Founder, Chairman & CEO
Inventergy is the fourth IP-centric startup for Joe, after a 34 year career leading IP licensing for Hewlett-Packard. While at HP, he increased the IP income for the company by 20x in just six years. In addition to driving the IP strategy for HP, he reviewed and approved every IP transaction, including patent licensing, technology licensing, brand licensing, standards based licensing and patent sales & acquisitions.
A corporate veteran with an inventor's soul, Joe developed operating systems, was the lead inventor of the world's first single chip 32bit microprocessor and led M&A, technology partnership, and corporate strategy programs for HP. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois. Joe has been featured twice on the cover of IAM Magazine, most recently along with Steve Jobs and 22 others as the "Top people who helped transform the IP industry in the last decade".
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
John has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in technology and service organizations. Prior to joining Inventergy Global, Inc. (through a consulting arrangement with The Brenner Group), John held CFO positions at a number of Silicon Valley small and mid-size companies, including PureWave Networks, Neato Robotics, and Tigo Energy. Prior to that he was Vice President – General Manager of the Wireless Coverage Solutions Division of ADC Telecommunications, Inc., formerly LGC Wireless, Inc. John was Executive Vice President, COO and CFO of LGC prior to its sale to ADC in December 2007. Before joining LGC, John was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Jetstream Communications, Inc., and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SCM Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMM). Previously, John held senior financial management positions at Octel Communications, VMX, Inc. and KPMG. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wayne State University, has completed the Financial Management Program at the Stanford School of Business, and is a certified public accountant.