Sue Swenson has several decades of operating experience in wireless telecom, video technologies and digital media, as well as telematics and small business software. Ms. Swenson currently serves on the board of Harmonic, Inc. and chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee. Harmonic, Inc. is the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services enabling media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally.
From August 2012 to August 2018, Ms. Swenson served on the board of the First Responder Network Authority and chaired the board from 2014 to 2018. This independent authority within NTIA/Department of Commerce established a single nationwide public safety broadband network enabling first responders to have voice and data communications across all 56 states, territories and commonwealths.
From October 2015 to June 2017, Ms. Swenson served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Inseego Corp. (previously Novatel Wireless, Inc), a wireless internet solutions and telematics provider, and served as the board chair from April 2014 to June 2017 after joining the board in 2012. From March 2008 to April 2011, Ms. Swenson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sage Software-North America, a division of The Sage Group PLC, a global supplier of business management software and services.
From August 2007 to March 2008, she was Chief Operating Officer at Atrinsic, Inc. a digital content company. Prior to joining Atrinsic, Inc., she served as Chief Operating Officer of Amp’d Mobile, Inc, a mobile virtual network start-up, from 2006 to 2007. Ms. Swenson was the President and Chief Operating Officer of T-Mobile USA from 2004 to 2005 and of Leap Wireless International, Inc. from 1999 to 2004. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cellular One from 1994 to 1999. From 1979 to 1994 she served in various management capacities at Pacific Bell, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of PacTel Cellular and Vice President, Pacific Bell – Northern California Business Unit. Ms. Swenson holds a B.A. in French from San Diego State University.
Ms. Swenson’s Vislink Technologies Board duties also include serving on the Audit, Governance and Nominating Committees.
Carleton M. “Mickey” Miller was named CEO of Vislink Technologies in January, 2020. He has over twenty-five years of experience in creating and building growth businesses in the technology and communications industries. He has a proven track record in delivering results, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, in both growth and turnaround situations. Mickey brings the combination of strategic and organizational ability to lead billion dollar organizations and the entrepreneurial drive and creativity for mid and small cap companies.
As co-founder, CEO and President of BLiNQ Networks he created a new product category of wireless connectivity to address the rapid growth in mobile data traffic. After three accretive funding rounds and success with AT&T, Vodafone and America Movil, BLiNQ was sold to Communications Components Inc. Prior to BLiNQ, Mickey was President, Wireless Network Solutions Group of Andrew Corporation. During his tenure, Andrew Corporation sales more than doubled to $2.2 billion, culminating in the sale of the company for $2.6 billion.
Prior to Andrew, Mickey was part of the team that built and sold Lucent Power Systems to Tyco for $2.5 billion. After the sale he led Tyco Power Systems for four years increasing cash flow by over $100M. Prior to joining Lucent, he held various sales and engineering roles at General Signal and AT&T.
He holds an MBA in finance and marketing from Rockhurst College, completed the Corporate Finance Program at the London Business School, and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri.
George Schmitt has over 45 years of broad telecom experience in wireless and wireline companies. Mr. Schmitt is a Director of MB Technology Holdings, LLC (MBTH). He also serves on the boards of Calient, Secure Alert, Ready Jet Go Airlines, and Teleworx. Mr. Schmitt is an SBIC Director at TeleSoft Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm specializing in early stage, mid stage, late stage, and growth capital.
Mr. Schmitt’s experience includes e.spire Communications, Omnipoint Communications, LHS Group, Objective Systems Integrators, PCS PrimeCo, AirTouch Communications, Mannesmann Mobilfunk (Germany), Pacific Telesis, Pacific Telephone, and AT&T.
Most recently, Mr. Schmitt was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of e.spire Communications, a provider of voice, data and Internet services to markets throughout the U.S. Previously, Mr. Schmitt was President and Director of Omnipoint Communication Services (NASDAQ: OMPT) until VoiceStream’s acquisition of Omnipoint Corporation in 2000. Subsequently, Deutsche Telekom acquired Voicestream to form T-Mobile U.S.
Mr. Schmitt also served as a Director of two telecom software companies: LHS Group (NASDAQ: LHSG), where he was a member of the Audit Committee prior to its acquisition by Sema in 2000, and Objective Systems Integrators (NASDAQ: OSII), where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee. That company was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2000.
Prior to joining Omnipoint, Mr. Schmitt was President and Chief Executive Officer of PCS PrimeCo (now part of Verizon Wireless), a national PCS partnership formed by AirTouch, Bell Atlantic, NYNEX and U.S. West. Mr. Schmitt came to PrimeCo from AirTouch where he was Executive Vice President of International Operations responsible for AirTouch’s operations in its ventures in Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Korea and Thailand.
Prior to PCS PrimeCo, Mr. Schmitt was a member of the board of management of Mannesmann Mobilfunk in Germany, and also headed the company’s technical department. Mr. Schmitt’s department was responsible for the complete development and operation of the D2 network, the first commercial GSM network in the world. Mr. Schmitt also served as the Chairman of the GSM Association, an international organization responsible for overseeing the worldwide implementation of GSM wireless technology.
In 2013, Mr. Schmitt was inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame by the Wireless History Foundation, an organization formed to preserve and promote the history of the wireless industry. The Wireless Hall of Fame Program provides public recognition of outstanding individuals across all segments of the wireless industry. Induction into the Wireless Hall of Fame is one of the industry’s highest honors, acknowledging the leadership, innovation and achievement of each honoree.
Mr. Schmitt received an M.S. in Management from Stanford University, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College
Rick’s merchant banking activities have given him a wide range of international experience, including experience in restructurings, turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions. Together with Roger Branton and Joe Bobier, Rick co-founded Vislink Technologies in August 2002.
Rick is a generalist in a world of specialists. Rick possesses a working knowledge or better in areas such as management, finance, accounting, tax; international dealings, restructurings/turnarounds, business startups, mergers and acquisitions, securities, legal, investment banking, consulting, negotiating and structuring transactions, licensing; regulatory issues, and most importantly risk management. Rick has both international and US-based experience. Rare and uniquely beneficial to an early stage company, he brings this multinational experience, as well as his key international relationships, to Vislink. Rick has been involved in leading the various stages of business, from start-up to private placements, commercialization, IPO and exit.
In 1985, Rick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He trained as a certified public accountant. In late 1991, Rick joined Dominion Group Limited, an investment/merchant bank which specialized in the technology, agriculture, and environmental industries, initially as director of corporate finance. He became CEO where he gained a wide range of both international and US experience, including being involved with a number of businesses in various stages of development, including startups, commercializations and public offerings.
General James T. Conway retired from active duty in 2010 after serving our nation for 40 years. Since then, he has joined and consulted for numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including Textron Inc., Colt Defense and General Dynamics. He also co-chairs the Energy Security Leadership Council (Securing America’s Future Energy), a non-partisan energy policy think tank.
Prior to his retirement, General Conway served as the 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. As Commandant, he served as the senior uniformed Marine responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of over 250,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel throughout the United States and overseas, as well as the management of the $40 billion annual Marine Corps budget.
Prior to becoming Commandant, General Conway served for four years on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Senior Operations Officer in the U.S. military, where he oversaw the war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Conway functioned as a military advisor to the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the President.
During his tenure, the Marine Corps experienced growth of 27,000 additional personnel, undertook major military construction efforts at bases and stations throughout the U.S., and integrated multiple next-generation weapons systems into its inventory. General Conway initiated new programs for the care of wounded warriors and brought Marine Corps family programs onto a war-time footing.
Among his numerous leadership positions, General Conway served as Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, and he was the commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force during two combat tours in Iraq, with 60,000 troops under his command, including Marines, soldiers, sailors, and British forces. He took part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and First Battle of Fallujah.
General Conway graduated with honors from The Basic School, the U.S. Army Infantry Officers Advanced Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air War College. He was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1969. He was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1970.
General Conway serves as Chairman of our Compensation Committee.
Jude Panetta has enjoyed a 30-plus-year career leading technology companies in the telecommunications, satellite, wireless and power industries. He has previously served as: Vice President of Strategy and Technology at Comtech TCS; Vice President of Government Systems at TeleCommunication Systems Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of ASC Signal Corporation; Group President of Andrew Corp.; VP of Operations at Celiant (acquired by Andrew Corp.), VP of Operations at Adtran Corp.; and Director of Operations at Exide Electronics Corporation. During his career, Jude has held a leading role in over a dozen acquisitions and divestitures. He is a Graduate of GE’s Manufacturing Management Program and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Jude also serves as a Lieutenant in the St James, NC Fire Department.
Ralph Faison brings to the Vislink board over 25 years of broad international leadership experience across several technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman of Arlo Technologies, Inc., a home automation company that offers a cloud-based platform with a variety of connected devices. He is also on the boards of the following companies: Wilson Electronics, a global designer and manufacturer of cellular signal boosters, antennas and related components; and GiGA IO Networks, a privately held startup providing breakthrough interconnect performance to cluster-based computing.
Mr. Faison previously served as a Director of Amber Road, Inc., a cloud-based global trade management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, Director of Netgear Corp., Executive Chairman of Blinq Networks, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Electronics Corp., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Andrew Corp., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Celiant Corp., and Vice President—New Ventures Group at Lucent Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining Lucent, Mr. Faison held various executive positions at AT&T, including Vice President and General Manager of AT&T’s Wireless Business Unit and manufacturing Vice President for its consumer products unit in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Faison received an undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and a graduate degree from Stanford University.
Brian Krolicki has devoted much of his professional life to a 24-year public service career in Nevada after having worked in the private banking industry. A graduate of Stanford University, Brian currently serves on multiple corporate and non-profit boards, including Nevada Nanotech Systems. He also manages an advisory firm that provides strategic services to corporate clients.
As Nevada’s 33rd lieutenant governor from 2007-15, Brian served as Chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and worked to aggressively and innovatively promote the state’s domestic and international tourism industries. For six years, Brian Krolicki led Nevada’s strong economic expansion and diversification efforts as Chairman of the Nevada Commission of Economic Development, earning Nevada the reputation as an economic innovator and a preferred location for new and expanding businesses. As lieutenant governor, Brian was also President of the Nevada State Senate. During his tenure as State Treasurer from 1999-2007, Brian became Nevada’s first in such office to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Investment Policy and was honored with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Public Finance. In 2004, Brian earned distinction as the nation’s “Most Outstanding State Treasurer.”
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