The Evolving Board

 

Matthew Stecker - Executive Chairman

Mr. Stecker was appointed to the Company's Board of Directors in March 2016 and was named Executive Chairman in April 2018. He serves as a member of the Company's Strategic Initiatives Committee. He most recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Department of Commerce. In that capacity, Stecker was part of the senior team that launched FirstENet. Mr. Stecker currently serves on the board of Live Microsystems, Inc. (OTC:LMSC). Previously, Stecker served as the Vice President of Mobile Entertainment for RealNetworks (NASDAQ:RNWK), CEO of Live MicroSystems, Inc., and as a senior executive in both Telecom Operations and Strategy at Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTN). Mr. Stecker began his career working at NexT Computer.
Stecker received his BA in Political Science and Computer Science from Duke University, and his JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Thomas Thekkethala
President and CEO

Mr. Thekkethala oversees the company’s overall strategy and global operations. He joined Evolving Systems in 2015, following the acquisition of Sixth Sense Media where has was a founding investor, Chairman and CEO. Mr. Thekkethala has over twenty-five years of experience in financing and building enterprise software companies. Prior to Sixth Sense Media, he was Founder and Managing General Partner at JT Ventures, an early stage technology venture fund where he led investments in Allegro (acquired by Cisco), Fidelia (acquired by NetScout) and Ibrix (acquired by HP). He also cofounded telecom software companies SRG and Consolidated Communication Systems and Services, where he developed the product vision and market strategy, and led the companies to their successful acquisitions. Mr. Thekkethala started his career at an early-stage wireless carrier that grew to a market leader before its acquisition by Ameritech (ATT Wireless). Mr. Thekkethala serves on the board of LearnforLifeFoundation.Org. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and received his Masters in Information Management from Washington University, St. Louis.

David J. Nicol

Mr. Nicol was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2004. He also serves as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee as well as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Nicol also serves on the boards of two private companies and is a board advisor to several others. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Financial Executives Institute. Mr. Nicol, a longstanding consultant to the IT services industry, most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of StrongWatch, a security innovation company headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Solutionary, a managed IT security services provider. Mr. Nicol also raised ‘A’ round venture funding and helped launch Sipera Systems (VOIP security solutions), later acquired by Avaya. He is also the retired Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development for VeriSign Communications Services, which provides signaling, intelligent network services, and related e commerce solutions to all service provider segments.

At VeriSign and previously at Illuminet, Mr. Nicol was responsible for product management and product development for network services, IN services, clearinghouse services, and network applications. He has held a variety of positions including Vice President Business Development for ITN, Chief Operating Officer for International Micronet Systems, Inc., Chief Operating Officer and Partner for iLAN, Inc., and Vice President Corporate Planning for Sprint Corporation. Mr. Nicol holds a B.Sc. from Ohio State University, an M.A. from Case Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Nicol has taught corporate finance at the MBA level at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.

David S. Oros

Mr. Oros joined the Company’s Board of Directors in March 2008. He serves as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He is a founding partner of Gamma 3 LLC. Gamma 3 provides early-stage funding for start-up initiatives focused on IP creation, technology advancement and commercialization. It partners with best-in-class academic institutions, inventors and entrepreneurs to create advanced technology companies in the Maryland area. In addition, Mr. Oros is Chairman and founder of Terbium Labs, an information security company that runs Matchlight, a data intelligence system, and he is also Chairman of Gemstone Biotherapeutics LLC, a leader in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Previously, Mr. Oros was the managing partner of Global Domain Partners, LLC, a managed futures company that uses advanced optimization modeling as a predictive tool for worldwide markets, currencies and commodities. His other positions include Chairman of the Board of NexCen Brands, Inc., a leading vertically integrated brand acquisition and management firm focused on brand management, and Chairman and CEO of Aether Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions for the transportation, fleet management, and public safety industries. He also served as President of NexGen Technologies, L.L.C., a wireless software development company, and as President of the Wireless Data Group at Westinghouse Electric. Mr. Oros currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Baltimore County and is the Senior Executive CEO In Residence.

Mr. Oros received a B.S. in mathematics and physics from the University of Maryland and holds a U.S. patent for a multi-function radar system.

Richard R. Ramlall

Mr. Ramlall became a member of the Board of Directors in March 2008. He currently serves as the Vice President of Investor and Public Relations at Internap (NASDAQ:INAP), which is an Internet infrastructure provider. Prior to his current assignment, through Ramlall Partners LLC, he provided investor relations, financial and regulatory due diligence and compliance, business development, strategic planning, and public relations consulting to public and private organizations. He also was selected to the 2014 to 2017 Advisory Board of the Washington Wizards NBA Franchise. Mr. Ramlall most recently served on the Board of a private firm, Kika Holdings, where he was also acting CFO, and as Senior Regulatory Adviser for Primus Telecommunications Group. Prior to his consulting arrangement with Primus, from November 2010 to August 2013, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE:PTGI), a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada and Australia. From March 2005 to August 2010, he served as Senior Vice President, Strategic External Affairs and Programming at RCN Corporation, the leading overbuilder broadband provider of video, data, and voice services to residential, business and commercial/carrier customers. Prior to joining RCN in March 2005, Mr. Ramlall served as Senior Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Spencer Trask Media and Communications Group, LLC (a division of New York based venture capital firm Spencer Trask & Company) based in Reston, Virginia, from June 1999. From March 1997 to June 1999, Mr. Ramlall served as Vice President and Managing Director of Strategy, Marketing and International Government Affairs for Bechtel Telecommunications, a subsidiary of Bechtel Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Ramlall was Executive Director for International Business Affairs for Bell Atlantic International and spent over 18 years at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) including assignments in Product Management, Legal, Regulatory, Rates, Forecasting and Country Manager–Indian Subcontinent. In 1990, Mr. Ramlall was selected to serve a one-year appointment under the Presidential Exchange Executive Program of the White House. Mr. Ramlall formerly served on the Alzheimer’s Association—National Capital Area Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012 and on a number of private company Boards.


Mr. Ramlall holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.G.A. (Technology Management) from the University of Maryland.

Julian D. Singer

Mr. Singer was appointed to the Board of Directors in January 2015. He is currently engaged as an independent investment advisor. Prior to that, from April 2006 through June 2011, Singer served as an assistant trader and an analyst with York Capital Management where he evaluated potential mergers and acquisitions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Live MicroSystems, Inc, which recently sold its operating assets, and Fiber Span, a privately held company providing distributed antenna systems (DAS) technology primarily for public safety projects.

Singer has a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.