Kenny Golds has over 30 years of experience in the wireless industry across all verticals. Within his years of experience, the industry has changed drastically from the first handheld Motorola mobile phone to the plethora of smartphones today. Kenny has successfully adjusted Star’s business model to adapt to the fast-changing industry. Known as a “Highly trusted technology expert,” Kenny has worked closely with top-level executives and Fortune 500 companies.
Kenny’s areas of expertise include Mobile Devices, IoT, Internet Security, Technology Integration, Product Management, New Business Development, and Strategic Partnerships.
Some of Kenny’s honors include:
• The Fulfillment Fund: Mercedes-Benz Mentor of the Year Award
• Palindrome Advisors-Founding Advisor: Palindrome links the nonprofit world with executive level leaders that give back through a number of programs, including but not limited to: serving on the board of a nonprofit (the Palindrome Pledge), mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs, engaging in volunteering programs and nonprofit-based salons. Dedicating time and resources to building tools specifically for nonprofit partners.
• USA Hockey-Coach & Advocate
• Being a mentor, advisor, and coach has greatly impacted how Kenny leads the Star team. Kenny always acknowledges the hard work and dedication of his employees. He values encouragement and strives for a tight-knit team even through its recent exponential growth.
Kenny graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Social Science.
Tony Martinez has 25 years of experience in the wireless industry and has been a leader in driving the integration of wireless devices, wireless networks, and mobility software into enterprise, government, and small-medium sized businesses. Tony has been involved with the launches of RIM’s BlackBerry Solution on Bellsouth Wireless Data’s Mobitex Network, Good Technology’s launch of the Good wireless email platform on Mobitex as well as launches of RIM’s BlackBerry solution on converged voice and data networks such as T-Mobile, Sprint, Nextel, Cingular, Verizon Wireless & AT&T Wireless.
Tony has been instrumental in managing the roll out, deployment, and implementation of wireless products and solutions to several Global Fortune 1000, Federal Government, Financial, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Automotive and Entertainment companies. He has implemented customized applications and support services for several organizations.
Before joining Star Communications, Inc. Tony was Vice President of Sales at Karbon Systems. In 2002, Karbon Systems developed the first terrestrial wireless product to conform to the standards set by the DoD, offering full compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and true end-to-end security using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Prior to joining Karbon Systems, Tony held various positions with AirTouch, Bellsouth Wireless Data and Cingular. Tony has a B.A. from California State University Northridge in Cell and Molecular Biology and resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Matt Schwartz has over a decade of experience in the wireless industry with a strong focus on client services. Matt is directly responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of our staff members in accordance with best practices, policies and procedures. Matt promotes positive outcomes and manages the relationship of our clients, in addition to managing the on-boarding phases of new accounts. Matt strives to always expand his knowledge and expertise in mobile wireless fulfillment, deployment, device lifecycle management, telecom expense management, and managed helpdesk services.
Other areas of expertise include providing direct supervision, training, and development of our staff members, as well as actively collaborating with upper management on numerous opportunities. Matt’s dedication to Star has helped contribute to the growth and success achieved over the years.
Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude from DeVry University with a B.S. in Network and Communications Management.
Omar Laguna has over 18 years of experience in the wireless industry. Previously employed by Airtouch Cellular and Verizon as a retail store representative, Omar has been on the frontlines of wireless directly supporting consumers for over a decade. Omar has also held the title of Business Account Executive with Verizon supporting large business with company-wide device deployment, technical mobile support, and TEM.
Omar is certified for and has administrated MDM applications such as AirWatch, Microsoft Intune and MobileIron. Part of what makes Omar such an essential member of the Star team is his vast knowledge and hands on experience with a multitude of smartphones, mobile broadband, and IoT devices from various manufacturers.
In keeping with his interest in technology, Omar also holds a certificate in Electrical Construction and Maintenance.