Leadership Team


Jack Conte Giacomo (Jack) Conte - CEO and Co-Founder

Before Zia, Jack spent over 20 years in the sewer and waterline construction industry. He founded The Northwest Conduit Corporation (INC 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies) and Environmental Pipeliners (TopCat award, Business First Fast 40), which pioneered trenchless construction industry utilizing remote controlled robots to repair and rehabilitate existing sewer lines.  Jack is also a Founder and Principal of CIPP Corp which manufactures cured in-place pipe lining systems and Ca-Botics Fiber Systems (World Teleport Technology of the Year Winner), which installs fiber optic cable robotically in existing pipelines. As CEO of Zia Systems, Jack oversees all strategic decisions.

Gary RappGary Rapp - COO and Co-Founder

Prior to Zia, Gary accumulated over 30 years of experience in information technology and operations. He was Co-Founder and COO of TimeHighway.com, an application service provider (ASP) that offers online, real-time appointment scheduling. Gary previously served as director of client support operations for a $6 billion natural gas utility company, Columbia Gas Systems Services Corporation. His responsibilities at Columbia included directing and overseeing, application development, procurement and technical support. As COO of Zia Systems, Gary is responsible for overseeing Operations and Marketing efforts.

Larry Rapp - CTO

Larry has over 30 years of experience in information systems and software development. He was Co-Founder and CIO of TimeHighway.com and a partner in PC Rapport, a logistics software developer. Larry previously served as vice president of information systems for The Ohio Company, where he led the implementation of real-time data processing using the Internet. As CTO of Zia Systems, Larry oversees all technical development.