Our Team

Excellence in Execution

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

—Vince Lombardi

Brian Cox

Chairman and CEO
Mr. Cox founded his first Telecom company from a spare bedroom in 2004. Leaning on a successful background in collegiate athletics, Brian grew the company organically and through acquisition to the largest privately-owned home phone company in the country. Transitioning to wireless and FinTech (financial technology), Brian has led multi-location organizations of over 1,400 people while achieving over $100s million in revenue. Being a visionary that delivers, Brian led the efforts of selecting the management team with the specific goal of creating an industry leader.

Anthony Nuzzo

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr. Nuzzo has founded and guided companies that have been recognized multiple times by Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies annual publication. As an expert in multi-location, multi-national business processing / call center management, Anthony has presided over companies with 100s of employees, millions in revenue while under extremely strict compliance. Mr. Nuzzo has a successful track record of using data to ensure operational excellence while scaling revenue without diminishing returns.

Brian Speck

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Speck has over fifteen years of experience in accounting including eleven years in public accounting. Most recently, Brian has served as the Brio Financial’s Director of Financial Reporting in support of both public and private clients. Receiving his Master of Science in Accounting from Kean University, Mr. Speck has represented companies in various industries: Technology/Internet, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage, Bio-technology, Software, Medical Device, Entertainment, Hedge Funds and Insurance.

David Ansani

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) & Secretary
Mr. Ansani has a background in legal compliance, negotiation, finance, due diligence and audit. David is a corporate expert specializing in administrative back-office accountability while assisting in general business compliance aspects including mergers and acquisitions. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management/Organizational & Managerial Behavior from the University of Chicago and Juris Doctor from IIT/Chicago-Kent School of Law.

Carter Matzinger

President of Media
Mr. Matzinger is a results-driven entrepreneur for over 20 years focusing on the online and mobile marketing industry. He holds a deep insight into the world of online marketing, including content development, emailing, social media, and performance-based marketing such as CPA, PPC, and CPI. Carter’s main area of focus is driving revenue through affiliates, leads, Google, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat marketing and other revenue growth and expansion in the online ad network sector.

Jack Colton

VP of Brand Management
Bringing to Surge Holdings nearly twenty years experience in online marketing, conceptual startups, and branding, Jack serves as Surge Holdings’s VP of Brand Management to style and communicate the rollout of our Blockchain transactions platform and telecom products. Mr. Colton is accredited as the founder and namesake of one of the most-visited Las Vegas tourism websites online and has worked extensively in marketing the hospitality sector, regularly having received media coverage, accolades, and serving as celebrity journalist Robin Leach’s guest columnist for numerous publications. With a strong foundation in overseeing all aspects of digital startups, Jack looks forward to scaling each of our products all the way from concept to mass market with a constant eye towards innovation.

John Mott

VP of Blockchain Technology
Thirty plus years of software development experience which includes a diverse skillset including an early operating systems programming background in C/C++ and Assembler. For the last 15 years John has focused on web technologies, C#, .NET, MVC, MSSQL, PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON and Jquery with the most recent focus on Blockchain technologies, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency/Digital Assets and distributed ledgers with regards to real world applications.

Manny Flores

Independent Board Member
Mr. Flores currently sits on the government appointed Illinois Blockchain Taskforce. Manny has held various prominent financial regulatory positions including: Secretary - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Director - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Chairman - Illinois Commerce Commission, Alderman - City of Chicago, 1st Ward, and Congressional Aide - U.S. House of Representatives. Manny is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School.

Gary McCarter

Assistant to the Chairman of the Board
Versatile management veteran with Big Four audit experience (DeLoitte Touche) and extensive experience in driving revenue growth and bottom-line improvements through sound financial management and strategic business planning. While holding multiple CFO level positions with both public and private institutions domestic and international, Gary has a proven track record of strategic and financial planning, capital growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, business process improvement, P & L accountability and influencing actions for peak performance and profitability and negotiating solutions and applying best practices.

Margarita Elizondo

Strategic Social Responsibility
Drawing from experiences as an Accessibility Marketing Consultant, Public Relations Director and contributing writer for wheel-life.org, Maggie organizes and serves as a liaison for Surge Holdings to the membership of the disability communities with the goal of utilizing our corporate tools to protect and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Some of the significant awards Maggie has received are Ability Awareness Hero of the Year Award recognized by Union Bank and Channel KPBS, Ms. Wheelchair California, Shining Star Award of Excellence recognized by MWCC, Certificate of Recognition recognized by the City of Los Angeles and San Diego Certificate of Recognition recognized by Mayor Jerry Sanders.