Meet The Team
Craig A. Fielding
Chairman & CEO of Consorteum
Mr. Fielding is one of the co-founders of Consorteum Holdings Inc. and he has served as its director and CEO from April 2006 to-date. Mr. Fielding was part of the management team (Vice President of Sales) at Mint Technology Corp, a technology-based company in Toronto, from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of Sales at Soft Tracks Enterprises, a startup based in Vancouver, British Columbia, from 1999- 2001. Mr. Fielding boasts years of experience working in several Sales Management and Senior Management roles with Xerox Canada Ltd.
Mr. Fielding attended Manchester Polytechnic in England where he studied business. His experience in technology, programming, and large system building brings in an astute perspective to the company.
Chief Operating Officer of Consorteum
Mr. Shuster has over 25 years of business experience, including over 20 years in sales, engineering, operations, and marketing in the telecommunications industry. He has 8 years of experience as an officer and director of a publicly traded company. He has assisted numerous small private companies in business plan development and private equity fundraising. Mr. Shuster retired as a decorated officer in the United States Navy. His last active duty assignment was as Chief Engineer of a nuclear submarine.
Mr. Shuster has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Smart Voice Telecommunications Inc., from January 11, 2004, to January 2006. His responsibilities included all aspects of founding a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Telecommunications) Company. Since 2006, Mr. Shuster has consulted for several privately held companies to develop strategic business plans and streamline operations. Most recently he has worked with Renaissance Network Solutions, a company partnered with Verifone Holdings Inc., to provide next-generation wireless services to Verifone’s customers.
Prior to 2004, Mr. Shuster has worked for several telecommunication companies including NEC America, Furukawa Ltd., Net.com and Applied Innovations. Mr. Shuster graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Maryland and went on to complete his Masters in Nuclear Engineering at Cornell University.
CTO of ThreeFiftyNine Inc.
John is a visionary technologist with a unique blend of business acumen and entrepreneurial talent. He is seen as an innovator in embedded systems hardware and software design, with a proven ability to see and deliver at the forefront of technology and business development.
Mr. Osborne spearheaded the development of an end-to-end mobile system that is designed to handle some of the most complex technical and regulation-based issues in the mobile industry, having to deliver across all mobile operating systems, application infrastructure and regulatory compliance. Under his guidance, we have simplified the end user experience to a large extent, by combining geo-tagging data, banking data and historical data through advanced data analytics.
John has also forged several strategic partnerships with key companies in the telecom sector. Consorteum’s partnership with Motorola started with John as he held a strategic consulting role, responsible for technological leadership and innovation, in Motorola. He led the consolidation of Motorola’s embedded OS Strategy which was a vital part in the development of Motorola’s Global Application Strategy. In driving Motorola’s mass-market mobile application solutions, John led and delivered Motorola Backup (www.motorolabackup.com) to over 120 countries in 27 languages.
John studied Substrate Physics and Electronics at London University. However, he left college to shape his own company, Active Imaging, which is a leading European Imaging Systems company with multi-million-pound contracts with the general as well as the defense industry.
John has held multiple international patents and, as a native of Wales, his drive for innovation in business is matched only by his following of rugby, which he played internationally.
Senior Vice President Business Development
Patrick Doran is a senior executive with over 30 years of diversified experience in major corporations and also in growing companies. Effectively leveraging the assets of corporations, he has successfully driven increased revenues through cross-promotion and 360-degree marketing efforts. He is an effective leader and team builder who has consistently opened doors to new business relationships and strategic opportunities. Pat has held vital positions in multiple companies and he has experience in both the buy and sell side of M&A transactions. During his tenure at two publicly traded companies, he held leading positions such as President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President.
Mr. Doran has repeatedly been asked to lead new initiatives or to provide expertise on critical missions. He completed a successful transition of College Television Network (“CTN”) into MTV/Viacom and thereafter was retained by MTV Networks as Senior Vice-President-CTN Operations and Finance.
Previously, Mr. Doran served as the Vice-President for Operations and Planning for Turner Pictures Worldwide Distribution, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., from January 1994 until June 1997, and served as Vice President-Group Controller for the Syndication and Licensing Group of Turner Broadcasting from September 1987 until December 1993. In this role, Mr. Doran supervised 5 controllers and 125 professional staff in business lines that exceeded $250 million in annual revenue. Mr. Doran is credited with the successful relocation and staffing of Turner Entertainment Company from Los Angeles to CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta following Turner’s acquisition of the MGM film library. He was also chosen as one of Turner’s principal executives involved in the acquisition of the Hanna Barbera Studios and Library. Prior to joining Turner Broadcasting, Mr. Doran held various managerial and executive positions at Columbia Pictures and MGM Studios. Mr. Doran holds CPA and CGMA Licenses.
Chief Financial Officer
Glenn Charlesworth is a seasoned C-Suite executive with a solid track record in management skills and creative thinking. His ability to coach, organize, and motivate people towards a cohesive goal makes him the perfect candidate for the role of Chief Financial Officer. He has re-engineered our organization structure for better efficiency and implemented innovative business solutions in order to achieve the strong and dependable financial control and reporting structure, which is necessary to support all levels of management.
A decisive and energetic manager, Mr. Charlesworth has shown the ability to resolve complex financial and accounting challenges found in both the private and public sector. His core skills are in financial reporting, strategic planning, general management and operations, finance, start-up situations, and cash flow challenged operations. Mr. Charlesworth is also experienced in recruiting, motivating, developing, and retaining talent within a values-oriented team framework.
Mr. Charlesworth is the founder and president of CFO Advisory Services, Inc., an Arkansas corporation, providing management and financial advisory services to companies nationwide. He most recently served, under contract in a CFO capacity, for an SEC Reporting Company operating in the software development industry. He was also a financial advisor to a New York-based SEC reporting company functioning in the payment processing industry.
Prior to forming CFO Advisory Services, Inc., Mr. Charlesworth served as both the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Accounting Officer of Equity Media Holdings Corporation (“EMHC”), a NASDAQ-listed multi-media and multi-entity organization, which owned over 100 FCC licenses and operated over 50 on-air television stations across the country, and also developed, owned and operated Retro Television Network, a network designed to focus on the secondary digital spectrum. During his time at EMHC, Mr. Charlesworth led the financial team in 2006 and 2007 as the CFO of the predecessor private company, Equity Broadcasting Corporation (“EBC”), when EBC merged with a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), in a $50 million-dollar reverse acquisition and equity recapitalization transaction. After the merger, Mr. Charlesworth and his team successfully completed the Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance initiative and developed the protocols necessary to fully and completely meet all SEC reporting requirements.
Prior to joining EBC in 2001, Mr. Charlesworth served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cytomedix, Inc. Mr. Charlesworth provided senior leadership as the first CFO of this new publicly traded medical device company that originated in Little Rock and subsequently transitioned its corporate headquarters to Chicago.
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Charlesworth was a CPA in public practice in the central Arkansas area for over 25 years.