Dr. Sawyer's Resume


P.O. Box 900788                                                            Telephone: (801) 944-4090
Sandy, Utah 84090                                                        Mobile: (801) 860-9944
                                                                                                                                                    

Over fifty years progressively responsible technical and managerial experience in high-technology industries, government, and university faculties resulting in a unique combination of entrepreneurial zeal and public company discipline.  Excellent results while serving as chief executive officer in start-ups and turnarounds.  Developed and implemented management infrastructures for full profit and loss responsibility.  Extensive experience in taking high technology firms public while raising over $2 billion in funding.  In-depth community relations experience at local, state, and federal levels, including service as a senior advisor to four U.S. Presidents -- Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush Senior. [Served as Chairman of National Advisory Council for Indian Affairs from 1982-1988 as an appointee of President Reagan; Acting Under Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to Robert Finch, Secretary, from 1968-1969; Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity in the Executive Offices of President Nixon from 1973-1974; appointed by President Ford in 1974 as a Member of the National Council on Indian Opportunity; assisted with international economic development from 1989-1991 under President George H.W. Bush.]


Professional Experience

Voip-Pal.com Inc.
Chairman/CEO, Director of Special Operations, Advisor to the Board
2013-2016
Voip-Pal.com Inc. is a publicly traded corporation and a technical leader in the broadband Voice-over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") market with the ownership and development of a portfolio of leading edge VoIP Patents.(1.2.3.4.)  (Chairman/CEO 2013-2014; Director of Special Operations 2014-2015; Board Advisor 2015-2016)                                                                                                                              

Sacred Circle Health Care, Inc.
Chairman, Founder
2012-2016
The facility provides a wide range of primary medical care services to Tribal members and other eligible patients in a cost effective and convenient manner. Responsible for coordinating strategic planning and overall corporate efforts, obtaining resolutions from the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation approving medical services contracts, and working with Indian Health Services.

Cedar Band Corporation    
Director, Chairman/Interim CEO
2010-2016
Cedar Band Corporation (CBC), formerly Cedar Band Enterprises, LLC, is the economic development organization for the Cedar Band of Paiutes, one of the five bands of the federally recognized Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah. CBC is the holding company for Suh'dutsing Technologies, Suh'dutsing Telecom, CBC BevCo, CBC Mortgage Agency, the Cedar Band Trading Post, and other commercial endeavors. (Director 2010; Chairman 2011-2016; Interim CEO July 2011-January 2012)

Brazil Gold Corp.                                                                                                                                    
Chairman/CEO
2009-2011
Responsible for the strategic planning and organization of this publicly traded independent gold exploration company having exclusive right to explore and mine over two million acres in Brazil's prolific gold producing Western Amazon basin near the city of Apui. Garimpeiro (hand dug) operations have produced large quantities of gold on the property. To date gold, iron, nickel, chromium, and vanadium mineralization has been proven by sampling and lab analyses.

Innova Enterprises, Inc.                                                                                                                             
Chairman/CEO
2007-2009
Innova leads in the development of patented oil purification technology to reduce waste oil and extend the useful life of engines and engine components.

Sawyer Technologies, LLC                                                                                                                       
President/Manager
2002-present
Consulting services for international high net worth entities and individuals. Projects are in the fields of mining, gas and oil, telecommunications, green energy and clean technologies, and health care. Provided consulting for improved governance in developing nations, i.e., the Republic of Liberia and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Global Light Telecommunications, Inc. - Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada                               
Director/Chief Technology Officer
1998-2002
Global Light was a publicly traded telecom incubator/holding company with telecommunications interest in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and North America.  Also served as Chairman/CEO of its Asian affiliate -- NeTrue Communications, and as a Director of its Mexican affiliate -- Bestel Communications.

NACT Telecommunications, Inc. - Provo, Utah                                                                                          
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
1988-1998
A Founder in January 1981.  Integrated existing high-technology computer and communications products into emerging specialty long distance networks.  Developed a fully articulated strategic plan, which enabled the company to achieve an effective, vertically integrated status.  Led cost-effective completion of Research and Development projects to provide new products vital to the developing telecommunications industry. Achieved a turnaround that included essentially doubling revenues and profits in each of the years from 1991 through 1997, with an increase of valuation from zero in 1990 to $140 million in 1997 as determined by the market capitalization on the NASDAQ.  Chief Technology Officer and Director of GST Telecommunications from 1996 to 1998.  1995 recipient of the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, sponsored by Connecticut Mutual Insurance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Nation's Business magazine; and Utah Entrepreneur of The Year, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Inc. Magazine.  Led NACT to the 237th position in Deloitte & Touché Technology Fast 500 listing for the period 1993-1998, as announced in the November 30, 1998 issue of Forbes ASAP.  Received "Utah 100" award as one of the fastest growing Utah companies.

SAGE Analytics International, Inc. - Provo, Utah                                                                                        
President/Chief Operating Officer
1983-1988
Designed, developed, validated, and implemented knowledge based decision-support systems.  Developed and implemented business plan which attracted first stage private placement of $750,000 in 1983 and subsequent S-18 public offering of $7.5 million in 1986.  Directed over fifty strategic decision-support programs for government and industry clients including: Department of Defense; Department of the Interior; Department of Education; Presidential Commission; Morton-Thiokol, Wasatch Division; Motorola; Mayo Clinic; Mobil Oil; American Airlines; KLM Airlines, Netherlands; Montgomery Ward; Wickes; Plessey Ltd., UK; and the Strategic Defense Initiative, "Star Wars."

WICAT Systems, Inc. - Provo, Utah                                                                                                               
Senior Vice President
1981-1983
Conceived and implemented innovative and comprehensive corporate business development programs for computer aided education systems.  Responsible for all government sales and joint venture marketing to government agencies; producing over $50 million in revenues in less than three years.  After successfully guiding an $18 million Research and Development Limited Partnership funding, led the effort to develop an engineering work station and related videodisc training.  Conducted market research and feasibility study for computer-aided education to determine the product viability, financial needs, potential return on investment, and management's capability to execute the strategic plan.  Member of the executive management team that accomplished a $72 million initial public offering.

MESA Corporation, Inc. - Orem, Utah                                                                                                         
President/CEO
1978-1981
Conducted market research and feasibility study of the potential for a new venture in high technology consulting, and prepared detailed operational and organization plans.  Brought together the capital and expertise to achieve first year profitable revenues of over $500,000 and third year profitable revenues of over $4.5 million.  Provided management and scientific leadership for consulting and research projects in computer aided training, economic development, mine safety, environmental impact statements related to mining, soil vegetation inventories, and management consulting for organizational development.  Developed automated strategic decision support and planning technology that was validated by Department of Defense mathematicians.  Sold majority interest in July 1981.

Brigham Young University - Provo, UT                                                                                                       
Associate Professor
1974-1978
In addition to faculty assignment of teaching engineering and management courses, served on the Advancement In Rank and Reaccredidation Committees.  Also provided focus for government affairs and grantsmanship for faculty research funding.  Concurrently, was Vice President of Research and Technology for Eyring Research Institute, a start-up, high-technology, contract research organization which grew to over two hundred professional staff and $19 million in annual revenue.

Office of Economic Opportunity Executive - Offices of the President - Washington D.C.                  
Director
1973-1974
Directed administrative and budgetary functions of this 25,000-person agency.  Initiated cost/benefit analyses of Agency programs; reconciled competing policies and claims for resources; and, streamlined grants and contact processes to ensure effectiveness and accountability while reducing proposal evaluation and contract award cycle by one third.  Developed and implemented evaluations of Agency's urban policy and community action programs in light of privatization potential and developing social trends.  Achieved conceptual design for intra-agency computer network.  Formulated policy recommendations for Congress, and Office of Management and Budgets/White House approval to restructure OEO into Community Services Agency.

Planning Research Corporation - McLean, VA                                                                                           
Principal and General Manager
1969-1973
Responsible for corporate marketing, government relations, strategic planning, presentations to financial analysts, and integration of 13 acquisitions.  Consulting revenues were profitably increased from less than $30 million to over $110 million.  Analyzed and negotiated acquisitions.  Directed consulting assignments to all cabinet level departments of U.S. government, and several fortune 500 firms and multinational organizations.

State of California - Sacramento, CA                                                                                                             
Special Assistant to Governor Reagan  
1967-1969
Directed analysis and reorganization of State's domestic programs resulting in Project FOCUS, Department of Human Resource Development, and the California Welfare Reform Act with its announced annual savings of $600 million.  Directed economic development, education reform, community action programs, the State ADP Master Plan, and the Model Cities Program.

TRW Systems - Redondo Beach, CA                                                                                                            
Manager of Development Operations
1961-1967
Responsible for diverse engineering research, design, development, and prototype production of aerospace systems, which included rocket engine combustion including hydrazine for spacecraft propulsion, the Minuteman Weapons System and the Lunar Excursion Module Descent Engine for NASA's Apollo missions to the moon. This included the successful rescue of Apollo 13, which was achieved using the lunar lander.  Led the successful transfer of aerospace technology to civil systems programs with a resultant $100 million profit center.  Assisted in formulation and implementation of an executive development program that gained national acclaim.  Guided government relations programs, and developed conceptual design for a regional computer network for members of the Southern California Association of Governments.

Garrett Corporation (AiResearch) - Los Angeles, CA                                                                                 
Technical Management and Various Assignments
1954-1961
Responsible for design, development, and prototype production of a variety of turbo-machinery components and systems.  Coordinated technical proposals.  Provided scientific and program leadership to R&D program teams.  Director of Thermodynamics Laboratory during development of the life support systems for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft.

Directorships

Sacred Circle Health Care                                                                                                                               
Chairman of the Board
2012-2015
Thr primary focus of the company is to improve the health and quality of life for Native Americans and other disadvantaged populations. Comprehensive outpatient medical, dental, optometric, pain management, and pharmacy services are provided to Medicaid enrollees, significantly increasing access and quality of care, improving the health status of those who historically have had difficulties accessing regular medical care.

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation                                                                          
Director
2010-present
Quadrant 4, a publicly traded company, is an Information Technology (IT) services entity that provides consulting and technology product solutions.  Quadrant 4 offers consulting, systems integration, enterprise systems, business intelligence, and applications development and maintenance emphasizing Information Technology and software enabled services to clients in Financial Services, Health Care, and Telecom sectors.

Cedar Band Corporation                                                                                    
Director, Chairman of the Board
2010-2016
Cedar Band Corporation (CBC), formerly Cedar Band Enterprises LLC, is the economic development organization for the Cedar Band of Paiutes, one of the five bands of the federally recognized Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.  CBC is the holding company for Suh'dutsing Technologies, Suh'dutsing Telecom, CBC BevCo, CBC Mortgage Agency, CBC Distribution Co., the Cedar Band Trading Post, and other commercial endeavors.  

Digifonica International Inc.                                                                        
Director, Chairman of Compensation and Audit Committees
2007-2011
Digifonica International Inc. (DII) is a publicly traded, leading global developer of patented Internet telephony technologies that enables the extension of traditional and mobile telecommunications over IP infrastructure to virtually anywhere in the world.  DII provides solutions to carriers and mobile network providers to seamlessly bridge customers on legacy telecommunications infrastructure with emerging digital communications technologies.  DII continues to work to extend their joint venture relationship with China's Ministry of Industry, Information and Technology (MIIT) to provide wireless (WiMAX) communications network solutions.  

Chief Consolidated Mining, Inc.                                                                       
Director  
2007-2014                                                                                                                    
Chief Consolidated Mining (CCM), a publicly traded company, holds a Utah land package of approximately 19,000 acres containing a large porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum target located in the prolific Tintic Mining District near Provo, Utah.  Existing on the property are two usable mine shafts, two ventilation bore holes, and an 800-ton per day processing plant.  Two mining areas, the Burgin and Trixie, as well as the processing plant, are fully permitted and bonded by and with the State of Utah.  In August 2010, CCM signed an Earn-In with an option to joint venture with Kennecott Exploration Company, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, on CCM's Big Hill Project, to develop a porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum target.

AIM Holdings Company LTD                                                                                          
Senior Director
2004-2010
Senior Director for AIM Research Institute, an internal division of AIM Holdings and the core group of the AIM organization, tasked with the functions of researching the latest world economic climate and financial trends, and providing such information to its clients.  Using its staff in various fields, as well as the information network with other global companies that are business partners, AIM is engaged in research, analysis, and consulting in the following areas: 1) domestic and international securities, international future transactions, and exchange markets for investment; 2) social, economic, and financial environments; 3) market penetration into America, China, and Southeast Asian nations; and, 4) incubation services for development of intellectual property rights related to Information Technology (IT).   



U.S.M.C.                                                                                                                                
Infantryman - Honorable discharge as sergeant following three years of service during Korean conflict.


Selected Civil Service

Member, Utah Honorary Colonel's Association 2015-present

Member, Royal Canadian Military Institute, 2014-present

Knight Templar, GOTJ, Prior, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, 2007-present

Economic Advisor to the Liberian Legislature, 2005-2011

Trustee, College of Eastern Utah, Gubernatorial Appointee, 2001-2007

Director, Utah Community Mediation Centers, 2000-2004; Chairman 2002-2004

Founder, Leadership Training Program at Utah Valley University, 1998-1999. Established and funded the program which has gained international recognition, winning the University of Notre Dame's prestigious Theodore M. Hesburg Award.

Member, Board of Trustees Columbia/HCA Hospital Corporation, 1997- 2004

Member, Board of Trustees Central Utah Health Foundation, 1997-1999

Member, Utah Valley University Business Advisory Council, 1995-2005

Utah Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch, and Inc. Magazine, 1995

Member, Utah State Historical Society, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1993-1997

Trustee, Utah Information Technologies Association, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1991-1997

Member of Dean's Council, UCLA College of Engineering and Physical Science, 1991-1995

Chairman and Cofounder, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, 1989-1994

Member, Utah Governor's Information Technologies Industry Task Force, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1989-1990

Member, National Advisory Council for Indian Affairs, Presidential Appointee, 1982-1988; Chairman 1982-1986

Chairman, Utah Board of Indian Affairs, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1981-1989

Member, Utah Job Training Partnership Council, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1983-1984

Member, Utah District Small Business Administration Advisory Council, 1983-1987

Member, U.S. Department of Commerce Export Council, 1983-1985

Member, Orem Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1983-1984

Member, Utah Council of Small Business, 1982-1984

Member, Presidential Commission on Indian Reservation Economics, 1982. Developed strategies to enhance economic development programs on federally recognized Indian reservations. Report was commended by President Reagan.

Chairman, Committee for Paiute Self-Determination, 1978-1980. Regained federal recognition for these Indian bands in Utah, entitling them to assistance in achieving economic independence.

Vice Chairman, U.S. Department of the Interior Reorganization Task force, Secretarial Appointee, 1979-1980

Board of Trustees Member, American Indian Heritage Foundation, 1977-1980

Board Member, American Indian Services, 1976 - 2002. Provided scholarships for Indian students and assisted in enhancing farming on Southwest reservations.

Chairman, Utah Indian Education Advisory Committee, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1975-1981

Member, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Utah Endowment for the Humanities, 1975-1978

Founder, Ayuda Foundation, 1974. Provided humanitarian aid to rural areas of Guatemala. In the Indian villages of Coban and Paticia, the Foundation provided commercial fertilizers which increased corn and bean production fivefold and greatly reduced infant mortality.  Programs of aquaculture and turkey production were introduced to provide cash crops and quality protein sources.  Later, in conjunction with Catholic Charities, pork production was added.

Member, National Council on Indian Opportunity, 1974

Member, Federal Government Procurement Commission, Presidential Appointee, 1970-1971

Member, Advisory Committee and Transition Task Force (acting Under Secretary) for Honorable Robert H. Finch, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968-1969

Chairman, California Industrial Training Committee, Gubernatorial Appointee, 1967

Member, Governor's Task Force on Efficiency and Cost Control: California in 1966-1967, and Virginia in 1969-1970

Member, California Management Council, Chad McClellan, Chairman, 1965-1966


Other Professional Activities                                                  

Graduate Faculty, Walden University, 1990-1996

Graduate Faculty, Nova University, 1981-1983

Education and economic development advisor to American Indian Tribes, 1970-present


Education                                                            
Ph.D., Management, Walden

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State Christian College 

M.A., Business/Urban Affairs, Occidental

Graduate Research, Public Affairs, Coro Foundation

B.S., Engineering, U.C.L.A.

Other graduate studies completed at the University of Utah, University of Southern California, and California Institute of Technology.