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leadership team

GERALD HWASTA

CHAIRMAN & CEO

Gerald Hwasta is the Chairman & CEO of 24/7 Software, leading strategy, and coordinating the product vision, go-to-market activities, and operations of the company. He remains focused on keeping the customer first and driving the growth of the company.

Prior to 24/7 Software, Gerald held executive roles at software and network services companies including ePreop, SoHalo, and The Switch. Previously, he was the founder of Crest Equity Partners, a Silicon Valley private equity firm focused on technology businesses, and a founding team member of the middle-market fund of Silver Lake, the world's leading private investor in technology businesses. In the early years of the internet, Gerald was with Sun Microsystems where he led a business responsible for building network appliances, and with Cobalt Networks, a pioneer designer and developer of Linux server appliances for the hosted internet, where he led Corporate Development.

Gerald graduated summa cum laude with a BS, Computer Information Systems, from Baldwin Wallace University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ePreop; a California-based SaaS company focused on the healthcare market. Gerald is an avid sports fan and remains active outdoors, on the sports fields, and in the ocean with his wife and three sons.

 

SCOTT MEYERS

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE VP, SALES

Scott Meyers is Founder and the Executive Vice President of Sales of 24/7 Software, responsible for sales, growth initiatives into new verticals, and forging strategic alliances across the globe. Under Scott’s sales direction, 24/7 Software became the world’s leader in providing communication and reporting software solutions to the sports and entertainment industry with market penetration of over 75% across NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR and MLS venues. He places the highest importance on being an excellent listener to determine how 24/7 Software’s products can best enhance a customer’s operations.

Prior to 24/7 Software, Scott founded Cash Register Ads, the nation’s first company to feature national brands on the back of cash register tape. In Scott’s earlier pre-entrepreneur days, he was a Florida CPA specializing in taxation and litigation support. He started his accounting career at the Big 8 firm of Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells.

Scott graduated with a BS and MS of Taxation Degree from the University of Florida. Scott is a sports fanatic and loves to travel with his wife and spend time with his 3 boys and 2 dogs, Alli and Gator.

 

KARAN ZAVERI

CTO

Karan Zaveri leads 24/7 Software’s distributed global engineering teams, building scalable, reliable infrastructure and easy-to-use applications. Karan is responsible for driving the delivery and development of 24/7 Software platform’s long-term technology vision, as well as driving innovation across the company.

An engineer and entrepreneur from an early age, Karan sold his first software at age 16. He has more than 12 years of experience in developing complex, scalable and distributed web applications. Prior to 24/7 Software, he was the founder of Computing Objectives, a Philadelphia- and India-based services company serving several Fortune 500 clients. Throughout his life as an engineer and entrepreneur, he has worn many hats and has vast knowledge in various facets of business including new business incubation, venture investing and building global, distributed engineering teams.

Karan graduated with a BS, Computer Applications from Nagpur University, India. Karan’s insatiable curiosity sends him down a variety of Wikipedia and tech blog rabbit holes. When not CTO-ing, Karan enjoys exploring the myriad of cuisines available in his hometown of Miami, FL.

 

CHAD LADOV

SENIOR VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Chad Ladov is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at 24/7 Software, leading sales initiatives, developing new verticals and working with customers making sure our software matches their needs.

Chad Ladov has almost 20 years’ experience providing emergency management, high-level security services, venue, and event management across many industries and disciplines. He served as an official at the federal level from 2001-2006 with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Chad left the public sector in 2006 and went to work for the largest facility management company in the world, SMG, where he worked in Oakland, California, overseeing all game day operations for the Oakland Raiders. In 2009, Mr. Ladov left SMG to work full-time at 24/7 Software, where he helped create the most advanced Incident Management System and helped 24/7 Software become the leading provider of technology solutions for venues.

Chad founded Unified Command in 2012, a company dedicated to providing the best temporary command and control centers for large public events and gatherings.  Unified Command has become the premiere provider of temporary wireless surveillance systems, consulting with public agencies and deploying these proprietary systems at more than 70 events everywhere.

Chad graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Political Science.  He currently resides in Oakland, California where he lives with his wife and three children.  Chad is a great consumer of live entertainment both sports and music, loves to fish, spend time in the outdoors and is an avid traveler.

 

JACOB MOLZ

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & SALES OPERATIONS

Jacob Molz is the Director of Marketing and Sales Operations for 24/7 Software, leading marketing strategy and execution, and the day-to-day activities of the sales team. He is focused on promoting and delivering the company’s value to potential customers to drive growth.

Prior to joining 24/7 Software in 2013, Jacob held roles in diverse industries, both in construction and finance. Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations for a boutique financial planning and wealth management company focused on high net worth clients and with $30 million in assets under management. Jacob started his career as a Florida Certified Contractor and President of Suntec Development, where he spearheaded sales and marketing for the construction company focused on residential construction projects.

Jacob graduated with a BS, Business Administration, from the University of Central Florida and holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Wayne Huizenga’s School of Business at Nova Southeastern University. Jacob is a lover of wine, certified wine expert through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and always strives to ‘eat like a local’ no matter where he and his wife travel.

 

CHRIS BUTLER

DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Christopher Butler is the Director of Product Management at 24/7 Software, responsible for leading the effort of continuing to design and develop the world’s greatest operations management software. He is focused on evolving the platform through product feedback and bringing the customers’ software needs to life.

Prior to 24/7 Software, Christopher was employed by the University of Central Florida, controlling the 24/7 Software platform in the command post. From there, Christopher joined 24/7 Software in 2011, helping the company grow and create software that promotes security, increases efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and enhances customer experience.

Christopher graduated with a BS, Business Administration, from the University of Central Florida. Christopher grew up in the country but quickly became a techie once he moved to Florida. When not spending time with his wife and daughter, you’ll find Christopher hanging out as his local Skeet, Trap & Sporting Clays Club, or tinkering with his home automation system.