Software tools, IP and licensable blocks that enable innovative filter designs for the mobile industry.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Holmes joined Resonant in 2016. Prior to joining Resonant, Mr. Holmes served as Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo Energy, where he was responsible for expanding the company's demand creation activities. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Holmes worked for Energous, first as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing then as Chief Commercial Officer where he was responsible for securing development and licensing agreements, overseeing IP strategy and process and spearheading regulatory strategy and tactics. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Sales at SolarBridge Technologies, overseeing all sales, business development and sales operations. His prior experience includes senior sales executive roles at Agere Systems (formerly Lucent MicroElectronics), Ortel Corp (acquired by Lucent), Level One Communications and Symmetricom. Mr. Holmes holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound and a Diploma in international business from Nyenrode University, Netherlands.
Lead Independent Director
Mr. Fox has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Park City Capital, LLC, a value-oriented investment management firm he founded in June 2008 and the Co-Founder of Julie’s Real Foods LLC, a Paleo and Gluten-Free food company that he co-founded with his wife, Julie, in December 2015. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Fox worked at J.P. Morgan in New York, most recently as Vice President and Senior Business Services Analyst. As J.P. Morgan’s Senior Business Services Analyst, Mr. Fox headed the firm’s Business Services equity research group from 2005 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005 Mr. Fox was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Leisure equity research group, which was consistently recognized by Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team. Mr. Fox serves on the board of directors of Adcare Health Systems, Inc. Mr. Fox received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University. Mr. Fox’s expertise and background in the financial and equity markets, coupled with Park City Capital’s significant financial stake in our company, will enable him to provide our board of directors and management with valuable perspectives on executing strategies to maximize stockholder value.
Mr. Howe has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2018. Mr. Howe has served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Broadband Initiatives, LLC, a telecommunications consulting firm, since 2002. He served as Vice President of Strategic and Wireless Business Development for Covad Communications, Inc., a national broadband telecommunications company, from 2005 to 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for Teletrac, Inc., a mobile data and location solutions provider, from 1995 to 2011. Previously, he held various executive management positions for Sprint and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Howe is currently a member of the board of directors of Determine, Inc. (formerly Selectica, Inc.), Data I/O Corporation, and WidePoint Corporation. Mr. Howe holds a B.S. in business administration and marketing from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in finance from the Indiana University, Kelley Graduate School of Business. Mr. Howe was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his operational, corporate finance, business development and leadership experience, as well as his in-depth strategic knowledge of the wireless, telecommunications, high technology and software industries.
Mr. Jacobs serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of theMaven, Inc., a business operations platform for professional internet publishers, where he leads its board of directors and oversees its business operations. He also serves as an independent board member at Invoca, Inc., a software company in the call intelligence market. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Jacobs served as President of Services at Kik Interactive, where he led the creation of a developer and advertising ecosystem powered by one of the world’s leading chat and messaging platforms. From 2011 to 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Accuen Inc., the programmatic media buying platform of Omnicom Media Group, and as President of Omnicom Media Group. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Jacobs served as the Senior Vice President of Advertising Products and Global Marketing at Mode Media, where he oversaw all aspects of brand advertising, applications and ad partners as well as global marketing, including brand and agency marketing, corporate communications and research. His prior experience includes serving as Vice President and General Manager of Marketing Technology for Yahoo!, President of X1 Technologies, Inc., and a senior executive of Bigstep, Inc. Mr. Jacobs was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience commercializing technologies.
Ms. Rankin comes to Resonant with over 25 years of relevant governance, compliance and regulatory experience within the semiconductor industry. Ms. Rankin served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for LSI Corporation, a designer of semiconductors and software that accelerated storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks and client computing, from 2007 to May 2014, when LSI was acquired by Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO) (formerly Avago Technologies). Ms. Rankin was a key participant in the strategic process and negotiations resulting in the company's successful sale to Broadcom. Prior to that, Ms. Rankin served as General Counsel for Agere Systems Inc., before it merged with LSI in April 2007. Prior to Agere, Ms. Rankin held several positions of increasing responsibility at Lucent Technologies, Inc. over a five year span, as well as at AT&T for six years. She holds a law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Tirva has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2018. Mr. Tirva was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Intermedia, a leading cloud UCaaS and business application provider from 2016 to 2019, where he was responsible for all of Intermedia’s global financial functions. Prior to Intermedia, he was corporate Controller at Dropbox from 2014 to 2016, where he was responsible for developing the company’s accounting organization. Before Dropbox, he spent nearly 14 years at Broadcom Corporation, where he held a range of finance roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance. He also has career experience with IBM Corporation, Navistar Financial Corporation and Ernst & Young. Mr. Tirva holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Illinois, but is not engaged in public practice. Mr. Tirva was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience as an executive of technology companies and his financial and accounting expertise.