Leadership

Mark Samuel

CEO

Mark serves as the CEO of eZLO. He has a proven history as a dynamic and innovative executive with success in growing technology companies through transformative leadership. Mark has great focus in bringing to market new concepts that impact how we function in our daily lives. He applies his keen expertise to guide the strategic planning and development of transformational initiatives that influence the vastly changing home automation industry landscape and ultimately impact the way consumers connect with their devices.

Mark is dedicated to helping businesses garner the tools necessary to bring groundbreaking ideas to market. He has the foresight to recognize market potential for technologies that work to connect convenience and the human interface for a more intuitive user experience. He joins eZLO with career successes that will drive the growth of the company and expand its innovative technology to OEMs looking to become viable players in smart home automation.

Most recently, Mark served as the Chief Revenue Officer at Cirrent, where he helped the company mainstream its product portfolio to make the Internet of Things (IoT) more accessible in everyday use. Prior to that Mark served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Savant Systems. In this role he doubled the domestic dealer base and opened multiple new sales channels through his focused on-boarding and dealer training initiatives.

Mark received his education in electrical and microelectronic engineering from Swansea Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.

Bilgehan Evren

COO

Bilgehan serves as the Chief Operations Officer at eZLO. Bilgehan brings his expertise in both product development and a demonstrated history of working in the business supplies and equipment industry to the eZLO team. He is dedicated to the evolution of the smart home automation market and applies a strong background in the development of advanced technologies across multiple market sectors. Bilgehan also assists with Product Development at Comodo, a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity products. He works to advance the technology that shapes our everyday lifestyles.

Bilgehan earned a Bachelor of Engineering with a focus in Computer Science. He speaks four languages including English, Korean, Malay and Turkish.

Mariusz Malkowski

VP Engineering

Mariusz serves as the Vice President of Engineering at eZLO. He has more than twenty years of technical and engineering expertise, as well as business development experience, in developing innovative products that disrupt their markets. He is the driving force of the engineering team, taking forward thinking ideas from concept to design to deliver products that transform the way we think and apply technology.

Most recently, Mariusz served as the Technical Services and Business Development Director at Sigma Designs, a leading developer of technology for use in the mobile IoT market, where he led the company’s business development practices as they negotiated a sale of their Z-Wave business to Silicon Labs. Previously, Mariusz worked as the Senior Project Engineer for Eaton, a power management company with recorded sales of $20.4 billion in 2017.

Mariusz holds a MSEE degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Wroclaw. He co-owns an impressive nine U.S. patents and is an active member of the Z-Wave Alliance. He speaks three languages, including English, Russian and Polish. In his personal life, he is an avid mountaineer, having scaled some of the world’s highest peaks. He’s even controlled IoT devices from the snowy slopes, further showcasing his dedication to the grueling testing and development of technologies that make our lives better.

Ira Shorter

VP Marketing and Sales

Ira serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at eZLO, bridging the gap between OEMS, customers and the smart home products that support their needs. Ira brings a strong background of product management from concept through full life cycle realization. He is dedicated to developing strong customer relationships to ensure the best product production, process and budget requirements are at the forefront of every joint venture. Ira’s expertise spans the globe, managing multiple simultaneous projects in both Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as the United States.

Ira’s career has afforded him various job responsibilities that scale the production and sales process chain, making him a knowledge and ideal principal of the marketing and sales efforts at eZLO. His motivations for a more integrated product cycle experience have led to a more dedicated after-market relationship between eZLO and its customers.

Ira earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He also holds a Master Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business.