Dr. Chris Leatt (MB ChB) studied medicine at the University of Cape Town and completed his internship in the United Kingdom before returning to South Africa to pursue his career in medicine. He held positions in General Surgery and General Medicine/Geriatrics/Gastroenterology before becoming a General Medical Practitioner and Chairman of ERIPO (Eerste River Independent Practitioners Association), an organization formed to look after both the Medical and Business interests of forty Independent Practitioners. Dr. Leatt then worked in casualty/trauma at various hospitals before becoming a surgical medical officer. A brief stint as an Orthopaedic registrar at Groote Schuur Hospital preceded his post as Neurosurgery Registrar at the Department of Neurosurgery, Tygerberg Academic Hospital. Dr. Leatt’s duties as a surgical registrar in this discipline included ward work, High-Care duties, evaluation of referrals, outpatient consultations, emergency and elective surgery, logbook of all surgical procedures completed. He resigned from his post in Neurosurgery in order to develop and study the benefits and viability of a neck protection system (the Leatt-Brace®) for helmet clad sport and recreational users in an attempt to reduce devastating neck injuries. Dr. Leatt has actively participated in competitive cross-country motorcycle endurance races as well as Super Sport track racing. When not racing, he was often involved in medical coverage of events.
Sean Macdonald, a director since 2010. Mr. Macdonald CA(SA) is the current Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company as well as handling the duties of Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Mr. Macdonald is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in Finance and Information Systems. He then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting before commencing his 3 years of articles at KPMG in Cape Town. Mr. Macdonald passed Part 1 and Part 2 of the external board exam on his first attempt in order to qualify as a registered Chartered Accountant in South Africa. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Macdonald was the Chief Financial Officer of the largest bicycle retailer in South Africa. He held this post for 5 years and was responsible for operational, financial and strategic leadership of the business including the implementation of a franchise model in order to grow the business.
Mr. Guzy has spent the last several years funding and developing operational wireless networks in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Coastal has been providing wireless broadband services to prestigious government and commercial customers for over 2 years. He has been key in organizing the funding thru both public and private offerings. Prior to Coastal, Mr. Guzy was General Manager at Loral Space Systems. He was responsible for developing their satellite Internet access business in North and South America. Before Loral, Mr. Guzy was a founder of FaciliCom International (FCI), a $500M annual, international carrier, with facilities and service. He was instrumental in building the company’s service in 10 countries, across Europe and North America. He was founder and EVP of Sales, Marketing, Product and Business Development. Jeff was also instrumental in the sale of FCI to World Access. Mr. Guzy has had key executive positions at several large international carriers, including Comsat International, Sprint and Bell Atlantic’s Information Services group. He has held program and project start-up responsibilities along with senior business development positions at all these He has an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, University of PA, and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of PA. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and an Associate Degree of Theology from Georgetown University.