With more than 25 years of leadership in Silicon Valley, Rick Wilmer brings extensive experience to the CEO role at Mojo Networks. As CEO, Rick is propelling Mojo Networks to the next phase of rapid growth and development, starting with a new leadership team, the rebranding of the company, and a focused go-to-market strategy. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and a large staff in Pune, India, Rick oversees both offices providing leadership and vision. Rick has extensive international experience, especially in Asia, where he resided for two years. Rick received his BS in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a patent in data storage technology.
Pravin Bhagwat is a wireless networking pioneer and an accomplished researcher. He brings 20+ years of leading edge research and development experience in wireless, security and networking and leads product innovation, technical strategy and technical marketing at Mojo Networks. Prior to founding Mojo Networks, Pravin spent 1.5 years as a visiting faculty member with the Computer Science department at IIT Kanpur. He received the 2005 Global Indus Technovator Award for successfully engineering the world’s first massively large scale outdoor WLAN network connecting two cities in North India. Pravin started his research career at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and AT&T Research where he was a lead member of Mobile, IP, and Bluetooth research teams. Pravin has research papers (with 1000+ citations) and 16 patents to his credit. For the past three years, Pravin has also been active in several community-level green initiatives and social entrepreneurship projects. Pravin has a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, India and an MS/PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Michael Anthofer brings 30 years of technology company financial expertise to his position as he works to expand Mojo Networks' business footprint and help execute its long-term growth strategy. Previously, Michael was Executive Vice President and CFO of Tessera Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for the company's finance office, strategic planning and investor relations. Prior to Tessera, he served as Vice President and CFO of Kodiak Networks Inc., and before that he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Smartpipes Inc. Before joining Smartpipes, Michael was Senior Vice President and CFO of Concentric Network Corp, which merged with Nextlink Communications to form XO Communications, where he was instrumental in taking the company public. During his tenure, the company grew from $2 million in annual revenue to a $250 million annual run-rate in five years. Michael earned both his BS and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business).
Michael Printz brings more than 30 years of experience in building, managing and driving sales teams in wired and wireless networking, security, SaaS and storage. He has a proven track record of increasing market penetration and optimizing strategic partnerships, as well as recruiting and hiring top industry talent. Prior to Mojo, Printz most recently served as vice president of worldwide sales and support for Mimosa Networks, a 5G fixed wireless solutions company, and DigitalPersona, a biometric security company. He also previously held sales leadership roles at LongBoard, Inc., Gadzoox Network and Zeitnet.
As VP, Marketing at Mojo Networks, Lisa's charter is to drive marketing programs that increase visibility, brand awareness, and positive business results. Lisa is a Silicon Valley marketing veteran with broad experience in digital marketing, PR, analyst relations, and branding. Before joining Mojo, she served as Head of Marketing at Pelican Imaging, and held senior digital marketing roles at Rambus, Jabil, and Netscape. Lisa has spoken at high-tech industry events on a range of topics, including web analytics, branding, and content localization. She has served as a panelist on a Stanford Graduate School of Business and San Francisco 49ers “Women in Sports” event, and is honored to have been a Web Award judge since 2003. Lisa earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Santa Clara University.
Cognitive Joe, Chief Product Evangelist
As Chief Product Evangelist, Cognitive Joe is responsible for raising awareness of Mojo's exceptionally brilliant cloud WiFi solution. He works closely with key customers to identify WLAN requirements, and collaborates with the Sales and Marketing teams on go-to-market strategy. Exceedingly well-traveled, he is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is known in the office as the guy who likes to play inappropriate terms from a variety of languages in "Words with Friends." Prior to joining Mojo Networks, Joe served as an adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has earned three Superbowl rings, and proudly coached the US Olympic Roller Hockey team to 12th-place finish at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona. Joe is the NY Times best-selling author of "Why Your Controller-Based Network Will Never Scale," briefly worked as a cheese buyer at Trader Joe's, and regularly delights Bay Area audiences with his edgy karaoke rendition of "Rhinestone Cowboy."