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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Name

Position

David S. Oros Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
George M. Davis Vice Chairman and President
Brian W. Keane Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
David C. Reymann Chief Financial Officer
E. Wayne Jackson III Managing Director of Aether Capital
Dale R. Shelton Chief Technology Officer
Larry Roshfeld Senior Vice President, Software Products
Steve Brown Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Thomas McDonough Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Mitch I. Selbiger Senior Vice President, Marketing
J. Carter Beese, Jr. Director
Frank A. Bonsal, Jr. Director
Mark D. Ein Director
Rahul C. Prakash Director
Janice M. Roberts Director
Dr. Rajendra Singh   Director
George P. Stamas Director
Robin T. Vasan Director
Devin N. Wenig Director
Thomas E. Wheeler Director



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David S. Oros
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David S. Oros founded Aether in 1996 and has been our chairman and chief executive officer since Aether's inception. Mr. Oros also serves on the board of directors of OmniSky. From 1994 until 1996, Mr. Oros was president of NexGen Technologies, L.L.C., a wireless software development company that contributed all of its assets to Aether. From 1992 until 1994, he was president of the Wireless Data Group at Westinghouse Electric. Prior to that, Mr. Oros spent from 1982 until 1992 at Westinghouse Electric directing internal research and managing large programs in advanced airborne radar design and development. Mr. Oros received a B.S. in mathematics and physics from the University of Maryland and holds a U.S. patent for a multi-function radar system.

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George M. Davis
Vice Chairman and President

George M. Davis was appointed Vice Chairman and President of Aether Systems Inc. in September 2000.  Before this appointment, Mr. Davis served as president of Aether's Enterprise Solutions and Services group, and chief operating officer. He joined us in September 1996 as vice president, business development to lead initiatives required to launch, maintain and develop business opportunities for our services. From September 1994 until September 1996, Mr. Davis was director of enterprise management systems at Northrop Grumman Corp. Prior to that time, Mr. Davis spent more than 14 years at Westinghouse Electric where he managed advanced military electronic development and production projects. He received a B.S. in business and economics from Bethany College.

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Brian W. Keane
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Brian W. Keane was appointed Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, in September 2000. Before this appointment, Mr. Keane served as senior vice president, business affairs since joining us in August 1999. Mr. Keane is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and new strategic business initiatives. From February 1998 until August 1999, Mr. Keane was chief financial officer for Management Information Consulting, Inc., a technology consulting company. Prior to that, Mr. Keane spent ten years as an investment banker with Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Keane received a B.A. in history and mathematics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 

David C. Reymann
Chief Financial Officer

David C. Reymann has served as our chief financial officer since joining us in June 1998. Mr. Reymann is also responsible for our treasury management services, investor relations and human resources. Before joining us, Mr. Reymann was director of finance and accounting for The Sweetheart Cup Company from June 1996 until May 1998, where he managed the financial analysis department and the accounting operations for 11 North American manufacturing plants. Prior to that, Mr. Reymann spent 12 years with Procter & Gamble serving in several key finance, accounting and operations positions. Prior to that, Mr. Reymann spent five years at Ernst & Young where he most recently specialized in emerging growth companies. Mr. Reymann received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Baltimore and is a certified public accountant.

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E. Wayne Jackson III
Managing Director of Aether Capital

E. Wayne Jackson III became Managing Director of Aether Capital in September 2000. From March 2000 to the present, Mr. Jackson served as president of our Software Products group, after the completion of the acquisition of Riverbed Technologies. Since October 1998, Mr. Jackson has served as the president and chief executive officer and a director of Riverbed, which he co-founded with Mr. Rensin. From September 1994 until October 1997, Mr.Jackson served as director of the emerging technologies division of Noblestar Systems Corp. Riverbed was created by Noblestar in 1998. He received a B.S. in business administration, finance, from James Madison University.



Dale R. Shelton
Chief Technology Officer

Dale R. Shelton has served as our chief technology officer since February 2000. From June 1996 to February 2000, he served as our senior vice president, engineering, during which time he directed the development of AIM and our wireless data services. From January 1994 until June 1996, Mr. Shelton served as the systems development leader for flash-flood prediction systems at the National Weather Service. From June 1992 until January 1994, Mr. Shelton was principal engineer for ARINC, Inc., where he led the development of aviation tracking and maintenance systems. He received a B.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland.

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Larry Roshfeld
Senior Vice President, Software Products

Larry Roshfeld is Senior Vice President of Aether's software products division where he oversees product development, product management and product marketing for the division’s ScoutWare™ product line. Roshfeld brings over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing application software products for global markets. Roshfeld's professional experience includes personal productivity applications and mission-critical enterprise solutions, as well as Internet and mobile applications. As a pioneer in a number of new technologies, Roshfeld developed a strong presence in the software industry and is a recognized presenter at industry conferences and events. Previously, Roshfeld was vice president of product development at Manugistics. In addition, he served in a number of key roles at Lotus Development Corporation including director of Lotus 1-2-3, general manager of SmartSuite and general manager of eSuite and Internet Applications. Roshfeld holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Clark University and a Master's degree in Consulting Psychology from Harvard University.

 

Steve Brown
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Steve Brown is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Aether. In this strategic role, Brown’s responsibilities include building corporate relationships and strategic industry alliances. Previously, Brown served as the director of business development at 3Com Corporation's Palm Computing division. In this position, he created Palm Computing’s business development organization and charter strategy, which initiated the OEM business model, royalty-based licensing business and strategic alliances program. Brown began his career at Apple Computing in 1986 and has since gained extensive business development experience working with high-tech companies such as Motorola. Brown holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 



Thomas McDonough
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Tom McDonough is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Aether. He is responsible for developing and executing Aether’s domestic and international sales strategy as well as managing the company’s worldwide sales operations. He is also responsible for achieving all company revenue and market share objectives. Prior to Aether, McDonough spent six years with AXENT Technologies, Inc., an Internet security company where he was the Vice President of North American Sales. AXENT was a venture-backed startup founded in 1994. McDonough was responsible for developing and executing the company’s North American sales strategy. The company’s rapid growth led to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April of 1996. McDonough managed both the direct and indirect sales organization as well the company’s pre-sales organization. He played a key role in integrating the sales forces of numerous acquisitions made by the company. Previously, McDonough held various sales, sales management and business development positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and UNISYS Corporation. He has over 22 years of experience in the information technology industry. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Mitch I. Selbiger
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Mitch I. Selbiger has served as our senior vice president, marketing since January 2000. Mr. Selbiger is responsible for our advertising, branding, marketing and public relations activities. From March 1999 until January 2000, Mr. Selbiger served as vice president of marketing for OTG Software. Prior to that, from July 1998 until March 1999, he served as vice president of marketing for NetFactory. From August 1997 to July 1998, he served as director of eastern area marketing for Netscape Communications, Inc. 1995 to 1997, he served as director of government marketing for Sybase, Inc. Mr. Selbiger received a B.S. in business administration from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.


J. Carter Beese, Jr.
Director

J. Carter Beese, Jr. was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since July 1998, Mr. Beese has served as president of Riggs Capital Partners, a division of Riggs National Corp., where he oversees a $100 million venture capital fund. From September 1997 until July 1998, he served as vice chairman of the Global Banking Group of BT Alex. Brown. Prior to the merger of Bankers Trust and Alex. Brown, Mr. Beese was chairman of Alex. Brown International from November 1994 until September 1997. From February 1992 until November 1994, Mr. Beese served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Beese serves as a senior advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a non-partisan public policy think tank and is involved in the World Economic Forum. He serves as a director on the boards of China.com; Internet Securities, Inc., a company majority owned by Euromoney Institutional Investor, Inc.; and Natural Solutions, Inc. Mr. Beese received a B.S. in economics and political science from Rollins College.


Frank A. Bonsal, Jr.
Director

Frank A. Bonsal, Jr. was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since 1978, Mr. Bonsal has been a founding partner of New Enterprise Associates, one of the largest venture capital firms in the United States. Mr. Bonsal has focused on the development of early stage companies. He currently serves as a director on the boards of CARS, Inc., CORVIS Corp., Entevo Corp., Explore, Inc., GeneScreen, Inc. and Healthy Pet Inc. In addition, he is a special limited partner of Amadeus Capital Partners, Boulder Venture, Novak Biddle, Trellis Ventures and Windward Ventures. Mr. Bonsal received a B.A. in economics from Princeton University.


Mark D. Ein
Director

Mark D. Ein was a co-founder of Aether, and was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Mr. Ein is the founder and chief executive officer of Venturehouse Group, a holding company that was established in September 1999 to create, invest in and acquire technology and telecommunications companies. From 1992 until September 1999, Mr. Ein was a principal with The Carlyle Group, where he was responsible for many of its telecommunications investment activities. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Ein was an associate with Brentwood Associates, where he worked on leveraged buyout and venture capital investments. Prior to joining Brentwood Associates, he was an analyst in the real estate department of Goldman, Sachs and Co. Mr. Ein currently serves as a director on the boards of LCC International, Inc. and several private companies. Mr. Ein received a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Rahul C. Prakash
Director

Rahul C. Prakash was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since January 1997, Mr. Prakash has served as president of Telcom Ventures, L.L.C., a wireless communications investment company. From January 1994 until December 1996, Mr. Prakash served as vice president, business development of Telcom Ventures. Prior to that time, he served as a director of business development at LCC International, Inc., a worldwide provider of wireless engineering and design services. From 1993 until 1994, Mr. Prakash was the director of business development for Telemate, a joint venture he helped establish between LCC and France Telecom. Mr. Prakash is also a director of several private telecommunications companies controlled by Telcom Ventures. He received an M.B.A. in international finance from American University and an M.B.A. from the University of New Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies.


Janice M. Roberts
Director

Janice M. Roberts was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since September 1992, Ms. Roberts has served as senior vice president of global marketing and business development for 3Com. She is also president of 3Com Ventures, a corporate investment fund, and a director of OmniSky. From January 1992 until September 1992, Ms. Roberts served as vice president and general manager for 3Com's enterprise networking division. From 1989 until January 1992, Ms. Roberts was with BICC Communications where she held several positions, including most recently, president and managing director of its worldwide data networking business. Previously, she held a number of senior international marketing, sales and business development positions in engineering, electronics and communications-based companies. She holds an Honors degree in economics and business from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


Dr. Rajendra Singh
Director

Dr. Rajendra Singh was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since December 1993, Dr. Singh has served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Telcom Ventures, L.L.C. From 1983 until June 1996, Dr. Singh served as chairman of the board of directors of LCC International, Inc., which he co-founded with his wife in 1983. Dr. Singh has played an instrumental role in the cellular industry by developing key standards used today in wireless system design and methodology. Dr. Singh is a member of the board of directors of Teligent, Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University.


George P. Stamas
Director

George P. Stamas was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since January 2000, Mr. Stamas has served as a Vice Chair of DeutscheBanc Alex. Brown. From April 1996 until December 1999, Mr. Stamas was a partner with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and now serves as a consultant to Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. From 1983 until April 1996, Mr. Stamas was a partner at Piper & Marbury L.L.P. Mr. Stamas is counsel to, and a limited partner of, the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Mr. Stamas also serves on the board of directors of FTI Consulting, Inc., a provider of litigation support services, and Luminant Worldwide Corporation, a provider of Internet consulting services. He received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from University of Maryland Law School. 


Robin T. Vasan
Director

Robin T. Vasan will be appointed as a director of Aether immediately after completion of the acquisition of Riverbed. Since June 1998, Mr. Vasan has been a general partner of Mayfield Fund, a venture capital fund. From June 1994 until February 1997, he served as vice president, core technology of Risk Management Solutions, an insurance software company. In 1997 and 1998, he attended Harvard Business School. He received a B.A.S. in industrial engineering and economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Vasan is a member of the board of directors of WebMethods, Inc., a business-to-business infrastructure software and service company.


Devin N. Wenig
Director

Devin N. Wenig was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. In April 1994, Mr. Wenig joined Reuters America, Inc. and was promoted to managing director of marketing in February 2000, where he is responsible for marketing, product development, electronic commerce and commercial policy for Reuters's information businesses in the Americas. Mr. Wenig serves as a director on the boards of Loan Pricing Corp., Intralinks, Inc., FreeEdgar.com and Multex.com. He received a B.S. from Union College and a J.D. from Columbia University.


Thomas E. Wheeler
Director

Thomas E. Wheeler was elected a director of Aether on October 20, 1999. Since 1992, Mr. Wheeler has served as president and chief executive officer of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. In 1994, Mr. Wheeler was appointed by President Clinton to a six-year term as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Wheeler is a director on the boards of the Public Broadcasting System and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. He received a B.S. in business administration from Ohio State University.


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