Christopher has studied the world and business of Energy and Infrastructure since 2005 and most recently, since 2012, has devoted all of his time and effort into expanding Vitals presence in the Energy, and Infrastructure sector coupled from an extensive array of esteemed experienced global contacts within the aforementioned industries. His responsibilities with these institutions included participation on advisory groups providing wealth management, specialty services to individuals, businesses and foundations. During his tenure he provided consulting business services to high profile clients. Prior to founding Vital in 2007, he started and operated several North American based business enterprises. In our daily lives we exemplify Integrity, honesty, dignity, respect, morality, loyalty, professionalism and undying effort are just a few of the principles that Mr. Gizzo and the partners of Vital live by. These are some of the key elements that make Vital Energy Corp. a serious professional player in the world of International business. We are determined to make Vital Energy Corp. a household name in many capacities, but above all, for outstanding honest service to our clients and colleagues is paramount to the Vital family.
Ron is a Partner and President of Vital Energy Corp., Founder and President of Securevision Inc. and Secure Vision (SV), a Delaware based international consulting firm focusing on Secure Documentation and Identity Management for Government and Private Sector Programs. He is a solution development transactions and projects expert within this space. To support project and transaction development, SV provides market research, marketing, branding, advertising, planning, operations, and design for the government programs within the Security Space. Ron has a world of knowledge and experience that he brings to Vital. He has physically traveled to most regions of the world. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience building and leading a global network of integrity, honesty, transparency and loyalty demonstrating his great spirit, persona and character that embodies a prestigious reputation of excellence proven throughout his career and lifetime. He is mentor, friend, colleague and partner. Vital is fortunate, grateful and pleased to have such a trusted partner in Mr. Ron Wilfert. Ron is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and earned a BS Science Education: Boston State College (University of Massachusetts). Additional experience includes teaching courses at Hanscom AFB and evaluating Masters’ Theses in International Business for MIT Sloan School of Management students over a five year period. Currently, Ron is a partner and President of Vital Energy Corporation and proprietor of SecureVision LLC . In 2010, Ron helped Smart Cube Group / Global Information Technology, LLC. develop sales in the Americas. Ron worked for the CEO and CTO of this major government Contractor headquartered in Dubai and Jordan. Ron is presently developing programs for E-passport, E-government, National ID, RFID vehicle registration and driver’s license. During his time at Digital Card Systems/Liska Biometry from 2002 - 2009, Ron held the position of VP Government Sales. Ron worked closely with DCS Europe introducing Siemens, the Bundesdruckerei, Thales, Sogedex (France), Omicron Imaging (Nigeria), Polaroid, the European Union and IIT-Jet Libya. Ron worked on Major US government accounts as well as international accounts that included the Barbados driver’s license. His roll has been to develop and oversee the company’s large government business internationally. He worked with the engineering director to get hardware and software products FIPS201 approved, allowing sales to the US Government.
Aron has spent over 15 years in the Security and Energy Spaces, respectively. During this period, he has established an extensive strategic global network of very real credible sources, suppliers, and OEMs which he has brought to Vital Energy Corp. His experience and expertise is unique and Vital is grateful to have Aron’s focus and attention to help and assist as the partners deem appropriately. His extensive relationships with senior executives in some of the largest established and credible companies in these spaces are an added value which gives Vital an advantage within the market . He also provides an in-depth knowledge of facets within the Energy Space and Security Space for identification management solutions and secure documentation projects including, but not limited to: E - Passports, Modern National Identification Cards and issuance systems for governments, drivers licenses, license plates, Visas and currency projects. Aron’s reach and extensive network overlaps throughout various sectors and spaces and has kindly provided access to some of the world’s most sophisticated and technologically advanced energy firms / corporations, security OEMS and infrastructure engineering firms working on port projects, refineries, pipelines, on and off shore rigs for the Energy Space, storage tank farms and access directly to some of the armories that construct vessels for transportation. Aron’s unique access directly to some of the major corporations within the Energy Space and Security Space and certain governments has allowed for simple efficient flow of communication to occur directly amongst the relevant parties part and parcel to projects and portfolios Vital holds. In others words, Vital’s standard modus operandi has managed to make the complex appear very simple and efficient. Vital is keen on keeping a constant flow of communication amongst the relevant parties on Vital projects. 2002 - VP Marketing & Network Strategy; Present Owner & General Manager of Defex Del Ecuador S.A, Quito, Ecuador & Miami, FL Administered and Managed employees in Miami & Quito Offices. Assisted in the reconstitution and restructuring of DEFEX . Responsible for overseeing the performance on Government Contracts awarded for Secure Documentation and Identity Management Solution Projects. Responsible for seeking new business opportunities and forming strategic partnerships with global companies and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Liaison to strategically partnered global companies, OEMs and to companies awarded their Exclusive Representational Rights for Government Contracts, Tenders, Bids. Facilitate the partnership between the Original Equipment Manufacturer and the Ecuadorian local partner, attorney firm Izurieta Mora Bowen, for the 2013 Electronic Voting Project Consulted for local Ecuadorian Government and military officials for the distribution of their Passports, National ID Cards, Consulate and Notary Seals. Developed business opportunities in the Middle East for: Passports, National ID Cards, Driver Licenses, License Plates etc. Traveled to meetings for projects throughout North America, South America, Europe and The Middle East including but not limited to Iraq to meet with representatives of local businesses and some members of the Iraqi Governing Council in Baghdad during post Saddam Reconstruction. Represented clients in negotiations for the procurement of petrochemicals and petroleum fuels. On behalf of clients, initiated, negotiated and oversaw transactions/projects for the procurement of petroleum fuels and petrochemicals between suppliers and buyers. Consult on projects pertaining to Secure Documentation, Identity Management Solution and within the Energy Sector. Aron is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. His honors and achievements included Dean’s List and ACC Honor Roll for being a student athlete at UNC. He was team captain for the UNC Men’s NCAA Division 1 Tennis Team Senior Year. Aron also attended a year at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. He was a member of the Waves NCAA Division I Tennis Team his Freshman year and was named West Coast Conference best sixth player as a freshman.
Olusola Obasa,a Nigerian citizen is the Vice President and specializes in the African region. Before joining Vital Energy, he owned several companies in Nigeria and the US and with these companies, delivered several National Projects including the Nigeria Drivers License, Uganda Photographic Voter Registration System and the Djibouti Diplomatic and Service Passports. He also consulted for the Ethiopia Electoral Commission. Mr. Obasa has proven experience in delivering projects on time and within budget as proven in the stated projects. Mr. Obasa brings his wealth of experience to Vital Energy as the Vice president. His wide network in African countries will benefit Vital Energy Corp. Vital is very pleased to have Sola’s good nature, good spirit and to have a man of such genuine character join the Vital Family. Vital is humbled by, and grateful to Sola for his time, energy, effort, dedication and loyalty.