Mr. Wade has held various positions for over ten years with Duty Free Shoppers, Inc. culminating in his attaining the positions of president of their Mid-Pacific Division and then president of their U.S. Division. In addition, he was chairman of various corporate merchandising committees and served as a member of the Executive Committee which oversaw long term strategic planning and budget approvals. Prior to that, Mr. Wade was a CPA and staff auditor with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell. Mr. Wade earned his BS in Accounting from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in Business Policy from Columbia University Business School and received a certificate of recognition from the government of Guam.
Mr. Valdetaro serves as our Chief Technology Officer since 2000. He has over 39 years of software development and management experience in diverse environments ranging for high transaction-processing mainframes, to servers, PCs and smartphones. In computer circles, previously CTO of Diversified Data Resources, is best known for implementing the first PC to Mainframe in Latin America in the late 1970s. He is equally known for developing a product called ACE, an expert based system made to automate the operations of IBM mainframes. ACE, which supplanted IBM as a competitor, was used by Fortune 100 companies such as American Express, Visa, Bank of America, Citibank, Prodigy, Federal Express, Singapore Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, IBM Canada, SNCF (The French Railroad), Worldspan as well as many others. Mr. Valdetaro, a member of Who's Who Executive Club prior to being CTO of Diversified Data Resources, was a Senior Systems Engineer for System/One. Prior to that he was a senior systems engineer for Bank of America. Mr. Valdetaro is a graduate of Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a BS in Electronic Engineering and an MS in Systems Engineering.
Mr. Tetard joins Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. from Externet World, Inc. where he oversaw business development, managed software design projects and handled daily operations. His responsibilities included working with clients and strategic partners to develop business plans, implement strategies and methodologies to support software development. Combining his education and experience, Mr. Tetard has specialized in design, implementation, documentation and installation of Internet compatible applications. Prior to working with Externet World, Inc., Mr. Tetard was a Public Relations Officer with the French Air Force in Toulouse, France. Mr. Tetard is an honor's graduate of Ecole Nationale Superieure D'arts et Metiers (ENSAM), France with a BS in Engineering and an MS in Structural Engineering.
Harold Frazier, Jr. serves as the Director of Mobile Software Development of Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Computer Science. Since 2004, Mr. Frazier has focused on creating enterprise mobile software solutions in the education, social media, security, automotive and medical industries.
William K. Mills has been a director since December 2000. Mr. Mills is a founding partner of Parker Mills & Patel LLP, where he specializes in complex commercial business representations, including transactional and litigation matters, such as legal malpractice, intellectual property and general corporate and governmental representations since 1995. Between 1991 and 1994, Mr. Mills was a senior attorney and partner with Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, prior to which he was a senior attorney with Radcliff & West from 1989 to 1991, senior associate with Buchalter, Nemer Fields & Younger from 1987 to 1991 and an attorney with Daniels, Baratta & Fine from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Mills holds a J.D. from UCLA Law School and an A.B. in American Government from Harvard College. Active in professional and community organizations, Mr. Mills has served as General Counsel to the California Association of Black Lawyers, a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Appointments Committee, and a Board Member of the John M. Langston Bar Association. Mr. Mills has also served on the boards of the Didi Hirsch Dental Health Foundation, the United Way's Los Angeles Metropolitan Region Board, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, and the Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission.