EXECUTIVES

Our management team consists of seasoned business professionals with proven track records of success in corporate management, IPO, reverse mergers, PIPE funding, M&A, cross-border business development, and hands-on investment. 

exec-fig1Our advisory team consists of designated legal, accounting and tax professional firms in the U.S.A. and Japan, with extensive experiences and in-depth knowledge of alternative stock listing, private financing and cross-border M&A.

Our strategic alliance partners, with specific capabilities, facilitate and complete the corporate value-chain.

 

 

SATORU YUKIE: Managing Director

Yukie cropped12CroppedResizedx2Mr. Yukie is an experienced executive and investor with several C-level positions with many successful companies in the past.   He is currently aggressively pursuing his management and investment practice and is acting as an executive, advisor, and a member of the Board of Directors of several venture companies and syndication property development entities in Southern California.

Most recently, he was CEO of UI Magic, Inc., an advanced mobile application development company, and was responsible for the development of corporate structure, securing seed funds, managing projects with major mobile operators, and international business development.

From 2002 to 2004, he led an innovative corporation as the President & CEO of Axesstel, Inc.   He was responsible for guiding the overall management of the company regarding strategic alliance negotiations, fund raising activities, daily business decisions and other ongoing challenges of achieving the company’s short and long-term goals.  While he was CEO of Axesstel, the company developed many new customers worldwide and achieved a top market share of the Wireless Local Loop Telephone System in India, Pakistan, Venezuela, Nigeria and many other emerging countries.  He successfully closed several rounds of fund raising and completed a reverse merger with the former Miracom Industries, Inc., through which Axesstel, Inc. became a public company.  During his service as CEO, the company improved EBIT 70%, realized 10 times increase of the corporate value.

He founded Accetio, Inc. in 2001 where he acted as CEO of the company, and filed several essential patents in areas of multi-protocol wireless solutions. He successfully closed the seed round and round A fundraising, and Accetio completed a reverse merger with the former Franklin Telecommunications Corp., through which Accetio, Inc. became a public company under its new corporate name, Franklin Wireless Corporation.

During his 20 years in Sony, Mr. Yukie was in charge of various diverse business units in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and wireless broadband business, and worked in strategic business planning, international business development, marketing, product and sales management, and corporate planning.  He was responsible for successfully introducing the first CDMA phones to numerous countries worldwide, and effectively captured the top market positions in the United States, Canada and Korea.  His achievement includes $200M sales of the CDAM phones in overseas market.

Mr. Yukie received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Sophia University located in Tokyo, Japan, and completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration in the United States.

He holds several patents associated with wireless and broadband technologies and business such as US Pat 6956833, US Pat 7043268, US Pat 6879597, US Pat 7136673, US Pat 6975644, US Pat 7117007, US Pat 7363062, Japan Toku-Kai 2004-214919.

 

CRAIG M. HAGOPIAN: General Partner

exec-fig3 Mr. Hagopian is a seasoned veteran with 20+ years of high tech sales and marketing experience. He brings a unique set of capabilities to solving market driven strategies having originated multiple industry first consumer services, developed innovative enterprise channel partnerships and authored market entry plans in emerging growth industries.

His combined executive management tenures with xAd (mobile advertising), V-Enable (voice search), Axesstel (wireless terminals), EPSON America (imaging and PC hardware), SkyTel (mobile data and messaging) and AIR2LAN (broadband Internet services) will serve Bernardo International’s broad customer and client base having worked in computer, wireless, advertising and Internet industries with full profit and loss responsibilities as well as turn-around, start-up, and fund-raising experience.

Mr. Hagopian is a patent holder, noted industry speaker and contributing author to numerous industry publications as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the San Diego CONNECT organization where he advises local start-up companies on successful entry strategies.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California with a dual emphasis in Financial Management and Entrepreneurship and an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

 

Rob Schroth: General Partner

exec-fig4Rob Schroth grew up in San Diego, California until he left to attend college in Northern California. While working for his degree in English at Humboldt State University, Rob worked at Bayside Drywall. After graduation in 1992, he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he worked at the ski resort in the Carpentry Department by day and in restaurant jobs at night.

Desiring an intellectual challenge, Rob left the beautiful Jackson Hole area to return to San Diego to attend law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he gained valuable experience clerking for his father Bob, until he graduated in 2000.

Rob Schroth was admitted to practice law in the State of California in May 2001. He then took and passed the Wyoming Bar Exam and was admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of Wyoming in January 2002. He is currently licensed to practice law in all courts of the States of Wyoming and the State of California , as well as the United States District Court, District of Wyoming, Southern District of California, Central District of California, and Eastern District of California. He is also admitted to practice law before the general bar of of the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

Recently, he successfully brought two class action lawsuits in the State of Florida. In 2001, he was appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Material Witness Panel (“CJA Panel”) for the Southern District of California, and has continued to serve as a member of that panel to the present date.

Rob Schroth have real world experience unlike most attorneys that have spent their entire lives pushing a pencil across a desk.

 

JAI BHAGAT: EVP

Mr. Jai Bhagat is a long time pioneer in wireless communications.

Since August 2003, he has been a Director and Vice Chairman of Axesstel, Inc. (AMEX: AFT), a developer of fixed-wireless voice and data products for the worldwide telecommunications market.

In 2000, he founded AIR2LAN, a broadband service provider that was merged with US Wireless OnLine in 2005.

Previously, he was a co-founder of SkyTel Communications, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer prior to SkyTel's merger with MCI.  Mr. Bhagat also served as Chairman of the License Exempt sector of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) trade association, which represents the broadband wireless industry.

He has served as Chairman and a board member of both the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA) and American Mobile Satellite Corporation.

In addition, Mr. Bhagat has  served as a board member or chairman of several wireless communications based companies, and was inducted into the RCR Wireless Hall of Fame in 2002 for his significant contributions to the wireless industry.

Past industry awards include the PCIA Chairman's Award, the Radio Club Sarnoff Citation, PCIA’s Technology and Innovation of the Year, and RCR's Personality of the Year.

Mr. Bhagat received an M.S.in Electrical.Engineering from Howard University, a B.S. in electrical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, and completed the Executive Management program at Stanford University

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