Robert Pons, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Pons has served as our Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2012. Mr. Pons has over 30 years of senior level management experience with early stage ventures and Fortune 500 and turnaround companies. Currently, Mr. Pons is the chairman of Livewire Mobile, Inc., a publicly-traded comprehensive digital content solutions company for carriers, handset manufacturers and media companies in the mobile content market. Prior to his position at Livewire Mobile, from 2008 to January 2011, Mr. Pons was senior vice president of capital markets for The Management Network Group (“TMNG”), a provider of professional services to the converging communication media and entertainment industries and the capital formation firms that support them. From 2003 to 2007, he was chief executive officer of Uphonia/SmartServ, Inc., a publicly-traded firm in the wireless industry which was recapitalized and repositioned under his leadership. Mr. Pons began his telecommunications experience at MCI Communications from 1980 to 1986, opening the New England markets and growing them from start-up to a $100 million division, and serving as a special advisor to the president during the company’s highest growth years. In 1986, Mr. Pons was hired by Sprint Corporation to manage its Northeast sales division with over $750 million in revenue, and in 1992, he joined Geotek Communications Inc., a wireless carrier, as its senior vice president of business development. In addition to his directorship at Livewire Mobile, he currently serves on the boards of (i) Concurrent Computer Corporation, a Nasdaq-traded global leader in multi-screen video delivery, media data management and monetization where he has served since 2012; and (ii) Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, a NYSE-traded provider of advanced communication solutions where he has served since 2011. Mr. Pons received his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Rowan University, and holds a patent on enhancement of 9-1-1 systems.