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Leadership

Vik Grover, CFA

President & CEO
FOMO CORP.

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Vik Grover has a 25+ year track record as a leading thought provider and research analyst in the financial markets covering the emerging communications and technology sectors. Grover received a B.A. degree in marketing from the University of California at San Diego in 1992 and graduated with a M.S. degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995.

Grover transitioned to investment banking in 2006 to leverage numerous C-level relationships across public and private companies in the emerging communications and technology sectors, with a focus on emerging growth and micro-cap companies. He then moved to management and financial consulting to assist clients in building their businesses. 

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Charles Szoradi, LEED AP

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Founder & CEO, Purge Virus, LLC
Advisory Board, FOMO CORP.

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Charles Szoradi is a sustainability professional, trained as an architect, with more than 28 years of experience in energy intelligence and cost-savings for retrofits and new construction. His two most recent pending patents for Purge Virus focus on advanced in-duct disinfection and tabletop disinfection to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and future viruses. Szoradi focuses on high performance architecture, and he is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional), a Certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Energy Auditor, a member of the Energy and Sustainability Committee for the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Leadership Council Chairman of the American LED Alliance.

In 2009, Szoradi was elected to the Board of the Sustainable Business Network and selected as a member of the Green Economy Task Force, with direct participation on the Capitol Hill Delegation. Szoradi earned his Bachelor of Science in architecture from the University of Virginia, and he earned his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote his Master’s Thesis on Energy Intelligence – “Eco-Humanism” in the early 1990s.

He has multiple patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office and is the author of “Learn from Looking”, which includes over two decades of his travel drawings and insight on energy-efficiency and sustainability from his travels and work around the world. Charlie Szoradi is a sought-after speaker on cost-effective sustainable design, and he lives in Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Roderick Martin

Founder and Managing Partner, Agile Technologies Group

Advisory Board, FOMO CORP.

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Rod Martin is the founder of Agile Technologies (https://www.4agiletech.com/) and

humbly serves as the leader of the growing enterprise.  Rod has 20 years of

experience in systems delivery for information technology (IT), portfolio/budget

management, global infrastructure, cybersecurity systems, executive management,

management consulting, manufacturing process management, solutions architecture

and strategic partner development. Most recently, Rod has served as Global

Infrastructure and Cyber Security Project & Program Manager at McKesson Medical

Surgical, Vyaire Medical, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and AbbVie. In those capacities, Rod

worked with scientists and researchers for the development of oncology drugs,

breathing apparatus, diagnostic testing, medical devices and medical applications. Rod

provided guidance and governance to subject matter experts and consultative

companies including KPMG, Deloitte, Wipro, Cognizant, Orange Business Services and

InfoSys, He deployed artificial intelligence tools and enterprise systems applications and

products and led divestitures and merger acquisitions and reconfigured global data

centers for pharmaceutical companies.

Rod has been a strategic leader at Daimler Trucks North America, Kellogg’s and the

Danaher Global Research companies.  Most recently prior to founding Agile

Technologies, Rod led the implementation of cybersecurity-related artificial intelligence

programs for Abbvie Pharmaceutical in a $67 billion merger with Allergen.

He also led management consulting services delivery to businesses with revenues from

$1 to 50 million in annual revenues. Rod was the driving force for a Federal

Communications Commission systems integrations company for 12 years, providing

educational IT and wireless systems and developed training programs for 40,000

educators and administrators. Rod has led technical, construction, engineering

implementation teams comprised of up to 80 engineers, administrative and business

unit resources, security operational resources and network operations on the 620 site

WAN installation for the City of Chicago and global projects with up to 340 sites in 102

countries. He was a key member of the leadership team for the $200 million

implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act as Georgia’s Lead Infrastructure

Project Manager and consolidated enrollment and administrative services for 2.5 million

participants.

Rod holds a BS degree in IT Sciences and a BS degree in Journalism-Communications

from Illinois State University.

William F. Butler

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CEO, SmartGuard Energy, LLC
Advisory Board, FOMO CORP.

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Bill Butler has enjoyed a diverse and successful career on Wall Street for over 30 years.
He has held leadership positions in sales with some of Wall Street’s most prestigious
firms. Bill started his career at Bankers Trust as an executive in the structured products
group specializing in mortgage-backed securities.

Bill joined Source Capital Group as the co-head of Investment Banking. It was at Source
Capital that Bill became dedicated to financing energy efficient technologies. It was this
passion that led him to co-found LED Funding, LLC in 2014, pioneering the shared
savings Lighting as-a-Service model.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Economics and Business Administration.

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Paul Benis

CEO PVBJ Inc.

Advisory Board FOMO CORP.

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Paul Benis, CEO, PVBJ Inc (https://www.pvbjinc.com/). Mr. Benis has a management degree, specializing in Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) management. He owns three contracting companies along the east coast and has established a mechanical contracting business (PVBJ), providing expert service for a diverse clientele from retail to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Benis is also a former Executive Vice President of a public energy company. His hands-on approach to customer service has been instrumental in expanding his business throughout the U.S. Mr. Benis emphasizes the importance of keeping his customers informed about new
technology and how he can save them money.

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Senator Gerald O. Dial

Advisory Board FOMO CORP.

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Senator Gerald Dial represented District 13 that included Clay, Cleburne, Chambers, Cherokee, Randolph, and Lee Counties – six counties in East Alabama.  He resides in Lineville, Alabama, where he has been in the real estate development business for over 25 years.  He is a former teacher and coach at Lineville High School. Gerald Dial was recently named President Pro-Tempore Emeritus for the Board of Trustees of Troy University.

His wife, Faye Bonner Dial, is a retired school teacher at Lineville High School.  She received her BS Degree from Jacksonville University.  His daughter, Melanie, is a graduate of Auburn University where she was a Tigerette and a member of Phi Mu Sorority.  She is presently employed in Atlanta, Georgia.  Jason, his son, is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a graduate of Jones School of Law in Montgomery and lives in Tuscaloosa.

Senator Dial was a member of the Alabama National Guard for over 36 years.  He served in numerous capacities and retired in 1997 from the position of Assistant Adjutant General.

Senator Dial’s legislative record has been a conservative one over the years.  He has been recognized by numerous groups for his legislative leadership and was selected by his fellow Senators as the Outstanding Senator for 1990.  He is recognized as a pro-business free enterprise Senator has proven himself over the years as a leader.  As former Chairperson for the Alabama Department of Senior Services, he has led the fight for seniors’ programs.  He has also led the fight for education reform in the Alabama State Senate.

As the Director of the Alabama Rural Action Commission (2006-2010) Gerald Dial established the office to focus on Rural Health, Jobs, Infrastructure and Broadband.  He successfully connected all state mental health facilities to high speed broadband by securing over $90 million dollars in grants.  Building on this experience; in 2012, Senator Dial authored and passed the Alabama Ahead Act which proposed to replace textbooks with digital devices in ALL [public schools.  A successful project of matching E Rate funds with $15 million state dollars resulted in $85 million federal dollars to connect EVERY school in Alabama to high speed internet access.

Dilip Limaye

FOMO Advisory Board Member

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Dilip Limaye, President of SRC Global Inc. and a Senior Energy Advisor to the World Bank in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable development, and climate change mitigation. Mr. Limaye is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 45 years of international experience in financing clean-tech and energy initiatives to help governments and industry reduce their carbon footprint. Mr. Limaye is internationally recognized as a financial advisor and consultant, providing services to organizations in more than 50 countries with a proven ability to assist implementation of innovative programs while ensuring regulatory compliance and driving sustainable growth. He has also been the Board Chairman of Photonix Solar, a solar PV manufacturing company in India. Mr. Limaye is currently actively engaged in the development of large-scale solar energy projects, and is the co-developer of the 683 MW Dawn Solar project in Texas which is currently undergoing a $600 million financial structuring. Mr. Limaye was the Lead Technical Consultant on the design of a $1.3 billion World Bank financing program for implementing clean energy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in the Beijing region. He was also the Team Leader, Finance for the USAID Program to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment in India and is currently working on a $1 billion World Bank initiative to leverage private financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy in water utilities. Mr. Limaye has also launched energy services companies (ESCOs) in India, Australia and Sri Lanka, a solar PV manufacturing company, and an international energy technology company that has developed a patented technology to optimize energy consumption in cooling systems. 

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John New

CEO and Founder, WorkMerk, LLC

Advisory Board FOMO CORP.

John is an innovator and operator with over 25 years of leadership, management, and
entrepreneurial experience. In 2002, John co-founded The Hub, an innovative “3rd
Space” corporate meeting space platform, disrupting the work place with on-demand
meeting space and all-inclusive pricing. The Hub was also a socially responsible
vanguard as a founding B-Corp member and the first privately-held green meeting facility
in the US.


In 2016, he sold The Hub having led the company as CEO for nearly 15 years. The Hub
accommodated over 1.2 million guests, serving nearly 80% of Fortune 500 companies
and long-term relationships with some of the nation’s most prestigious universities.
In 2017, John founded an innovative company called WorkMerk. Built upon the belief
that employees are born to adapt in a rapidly changing world, WorkMerk has built a
WorkFlow Enhancement SaaS platform powered by artificial intelligence enabling
organizations to thrive. The company achieves this vision by driving optimization in the
workplace utilizing proprietary technology to engage, inform, and reward workers. In
February 2020, WorkMerk launched its VirusSafePro app to address enterprise needs
during the COVID19 crisis.


As a United States Army Captain, he led the macro-level logistics of $120mil in assets
and deployment of over 3,000 soldiers while deployed to the Middle East. John also
served as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 1st Cavalry
Division.


At a young age, John founded and directed a 250-volunteer, non-profit serving the
severely impoverished and homeless, contributing an astonishing 11,000 volunteer hours
– building 27 homes, four shelters, two education centers, and instruction of 40 GED
candidates.


He also serves on the Regional American Red Cross Board, Services for the Armed
Forces (SAF) and was the Co-Founder of the United States’ first Veterans Shark Tank.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Georgetown University’s
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a minor in Mandarin Chinese.

John A. Conklin

Chief Executive & Operating Officer for
Energy Intelligence Center, LLC., Purge Virus, LLS,  and IAQ Technologies, Inc.

Advisory Board FOMO CORP.

John Conklin has over 34 years of industrial, commercial, and renewable and alternative energy experience; has provided companies strategic management, operations, and governance expertise, and provided technical and business consulting services to more than 50 technology, manufacturing, and industrial process companies; and held Executive Positions as a CEO, CFO, and CTO. During his career he has been responsible for leading business and new product feasibility study assessments; creating a strong business culture by providing leadership, building teams, empowering personnel to succeed; and maintaining transparency and providing openness, building and strengthening values, and morale.  Conklin focuses on partnership and collaborations while building a business model by creating vision, developing a strategy for execution, and raising capital.

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