Unwired Nation is led by a seasoned team of executives with backgrounds in Mobile, Wireless and Banking.


Our patented mobile platform supports over 400 mobile apps in the market today including apps
for community banks and credit unions. 


The platform is also used by a variety of other web software providers in other industries, powering their mobile business offerings.

Executive Management

Cheré Heintzmann

CEO
Ms. Heintzmann, former President and COO of iJet Technologies, brings a strong background in company startups/turnarounds with executive level experience in all facets of telecom, wireless and software development.  Heintzmann has over 25 years of experience in the Technology industry, including 15 years in Senior Management at AT&T Wireless, Walt Disney and SeaMobile/MTN where she served as President/COO.  In addition, she has co-founded three companies and led financing efforts for small growth companies in excess of $250 million.

Steve Sybeldon

SVP Financial Services
Mr. Sybeldon brings over 25 years of wireless communications management experience to the Unwired Nation team. Prior to joining Unwired Nation, Sybeldon led worldwide sales for iJet Onboard, SeaMobile and MTN Satellite Communications. He was responsible for global network solutions and development of innovative products and services in the US, Europe and Asia. Steve has held executive level positions with McCaw Cellular and AT&T Wireless Services, where he was regional vice president responsible for the management of sales, customer service, technical operations, and people development. He currently resides outside of Sacramento, CA with his wife and two daughters.

Tim Carter

SVP Customer Solutions
Mr. Carter brings a diverse background of Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Project Management, with over 25 years experience in mapping Customer business process to automated solutions and has led leading many successful ERP, MRP, point-of-sale, payment processing, accounting and finance deployments in the aerospace, telecommunication, manufacturing and IT industries, domestically and internationally.

Jeff Slarks

VP Financial Sales
Mr. Slarks has a strong sales background in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry. Slarks has been involved in development and expansion of sales through B2B, National Retail, Distributor Partners & Company Retail.   Through his 26 years he has held a wide range of positions: Director of Sales for Mobi PCS, Regional General Manager - Northwest Region for Cricket Communications. Other previous positions include General Manager - Washington/Oregon for MCI WorldCom and General Manger - Business Sales for GTE Wireless.

C. Eric Smith

Co-Founder, VP Business Strategy
With over 20 years of startup experience, Smith co-founded the company and served as it’s President and CEO until February 2013. Previous ventures include BroadQ, LLC (Digital Lifestyle/Media company) and Gocho Networks (Mobile startup), among others.

R. Stacey Zuniga

Co-Founder, VP Operations & Platform Development
Zuniga has over 20 years of technology operations and finance experience. He co-founded the company and was instrumental in developing its mobile strategy. Zuniga holds a senior leadership position, playing a key role in the company’s product strategy and operations. Before joining the startup community, Zuniga served in production and project management positions at Texas Instruments and Motorola.

Board Members and Advisors


Steve Hooper

Chairman

Mr. Hooper is the Founding Partner of Ignition Partners, Seattle, WA.  Former Chairman and CEO of Nextlink,   co-CEO of Teledesic and former CEO of AT&T Wireless where he grew the company from $1.8Billion to $4 Billion.

Dale Quisenberry

Board Member

Mr. Quisenberry was Co-Founder of Crossroads Systems, taking the company public in 1999. He is the lead Series A investor for the company and serves as a board member.

John Chapple

Board of Advisors

Mr. Chapple is President of Hawkeye Investments, Seattle, WA.  As former Chairman/CEO of Nextel Partners, Chapple took the company from public offering through acquisition by Sprint for $9.5 Billion.

Dana Bowers 

Board of Advisors

Ms. Bowers is co-founder of iPay Technologies, which was the online bill payment provider in the U.S. serving 40% of the nation’s community financial institutions. During her tenure at iPay, Ms. Bowers served as CEO and a member of the board of directors. iPay was sold to Jack Henry and Associates in 2010 for $300 million. Ms. Bowers has nearly 30 years of experience in SaaS based financial services.

Sushil Gill 

Board of Advisors

With deep experience in the wireless and mobile space, Gill has served in executive roles with AT&T Wireless, and Western Wireless, and run Business Development for major technology companies and startups both domestically and internationally.