MANAGEMENT TEAM

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MARC JONES
CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Mr. Jones has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry as a securities lawyer, investment banker and senior business executive. Prior to Aeris, Mr. Jones was the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Visionael, raising over $40M in capital to fund their rapid growth. Prior to Visionael, Mr. Jones was the President of Madge Networks, a company that grew during his tenure from $40M to $500M in revenue with a successful IPO. Mr. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
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MARK CRATSENBURG
VP OF SALES

Mr. Cratsenburg is responsible for sales, marketing and technical sales support. Mr. Cratsenburg has over 15 years of experience in telecommunications. Prior to joining Aeris, Mr. Cratsenburg was the VP o Global Sales for the CDMA cellular infrastructure business unit within Ericsson, and prior to that, he spent 4 years with Qualcomm supporting their rapid overseas expansion. Mr. Cratsenburg holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from DePaul University.
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SUSAN HARMAN
VP OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT & CFO

Ms. Harman has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry as an entrepreneur and executive, a consultant, an investment banker and an investor. Prior to Aeris, Ms. Harman served as President of MicroEdge, Inc., a subsidiary of Advent Software. She also served as founding COO of Curriki, a nonprofit organization providing open source curriculum, and founding COO of Bigchalk, an online educational resource provider. Ms. Harman was Co-Founder and President of Core Learning, a private investment fund focused on educational technology. She was a Managing Director of Robertson, Stephens & Co. early in her career and managed over 100 private and public offerings for technology companies. Ms. Harman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Towson University and an MBA from Stanford University.
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SYED ZAEEM HOSAIN
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has over 32 years’ experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI‐41 Standards Technology (IFAST) and represents Aeris at the CDMA Development Group (CDG). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
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DREW JOHNSON
VP OF ENGINEERING

Mr. Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry as a software engineer, engineering leader, and engineering executive. Prior to Aeris, Mr. Johnson was VP of Engineering at Openwave Systems, overseeing a portfolio of mobile and messaging products generating $70M annually. Prior to Openwave, Mr. Johnson was Director of Engineering at mobile start-up SoloMio in Austin, Texas. Mr. Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois.
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RICHARD JOHNSON
VP OF TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Mr. Johnson comes to Aeris with a wealth of telecom experience at both T-Mobile and Northrup Grumman. Richard is responsible for design, deployment and operations activities for the Aeris network. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technological Management from the New York Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Telecommunication and Computing Management from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
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RAJ KANAYA
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Mr. Kanaya is responsible for marketing and business development for Aeris’ products and services. He brings a long track record of general management and marketing experience to Aeris, most recently as founder and CEO of Infineta Systems. As CEO, Mr. Kanaya raised over $30M in venture financing while leading the company in developing the highest performing WAN optimization product in the industry. Previously, Raj was VP of product strategy and alliances for the Application Networking Group at Citrix Systems. He joined Citrix though its acquisition of NetScaler where he served as VP of product management for a product line that went from sub-$2 million to $60+ million in revenues over three years. Earlier in his career, he was a Bain & Co. consultant where he advised large companies in technology and LBO funds on turnarounds, new market entries, and acquisitions/divestitures. Raj has an M.B.A. from Stanford University and earned his B.S. in computer science magna cum laude from UCSD.
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STEVE MILLSTEIN
MANAGING DIRECTOR, AUTOMOTIVE

Mr. Millstein is responsible for directing and managing the Aeris automotive practice. Mr. Millstein started in the connected vehicle industry in 1996. He led ATX Group from 1996 until its acquisition by Cross Country Automotive Services in 2008. Prior to that, he led the home security operations of Westar where he grew the organization from concept to the nation’s third largest home security company with over 3000 employees in 50 branches throughout the US. Mr. Millstein has also held numerous positions at Southwestern Bell and AT&T, including Vice President of their wireless subsidiary. Mr. Millstein holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Washburn University.
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MOHSEN MOHSENINIA
VP OF DEVELOPMENT, EUROPE

Mr. Mohseninia has over 18 years of experience in telecommunications sector where he has engaged with C-levels to define, design and deliver business solutions, enhancing efficiency and productivity. Prior to joining Aeris in 2013, Mr. Mohseninia was the head of M2M for Logica in the UK responsible for the development of strategy, go to market and sales. Prior to that, he spent more than 4 years in the Middle East and Africa where he established a telecom business for Logica in the region. From 1999 to 2007 Mr. Mohseninia was responsible for the OSS business of Logica, where he successfully transformed the business into a global business and established Logica as a leading supplier of OSS solutions globally. Mr. Mohseninia holds a Ph.D. in numerical computations from the university of Hertfordshire in the UK.
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JOHN MOLISE
VP OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Molise is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Aeris network and services platform. Mr. Molise has over 10 years of experience in the broadband and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Aeris in 2008, he held a broad range of finance and technology leadership positions for Charter Communications, a Fortune 500 cable and broadband company based in Saint Louis, MO. Most recently, he was in charge of operations strategy for Charter’s commercial services business unit. Mr. Molise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.