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Bill is co-founder of Smith Micro Software and has served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in 1982. Prior to Smith Micro, he was employed by Rockwell International Corporation in a variety of technical and management positions from 1975 to 1984. Before that, Bill served with Xerox Data Systems from 1972 to 1975, and RCA Computer Systems Division from 1969 to 1972 in mainframe sales and pre-sale technical roles. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Grove City College.
Andrew Arno, 56, joined our Board of Directors in July 2011 and has 30 years of experience working with emerging growth companies. He is currently Vice Chairman of “The Special Equities Group” at Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, a privately held investment banking firm, and from June 2013 until July 2015 served as Managing Director of Emerging Growth Equities, an investment bank, and Vice President of Sabr, Inc., a family investment group. He was previously President of LOMUSA Limited, an investment banking firm. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Arno served as Vice Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer of Unterberg Capital, LLC, an investment advisory firm that he co-founded. He was also Vice Chairman and Head of Equity Capital Markets of Merriman Capital LLC, an investment banking firm, and served on the board of the parent company, Merriman Holdings, Inc. Mr. Arno currently serves on the board of Oncocyte Corporation. and Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Tom became a director of Smith Micro in July 1995. From March 1999 to the present, he has served as the Executive Vice President of King Printing, Inc. From July 1996 to the March 1999, he was the Vice President of Operations of Complete Concepts, Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of women's accessories. From November 1995 to July 1996, Tom was an independent management consultant specializing in corporate turnarounds. From February 1995 to November 1995, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. From 1990 to February 1995, he served in several senior management positions at Hayes, Inc., including Vice President of Operations and Business Development and as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Practical Peripherals, a Hayes subsidiary. Prior to 1985, Tom was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation. He attended Boston University.
Steve Elfman is the former president of Network Operations and Wholesale at Sprint, having had responsibility for Product, Technology Development, Network, Wholesale Operations, Value Added Services, Procurement & Real Estate and Digital. Under his leadership, the organization was responsible for the award-winning devices and innovative approach to service and network operations and development. A proven leader and innovator in wireless technology, Elfman has a wealth of expertise in wireless applications and Internet business models. This experience is especially valuable and has helped Sprint create a more open environment to enable wireless data services for consumers, businesses and the machine to machine (M2M) markets. Elfman joined the Sprint senior leadership team in May 2008 from mobile data technology services company Infospace where he was executive vice president of Infospace Mobile, then president and chief operating officer of Motricity following the acquisition of Infospace mobile. He also has held leadership positions at Terabeam, as executive vice president of operations, and AT&T Wireless, where he was chief information officer. Elfman was the CIO at GE Capital (Fleet Services Company) as well as head of IT at 3M Company for International Operations. Elfman graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada with a degree in Computer Science and Business. He currently serves on the board of Goodman Networks and Affirmed Networks and previously served on the Competitor Carrier Association, Bethany College and Clearwire boards.
Sam became a member of Smith Micro board of directors in October of 2004. Prior to joining the board, Sam served as a partner in the audit practice of Ernst & Young from 1968 until his retirement in 1987. From April 1987 to 1996, he was self-employed as a Certified Public Accountant and business consultant, as well as the part time Chief Financial Officer of several privately-owned companies. From July 1996 until his retirement in September 2002, Sam functioned as the Chief Financial Officer, and as the Vice President of Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of Neotherapeutics, Inc. (NASD: "NEOT"), a publicly traded biotech company. During this same period he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Neotherapeutics. Since September 2002, Sam has continued to provide tax and consulting services on a part-time basis to a limited number of clients. He obtained his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1958.
Greg has more than 30-years of wireless communications experience and is currently Chief Executive Officer and President of Ertek Inc. Ertek provides antenna technology to the wireless industry, including high performance, low cost RFID Tag antennas. He also serves on the Board of Advisors at Across Techs, LLC. Greg has served in a series of senior management positions during a 13-year career with AirTouch's wireless communications operations, prior to its acquisition by Vodafone and merger with Verizon Wireless in 2000. As Vice President-Network Services, he directed the engineering and operations of the company's cellular systems in the eastern United States. Earlier, Greg held managerial positions with Motorola and Martin Marietta. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.