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
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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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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
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.
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
J. Carter Beese, Jr.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
George P. Stamas
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
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
Devin N. Wenig
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
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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