Executive Management Team
Torgeir Mantor, CEO
Mr. Mantor is the founder of VisionMonitor Software and provided the initial funding for the company. Mr. Mantor has represented foreign investors in the United States since 1981 and has been actively involved in making and managing investments in industries such as Energy, Independent Power, Real Estate, Food Distribution and Information Technology in the United States and Europe. Mr. Mantor is currently a Board member of several companies in the United States, UK, Ireland and Norway. Mr. Mantor has extensive knowledge of start up companies and corporate turn-around situations. Mr. Mantor has founded companies in the energy and technology sectors and has been actively involved in managing those businesses. Mr. Mantor holds an MBA from University of Wisconsin.
Alan Smith, CFO
Prior to joining VisionMonitor, Mr. Smith was Assistant General Manager and CFO for the World League of American Football Scottish Claymores located in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to that Mr. Smith was President and CEO of a privately held investment company representing European Investors in North America for 14 years. His area of responsibilities included development of investment strategies, identification of acquisition targets, start-ups and joint ventures and management of these ventures through their complete life cycle. These investments included operations in six different industries, numerous corporate structures and domiciles in several countries. Mr. Smith previously worked for the FBI and was an Officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Mr. Smith holds BS degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Colorado.
Ramon West, Sr. Director of Business and Technology
Mr. West is responsible for Product and Solutions development, implementation, and product management at VisionMonitor Aviation. Mr. West has experience SMS monitoring in the Aviation Industry, Aviation software and solution development, engineering management, global systems deployment, and as a liaison between technology development and business development. He possesses a strong background in project management and client relations, and provides a technical background spanning twenty years of systems analysis, systems design, product development, maintenance, testing, and training. Mr. West is responsible for VisionMonitor Aviation products and solutions including proactive monitoring of Aviation Safety Management Systems, Aviation Data Monitoring and Process Enhancement, as well as environmental emissions monitoring, compliance management, and strategic planning in the energy industry.
Alessandro Biondi, Director of Client Strategy
Mr. Biondi joined VisionMonitor in mid-2014. He first joined the team as a Business analyst to assist in evaluating and developing opportunities in new industries for VisionMonitor’s Global Insight suite of products. In his current role, Mr. Biondi works closely with the Business Solutions and Sales team to develop, execute and manage VisionMonitor’s corporate marketing & sales strategy.
In addition to having experience in global business sectors, Mr. Biondi is qualified by a BA in Marketing from the University of Portsmouth, UK and a Post-Graduate Degree in Hospitality Management from Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland.