Mr. Mayes is Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia in communication, entrepreneurship, IT management, and strategy. He is also founding partner of international business development firm Global Internet Group LLP based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Mayes clients include New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, the Korean IT Promotional Agency (KIPA), MISecurity (Korea), Aptilo (Sweden) and Compaq. GIG is now focused on VC opportunities in clean tech.
Mr. Mayes was Director of New Zealand's Silicon Valley Beachhead technology enterprise incubator.
Mr. Mayes was a founder and spokesperson for the Intel, Microsoft and Compaq led initiative for high speed, low cost consumer "universal" DSL Internet access. Mr. Mayes has led a number of other major industry initiatives: Vendors’ ISDN Association, V.92 modem consortium. Mr. Mayes participated with Microsoft in the IETF security protocol PPTP, creating secure “virtual private networks” across the Internet..
Mr. Mayes formed a solar energy company, Sola Renewable Energy Ltd., and was Executive Director and Chairperson of the Okangan Environmental Industry Alliance (OEIA), which works directly with local, regional, provincial and federal Canadian government groups.
Mr. Mayes began his career at Intel Corporation in California, Oregon and Europe . He left Intel while based at Intel's European HQ, to form his first entrepreneurial venture, 01 Computers Group Ltd., based in London, England. 01 Corporate clients included the BBC, British Telecom and Imperial Chemical Industries. Recently, Mr. Mayes was Vice President of Business Development at P-Cube, iBEAM Broadcasting, and Director of Business Development at Ascend Communications. Mr. Mayes was directly involved in a variety of multinational venture investments, public, private mergers, acquisitions, corporate partnerships, and sales, including Ascend’s acquisitions of NetStar and Cascade Communications.
Mr. Mayes is a native of Long Beach, California, and holds US, Canadian and French citizenship. Mr. Mayes is married to Isabelle Roux-Mayes, a native of Valensole, Haute Provence, France.
Management, venture capital, technology assessment, International business, marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy, renewable energy, clean tech