Executive Council International
Who We Are

The International Executive Council (IEC) comprises a highly diverse group of the passionate business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators representing many industry sectors and geographic regions. 

 
Our vision is to be the premier global member and business networking organization for those with a common passion for technological innovation, and a shared belief that the innovations our members create will empower them to leave a positive impact on their businesses and a lasting legacy for the world.

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Member Highlights

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Member Highlights

Our Mission

We exist to fuel the personal and professional growth of those who share a passion for technological innovation and its real world application in business.


We leverage a diverse leadership network and access to unique content to help us make more informed decisions in a digital age of marketing and commerce.


By connecting like-minded individuals and presenting them with impact-driven networking, digital marketing, and business opportunities they would not otherwise have access to, we offer a global membership organization that can leverage technology and innovation to make a positive impact in business and a lasting difference in our world.

IEC has Supported the Following Philanthropic Organizations

Meet the Founders

Sinan Kanatsiz

Founder, IEC

Sinan Kanatsiz, Founder, IEC

 

Sinan Kanatsiz has effectively made his mark as an entrepreneur. In 1998, while studying for a master’s degree at Chapman University, Kanatsiz followed his entrepreneurial spirit and formalized his first company, KCOMM, a Public Relations and Internet marketing agency. The company quickly evolved into a full-service marketing, government affairs and event marketing firm known for its Internet expertise and results-oriented approach. In less than ten years, Kanatsiz grew the firm to several million dollars in revenue, opening various business operation centers and clients. Currently, KCOMM works with dozens of  specialized employees and independent contractors and has developed campaigns for hundreds of companies and organizations around the world. These include organizations ranging from innovative start-ups to New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listed companies such as Oracle, Sony, eBay, T-Mobile, HP, Adobe and the University of Phoenix.

 

KCOMM’s dedication to strategic programs and results-oriented campaigns has earned the firm several PROTOS awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The effectiveness of KCOMM’s strategies has become so widely recognized that the firm’s clients have now extended beyond the realm of technology to include elected officials, municipalities and multi-national organizations.

 

As a consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kanatsiz takes his community responsibilities seriously. In addition to mentoring high school and college students, he is often asked to speak about entrepreneurship and the Internet. He has held engagements at several universities, including USC, Chapman University, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, and Cal Tech. Additionally, he has been a keynote speaker at the Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA) National Conference and is often called to speak on a variety of topics including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Modernizing Government and the future of the Internet.

 

Kanatsiz’s belief in the power of entrepreneurism and politics led him to be the original founder of a group called Generation NeXt in 2004, a network of young business and community leaders committed to making a difference by empowering others for the betterment of the next generation. Additionally, he founded the Internet Marketing Association (www.imanetwork.org) in 2000, which has a large number of professional members worldwide and its own conference series called “IMPACT”. Past events have included the executives and founders of Google, SalesForce, Tesla Motor, SpaceX, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, St. Regis Hotel, Wahoos, Quest Software, Amazon and YouTube to name a few.  Kanatsiz is currently expanding the group globally and has recently launched a virtual training (VT) program for its members.

 

While the IMA is a large, global organization, Kanatsiz recently created a spinoff in (2017), called the International Executive Council (IEC), which he founded to focus on the top 100 leaders in Southern California (www.iecnetwork.org). The organization has been hosting monthly events around topics including Social Emotional Learning, Cryptocurrency, Leadership and The Creative Process to name a few.

 

Kanatsiz holds a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with a certificate in Human Resources, all from Chapman University. Kanatsiz was designated Alumnus of the Year by Chapman University in the year 2000. He was also the recipient of the Community College of California Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005. Sinan was named in the Hall of Fame for Santa Ana College in the year 2006. He has also been named as 40 under 40 and a featured Entrepreneur of the Year by OC Metro Magazine. Recognized for his philanthropic involvement, Kanatsiz was appointed a Knighthood and invited to become a member of the Royal House of Savoy by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in September 2018. Sinan received the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his work in non-profit organizations, public relations, and internet marketing.

 

To this day, he credits his accomplishments to his Four Pillars of Success: personal integrity; coaches and mentors; family; and education.

 

Kanatsiz, his wife, Kai, son Archer, and daughter Arden, reside in Southern California.

Kevin Maloney

Co-Founder, IEC

Kevin Maloney, Co-Founder, IEC


 

Mr. Maloney is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in business development, marketing, operations, and finance with early to mid-stage consumer, media, technology, and finance companies. He has a demonstrated track record in leadership, innovative marketing, sourcing capital, and building companies. He enjoys attracting and motivating productive teams, collaborating with industry leading partners, and executing clear strategic plans. He is skilled at establishing, cultivating, and managing client, partner, and investor relationships resulting in increased company sales, exposure, and funding. He has led more than 1,000+ early-mid stage investor presentations, conducted 100+ corporate and institutional road shows, and raised more than $60M in capital for a dozen start-ups.

 

Prior to his leadership role with the IEC, Mr. Maloney was CEO of a leading R&D technology company from 2003-2017, QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI), where his team developed and patented award-winning products with applications in electro-chemical energy storage (batteries) and thermo-electro chemical catalysis (specialty chemical production) applications. He led marketing, operations, R&D and commercialization strategies that secured brand name global partners and managed IR/PR and corporate communications initiatives that resulted in significant company and product exposure, and $35M in funding. In 2014, he led QSI in a merger with a publicly traded company, and in 2017 he led the sale of the company’s chemical patent portfolio to a publicly traded oil and gas company.

 

In 2015, he founded a fin-tech company, EquityBender, a FINRA approved (Title III Reg CF) crowdfunding portal designed to facilitate the connection process between entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital and investors interested in backing early-stage companies. In September 2018, he led the sale of EquityBender to an East Coast alternative asset manager. Mr. Maloney was also a co-founder in a development stage social network technology company whose intellectual property was acquired by a publicly traded company in 2012, 18 months after inception. He is an advisor to two early stage companies with products or services in the e-sports and Blockchain sectors.

 

Prior to QSI, Mr. Maloney was Vice President of Institutional Sales and Marketing at Fortune 500, First American Corp. (NYSE:FAF), working in the Capital Management Division. Previously, Mr. Maloney served as Principal and Compliance Officer at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), an institutional investment advisory firm with more than $1.5 trillion in assets under management. While at PIMCO, he held FINRA Series 7, 26, 63 and 65 securities licenses and managed the day-to-day compliance aspects of the firm’s registered reps.

 

After college, Mr. Maloney combined lifelong passions for health, fitness and marketing, and co-founded a health food company that created a “Ready-to-Blend” all-natural fruit smoothie product, which grew into a leading pre-packaged solution for convenient, healthy, freshly blended beverages on-the-go. More than 10 million units were sold nationally before the company was acquired.

 

Mr. Maloney has been involved with a dozen start-ups, either as a co-founder, executive, or early investor, and has consulted with and successfully raised tens of millions in capital for numerous private equity transactions. These transactions range from bio-tech, clean tech, chemicals, and batteries to software, social media, mobile applications, education, fin-tech, ed-tech, health food, eSports, and real estate. He has extensive public, private, and non-profit board experience and most recently held regional board seats for Gen Next, an organization focused on economic growth, education and national security, as well as OC Boy Scouts and OC YMCA. He is also a member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and sits on the Advisory Committee for the Internet Marketing Association (IMA). Mr. Maloney was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and Young President’s Organization (YPO) and has been awarded several U.S. patents. He is passionate about promoting social emotional learning and teaching emotional intelligence to elementary school kids with a goal of ending bullying and school violence. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He resides in Southern California with his wife and two young children and enjoys a wide range of water sports and other outdoor activities