Callistecomm

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Calliste Communications™ @Callistecomm "Connecting You To Better Business™"

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 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. Operated in stealth mode since 2005).

The Team

MANAGEMENT

Gerald C. Calliste Jr. Founder, Managing Director and Consultant

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Gerald C. Calliste Jr., 51, located in the United States of America and professionally known as Jerry Calliste Jr, born Bronx, New York raised in North Manhattan Inwood/Washington Heights is a lateral thinker, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, energetic team leader, C-suite executive, and business consultant.

Calliste Jr. for over 34 years, recruited successful teams, developed and partnered music company’s with top quality sponsors and sold an est. 5.0MM units, generating an estimated $25MM in global sales. Calliste Jr. through events management ventures, grew sales at  venues by 350%. His peers say he’s “an authority on music marketing, licensing, and independent talent development.” and “. . . a natural at identifying new trends and opportunities related to startup ventures and strategic business.” He received two RIAA Gold awards for 500,000 units sold on two popular releases.

Since 2009 – present he is founder, CEO & President at Internet service provider Simplestream Inc. (Simplestream.co) a New York City based streaming media and cloud hosting startup, See: Simplestream.us and Simplestream Technologies Simplestreamtech.com.

Since 2006 – present he is an Opinions Leaders Panelist on the Economist’s, Economist Intelligence Unit (E.I.U.).

In ’08 Calliste Jr. invited by a New York City attorney, participated as volunteer on finance committee for then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Primary for President.

In ’07 – ’10, served as Special Advisor at not-for-profit Stargazer.org.

In ’05 he’s founder and Managing Director at Calliste Communications – Callistecomm™.

In ’04 He created curriculum for 2 online based internship programs, Public Relations Assistant and Marketing Assistant positions. Students received credit towards their majors for 12 accredited universities The Ohio State Universtiy, Ohio University, Capital University, University of Miami (FL) and additional institutions, spending over 4,500 hours supervising 30+ interns.

In ’01 – present Calliste Jr. founded and serves as Chairman & CEO, Bassmint Music Inc.

In ‘00 he promoted an impromptu V.I.P. birthday bash for then The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson an event with Columbus Monthly, Charles Penzone, Guess?, FTV.com.

In 1983, Calliste Jr., 17, founded his first company with two co-founders the New York City based Cutting Records Inc. He also created the seminal and now classic Electro Hip Hop tune “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” or as most DJ’s refer to the song “It’s Time” that launched the label. His success in the music business is phenomenal. Calliste Jr.’s songs are licensed on over 150 “Best Of”, “Definitive”, “Classic Hip Hop”, “Trance” and “EDM” music MP3’s, CD’s, compilations, singles, and appears on numerous independent and major record labels Sony, Epic, Virgin, Universal Music TV, Universal Music, Fabric London, Ministry of Sound, Ninja Tune, Carrere Records, Streetsounds/ Streetwave, Kontor, SuSu, Global Underground,Tommy Boy and more in 7 major countries U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, and Japan.

Calliste Jr.’s music was recently licensed to ActivisionBlizzard’s Call of Duty “Infinite Warfare” (2016), Universal Pictures F. Gary Gray & Dr. Dre’s “Straight Outta Compton” (2015), HBO series “Ballers” featuring The Rock (2015), Red Bull Music Academy (2015), Def Jam Records 30 Years Anniversary Greatest Hits (2014). Calliste Jr.’s music also appears on 4 popular video games EA Sports FIFA 13 (2012), ActivisionBlizzard’s DJ Hero: Renegade Edition (2009), SCEA’s NBA Shootout 2004 (2004), Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003),  his story appears in two books related to HipHop legends and a web commercial for the German company Native Instruments DJ Qbert’s “Breakfast of Champions” promoting the essential DJ gear Traktor Scratch Pro II (2011).

Calliste Jr. studied dual majors BSc. in Information Technology & BSc. in Management Information Sciences at The Ross School of Management and Leadership at Franklin University. He’s fluent in English, light Spanish and French, learning Mandarin and Arabic.

Calliste’s music appears on 150+ definitive Electro and Hip Hop music compilations with Gwen Steffani, Daft Punk, Missy Elliott, David Guetta, DJ QBert, Timbaland and Magoo, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Common feat. Pharrell, Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent and others. Recently Red Bull Music Academy licensed his music for Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980 – 1988 (Red Bull Music Academy Presents) and Def Jam Recordings for the 30 year Anniversary project. Def Jam’s Rick Rubin chose Calliste Jr.’s song for his curated listed of Rubin’s all time favorites. Video games EA Sport’s FIFA 13 commercial aired in U.K. and U.S.A., Rockstar Games GTA: Vice City, SCEA’s NBA Shootout 2004, Activision Blizzard’s DJ Hero: Renegade Edition and Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro II DJ software, SCEA’s NBA Shootout 2K12 (see Hashim Music). He received RIAA Gold awards for 2 In A Room “Wiggle It” and Ahmad “Back in the Day”.

 

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 31 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. He 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 34 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).

 

INDEPENDENT ADVISORS

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. 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)
Project: Simplestream.co