We have assembled an experienced team of industry leaders who understand the market place, our customers, and what it takes to operate a successful company.
CEO and President
Dave Maquera brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Clearwire, where he led corporate initiatives that produced strategic partnerships and funding opportunities. Mr. Maquera established Clearwire as a co-founder in the largest global partnership for 4G smartphone/device technology ecosystems in the industry, with a combined wireless customer base of over one billion people. Prior to that, he was Vice President of strategic development for Cricket Communications/Leap Wireless, Inc., where he was instrumental in driving the growth of its broadband wireless market. As an Associate with McKinsey & Company, Mr. Maquera was responsible for strategic analysis and planning for senior management. He also served for ten years in the United States Navy, where he was an aviator and Desert Storm combat veteran, and served as a Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Joint Warfare and Combat Flight Operations. Mr. Maquera holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard.
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Gietzen brings over 15 years of senior-level financial management experience within the technology industry to her position as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mrs. Gietzen was the CFO at Vycera Communications, a $20 million telecommunications company. Mrs. Gietzen has also served as CFO at Communications Telesystems International, a telecom company that went from a start-up to over $100 million dollars in annual revenue during her two-year tenure. Mrs. Gietzen started her professional career in public accounting at Grant Thornton and continues to be a licensed CPA. Mrs. Gietzen graduated Cum Laude from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Engineering & IT
Scott Steele is a technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in world class software and hardware development and is responsible for setting and executing EdgeWave's technology vision. He joins EdgeWave after a stellar career with Motorola (acquired by Google) where he served as Corporate Vice President of Engineering for smartphones, tablets, and computing devices for international markets. In his role at Motorola, Scott was responsible for leading nearly half of Motorola's handset software and hardware engineers, including phone development and Android framework teams, helping Motorola execute global research and development efforts to deliver end-to-end handset solutions for international markets that included Japan, China, Korea, Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada, and Australia - including nearly five years building and managing team in-country in China and Korea. Scott has co-authored six issued patents and has several other patents pending. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President, Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Crowe brings over 20 years of development and management experience to his position leading all technical functions for the company. Mr. Crowe is one of the pioneers of content filtering, having worked in this market since the early 1990's. From 1992-2000, Mr. Crowe was a co-founder of and Vice President of Engineering at Internet Products, then a leading provider of award-winning turnkey Internet servers which was sold to St. Bernard Software in 2001. This acquisition became the technology platform upon which the company's secure web gateway is based.
Vice President, Technical Operations
Mr. Thompson brings 20 years of technical support, customer service and operations management experience to the company. Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Central Services at technology company Mitchell International, where he led the organization to multiple national awards for technical support and service. Mr. Thompson also centralized customer service and order processing operations for catalog sales company Maintenance Warehouse, which was subsequently purchased by The Home Depot. He has held management positions at Continental Airlines, The Automobile Club of Southern California and the Institute for International Research, and has spoken on the topic of technical support operations at numerous industry conferences. He received his degree in education from Loughborough University of Technology in England.
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