Don Telage – Chairman of the Board
Dr. Telage’s professional career spans 35 years of executive management, venture capital, technical development, and operations in high technology systems, plus several academic positions teaching computer science and mathematics. He is an active board member, advisor, and investor in several technology start-up companies and teaches mathematics at Boston College part-time. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) from 1995 through its 1997 public offering until its purchase by VeriSign in 2001 for $21 billion, a record acquisition price for an Internet company. Earlier positions included Group Senior Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Systems Engineering Manager at GTE Strategic Systems Division where, in both cases, his focus was communications systems design and development. In his 10 years at SAIC, he grew and managed their global communication group. Dr. Telage has a PhD in Mathematics and additional graduate training in Computer Science.
Barak H. Bussel – Board Member
Mr. Bussel serves on the Boards of Ostendo Technologies and On-Ramp Wireless, among others. He also served on the Board of Neven Vision until its acquisition by Google (US: GOOG) in 2006. In 2005, Barak co-headed the Chinese government mandated restructuring group of Greencool/Kelon (HK00921; SZ00092) on behalf of Third Wave. 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 MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Anderson School at UCLA and an MS in Theoretical Physics from the Department of Physics at UCLA, where he was completing his PhD in Quantum Gravity. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvey Mudd College.
David Dull – Board Member
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.
Douglas S. Rasor – Board Member
Mr. Rasor has more than 25 years of experience in the semiconductor business. In his most recent position as VP of Medical Technologies at Texas Instruments (TI), he was responsible for establishing relationships with universities, venture capital investors, and innovative startups in the medical device sector. Previously, Mr. Rasor formed TI’s corporate strategic marketing/business development group, which helped incubate 12 TI business units, supplying chips for everything from digital cameras to broadband IC’s. Today, these businesses account for more than $3B of TI’s revenue. Mr. Rasor had several stints away from TI, among them at Sierra Semiconductor (now PMC Sierra). Before entering the semiconductor business, Mr. Rasor was Director of Engineering at Simutech, a developer for real-time simulation software/hardware for the F16 fighter jet platform. Mr. Rasor obtained his degree in Systems Engineering from Wright State University with postgraduate work in Computer Science.
Babak C. Razi – Board Member
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 (Nasdaq: BRCM) 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 BA degrees in Business Economics and Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Andrew Viterbi – Strategic Advisor
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 organizations highest award.
Thomas McDaniel – Strategic Advisor
Mr. McDaniel is an electric power industry veteran who recently retired from Edison International after 37 years, most recently as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Mr. McDaniel was also Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Edison Mission Energy, an independent power company which developed and owned generating plants both domestically and internationally, as well as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Edison Capital, a provider of capital and financial services supporting the growth of energy and infrastructure projects, products and services. Mr. McDaniel currently serves on the board of directors of Sun Power Corporation.
James Kelly – Strategic Advisor
Mr. Kelly retired from Edison International (EIX) in 2011, after almost 38 years of service with the Company. EIX is the parent company of Southern California Edison, a regulated electric utility, and Edison Mission Group, an independent power company. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kelly was the senior vice president of Transmission & Distribution for Southern California Edison, with responsibility for operations and maintenance of the company’s 50,000-square-mile service area with approximately 4.9 million customer accounts. Mr. Kelly was one of the early pioneers of the Smart Grid, developing a roadmap for a smarter, safer, more reliable and more environmentally responsible electric grid. He pioneered the deployment of synchronous phasor measurement, the Distribution Circuit of the Future, and many other advances in grid sensing, monitoring and control. Among many other awards and honors, Jim was selected as the IEEE’s “Leader in Power” in 2009.
Matt Ocko – Strategic Advisor
Mr. Ocko, Managing Director of Archimedes Capital Management, has twenty five years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive, and venture capitalist, both in the United States and in China. Mr. Ocko holds a BA in Physics from Yale University. Mr. Ocko was a General Partner of VantagePoint Venture Partners and Softbank Technology Ventures (of which he was a founder), as well as a Partner at Helix Investments. Mr. Ocko has been directly involved in building major practices at these firms and in raising over $2 billion in venture capital investments from limited partners. Mr. Ocko has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of the following companies: XenSource (acqd. by Citrix Systems), DataMirror (DMCX), SupportSoft (SPRT), CriticalPath (CPTH), VxTreme (acqd. by Microsoft), Planet U (acqd. by Transora), Zip2 (acqd. by Compaq), Verisign (VRSN), Alantro (acqd. by Texas Instruments), nDSP (acqd. by Pixelworks), Sandcraft (acqd. by Raza Microelectronics), NuCore (acqd. by MediaTek), 3Ware (acqd. by AMCC), Akimbi Systems (acqd. by VMWare), and Prio (acqd. by InfoSpace).