Robert has over 20 years' experience in the GPS tracking and fleet solutions industries. He is the founder of our subsidiary, DSG TAG Systems Inc. and has served as Chief Executive Officer of DSG TAG Systems since its inception in April 2008. Robert serves as our President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, positions he has held since May 6, 2015.
Mr. Silzer has developed multiple new product concepts and successfully introduced these products to market including an electronic handheld bingo gaming device, the handheld GPS golf units and the a Wi-Fi enabled GPS golf business solution for golf. Prior to establishing DSG TAG, Mr. Silzer and his team designed a total golf solution that addressed the growing needs in Golf Course management. Through a series of mergers and acquisitions different companies with diversified hardware and software platforms, he founded GPS Industries in 1996, serving as its CEO, Chairman and Director until 2007.
Rupert Wainwright, president and chief creative of Adore, has countless commercial TV awards working with global clients. He has shot all over the world and won awards for such US and International Fortune 500 clients as ATT, Sprint, Honda, Sprite, Walmart, Reebok, Footlocker, Gatorade, McDonalds, Converse, GHI, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, Deutsche Telekom, Barilla, BP Disney, Fritos, and his campaign for Reebok won Ad week's highest Award, the Grand Effie, for the most effective advertising campaign of 1992. Adore Creative is an award winning advertising agency and production company, which has built a unparalleled record of winning campaigns for the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, Reebok, AT&T, Fox Sports One TV, and many, many other clients. They are dedicated to producing innovative and successful creative work winning awards in the U.S. and all over the world including two Grand Effies, a Grammy, MTV Awards and several Cannes Dolphins. They are currently working on the Winter Olympics 2022 campaign.
It won Wainwright a Mobius Award for Best International additionally.
Wainwright helped MC Hammer become a worldwide phenomenon and multimillion dollar business, by writing and directing all his music videos from when he had no record contract to the pop sensation of "U Can't Touch This" and beyond.
With over 20 years' experience, Jason Sugarman is a leader in the finance industry in the areas of asset-based lending, private equity, and debt investments. He has been a principal investor and financier of all asset classes and has led real estate, financial services, and infrastructure investments both domestically and overseas.
Mr. Sugarman's current concentration is on private equity transactions. He serves on the boards of a number of private and public companies and has invested in several professional sports teams including Los Angeles Football Club and Oklahoma City Dodgers. He is married with three boys and lives in Los Angeles, California.
Stephen Johnston is the founding Partner of Global Golf Advisors and one of the leading authorities on operational analysis and financial solutions for golf businesses. Steve began his career at the accounting firm of Thorne Gunn/Thorne Riddell in Toronto in 1973. He earned his Chartered Accountant designation while with Thorne Riddell in 1976 and in 1984 was promoted to Partner and given responsibility for major client accounts. His audit experience with major accounts subsequently expanded into real estate, communications and insurance.
When the firm became known as KPMG, Steve continued as an Audit Partner and in 1992 created the KPMG Golf Industry Practice and assumed responsibility as National Director. In 2006 Steve purchased the KPMG Golf Industry Practice and created Global Golf Advisors Inc., bringing with him the entire staff complement and client files to the new firm.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree and business courses complement relevant to his Chartered Accountant designation. Steve's main focus is developing financial and business solutions for private clubs, public golf courses and resorts, golf communities, investors and lenders. He provides a keen insight for banking and finance solutions arising from his years of advising numerous international financial institutions.
He has completed due diligence and valuation assignments for some of the largest golf-related transactions in North America and has completed multiple market studies to reposition various golf assets. In addition, Steve has been actively involved with workouts/receiverships, providing operational and financial guidance. These assignments typically lead to member buyouts/transitions from developers or to an outright disposition of property.
Steve has been recognized as one of the Top Powerbrokers in Canadian Golf by The National Post over the past 15 years.
Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) CEO James B. Singerling, CCM, today announced his intention to retire in 2015, completing 25 years of service. The early timing of the announcement is consistent with the terms of Singerling's contract and will allow him to assist in the transition to a new CEO by his retirement date.
"The opportunity to lead this organization and continue to develop the club industry and its leaders has been tremendously gratifying," said Singerling. "Our industry is well-positioned to continue expanding the scope and reach of clubs across the nation while also providing jobs and supporting local small businesses as we have for decades."
Singerling began serving as CEO in 1990 and is credited with elevating the professional role of club managers by creating industry-standard development and certification programs. Over the past two decades, he spearheaded efforts to adopt the general manager/chief operating officer model at clubs nationwide, raising the qualifications and quality of club managers. Singerling is also recognized for building new relationships for the industry with federal and state governments and within the association community.
In addition to his work within the U.S., Singerling was instrumental in the development of professional club management associations internationally, helping other nations elevate the role of club managers by adopting professional standards and certifications. Regions where his leadership is recognized include South America, Australia, China, South Africa and the Asian-Pacific corridor, among others.
Prior to becoming chief executive at CMAA, Singerling was a leader in the golf course design and management companies of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and also served as vice president and general manager of the Coral Ridge Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Singerling has been recognized as Industry Leader of the Year by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Michigan State University, in addition to receiving awards from Florida State University, Pennsylvania State University, Oklahoma State University and Sun Yat Sin University - China. He also was elected to the Association Committee of 100 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, widely recognized as the most prestigious organization of chief executives in the United States.
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