Laurence C. Seifert
Laurence retired from AT&T Wireless Services in 2001. He held positions including vice president, global manufacturing and engineering; vice president, communications products sourcing and manufacturing, manufacturing research; development vice president; and director of engineering at two of the company's largest, most technologically advanced facilities, the Merrimack Valley Works in North Andover, Massachusetts and the Oklahoma City Works. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Kamyar joined the company’s board in 2004 after becoming president and CEO in 2002. He manages the Airbiquity executive management team, develops the company’s strategy, and sets its direction. A founder and board member of Opanga Inc., Kamyar is also the author of several patents and has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry including senior positions at Netro Corporation, AT&T Wireless Services, and Motorola. He earned a B.S. in computer science from Washington State University.
Steve has held executive positions in telecommunications since the inception of the wireless industry. As vice chairman of Nextlink Communications, he was responsible for developing strategic business opportunities. Prior to joining Nextlink, he was co-CEO of Teledesic, a global broadband satellite venture initiated by Craig McCaw and Bill Gates. Steve has also held senior management positions at McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. and AT&T Wireless Services, including the role of CEO at AT&T Wireless from 1994 to 1997. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and serves on the boards of Nextlink and Teledesic.
C. James Judson
C. James Judson is a senior partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, a Seattle-based law firm with nine offices worldwide. He was vice president and general counsel of Eagle River, Inc., and a member of Eagle River Investments, LLC, a Kirkland-based venture capital fund formed by Craig McCaw to focus on investment opportunities in communications. James graduated from Stanford University, B.A. cum laude in 1966, and Stanford Law School, LLB. 1969, and was executive editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Sami N. Daher
Sami has more than 18 years of experience in investment finance and venture capital. He is currently the Managing Director of V-Cap, an investment advisory firm based in the Middle East. He has held top positions in some of the world's leading financial institutions such as CIBC Oppenheimer and Schroder & Co. A founding partner in three investment firms in the Middle East, Sami holds a diploma from Institut Franco-Americain de Management (IFAM), Paris, France and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jay is the Chief Information Officer for Royal Dutch Shell leading an innovative IT function which delivers secure and reliable IT services and operations to over 94,000 staff in 70 plus countries on a daily basis. His career has spanned IT operations and applications development, and delivering solutions to Shell's downstream and upstream businesses and the functions that support them.