Gregory G. Curtin
Founder & CEO
Gregory G. Curtin, PhD, JD, Founder and CEO of CivicConnect, is a pioneer in the use of emerging technologies and data to help cities, governments and industries in the public sector transform themselves in the digital era. Dr. Curtin brings deep knowledge, experience and passion to his vision for smart cities and digital governance. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative, and is a past Member of the WEF’s Global Council on the Future of Government. He worked with the United Nations to launch the UN Global E-Government Program, serving as the principal investigator and a lead contributor to the Global E-Governance Survey and Report during its formative years. He also previously founded and directed the E-Governance Collaborative at the University of Southern California Bedrosian Center. In addition to guiding CivicConnect, Dr. Curtin speaks and writes widely on future/smart cities, intelligent infrastructure, and urban Internet of Things (IoT).
CTO / VP Engineering
Mr. Wong is one of the early contributors to cloud applications and services, beginning with his notable work for technology giants such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Xerox. He built and led large product development teams as VP of Engineering at Panasonic Cloud Entertainment and VP of Product Engineering at Nielsen/MediaSync. Mr. Wong earned his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at California State University, San Jose, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s of Science equivalency/Computer Science at California State University, Chico.
Rod has pioneered great products for more than 25 years. His history includes building the Video Advertising platform at Yahoo!, industry recognition for Interactive Television products at Canal+, and past innovations for the early Apple Lisa & Macintosh. He holds several patents for Content Delivery, Interaction Design, and Interactive television. During his career Rod held titles of Distinguished Engineer, Principal Designer, and Senior Director for Product Management. Most recently Rod worked as Principal Architect / Engineer for the SaaS companies ServiceSource and Medallia, focused on component-based software and responsible for product architecture, including mobile apps and data analytics. Rod holds a BA in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Financial Officer
Andy Lubesnick leads finance and business operations functions for CivicConnect. Prior to CivicConnect, Andy was Head of FP&A & Controller at Empyr, an online to offline card-linked offers platform that has raised $45MM+ in capital. Prior to Empyr, Andy was at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms, where he lead clients in 20+ business acquisitions ranging from $150,000 to $150 million. Andy holds a BS in Accountancy and Master of Accounting Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a CPA.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mattina Scarpino has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing with an extensive background in building new business strategies and sales teams while developing large scale, technically sophisticated and innovative business models. She has a proven track record of implementing complex internet video, SaaS and tech platforms and content/distribution strategies for enterprise brands to hyper-local merchants across the country. During her time at StudioNow, she assisted in the acquisition of the company to AOL (Oath). She was responsible for North American sales and team management for implementation of SaaS video production platform with distribution solutions to Fortune 500 companies. She co-developed front and back-end technology including UI designs to support scaled revenue and partnered with 3rd partly technology companies to bring holistic programs to market. She has been an innovative senior sales leader at tech platform companies globally. Mattina attended Western Kentucky University for Advertising & Marketing and Full Sail University for Audio Engineering & Sound Reinforcement.