About Us

We began our course to becoming Circle Gx, via a series of over 30 years of entrepreneurial and consulting endeavors led by the CEO and Founder of Circle Gx in the Americas region deploying network solutions. These years of experience, birthed the friendships and comradery that makes up the Circle Gx team today.


Every 20 years or so, the communications paradigm shifts and business opportunities unlock. The Circle Gx vision is creating solutions that are hyper scalable and can diminish poverty and expand economies worldwide via communications networks that educate, employ, and design entrepreneurship.The Circle Gx team is comprised of a group of distinguished technologist advised by a quartet of C-level industry veterans.

The Circle Gx team has played a part in each generation of the IT and Mobile infrastructure roadmap over the past 40 years. We are a harmonious collective of the best of management, engineering, marketing, and product delivery. With our golden years of experience established, we are conscientious not to forget failures, but celebrate each year and each milestone of realized successes our careers have born.


Circle Gx has remained a contiguous group since 2013, and we have weathered the storms to deliver our first office application and customer. Circle Gx has plans of continued successes, moving onwards to the great promise the fifth-generation network will provide, in closing the digital divide, while providing the foundation for a plethora of innovations for the future.

Management


Peter Goodwin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Robert Chalnick

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Goodwin, Jr.

Executive Vice President

Kevin Wiley

Chief Legal Counsel

Imhotep

Genius

Sudir Anand

Chief Technology Officer - Planning

Franklin Flint

Chief Commercial Officer

Robert Johnson

Chief Technology Officer - CTO Group

Paresh Sansare

Chief Information Officer

Earl Eck 

General Manager Virginia - CTO Group

Advisors


Wilbur Crossley

Vice Chairman of Circle Gx

Advisory Board;

Operating Partner,

Legacy Equity Advisors

Alfred Boschulte

Advisor, Co-Founder and Chairman

Buschulte-Schnee Consulting Group

Dr. Jai Menon

Chief Scientist,

IBM Fellow Emeritus

Kevin Thigpen

Advisor, COO, IT2ME

Mr. Goodwin is “planter in chief” and has over 28 years experience in the telecommunications industry having built and launched operations in the Caribbean with Cable &Wireless and several Latin American mobile operators. Mr. Goodwin’s career in mobile began with AT&T and Bell South in Los Angeles with LA Cellular as a Government Accounts Manager in 1991.

He has led entrepreneurial endeavors with NTC, BCGi, Roamware, Illuminet and VeriSign. NTC was sold to Illuminet/VeriSignin 2000 for $100 million mainly due to the efforts of Mr. Goodwin. Over Mr.Goodwin’s 28-year career, he has held executive positions with LA Cellular, Ameritech, SBC, AT&T, Bell South, PCI and National Tele-management Corporation. Mr. Goodwin has led the implementation and contract negotiations of several Roaming implementations for networks with TDMA, CDMA, 2G and 3G throughout CALA region, including the first credit card roaming solution in the Caribbean with Cable & Wireless.

Mr. Goodwin also led the deployment and design of the next generation roaming technology model and first GSM local breakout roaming solution with Cable & Wireless in 2008. Mr. Goodwin was selected as a member of the Dell Founders Club 50 in 2014 by working with Dell to build the foundation for the Circle Gx 5G service. Mr. Goodwin attended Xavier University Carl Linder School of Business.

Mr. Chalnick, CPA (FL), MBA, CGMA operated his own consulting firm, providing accounting, tax, operations, and financial services to clients that ranged from small non-profits to billion-dollar organizations. And at Levenshon and Company, an investment banking firm, he raised more than $250 million while serving as President. He is perhaps best known for his financial turnaround abilities. In addition to working in the financial field, he also teaches.

He has served as adjunct professor and a visiting lecturer at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University, teaching tax research, corporate tax, accounting, individual taxation, partnerships, and basic finance at the graduate and undergraduate level. He has also taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey and has been published in the Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, and the Journal of Taxation.

The CGMA designation demonstrates international management accounting expertise, determination and commitment to achieving sustainable business success. He received his MBA from CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College   and his B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Long Island University.(Magna Cum Laude)

Tom Goodwin brings 20 years of Management experience.  He has managed major accounts for several Fortune 500 companies.  He spent ten years with John Hancock with the Long Term Care division managing hospital accounts, corporate firms and individuals. His telecommunications experience began with Globalcall Communications in 1999.

Thomas was instrumental in the attainment and integration of major accounts in the Caribbean and Latin American Region to the NTC platform. These companies would later become a part of VeriSign telecommunications group. Mr. Goodwin is an honors graduate of Xavier University Business School in Cincinnati Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

Kevin S. Wiley, Sr. began his law practice in 1975 in San Antonio with Matthews, Nowlin, Macfarlane & Barrett, (now Cox Smith Matthews) where he was associated for seven {7} years, specializing in commercial transactions and bankruptcy. He participated at Matthews in the then largest breach of contract action ever filed in the Federal Courts. Between 1976-1978 he was assistant trial counsel in the case brought by South Texas Nuclear Project and 37 other utility plaintiffs consolidated in multi-district litigation against Westinghouse in a suit for an aggregate $1 billion (1976$) for alleged breach of 38 separate uranium supply agreements.

The suit was settled after two years in litigation in a settlement valued in excess of $750 million dollars. Wiley was lead counsel at Matthews in the reorganization of Commonwealth Oil Refining, where Mathews represented the largest unsecured creditor, Trans ocean Gulf with a $78 million dollar claim that was successfully paid in full. After this major case, Wiley continued to work in the commercial transactions area and complex business reorganizations. He left Matthews in 1982 to join the firm of Chapman Reese, PC, which soon became Chapman Reese & Wiley, PC where he continued his commercial and complex reorganizations practice.

Wiley left Chapman in 1991 to become an officer and director with Pro-Line International, Inc. There he expanded his commercial transactions background and experience in the global arena, concluding brand acquisitions in Brazil and South Africa, and managing the legal and regulatory affairs in the over 76 other countries that the Company actively sold ethnic hair care products. Wiley led the team that sold Pro-Line in a merger with Alberto-Culver, Inc., now Unilever in 2001.

After this sale, Wiley at the urging of the former owner of Pro-Line, Comer Cottrell, who decided to invest heavily in television syndication, embarked on a career as a television executive with the African Heritage Network in New York and as a consultant to the ethnic hair care industry. AHN ultimately became the largest syndicator of ethnic programming in the United States.

Wiley moved back into the active practice of law in 2013, starting a law firm with his son, Kevin, Jr., The Wiley Law Group, PLLC.

WLG continues to specialize in commercial transactions, reorganizations, real estate finance, and small cap mergers/acquisitions.

Ancient Ancestral Support

Mr. Anand has 27 years of telecommunications experience with launching wireless networks,

specifically 6 networks in North America, 2 in Europe and 3 in Asia.  He has also developed and delivered communications products, services, and solutions for Cincinnati Bell Wireless,

Verizon Wireless, Tritel (now AT&T), Powertel (now T-Mobile), Onecomm (now Sprint), Level 3, USWest, Bell Mobility, and many others.

He managed the LTE Core implementation and the FOA for Nortel’s ATCA (2G/3G/LTE ) at Cincinnati Bell Wireless, migrated ALU core FOA in Verizon Wireless in Seattle, and is considered the resident expert for network integration, SS7, transport, Voice and Data Networks, Access Network Core Nodes, Provisioning/SIM, OSS, Billing, and Procurement/Supplier management. 

Mr. Anand holds a B.Tech. from Toronto’s Ryerson University with a Major in Electrical Engineering and Minor in Computer Science.  He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and IEEE.

Franklin Flint has been involved in the technical delivery of solutions in the telecom, media and entertainment industries for over 30 years. Most recently he served as Chief Technology Officer at Telecommunications Industry Association driving the technological transformation of the association into tech-spaces such as SDN|NFV, IoT, Advanced Wireless (5G), and ITS.

Prior to the TIA Franklin led the introduction of Dell Inc. into the Telecommunications market as the marketing executive and go to market strategist. With a strong history as a technology author, speaker, expert, and futurist, Franklin has spoken and moderated at dozens of conferences and appeared regularly in video interviews discussion the future of the Telecom network.

A sought-after expert in operations and development with a 20-year track record of building and running products, services, platforms, and organizations in wireless, fixed, cable, and international segments. Rob has deep technical and operational expertise with IP technologies and platforms, complex software systems, and mobility.

He possesses a unique ability to apply his knowledge to all phases of the product life cycle process, including product ideation, design, development, optimization, marketing, and operations. Rob has extensive vendor and partner management experience, critical to integrating advanced technologies into existing operational environments.

He received his BSEE and MSE from the University of Texas at Austin and holds several patents in communications technology.

Distinguished career managing high-profile technical development projects, leading process optimization initiatives and engineering strategic development solutions to support telecom sector and start-ups. Possess strong background in planning and directing integration solutions to meet client business objectives.

Keen ability to collaborate with partners to analyze and interpret needs, translate needs into solutions and coordinate efforts of internal / external technology resources to realize deliverables and drive bottom-line profits. Thrive in dynamic environments requiring focused decision-making.

Paresh attained his Post Graduate Diploma (MBA) in Telecom Management (Systems & Applied Technology) Symbiosis Institute of Telecom

Management — Pune, India  and a BS Engineering, University of Nagpur — Maharashtra, India.

Mr. Eck has a distinguished career developing business strategies, leading process streamlining initiatives, and developing management systems, impacting for some of the most complex systems, business challenges, and customer organizations. He is recognized for his excellence in leading groups of both business and technical teams, and has significant entrepreneurial experience.


Mr. Eck has also served as a professor at the University of Northern Virginia, teaching multiple business courses including accounting, strategy, planning, e-commerce, and personal finance. He is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech College of Engineering and earned an Executive MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Wilbur Crossley is an Operating Partner at Legacy Equity Advisors, where he works closely with the portfolio company management teams to help them achieve rapid growth and superior operating results. He has over 30 years of executive management experience in communications and technology industries.

Mr. Crossley has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at SBC Advanced Solutions, Inc., (now AT&T) and as the Chief Operating Officer of Operational Technologies with a San Antonio-based Environmental, Supply Chain Management, EF&I and information technology services company.

Mr. Crossley holds a B.S. degree in mathematics, a B.S. degree in natural science from Mississippi Valley State University, and he completed the Executive Management Program at the University of Georgia.

Mr. Boschulte is an internationally noted telecom and business expert who has been a CEO for six different companies, including Chairman and CEO of NYNEX Mobile; (Now Verizon), Chairman/CEO of IWO, Managing Dir./Founder of Excelcomindo Pratama, CEO and President of SKYOPTIX, President Detecon USA, and Interim CEO and Vice Chairman of Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (responsible for the design and implementation of a Gigabit broadband network to serve the US Virgin Islands with 60 million USD of Federal ARRA grants).

Mr. Boschulte is a retired senior officer of both AT&T and Verizon, having run major line operating organizations over a period of 30 years. He has a BME and an MSME from the City University of New York and is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science

Jai is the Chief Scientist at Cloudistics, which he joined after having served as CTO for multi-billion- dollar Systems businesses (Servers, Storage, Networking) at both IBM and Dell. Jai was an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical honor, and one of the early pioneers who helped create the technology behind what is now a $20B RAID industry. He impacted every significant IBM RAID product between 1990 & 2010, and he co-invented one of the earliest RAID-6 codes in the industry called EVENODD.

He was also the leader of the team that created the industry’s first, and still the most successful, storage virtualization product. When he left IBM, Jai was Chief Technology Officer for Systems Group, responsible for guiding 15,000 developers. In 2012, he joined Dell as VP and CTO for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. In 2013, he became Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell.

Jai holds 53 patents, has published 82 papers, and is a contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IBM Master Inventor, a Distinguished Alumnus of both Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Ohio State University, and a recipient of the IEEE

Wallace McDowell Award and the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Systems Award. He serves on several university, customer and company advisory boards.

Jai is the Chief Scientist at Cloudistics, which he joined after having served as CTO for multi-billion- dollar Systems businesses (Servers, Storage, Networking) at both IBM and Dell. Jai was an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical honor, and one of the early pioneers who helped create the technology behind what is now a $20B RAID industry. He impacted every significant IBM RAID product between 1990 & 2010, and he co-invented one of the earliest RAID-6 codes in the industry called EVENODD.

He was also the leader of the team that created the industry’s first, and still the most successful, storage virtualization product. When he left IBM, Jai was Chief Technology Officer for Systems Group, responsible for guiding 15,000 developers. In 2012, he joined Dell as VP and CTO for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. In 2013, he became Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell.

Jai holds 53 patents, has published 82 papers, and is a contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IBM Master Inventor, a Distinguished Alumnus of both Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and Ohio State University, and a recipient of the IEEE

Wallace McDowell Award and the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Systems Award. He serves on several university, customer and company advisory boards.