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Our Team

Thomas LaVardera

Member, Board of Directors

Thomas brings over 30 years of experience in finance; accounting; operational and financial planning; cost and internal controls; GAAP reporting; risk management; strategic business analysis; and investment analysis. Currently, Thomas is the CFO of Strategic Acquisitions, Inc., an institutional residential developer, where he oversees all aspects of financial accounting. Prior to this, Thomas was the CEO/CFO of one of New York’s largest security firms. Thomas is a proven team leader with a track record of guiding and motivating large multi-disciplined teams to exceed corporate goals. Thomas provides advise to our CEO on business development and leads our Board of Directors.

Darshan Sedani

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Darshan is a technologist and professional entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in online media technologies. As the President & Co-founder of IntelliMedia Networks, Inc. Darshan has proven the ability to deliver best-in-class enterprise level online media solutions worldwide. Darshan is the Vice-chairman of our Board of Directors, and as interim CTO, Darshan is currently responsible for managing technology development for Domotics.

Teodros Gessesse

Co-Founder & Member, Board of Directors

Teodros brings over 20 years of experience growing and managing technology-based firms in the software and marketing industries. Teodros is the CEO & Co-founder of IntelliMedia Networks, Inc. and has acquired extensive experience in the design, management, deployment and operation of cloud-based applications for enterprise grade media delivery. Teodros is the Secretary of our Board of Directors and heads our legal and regulatory practices.

Jason LaVardera

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jason is an alumni of Bentley University, where he studied Economics, Finance, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Jason brings over 8 years of experience in Financial and RE Operations, splitting his career between Hedge Fund behemoth Bridgewater Associates, and New York City based REIT, Torchlight Investors. As CEO, Jason is currently responsible for managing overall business development, partnerships and resources for Domotics.

Michael Sturges

Co-Founder & President

As President, Michael is responsible for executing the company’s strategic direction, leading the Domotics go-to-market strategy and implementing sales initiatives. Michael brings over 8 years of experience in real estate development as a project manager for family owned and operated Sturges Brothers Inc; where he led day to day construction operations for their projects, as well as fostering strong relationships with customers and the local real estate community. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Syracuse University.

Joshua LaVardera

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Joshua is an alumni of Quinnipiac University in accounting, bringing over 7 years of experience in Real Estate Accounting, splitting his career between commercial property manager Macerich, and developing giant Related Companies, where he was an integral accountant on the storied Hudson Yards project. As COO, Joshua will provide strategic vision to the organization. He will bring operational, managerial and administrative procedures, reporting structures and operation controls to the company.

Devang Ajmera

Director, Technology

Solutions-orientated Technology Officer highly regarded for more than 15 years of progressive experience developing, implementing and supporting complex infrastructures and technical solutions for leaders in the various industry. Track record of surpassing goals and expectations for quality, schedule and cost while implementing leading-edge IT solutions. Out-of-the-box thinker who thrives in collaborative environments, working across business and technical teams to increase profits and reduce costs through continuous improvements and strategic IT infrastructure planning.

Joy Shah

Director, Research & Development

Goal-driven Director of Research with over 15 years of product and technology development experience, from consumer insight through to market launch within a wide variety of product categories. Led the group of Emerging Technologies research and development teams and responsible for discovering, developing and delivering key technologies to enable the next generation of digital products. A driven and passionate personality who knows how to create, develop and manage winning teams by finding and stimulating strong talent. Leading by example. Extended experience translating business growth targets into solid product, technology and innovation roadmaps.

Advisory Board

John G Teltsch Jr.

John Teltsch Jr. is a 40-year IBM executive, recently retiring in January 2022, immediately joining Converge Technology Services Inc as their CRO. Over the course of his tenure with IBM, John has held various leadership roles across the IBM business and throughout the world including, most recently, as General Manager of IBM Systems Sales worldwide. In this role, John led sales globally for IBM Storage, IBM Cognitive Systems, IBM Z, Lab Services and Technical Sales and, in collaboration with his peers in Systems product development and offering management, IBM’s go-to-market strategy for hardware products and related software offerings

John Putrino

John Putrino is an accomplished head investment banker who provides strategic and financial advice to companies and investors in the real estate, lodging and leisure sectors. John is currently the Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Oppenheimer & Co.

He has over 25 years of investment banking experience and has completed over 190 transactions representing an aggregate value of over $95 billion. Mr. Putrino began his investment banking career in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Credit Suisse First Boston and has completed over 80 advisory transactions. He has extensive expertise in acquisitions, divestitures, company sales, private placements, leveraged finance, IPOs, joint ventures and equity-linked financings.

Jeff Lobb

Jeff Lobb is the Founder and CEO of SparkTank Media – A Speaking, Training and Coaching company that focuses on Sales, Marketing and Technology in the Real Estate, Mortgage and Title Industries. Jeff Lobb is an International Speaker, Innovator and Consultant, and has been a Realtor® for over 26 years. He has more than 10 years experience in the Internet Technology and Sales Management fields both with Fortune 500® companies and startup ventures. Jeff’s Sales, Data, and Wireless experience has held Management and Executive level positions with Companies such as IDT, LEVEL 3, W2W, Bell Atlantic and Verizon Wireless.