MeshNetworks (acquired by Motorola in 2004 for $300M) was founded with the vision that the Mobile Internet should exploit the same proven architecture found in the wired internet. This architecture is based on a distributed mesh network that supports broadband data speeds by leveraging routing intelligence at the edge of the network. Using advanced ad hoc routing, Mesh was first to bring the advantages of the Internet’s self-forming/healing/balancing architecture to mobile networks.
Working for a combination of equity & cash, my role transitioned from high-level strategy, to recruiting a CEO who would operationalize this raw technology play into a commercial company with working products in the field. I also recruited the 1st outside BOD member.
MeshNetworks, Inc. is a true Category Creation success story – a pioneer in commercializing ad hoc wireless technology, and the 1st acknowledged leader in the field of mesh networking. I am proud and grateful to have had the opportunity to play a significant role in helping to get this company off the ground and running.
CEO & Chairman
First Outside Board Director
Absolute provides persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions for computers, tablets, and smartphones. Persistence by Absolute is embedded into the core of over a billion endpoints. Once activated, it provides organizations with comprehensive visibility into all of their devices enabling them to confidently secure mobility, investigate potential threats, and take action if a security incident occurs. Most importantly, they can apply remote security measures to protect each device and the data it contains. No other technology can do this
Sr. Director, Demand Generation
Flextronics acquired a Canada based Android startup with the intention of building it into a full blown next generation smartphone/mobile device OEM. At the time, this small company had great software developers, but no actual mobile device executives, which is why we were retained.
In less than a year we recruited a management team with extensive mobile phone experience, and covering a variety of key functions including; software & hardware engineering, product management, field operations, PMO and mobile applications marketing. Six of the 7 placements involved complex US-to-Canada immigration challenges (which we successfully overcame in every instance).
Sr. Director, Product Management
Sr. Director, Program Management Office
VP Product Engineering
Director, Product Management & Marketing
Director, Systems Architecture
Director, Advanced Architectures
Director, Mechanical Architectures & Engineering
Phoenix was acquired by Excel (programmable switching) in 1998, and subsequently, as the communications middleware division of Excel was acquired by Lucent (Alcatel Lucent). Phoenix offerings included specialized call agent middleware that facilitates convergence of Mobile, Wireline, VPN and VOIP. This middleware was built using CORBA, Object-Oriented design, and C++ and JAVA languages.
We were retained after Phoenix had closed the series B round, and was still working out the product/service roadmap. At this point the company was still focused on Wireless Local Loop (WLL) projects in Asia, offering a combination of software, equipment & carrier service. Our work centered around recruiting senior executives who helped to further define the company’s direction & offerings, re-purpose resources, and execute the new plan.
EVP Sales & Marketing
VP Product Management
Director, Product Management
Smart Antenna Systems/Defense Technology Commercialization
SkyCross products, based on patented Meander Line Antenna (MLA) technology, represents the leading edge in Smart Antenna technology. These small, powerful antennas were deployed in next-generation: Wireless carrier-grade systems, Mobile Computing (Smartphones, etc.), Automobiles (Telematics), Household Electronics / Energy Management
@Mobile.com was acquired by Software.com, which, in turn was shortly thereafter acquired Openwave Systems. @mobile.com was a leading developer of brandable WAP & non-WAP Internet service applications that integrate wireless devices with the Internet. Using an open technology platform, they provided Mobile Web Services & secure eCommerce solutions to telecom carriers, web-site operators and major portals. The company’s eCommerce focus included affinity-marketing solutions for national and local businesses.
VP International Sales
Advisory Board Member
Advisory Board Member
ALDISCON was acquired by Logica in 1997 (Logica then acquired by GCI). Aldiscon launched the world’s first commercial Short Messaging Services. Aldiscon developed the Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) telecommunications industry protocol for exchanging SMS messages between SMS peer entities. By the time of its sale to Logica Plc in 1997, the company supplied over 70 mobile carriers worldwide.
VP Engineering & Product Development
NewNet Communication Technologies is a recognized leader in providing telecom infrastructure solutions, with products ranging from software protocols and messaging applications to systems supporting Secure Financial Transaction Processing. NewNet software protocol, messaging and mobile data solutions address the needs of wireless, IP, and wireline networks. Acquired by Samsung Electronics on November 15, 2016.
VP Product Management
Spectrum Bridge is a privately held, telecommunication software company focused on making bandwidth more readily available to enterprises and consumers. The Company’s core business is providing greater availability and access to wireless bandwidth and the efficient allocation of spectrum within a wireless network.
Saville Systems/ADC Telecom, Burlington, MA (acquired 2000)
Wireless Telecom OSS/BSS Software