Meet the

Managment Team

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William W. Smith Jr.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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 Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Grove City College.

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David Blakeney
Vice President of Engineering

David joined Smith Micro in 2011 and is responsible for Development Engineering. Prior to this role, he led the development team for several Smith Micro products as well as the Wireless Products Quality Engineering team. Prior to joining Smith Micro, he served as Vice President of Product Development for Marconi’s Broadband Switching Division and Vice President of ATM Engineering at Fore Systems. Previous positions also include engineering management roles at 3Com Corporation and Texas Instruments. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and studied for a Masters in Electrical Engineering at Rice University.

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Timothy C. Huffmyer
Chief Financial Officer

Tim joined Smith Micro in 2017 and oversees all finance, accounting and control functions for the company. Bringing more than 20 years of experience to Smith Micro, Tim served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Vice President of Finance for Black Box Network Services prior to joining the company. Earlier in his career, Tim held various financial leadership and accounting roles at Ernst & Young, PrintCafe, Inc., CoManage Corporation and ITPI Staffing. Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Marco Leal
Vice President of Worldwide Products

Marco joined Smith Micro in 2016 after the acquisition of iMobileMagic. He is an experienced professional in the mobile products and services area with a career that spans over 16 years across technical, management and executive roles. Marco started his career at MobiComp, playing a key role in its product development and innovation strategy, helping the company grow and expand internationally. After MobiComp’s acquisition by Microsoft in 2008, he took the role of Principal Group Program Manager where he helped deliver high profile mobile products and data services. Marco left Microsoft in 2011 to start iMobileMagic as its co-founder and CEO. He is a graduate of the Computer Science and Systems Engineering degree at the Universidade do Minho in Braga, Portugal.

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Charles Messman
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Development

As Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Development, Charles brings over 20 years of experience in working with a large range of technology companies providing investor relations counsel, strategy, financing alternatives, and M&A. Prior to joining Smith Micro, Charles was the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Development at eGain Corporation as well as having co-founded The MKR Group, serving as its President. He has worked with over 50 companies with market caps ranging from $10 million to $2.5 billion and is well known on Wall Street for having a strong marketing presence across many diverse industries. Charles holds a BA degree in Economics from Iowa State University.

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Gail Redmond
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service Provider and OEMs

Gail leads Worldwide Service Provider and OEM sales for Smith Micro, as well as business development and systems engineering. Prior to joining Smith Micro in 2011, Gail spent five years in mobile payments as SVP of Corporate Development for Hillcrest Bank, which was acquired by National Bank Holdings Corp. She also had previously served as CEO and co-founder of a mobile imaging start up in Austin TX, and was VP of Sales & Marketing for Sozotek, a mobile provisioning start-up in San Francisco which was acquired by Evolving Systems. Gail has also held several executive roles at Sprint, including VP of Strategic Account Sales and VP/GM of Sprint Products Group. She holds an MBA from the University of Kansas.

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Ken Shebek
Chief Information Officer

Ken joined Smith Micro in 2010 where he led the Enterprise Mobility Product platform. Prior to Smith Micro, he was Vice President of Operations for Tollgrade Communications. He also served as Vice President of Supply & Logistics for Ericsson, Inc. and worked for Marconi as Vice President of Supply Chain and served as its Vice President of North American Operations. Prior to joining Fore Systems in 1994, he held management positions with IBM. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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David P. Sperling
Chief Technology Officer

Dave is responsible for architecture and innovation for the company’s entire software portfolio. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1989, beginning as a software engineer and advancing to the CTO role in 1999. Dave’s expertise and innovation in fixed and wireless broadband connectivity has increased the adoption, security, and reliability of wireless services and mobile devices for consumers and businesses. Dave is a recognized thought leader and a contributor to several standards and industry organizations, including the Open Mobile Alliance, Wireless Broadband Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, and the USB Implementers Forum. Dave currently holds five patents for various Internet and connectivity-related technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.