Corporate Operations Advisor
Mr. Garcia has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology, telecommunication and manufacturing companies. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR), a leading software as a service (SaaS) company serving the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry in North America, Europe and Asia. As a founding member, he was instrumental in facilitating the growth of the company from a start-up in 2000 to the firm’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2006 and its international expansion until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining Synchronoss, Mr. Garcia was a Senior Manager with the Vertek Corporation and has also held senior management positions with Philips Lighting and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Garcia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Economics from St. John’s University in New York. He is on the New Jersey State Board of Junior Achievement and is a Board Advisor and Equity Partner at Catalyst Capital Holdings LLC.
Corporal Zac Gore
Corporal Zachariah Gore served in the United States Army from August 2010 through September 2014. He was deployed to Afghanistan where on April 5, 2013 he stepped on an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol. He was severely injured and lost his left leg and left arm. He is a Purple Heart Medal recipient for wounds he received while serving our country. He is also the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the Nation Defense Medal and was honorably discharged in 2014. Zac partners with Catalyst through his company, Purple Heart Heroes LLC, in numerous transactions throughout the country. Zac’s life experience adds personal insight into meeting the needs of the VA. His personal story is a touchstone for our mission.
Richard T. Reiter
President and Chief Operating Officer, Harding Loevner
Mr. Reiter currently serves as President and Chief Operating officer of Harding Loevner, a $63 billion Global Equity asset management firm based in New Jersey. Additionally, he is President and Chief Executive officer of Harding Loevner Funds, a $25 billion mutual fund company. Prior to his 23-year tenure at Harding Loevner, he started his career at Bankers Trust Company where he developed his interests in the global equity and foreign exchange markets, and later worked for Harris Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal, in Chicago. Mr. Reiter received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Marquette University and his MBA with focus on International Finance, from Loyola University. His leisure time is spent traveling and playing golf and tennis.
Stephen G. Waldis
Mr. Waldis is Founder and Chairman of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR), an industry leader in Software as a Service in transaction management for a broad range of activation solutions and connected devices, serving the industry leaders around the world. As the 32-year-old Founding CEO of Synchronoss in 2000, he led the company from inception through its successful IPO and development into a $400 million revenue multi-national business. With over 25 years of experience, he has served in senior executive management positions with various high-technology and telecommunication companies. Mr. Waldis began his career at AT&T and held positions in technical, product management, and sales and marketing. Mr. Waldis has received the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award three times and is a founding inductee into the Seton Hall University Hall of Fame for Business Entrepreneurial Studies and sits on the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall University. He resides with his family in New Jersey and is active with emerging enterprise technology companies and real estate activities in the New York and MidAtlantic regions.