Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey Wang has served as a Software Engineer at Plaid Inc., a California-based financial services company, since April 2022. Previously he was a Senior Software Engineer at Waymo LLC, Google LLC’s autonomous driving technology company, from August 2019 to April 2022 with the data warehouse team, a Senior Software Engineer with the search ads backend infrastructure at Google LLC from February 2015 to August 2019. Mr. Wang holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
James Cassano is currently a Partner & Chief Financial Officer of CoActive Health Solutions, LLC, a worldwide contract research organization, supporting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He also has been serving as a board member of Ideanomics, a global electric vehicle company, since January 2008. Mr. Cassano has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer, secretary and director of Jaguar Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company, since its formation in June 2005. Mr. Cassano has served as a managing director of Katalyst LLC, a company which provides certain administrative services to Jaguar Acquisition Corporation, since January 2005. In June 1998, Mr. Cassano founded New Forum Publishers, an electronic publisher of educational material for secondary schools, and served as its chairman of the Board and chief executive officer until it was sold to Apex Learning, Inc., a company controlled by Warburg Pincus, in August 2003. He remained with Apex until November 2003 in transition as vice president business development and served as a consultant to the company through February 2004. In June 1995, Mr. Cassano co-founded Advantix, Inc., a high volume electronic ticketing software and transaction services company which handled event related client and customer payments, that was renamed Tickets.com and went public through an IPO in 1999. From March 1987 to June 1995, Mr. Cassano served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Hill Group, Inc., a privately-held engineering and consulting organization, and from February 1986 to March 1987, Mr. Cassano served as vice president of investments and acquisitions for Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a public venture development company. From May 1973 to February 1986, Mr. Cassano served as partner and director of strategic management services (Europe) for the strategic management group of Hay Associates. Mr. Cassano received a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University and an MBA from Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Peter Liu has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2022. Mr. Liu previously served as our Executive Vice President for Global Operations from September 2010 to April 2022. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Liu served as Global Quality Director for LOM/Perlos, an international VI supplier of mobile phones. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Liu was the Head of Quality for the Strategic Growth Engine business at Motorola Solutions, Inc., a multinational telecommunications company. Mr. Liu received a M.B.A. from Lawrence Technological University and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Tianjin University.
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.
Jose C. Principe
Jose C. Principe is a Distinguished Professor and Eckis Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Principe teaches statistical signal processing, and advanced machine learning. During his career he innovated many aspects of adaptive systems and integrated information theory with machine learning. He is the Founding Director of the Computational Neuro Engineering Laboratory, which is world famous for interfacing machine learning with the brain. During his academic career he was also very interested in technology transfer. He was awarded 43 US patents, many licensed to the industry. With his graduate students he created NeuroDimension and was involved in two other startups with unique products: fetal heart rate monitoring and ultra-low power e-pills. He has been very active in engineering societies (International Electrical and Electronic Engineer Society, International Neural Network Society). He was awarded very prestigious awards throughout his career, namely the IEEE Neural Network Pioneer Award and the IEEE Claude Shannon Henry Nyquist Award and he is Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and National Academy of Inventors.
Jack Steenstra has served as the Chief Technology Officer of Meta Technologies Inc. since August 2017. From November 2015 to August 2017, he was a freelance technology consultant with various startups including VRx Medical, an immersive digital therapeutics company, contributing to the technical, business, and product innovation of new products, services, and associated businesses developing new wireless devices. From July 1995 to November 2015, Mr. Steenstra was Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, where he led a cross-functional department developing new products to support new business opportunities. Prior to that, he was an engineer at Abbott Laboratories, where he developed digital surveillance systems, software, and medical devices. Since January 2012, he has been a board member of Stepping Stone San Diego, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment program specializing in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community. Mr. Steenstra holds a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Southern California.