Jim K. Sims
James K. Sims has served as our chairman of the board of directors since November 2003 and as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2019. Mr. Sims previously served as our interim Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to March 2019 and as our Executive Chairman from October 2018 to March 2019. Mr. Sims has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GEN3 Partners, a consulting company that specializes in science-based technology development, since 1999, and as Managing Partner of its affiliated private equity investment fund, GEN3 Capital, LLP, since 2005. In 2017, Mr. Sims was the founding partner of Silicon Valley Data Capital. Mr. Sims founded Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS) in 2012 where he is currently the Chairman. Mr. Sims also founded Cambridge Technology Partners in 1991 where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Cambridge Technology Partners, Mr. Sims also founded Concurrent Computer Corporation. Mr. Sims currently serves on the board of directors of various private companies including EPAY Systems, Inc., where he is currently the Chairman of the Board, Connections 365, Inc. and Bright Volt, Inc. and has previously served on the board of directors of public companies including Cambridge Technology Partners, RSA Security, Inc., where he was the Chairman, and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Sims’ extensive experience as a director of numerous public and private companies, as well as his extensive experience as a founder and venture capital investor in the technology industry, contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jacob Suen, President and Chief Executive Officer, served as Airgain’s President since January 2019, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. He brings over 20 years of domestic and international business development and management experience to Airgain and is responsible for strategic direction at the company. Previously, Mr. Suen served numerous management positions as Director of Business Development, OEM/ODM Manager, and Regional Network Consultant for Paradyne Corporation, formerly a part of AT&T and a supplier of network equipment worldwide. While at Paradyne, Mr. Suen was responsible for reducing overall cost and improved time to market in various product lines through the ODM/OEM initiative and successfully established its very first subsidiary in China. Mr. Suen has also held various product development and engineering positions at GVN Technologies and Motorola. Mr. Suen received his M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, Masters of Electrical Engineering and Management from the University of South Florida, and B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
Kiva A. Allgood
Kiva A. Allgood has served on our board of directors since July 2021. Ms. Allgood most recently served as Global Head of IoT and Automotive for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), a global provider of communications technology. Prior, she served as Chief Commercial Development Officer, GE Business Innovations and as Managing Director, GE Ventures for GE Ventures and Business Innovation, a corporate venture company and innovation group of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Ms. Allgood also served as President, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions and Vice President, New Business Development for Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a global provider of foundational technologies and products used in mobile devices and other wireless products. Ms. Allgood currently serves on the board of Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA).
Ms. Allgood has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
TJ Chung has served on our board of directors since October 2018. Mr. Chung is currently a Senior Partner at Core Industrial Partners LLC, a private equity firm investing in North American lower middle-market industrial and manufacturing businesses, a position he has held since July 2017. From January 2013 until his retirement in May 2016, Mr. Chung served as Chief Executive Officer of Teletrac Navman, a leading global Saas provider of commercial telematics solutions. From July 2007 to December 2012, Mr. Chung was Chief Executive Officer of Navman Wireless. Previously, Mr. Chung served as President of the New Technologies Division of Brunswick Corporation from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that he served as Chief Strategy Officer of Brunswick Corporation and Senior Vice President of Brunswick Corporation’s Mercury Marine Division. Before joining Brunswick Corporation, Mr. Chung was an executive at Emerson Electric. Mr. Chung currently serves on the board of directors of Littelfuse, Inc. and the board of directors of MCBC Holdings, Inc. Mr. Chung earned his bachelor’s degree in science, electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a MS in computer science from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Chung’s extensive experience as an operating executive in the telecommunication, wireless, and technology industries, contributed to our board of directors conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.
Joan Gillman has served on our board of directors since November 2016. Ms. Gillman has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable Media from September 2006 to June 2016. She first joined Time Warner Cable as a new product and marketing consultant in January 2004 and served from May 2005 to September 2006 as Vice President of Interactive TV and Advanced Advertising. Prior to Time Warner Cable Ms. Gillman served in senior executive roles at OpenTV Corporation, British Interactive Broadcasting Holdings Limited and Physicians’ Online Inc. She has also held two of the top senior roles in the Office of U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, State Director and Legislative Director. Ms. Gillman currently serves on the board of directors of Centrica PLC, InterDigital (IDCC) and The Jesuit Volunteer Corp. She has previously served on the board of directors of various private companies, industry associations, and not-for-profits, including the College of the Holy Cross, The CityParks Foundation, National Cable Communications (NCC) LLC and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Ms. Gillman’s extensive experience as an operating executive in the cable and technology industries, as well as her service as a director of numerous public and private companies, contributed to our board of directors conclusion that she should serve as a director of our company.
Thomas A. Munro
Thomas A. Munro has served on our board of directors since 2004. Mr. Munro was the Chief Executive Officer of Verimatrix, Inc., an internet security technology company, a position he has held from April 2005 to March 2019. Prior to Verimatrix Mr. Munro was the President of Wireless Facilities from 2001 to 2003 and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2001. Previously he was the Chief Financial Officer of Precision Digital Images from 1994 to 1995 and MetLife Capital Corporation from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Munro currently serves on the boards of directors of private companies BandwidthX, Inc. and Shadowbox, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of private companies Kineticom, Inc. and CommNexus. Mr. Munro holds a BA in business and an MBA from the University of Washington. Mr. Munro’s extensive knowledge of our business and history and experience in the wireless technology industry contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.
Arthur M. Toscanini
Arthur M. Toscanini has served on our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Toscanini is the Chief Financial Officer of GEN3 Partners, a position he has held since 2000. Prior to GEN3 Partners, he was with Cambridge Technology Partners from 1991 to 2000, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Toscanini also served as Vice President and Controller of Concurrent Computer Corporation from 1986 to 1991. Prior to Concurrent Computer Corporation, he worked at Perkin-Elmer Data Systems Group. Mr. Toscanini currently serves on the board of directors of EPAY Systems. He holds a B.A. in accounting from Pace University and an M.A. in management from Monmouth University. Mr. Toscanini’s extensive knowledge of our business and experience as a chief financial officer contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.