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.
Jason Sugarman has over 20 years in the finance business with focus on asset back lending and private equity investments. As the founder of two asset management firms and the lead outside investor in numerous financial service companies and real estate projects, he has funded over $1 billion in direct loan and equity placements and currently overseas Valor Group Holdings.
Beginning in 1993.Mr. Sugarman started developing land and single family real estate in Southern California. He was a founder and principal of a successful regional homebuilding and mortgage company from 1994-1999. During the 7 year period Mr. Sugarman was involved with over a dozen subdivision developments as well as developing many condominiums and townhomes. He sold out his interest in the development company to a Lehman Brother financed entity in 1999. In 2000 Mr. Sugarman started an investment firm which specialized in equity joint ventures and turned it into one of the premier mezz-real estate lending funds in the country with peak assets under management exceeding $700mm. Mr. Sugarman oversaw the expansion into new markets (Nevada, Colorado, Hawaii, Texas, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, Florida, and Washington) and the diversification of real estate assets (office, office condo, storage, hotel, condo-hotel, mixed use and agriculture).
In addition to real estate, he also personally sponsored in a number of highly successful early stage investments which have included the founding of BANC OF CALIFORNIA (a $7B bank holding company), COR Securities Holdings (the owner of the largest independent securities clearing company in the US), COR International Towers Inc (a cell tower developer and manager in Central America), and COR Finance LTD (a company which has both telecom and solar infrastructure assets in Asia).
Mr. Sugarman is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Valor Group Holdings ($20 Billion AUM diversified financial service company), a managing partner of Camden Capital, International Tower Group, and COR Finance LTD. He serves as a director of Burnham Financial Group, New Olympia Re, VL Life, DSG TAG, and is an advisor and investor in Banc of California (NASDAQ: BANC), COR Securities Holdings (COR Clearing) and Corum Financial Group.
Mr. Sugarman is on the board of a number of charities with a focus elementary education, health care research and Jewish causes. He is a Graduate of Stanford University where he was a Scholar Athlete and member of the baseball team. He is married to Elizabeth Guber Sugarman and has three children. He is an active golf and tennis player and is a partner in Marucci Sports, the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers), and the LA Football Club (MLS franchise).
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.
Based in IPSA's Vancouver office, Kim specializes in multi-jurisdictional financial and due diligence investigations, as well as anti-money laundering assignments targeting offshore and onshore tax havens. Prior to joining IPSA, Kim completed 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as Commander of the International Organized Crime Investigation Unit, where he was responsible for large-scale, covert operations in Europe, Asia and North America. While with the RCMP, Kim was posted to the Canadian High Commission, London, UK between 1992-97, which had geographical coverage including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Nordic countries and the Former Soviet Union. During these years he worked closely with Canadian Immigration and Citizenship vetting applicants wishing to enter Canada.
Kim has been with IPSA International since 2002 and is the lead person for the due diligence services. During his tenure with the company he has built the due diligence team in Vancouver and recently completed a secondment to the UK where he orchestrated the opening of offices in London, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Kim has lectured internationally to public and private entities on covert investigative practices and global due diligence. He is a certified member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a former Board of Directors of the UK and Vancouver Chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and currently holds a board position on the Vancouver Chapter.
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.
Born: March 26 1948
Location: Dickson, Alberta
Mortgage Brokerage Industry: Successfully owned & operated Mortgage Brokerage & Private Investment companies with offices in Alberta (Edmonton & Calgary) and British Columbia (Burnaby) for 35 years.
Land Development: Successfully developed a 217 acre Bareland Condominium recreational & residential land development in Central Alberta, which included 750 lots, golf course, pro shop, clubhouse, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and marina.
Corporate Financing: Provided Corporate Financing for numerous private & public companies over the past 35 years.
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