JEFFREY S. PETERSON
Jeffrey S. Peterson was the original founder of Quepasa.com, and Quepasa Corporation, a Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange traded public company (Nasdaq: QPSA, NYSE Euronext: QPSA) that was the first nationally branded online community for Hispanics in the USA. Under his leadership, during a period of approximately ten years, Quepasa achieved a peak market capitalization in excess of $450 million. Key investors in Quepasa included Sony Corp., Telemundo, football star John Elway, and pop superstar Gloria Estefan. Quepasa was continually ranked as the #1 most popular Hispanic online community, beating competitors Starmedia and Yahoo! en Español. At Quepasa, Peterson held the positions of CEO, Chairman, President, and Chief Technology Officer.
In July 2003, Mr. Peterson was appointed by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to the Board of Directors of the Arizona – Mexico Commission (“AMC”). Peterson served the AMC under Governor Napolitano on the Board and Executive Committee until her departure from Arizona to Washington, D.C. in 2009 when she became United States Secretary of Homeland Security. In Arizona, Peterson also served from 2006 to 2010 on the Business Advisory Committee of Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. In New York, Peterson served on the Hispanic Committee of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (“IAB”).
Mr. Peterson has received national and international media attention for his accomplishments in the technology sector, currently serves on the board of directors of several privately-held technology related companies in both the United States and Latin America and serves as a technology consultant to the government of Mexico. Quepasa was sold in 2007 to investor and venture capitalist Richard Scott, who is now the Governor of Florida. In 2011, Quepasa changed its corporate name to MeetMe Corp.
MICHAEL D. SILBERMAN
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Silberman has over 30 years of experience as a seasoned financial, strategic and operational executive. He has held positions in the technology sector with a focus on internet portals and application design and development as the original co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Quepasa Corporation, a Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange traded public company (Nasdaq: QPSA, NYSE Euronext: QPSA), that was the first nationally branded online community for Hispanics in the United States. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of Internet Century, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Net Century, Inc. the predecessor companies. Previous experience included positions in the fields of multimedia and content development, production and publishing such as Controller of Fred Weintraub Productions, Chief Financial Officer of Jolson Media Corporation, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Rock Magazine, Controller of two U.S. subsidiaries of Televisa S.A. and Controller of Braverman Productions.
Mr. Silberman earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an active California licensed Certified Public Accountant, an active Certified Fraud Examiner, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
DENNIS BURKE, ESQ.
Dennis K. Burke is Co-Founder and Partner of Global Security and Intelligence Strategies (GSIS). Burke has over 20 years of public service at both the Federal and State levels. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona where he oversaw all federal prosecutions in Arizona for one of the largest United States Attorney offices in the country.
Prior to that Burke was a Senior Advisor to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano after serving on the Obama/Biden Transition team focusing on homeland security administration and policy. He served as Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano from 2003 to 2008 after serving as the Chief Deputy in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office managing the largest law firm in Arizona. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, was the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the United States Department of Justice, and a Senior Policy Analyst for the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration. As a Majority Counsel on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee he worked on intellectual property, crime and law enforcement, and judicial nominations.
Burke has a B.A. from Georgetown University and received his law degree from University of Arizona graduating Summa Cum Laude and serving as Executive Editor of the Arizona Law Review. After law school, Burke clerked for the Honorable James Moeller on the Arizona Supreme Court. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University Burke taught courses in Federal Legislative Process and recently served as the Executive Director of the Diane Halle Center for Family Justice. Burke has received numerous awards and commendations for his years in public service, including the Minuteman Award from the Arizona National Guard.
Lucy Lu is the Principal of St. Johannes College, in Hong Kong. Mrs. Lu serves on the Board of Advanced Optronic Devices (Asia) and Advanced Optronic Devices (Philippines).
CRISTINA SOSA NORIEGA
Cristina Sosa Noriega is an expert at marketing and branding, including social media marketing and creative advertising campaigns in the United States and Latin America. Ms. Noriega gained valuable experience working at Bromley Communications, the largest Hispanic advertising agency in the United States.
Ms. Sosa’s father, Lionel Sosa, was the founder of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates, the predecessor company to Bromley Communications. Sosa was the creative genius behind the multi-million dollar marketing campaigns for Quepasa Corporation and Quepasa.com, the first nationally branded online community for Hispanics in the USA. Ms. Noriega received her Bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
CESAR SANVICENTE HODGERS
Director / CTO
Mr. Sanvicente currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Mobile Corporation and as a member of its board of directors. He is a Software Engineer with over 15 years of experience in software development. He has been working in technology companies since 2002. He was the Chief Technology Officer of Quepasa.com in Latin America and Director of Technology in Mexico.
He has also worked as the Chief Technology Officer and as a private investor in several technology companies throughout the period of 2007 to 2013 and has the distinction of being the first Mexican CTO of an American public company traded on U.S. stock exchange.