Federated Wireless is unlocking a spectrum of possibilities, leading the wireless industry through the shared spectrum revolution.
Industry changing, innovative technologies are the heritage of Federated Wireless. Our innovation can be traced back to our founding scientists and their work at the Hume Center, [email protected] at Virginia Tech, and government agencies, such as DoD and DARPA. Dr. Charles Clancy is the co-author of Spectrum Sharing strategy. Dr. Jeff Reed was a member of The United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and was influential in shaping the shared spectrum model adopted by the FCC. Dr. Robert McGwier is one of the foremost leading scientists in telecommunication systems engineering along with Dr. Joe Mitola who laid the foundation for spectrum-sensing cognitive radio.
Our parent company is Allied Minds, who partners with universities and federal research institutions to develop new technologies, bridging the commercial gap by creating businesses based on these technologies.
Federated Wireless is led by CEO Iyad Tarazi and a team of industry veterans who continue to build on this heritage, pioneering new territory in the commercialization of shared spectrum.
Prior to the Sprint-Nextel merger, Iyad led Nextel’s Network Engineering organization, managing network planning, integration performance engineering, testing, and core deployment initiatives. Iyad also held positions with MCI and served as a Board member for CafeX Communications, which specializes in collaborative software development.
Iyad has a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University and a B.S.in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Previously, Kurt served in various engineering roles at the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), NextWave Wireless, LCC International, and Southwestern Bell. He has also served as a technology consultant to wireless network operators, equipment manufacturers, and semiconductor suppliers.
Kurt was a founding member of a publicly traded wireless broadband and multimedia software company and led the acquisition and integration of two wireless infrastructure companies.
Kurt has been active in spectrum development, management, and policy matters throughout his career. He currently serves on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) and has spoken at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) events, among many others.
Kurt received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Sepehr was a founding member of Airvana, a leader in 3G mobile broadband development where he was responsible for all engineering activities for consumer small cell product development. As the founding engineer there, he was initially responsible for radio node software architecture and implantation, and later became Vice President of Engineering for the 3G broadband macro cellular product line built for Nortel & Ericsson and deployed globally. Subsequently, he became Vice President of Engineering for consumer small cell product development. During his tenure, Sepehr expanded the engineering capabilities from a few engineers into a multidisciplinary organization delivering full-featured, complex hardware and software solutions.
Sepehr is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and holds 15 issued patents. He completed his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics.
Prior to joining Meru, Vesuna held executive roles at Motorola and Symbol Technologies, where he was responsible for wireless protocol architecture, joint ventures and acquisitions, OEM, technology partnerships, and the overall direction of the WLAN and VoIP businesses. He co-authored the IEEE 802.11 WLAN protocol and co-founded the Wi-Fi Alliance, where he served on the Board of Directors.
Vesuna has an MSEE from The Pennsylvania State University, and has completed executive education from MIT Sloan and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Vesuna also holds 10 U.S. Patents.
Before joining Federated Wireless, Rajeev served as Head of Product Management of Aruba Networks’ Cloud WiFi business, responsible for the overall business, product positioning, and strategy.
Prior to this, Shah led multiple product lines at Aruba Networks including the industry cloud-enabled virtual branch networking solution. Shah was part of the founding Aruba Networks team that led the enterprise WiFi revolution.
Shah has an Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
Todd has a Masters from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelors from Cleveland State University.
Sal has a B.S. from Robert Morris College and a M.A in Telecommunications from George Mason University.
Most recently, Smith served as Chairman, CEO and President of DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI), a global provider of satellite imagery products and services. Smith started her career as a consultant at Bain & Company, where she rose to become Partner. She subsequently joined Sara Lee as Vice President, and went on to serve as President and CEO of eDial, a VoIP collaboration company, and of SRDS, a business-to-business publishing firm. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Micron Electronics, and co-founded Treacy & Company, a consulting and boutique investment business.
She currently serves as an independent director on the boards of Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) and Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B).
Before joining Allied Minds, Michael was a Partner at DLA Piper and Goodwin Procter. At these firms, Michael acted as outside general counsel to public and private companies, investment banks, and private equity and venture capital firms, with an emphasis on serving the needs of growth companies in the technology and life science sectors, and providing counsel on company formation, equity and debt financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, intellectual-property transactions, executive compensation, employment law, and other operational and transactional matters. Michael is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and New York.
When not at work, Mike is a huge fan of high school, collegiate and professional cross-country and track & field, and tries to spend as much time as possible outside running, hiking, skiing or golfing.