R. Gerard Salemme
Mr. Salemme has served on our Board of Directors since October 2013. Mr. Salemme is a private investor and consultant in the telecommunications industry. Since 1997, he has been a partner in Eagle River Holdings, Inc., a private investment firm formed by Craig McCaw, which has led to his involvement in telecommunications investment, strategy and regulatory policy for McCaw Cellular, and for Eagle River portfolio companies, including XO Communications, Clearwire and Pendrell Corporation. Mr. Salemme is a member of the Board of Directors of Pendrell, an investment, advisory services and asset management firm. From March 2011 to March 2015, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Pendrell. Mr. Salemme also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for RECON Dynamics, LLC, a privately held company offering wireless asset management solutions, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Taqua, LLC, a supplier of communications systems, applications and services. In the public sector, Mr. Salemme has served as Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance and as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
Mr. Salemme brings to the Board of Directors nearly 30 years of telecommunications experience in both the private and public sectors. His broad range of experience in industry strategic planning and investments as well as in regulatory policy provide the Board of Directors with important skill sets.