Management Team

Jacob Suen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Suen, President and Chief Executive Officer, served as Airgain’s President since January 2019, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. He brings over 20 years of domestic and international business development and management experience to Airgain and is responsible for strategic direction at the company. Previously, Mr. Suen served numerous management positions as Director of Business Development, OEM/ODM Manager, and Regional Network Consultant for Paradyne Corporation, formerly a part of AT&T and a supplier of network equipment worldwide. While at Paradyne, Mr. Suen was responsible for reducing overall cost and improved time to market in various product lines through the ODM/OEM initiative and successfully established its very first subsidiary in China. Mr. Suen has also held various product development and engineering positions at GVN Technologies and Motorola. Mr. Suen received his M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, Masters of Electrical Engineering and Management from the University of South Florida, and B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.

David Lyle

Chief Financial Officer

David Lyle joins Airgain with twelve years of public company CFO experience and over two decades of experience in the technology industry, much of which was spent in wireless technology markets. Mr. Lyle has a proven track record in successfully scaling high growth technology companies, having served in leadership roles in both public and private companies. Before joining Airgain, Mr. Lyle was the CFO of Sunniva, Inc., and prior to Sunniva, he was CFO at Maxwell Technologies, Inc. for four years, which was acquired by Tesla in 2019. He also served as the CFO of Entropic Communications, Inc., which was acquired in 2015 by MaxLinear. Prior to Entropic, he served as the CFO of RF Magic, acquired by Entropic in 2007, Zyray Wireless, acquired by Broadcom in 2004, and Mobilian, acquired by Intel in 2003. Mr. Lyle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Southern California, a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Morad Sbahi

Senior Vice President of Global Product and Marketing

Morad Sbahi is responsible for managing and marketing Airgain’s products as well as driving adoption of the company’s newer technologies across the globe. As the SVP of Global Product and Marketing, Mr. Sbahi is also responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy that supports business growth and enhances brand awareness. By operating across all segments of the company, Mr. Sbahi’s role is to help Airgain expand into new markets and product categories worldwide. Since joining Airgain in 2013, Mr. Sbahi has held a number of senior management positions, including most recently as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, where he spearheaded the company’s recent acquisition of NimbeLink, a leader in edge-based cellular connectivity solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things. Prior to that, Mr. Sbahi was Airgain’s General Manager, EMEA, where he helped to establish Airgain’s solid presence in the geography. Before joining Airgain, he served as General Manager, EMEA for SMC Networks, Inc., a provider of customer premise equipment for service providers, where he led the development of SMC’s European business and directed the company’s planning and execution efforts across the market. Mr. Sbahi brings over 20 years of international executive management experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries to Airgain. A recognized industry leader, he has held executive management positions with such companies as Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Applied Micro Circuits, and Ubee Interactive. Mr. Sbahi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from the Warwick Business School.

Ali Sadri, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Ali Sadri, Ph.D. is Airgain’s Senior Vice President, Engineering, bringing over 25 years of advanced scientific and engineering management experience and is responsible for developing solutions to support Airgain’s current and future businesses. Prior to joining Airgain, Dr. Sadri held several executive positions at leading technology companies, and most prominently at Intel where he spent over 18 years as head of the mmWave advanced technology development group. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Engineering at SOLiD Inc. where he led the company’s mmWave product strategy and development. In addition to his professional career, Dr. Sadri serves as an industry international advisor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and earlier served as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University. Prior to Intel, Dr. Sadri held executive positions at WiGig Alliance as founder and Chairman of the Board and as Director of Communications Standards at IBM. Dr. Sadri received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Business from North Carolina State University and is a named inventor on over 150 domestic and international patents.

John Pan

General Manager, Asia

John Pan serves as Airgain’s General Manager, Asia, is responsible for Asia sales, marketing and team management. He brings over 18 years of Information Technology (IT) and sales experience. Prior to joining Airgain, Mr. Pan worked for global leader, Xerox, as a System Analyst, helping to optimize and develop customer business and networking. He also gained experience at Maipu, a telecom solution company in Chengdu, where he was promoted from Engineer to Region Technology Manager, and finally became the Telecom Industry Technology Manager, in which he directed the company’s telecom industry planning and execution efforts. He brings comprehensive design and engineering experience to Airgain, particularly when it comes to Chinese telecom network technology. Mr. Pan holds a B.S. in Computer Communication Engineering from Chengdu University of Technology, and an M.B.A from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Bill Swafford

Vice President of Sales, North America

Bill Swafford brings over 20 years of management experience in sales, business development, and product line management, having led sales and business development for global companies primarily involved with antenna systems and RF front end solutions. As Airgain’s Vice President of Sales, North America, Mr. Swafford is focused on leveraging the company’s unique value add to expand the North American customer base, with a strategic focus on new market growth initiatives. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Swafford was Vice President of Business Development, North America at Airgain. Prior to his career in sales, Mr. Swafford was an RF Engineer for 10 years, developing cellular infrastructure equipment and defense electronics. Mr. Swafford holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

Board of Directors

James K. Sims | Chairman
Chairman, Former CEO, Airgain, Gen3. Founder, Cambridge Technology Partners; Founder, Concurrent Computer Corporation; Vice Chairman, RSA Security. Member, Republican National Finance Committee.

Jacob Suen
President & CEO, Airgain, former President, Airgain, held previous positions at Paradyne Corporation, formerly a part of AT&T, GVN Technologies, Motorola

Kiva Allgood
Former Global Head of IoT and Automotive for Ericsson. Former Chief Commercial Development Officer for GE Business Innovations and Managing Director for GE Ventures and Business Innovations. Held a range of leadership positions at Qualcomm, including Vice President of New Business Development and President of Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions. Currently serves on the board of directors for Synaptics Incorporated.

TJ Chung
Senior Partner, Core Industrial Partners, LLC. Former President of Teletrac Navman and CEO of Navman Wireless. Held previous positions at Brunswick Corporation and Emerson Electric.

Joan Gillman
Former COO, Time Warner Cable Media; EVP, Time Warner Cable; President, Time Warner Cable Media, LLC; and President, OpenTV. Director of Centrica, PLC; former director of National Cable Communications, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Video Advertising Bureau, Women in Cable Telecommunications, BlackArrow, LLC, and Seawell Networks.

Thomas A. Munro
Former CEO, Verimatrix, Inc. President, Wireless Facilities. Founded start-ups, including @Market,, and Precision Digital Images. CFO, MetLife Capital Corporation.

Arthur M. Toscanini
CFO, Gen3 Partners; CFO Cambridge Technology Partners; VP & Controller, Concurrent Computer Corporations. Perkin-Elmer Data Systems Group.

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