A 20+ year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Tom Zalewski is Vice President, Sales at CorFire. Tom brings over a decade of experience in the mobile payments arena and has been integrally involved in many of the first NFC and pre-NFC (RFID) mobile payments trials & pilots. During 2006 Tom helped create a Trusted Service Manager joint venture between Nokia and Giesecke & Devrient, then was appointed President and General Manager of Venyon Inc. in early 2007. Prior to establishing Venyon Inc., Tom was with Nokia since 1999 in various business development roles. His most recent position there was Director of NFC/RFID Consumer Solutions for Nokia Ventures. Tom was responsible for creating new business opportunities based on market trends and emerging mobile device technologies. During his time with Nokia, Tom worked closely with technology leads to develop and sell bundled services and solutions to service providers in the telecom industry. Technologies included Short Messaging Service, Multimedia Services, Location Based Services, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, Mobile Gaming, Mobile Marketing and Mobile Internet. Before joining Nokia, Tom worked in the wireless industry in various management, technical and operational roles with Samsung, Siemens, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. Tom is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.