|Harvey Mudd College, Master of Engineering|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management|
John is founder and CEO of Shorthand Mobile, a privately held mobile application company providing the first “SMS browser”. He is also a venture partner with iSherpa Capital, a Venture Capital Fund which invests in seed-stage and early-stage companies, with a focus on the Wireless sector and supporting technologies. John has over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry where he has held both operational and strategic roles. Prior joining iSherpa, John was GM of the CDMA Chipset Business Unit of Texas Instrument and was also Distinguished Member of the Technical staff and directed the development of TI’s first WCDMA baseband modem. John joined TI as a result of their $475M acquisition of Dot Wireless in 2000, which John co-founded and was Vice President of Engineering and a member of the board of directors. Prior to Dot Wireless, John was Director of Engineering at NextWave Telecom where he was responsible for CDMA subscriber chipset development and Engineering Manager at QUALCOMM, Inc. where he led the development of QUALCOMM’s proprietary DSP solutions.
In addition to being an investor and advisor for AirHop Communications, John has served on the advsory board for a number of companies including Orca Radio Systems (RFIC design) and TensorComm, Inc. (wireless technology). John holds a Master of Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, has completed the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and currently named inventor on 24 issued and 21 pending patents in the area of wireless communications and systems.