Calliste Communications (Keyword: Callistecomm | Calliste is pronounced kah lease) founded in 2005, is an independent team of entrepreneurs, consultants, analysts, and academics who possess a combined 100 plus years of economic, education, entertainment and business experience.
Callistecomm™ has global representation in North America, Western & Northern Europe, East and South East Asia in United States of America, England (United Kingdom), Lithuania, China, India, and Vietnam. As of January 2014 the company is headquartered in New York City, New York (Officially launched in Columbus, Ohio January 2009. Launched in stealth mode 2005-2009).
Gerald C. Calliste Jr. Founder, Managing Director and Consultant
Mr Calliste Jr. (Calliste, kah-lease), 赵杰瑞, is an “active” serial entrepreneur, social and business networker, angel investor who earned millions of $’s and £’s for music and video entertainment companies worldwide. A serial entrepreneur since 1981, Calliste Jr. launched his first music company in 1983 then sold his stake in 1988. He is a songwriter and 2x music publisher member at American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1983, 1984 and 2005 respectively and artist member at SoundExchange since 2013. He recieved multiple Recording Industry Association Award (RIAA) honors.
Calliste Jr. is an expert on strategic business, developing joint ventures, securing sponsorships, music copyright, licensing and marketing. His music is licensed on ESPN Espy’s, Activision Blizzard, Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), Universal Pictures, Universal Music (USA, UK), Universal Music TV (UK), DefJam, EA Sports, HBO, Infinity Ward (CoD Infinite Warfare) Rockstar Games (GTA: Vice City) and many more.
Calliste Jr. Launched a private investment company in 1995. Bought his 1st domain and built website in 1999. Launched new music company in 2001 and video streaming company in 2009.
Calliste Jr. is currently a Conservative Independent (a former life long GOP’er 19+ yrs ago).
▪ Invited by NYC attorney – worked on then Senator Hillary R. Clinton’s primary for Pres. finance committee in 2008 and small donor in 2016.
▪ Created ‘online’ based marketing and media + pr internship curriculum. Supervised 30+ student interns at 12+ accredited universities: The Ohio State U., Ohio U., Ohio Wesleyan, Capital U., U. of Miami (FL.), U. of Tampa and others 2002 – 2006.
▪ Hosted then Duchesses of York Sarah Ferguson’s V.I.P. birthday party with Columbus Monthly magazine in 2000.
▪ Directed and hosted Guess? Inc. fashion show with the former Columbus, Ohio venue Red Zone, Charles Penzone the Salon, FTV.com in 2000.
Visit bit.ly/whoiscalliste for details of his 39+ year journey.
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS & ANALYSTS
Dr. Da Xie Foreign Markets Analyst
Dr. Da Xie located in Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, China, serves as Independent Foreign Markets Analyst at Callistecomm and at times will communicate with the company’s East Asian partners and potential clients.
At 34 years old Dr. Xie is a young scholar and promising engineer with tremendous opportunity to make his mark on business and the world. In 2010, Dr. Xie completed his doctoral dissertation in Information and Communication Engineering at the College of Marine Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P.R. China.
Xie holds an M.Sc. in Information and Signal Processing and a B.Sc. in Electronic Information Engineering from the Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, P.R. China respectively. Dr. Xie was a visiting scholar to the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His areas of research include Detection and Estimation Theory, Statistical and Array Signal Processing and Source Localization and Tracking by Passive Arrays.
Dr. Edita Arlauskiene Foreign Markets Analyst
Edita located in Vilnius, Lithuania and serves as Independent Foreign Markets Analyst at Callistecomm. At 38 years old she works diligently and efficiently on all matters of business and is a promising young professional. Edita assists the Calliste team to evaluate growth potential and market viability in emerging markets. She provides valuable insight and possess the ability to analyze opportunities and situations to move projects forward. Edita currently holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas, Lithuania, holds a M.Sc. in Cultural Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from VMU respectively and graduated with high “final working paper” evaluation scores (10 and 8 respectively).
Dr. Anh-Thu Nguyen Thi Non-Executive Independent Advisor
Dr. Nguyen Thi located in Vietnam, serves as a non-executive independent advisor to Callistecomm. Dr.Nguyen Thi a 2003 Fulbright Program scholar is co-founder and Vice President at Saigon Institute of Technology located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Saigon Institute of Information Technology (SaigonTech) has entered into a partnership agreement with Houston Community College System, Texas, USA (HCCS) to jointly offer courses for HCCS credit that will apply to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Computer Science Technology and Computer & Information Science Technology.
Starting 1978 through 2006 Dr. Nguyen Thi holds the following degrees:
• BA in Russian Language and Civilization from Ho Chi Minh City University, Vietnam (1978-1984).
• MS in Power Systems Cybernetics from The Moscow Power Engineering University, in former USSR (1986-1990).
• MS in Economics from Economic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (1990-1992)
• MBA from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam (1996-1998).
• MS in American Higher Education from Ohio University, U.S.A. (2003-2004).
• Ph.D. on E-Commerce, Economic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2001-2006).
Dr. Nguyen Thi is a tenured faculty member Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology since 1985. She is a guest lecturer at the following institutions; Ho Chi Minh City University of Finance and Accounting (1993), Hung-Vuong University (1995 – present), HUTECH (1998-Present), Ho Chi Minh City Open University (2000) and Vice Chancellor at Saigon Institute of Information Technology (2002 – present).
Patricia Traylor Non-Executive Independent Advisor
Ms. Traylor located in the United States of America, serves as a non-executive independent advisor to Callistecomm. Ms. Traylor is an experienced team leader with over thirty-five years of executive management experience. During her career Patricia has managed and trained several employees, added value and increased revenues at many companies. She holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, an M.Sc. in Education from George Mason University and is certified ED/LD, and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Howard University. At American Express Inc. as Financial and Marketing Manager she developed and implemented a marketing plan for the corporate card product which generated over $22 million dollars in revenue and generated 50,000 new card members. As Marketing Manager at Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated magazine she generated 300,000 new and renewal subscriptions and was a major team member in all aspects of campaign development from vendor selection to final order analysis.
Kelsie McClendon Non-Executive Independent Advisor
Kelsie McClendon located in the United States of America, serves as a non-executive independent advisor to CallisteComm. Mr. McClendon a SPHR, MLHR has over a decade of experience in the Human Resources Management field in a variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, insurance, retail, and construction. He has performed responsibilities in the development, alignment, and implementation of organizational and Human Resources Strategy, major organizational change initiatives, organizational development, and the full spectrum of HR functions. Kelsie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University, a Master’s Degree in Labor in Human Resources from The Ohio State University, and a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Sande Jones Non-Executive Independent Advisor
Sande Jones located in the United States of America, serves as a non-executive independent advisor to CallisteComm. Mr. Jones is Sr. Developer at software developer Applications Links Inc. He is responsible for developing software application GenesisEarth. Sande attended The Ohio State University where he studied Computer Science. Sande is an intelligent, creative and dedicated software developer. He troubleshoots software related situations and finds solutions in a timely manner. He is a reliable professional and is committed to getting the job done right.
CALLISTECOMM SPECIAL PROJECTS TEAM
Paolo Carnevali Manager – United Kingdom (UK)
Project: Hashim Music U.K.
Moise Mehraban Independent Marketing Associate, (US), (MX)
Notice: All independent consultants, analysts and advisors are not employees, members or directors of Callistecomm.