About The Team - Ziotag

About The Team

Ziotag is a transformational technology company with a mission to make all online media content more accessible, so that anyone can educate themselves with practical information quickly and easily.

Meet the team behind Ziotag.

Jeff Paul, Chief Executive Officer

Ziotag CEO, Jeff PaulDynamic leader with an extensive history of success of launching innovative products across multiple industries including media, global financial services, life sciences, public sector and retail.

Senior-level executive with the business acumen to successfully build, revitalize and enhance the performance of established and start-up technology companies in new and emerging technologies.

Expertise in building and managing teams to develop and implement innovative plans for cutting-edge technology products and services. Skilled in introducing new product/service offerings and enabling firms with little or no presence to gain a competitive advantage.

Strong track record of success in developing and managing C-level relationships to increase market penetration and distribution channels. Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and initiate / structure multi-million dollar contracts with FORTUNE 500 and other leading companies.

Michael Puscar, Chief Technical Officer

Michael Puscar at ContechLive 2019Michael Puscar is a lifelong technologist and serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of building successful companies from the ground up. He has two patents, one issued and one pending, for his groundbreaking work in content contextualization technology. Michael is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences and a guest columnist on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to entrepreneurship.

Michael is based in Colombia but typically spends 3 to 4 months each year in the US. As part of the Ziotag initiative, he will acquire an O-1 visa and relocate to the US, while still spending several months per year in Colombia to be onsite with the development team.

As CTO, Michael recruited and built a world class technology team and designed most of the algorithms that power the data science layer of the product.

Todd Giannattasio, Chief Marketing Officer

Todd G at ATD TechKnowledge 2020Todd Giannattasio is a veteran marketing expert who has been featured by Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Huffington Post for his proven systems to grow brands, generate leads, and increase sales in our constantly evolving digital world. His combination of fundamental principles and modern marketing strategies create a force multiplier for growth.

He is certified in sales and marketing from DigitalMarketer.com, Hubspot, and the Jordan Belfort Straight Line Sales and Persuasion System. He has been a featured speaker at the Propelify Innovation Festival since 2017 presenting to a combined audience of 24,000 attendees.

Todd has been working in digital communications and marketing since 2003. Over that time, he’s worked with some of the biggest companies in the world from Universal Records to BASF, and with growing startups and small businesses.

Steve Durham, Chief Product Officer

With a career dating back to the analog video and audio of the early 80’s, Steve has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with both media and technology, Steve Durham developed the initial product concept for Ziotag and wrote the first few lines of code for the early prototypes.

As Ziotag’s CPO, Steve manages the product vision and road map and works with Michael to test the limits of what is technically possible while working with Todd to focus the roadmap on features that best position the product to solve the needs of the marketplace.

Jim McMonagle, Chief Financial Officer

Ziotag CFO, Jim McMonagleVersatile finance and accounting leader with successes as a leader and contributor in numerous startup and established businesses, including mobile software, printing, private equity, pharmaceuticals and real estate.

An executive who is able work alongside various teams to advance company strategy and accomplish goals.

Skilled in communicating a clear and accurate financial message to investors, managers and to board executives at enterprises of various sizes.