Gino PereiraChief Executive Officer, NXT-ID Inc.
Gino Pereira is an experienced international senior executive with over 30 years' operating and financial experience in a variety of industries in the United States, Europe, and the Far East, with particular strength in technology-based companies. His specific areas of expertise include public companies, emerging companies, reorganization, capital structure, and mergers and acquisitions. Gino is co-founder and CEO of NXT-ID Inc., a Nasdaq-listed biometric and authentication company focused on the mobile e-commerce market. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer and later CEO of Technest Holdings Inc., a publicly quoted technology company engaged primarily in work for the Department of Defense.
Gino has been a co-founder or consultant at several startup companies that were subsequently successfully sold. His larger company experience was gained at Williams Holdings plc, one of the largest British industrial conglomerates at the time - with interests in aerospace, automotive, security, fire protection, paints, and home improvement - where he served as a divisional vice president of finance and was involved in complex operational and reporting issues that resulted from continuous M&A activity.
Gino has also been chief accountant of an international pharmaceutical company in the United Kingdom and has worked as a management consultant in the United States and Singapore. He began his career in public accounting, gaining experience in a wide range of industries. Gino is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and holds a master's degree in Business Administration, with a specialty in Finance, from the Manchester Business School in England.