Meet the Board of Directors
William W. Smith Jr.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Grove City College and launching his career with companies such as RCA Computer Systems, Xerox Data Systems, and Rockwell International Corporation, Bill co-founded Smith Micro Software, Inc. in 1982. Guided by his visionary leadership and savvy business acumen, Smith Micro developed a reputation as a trusted software solution provider to wireless carriers and cable companies. Throughout the company’s 40 year history, Bill has overseen more than 25 strategic acquisitions and has built Smith Micro into a multi-national company positioned for sustained success in the rapidly evolving global telecommunications industry. Bill has served as Smith Micro’s President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception and as Chairman of the Board since the company’s successful IPO in 1995 (NASDAQ: SMSI).
Andrew joined our Board of Directors in 2011 and has more than 30 years of experience working with emerging growth companies. He is currently Vice Chairman of Special Equities Group, LLC, a privately held investment banking firm affiliated with Dawson James Securities. From 2013 until 2015 he served as Managing Director of Emerging Growth Equities, an investment bank, and Vice President of Sabr, Inc., a family investment group. He previously served as President of LOMUSA Limited, an investment banking firm. Earlier in his career, Andrew served as Vice Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer of Unterberg Capital, LLC, an investment advisory firm that he co-founded, and he served as Vice Chairman and Head of Equity Capital Markets of Merriman Capital LLC, an investment banking firm, where he also served on the board of the parent company, Merriman Holdings, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Oncocyte Corporation, Independa Inc., and Comhear Inc.
Thomas G. Campbell
Tom became a director of Smith Micro in 1995 and has more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles. From 1999 until his retirement in October 2021, he served as the Executive Vice President of King Printing, Inc., a book printing and manufacturing company. From 1996 to 1999, he was the Vice President of Operations of Complete Concepts, Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of women’s accessories. From 1995 to 1996, Tom was an independent management consultant specializing in corporate turnarounds, and prior to that he served during 1995 as the Chief Operating Officer of Laser Atlanta Optics, Inc. From 1985 to 1995, he served in several senior management positions at Hayes Microcomputer Products, 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 joined our Board of Directors in 2014. Steve 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 and real estate, and digital. A proven leader and innovator in wireless technology, his expertise in wireless applications and Internet business models helped Sprint create a more open environment, enabling wireless data services for consumers, businesses and the machine to machine (M2M) markets. Steve joined the Sprint senior leadership team in 2008. Prior to that, he served as EVP of Infospace Mobile, and then President and COO of Motricity, following its acquisition of Infospace Mobile. He has also held leadership positions at Terabeam, as its EVP of Operations, and at AT&T Wireless and GE Capital, where he served in each case as Chief Information Officer. Steve also previously served as head of IT at 3M Company for international operations. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada with a degree in computer science and business.
Sam became a member of Smith Micro Board of Directors in 2004. Mr. Gulko currently provides tax and consulting services on a part-time basis to a limited number of clients. From 1996 until his retirement in 2002, Mr. Gulko served as the Chief Financial Officer, and as the Vice President of Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of Neotherapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company (now known as Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.). During this same period, he also served as a member of the board of directors of Neotherapeutics, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gulko 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, and previously served as a partner in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Gulko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
Asha joined the Smith Micro Board in April 2022. She has more than 28 years of industry experience, including senior executive roles, having served for more than 23 years in various roles at Intel Corporation, a Fortune 50 company, most recently serving as Intel’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Next Generation Systems and Standards from 2019 until her retirement from the company in March 2023. Asha is a business innovation leader, technology futurist and patent-holder. She has spent her career building enterprise and consumer systems and defining policies to transform working and living environments. Asha served as a pivotal force, including serving as Intel’s 5G Executive Sponsor, in leading the creation of 5G and Wi-Fi market opportunities for Intel using incubation efforts, product development, industry forums, standards creation, ecosystem enablement, and policy governance. Asha is a highly networked industry thought leader, and a global spokesperson providing insights to government agencies, the media, analysts, academia, and investors. She has served as a representative before Congress and other international government agencies, including testimonies to the U.S. Senate on 5G. Asha helped establish Intel as a leader within key wireless, industrial, and edge standards bodies, and multiple industry fora, such as the 3GPP, IEEE, Wi-Fi Alliance, ETSI and Open-RAN. She brings to the Board extensive industry expertise and in-depth insight into the wireless industry across the entire ecosystem, spanning a near three-decade career of technology, business, and operational leadership experience including consumer, enterprise, and IOT markets. Asha is an alumna of the Intel Executive Management Accelerator Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Chetan joined the Smith Micro Board in April 2022. Chetan has worked in the mobile and technology industry for the past 28 years and is sought by executives from wireless companies around the world for his strategic insights, recommendations, and predictions. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management at the top mobile operators on each continent. In addition to advising CEOs and CTOs for leading wireless technology companies on product strategy and intellectual property development, Chetan has served or currently serves on numerous advisory boards of several well-established mobile technology companies as well as many startups. He is the author and co-author of 14 best-selling books on wireless technology and is the editor of the “Mobile Future Forward Book Series.” Chetan’s research is frequently cited in the wireless technology industry, where he is often interviewed by leading national and international publications and television and radio outlets as a leading wireless technology expert. Chetan is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Computers Society and has a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Gregory J. Szabo
Greg re-joined our Board of Directors in 2011 after previously serving from 2001 to 2010. He has more than 30 years of wireless communications senior management experience from his career with AirTouch Communications’ and Vodafone’s wireless operations, which were merged with Verizon Wireless in 2000. As Senior Vice President-Network Services, he directed AirTouch’s engineering and operations for the company’s cellular systems in the eastern United States, and later served as Executive Director, Strategic Global Technology for AirTouch Vodafone. Greg previously held managerial positions with Motorola and Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). He also co-founded Ertek Inc., which designed manufacturing systems for RFID tag antennas. Greg received both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.