President and CEO
Aviad Gefen joined Microwave Networks with over 15 years experience in executive management roles within the global telecommunications industry. Most notably he held the position of General Manager at Motorola M2M business-unit within Motorola Government and Public Safety.
Mr. Gefen holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland and a MBA from Kellogg Recanati, a joint program of Northwestern University and the Tel Aviv University.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob Austin is an accomplished finance professional with over 20 years of experience in various accounting and finance roles. He led the Treasury and Corporate Development departments at ExpressJet where he developed corporate diversification strategies and was a key member of ExpressJet’s IPO team in 2002. Rob also served on the board of ExpressJet Services, a wholly owned subsidiary that engaged in various services for the airline industry.
Mr. Austin received his BSBA in Finance from the University of Arizona and MBA from University of Houston.
Vikram Bala joined Microwave Networks after 6 years serving in the high-tech industry and 2 years in strategy consulting. He has worked as a senior quality reliability engineer for technology development at Intel Corporation and, after earning his MBA, as a marketing and management consultant for various high-profile manufacturing companies prior to joining Microwave Networks.
Vik has a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a B.A. in English from Rice University, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a Masters in Engineering Management, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management both from Northwestern University.
Vice President of Research and Development
Ben has over 20 years of R&D software and communications experience. He attained his BS. Degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Henk has over 25 years of wireless industry sales, marketing, and business development experience. Formerly with Motorola and E.F. Johnson Co. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Denver and a MBA from University of Miami.
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Vicky Youtz has a long history in the Microwave, Wireless and Networking Industries having previous roles in Sales Management, Business Development, Solutions Selling, Product Management, Systems Integration, and Engineering. Vicky has over 20 years of wireless experience before joining Microwave Networks, most recently as Sales Director for BIG Wireless, LLC, and previously as Sales Director with Proxim, Inc., and Product Engineering Manager with AMP Inc. (now TE Connectivity, Ltd.). She has a BSEE from The Pennsylvania State University.
Vice President, Customer Care
Alvin is an accomplished senior level professional with over 25 years of industry experience supporting mission critical telecommunication solutions. His experience is diverse having held various senior level positions as a sales engineer, project engineer and program manager. Prior to joining Microwave Networks he managed the System Integration Department at Harris CapRock Communication providing global turnkey engineering and design, procurement, installation and maintenance for complete communications solutions for the Energy sector. Alvin has an ASEET from ITT Technical Institute of Houston.