Peter J. Lasensky, President, CEO, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lasensky utilizes "lessons learned" during his 28 years in the construction trade and 12 years
in software development to create simple, yet compelling, business solutions for the construction industry.
Mr. Lasensky also serves as a forensic consultant for construction operations and software.
Mr. Lasensky is co-founder, director, stockholder, and a past CEO of Pacific DataVision, Inc., a
software firm whose commercial products include Contractors Command Post™, SkyLog™, NextMail™,
and SkyMail™. Mr. Lasensky managed the transition of the company from a desktop software vendor to a
wireless messaging application provider, resulting in distribution agreements with Sprint Nextel,
Nextel de Mexico, and most recently a global reseller agreement with Motorola Inc.
In 2006, Mr. Lasensky was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,054,863 as co-inventor of an instant voice Internet messaging technology.
In 1985 Mr. Lasensky founded Peterbuilt Corporation, which became the 17th-largest commercial construction company
in San Diego County (San Diego Business Journal’s Book of Lists – 2000 Edition) as well as the 12th-fastest growing
privately held company in San Diego County. Peterbuilt’s construction expertise included banks, high security cash
transfer facilities, dialysis centers, surgery centers, offices, schools, and data centers.
Clients included Bank of America, Sun Microsystems, and National University. As past CEO of the $35 million construction firm,
Mr. Lasensky’s responsibilities included strategic planning and financial management for the company,
resulting in profitability nearly every quarter during his tenure.
Mr. Lasensky sold Peterbuilt Corporation on December 31, 2001.
Ken May, COO
As Chief Operating Officer of NoteVault, Inc., Ken has over thirty years of professional sales, marketing, and
operations management experience, 21 years of which were in the wireless industry. He has a consistent record of
outstanding achievement in all functional aspects of business operations with an emphasis in sales and marketing,
strategic planning and operations. Ken’s strengths include business planning, developing sales and marketing plans as well as sales,
marketing and operations staff management. Starting his career at IBM, Ken has held senior positions at Qualcomm, Nextel,
Geotech Communications, L.A. Cellular and GTE Mobile Communications.
Fred McClain, CTO, Board Member
Fred McClain, with his 25+ year history of innovation in the computer field, leads NoteVault’s engineering team as Chief Technology Officer.
He has launched entrepreneurial efforts using differing business models, from consumer Internet services to ventures bridging industry and government.
He has been an effective evangelist of his technology visions, garnering contracts with major computer vendors,
raising tens of millions of dollars in funding, and playing a pioneering role in the commercialization of U.S. DOE technologies.
His technology innovations primarily involve large-scale storage applications and their secure delivery over wide-area networks.
Currently, Fred McClain is working on patents targeting the use of mobile phones as secure authentication devices.
Fred McClain is founder and former CTO of SkyDesk, Inc., a pioneer in online data backup services for the small office/home office market.
Mr. McClain holds patents on the basic algorithms employed in SkyDesk’s core @Backup service. In addition to his technology leadership,
he assisted the company in raising $50M in a series of angel and venture financings spanning a six year period.
The SkyDesk technology was acquired by Symantec.
Prior to SkyDesk, Mr. McClain established Distributed Computing Solutions (DISCOS) in 1989 and co-founded
the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in 1984. During this period he earned a national reputation as an
authority on large-scale mass storage solutions for high performance computing focusing solutions for distributed
computing environments. DISCOS was acquired by OpenVision, later bought by Veritas.
Ang Dawa Sherpa, Software Engineer
Ang Dawa Sherpa leads NoteVault engineering development and IT team and is responsible for managing R&D,
application development, product deployment, and IT Operations. Prior to joining NoteVault,
Mr. Sherpa worked as Software Engineer at Pacific DataVision Inc. Mr. Sherpa has been working in
software industry since graduating from California State University San Marcos with B.S. in Computer Science in Fall 2005.
John Major, Board Member
Mr. Major has been President of MTSG, a strategic consulting and investments company, since 2003. From 2003 to 2006,
he served as CEO of Apacheta Corporation. From 2000 through 2003, he was Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless.
From 1998 through 1999, Mr. Major was Chief Executive Officer of Wireless Knowledge, a QUALCOMM and Microsoft joint venture.
Before joining Wireless Knowledge in 1998, Mr. Major served as Corporate Executive Vice President of QUALCOMM, Inc.
and President of its Wireless Infrastructure Division. Prior to joining QUALCOMM in 1996, Mr. Major served as Senior Vice President
and Staff Chief Technical Officer at Motorola, Inc.
Mr. Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. Mr. Major holds 11 U.S. patents.
Mr. Major serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcom Corporation and as a member of the Board of
Directors of Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse and ORBCOMM, Inc. Mr. Major has participated in several industry,
research and educational organizations, including the Board of Governors’ Executive Committees of
the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronic Industries Association (EIA).
He is a past chairman of both organizations. He serves on the University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation,
the Dean’s Advisory Committee of the University of Rocheseter Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and as
Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board. Mr. Major also serves as
Chairman of the Board of CommNexus, a nonprofit telecom industry group. In addition, Mr. Major serves as Chairman of the Board of
the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology. He is a past member of the National Academy of Science Computer and Telecommunications Board.
Jeremy Foster, Advisor
Jeremy Foster is an advisor to NoteVault and based in the Middle East as Marketing Director for Ericsson Communications.
With over 13 years experience in the industry, spanning from New Zealand through the Asia Pacific region as well as technical roles to corporate sales,
Jeremy's experience and skills are diverse as is his insight into launching and growing mobile applications.
Jeremy started with Ericsson in New Zealand, then spent 5 years in senior sales and marketing roles in Vodafone New Zealand and
moved to the middle East in 2006 to undertake his current posting. Now based in the Middle East in his 4th year,
Jeremy is advising NoteVault on how best to serve this dynamic and vibrant region. Jeremy has a BSC in Physics and is a
regular presenter and commentator on the Telecoms Industry throughout the Middle East.
Ted Bumgardner, Advisor
Ted Bumgardner is an advisor to NoteVault and President of Xpera Group, a construction consulting and forensics group
with over 30 top construction experts in a wide range of specialties. Ted also teaches a graduate level course in construction
management as a part of San Diego State University’s master's degree program in civil engineering.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has over
30 years of experience managing the preconstruction and construction phases of high-profile projects in the public and private sector.
Ted has been designated as an expert witness in over 600 construction litigation cases involving contract disputes, delay claims,
construction injuries, construction defects, and liability issues. Ted has been Vice President of Gafcon, Inc., a San Diego Based construction
management and consulting firm ranked as one of the top Agency CM Firms nationally by Engineering News Record, Vice President and
COO of Davidson Construction Co, Vice President of Beltway Construction Co., Vice President of Construction Management Technologies, Inc.
and a Project Manager for Sundt Construction Co. Ted has served on the National Board of Directors of the Forensic Expert Witness Association,
and as President of the San Diego chapter of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.
Dwight Kensil, Financial Advisor
Dwight Kensil has a background in operational finance for such global corporations as Akzo Nobel, Motorola, Qualcomm and Ericsson.
He has most recently served as CFO for Apacheta Software. Dwight has an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from Vienna, Austria.
He has lived in seven countries on various expatriate assignments.
Paul Kreutz, Corporate Counsel
Paul E. Kreutz is corporate counsel for NoteVault and he has practiced law since 1967. He started his practice in the
San Francisco Bay Area with the law firm of Cooley Godward and in 1969 joined the Palo Alto firm of Ware & Freidenrich,
one of Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent law firms. When Ware & Freidenrich joined with San Diego’s Gray Cary in 1994,
Mr. Kreutz relocated to San Diego to build the combined firm’s emerging company practice in Southern California.
Mr. Kreutz’ practice has focused on emerging companies with an emphasis on counseling and structuring
entrepreneurial enterprises poised for growth. He has served as legal counsel for such companies as Adobe Systems,
3Com Corporation, Bay Networks, KLA Instruments (now KLA-Tencor), Ross Stores, and McAfee Associates.
In most of these cases, Mr. Kreutz counseled these companies from startup, through multiple rounds of private financings, to successful public offerings.
During his practice he has acted as legal counsel for many of the Bay Area’s pre-eminent Venture Capital firms including
the representation of Sequoia Capital in its investment in Cisco Systems and TA Associates in its investment in BMC Software.
In Southern California, Mr. Kreutz has represented Enterprise Partners, Forward Ventures, and many other Southern California venture capital firms.
Mr. Kreutz was a senior partner in Gray Cary’s emerging company practice until 2004 when he became Of Counsel to
that firm (now known as DLA Piper).
In 2007, Mr. Kreutz launched a boutique solo practice that offers emerging companies in
Southern California the mentoring, strategic legal counseling skills, and the financial networking connections that he has acquired in his many years of practice.
Mr. Kreutz is a graduate of Yale University (BA 1964 cum laude) and Stanford Law School (LLB 1967).