Mr. Waszak is responsible for the accounting and financial management of SMTC Corporation and driving profitable growth, through mergers + acquisitions and internally developed initiatives, for enhanced shareholder value.
Mr. Waszak is an accomplished technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic development roles focusing on transformative change and has led teams through multiple M&A transactions exceeding $1 Billion in value. Prior to SMTC, Mr. Waszak served as CFO at Connected-Holdings, LLC, a vertically integrated, Internet of Things “IoT” intelligent services provider. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Waszak held roles as CEO and President of BTI Systems, a developer of optical networks + innovative data-center interconnect solutions for smart-cloud providers. Mr. Waszak’s C-Suite experience also includes serving as COO/CFO at Zetera Corporation and at SONOMA Systems which was acquired by Nortel Networks. Following the acquisition of Internet Photonics (a Bell Labs spin-out), where he held the position of CFO/COO, Waszak served as Vice President of Global Sales Operation for Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN). Mr. Waszak has served on Board of Directors of private entities and publicly traded companies including SMTEK International (NASDAQ: SMTK).
Mr. Waszak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University and began his career as a member of Deloitte’s Entrepreneurial & Emerging Business Services group in Los Angeles.