Board of Directors

Dr. Rajendra Singh

Dr. Singh is the principal owner and Managing Director of Telcom Ventures, LLC, an investment firm specializing in telecommunications and related information technologies, and founder of LCC International, Inc., one of the largest wireless telecommunications engineering consulting firms in the world. He has co-founded numerous successful domestic and international wireless operators and was an early stage investor in XM Satellite Radio and Aether Systems. Dr. Singh received a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, earned his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maine and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Jim Fleming

Jim Fleming focuses on investments in communications services, primarily in the wireless, telecom, satellite, and media sectors. He is currently a Director of Presidio, The Tennis Channel, Tristar and Extenet. He previously held board seats with Nuvox Communications (acquired by Windstream), TVCC and CCTV (acquired by Light Squared), Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Satellite Radio, ICG Communications (acquired by Level 3 Communications), Taqua (acquired by Tekelec), WCS Wireless (acquired by NextWave Wireless), and WNP Communications (acquired by XO Communications), and has worked closely with a number of former Columbia portfolio companies including Digital Television Services (acquired by Pegasus Communications) and NeoWorld (acquired by Nextel). Jim received his B.A. from Stanford University.

Gary Parsons

Gary Parsons has spent over 40 years in the telecom industry, and is noted for the founding or early stage development of a number of innovative telecom companies, including XM Satellite Radio, SkyTerra, TerreStar Networks, Telecom*USA and MCImetro.  He served as the founding CEO and subsequently Executive Chairman of XM Satellite Radio from 1997 through its merger with Sirius in July 2008, and stepped down as Chairman of the combined Sirius XM Radio, Inc, in November of 2009.    Gary has been a pioneer in the deployment of fiber optic networks in the 80's, CLEC's in the 90's and integrated satellite-terrestrial network technologies (such as XM Radio, SkyTerra and TerraStar) during this past decade.  He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Science from Clemson University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and is Vice Chairman of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Ganesh Pattabiraman

With over 14 years of experience in technology development and management, Ganesh currently holds 7 patents; former Product Manager of Qualcomm’s LBS Products; Director of Product Management at Mobio; responsible for deployment and commercialization of LBS & other applications to major BREW Operators. Ganesh holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University.

Gaurav Bhandari

Mr. Bhandari has served in various capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co., a global investment banking and securities firm, since 1990, and is currently a Managing Director, where his responsibilities include the private investment portfolio of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Master Fund, L.P., a multi strategy investment fund within Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mr. Bhandari currently serves on the board of directors of Media Rights Capital II L.P., since 2006, Oberon Media, Inc., since 2006, Dale and Thomas Popcorn, LLC, since 2007, Tikona Digital Networks Private Limited, since 2008, and Franklin Holdings, since 2007. Mr. Bhandari previously served on the board of directors of iCrossing, Inc., from 2007 until it was sold in 2010, PetCareRx, Inc., from 2006 to 2009, and Lightfoot Capital Partners, LP, from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Bhandari holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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