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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 business transformations.

Martin (Marty) H. Singer, Ph.D.

Chairman & CEO

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Dr. Singer has served as PCTEL's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since October 2001. From February 2001 until October 2001, he served as the Company's non-executive Chairman of the Board, and he has been a director of the company since August 1999. From December 1997 to August 2000, Dr. Singer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SAFCO Technologies, Inc., a wireless communications company acquired by Agilent Technologies in August, 2000. Prior to SAFCO Technologies, Dr. Singer served as Vice President within the Cellular Infrastructure Group of Motorola, a communications equipment company. He also held senior management and technical positions at Tellabs, AT&T, and Bell Labs.

Dr. Singer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Vanderbilt University. He served on the Standing Advisory Group for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and on the Board of Directors of Westell Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of broadband products, gateways, and conferencing services, and was Chair of Westell's Compensation Committee. In 2006, Dr. Singer was appointed to the Board of Directors of ISCO International, a provider of spectrum conditioning solutions to wireless and cellular providers worldwide, where he also chaired the Compensation Committee until he left the board in 2007. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Multiband Corporation, and served as Chair of the Compensation Committee until the sale of Multiband in 2013. Dr. Singer is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and now serves on the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering's Advisory Board. Dr. Singer has nine patents in telecommunications, and he has written several essays on the telecommunications industry. He provides expertise in business strategy, intellectual propery, strategic alliances, and communications technology.

John Schoen

Senior Vice President & CFO

John was a 19 year Motorola veteran with broad experience in Intellectual Property licensing, management of international manufacturing operations, and traditional controller responsibilities. John served as controller of Motorola's fixed wireless division and helped managed its growth to a $250 million operation. He held the COO and CFO positions at SAFCO Technologies during its growth from a $18 to $42 million operation and managed the transition of SAFCO to Agilent Technology's ownership. John has served as PCTEL's COO and CFO since November, 2001 and successfully restructured the company's IT, inventory and forecasting processes while executing the company's transition to wireless. John is a CPA and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP. He received his BS in Accounting from DePaul University.

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 an MBA 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, Global Sales

Jeff has performed a number of roles at PCTEL since November 2001. Recently, Jeff was responsible for global sales for Connected Solutions. Prior to that Jeff was responsible for PCTEL's antenna business. Jeff has previously been responsible for PCTEL's 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. Jeff managed large software projects in the areas of cellular switching and network management systems. After leaving Motorola, Jeff ran a successful consulting practice concentrating on requirements development and implementation for Intelligent Networking solutions and large-scale Network Management applications. Jeff left his consulting career to lead SAFCO Technologies Test and Measurement group for three years before its acquisition by Agilent Technologies. Jeff earned his BS in Computer Science from University of Illinois.

David Neumann

Senior Vice President and General Manager, RF Solutions

David is currently responsible for PCTEL’s RF Solutions business, which includes the scanning receiver product lines, engineering services, and network analytics. 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.

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 B.A. in Political Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison and a J.D. 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 MBA from St. John’s University in Staten Island, New York. Les is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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