In addition, he is a professor at Pepperdine University, mentoring the next generation of leaders in entrepreneurship courses.
Zarik has over 27 years of experience with an outstanding track record in developing advanced technology solutions, technical operations, services, and establishing strategic alliances with multi-billion dollar International and North American companies. Zarik has held various executive management and senior level positions in the fields of wireless telecommunications, imaging & networking systems, aerospace, real-time embedded systems, legal and compliance systems, intelligent management systems, multi-channel marketing intelligence systems, social networking and digital media.
As the Founder of Zema Enterprises, Inc. Zarik is currently consulting and developing innovative technologies in ecommerce, social collaboration, social networking, and digital media spaces as a technologist and an operational executive. Prior to founding Zema Enterprises, Inc. Zarik was the executive vice president of technology and professional services at MindFireInc, where he had worldwide responsibility for developing state of the art technologies and services for marketing industry.
Prior to joining MindFireInc, Zarik was the vice president of engineering and outsourcing at Integrien Corporation, and before that he served as vice president of engineering at Mitratech. Zarik also held the position of director of product development at Peerless Systems.
Considered as his professional life time achievement, Zarik served as the flight software development manager for the mission critical electrical power system of the International Space Station at Boeing North America. This system has successfully been launched by NASA and is now orbiting the earth.
Zarik holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of North Texas. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. He later earned a doctorate degree with highest honors from Pepperdine University specializing in organizational leadership. Zarik’s thesis is now published and entitled as An Investigation Into the Critical Success Factors of Software Development Process, Time, and Quality.