Howard is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in managing businesses in the technology, media and communications industry. He has started, financed and/or managed a variety of businesses and taken several of them public, or sold them to strategic investors. He was the co-founder and CEO of Ad.Venture Partners, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company that acquired 180 Connect, Inc., a $400 million leading provider of installation and fulfillment services to the cable TV and satellite industries. Before that, he was Chairman and a Managing Member of Innovation Interactive, LLC, a leading digital communications agency, which he helped acquire in a management buyout from Net2Phone, Inc. in May 2002. Howard has served as CEO of Net2Phone, Inc., the pioneer Internet telephony company, where he sold a controlling interest to AT&T for $1.4 billion. He also worked for IDT Corp., a diversified international telecommunications company, where he was a member of the board of directors and its COO from 1993 to 1998 and CFO from 1993 to 1995.
Howard holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics from New York University, and a BA from Yeshiva University. He has four children and two grandchildren and is very active in numerous charitable endeavors and causes.
Chief Executive Officer
Ilan brings 20 years' experience helping to finance and grow smaller businesses into large companies, both public and private. Ilan was the co-founder and President of Ad.Venture Partners, Inc. and also served as Vice Chairman and a Managing Member of Innovation Interactive, LLC. Previously, Ilan was Chief Financial Officer at Net2phone, Inc, and helped grow the company from a small business to $160 million in annual revenue. While at Net2Phone, Ilan raised hundreds of millions in capital, both private and public, and helped engineer a strategic change of control investment by AT&T for $1.4 billion. Prior to his employment with Net2Phone, Inc., Ilan was employed by IDT Corp. in several capacities, including Executive Vice president of Finance. Ilan also worked for Merrill Lynch from 1992 to 1995.
Ilan earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife have four children and are very active on the boards of several charitable organizations.
Founder, President & CTO
Shloma founded Pioneer Interactive (now FieldOne) in 2001 and currently serves as President and Chief Technology Officer. Shloma started his career as a custom application programmer and has always been passionate about creating software that is both robust and intuitive. He was previously the President of SB Data Module which created custom software applications for finance, education and media companies. During that time, Shloma was approached by several business owners in the field services industry, who wanted to run their entire company on one application program. They outgrew QuickBooks - which didn't meet many of their unique functional needs - and were desperate for a program that was specifically designed for field service organizations and that was comprehensive, yet easy to use. Shloma worked closely with owners of field service businesses to develop FieldOne to bring to market what customers really needed in a business application program. Shloma and his development team have worked continuously to add functions requested by their customers.
Shloma is proficient in a variety of programming languages and technologies. He has designed and implemented multi-tier systems and architected and designed large, complex systems, and successfully managed applications though their lifecycles.
Shloma and his wife have six children and live in Orange County, New York.
Sr. Vice President of Sales
Jim Hare has more than 30 years of direct, reseller, managed services and sales management experience in the IT industry. He previously held executive and sales management positions at SilverBack Technologies (acquired by Dell), Concord Communications (acquired by CA), 3Com, Xerox and Datability. Jim has won numerous industry awards, including 2011 Channel Chief by CRN, Top 100 Channel Executive for 2011 by CRN, VAR Business's top 50 Channel Execs in 2006 and CRN's top 100 Channel Execs in 2007. He was awarded a VAR Business Five Star award for five consecutive years and is a recognized thought leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing.
Jim's current role as Sr. VP of Sales allows FieldOne to apply his expertise in cloud computing in turning a once very expensive and difficult to implement work flow management, scheduling and accounting management process into true utility based services.
Chief Operating Officer
Julio Hartstein is the Chief Operating Officer at FieldOne. He has 20 years’ experience scaling and growing new companies and making existing ones operate more efficiently. An executive with deep business strategy, operations, and turnaround management expertise, Julio has returned companies to profitability and led mission-critical initiatives that delivered multimillion-dollar results.
Before joining FieldOne, Julio was the managing partner at Infineum Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm that delivers breakthrough results for cross-industry clients. Previously, Julio was Director of Financial Services at EDS, an HP Company. While there, he led the successful turnaround of a jointly owned HR outsourcing company of EDS and Towers Perrin— returning the money losing subsidiary to a profitable line of business.
At PRTM Management Consulting (now PwC), Julio assisted clients across a diverse set of industries including aerospace & defense, automotive, electronics, energy, cosmetics, industrial goods, transportation, and telecom, to realize savings and enhance efficiencies by improving their business, operational, and supply chain strategies.
Before that, Julio served in leadership roles for global Fortune 100 companies in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain, including Director of Operations & Technology and Country Manager at Telefónica, Director of Supply Chain at Siemens, and Business Unit Manager at América Latina Logística.
Julio has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor’s in Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires. He is also APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
With an extensive international background, Julio is fluent in English, Spanish, German, and Portuguese, and is conversant in Czech and French.
Board Member; The Wolfson Group
Jacob Safier, a principal of the Wolfson Group, is a board member of FieldOne Systems and one of the Company's largest shareholders.The Wolfson Group consists of a group of private partnerships and other entities owned and controlled by members of the Wolfson family. This includes direct ownership of more than one-half million square feet of commercial Manhattan real estate, broad interest in hedge funds and leveraged buy-out funds, venture investments and direct investments in a variety of private and public companies.
Board Member; Golden Mountain Investments
Saul Kaszovitz, is a principal of Golden Mountain Investments, a multi-strategy investment firm with interests in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Specialty Finance and Real Estate, co-founded by Mr. Kaszovitz in 2008. Prior to launching Golden Mountain Investments, Mr. Kaszovitz was a partner at the law firm of Feder Kaszovitz LLP, where he specialized in corporate and securities law. Mr. Kaszovitz has over 19 years of experience as a corporate and securities attorney, having represented many companies in all stages of development, including formation, venture funding, initial and secondary public offerings, SEC compliance, strategic growth acquisitions and dispositions.