Ondas Networks: Leadership

Eric Brock

Chairman and CEO

Eric is our Chairman and CEO and works closely with our management team and partners to drive our customer-focused MC-IoT solutions and ecosystem leveraging our core IEEE 802.16s and FullMAX solutions. He is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of global banking and investing experience. Previously, Eric served as a founding Partner and Portfolio Manager with Clough Capital Partners, a Boston-based investment firm from 2000 to 2017. Prior to Clough, Eric was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. and an accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Boston College.

Stewart Kantor

President, CFO and co-founder

Stewart brings 20 years of experience in the wireless industry to Ondas Networks. His experience includes senior level positions in marketing, finance, and product development at AT&T Wireless, BellSouth International, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Since 2004, Stewart has focused exclusively on the development of private wireless data network technologies for mission-critical industries including electric and water utility, oil & gas, transportation, municipality and defense. Stewart has a BA from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Menashe Shahar

Chief Technology Officer and co-founder

Menashe has over 30 years of telecommunications system development experience including the design and implementation of broadband wireless data systems. He has worked for top tier system integrators and service providers including WorldCom, Nortel, and ADC. Menashe has been awarded multiple patents in the data communications industry, and has been an active participant in major wireless standardization activities including IEEE 802.16. He holds a BSC & MSC in electrical engineering at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Guy Simpson

Chief Operating Officer

Guy brings a diverse set of managerial, operational, and engineering skills to the Ondas team. After graduating with honors in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire (UK), Guy joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a software engineer and was rapidly promoted to technical manager. In 1989, Guy joined Catapult Communications, a leading developer of telecommunications test equipment for the world’s major wireless equipment manufacturers and operators including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, and Nokia Siemens Networks. During his 19-year tenure with Catapult, Guy held a variety of senior positions including Vice President of Applications Engineering and Vice President of Product Development. Guy was part of the executive team that led Catapult to a successful IPO in 1999.

Suresh Palliparambil

Chief Revenue Officer

Suresh is a global sales leader with over 20 years of experience developing international ecosystems for technology companies. Based out of Silicon Valley, Suresh has worked with both startup and high-growth companies, aiding in the development of product lines and building high-performing teams that drive large-scale change and global growth. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and recognized industry leader who has helped with standards development and market adoption in Identification and IoT technologies. Prior to joining ONDAS Networks, Suresh held senior management positions at DHL, Datalogic and NXP Semiconductors. Suresh has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MS in Industrial Management from University of Central Missouri and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University.

Jim Taylor

President, Transportation Business Unit

Jim is an experienced senior executive with over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications, technology, transportation and logistics industries; specializing in IoT solutions and services, operational situational awareness, real-time decision support, asset performance management, and operations optimization. He has a proven track record for driving commercial growth, building and leading high-performance teams, and defining and driving strategic transformations with companies including GE Transportation, CSC (now known as DXC), and Cable & Wireless, as well as several transportation and logistics firms.

Wayne Tatro

Strategic Advisor, Transportation Business Unit

Wayne has over thirty-five years of experience in the transportation industry, holding various leadership positions at Class 1 railroads, including the title of CEO of a leading mission critical software and technology company, and most recently as an industry consultant. Throughout his career, he has led the development, marketing, and implementation of high growth business plans that have leveraged new and emerging technologies to support and enable logistics operations. Wayne has worked with notable companies in the transportation industry including GE Transportation, Boeing and a number of the North American Class I Freight Railroads and Transit Agencies.

Philip Chu

Vice President, Asia

Philip is the Vice President, Asia at Ondas. He manages the company’s strategy and business activities throughout Asia. He brings to Ondas over 25 years of senior management experience in semiconductor and wireless communication systems. Philip has facilitated the launch of communication networks for China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, PCCW, Telecom Malaysia, Indonesia Telecom, AT&T and TimeWarner Cable among others. Most recently, Philip focused on China working with large industrial operators in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Philip has a BS in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a MBA from Santa Clara University.

Kathy Nelson

Director, Technical Product Marketing & Industry Relations

Kathy brings twenty five years of experience as a telecommunications engineer in wireless communications systems in the utility industry. Kathy recently completed serving as Chairwoman of the Board of Utilities Technology Council (UTC) completing a tenure of nearly ten years on UTC’s Board of Directors, including four years as Chair of the Public Policy Division.

Kathy’s career in the utility industry included several wireless telecommunications system deployments of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks and land mobile radio systems. Kathy has received industry leadership awards including Electric Power Research Industry (EPRI)’s Technology Transfer Award for her work on Field Area Networks and the UTC Meehan Award for her contributions to UTC.

Kathy is a P.E. and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

Robert Burchard

Director, Business Development

Robert has more than twenty-five years of experience in the wireless communications industry. Of these twenty-five years, he has fifteen in the development and sales of wireless data networks including senior positions at Pacific Monolithics, Vyyo, Arcadian Networks, and On-Ramp. Robert is an expert in private wireless data networks including hardware and software data communications development for utilities including distribution utilities and the oil & gas industry.