Members of the Executive Committee provide leadership for the group.

 

William CordeiroWilliam Cordeiro
William P. Cordeiro , Vice President for Academic Affairs, manages the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics (Smith School) at California State University Channel Islands.

He has a BS from the University of San Francisco, an MBA from University of Southern California, and a MA and PhD in Executive Management from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at the Claremont University.

As Director of the Smith School, Dr. Cordeiro is responsible for all curricula, financial, student, faculty and staff matters in the School. As such, he is the principal liaison to the B&TP which is housed in the Smith School.

 

Wayne DaveyWayne Davey
Wayne Davey is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals providing finance, accounting, internal controls, audit and management advice to companies of all sizes. He has over 30 years of senior management experience at Abraxis BioScience, Amgen, Rockwell Scientific, Hughes Electronics, Rockwell International and the U.S. Army.

Wayne received a BS degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA degree from UCLA.

He is the past Chair and Board Member of the CSU Channel Islands (CI) Foundation. He also co-founded the CI Business & Technology Partnership.

Other civic activities include being a member of the Advisory Board for Cal Lutheran University's School of Business, serving on the Ventura County Economic Development Association (Chair), the VC POWER Task Force, and the Ventura County Discovery Center (Chair). Wayne was named the 2009 recipient of the CI Lagomarsino Award. He and his wife, Barbara, were also co-recognized by the Ventura County Medical Association as the 2008 Community Volunteers of the Year. Wayne has delivered numerous speeches and op-ed pieces on employment, infrastructure, housing, healthcare, and education issues confronting the Ventura County region.

 

Paul Meyer
Paul Meyer is an experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior roles at start-ups and Fortune 500 technology companies. He has significant experience in fundraising from angel and venture capital to leasing/debt financing and initial public offerings. For the past six years, he has run a CFO consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology companies in the greater Los Angeles area.

Most recently, Paul was the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early stage medical device company. He was also General Manager of their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC. During much of his career, Paul was with Interlink Electronics [NASDAQ:LINK] a developer of intuitive interface technologies for business and home applications, serving for sixteen years as CFO and Executive Vice President. He joined Interlink as CFO when it was a start-up with 25 employees, managed its transition through an IPO, and oversaw its growth for over 10 years as a public company to more than 200 employees worldwide, establishing offices in the US, Japan, China and Taiwan.

Paul is an avid participant in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of greater Los Angeles: incoming President of Tech Coast Angels (Central Coast chapter), the Vice Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Santa Barbara, a Technical Advisor for the Ventura Ventures Technology Center (V2TC) tech incubator, Founder and Chair of the Tech Industry Roundtable of Ventura County, Founder and Chair of the Entrepreneurial Speaker Series at the Ventura BioCenter life science incubator, Chief Financial Advisor for the CalXStars life science incubator and Board Member of the Business & Technology Partnership of CSU Channel Islands. Starting his career with Price Waterhouse, Paul obtained his CPA (license inactive) and has a BA in Economics from UCLA.

 

Peter Wollons

Peter Wollons
Peter Wollons started an aircraft surplus company in 1973 that evolved into an aerospace manufacturing and distributing company with offices worldwide. Currently, Peter is Chief Executive Officer to Airborne Technologies, Inc., U.S. Government Contractor and Licensee to Lockheed Martin. His recent endeavors include Airborne Biometrics, an offshoot of Airborne Technologies. This new venture currently has the only proven facial recognition end to end solution in the market today.

Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Woodbury University.

He is a member of the CI Foundation Board of Directors.

Peter has also served as President of the board of the Calabasas Homeowners, belongs to LACMA, and is a member of the Peterson Automotive Museum.

 

Michael SoltysMichael Soltys, Professor, Program Chair and Graduate Advisor for Computer Science.
Michael finished his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto (2001) under the supervision of Stephen Cook.

His research was in the area of complexity and algorithms, specifically in low-complexity formalization of Linear Algebra. Michael feels fortunate to have studied at a top school and the birthplace of much of Theoretical Computer Science, under such names as Stephen Cook (NP-completeness), Charles Rackoff (Cryptography), Allan Borodin (Online Algorithms), and Alasdair Urquhart (Logic).

He then joined the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University, where he received tenure (2006), and became full professor (2013), department chair, and a Certified Professional Engineer of Ontario. At McMaster Computer Science was part of the Faculty of Engineering, and the curriculum emphasized applications, and as such it was a perfect counterpoint to Michael’s theoretical bent at the University of Toronto.

Michael has been a visiting scholar at many institutions, including: the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2004), the Jagiellonian University in Poland (2007), a year as a Visiting Ulam Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2007-08), a semester at the University of Rio Cuarto in Argentina (2008), and a half-year at the University of California at San Diego (2012).

In 2014 Michael joined the department of Computer Science at the California State University at Channel Islands, as chair of the department. As CI is poised to grow over the next years, Michael is committed to building a student oriented and world-class department of Computer Science.