Corporate Development and Strategic Consulting for Technology Companies

Alan B. Howe

Alan is currently Managing Partner of BBI and oversees the firm's operations.

Alan has almost 30 years of extensive hands-on operational expertise combined with corporate finance, business development and corporate governance experience. Alan has a broad business background and has been exposed to a wide variety of complex business situations within large corporations, financial institutions, start-ups, small-caps and turnarounds. His specialty is in providing board leadership working with small-cap and micro-cap companies (both public and private) particularly in turnaround situations. Alan is currently serving as Interim CEO of Sunrise Telecom and also serves as Chairman of the Board of Selectica (Nasdaq: SLTC) and several private boards in a variety of industries including enterprise software, wireless, and IT services. Alan also previously served as Chairman of Ditech Networks (Nasdaq: DITC) that was successfully sold to Nuance (Nasdaq: NUAN) in 2012.

Previously, he served as Vice President of Strategic and Wireless Business Development for Covad Communications, Inc., a $500 mm national broadband telecommunications company. Alan was responsible for shaping and implementing Covad's next generation technology alternatives to enhance shareholder value including wireless broadband, IPTV, and targeted advertising. Previously, Alan was CFO and VP of Corporate Development of Teletrac, Inc. for six years until the company was sold. Alan joined Teletrac from Sprint, where he was Director of Corporate Development and one of the initial team members that helped start Sprint PCS.

Alan holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley Graduate School of Business with a specialty in finance.

Lee Gopadze

Lee co-founded BBI,LLC in 2001 and currently undertakes consulting assignments in the technology, telecommunications and wireless market segments. Recent client engagements include:

Lee served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Proxim Wireless Corporation from January, 2011 through September, 2014, and as Chairman of the Board from late 2014 through 2018.

He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Branded Services at Covad Communications Group Inc. He also held similar positions with Covad's Wholesale Business and Wireless Divisions. Lee also served as the Chief Executive Officer at SkyRiver Communications Inc.

He has over thirty years in technology management roles, having held executive positions in marketing, sales, and operations for such notable wireless pioneers as Metricom, AirTouch Communications, Metromedia Telecommunications and Southwestern Bell's wireless divisions.

Lee holds a BA from UCLA and an MA in International Business Administration from USC.

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