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LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Leadership Team brings diverse experience and business insight; wealth of business skills with technical savvy. They are passionately driven to realize thinkRF’s potential as a thought leading, global organization.

Jim Roche

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim thrives on leading and contributing to breakthrough organization successes. With a background as an entrepreneur and leader of multiple high-growth enterprises, Jim is a successful executive with over 30 years of relevant experience. He is a founding member of two unicorns (Newbridge Networks and Tundra Semiconductor), has extensive experience as CEO of private and public high-growth companies, and has served on the boards of many other successful companies.

Dr. Nikhil Adnani

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Jim Nerschook

Chief Operating Officer

Jim is an accomplished wireless industry veteran with strong expertise in the wireless and wireline test and measurement and monitoring market. He has been on the Board of thinkRF for over four years. Previously, he has held senior level executive positions at Viavi Solutions, JDSU, Acterna, GN NetTest and PAR Technology where he acquired in depth experience in developing strategic plans, developing hardware and SaaS solutions, leading organizational change and achieving double-digit growth. He has a strong background in managing global marketing and sales organizations as well as R&D organizations. Jim has a BSc in Physics from Syracuse University and a MSc in Management Science from State University of New York at Binghamton.

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.

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.

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