Robert J. Wang, PhD. – Founder & CEO
Dr. Wang is a serial entrepreneur, with over 26 years experience in telecom, mobile Internet and marketing. Dr. Wang co-founded Taral Networks (later Airwide Solutions) in 2000 where he served as its VP Engineering, Chief Scientist and APAC channel sales executive. Airwide Solution is a leading mobile messaging and Internet supplier to over 120 operators in 48 countries. In 1999, Dr. Wang pioneered the first generation SMS and WAP services at InfoSpace, deployed to carriers globally. Prior to that, Dr. Wang worked at Nortel Networks (Canada) as a senior architect and Bristol University (England) as a research officer. Dr. Wang is also a co-founder of Ace Sensor Inc., an Internet of Things company.
Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. & M.Sc. in Computer Science & Expert Systems from Essex University, UK, and B.Sc. from Nanjing University, China. He holds 5 US/EU patents with more pending.
Chris Larocque – Chief Financial Officer
Chris is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 25 years of experience. Chris’ early years were in public accounting with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen primarily in International Taxation and Technology. For the past 15 years Chris has been working with technology companies assisting with their fundraising, governance, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Chris spent 2 years in private equity with over $500 million under management in three separate funds.
Chris Stevens – VP Sales
Chris has spent his entire career in the Housewares industry. He initially started his career on the retail side of the business where he spent 17 years in various Senior Buyer, VP Buying roles for some of the biggest retailers in Europe across all sectors of the marketplace. For the last 10 years Chris has used that Marketing and Product Development experience to manage and launch several brands and for the last 3 years has been building the European aspect of the Instant Pot brand. He now looks forward to consolidating the brand’s leading position, extending the reach in the North American market as well as launching in other global markets.
Yi Qin, Ph.D. – VP Product Management
Dr. Qin is a serial entrepreneur and product marketing specialist in consumer and enterprise communications and collaboration technologies. Dr. Qin’s expertise covers the full cycle of market research, consumer psychology and product initiation and marketing. Dr. Qin had initiated many enterprise mobile collaboration client products that were successfully adopted by the global market through the tier-1 enterprise communications equipment vendors such as Nortel and NEC. Dr. Qin has also undertaken various management roles through his careers in software development in the mobile communications, telecom and nuclear industries. His innovative achievements have resulted in several approved and pending US patents.
Dr. Qin earned the Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, U.K. in Computer Science.
Dongjun Wang – VP Business Development
Mr. Wang is a veteran in property investment & management and Telecom industry. He has extensive experience in companies that require relentless innovative thinking and collaborations between teams. The companies include the hi-tech stars of today and yesterday such as RIM, Nortel, Liquid Light and Innovance. Mr. Wang has been running a successful tax sales consulting business since 2003.
Mr. Wang holds a B.SC in Applied Science & Engineering from University of Toronto.