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Los Gatos, CA
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Early Stage Advisors
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Value Added Services (VAS)
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Professional Environment, Ability to connect with like minded professionals , Expand network for next job, Looking for employees, Looking for sales contacts, Experimenting in the Web 2.0 world
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Seasoned technical and business manager with over 25 years experience spanning all aspects of wireless communications from service definition and deployment to IC development and licensing. Strong leadership displayed in a variety of roles with large established companies as well as early stage ventures. Track record of identifying significant new opportunities, communicating the vision, and following through to build the team that successfully delivers the operating business. Significant contacts at all levels throughout the wireless communications ecosystem.
Mar 2004 to Present
Early Stage Advisors, LLC
Founder, Principal Consultant
Supply strategic technology and business services to Top Tier Venture Capital clients for originating deals, due diligence, Intellectual Property development and defense as well as portfolio company interim management. Other clients included growth companies in process of fund solicitation or recently funded and seeking to accelerate their business plans. Key past engagements have been focused in the wireless location , wireless infrastructure, RFID, chipset and advanced semiconductor areas.
Key engagements included:
-Quantance for initiation of carrier and OEM marketing programs in 2006 as well as intellectual property planning and business planning for series B funding
-Polaris Wireless product definition/qualification, marketing, Asian business unit formation and strategic planning for its server-only technology for E911-compliant phone location systems
-Magnolia Broadband product strategy, Intellectual Property planning and licensing for its first products in CDMA and emerging UMTS and WiMAX presence
-Strategic planning and business development for a variable capacitor company with products addressing dynamic impedance matching for cellular handsets and tunable PA circuits
-Executive advisor to Global Locate,a mass market GPS company, in the area of intellectual property licensing which was acquired by a major semiconductor company in 2007
Nov 1998 to March 2004
SnapTrack, a Qualcomm Company
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management from May, 2001
Vice President, Products/General Manager North America Nov, 1998, to May, 2001
Led product business planning and commercial implementation for the inventor of Wireless Assisted GPS, the enabler of GPS for mass market handsets . Product involved a full end to end, real time location system embedded in standards based wireless communications systems. Key product areas were Client (handset and chipset), Server (Solaris