About Digerati

About Digerati

Digerati Technologies

One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in North America

Digerati Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: DTGI) is a telecom and technology provider of diverse, carrier-grade, Only in the Cloud™ communication and network solutions including Unified Communication as a Service, cloud telephony, cloud WAN, cloud call center, cloud mobile, and delivery of digital oxygen on its fiber/mobile broadband network. Digerati has developed a robust integration platform to fuel mergers and acquisitions in a highly fragmented market as it delivers flexible, cost-effective services with enterprise-grade quality and reliability. Digerati has become an expert at successfully merging and managing subsidiary operations since 2015. The Company’s impressive tech-stack serves 50,000 business users on its platform and its dynamic channel program includes over 600 channel partners that serve as a conduit for sales growth. Digerati has continuously increased customer adoption while serving diverse industries including Healthcare, Banking, Financial Services, Legal, Real Estate, and Construction. Digerati currently has a strong platform for growth throughout California, Texas and Florida, the 1st, 2nd and 4th largest state economies by GDP in the U.S. The Company’s clean and clear fundamentals, combined with its clearly defined growth plan, disciplined acquisition strategy and seasoned leadership team is expected to increase shareholder value as it enters the next phase of its corporate development plan.
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The History of Dynamic and Progressive Thinking…

About Digerati

An Impressive History

Focused on Successful Subsidiaries.

Digerati Technologies is a company that is focused on launching and managing successful subsidiary operations in the VoIP and cloud communications market. The Company has a solid track record and historically has demonstrated its ability to create value for its shareholders.   

The Company was responsible for launching ATSI Communications, an international telecommunications operator that served emerging markets in Latin America. In fact, the Company previously traded on the American Stock Exchange under its former name of ATSI Communications, reaching a valuation of $615 million. 

Digerati Technologies is also responsible for launching GlobalSCAPE, an Internet software company and former subsidiary that specializes in secure file transfer. Today, GlobalSCAPE was a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GSB.

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A “Local Touch” That Challenges National Players…

The Issues

One key factor in the future growth of the DTGI has to do with a “local touch” that will likely disrupt national players.   In fact, some of the biggest problems in the industry come from big-box players. 

Ultimately, while the industry known national players have done a good job of penetrating the market, they all seem to come with the same problems.

Digerati is Addressing All of These Issues. The Company offers localized customer support that decreases churn rates. Moreover, the services that it provides through NextLevel Internet, Skynet, Nexogy and T3 are highly customizable, giving small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) more control over the VoIP/Cloud Communications services that they are using and the monthly bill that comes along with them. Finally, by offering customized options, the Company is able to provide highly competitive pricing structures that are more in line with what SMBs are seeking.

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Customer Support

The national players are known for offering poor customer support. This is largely due to the national scale at which the companies operate, giving them an inability to understand and tailor support to local markets. Ultimately, this is the leading cause of the high churn rates that we see among these larger players.


Moreover, the large players on this field offer little to nothing when it comes to customization, as their services are tailored to large, enterprise customers, rather than SMBs. Only offering off-the-shelf solutions simply does not align well when targeting SMBs.


Finally, with a focus on the larger, enterprise customers, services offered by these players come at a relatively high price, often proving to be a turn off to smaller companies with smaller budgets.

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Digerati Team

Arthur L. Smith

Arthur L. Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Art has over 25 years of public company experience with a comprehensive background in technology and global telecommunications. Over the years, he has developed expertise in broad-based management including corporate finance, financial operations, business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic and tactical planning, sales and operational management, and international business. As founder of Digerati Technologies, Inc., Art has held various positions within the Company, including Chairman, CEO, and President of the Company’s international subsidiary. Art is also co-founder and former Chairman of GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB), a leading provider of Internet-based information exchange solutions and former wholly-owned subsidiary of Digerati. GlobalSCAPE was spun-off to the Company’s shareholders as a separate publicly-traded entity.
Antonio Estrada Jr.

Antonio Estrada Jr.

Chief Financial Officer
Antonio is a seasoned financial executive with over 20 years of public company and telecommunications industry experience. His experience includes SEC reporting, accounting management, financial reporting, forecasting, strategic planning, grant writing, corporate finance, GAAP accounting, audit, treasury and cash management. Antonio has served in various roles within Digerati, including International Accounting Manager, Treasurer, Internal Auditor, Controller, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO.
Craig K. Clement

Craig K. Clement

Executive Chairman
Craig has over 35 years of executive and board of director experience with Technology and Oil and Gas Exploration and Production entities. He assisted in the growth of a San Antonio-based telecom provider (AMEX: AI) from 10 employees to 500, achieving a public market valuation of $615 million. He was the founding CEO of GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB). Craig was also the former Chief Operating Officer of XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV: DAP.U now NASDAQ: XPEL), and the former Chairman of the South Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization, which screened and supported entrepreneurs through the Emerging Technology Fund managed by the Governor’s office, which invested more than $350 million in Texas-based technology start-ups.
Derek M. Gietzen

Derek M. Gietzen

President, Verve Cloud, Inc.
Derek brings a wealth of leadership experience to his role as President of Verve. Derek is an inspirational servant leader with a passion for creating amazing corporate cultures where people and relationships are valued. Verve’s core values are personified through Derek and his personal attributes. Derek was the Founder, President, and CEO of Vycera Communications, which made the Inc. 500 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list by reaching $30M in annual revenue within 5 years. Derek’s earlier experience includes serving as President and COO of WXL Communications as well as VP General Manager at Communication TeleSystems International which he grew from start-up to $40M in annual revenue in less than 3 years. Derek also spent 7 years in full-time vocational Christian ministry and became an ordained pastor. Derek graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Econometrics.
Patti Cuthill, SHRM-SCP

Patti Cuthill, SHRM-SCP

Vice President of People & Culture
Patti joined Verve in 2017 and has been the primary architect of Verve’s award-winning culture.  Prior to joining Verve, Patti held leadership positions in Human Resources for CPU Medical Management, Rock Cancer CARE, CliniComp International, Rock Church & Academy, and Comic-Con. She served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy.  Patti received her Human Resource Management certificate from San Diego State University and is a certified Gallup Strengths coach. She currently serves on the Military Transition Services Team at Veteran affairs of North County San Diego and is President of the San Diego SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management).  In 2018 she was recognized as a finalist for HR Rockstar of the Year from the San Diego Human Resources Forum.
George Robyn

George Robyn

Vice President of Engineering & DevOps
George is responsible for the vision and strategy for Verve’s technology stack, bringing a wide range of technical experience for finding innovative solutions to complex technical problems. He has a passion for developing his teams and challenging them to see their full potential.  Prior to joining Verve, George spent 18 years working for the United States Navy as both a civilian and active-duty sailor. He was a Regional Technical Director with Naval Intelligence responsible for a team of 37 with an asset budget of over $2 million. George also worked as a Security Manager with NAVAIR establishing security standards in support of ongoing testing operations. Prior to being a Security Manager, George also worked as a radio frequency spectrum manager supporting unmanned systems and emerging technologies development.George graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security and a Master’s in Business Administration in Project Management. George also holds multiple technical certifications.​

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