Mr. DaValle has over 19 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. Immediately prior to joining JK&B, Mr. DaValle was Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Ameritech. In that role, Mr. DaValle was responsible for a $2 billion capital budget and leading Ameritech's 7,000-person engineering organization charged with responsibility for all network design and engineering, technology development and network construction.
Richard is a Partner of Encore Ventures. He has spent his career in venture capital and as an entrepreneur, with a decade of operational experience in technology businesses. He was the founder and CEO of Datanomic, a successful software business backed by 3i.
Before launching his advisory firm, Dr. Ransom was worldwide CTO of Alcatel, where he was responsible for corporate research, corporate strategy, intellectual property and R&D investment.
Steve has over 30 years of experience in the venture capital industry and has been directly involved in the financing of over 125 companies. Prior to the formation of Flagship Ventures, Steve was a General Partner at OneLiberty Ventures, a predecessor firm to Flagship.
Hugh Smith is a partner and Chief Operating Officer with Alta Berkeley, a premier European venture capital firm, focused on identifying exceptional young technology companies based in Europe and Israel. Hugh's core expertise is in investment transaction, acquisitions and disposals.
As President and CEO of Polatis Incorporated, Mr. Wesel is responsible for the company's overall management and strategic direction.