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Interview with Gen2 on The Capital

Who are the people behind the scene?

I (CEO, Daniel Serruya) joined the company as CEO in July 2017 so as to build a winning company that was a leader both in technology and also operational and strategic execution. As a seasoned business development consultant, I had frequently worked with ownership groups to both grow and at times restructure their organizations in order to drive substantially larger revenues, to maximize operational efficiency, and to deliver geographically broad businesses stretching across North America and beyond. Hence, there was a natural fit for the unique opportunity to help guide Gen2 towards a position as an exciting cutting-edge technological leader that could develop into a large, profitable and sustainable business franchise. To that end, I was very fortunate to have been able to assemble an exceptional team to help deliver on this promising opportunity.

Gary Shields joined the company as CTO in July 2017. He immediately started an extensive review of products in the market, technologies available, and related patents. This led to a picture of where improvements could be made to the technological status quo and what might be the next evolution of live-action sports broadcasting and advanced camera-based content capture and distribution systems. As an accomplished technical designer and innovator, he has previously worked on a number of advanced technologies in a variety of contexts. This includes his work as lead on new project designs as well as software and electronics engineering for a defense contractor which is a world leader in underwater technologies.

Michael Kovacocy is currently the COO and Head of IR for the company. Michael started as a special advisor on strategic and capital restructuring initiatives in late 2019 and was the architect of the market capitalization turnaround strategy. As COO, he is now focused on leveraging the Gen 2 core technology to a variety of verticals. Michael has extensive and varied experience working in the capital markets and in industry, having previously been both a lead sell-side equities analyst with a large bank in London, and a senior manager with British Telecom where his last role was as mobile apps propositions lead.

Rick Pearson joined the company in late 2019 as VP of Broadcasting. Rick works closely with Gary to implement our new camera technology in the field and to co-ordinate all multi-platform broadcasting. As a former touring professional on both the PGA TOUR and KornFerry.com tours, Rick brings a valuable and incomparable perspective. After playing professional golf for 15 years, Rick spent another 15 years working for PGA TOUR Entertainment as manager of their technical department.

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