Leadership - Otarris

Daniel Neal, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Daniel is the CEO & Founder of Arterra Mobility®, a wireless enablement enterprise launched in 2008.  Arterra Mobility grew out of Kajeet, Inc.®, a company Daniel founded in his dining room in 2003 for the purpose of delivering great mobile services for children and all those who love them.

Before launching Kajeet and Arterra Mobility, Daniel served as CEO and Vice Chairman of VCampus Corporation, a public Nasdaq company that pioneered the delivery of e-learning applications and services for students, business people and government employees.  Prior to VCampus, Daniel was part of the team that built from scratch – and successfully took public – USinternetworking, where he conceived of, launched, and led the AppHost™ business unit, one of the first companies in the world to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enablement technology and services to Independent Software Vendors.  USinternetworking was successfully acquired by AT&T.

Daniel holds an AB in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel has raised more than $130 million of investment capital, and is a named inventor on 28 U.S. patents.  Daniel has been deeply involved in the creation, launch and growth of a number of technology and other start-up and early-stage companies, where he has frequently served as an investor and adviser.  He is active in a wide range of business, investment and technology circles, including Mindshare and the Wharton Club of DC.  An avid bicyclist, runner, traveler and reader, Daniel most enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, whose names are incorporated into the word “Kajeet.”

Ben Weintraub, Chief Operating Officer and Founder

As COO, Ben is responsible overseeing the company’s strategic direction, architecture, and engineering infrastructure that underpins the Arterra business. Prior to Arterra, Ben was the founder and COO of SimplyWireless.com, an online wireless distribution company.  He also spent 6 years in the U.S. Navy, including a term as an Assistant Program Manager in the nuclear surface ship propulsion program.

Ben earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and a Masters of Engineering equivalent in nuclear reactor design through the Department of Energy.  Ben is very active in his family’s hectic life.

Bob Ewald, SVP, Business Development

Bob Ewald serves as Senior Vice President Business Development for Arterra.  He has over twenty years of leadership experience in mobile and digital product development and operations in Fortune 500 and start-up organizations.  Most recently he was Vice President of Product Management at Nextel International, a wireless operator in five Latin American countries where he led the product evolution from 2G to 3G/4G technologies.

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