Leadership

Pascal Watty

Chief Executive Officer

Pascal Watty is one of the founders of First Genesis, Inc. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Watty plays a critical role in development and management of new markets for the company. Mr. Watty's focus has been on strategic planning, new business development, financial management, operations, and overseeing the vision for First Genesis. Mr. Watty has a unique ability to motivate the spirit of individuals to share his focus on quality and integrity. His contributions over the years has undoubtedly positioned the company for growth, year after year.

Ron Watty

Chief Technology Officer

Ron Watty is one of the founders of First Genesis, Inc and brings over 30+ years of entrepreneurial and creative experience in information technology startups, consulting, emerging technology, product management, and product development. He has extensive experience in operations management, product and service marketing, and new technology market development. Mr. Watty's background in emerging technology industry gives him a clear vision that directs the technology goals of First Genesis.

Joe Chirco

Executive Vice President

Joe Chirco is an accomplished systems, sales, and business management professional with over thirty years of experience in generating revenues and profits in the highly competitive telecommunications and systems integration industries. Mr. Chirco was formerly the president of Intelligent Medicine, Inc. (IMED). He is recognized as a leader in delivering innovative telemedicine solutions who was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association's Industry Advisory Board. He was also one of four industry advisors to the ATA's conference supporting Bio-Terrorism Response and Telemedicine.

Roger Johansson

Chief Solution Officer

Roger specializes in performance, cloud and hyper-scale computing, team management, and technology strategies. He is passionate about developer-team culture, developer communities, and pushing the limits of modern technology. Worldwide, Roger is ranked as top 25 C# developer and 315 Go based on his efforts in the opensource and developer communities. He is the creator and was one of the core developers of the popular Akka.NET Actor Model framework and is the creator of Proto.Actor which is a continuation of the lessons learned from Akka.NET. He is a frequent conference speaker at large conference such as DevSum, NDC Oslo, Leetspeak, InfoQ Brazil, and many more.

Mark Waddleton

VP Partner Channel Management

Mark Waddleton is an experienced leader whose initiative drives value creation for the company. He has held executive positions leading cross-functional organizations in both the public and private sector. Most recently, he has focused his talents in the digital supply chain space. As a Harvard Business School graduate, - with undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Physics. Mark is proficient in galvanizing teams by fostering cooperation in service of delivering actionable and sustainable results. As a past President, Mark remains active on the Board of ISM-Houston as Director of Strategy and Innovation.

Stuart R. Smith

Director of Business Development

Stuart R. Smith joined First Genesis in 2017 and is the Director of Business Development. In this role, he brings his twenty-five years of experience in various industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, logistics and distribution to bear with First Genesis clients. Stuart is engaged in the Project Management, Program Management, Technology Engagements and Reliability practices with the intent of using data and technology to drive operational efficiency. Stuart actively volunteers, working with youth and homeless ministries in greater Houston.

Susan Wilkinson

Vice President Marketing

Susan Wilkinson is an award-winning marketer with over 25 years of brand management, communications and marketing experience. She has worked with big brands in multiple industries for both profit and non-profit entities. A recent OMCP (Online Marketing Certified Professional), Susan oversees all marketing aspects for First Genesis. In her spare time she volunteers with United States Veterans, her church and various animal charities.

Certifications and Awards

  • ACT-IAC 2019 Blockchain Innovation Award
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year
  • 4-time recipient of the Fast Tech 50 award (*one of the top 50 Houston growing technology companies)
  • Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Firm of the Year
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • Small Business (SB)
  • Microsoft Certified Partner