In 2003 we developed an innovative way to obtain location. Using Wi-Fi signals would be faster, more precise and battery-friendly than GPS and cell-towers alone. We foresaw the mass adoption and proliferation of mobile technology that would make our idea useful for every device on the planet. We got to work on collecting the locations of billions of Wi-Fi access points worldwide and building the infrastructure and software to deliver the information.
Skyhook’s massive global network powers billions of location requests in all of the places that they happen. Our customers include giants like Apple, Samsung, Sony and Mapquest. Our coverage is monumental and constantly growing. We exist to make location faster, more precise and practical and have teams dedicated to research and development, support and getting our message in the hands of everyone who can use our technology.
Our Context Accelerator radically simplifies harnessing the full power of a user’s location data to deliver frictionless, vital mobile experiences or the most relevant content. Context Accelerator is highly respectful of privacy and fits easily into almost any development stack.
Craig joined TruePosition, Skyhook’s parent company, in 2005, serving as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration from 2005 to early 2014 and subsequently as Chief Executive Officer. Craig’s role was expanded in early 2016 to include the Chief Executive Officer position at Skyhook.
Craig has over twenty years of experience serving technology companies. Prior to joining TruePosition, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OpenTV Corp. (Nasdaq: OPTV) and Liberty Broadband Interactive Television. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TV Guide, Inc. (formerly United Video Satellite Group) (Nasdaq: TVGIA/UVSGA, prior to its acquisition by Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.)
Craig is a graduate of the University of Kansas.
As Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Rod is responsible for coordination of the product, engineering and customer operations functions at Skyhook. In this role, Rod helps to define and implement strategies and practices that drive innovation and execution while facilitating cross-functional communication. In addition, Rod manages all of Skyhook's legal affairs, including litigation, technology licensing, intellectual property development and contract negotiation.
Prior to joining Skyhook, Rod was an attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City and at Ropes & Gray in Boston. He holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Colgate University and a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School
Karl joined Skyhook in 2016. He brings a broad and diverse background to Skyhook, spanning direct and indirect sales and general management experience supporting both international and domestic markets. He is responsible for expanding the growth of Skyhook in the Adtech, Apps and IoT/Device markets.
Prior to joining Skyhook, Karl was President of cloud-based customer engagement platform provider Nexxphase, which he co-founded and led through a period of rapid growth and eventual sale. Previously, he was Chief Sales and Partner Officer for Echopass, leader in cloud-based contact solutions, which was acquired by Genesys Labs. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at Genesys Labs, helping drive their high growth. Earlier in his career, Karl held executive positions with companies including Stream International, Teletech Europe and Sun Microsystems.
Karl is a graduate of Susquehanna University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
As Chief Technology Officer, Kipp works to guide and shape our innovative location intelligence technology. He has spent over 20 years developing technology and strategy for numerous technology startups including NuBridges, PathFire and his own company DirectSight Networks. He’s authored 19 patents for the methods pertaining to Skyhook’s hybrid location technology. Kipp received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska as well as an MS and ABD in CS from Georgia Tech.
Dan is responsible for leading the growth of sales at Skyhook. Prior to Skyhook, Dan launched the Enterprise business unit at Leap Motion, building the initial team and successfully launching multiple industry opportunities for the platform. He’s helped several venture-backed organizations to successful outcomes including acquisitions by Verisign, Digitalsmiths (Tivo), Gilt Groupe, J.P. Morgan Chase and Google. Dan earned his BA in Economics from Williams College.
Steve is tasked with building partnerships to support Skyhook’s rapidly growing business. Prior to joining Skyhook, Steve was Director of Marketing at edocs, Inc., where he was responsible for the development and execution of the company’s integrated marketing programs and infrastructure. There, Steve generated a fivefold increase of the company’s pipeline and 16 consecutive quarters of revenue growth, leading to the company’s acquisition by Siebel Systems. Steve holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts.
As VP of Product, David is responsible for designing the next generation of disruptive location technology. Prior to Skyhook, David formed and led all of Catalina Marketing’s mobile efforts, focusing on monetizing one of the world’s largest datasets of consumer purchase history. David has a host of mobile, product leadership and general business experience, including time at Thomson Reuters, Catalina and JP Morgan. David’s education spans both sides of the pond. He has a BA in finance from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Cambridge / Queens College in Cambridge, UK.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Farshid is the mastermind behind the research and development of Skyhook’s positioning technology. He is a proud member of the design and implementation team of the first three satellite-based mobile networks at Hughes Network Systems: ICO, and has almost 20 years of industrial experience in the design and implementation of satellite and wireless networks. Farshid is on the faculty of Boston University and received his PhD from George Washington University and MS from Tehran University.
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