Executive Team

Andrew L. Halasz

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Halasz co-founded VIZZIA in 2005. He is a dynamic business leader who has been driving results for more than 30 years in a variety of functional and business leadership roles across many industries. He grew his business acumen at GE, where he held numerous leadership positions including vice president of sales and marketing. He then helped grow Recall Corporation, a global document management business, from $185 million to more than $600 million while serving in various roles, including division vice president and general manager, global chief information officer and senior vice president of global operations.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Edward L. Timmes, CPA

Chief Operating Officer

Edward Timmes is a seasoned professional that brings diverse business experience including over 25 years of service in executive leadership roles. He has helped lead companies through start-up and hyper-growth modes, as well as through transformations. Ed began his professional career with Coopers & Lybrand where he gained extensive audit and internal control experience providing public and private company audit services, as well as financial advisory services. He was admitted as an audit and special services partner to the firm, where he had responsibility for launching the Business Investigation, M&A, and Litigation Support practices. Ed has also served domestic and international companies gaining extensive operations knowledge in the Manufacturing, IT Managed Services, Financial Services, and Energy industries. Ed has also gained in-depth experience with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) IPO Registrations, as well as driving timely execution of post-acquisition integration and negotiations of business process outsourcing contracts.

Ed received a Bachelor of Science – Accounting Degree from State University of New York at Albany, earning his degree in three years. Shortly thereafter he earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) NY State license and later Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations. Ed is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Financial Executives International (FEI).

Robert M. Barela, MBA, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Barela brings over 25 years of financial and international management experience to Vizzia. He has served in senior management roles, primarily in international locations, providing Finance, Accounting, and Assurance services to in-country business executive teams and / or their Boards across various businesses and financial regimes.

Robert has worked for many years with external auditors and regulators, to ensure compliance with domestic and international laws and regulations. He has demonstrated success improving financial reporting and analysis processes. Robert has developed and implemented Management Reporting and Internal Control systems to ensure business performance. He has also successfully optimized Finance team operations by migrating them to more standardized and/or shared-services structures, systems, and processes. Prior to joining Vizzia, Robert worked for BP and ARCO around the world and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Robert earned his MBA at University of Denver and, BBA from University of New Mexico.

Howard R. Hatcher

Chief Technology Officer

Howard Hatcher joined Vizzia in 2009. He brings more than 35 years of experience in all areas of information technologies, with particular specialization in healthcare remote sensing solutions, global software development for POS systems and IT consulting/development in a variety of industries.

He held various IT leadership positions at NCR, Matria, ECS, Healthdyne and Compris, directing development for existing applications and designs for new applications using emerging technologies. He has provided development, integration and deployment services for government, banking, manufacturing and aviation management/simulation.