Board of Directors

John E. Major

John E. Major

Chairman of the Board

From August 2000 until January 2003, Major was chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless data access solutions company. Previously, Major was chairman and CEO of Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Prior to joining Wireless Knowledge, Major served as corporate executive vice president of Qualcomm and president of its wireless infrastructure division. For approximately 18 years, he held various executive and leadership positions at Motorola Inc., the last of which was senior vice president and chief technology officer, CTO. He has served on the University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation. He was Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and was Chairman of the University of Illinois at Chicago-Engineering School Advisory Board; he continues to serve on both boards. Major also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of EvoNexus, a nonprofit telecom industry group and incubator and Chairman of the La Jolla Institute, the premier research institute focused on the immune system. Previously, he has served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Science, and the board of the Software Engineering Institute.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Lennox International Inc., Littelfuse Inc., ORBCOMM Inc. and Resonant Inc.  Additionally, he is chairman of the board of Pulse Electronics.  Major received a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Loyola University. Major is a named inventor in 13 U.S. patents.

George Holmes

George Holmes

Chief Executive Officer & Director

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.

Brett Conrad

Brett Conrad

Director

Mr. Conrad is the Managing Member of Longboard Capital Advisors, LLC, a consumer technology-focused investment management firm he founded in 2006. He is also an advisor to Lightyear Leadership, a global leadership and culture consulting and technology firm which he co-founded with his wife, Susanne Conrad as the Conrad Group, Inc. in 1994, and Chairman of imagine1day, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing education, infrastructure and other development assistance in Ethiopia. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Conrad served as President of Lululemon USA Inc. Previously, Mr. Conrad was a founder of several companies, including TwoJet Technology, Inc., a business software company, and Device Manufacturing Corporation, a snowboard bindings manufacturer (acquired by Ride Snowboard Co.). Mr. Conrad holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Mr. Conrad was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his experience building and selling companies, his capital markets expertise, and the valuable perspective he brings to our board as a significant beneficial stockholder of our company.

Janet K. Cooper

Janet K. Cooper

Director

Ms. Cooper has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Ms. Cooper served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc. (now doing business as CenturyLink) from September 2002 to June 2008, and served as Qwest’s Senior Vice President, Finance from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2002, Ms. Cooper was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation (now doing business as Brocade). From 1998 to 2000, she served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., including as Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. From 1978 to 1998, Ms. Cooper served in various capacities with The Quaker Oats Company, including as Vice President, Treasurer and Tax from 1997 to 1998 and Vice President, Treasurer from 1992 to 1997. Ms. Cooper serves on the board of directors of Lennox International Inc. and The Toro Company. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Ms. Cooper received a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Applied Math from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Through her experience in various senior level financial positions with Qwest, McDATA Corporation, US West and Quaker Oats, Ms. Cooper has developed a substantial financial and accounting background and expertise, which she contributes to our board of directors. Ms. Cooper’s financial expertise and acumen in capital markets, audit, tax, accounting, treasury and risk-management matters assists our board in providing oversight to management on these matters. Ms. Cooper’s senior leadership experience also enables her to provide strategic input to our board, in addition to her financial expertise, discipline and oversight.

Michael Fox

Michael Fox

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.

Alan B. Howe

Alan B. Howe

Director

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, MagicJack Vocaltec, WidePoint Corporation, and CafePress, Inc. 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.

Jack H. Jacobs

Jack H. Jacobs

Director

Mr. Jacobs has been an on-air commentator for MSNBC since 2002 and is a principal of The Fitzroy Group, Ltd., a firm that specializes in the development of residential real estate. He has held the McDermott Chair of Politics at West Point since 2005. Mr. Jacobs was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of AutoFinance Group Inc., one of the firms to pioneer the securitization of debt instruments, from 1988 to 1989. The firm was acquired by KeyBank. Previously he was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust Corporation, a diversified financial institution and investment bank. Mr. Jacobs’ military career included two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he was among the most highly decorated soldiers, earning three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat decoration. He retired from active military duty as a Colonel in 1987. Mr. Jacobs has been a member of the board of directors of Paragon Technologies, Inc. since 2012 and a director of Datatrak International, Inc., a technology and services company delivering solutions for the clinical trials industry, since 2016. Mr. Jacobs received a B.A. and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University. Mr. Jacobs was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his public company, corporate governance and leadership experience.
Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs

Director

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.

Jean Rankin

Jean Rankin

Director

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.

Bob Tirva

Bob Tirva

Director

Mr. Tirva currently is the chief financial officer of Intermedia, a leading cloud UCaaS and business application provider, where he is 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.