Board

 

Directors

 

Kevin Robins

Chairman

Kevin has served as the Chairman of the Board of Ziften since 2012. In addition to his role with Ziften, Kevin serves as the President of Landar Holdings, LP, and as the Co-Manager of Olympia Drive Investments, LLC, both privately owned real estate investment firms. Also, Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of Continental Silverline Products Partners, a regional mattress manufacturing and distribution firm. Prior to his joining Landar, Kevin practiced corporate and securities law at Bracewell & Giuliani and Mayer, Brown LLP. Kevin holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles Leaver

CEO

Charles is Ziften’s Chief Executive Officer and previously served as Chairman of the Board. Before Ziften, he was a Partner with the venture capital firm Trellis Partners in Austin, Texas. He brings 30 years experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and advisor in the high-tech, mobile and media industries. Charles’ tech career started in 1982. His experience in Sales and Management includes application software and infrastructure technologies, ERP, Web application development, E-Learning, and Gaming. At DA/EE, where he joined as early stage employee and grew to be the CEO, he was responsible for revenue growth, strategic development, and ultimately drove the company’s public offering to a $750m market cap. His experience as an entrepreneur and innovator has led him to advise organizations in new market development, equity and capital expansion. He has proven to consistently push the edge of technology entrepreneurship.With significant international experience, he has owned, managed & advised online and mobile lotteries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, including the granting of patents on mobile phone, gaming, and mobile phone lottery in Brazil. Through his extensive experience in high-tech and mobile technologies, Charles has consistently demonstrated success in bringing new technologies to market and successfully executing aggressive business plans to not only raise significant capital but also to build cutting-edge organizations.

Phillip Sarofim

Jamie Weston

Jamie Weston is a Managing Director of Spring Mountain Capital’s private equity group and has been with the firm since 2011. Mr. Weston was previously a Partner at The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity firm with close to $1 billion under management, focused on selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. During his 15 years at Wicks, he was an integral part of its investment and management activities, and served on the board of directors of many of its portfolio companies. While at Wicks, he directly structured and negotiated more than 20 acquisitions and divestitures and worked on more than 40 additional closed transactions. Prior to Wicks, Mr. Weston worked at IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Company and National Westminster Bancorp, where he completed leveraged financings. Mr. Weston received his M.B.A. from Fordham University and graduated cum laude from Drew University with a B.A. in Economics.