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Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lynch has over 39 years of experience in telecommunications, including his tenure as the CTO of Verizon Communications, Verizon Wireless and its predecessors. He has been at the forefront of selecting and deploying wireless technology solutions and was responsible for the selection of CDPD, CDMA, EV-DO and LTE for use within the Verizon network. Currently, Mr. Lynch is president of FB Associates which provides advisory and consulting services at the intersection of technology, marketing and business operations. Mr. Lynch is a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has been awarded patents in the field of wireless communications. He has served on the boards of numerous industry organizations including the GSM Association, the CDMA Development Group, and as a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technical Advisory Committee and Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council. Mr. Lynch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ruckus Wireless, Sonus Networks and Blackberry.
Mr. Boesel applies his extensive experience designing and leading the development of the company’s systems and ASICs. Prior to co-founding On-Ramp Wireless, he was a founder and VP of Engineering for CommASIC Inc., which was acquired by Freescale Semiconductor in 2005. At CommASIC, Mr. Boesel was responsible for building a team of engineers, for managing the development of systems, ASIC, software, hardware and test disciplines, and for completing the development of a WLAN baseband ASIC for handheld devices based upon CommASIC’s WBSP technology. Prior to CommASIC, he held several engineering leadership positions, including Director of Engineering at Qualcomm Inc. where he led the system design of CDMA technology and infrastructure products. Mr. Boesel also serves on the Board of Directors of On-Ramp Wireless. Mr. Boesel has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, with a background in signal processing and communications.
Mr. Bussel serves on the boards of Ostendo Technologies and Ingenu, among others. He also served on the board of Neven Vision until its acquisition by Google in 2006. In 2005, Barak co-headed the Chinese government mandated restructuring group of Greencool/Kelon on behalf of Third Wave Ventures. Prior to joining Third Wave, Mr. Bussel led at Airport.com, an Internet partner for the world’s largest airport retailers, including DFS and the British Airports Authority. Mr. Bussel is a veteran of multiple startups and holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from the Anderson School at UCLA and an M.S. in Theoretical Physics from the Department of Physics at UCLA, where he was completing his Ph.D. in Quantum Gravity. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvey Mudd College.
Mr. Dull is a director of Ostendo Technologies, Inc. and ZetaRx Biosciences, Inc. and a business advisor to several other privately held therapeutics, water science and electronics companies. In 2009, he retired after 11 years as a senior executive and general counsel of Broadcom Corporation, where he was responsible for all legal affairs, intellectual property strategy and development, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, where he represented clients in the entertainment and technology industries. Mr. Dull graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School. He is a trustee of Sage Hill School and Sarah Lawrence College and a member of the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee and Yale School of Public Health Leadership Council.
John Horn has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries. Mr. Horn is recognized as an M2M/IoT pioneer and leader. Previously serving as President of RacoWireless, a leading provider of M2M connectivity solutions, John led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments, including ‘Most Innovative Company’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’. Prior to that position, John was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing T-Mobile’s M2M program and go-to market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services. Mr. Horn holds a B.A. in Political Science from UC-Davis.
Mr. Razi founded Third Wave Ventures in 1996 to help guide the growth of emerging high-technology companies in Southern California. Among his endeavors, Mr. Razi was an early founder of Innovent Systems, which was acquired by Broadcom Corporation for $705M and now forms the core of Broadcom’s wireless group. Mr. Razi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ostendo Technologies and On-Ramp Wireless, among others. Prior to founding Third Wave, Mr. Razi was a principal at Grosvenor Holdings and at the Stratham Group, real estate development firms, which have developed thousands of residential lots and numerous retail projects throughout Southern California and Arizona. Mr. Razi received B.A. degrees in Business Economics and Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Seidenberg, former CEO of Verizon, led Verizon since its inception in 2000 to his retirement in 2011. Since 2012, he has been an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique investment banking firm. In addition to his role as CEO of Verizon Communications, Mr. Seidenberg held numerous advisory roles including chairing the Business Roundtable. Currently he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences’ President’s Council and serves on the board of trustees of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the New York Hall of Science, Pace University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock, Inc.
Mr. Williams is a Managing Partner at AQORA Capital, an investment firm focused on water infrastructure, technology and services. Previously, Mr. Williams was the Senior Engineering Technical Consultant for WorleyParsons, the world’s third-largest engineering design firm. He designed the City of Santa Monica’s last three water treatment plants and designed infrastructure frameworks which allowed the city to attain its self-sufficiency goals. Mr. Williams is also a leading expert in North America for treatment of extremely impaired drinking water sources. He has over 20 years of experience in environmental and civil engineering, focusing on design, construction, operation, maintenance and management of water treatment facilities. Mr. Williams has extensive experience in pilot testing, permitting and combining different treatment technologies to develop complete solutions. Mr. Williams is a professional engineer and former professional athlete who has received international recognition for his involvement in engineering and sustainability projects worldwide. Mr. Williams received his Honors B.A.Sc. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Dr. Viterbi is a co-founder and retired Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated. He spent equal portions of his career in the industry, having previously co-founded Linkabit Corporation, and in academia as a professor in the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science, first at UCLA and then at UCSD, at which he is now Professor Emeritus. He is president of the Viterbi Group, a technical advisory and investment company. He also serves as a Presidential Chair Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California and as a distinguished Visiting Professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. His principal research contribution, the Viterbi Algorithm, is used in most digital cellular phones and digital satellite receivers, as well as in such diverse fields as magnetic recording, voice recognition and DNA sequence analysis. More recently, he concentrated his efforts on establishing CDMA as the multiple access technology of choice for cellular telephony and wireless data communication. Dr. Viterbi has received numerous honors both in the United States and internationally. Among these are seven honorary doctorates and membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received an honorary title from the President of Italy and the National Medal of Science from the President of the United States. In 2010, he received the IEEE Medal of Honor, the organization’s highest award.