Board of Directors

Robert Donahue // Chief Executive Officer
Robert Donahue, CEO

Robert Donahue joined Anokiwave as Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. He has 30 years of experience in both commercial and military RF-mmW semiconductor industries.

Robert Donahue joined Anokiwave as Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. He has 30 years of experience in both commercial and military RF-mmW semiconductor industries. He has held leadership positions in Research, Product Design & Development, Product and Applications Engineering, Marketing, Product Line Management, Sales and Executive Management. Prior to joining Anokiwave Mr. Donahue was the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI). Prior to joining MTSI, Mr. Donahue was the Chief Strategy Officer of WIN Semiconductor (GreTai: 3105). At WIN Semi Mr. Donahue was promoted successfully from Director, VP, Sr. VP, EVP to CSO almost yearly. Prior to joining WIN Semi Mr. Donahue was Director of Marketing at Hittite Microwave (HITT). Mr. Donahue worked in various Engineering and Engineering Leadership positions for Raytheon and M/A-COM for over 17 years. He received his BSEE from UMASS Lowell, MSEE from UMASS Amherst and an MS in the Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Nitin Jain // Chief Technology Officer, Founder, Chairman of the Board
Nitin Jain, CTO

Dr. Nitin Jain received B.Tech. in Electronics from the IIT, Madras, India in 1986, and MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the RPI, Troy, NY, the USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively. His Ph.D. work focused on control devices and received the MTT-S graduate student fellowship award.

Dr. Nitin Jain received B.Tech. in Electronics from the IIT, Madras, India in 1986, and MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the RPI, Troy, NY, the USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively. His Ph.D. work focused on control devices and received the MTT-S graduate student fellowship award.

Dr. Jain joined MACOM Corporate R&D in 1991 with a focus on electromagnetic (EM) modeling for microwave and millimeter wave circuit design. Among other projects, Dr. Jain was the technical lead of a team that designed the 77GHz automotive radar module for cruise control application. This was widely acclaimed as a great technical achievement and to-date remains a spectacular example of module integration and innovation for industrialization using predictive physical-modeling work.

From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Jain served as Assistant Professor in the ECE department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; and then joined Anokiwave, a company that he founded in San Diego, CA. Under his leadership, Anokiwave designed multiple mm-wave System-on-Chip products for commercial and military markets, including a fully integrated FMCW automotive radar, another mm-wave IC for commercial satellite internet in QFN package, multiple beam forming IC and other highly integrated ICs.

Anokiwave products today serve a broad audience: Aerospace and defense phased arrays, satellite communication, and 5G active antenna - many of which are high volume parts. “Firsts” for the company include first to sell commercially 5G antenna beam forming ICs at 26GHz, 28GHz, and 39GHz, and, teaming with an industry partner, “first” commercial phased arrays at 24 and 28GHz.

Dr. Jain is presently the CTO and Chairman of the Board of Anokiwave and has over 37 publications in international conferences and journals, and more than 35 granted and pending US patents.

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David Corman // Chief Systems Architect
David Corman, Chief Systems Architect

David Corman joined Anokiwave as Chief Systems Architect in April 2013. He has 34 years of experience in RF microwave, millimeter wave, and analog engineering including system design, module design, and RFIC/MMIC design through 94 GHz.

David Corman joined Anokiwave as Chief Systems Architect in April 2013. He has 34 years of experience in RF microwave, millimeter wave, and analog engineering including system design, module design, and RFIC/MMIC design through 94 GHz. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Mr. Corman spent 15 years at Motorola Government Electronics group in Phoenix where he held positions of increasing responsibility on a wide range of military and commercial space programs. He was the architect and lead technologist for the Iridium Block 1 space based K-band and Ka-band electronics suite. Mr. Corman was a co-founder of US Monolithics before its acquisition by ViaSat, Inc. in 2002. His primary focus at Anokiwave is the achievement of higher levels of functional integration by combining system engineering with enabling solid state integrated circuit technologies including GaN, GaAs, SiGe, and CMOS. Mr. Corman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He holds over 50 patents worldwide.

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Wayne Boulais // Board of Directors
Wayne Boulais, Board of Directors

Mr. Boulais has 20 years of venture capital experience and is currently Co-founder and Managing Director of Tensility Venture Partners.

Mr. Boulais has 20 years of venture capital experience and is currently Co-founder and Managing Director of Tensility Venture Partners. He was previously a General Partner at Apex Venture Partners. Select investments include: Anokiwave, Base (acquired by Zendesk), CombineNet (acquired by SciQuest), DIRTT Environmental Solutions [DRT], DocuSign [DOCU], DialogTech, FourKites, Kenna Security and RMI Corporation (acquired by NetLogic Microsystems).

Prior to his investment experience, Mr. Boulais was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) in the communication, information and entertainment practice. He started his career as a product development engineer at Raytheon Corporation developing products for satellite and communications systems.

Mr. Boulais holds a MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a Master and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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Timothy Carey // Board of Directors
Timothy Carey, Board of Directors

W. Timothy Carey has 35 years of experience in the Aerospace & Defense Industry with expertise in business management, manufacturing, design and development, and engineering management.

W. Timothy Carey has 35 years of experience in the Aerospace & Defense Industry with expertise in business management, manufacturing, design and development, and engineering management. From 2008 through 2012 he was Vice President Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance at Raytheon Company where he was responsible for a 2B dollar business unit providing advanced sensor systems to USG, domestic and international customers. Prior to that he served as Vice President, Deputy Missile Defense, Vice President Integrated Air Defense, Vice President Patriot Programs and Director of Advanced Development Programs. He has broad experience in microwave and radar systems. He received his BS in Physics from the University of Lowell and his MS in Engineering from Northeastern University. He has published several papers on phased array antenna design. In 1988 he was awarded the IEEE Radar Panel award for his contributions to phased array antenna technology. Since retiring from Raytheon, he has been advising small companies and teaching. In addition to Anokiwave, he is a founding partner of OO/KOO/RAHN, a start-up company in Los Angeles providing services to the fashion industry. He is a member of the board of directors of the Associates of the Boston Public Library, an organization dedicated to conservation and digitization of the library’s rare book collections. He is affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Mathematics Association of America, and the Academy of American Poets.

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JP Carney // Board of Directors
JP Carney, Board of Directors

CEO and founder of Revolabs, JP Carney has more than 25 years of experience in wireless technologies.

CEO and founder of Revolabs, JP Carney has more than 25 years of experience in wireless technologies. JP has successfully founded, funded, led, grew and sold Revolabs with fantastic returns for the investors. Previously, he has held key positions at companies such as Raytheon, M/A-Com, and Analog Devices. One of his many accomplishments at Analog Devices includes growing an RF product line focused on the cellular market from $800,000 in revenue to more than $30 million in three years. In addition, Carney developed the company’s strategy for the development and implementation of IP in the open ISM bands that include wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

Carney holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, as well as an MBA from Babson College.

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Christopher F. Davis // Board of Directors
Christopher F. Davis, Board of Directors

Mr. Davis has over 20 years of professional experience in the investment banking, private equity and venture capital industries.

Mr. Davis has over 20 years of professional experience in the investment banking, private equity and venture capital industries.He began his career as a systems analyst in the Zurich and Singapore offices of Credit Suisse First Boston working on the development, implementation and maintenance of global accounting, credit risk management, and trade settlement information systems. Mr. Davis then transitioned into a financial advisory roll serving in the High Yield Origination Group of TD Securities’ New York office where he worked on various leveraged finance transactions in the energy, auto parts, media and paper sectors. Since March 2003, Mr. Davis has been investing in innovative technology companies through the venture capital and private equity operations of the Gefinor Group.

Mr. Davis received his MBA in the Financial Engineering track of the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. and Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Information Systems from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. In addition to Anokiwave he currently serves as a board member of SciAps and SocialFlow and is a board observer of PeerNova, Calient, Rheonix and Knoa. Prior to exit, Mr. Davis was a board observer of BinOptics and GridApp.

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