Patrick Bertagna is a serial entrepreneur, inventor and thought leader in the wearable technology and IoMT industry with 35+ years in creating, building and selling technology and consumer product companies. Since 2002 Mr. Bertagna has been the founder, Chairman and CEO of GTX Corp, a pioneer in the wearable technology and IoMT industry, and the inventor of over a dozen and co-inventor of over 2 dozen GPS, footwear technology and communication protocol patents currently held in the GTX IP portfolio. Mr. Bertagna has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of GTX Corp from its startup vision to product commercialization, funding to go to market strategies, distribution, M&A, military contract negotiations, IP licensing and taking the Company public in 2008 adding corporate governance of a public entity to his responsibilities.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, GTX was the first Wearable Tech company and is best known for its award-winning patented GPS SmartSole® – Think Dr. Scholl’s meets LoJack- the first invisible wearable technology device created for those at risk of wandering due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and traumatic brain injury.
Mr. Bertagna also sits on the SafeAmerica Board and JBF Board which engages in philanthropic initiatives around the world, empowering women and children living in impoverished and underdeveloped communities by enabling food security; promoting access to education and cultural exchanges; assisting in medical aid and disaster relief; while building and promoting peace and a proud member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
Mr. Bertagna began his career in 1983, while still attending college, in apparel sales and within 2 years was promoted to national sales manager and had 9 salespeople reporting to him. In 1986 Mr. Bertagna founded his first company importing apparel from Europe with sales shortly exceeding $27 million, selling to U.S. retailers from JC Penny’s to Neiman Marcus. Between 1987 to 1993 Patrick founded several manufacturing and import/export companies for clothing, accessories and footwear conducting business in over 20 countries and was one of the founding partners in a ERP software company which created an apparel information management software application called AIMS, which is still in business today with thousands of customers across the U.S. Mr. Bertagna sold his interest in that software company in 1993 and founded another software company Barcode World, Inc. a supply chain management application company, enabling the accurate tracking of consumer products from design to retail distribution. Within
four years the company had over 450 premier branded accounts with a staff of 40 plus in the U.S., Eastern Europe and India. After selling his company in 2002 Mr. Bertagna then combined his two past careers (consumer products and tracking technology) and founded GTX Corp.
Mr. Bertagna was born in the South of France, grew up in Beverly Hills California, and attended Cal State University Northridge, with a business major and psychology minor. Throughout his career he has conducted business in over 20 countries, lived in several countries, including France, Hungry and Colombia and is fluent in French and Spanish. He has formed alliances with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, T-Mobile, EE, Verizon, AT&T, Google, Federated Stores, Netscape and GE; and has been a keynote speaker at numerous industry trade shows and conferences, and has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Bertagna is an avid skier, passionate about art, food, wine and travel and lives in Los Angles with his wife.
Mr. Rosenbaum is a Founder of GTXC and his initial investment in GTXC constituted the company’s first substantial funding event. Louis is and has been a valued advisor to the company through the years.
As the president of Advanced Environmental Services, his responsibilities are supervising all administrative and financial activities; including all contractual aspects of the business. Mr. Rosenbaum estimates projects and prepares bids, assists in sales and maintains his own client base. Mr. Rosenbaum has been working in the environmental & waste disposal industry for the past eighteen years. He started with Allied Waste Services, a division of Eastern Environmental (purchased by Waste Management Inc. on 1998) in 1990.
Mr. Rosenbaum has been a serial entrepreneur. Mr. Rosenbaum founded (1978 – 1987) and was President of Elements, a successful clothing manufacturer that produced a line of upscale women’s clothing in Hong Kong, China, Korea and Italy. He has been active in many civic administration roles over the years in and around Stinson Beach, CA and is the father of six children.
Andrew Duncan has been working in the Consumer Electronics, Mobile, and technology licensing business for over 25 years, both domestically and internationally. He is the Managing Partner of Global TechLink a technology consultancy company he founded in 2002, specializing in multimedia, communication and application technology on a global basis, including Mobile, Apps, 2 way GPS Location Based Services, Interactive TV, Digital downloads/streaming and Consumer Electronics.
As Director at GTX Corp, he is also responsible for International sales, Intellectual Property and Product Development. From 2007 until 2010, he served as the founder and CEO of ClearPlay International where he raised $4 Million in two rounds and signed worldwide contracts with companies like LG for consumer electronics products and other VOD deals for the Middle East market. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Duncan worked as Vice President Consumer Electronics for Gemstar TV Guide International (now called Rovi). His responsibilities included product development, business management, licensing and marketing a portfolio of multimedia licensed features including the highly successful VCRPlus+ and Electronic Program Guide – TVGuidePlus+. He worked directly for Mr. Henry Yuen (President and CEO of Gemstar) having been invited by him to join the company from Thomson Multimedia. Mr. Duncan lived and worked for TMM from1987 to1994 in Germany, France and his native U.K. in various Pan –European marketing and global product development roles. He has a deep experience of business relations and markets in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.
Mr. Duncan earned his honours degree in Chemistry from Nottingham University and postgraduate qualifications in Marketing and Direct Marketing from London. He also has a certificate of Business Management from the Anderson School of Business UCLA (USA)
Christopher M. Walsh is widely considered to be one of the premier production, sourcing and operations executives within the footwear and apparel industry. Mr. Walsh began his career with Nike in 1974 and subsequently established and implemented Nike’s first manufacturing operation in the Far East. In 1989 he joined Reebok International as Vice President of Production. In that role he established the Company’s inaugural Asian organization headquartered in Hong Kong with satellite organizations across Asia, and also played a critical role on the Reebok Pump Task Force directing the manufacturing initiatives associated with the unique components of the Pump system. A fter Reebok, Mr. Walsh moved to LA Gear in 1992 and, as Chief Operating Officer, and became a critical figure in the turnaround team assembled by LA Gear and was responsible for all R&D, design, manufacturing, sourcing, quality control, distribution and logistics.
Upon leaving LA Gear in 1995, Mr. Walsh founded CW Resources, a Los Angeles based firm providing design, development, manufacturing and licensing consulting services to an extensive client base, both domestic and international, within the footwear, apparel, textile, sporting goods and action sports industries. Chief among clients served during this period are Ferris Baker Watts, Heeling Sports, K Swiss, Mission Six, Proctor and Gamble, etnies, The Parthenon Group, Quiksilver and VF Corporation. Since 2005, he has served as an advisor to GTXC spearheading their Footwear R&D and Marketing practices.
Mr. Walsh received a B.S. in Marketing from Boston College in 1973 and previously served on numerous organizational boards within the footwear and textile industries including The Two Ten International Footwear Foundation and The Footwear Distributors and Retail Association.