Meet the team

Kiyeon Nam
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Kiyeon is a 20 year fashion veteran in New York City. Her invention B’zT®, despite just coming into the market, has already received recognition from PC Magazine and others as one of the top tracker solutions. She was recently honored to receive an award of recognition as a female founder from Greylock Partners and TechCrunch. She is passionate to build B’zT® as the most convenient and comfortable tracking device in the tracking industry. Kiyeon believes emphasizing technology as a positive means of human connection will provide children the sense of safety, security and confidence. Also, she proudly made to the finalist for Edison Awards 2019. 

Bill Catalano
Executive Advisor

Bill Catalano has 25 years as an experienced Managing Director in public companies, startups, and turnarounds—with a focus on Technology and Business Consulting—which includes two successful exits. He has a history of building high-performing sales organizations and customer delivery teams capable of consistent and predictable growth. Most recently, as Regional Vice President with DayNine Consulting, a Global Workday Partner, Catalano increased revenue 86% annually for more than four years, and his organization was named #5 Best Place to Work in New York State. DayNine was acquired by Accenture in 2016.
As Managing Partner at WDC Angel Holdings Catalano is an Angel Investor and Advisor to companies in need of growth capital and talent. Bill is on the Board of Fordham Foundry – Fordham University’s Entrepreneur Center and also works with Columbia University’s Small Business Development Center as an instructor and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs. Catalano received an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a BS in Computer Science from Seton Hall University.

Jinwoong Jang
Chief Technical Director

Co-Founder of B’zT, Jinwoong is also the Founder of Chience, LTD, the leading IOT and Big data company in South Korea. When Jinwoong met Kiyeon in Seoul, he instantly felt B’zT would be something meaningful to pursue his passion to help others especially children or other at-risk populations. His technical leadership has been the foundation of B’zT’s machine washable proximity tracker embedded into clothing and sold both to consumers and schools / institutions as a reliable, low-cost, comfortable means to track children. He has been building a complete products and services B’zT platform which allows unprecedented group tracking system in the industry.

Hyun Tae Kim
Technical Director

Hyuntae, working several years together with Jinwoong, is a technical director of B’zT.  His nickname is one-stop-man: from software to firmware and hardware, Hyuntae has been demonstrated top-notch technical skills. His architectural and functional specifications to B’zT products and services made B’zT to be the reliable unique group tracking solution in the market. Hyuntae oversees entire process of B’zT from conceptualization to completion with an emphasis on accuracy and cost efficiency. 

Harold Gallego
School System Marketing Director

The very first word that comes to our mind when we think of Harold is “Care”. As a retired NYPD officer, Harold would be one of the most warm hearted person that you would encounter in New York City. His passion to help others has been deeply penetrated into Queens communities, NYPD communities and school communities. Harold met Kiyeon during one of Kiyeon’s school PTA presentations and decided to join B’zT as a partner after he took his son Ryan (in B’zT t-shirt) to Bear Mountain for a hike. He is currently focusing on B’zT public school marketing.

Yaeji Son
Product Manager

Yaeji was a designer at Elie Tahari several years ago when she met Kiyeon, her direct supervisor. Ever since, they are known to be a “Dream Team”. Yaeji’s persistent nature equipped with extensive knowledge in fashion industry, including designing, developing, manufacturing overseas and distribution in US domestic market, has been B’zT’s true backbone. Understanding fashion business is such a crucial part of B’zT’s success, Yaeji is the perfect partner to take good care of the B’zT products. 

Kris Schumacher
Chief Finance Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Kris oversees the finance, legal and office services teams for B’zT. In addition, He works at the intersection of sales, marketing and creates data driven strategies and algorithms for sustainable revenue growth. Kris holds Masters of Business Administration from Bobson Collage. His specialties include: price optimization and contract negotiation, financial controlling and analysis, and profitability analysis and P&L reporting. Kris’s daughter and Kiyeon’s daughter are friends since 3 and they are 10 years old now.