KEVIN DAILEY – PRESIDENT
Kevin has spent most of his career in the initial phases of high growth technology companies.
His sales career began at Hewlett Packard where he represented the company’s UNIX-based technical computers and CAD/CAM systems. Kevin’s comprehensive training and exposure to Silicon Valley’s leading technology brand laid the baseline for a career in technology sales and service.
Kevin left HP and spent five years with MTI, a data storage supplier. After joining as a Sales Representative he quickly became Southwest District Manager, and finally Vice President of the Western US Sales Operation. The organization grew from $10M to $125M over five years and he departed following a successful IPO in 1994.
Following the MTI IPO he joined Fiberlink Communications Corporations as a Principal and VP of the Western US Operations and was later promoted to VP of Sales and Corporate Development. The organization was under $1M in sales when he joined and had grown to $43M by the time he left in 2002. Kevin led the company migration to becoming the first VPN Solution Provider for the Enterprise and as VP of Sales he oversaw the evolution and expansion of the entire sales organization after venture capital funds were accepted from GE Capital. Fiberlink was later sold to IBM in 2013 at a premium purchase price.
Kevin was then hired to launch a new IBM Premier Business Partner, Apex Computer Solutions, to build out the company infrastructure and drive a new strategy for deploying IBM blade servers, digital IP video surveillance on IBM blade center technology.
Unified Physical Security was subsequently formed to focus on the sole on the physical security market. In 2014 the company shifted focus to cloud-based infrastructures and WiFi offerings. This change was created in order to help companies leverage social networking business development through Guest WiFi and the name was updated to Unified Products and Services.
In 2016 Unified launched the industry’s first advertising powered Guest WiFi networks. Guest WiFi has long been considered a cost of doing business in many consumer friendly sectors, but Unified’s new ActiveAdz platform delivers a portion of the exploding mobile advertising expenditure underway world wide to the network host themselves. As Unified adds members to its advertising network, this digital asset will bring increasing value to it’s advertising partners.
MICHAEL KINKELAAR – ADVISOR
Michael J. Kinkelaar is a partner at Procopio Cory where he has practiced for the past 27 years. He is the partner in charge of the firm’s Corporate, M & A, and Securities Practice Group.
Mike acts as outside general corporate counsel for many companies from numerous industries, with particular focus on start-up ventures, emerging growth technology companies and technology-based transactions. Mike provides corporate, securities, intellectual property, business and tax advice to companies and their shareholders, directors, officers and investors in a variety of areas. His specializations include formation, capital structuring, seed and venture financing, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, joint ventures, corporate partnering, contract structuring and negotiation, and other business and tax issues.
Mike received his undergraduate degree in finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois and his law degree in 1982 from the University of California at San Francisco, Hastings College of Law. He served for many years on the Executive Advisory Committees for the CONNECT Financial Forum, and the San Diego Software and Internet Council?s Investment Conference and he participates in other various committees and forums involving technology companies.
He currently serves on the Executive Committees of two nonprofit boards, the Junior Seau Foundation and the San Diego Repertory Theatre, and is also a member of the board of directors of CONNECT, a San Diego based organization which supports and promotes emerging technology and life science companies.