Management Team

Robert Donahue // Chief Executive Officer
Robert Donahue, CEO

Robert Donahue joined Anokiwave as Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. He has 30 years of experience in both commercial and military RF-mmW semiconductor industries.

Robert Donahue joined Anokiwave as Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. He has 30 years of experience in both commercial and military RF-mmW semiconductor industries. He has held leadership positions in Research, Product Design & Development, Product and Applications Engineering, Marketing, Product Line Management, Sales and Executive Management. Prior to joining Anokiwave Mr. Donahue was the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer of MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI). Prior to joining MTSI, Mr. Donahue was the Chief Strategy Officer of WIN Semiconductor (GreTai: 3105). At WIN Semi Mr. Donahue was promoted successfully from Director, VP, Sr. VP, EVP to CSO almost yearly. Prior to joining WIN Semi Mr. Donahue was Director of Marketing at Hittite Microwave (HITT). Mr. Donahue worked in various Engineering and Engineering Leadership positions for Raytheon and M/A-COM for over 17 years. He received his BSEE from UMASS Lowell, MSEE from UMASS Amherst and an MS in the Management of Technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Nitin Jain // Chief Technology Officer, Founder, Chairman of the Board
Nitin Jain, CTO

Dr. Nitin Jain received his B.Tech degree (in Electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1986, and his MS and Ph.D. (in Solid State Electronics) from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

Dr. Nitin Jain received his B.Tech degree (in Electronics) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1986, and his MS and Ph.D. (in Solid State Electronics) from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY USA in 1989 and 1991, respectively. His Ph.D. work focused on MESFET, pHEMT, and diode-gate MESFET control devices for which he received the IEEE graduate student fellowship award in 1990.

From September 1991 to October 1998, he worked at Corporate R&D, M/A-Com Lowell as Principal and Sr. Principal Engineer. At M/A-Com, his work focused on commercial use of EM simulators, passive and active circuit modeling, multi layer PCB modeling, high power PIN switches, mm-wave circuit, and mm-wave module development. Dr. Jain has worked on various commercial mm-wave projects including design and production of LMDS receiver at 28 GHz and design of 24 GHz collision avoidance radar. He was also the technical lead of a team that designed and conceived the single piece Radar module for 77-GHz ACC application. From October 1998 to October 2000, he was with the ECE department of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India as Assistant Professor.

Since October 2000, he has founded a start-up - Anokiwave, Inc., San Diego, CA - where he is consulting and designing circuits for various customers. His current interests include mm-wave circuits, mm-wave modules, Silicon and GaAs MMIC circuits, EM simulations, and passive circuit modeling and design. He has over 37 publications in international conferences and journals and has 20 US patents.

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David Corman // Chief Systems Architect
David Corman, Chief Systems Architect

David Corman joined Anokiwave as Chief Systems Architect in April 2013. He has 34 years of experience in RF microwave, millimeter wave, and analog engineering including system design, module design, and RFIC/MMIC design through 94 GHz.

David Corman joined Anokiwave as Chief Systems Architect in April 2013. He has 34 years of experience in RF microwave, millimeter wave, and analog engineering including system design, module design, and RFIC/MMIC design through 94 GHz. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Mr. Corman spent 15 years at Motorola Government Electronics group in Phoenix where he held positions of increasing responsibility on a wide range of military and commercial space programs. He was the architect and lead technologist for the Iridium Block 1 space based K-band and Ka-band electronics suite. Mr. Corman was a co-founder of US Monolithics before its acquisition by ViaSat, Inc. in 2002. His primary focus at Anokiwave is the achievement of higher levels of functional integration by combining system engineering with enabling solid state integrated circuit technologies including GaN, GaAs, SiGe, and CMOS. Mr. Corman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He holds over 47 patents worldwide.

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William Boecke // Chief Financial Officer
William Boecke, Chief Financial Officer

William W. Boecke joined Anokiwave as Chief Financial Officer in October 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry serving in various senior financial management positions.

William W. Boecke joined Anokiwave as Chief Financial Officer in October 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry serving in various senior financial management positions. Prior to joining Anokiwave, he was VP and Chief Financial Officer of Hittite Microwave Corp. and VP and Corporate Controller at PRI Automation. He has a B.S. from St. John's University and an M.B.A. from Boston College. Mr. Boecke became a Certified Public Accountant in N.Y.

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Carl Frank // Chief Operating Officer
Carl Frank, COO

Carl Frank joined Anokiwave in April 2015 as Vice President of Business Development and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2016. Over the last 10 years Carl has served in business development and operations leadership positions at TRX Systems, Honeywell Technology Solutions, and Techno-Sciences.

Carl Frank joined Anokiwave in April 2015 as Vice President of Business Development and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2016. Over the last 10 years Carl has served in business development and operations leadership positions at TRX Systems, Honeywell Technology Solutions, and Techno-Sciences. He managed cross-functional teams to successfully introduce and grow new technology service and product offerings in commercial and military markets. Prior to this, Carl served for 20 years in the US Coast Guard in a variety of leadership positions at sea and in program management positions ashore. He received a BS degree in Marine Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy and MS degrees in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and the Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Shmuel Ravid // Chief Engineer
Shmuel Ravid, Chief Engineer

Shmuel Ravid joined Anokiwave in July 2017 as Chief Engineer. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Shmuel served as a Senior Principal Engineer with Intel, Haifa-Israel, where he led the Mobile Wireless Group (MWG) Advanced Radio Technology (ART) team in the development of advanced radio architectures and technologies.

Shmuel Ravid joined Anokiwave in July 2017 as Chief Engineer. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Shmuel served as a Senior Principal Engineer with Intel, Haifa-Israel, where he led the Mobile Wireless Group (MWG) Advanced Radio Technology (ART) team in the development of advanced radio architectures and technologies. Prior to joining Intel Haifa, Shmuel was with M/A-COM in the U.S. During his career, Shmuel has developed a wide range of RFIC architectures and circuits for products like full RFIC transceivers for cellular and WiFi applications, PAs, and millimeter-wave radios and phase array systems. In the past 20 years Shmuel work was focused on CMOS technologies while earlier Shmuel did a lot of work using GaAs technologies. Shmuel Ravid earned a B.S. degree (cum laude) in electrical engineering from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, in 1978.

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Andrew Crofts // Vice President of Applications
Carl Frank, VP Applications

Andrew Crofts joined Anokiwave in June 2015 as Vice President of Applications and is responsible for supporting the overall sales operations strategies designed to help achieve Anokiwave's global business objectives through customer application support.

Andrew Crofts joined Anokiwave in June 2015 as Vice President of Applications and is responsible for supporting the overall sales operations strategies designed to help achieve Anokiwave's global business objectives through customer application support.

Andrew brings over 30 years of applications, product management, marketing, business development, and product engineering experience from the microwave semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Andrew was Field Applications Director at MACOM where he was responsible for technical support to key projects and customers across EMEA and Asia. He also held senior sales, marketing, and engineering positions at MACOM.

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Deborah Dendy // Vice President of Operations
Deborah Dendy, VP Operations

Deborah Dendy joined Anokiwave as Vice President of Operations in April 2013. She has 25 years of experience in RF-mmW design and expertise in engineering and manufacturing management.

Deborah Dendy joined Anokiwave as Vice President of Operations in April 2013. She has 25 years of experience in RF-mmW design and expertise in engineering and manufacturing management. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Mrs. Dendy was Engineering Director for ViaSat’s Advanced Microwave Products Group, providing leadership to a team of over 80 people. She also served as IC expert and foundry liaison for the Strategic Sourcing Group at ViaSat. Deborah joined ViaSat as part of the acquisition of US Monolithics in 2002 where she worked as a MMIC designer and engineering manager. Her expertise includes mmW modeling of active and passive devices, and creation of process design kits customized for accuracy at mmW frequencies. Mrs. Dendy was hired as employee #2 at US Monolithics to help grow the company from a design services-centered business to a products-based business. Prior to her work at US Monolithics, Deb held the role of MMIC designer at Motorola for 11 years. Mrs. Dendy received her BSEE from The University of Wisconsin and MSEE from Arizona State University. She holds 10 US patents.

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Ian Gresham // Distinguished Fellow of Technology
Ian Gresham, Distinguished Fellow of Technology

Dr. Ian Gresham joined Anokiwave in January 2014 as Technology Fellow working as an IC system architect.

Dr. Ian Gresham joined Anokiwave in January 2014 as Technology Fellow working as an IC system architect. He has over 25 years' experience in the radar, telecommunications, and semiconductor fields. Ian holds a B.ENG and a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, UK, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Rob McMorrow // Vice President of Engineering, New England Design Center
Rob McMorrow, VP New England Design Center

Rob McMorrow has over 20 years of experience in the field of RF circuit design. Most recently he was the CTO and Co-Founder of Star RF/Xikota Devices, a maker of CMOS PA solutions for wireless handsets.

Rob McMorrow has over 20 years of experience in the field of RF circuit design. Most recently he was the CTO and Co-Founder of Star RF/Xikota Devices, a maker of CMOS PA solutions for wireless handsets. Prior to this he held positions at Raytheon, Skyworks, and Analog Devices. He was responsible for numerous cellular PA designs at industry leader Skyworks, helping to build the relationship with their largest power amplifier customer. As Manager of Analog Devices cellular PA group, he built a team of design, applications, and product engineers from scratch, established relationships with all key vendors, and customers, and successfully lead their entry into the market. Rob has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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Gaurav Menon // Vice President of Engineering, San Diego Design Center
Gaurav Menon, VP SI RFIC Design

Gaurav Menon joined Anokiwave in May 2008 as a Senior Design engineer and also served as Director of Engineering. Over the past decade, he has designed and led the development of microwave and mm-wave GaAs MMICs, SiGe RFICs, ...

Gaurav Menon joined Anokiwave in May 2008 as a Senior Design engineer and also served as Director of Engineering. Over the past decade, he has designed and led the development of microwave and mm-wave GaAs MMICs, SiGe RFICs, discrete MICs, modules and packages. At Anokiwave, he is leading efforts to design innovative and highly integrated SiGe BiCMOS ICs for satellite communications and phased array radar applications. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Mr. Menon worked at US Monolithics where he was responsible for the development of Ku & Ka band PAs, LNAs, mixers and full transceiver modules for the satellite communications market. In particular, he led the development of a 30 GHz up-convert module from MMIC design phase to production at multiple manufacturing facilities in Asia. To date, over one million units have been built. Mr. Menon received the BSEE degree from Manipal University and the MSEE degree from the University of Utah. He holds 7 US patents.

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Vincent E. Pelliccia // Vice President, Business Development
Vincent Pelliccia, VP Business Development

Vincent E. Pelliccia joined Anokiwave in March 2016 as a Vice President, Business Development. Vincent comes to Anokiwave from M/A-COM where he served in multiple roles including Senior Director Asia Pacific Sales as an ExPat in Hong Kong.

Vincent E. Pelliccia joined Anokiwave in March 2016 as a Vice President, Business Development. Vincent comes to Anokiwave from M/A-COM where he served in multiple roles including Senior Director Asia Pacific Sales as an ExPat in Hong Kong. He has 30 years of industry experience starting with E-Systems designing Null Steered Phased Arrays and then at M/A-COM working on Ku Band VSAT and LMDS Systems. He helped Mimix Broadband build out Sales Channels as Vice President North American Sales selling Point to Point and mmWave components and then joined M/A-COM through merger.

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Gary St. Onge // Vice President of Sales
Gary St. Onge, VP Sales

Gary St. Onge has served as the Vice President of Sales since April 2014. Gary’s track record of successes includes leadership roles in sales, marketing, and engineering.

Gary St. Onge has served as the Vice President of Sales since April 2014. Gary’s track record of successes includes leadership roles in sales, marketing, and engineering. Prior to joining Anokiwave, he served as the Director for New Product Engineering at MACOM where he led an international team of 25 people bringing new products to market. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of International Sales at WIN Semiconductors Corporation, where he was responsible for substantial sales growth year to year. Gary holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an M.S.E.E. from Northeastern University.

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