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Management Team

 
PCTEL Management is comprised of executives with decades of experience in the wireless communications industry and a track record of leading successful businesses.

David Neumann

CEO

David Neumann

David Neumann has served as PCTEL's Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. From 2013 to 2016, David was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for PCTEL’s RF Solutions business, which includes test and measurement tools and network engineering services. Previously, as PCTEL’s Global Vice President of Sales, David expanded PCTEL’s scanner business in China, managed the engineering services business and added key OEM sales channels. Before joining PCTEL, David held several senior sales and marketing roles in the wireless test and measurement industry, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SAFCO Technologies, which was later acquired by Agilent Technologies. David has also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at X-TEL Communications, Inc., which was an OEM for PCTEL, and as Director of Market Development at Acterna, which was acquired by JDSU. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John Schoen

Senior Vice President & CFO

John Schoen has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PCTEL, Inc. since 2001. His career started at Ernst & Young where he worked in public accounting for three years. He then joined Motorola and held a number of financial and operating management positions over a 19 year career across corporate operations as well as the mobile radio and cellular infrastructure businesses. From there he joined SAFCO Technologies, Inc., a wireless test and measurement company serving the cellular industry, as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for two years before making the transition to PCTEL. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rishi Bharadwaj

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connected Solutions

Rishi most recently served as PCTEL's Vice President of Global Sales for the company's antenna product line. Previously, he led the company's patent licensing efforts, strategic development, and product management. Prior to PCTEL, Rishi held several RF and software engineering roles, developing data collection and data analytics tools for the cellular industry at Safco Technologies and then at Agilent, which acquired SAFCO. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He holds a patent for measuring data quality in wireless communication networks.

Jeff Miller

Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions

Jeff is responsible for driving strategy, development, and business results for the company's engineering services and RF (radio frequency) test and measurement tools, including the company's industry-leading RF scanning receivers and receiver-based solutions. Jeff joined PCTEL in 2001 as Vice President of Engineering for the PCTEL modem business. Since then, he has been responsible for the company's antenna business, global sales, business development, and licensing programs as well as leading engineering and development activities. Jeff started his career at Motorola and spent 14 years at Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group in a number of technical and management roles. He was instrumental in the development and deployment of early cellular trial and commercial networks. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Shelley Bacastow

Vice President and General Counsel

Shelley joined PCTEL’s Legal Department in 2003 and has most recently served as PCTEL’s Assistant General Counsel. Shelley began her career at the Chicago-based law firm Chapman and Cutler where she focused on finance for 11 years. After one year handling primarily commercial matters at MCI Telecommunications, Inc., Shelley joined the Law Department at Motorola, Inc., where she initially supported the Cellular Infrastructure Group and subsequently became the head of the Law Department’s Global Finance Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School.

Les Sgnilek

Vice President, Corporate Resources and Chief Risk Officer

Les currently leads both Human Resources and Risk Management. Les joined PCTEL in 2001 in Corporate Treasury and has also led Information Technology, Oracle ERP Implementation, and M&A activity. Les started his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton, and held subsequent positions at Sea-Land Corporation as Assistant Treasurer, Trafalgar House Services as Corporate Treasurer, and at Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company as Corporate Treasurer, Les holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Baruch College, and an Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University in Staten Island, New York. Les is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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