CEO, Mobile Accord
Steve Gutterman, President of Mobile Accord, has led and built companies that use technological innovation to propel growth for over 20 years. From 2005 – 2011, Gutterman was the President and Managing Director of MBH Enterprises, a holding company that acquires controlling interest in financial service and B2B companies. Prior to MBH, Gutterman spent six years at E*TRADE Financial, where he served as EVP and COO of E*TRADE Bank. During his tenure, Gutterman improved profitability in his businesses by over $100 million (or 300%) annually, and his businesses won numerous industry awards for best products and best innovation.
Gutterman holds a JD/MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Tufts University.
COO, Mobile Accord
Nick Becker serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Mobile Accord. Becker is a mobile software development pioneer combining innate technical aptitude with exceptional business acumen to drive innovation and generate growth. Excited by new technologies with a record of translating market needs into dynamic and profitable new products. Becker leads the technology, operations, and research divisions of Mobile Accord. Becker was the co-founder and chief technologist of 9 Squared Inc. and now leads our specialized teams in the development of edgy mobile technology. Becker has a BS from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Finance and Information Systems.
Timur Nusratty serves as General Counsel at Mobile Accord, where he oversees all corporate legal functions, ranging from negotiations, document drafting and review, contract enforcement, compliance, licensing, and tax. In addition to his legal duties, Timur also supports the day-to-day business development, sales, and finance operations of the company. Before being made General Counsel Timur served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Operator Relations at Mobile Accord, where he was responsible for the company’s aggressive market expansion and coverage, redundancy, user database, and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) relationship. Before joining Mobile Accord, Timur was Director of Public Policy & Senior Legal Counsel for Roshan, Afghanistan’s largest MNO. While at Roshan he covered a wide range of commercial and public-related legal and business issues, from project finance transactions to regulatory liaising and negotiations. He also focused on the development and management of relationships with the US Government, the provision of legal support for government and military segment bids and contracts, as well as supporting M-Paisa, Roshan’s mobile money transfer solution. Before joining Roshan, Timur worked as a legal advisor for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. There, he advised the minister and the telecommunications regulator on the drafting of the telecommunications law and other related regulations. Timur holds a law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City, and is a member of the New York, California, and Washington, DC Bars. He holds a BA in Environmental Science and a BA in Italian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Timur speaks five languages. He was also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2010-2015 and an Eagle Scout.
Regional Director - Africa, Mobile Accord, Inc
Arjun Dhillon is a dynamic change-agent skilled in building business units with a track record of consistently achieving the projected/set targets, building energetic teams, identifying high-yielding markets. Mr. Dhillon has over 11 years of experience and is an achievement driven organization builder, experienced in effectuating the business plans for overall development (client satisfaction, gross profits and market share) and top-line and bottom-line profitability.
He has leveraged entrepreneurial ability and skills in translating corporate vision, to overcome complex business challenges and deliver on high-impact decisions. He has built credibility and delivered on customer confidence through focused business initiatives and established large volume, high profit accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Mr. Dhillon has strengthened business by developing network of reliable Channel Partners with expertise in implementing sales promotion plans to generate sales and build brand focus; developing new communication mix and new strategies for brand launch; organizing events and client specific promotions. Finally Mr. Dhillon is an effective leader with distinguished abilities in directing, leading, training & motivating a large workforce, and he is accustomed to working with people with varied cultural backgrounds and promoting multi-skilled team competencies within a fast-paced commercially-driven environment.
Arjun holds a B.A., Economics, Punjab University.
Director of Business Development, Mobile Accord, Inc
Natawnee Fritz is a senior governance and business development specialist with more than 10 years of experience. She has contributed to or led the design of multiple governance projects, specializing in local government and application of integration in improved governance processes, service delivery, and accountability and transparency. With her diverse background in strategic planning, business administration, and economic growth areas, she has supported the full spectrum of improved local governance—from building capacity of local municipal offices to improving the advocacy efforts of local civil society organizations to enhancing tax and revenue collection mechanisms.
Ms. Fritz currently leads the social sector division of GeoPoll, a mobile surveying platform, where she applies the innovative mobile surveying platform across international development, leveraging the tool to better understand citizen perceptions and measure the impact and effectiveness of government interventions. Ms. Fritz holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.