Executive Management

Dana Waldman
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Proven Serial CEO: Over 30 years building and leading international, state-of-the-art technology companies

  • Founder & CEO of numerous telecom businesses, bringing products to market globally
  • Track record of significant investor return and maximizing shareholder value, including turn-arounds
  • Former business unit GM of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Communications Systems
  • International thought leader/lecturer on Leadership and Team Dynamics

Helen Ojha
Founder & EVP of Technology Strategy

Thought Leader: Over 30 years of senior management experience and product strategy development

  • Product and solutions development, Cisco (USA)
  • Executive management role at Charles Schwab & Co (USA)
  • Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (USA)

Vic McClelland
Chief Solutions Architect

Domain expert: 30 years in telecommunications technology leadership, strategy and development

  • Director of Strategy and Architecture, Telstra (Australia)
  • CTO, MD Networks, Optus (Australia)
  • VP Strategy, R&D Ericsson (Silicon Valley)
  • CTO, Hutchison Telecomms (Australia)
  • Head of Technology Strategy, Vodafone Hutchison (Australia)
  • Deputy CTO, Time Telekom (Malaysia)

Norman L. Swenson, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Advanced Technology Executive: Over 30 years in technology development, specializing in optical networking & multi-gigabit RF communication systems

  • Founder, CTO: ClariPhy
  • CTO, VP Eng: Kestrel
  • Chief Eng: Lockheed Martin Advanced Communications

Ed Gerhardt
Chief Development Officer

Development Leader: Over 30 years in Engineering Executive and General Manager roles leading development, high-volume production, and deployment of digital and RF network equipment.

  • KTS Wireless, Voyant International
  • Adapt4, P-Com, ComSat
  • Scientific-Atlanta, Harris Corp.

Reza Norouzian
SVP Global Sales and Business Dev.

20 years as an entrepreneur at 4 companies with successful exits

  • ClariPhy/ InPhi
  • Link A Media/ SK-Hynix
  • Vixel-Emulex/Avago
  • NEC-DataPath/LSI logic

15 years in VLSI development, marketing and BD

  • GEC Plessey
  • General Instruments

Ian Solomon
Chief Financial Officer

Finance Leader: Global senior executive experience in both the telco and financial services industries

  • CFO of Gotalk (Australia)
  • Over 15 years of investment banking experience with Citi (Australia/USA), Deutsche Bank (Australia) and Rothschild (Australia)

Board of Directors

John Drury
Founder & Executive Chairman

Entrepreneur & Executive: Over 30 years of experience in senior executive and director roles across US, UK and Australian corporate and financial institutions

  • Founder of J Aron Petroleum,
    Goldman (USA)
  • Group CEO of County NatWest (UK)

Dana Waldman
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Proven Serial CEO: Over 30 years building and leading international, state-of-the-art technology companies

  • Founder & CEO of numerous telecom businesses, bringing products to market globally
  • Track record of significant investor return and maximizing shareholder value, including turn-arounds
  • Former business unit GM of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Communications Systems
  • International thought leader/lecturer on Leadership and Team Dynamics

Helen Ojha
Founder & Director

Thought leader: Over 30 years of senior management experience and product strategy development

  • Product and solutions development, Cisco (USA)
  • Executive management role at Charles Schwab & Co (USA)
  • Partner at Coopers & Lybrand (USA)

Todd Bennett
Director

Venture Capitalist: Over 20 years experience investing in technology, financial services, and other commodities

  • Executive Director and Investment Board member of AMB Capital Partners
  • Executive Director of AMB Holdings Pty Ltd.
  • Non-executive Director of Coolabah Capital and Cornerstone Health

Cliff Higgerson
Director

Venture Capitalist: Over 35 years experience in research, consulting, planning and venture investing, having backed some of the most success companies in the communications industry, with an emphasis on carrier systems and equipment

  • Venture Partner of Private Equity Investors
  • Ventures, Advisor of Castile Ventures, Venture Partner at Walden International
  • Director of Aviat Networks and Xtera Communications

John Cioffi
Director

Electrical Engineer & Inventor: Over 40 years experience as an electrical engineer, educator, and prolific inventor known for contributions in telecommunication system theory and pioneering research in digital subscriber line (DSL) technology

  • Known as the “Father of DSL”, instrumental in making DSL technology practical
  • Over 400 publications and more than 100 pending or issued patents, many of which are licensed
  • CEO and Chairman of ASSIA

Rod Jones
Director

International Educator: Nearly 50 years experience in educational administration, and senior administration positions with the Australian government and private education sector

  • Co-Founder, Group CEO and Managing Director of Navitas
  • Key contributor to the development of the international education sector both in Australia and oversees

Kemper Shaw
Director

Over 18 years of founding, leading, and working with start-ups. Has lead companies from inception to hundreds of millions in annual revenue

  • Founder and Executive of Marbruck Investments
  • Director of Elefante Group and Advisory Committee member of Morpheus Ventures
  • Successful investor focusing on early stage ventures