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Pocket Technologies is lead by a dynamic and results-oriented management team. Each of our managers has at least 12 years experience developing powerful, productivity-enhancing software applications and bringing them to market. Management is supported by an Advisory Board made up of experts and veterans from the various markets we serve.

  Management Team



Thomas L. West, Jr.  -  President and CEO
Tom has 40+ years experience in insurance and financial services. Most recently, he was Vice Chairman and Group Executive - Retirement Services of American General Financial Group. Under his five-year leadership, this division tripled assets to $66 billion and increased earnings 460% to $564 million. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Robert Sheppard  -  Vice President, Engineering
Robert has 13 years of engineering consulting and project management experience. He has led many project teams and developed sophisticated computer models for natural hazard risk assessment. He is a registered Professional Engineer (CA) and holds a MS in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley and a BS in Civil Engineering from Rice University.

Helen Zunka  -  Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Helen has 12 years of marketing, engineering, and product development experience. Most recently, she led worldwide marketing activities for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. She holds an MBA from HEC in France and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. She worked in Europe for 5 years and speaks French and Czech.

Dr. John Slaby  -  Technology Specialist
Dr. Slaby has 17 years experience designing, testing and implementing software projects. He has led numerous project teams and has developed software that has been implemented worldwide. He is a registered Professional Engineer (TX) and holds a Ph.D., MS and BS in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University of New York. Dr. Slaby has worked in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Charles Sheppard  -  Sales Manager
Charles has 14 years sales and sales management experience, working for both large and small companies, and brings moving and storage industry experience to the team. He has developed and managed sales teams in a number of other markets. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

  Advisory Board

Sandy Olson
President and co-founder of A-OK Moving in Beaumont, TX, Mr. Olson has more than 30 years experience in the moving and storage industry. He served on the Board of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) for 5 years.

Jorge Contreras
Mr. Contreras is a Senior Partner with Hale and Dorr LLP, where he is Vice-Chairman of the firm's Internet Law Group. He concentrates on high technology corporate law.

Alan Sheppard
Mr. Sheppard is a construction industry veteran with more than 45 years experience. Most recently, he was Chairman of National Engineering & Contracting Company. He is a Professional Engineer in 4 states.

Charles Monahan
Mr. Monaghan is a telecommunications industry veteran with more than 38 years experience with GTE in progressively senior management positions.

Blanka Caen
Mrs. Caen is a veteran IT professional with extensive wireless technology experience. Based in London, she has led numerous large projects in Europe and Asia.

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