Chairman and CEO
Eric is our Chairman and CEO and works closely with our management team and partners to drive our customer-focused MC-IoT solutions and ecosystem leveraging our core IEEE 802.16s and FullMAX solutions. He is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of global banking and investing experience. Previously, Eric served as a founding Partner and Portfolio Manager with Clough Capital Partners, a Boston-based investment firm from 2000 to 2017. Prior to Clough, Eric was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. and an accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS from Boston College.
CFO, President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director
Stewart brings 20 years of experience in the wireless industry to Ondas Networks. His experience includes senior level positions in marketing, finance, and product development at AT&T Wireless, BellSouth International, and Nokia Siemens Networks. Since 2004, Stewart has focused exclusively on the development of private wireless data network technologies for mission-critical industries including electric and water utility, oil & gas, transportation, municipality and defense. Stewart has a BA from Columbia University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.
Mr. Bushey has been Chief Executive Officer of Sunderland Capital, an investment management firm, since 2015. Prior to founding Sunderland Capital in 2015, Mr. Bushey was a portfolio manager at Blackrock. Previously he worked as an investment banker at Credit Suisse, as a private equity professional at Thayer Capital, and as a hedge fund analyst at Millennium Partners. Mr. Bushey earned a B.S in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. There are no transactions between Mr. Bushey and the Company that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Richard Cohen has been a member of the board of directors of Ondas since April 2016. On September 28, 2018 following the closing of the Acquisition, he was appointed to our board. He has been the President of Richard M Cohen Consultants since 1995, a company providing financial consulting services to both public and private companies. From March 2012 to July 2015, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Chord Advisors, a firm providing outsourced CFO services to both public and private companies. From May 2012 to August 2013, he was the Interim CEO and member of the Board of Directors of CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD). From July 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Cohen was a member of the Audit Committee of Rodman and Renshaw, an investment banking firm. From July 2001 to August 2012, he was a partner with Novation Capital until its sale to a private equity firm. Mr. Cohen holds a BS with honors from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), an MBA from Stanford University and a CPA from New York State. He is considered an expert to Chair the Audit Committee of a publicly traded company. We believe that Mr. Cohen's educational background and financial experience supporting publicly traded companies including as a CEO and Board Member of a public traded company on the New York Stock Exchange makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Derek R. Reisfield
Derek Reisfield has been a member of the board of directors of Ondas since April 2016. On September 28, 2018 following the closing of the Acquisition, he was appointed to our board. Since 2015, Mr. Reisfield has been Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of Wayfare Interactive Technologies, Inc., a company that provides commerce search capabilities to digital publishers and marketers. In 2008, Mr. Reisfield co-founded BBN Networks, LLC, formerly known as BBN Networks, Inc., a digital advertising and marketing solutions company focused on the B2B sector, where he served as Chief Executive Officer until 2014 and as Chairman until 2015. Mr. Reisfield was Executive Vice President of Fliptrack, Inc., a social mobile gaming company, from 2007 to 2008. He was an independent consultant from 2002 to 2007 working with digital startups and large consumer oriented companies facing digital threats and opportunities. He was Co-Founder and Managing Principal of i-Hatch Ventures, LLC from 1999-2001, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Luminant, Inc., a digital financial and business news and information company, from 1999-2000, Co-Founder and Chairman of Marketwatch from 1997-1998, President CBS New Media from 1997-1998, Vice President, Business Development of CBS, 1996-97, Director of Strategic Management CBS and its predecessor Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Inc. 1996-1997. Prior to that, Mr. Reisfield was the Co-Founder of the Media and Telecommunications Practice of Mitchell Madison Group, LLC, a management consultancy and a leader of the Media and Telecommunications practice of McKinsey & Company, Inc. a management consultancy. He has served on several public corporation boards. Mr. Reisfield is a Director of the San Francisco Zoological Society. Mr. Reisfield holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an AM in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications of USC in 1986. We believe Mr. Reisfield's experience in senior leadership positions at both privately held and publicly traded technology companies, including holding board positions in corporate governance, make him a well-qualified candidate to serve on our Board of Directors.
Randall P. Seidl
Mr. Seidl brings 35 years of global go-to-market technology expertise and extensive board experience to Ondas. In October 2020, he founded and continues to serve as CEO of Sales Community, a sales social network with a mission to add value to technology sales professionals. In 2016, he founded and continues to serve as CEO of Top Talent Recruiting, a boutique contingency-based recruiting business. In 2013, he founded and continues to serve as CEO of Revenue Acceleration to help tech companies accelerate revenue growth. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Seidl served as Sr. Vice President/General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s Americas and U.S. Enterprise Group. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Sr. Vice President/General Manager of Sun Microsystems’ North America business and as Vice President/General Manager for its Financial Services Area. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Vice President/General Manager of East Region at StorageTek. From 2003 to 2004, he served as CEO and director at Permabit, from 2000 to 2003 was co-founder and Executive Vice President of GiantLoop, and from 1996 to 1999 was Chairman and CEO of Workgroup Solutions. He began his career at EMC Corporation, holding various positions including Vice President of Open Systems Sales for North America from 1985 to 1996.
Since 2015, Mr. Seidl has served as director of Data Dynamics, a privately-held company, a leader in intelligent file management solutions. Since 2014, he has served as director of Cloudgenera, a privately-held company, a leading supplier of vendor agnostic IT analytics that arm organizations with the business cases needed to optimize technology spend. He previously served as director of Datawatch Corporation (2015-2018, Nasdaq: DWCH, acquired by Altair). He continues to serve on the advisory boards or consults with DataRobot, Trilio, WekalO, ISG, CXO Nexus, EPODIUM, Arxscan, Infinidat, Scality, Corent, Open Legacy, Moveworks, Yellowbrick, Security Scorecard, CaptivateIQ, and Jellyfish. Mr. Seidl is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Mr. Seidl serves as a trustee on Boston College’s Board of Trustees, on the Board of Trustees of St. Sebastian’s School, and is active with other charities.
Richard Silverman has been a member of the board of directors of Ondas since April 2016. On September 28, 2018 following the closing of the Acquisition, he was appointed to our board. Mr. Silverman is a well-recognized and respected professional in the energy industry, in Arizona and on a national level. He is past Chair of the board of directors for the Electric Power Research Institute; past Chair and former steering committee member of the Large Public Power Council; and former executive committee member of the board of directors for the American Public Power Association. Since August 2011, Mr. Silverman has been Of Counsel at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, where he focuses his practice on energy law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Manager of Salt River Project (SRP) from 1994 to 2011. Mr. Silverman holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona and B.A. in Business from the University of Arizona. We believe Mr. Silverman's prior experience as general manager of Salt River Project, one of the nation's largest public power utilities serving approximately 1 million customers in the metropolitan Phoenix area, will help the Company navigate strategic issues in the rapidly changing electric utility industry with specific knowledge of the impact of renewables like solar energy on the electric grid and makes him well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Jaspreet (Jas) Sood
Ms. Sood is a seasoned technology executive with proven expertise across many different corporate functions over her 25-year career in enterprise IT markets. Since 2007, Ms. Sood has held a variety of executive level positions within Hewlett Packard Enterprise (“HPE”) (NYSE: HPE), and its predecessor companies in the areas of sales, business operations, strategy, product GTM, and finance. She currently serves as the North America Sales Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure and Services, and is responsible for business performance related to Servers, Storage, AI-based Supercomputing, and Services.
Ms. Sood holds an MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, she was honored as a “CRN Power 100 Woman of the Channel” and is routinely featured as a guest speaker at various technology industry events.