Board of Directors

Steve Wulchin

Steve Wulchin
Chairman of the Board

Co-founder and former CEO of FreeWave Technologies, Mr. Wulchin now serves the company as Chairman of the Board. An accomplished industry leader, his commitment to and passion for both the wireless industry and FreeWave’s evolution into an intelligent edge solutions provider played a pivotal role in attracting and recruiting high caliber talent for FreeWave’s newly appointed Board of Directors.

Nazila Alasti

Nazila Alasti

A visionary technology executive, Ms. Alasti has built an accomplished career with startups to Fortune 100 publicly-traded companies. Analytical and creative, she is a serial entrepreneur that orchestrated three successful market exits and has raised over $50M in capital.

The Founder and CEO of Project FWD, she serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and Board of SleepScore Labs and is on the board of Stanford Women on Boards. Most recently, as head of eBay’s Global Product Marketing organization, she led and delivered eBay’s first ever $300M global brand campaign and digital presence while driving the design and creation of Global Product Marketing, a new discipline for eBay, where she defined organizational scope, negotiated roles, responsibilities, and metrics for improving customer experiences.

Kirk Byles

Kirk Byles
Chief Executive Officer

Under Mr. Byles’ leadership, FreeWave is moving through its next phase of innovation and growth, pivoting from a discreet radio manufacturer to an IIoT solutions provider with a dynamic Edge Computing platform. With a strong technical background in wireless, networking, and security technologies and demonstrated success as an executive sales leader, employee motivator, and consensus builder, Mr. Byles’ aptitude and demonstrated success aligns perfectly with his new role at FreeWave.

Prior to his appointment to CEO, he held the position of Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales at FreeWave where he restructured the sales and support teams to prepare for the burgeoning IIoT market. Prior to FreeWave, Mr. Byles led global sales and marketing organizations at Rajant Corporation, Firetide, Relevant Security, Motorola, and Proxim Corporation. At these companies, he was often responsible for providing leadership in a startup situation or helping to realign the company for a successful exit.

Robert Dimicco

Robert Dimicco

An accomplished business leader, Mr. Dimicco believes in leveraging the power of technology and data to create transformative value for people, business and society. He has led high-performing teams for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, and Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Over his storied career in the technology sector, he has delivered over $1.5 Billion in new revenue through product introductions and sponsored/co-sponsored 16 investments and strategic acquisitions totaling over $725 Million in cloud, securities and data technology. His passion for creating amazing products and services while scaling businesses will support FreeWave’s ambitions for continued double digit growth for the foreseeable future.

Greg McCray

Greg McCray

Mr. McCray currently serves as the CEO of FDH Infrastructure Services and is member of the Board of Directors for Adtran. Throughout his technology career and as a CEO, he has led various technology companies – PipingHot Networks, Antenova and Aero Communications – through successful market exists, acquisitions and growth transformations.

Mr. McCray has cultivated deep expertise leading large public corporations including IBM, Lucent Technologies, Google Fiber and as a Board Member at CenturyLink. For many years, he has run his own successful consulting firm focused on supporting newer technology companies, often functioning as an interim CEO when needed. His extensive expertise in growing revenue while focusing on profitably will help FreeWave focus on the bottom line while continuing to rapidly grow revenue.

Allen Proithis

Allen Proithis

Mr. Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients in the mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategic advisory, ecosystem development and market insights to help clients accelerate time to market and revenue growth.

Prior to Capstone, Mr. Proithis served as the President of Sigfox, North America, where he created a high-performance team of 100 people that built an Internet of Things business with top enterprise companies and verticals while providing wireless coverage for over 70M people in the US. Before his tenure at Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony, InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15M to launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by IoT.

 

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