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 Expert  107743

Expert in Wireless/Telecommunications, Venture Capital/Funding, Startups/Entrepreneuring

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is the CEO and founder of Expert's Firm, the leading provider of wireless content platforms and SMS aggregation to large enterprises in the United States. Prior to this he founded MobileSys (now called mBlox) which is the leading consumer SMS aggregator in the United States. Prior to that he founded Personal Productivity Tools, Inc., a leading provider of alphanumeric paging and wireless messaging software for Fortune 1000 Companies. He is an active member of the PCIA technical committees. He has almost 20 years experience working with wireless messaging products, and over 25 years of experience in electronic design related research including CAE and VHDL.

Expert is the founder and CEO of Expert's Firm, leading ASP targeting the enterprise wireless and mobile communications industry. Expert's Firm services over 700 of the world's largest corporations on a worldwide basis. Sample customers include Cisco, PG&E, Qwest, AOL, Merrill Lynch, and many others.

Expert has done research and founded three companies (Expert's Firm, mBlox (formerly MobileSys), and Personal Productivity Tools) that provide wireless software and services targeting the cellular telecom industry and enterprises that wish to empower their end users to use cellular communications. Expert has over a decade of experience in this area and has intimate knowledge of digital cellular carriers on a worldwide basis including knowledge of GSM, CDMA, TDMA, paging, GSM, 2.5G, 3G and other technologies and the business strategies of the carriers with respect to these technologies.

Expert has more than a decade of experience founding companies which provide communication software products to enterprises. Particular emphasis has been on the mobile and wireless communications area.

Expert has founded four successful startups, starting with Silvar-Lisco in 1979 (IPO 1984), Vantage Analysis Systems in 1986 (acquired at IPO valuations in 1992), mBlox (formerly MobileSys) in 1999 (pre-IPO), and most recently Expert's Firm. Expert has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find and build startups. Expert is very well connected within the venture capital community and regularly acts as a consultant to venture capital groups in evaluating investments. Expert is a limited partner of several venture funds. Expert has raised over $100 million in venture funding in the four companies he has founded to date.

Expert is an experienced entrepreneur, and has a long history of successfully identifying and capitalizing on market opportunities. For entrepreneurs that require help in assessing markets for their startups, Expert can provide guidance and help in focusing and evaluating on market opportunities.

Expert has built several successful startups from scratch and is very experienced in building businesses and markets from the early adopter phase through to maturity. Expert was a leader in creating the high-level simulation market (VHDL, Verilog, etc) in the mid-1980's and is a pioneer in wireless enabling enterprises throughout the 1990's.

Expert's experience as an entrepreneur, in evaluating business plans and market opportunities on behalf of numerous venture capital groups gives him the ability to help other entrepreneurs in their evaluation of markets.

Expert's experience as an entrepreneur with four successful startups built from scratch to substantial revenue allows him to provide help to entrepreneurs in tracking market trends and understanding what impact these trends will have on their businesses.




wireless communication


application service provider


cellular telecommunication


communication software




initial public offering


market assessment


market development


market potential


market trend

Expert has over a decade of experience development products and services for mobile communications for enterprises. Expert's companies have provided products to over 700 corporations, the majority of which are Fortune 1000 companies.

mobile telecommunication

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   BS   Electrical Engineering   Stanford University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

2004 to




CEO, Founder, Chairman


1999 to 2004




CEO, Founder, Chairman


1993 to 1999


Personal Productivity Tools


CEO, Founder, Chairman


1990 to 1992


Viewlogic Systems


Senior Vice President


1985 to 1990


Vantage Analysis Systems


Executive Vice President, Founder, Chairman


1979 to 1985




Director of Engineering, Founder


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Special Limited Partner in Crosspoint Venture Partners; a Limited Partner of Eldorado Venture Partners; member of Who's Who, a member of IEEE, the ACM, and numerous PCIA technical committees.


He received the El Dorado Venture Partners Entrepreneur of the year in 1992.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has numerous publications in the electronic design area and the wireless telecom industry. He holds several patents in CAE and wireless telecom.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Kluwer  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in angel fundraising rounds.
  • Telecom expert for consulting on Launching a wireless product with a top tier carrier.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Spam expert witness for consulting on spam (electronic messaging) and subject matter of patent is a form of blocking spam.
  • Patent infringement expert for consulting on pay for use internet kiosk / hotspot in telecom.
  • Telephony expert for consulting on cell phone technology, cell phone connection, recording of call.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert is a world expert in wireless communications and telecom. His company Expert's Firm is a leading vendor in wirelessly enabling enterprise applications. His previous company (MobileSys, now called mBlox) is the leading SMS aggregator in the United States. Expert has worked closely with wireless carriers (both paging and digital cellular) on a worldwide basis. Expert's Firm has wireless enabled more than 700 enterprise customers, most within the Fortune 1000 and Global 2000.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has intimate knowledge of virtually all of the vendors in the wireless data industry.


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