Leadership Team

Jim Roche, President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim is a seasoned executive and corporate director with over 30 years of experience. He is President, CEO and founder of Stratford Managers Corporation. Jim co-founded Tundra Semiconductor, took it public and grew it to $1.5B market value as President & CEO.  Jim was a founding member of Newbridge Networks.

Dr. Nikhil Adnani, Chief Technology Officer & VP Sales

Nikhil has over twenty years of experience in the area of wireless. He has held engineering positions at Nortel and Communications Research Centre Canada. Nikhil has a BSc and an MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from Carleton University, all in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Tarek Helaly, VP Engineering

Tarek brings more than 25 years of experience in Wireless Communications and Signal Intelligence with a mission-accomplished mindset. He has held several leadership roles with a proven track record of successful multidisciplinary projects across diverse industries including Defense and Telecom. Tarek holds a BSc and MSc from Military Technical College in Cairo, Egypt, and a PhD degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, all in Electrical Engineering. He is the author of over 20 publications in scientific journals, magazines, and conferences.

Brian Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

Brian has thirty plus years of experience working with various sized businesses (including complex manufacturing, high tech, professional services and construction industries) with responsibility extending through all aspects of internal and external management/financial reporting and decision making. Brian attained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation (now CPA) from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1988. Brian also has his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, VP Product Management & Marketing

Jasvinder has over 30 years’ experience in multinational and start-up companies in advanced technologies. He conducted advanced research at Plessey Research, Caswell before joining JDS Fitel (JDSU) as head of Product Management. A serial entrepreneur in numerous start-up ventures, he was President of Strategian, CEO of Bluebear Networks, (Biometric Security), CSO of Sunlogics, (alternative energy), COO of RocketOwl, (e-learning games via social and mobile networks), the first B-Corp in Ottawa. Jasvinder volunteers as President and Charter Member of TiE Ottawa. He holds a PhD from the University of London, and is a Chartered Physicist with Institute of Physics.

Theo Pantazopoulos, VP Custom Products

Theo is a Senior Technology Executive with over 30 years of electronic systems industry experience. He was instrumental in creating and growing the Electronic Systems business unit at Med-Eng Systems from zero to over $200M/yr leading to a $650M acquisition by Allen-Vanguard. Prior to Med-Eng Systems, Theo held senior roles at SR Telecom, Tellabs, PolarSat, Spotwave Wireless and Northern Telecom. Theo brings a strong, execution-focused management style, strong entrepreneurial acumen, and a well-developed business sense. During his tenure as Vice President of Engineering, Theo successfully led the developments of the WSA5000-427, the R5500, the R5700, the P120 and the D2030 products which very significantly expanded the company’s product offering in the signal monitoring space.
Theo is the founding member of the Custom Products Business at ThinkRF where he serves a Vice President responsible for the business unit. In this role, Theo has continued to dramatically grow the sales of the company year over year by forming key partnerships leading to the closing of several strategic development contracts.
Theo holds the Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Dan Zanetti, VP Operations

Dan joined ThinkRF in July 2017 following senior roles in supply chain operations, engineering and sales management in high tech OEM.  He has significant skills in supply chain management, NPI program management, customer engagement and end to end business process improvement.  Dan who has a BSc Eng and MBA began his career with Nortel with progressive roles in finance, engineering, human resources and operations. He also worked in senior operations roles in optical startup Bookham and prior to joining ThinkRF he was VP Customer Satisfaction at Oclaro a leading optical component manufacturer.