Chairman of the Board
John Kneuer has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2019. Since November 2007, Mr. Kneuer has served as the founding Managing Member of JKC Consulting LLC, a strategic consulting and advisory firm. He has also served as Senior Advisor to the American Continental Group, a public policy consulting firm, since April 2017. Since June 2017, Mr. Kneuer has served on the Board of Directors of TerreStar Corporation, a telecommunications company. From 2011 until 2018, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Globalstar, Inc., a satellite communications company, where he served as a member of the audit and compensation committees. From October 2003 to November 2007, Mr. Kneuer served first as the Deputary Assistant Secretary, and then as U.S. Assistant Secretary, of Commerce for Communications and Information. As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kneuer served as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Mr. Kneuer received a B.A. and J.D. from Catholic University of America.
Alan Howe has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2017. Since April 2001, Mr. Howe has served as co-founder and Managing Partner of Broadband Initiatives, LLC, a boutique corporate development and strategic consulting firm. Previously, Mr. Howe held various executive management positions at Covad Communications, Inc., a provider of broadband voice and data communications, Teletrac, Inc., a location-tracking software company, Sprint Corporation, a telecommunications company, and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, a commercial bank. Mr. Howe currently serves on the boards of directors of WidePoint Corporation, a provider of technology products and services, Resonant Inc., a hardware development company for mobile devices, Data I/O Corporation, a systems manufacturer for integrated circuits (as Chairman), and Determine, Inc., a provider of life cycle management solutions software (as Vice Chairman). Mr. Howe previously served on the boards of directors of magicJack VocalTec Ltd., a cloud communications company, CafePress Inc., an online retailer, Urban Communications, Inc., a provider of fiber optic services, and Qualstar Corporation, a data storage products manufacturer. Mr. Howe received a M.B.A. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Mike Mulica has been at the nexus of mobile communications, the internet and globally scaled industry solutions for the past three decades. Mr. Mulica's stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new large global markets that have changed the way the world works. Mr. Mulica is known for his pioneering work in the build-out of the mobile internet worldwide while leading its origination at Openwave Systems, Inc. (formerly Phone.com). Mr. Mulica has served as a public and private company CEO and senior executive both in the United States and Internationally. His roles include leadership positions at Motorola, Inc., California Microwave, Openwave Systems Inc. (formerly Phone.com), RealNetworks, Inc. and FusionOne. Mr. Mulica is currently Executive Chairman at AlefEdge and a Board Member and global advisor to other private companies and venture capital funds.
Ken Naumann has 25 years of executive experience with various technology companies. He most recently served as Chairman and CEO of AccessData Group, Inc., a private equity-owned company that provides industry-leading solutions for over 5,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations, service providers, and law firms, which was acquired by a strategic buyer. He was previously President, CEO and a Director of Socialware, Inc., a VC-backed SaaS, social media, compliance provider acquired by Proofpoint, Inc. Prior to his time at Socialware, Inc., Mr. Naumann was President, CEO and a Director at Ditech Networks, Inc., a Nasdaq Stock Market listed company acquired by Nuance Communications, Inc. Ditech specialized in the development of speech recognition applications and voice quality algorithms which were primarily sold into the worldwide telecommunications carrier market.
Susan G. Swenson
Susan G. Swenson has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2019. From August 2012 to August 2018, Ms. Swenson served on the board of FirstNet and chaired the board of directors from August 2014 to August 2018. From October 2015 to June 2017, Ms. Swenson served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Inseego Corporation, a wireless internet solutions and telematics provider, and served as the Board Chairperson from April 2014 to June 2017. From February 2004 to October 2005, Ms. Swenson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile US, Inc., a wireless network operator. From 1999 to 2004, Ms. Swenson served as President of Leap Wireless International, Inc., a telecommunications operator, and Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Communications, Inc., a prepaid wireless service provider and subsidiary of Leap. Ms. Swenson currently serves on the board of Harmonic, Inc., a video delivery and media company, and chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee. Since October 2018 she has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vislink Technologies, Inc., a video capture and broadcasting company. Ms. Swenson received a B.A. in French from San Diego State University.
Chief Executive Officer
Wilkinson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sonim Technologies in October 2019. He has held various executive leadership positions throughout his career, most recently as Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Cipherloc Corporation. Prior to Cipherloc, Wilkinson served as Chief Executive Officer of Xplore Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:XPLR), which was sold to Zebra Technologies in August 2018. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Wilkinson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Xplore. Prior to his tenure at Xplore, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Amherst Holdings, a financial services company focused on real estate and real estate financing. In this role, Wilkinson took part in the successful sale of Amherst’s broker dealer subsidiary, significant capital generation for new strategies and the spin-off of one of the largest single-family equity businesses in the United States. Wilkinson was the co-founder and Managing Partner of PMB Helin Donovan, a multi-office regional accounting firm where he led the growth of the firm both organically and through acquisition to one of the top 200 firms in the U.S.
Wilkinson has both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Colorado.
Kenny Young has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2018. He has more than 30 years of operational, executive and director experience primarily within the energy, communications and finance industries, on a global basis. He currently serves as President of B. Riley Financial, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer for B. Riley Principal Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial. He also is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., (NYSE:BW), a leader in power generation and environmental equipment for power and industrial applications worldwide. Before joining B. Riley, he held executive leadership positions with Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC), which was the largest independent telecom construction and services company in the world and a recognized leader in providing network services. Initially serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas for LCC, he was named President and CEO in 2008, serving in that position until he led the company’s sale in 2015. Prior to joining LCC, Mr. Young was Chief Marketing and Operations Officer with Liberty Media’s TruePosition and held various senior executive positions with multiple corporations, including Cingular Wireless, SBC Wireless, Southwestern Bell Telephone and AT&T as part of his 16-year tenure within the now-combined AT&T Corporation. Mr. Young’s experience also includes prior service on seven public company boards. Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Graceland University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Illinois.