Mr. Niles has been a senior executive for over a decade as both a CEO and CFO of companies ranging in size from 15 to over 2,500 employees.
In past efforts, he has led the growth of a company from its formation to more than $200 million in revenue. As the President and CEO of Clifton Weiss & Associates, Inc., Mr. Niles develops the vision and executes upon the strategy necessary to realize the company’s goals and objectives. This effort involves hiring the right people, implementing the necessary software and infrastructure, and finally developing and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders.
He has a BS in Finance from Penn State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a CPA in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ellis has over 30 years of experience in telecommunications design, marketing, and business planning. Mr. Ellis has done extensive RF planning and design work for numerous cooperative, municipal, and investor-owned electric, water and gas utilities, airport terminals, and passenger railroads.
He has direct experience in Smart Cities concepts, Smart Grid systems, distributed antenna systems, and back office software system integration. He has an extensive communications background including propagation prediction, design, system integration, and product development for wireless, microwave and fiber optic systems.
A member of the IEEE and the author of 17 different articles for various periodicals, Mr. Ellis also holds a patent for intelligent street lighting, a patent pending for an innovative Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) communications technique and is a certified project management professional (PMP).
A graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College, Mr. Ellis holds a BS in Business Administration.
Prajakta Savant has over fourteen years of engineering and management experience in rail transit systems, communication systems, and project management with specialized skills in control center processes, onboard & wayside communications and train control systems for rail transit operations.
She has expertise in end to end project management processes for all engineering applications. Prajakta holds a MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Temple University in Pennsylvania. She is also a certified project management professional (PMP) and licensed professional engineer (PE) in multiple states.
Prajakta is an active member for WTS and IEEE societies. She loves creating art projects and traveling in her leisure time.