|Rutgers University, Bachelors of Arts|
|Harvard Business School, Certificate||2006|
|Private Equity & Venture Capital Program|
|MIT Sloan School of Management, Certificate||2007|
|Innovation & Strategy Program|
|New York University||1987|
Roman Kikta is a wireless industry pioneer, venture capitalist, seasoned entrepreneur and author with over 25 years wireless industry experience. Roman is the Managing Partner and co-founder of venture capital firms- Genesis Campus and Mobility Ventures. He has held senior positions in strategic planning, corporate and business development, marketing, sales and product development & program management helping to build leading wireless industry companies including: Nokia, Panasonic, GoldStar (LG), and OKI. He is also a co-founder of Global Wireless Holdings (GWH), E-Life, Inc., SpeedLink Communications, ChangeAgent Media, ThoughtLeader.net,
Roman is well traveled and an authority on market trends and the role of technologies on society from anthropological, sociological and psychological perspectives. He has exceptional insight, foresight and understanding of opportunities provided by existing and future wireless communications, Internet and related technologies and businesses. Roman was instrumental in building business units and divisions, brands, market development and channel/distribution development of cellular communications. His corporate track-record includes pioneering several cellular industry firsts including: pay-phones, in-building and PBX systems, voice recognition dialers, Smartphone, and several generations of mobile phones and the launch of analog (cellular) and digital (PCS) in the U.S.
As a venture capitalist, Roman has a demonstrable track record in fund formation and management, and identifying, attracting, evaluating and advising portfolio companies. He works closely with entrepreneurs, providing the experience, global perspective, and extensive networks of relationships thereby increasing the probability of success. His notable technology investments include Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel), Arrowping (acquired by XinWei), Alereon, InnerWireless,
Roman has written numerous articles and has co-authored four books published by McGraw-Hill on communications technologies including: “Wireless Internet Crash Course”, “3G Wireless Demystified”, “Delivering xDSL”, and “CDMA IS-95 for Cellular & PCS: Technology, Economics & Services” and he is also a contributing editor at Mobile Video magazine, The Animated Telecom Dictionary, NowPublic.com, and ThoughtLeader.net. He is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America and was named a 2001 High Tech All-Star.
Roman serves on the Board of Directors or Advisors of AgileMesh, @Auction, ChangeAgent Media, Hunome Pty, Magnolia Broadband, Inner Wireless, ThoughtLeader Network, Texas Chapter of the AEA Texas (American Electronics Association), Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management - Executive Education and a Charter Member of TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs). Roman has a B.A. degree from Rutgers University; he is a graduate of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Program at the Harvard Business School; The Strategy & Innovation Program at MIT Sloan School of Management. Roman is a sought after speaker on future wireless technologies, innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital issues in the United States and internationally and serves as a guest lecturer at the Entrepreneurial Finance course at The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management.