan, he established the Canadian operation and in three short years grew the brand to enjoy #1 market share deposing then industry leaders Pioneer and Kenwood. Hand in hand with Alpine’s growth as a premium brand, Mr. Romanov, established and grew its OEM business, establishing Alpine standard equipment in BMW, Honda, Lamborghini and other automotive icons. After leaving Alpine in 1996 Mr. Romanov established his own marketing agency, bringing leading consumer electronic brands such as AST Computers into his portfolio and establishing sales and distribution for them, again winning the top market share for them over then industry giants Compac, IBM and Packard Bell. Mr. Romanov lead the acquisition team when Alpine acquired Luxman home audio, and parlayed this experience complimented by his rich experience later in his career as he developed and co-founded Spherex Inc., which developed and marketed an Xbox gaming audio system. Spherex was sold to a US concern in 2005. Alex has been iSIGN’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2007 and has successfully restructured the company, positioning it for rapid growth worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Simon Meredith, B.Sc., as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Meredith has over 25 years of successful strategic financial experience with several companies in various industries. He specializes in mergers/acquisitions, banking solutions, and the creation of sound financial infrastructure to support emerging businesses. Mr. Meredith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manchester, England and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Mark Janke, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, P.Eng, as its Chief Technical Officer began his career working in the oil industry after getting a diploma in Instrumentation from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (N.A.I.T.), obtaining trade certification and then graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mark continued to work in the field of industrial automation for over a decade until the year 2000 as a consultant and full time engineer with Universal Dynamics. During the late 90's Mark managed a development team with an annual budget of over 1,000,000 building a cutting edge model-based control solution called Brainwave. Brainwave helped lime kiln operators, brewers and others save millions of dollars in energy costs. In 2000, Mark joined the team at Intrinsyc Software managing the Field Application Engineering (FAE) team. The Intrinsyc FAE team helped top tier tech companies such as Motorola and Intel develop cutting edge mobile phone technologies. In 2005 Mark formed Deviceworx - a consulting firm that focused primarily on development of FDA certified bio-medical devices including remote cardiac monitors. In 2009, Mark joined iSIGN as C.T.O. and began to work with Chris Losari in commercializing the Interactive Marketing Solution (IMS) software product for Bluetooth proximity marketing. Following this, Mark and Chris developed the Smart Antenna device - extending IMS capabilities by building an robust, all-weather embedded device that includes simultaneous Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communications capabilities with comprehensive server support for remote device configuration and statistical monitoring.