About NVT Phybridge
NVT Phybridge is a global leader in Power over Long Reach Ethernet solutions. NVT Phybridge strives to help organizations maximize their IoT return on investment by providing high-quality PoE solutions that are robust, secure, and simple to implement. The award-winning CHARIoT series of long reach PoE switches and extenders help customers modernize to an IP-based network, transforming existing or new infrastructure into an IP path with power.
NVT Phybridge is a North American-based technology company with a global reach dedicated to practical innovation. The number one priority is bringing innovative and affordable solutions to the market that are technologically advanced and practical for the customer. Learn more at www.nvtphybridge.com.
Oliver Emmanuel founded Phybridge in 2006 after developing a long reach Power over Ethernet switch that he wanted to bring to market. Mr. Emmanuel developed the switch to address the infrastructure barriers that organizations faced as they tried to modernize from analog to IP communication.
Mr. Emmanuel was recognized for his innovative approach and lateral thinking. He had a proven track record of undertaking challenging projects and bringing them to completion successfully. Mr. Emmanuel was respected as a veteran in the telecommunications industry with over two decades of experience leading projects in Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia.
His broad telecommunications experience encompassed legacy PBX, IP Telephony, wireless, and video. He held senior engineering positions at Unisys, Scientific Atlanta (a division of Cisco), and MCK Telecommunications. Mr. Emmanuel is recognized for his significant contributions to innovative designs, which resulted in enhanced corporate profitability. Mr. Emmanuel was a visionary who held several patents.
John Croce – President & Chief Executive Officer
John Croce’s specialty is in start-up businesses; having successfully managed three companies from the ground up, his passion is evident. As President & CEO of NVT Phybridge, Mr. Croce brings balance with his seasoned experience in management and finance. Before joining the company, Mr. Croce was the founding President and CEO of Counsel Wealth Management. Under Mr. Croce’s leadership, the company grew to over $2 billion in assets, making Counsel Wealth Management one of the fastest-growing fund companies of its time in Canada.
Mr. Croce has also served as a partner of Anthem Properties based in Vancouver, Canada. Anthem Properties grew to over $500 million in real estate assets and over $200 million in investor equity during his time with the company. In 1998, Anthem Properties became public and was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Croce played a pivotal role in its monumental achievement. Before establishing Anthem Properties, Mr. Croce’s earlier success was as a business development representative for AGF Management, a leading Canadian mutual fund company.
Arvind David – VP, Digital Experience
As the Vice President of Digital Experience, Arvind David is responsible for global digital transformation efforts across the organization within Digital Marketing, IT Management, Software Development, Partner Engagement, and more.
Arvind is a seasoned technology entrepreneur. Before joining NVT Phybridge in 2019, Arvind founded COD3M Consultancy Services, a global IT service provider specializing in Digital Marketing, Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence, website creation, and Mobile Application Development.
Outside of the office, Arvind enjoys reading and cycling, although not yet simultaneously. Arvind attributes his success to hard work, focus, and deliberate execution of ideas, values that have shaped and strengthened the organization.
Richard Kasslack – Vice President of Sales and Corporate Development
Richard Kasslack has over two decades of presence in Application and Systems Architecture, Network Administration, and Call Center Operations. His impressive appointments have included Director of Call Centre Operations at The Toronto Sun Newspaper, where he oversaw the implementation of one of the first automated dialing solutions in Canada, and Director of Information Services at Investment Planning Counsel, part of one of the largest Wealth Management companies in Canada.
Mr. Kasslack has also founded several Internet start-ups. In addition, Mr. Kasslack has been a board member of several private companies and charitable organizations and contributes to various industry groups and committees. He is a seasoned professional, and his expertise has allowed NVT Phybridge to grow substantially since joining the company in 2009.
Jovanco Spiroski – Director, Hardware Engineering
Jovanco Spiroski brings to NVT Phybridge his expertise, which ranges from design work at IMAX to a customer-facing role with Arrow Electronics. His development skills are wide-ranging, including Analog and Digital circuit design, power electronics, interface, magnetic circuit design, and numerical analysis. Mr. Spiroski’s experience and personal approach allow him to address the challenges during all phases of product development from concept to manufacturing. He is a graduate of the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Macedonia from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering with a Major in Electronics.
Regional Sales Leadership
Julian Kennedy – North American Sales Manager
As North American Sales Manager, Julian oversees the North American sales team, manages partner relationships in the region, and assists customers with large-scale deployments. Julian and his sales teams work closely with sales support and technical support teams to ensure the best possible outcome for our customers.
Julian has over 25 years of sales experience, nine of those with NVT Phybridge. Before coming to Canada in 2000, Julian lived in Ireland, where he also enjoyed working as a professional DJ and did some TV and radio work. Julian is currently a rep soccer coach in Canada, bringing an understanding of coaching and teamwork to his role at NVT Phybridge. Above all else, Julian believes in honesty, integrity, and hard work, which he brings to every aspect of his personal and professional life.
Antonio Pérez – Director of Sales, Latin America, and the Caribbean
Antonio Pérez has been with NVT Phybridge for over 20 years. Mr. Pérez joined Network Video Technologies (NVT) in 1997, performing functions across several departments, including Operations, Technical Support, Marketing, and Sales. Mr. Pérez was quickly promoted to Sales Manager for the Caribbean, Central, and South American regions. During this time, he traveled more than 2 million miles across Latin America and the Caribbean as he helped to grow the business tremendously in the area. In 2015, Mr. Pérez became the Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he oversees a team of three Sales Managers.
Before joining the company, Mr. Pérez attended the University of Barcelona, where he earned a Bachelor of Law. Mr. Pérez brings to NVT Phybridge a proven track record of strong Leadership, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Key Account Management, and a deep understanding of Digital Transformation and new technologies.
Vincent Matthys – Sales & Business Development Director, Europe
Vincent Matthys is the Sales and Business Development Director for Europe. Vincent is based in Belgium and is responsible for developing and expanding business development and sales strategies for the European market. Vincent works closely with marketing and other corporate teams to grow the NVT Phybridge brand and business in Europe.
Previously, Vincent Matthys led business and marketing strategies and managed global teams at large and small EMEA-based organizations within the physical security and ICT industries. Vincent is well respected in the European physical security and ICT industries and has a proven track record of building strong sales teams and results.