Eric D. Stonestrom – President & Chief Executive Officer
Eric D. Stonestrom joined Airspan as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 1998. In May 1998, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. From 1995 to January 1998, Mr. Stonestrom was employed by DSC Communications Corporation, a provider of telecommunications equipment and services (“DSC”), as a Vice President of operating divisions, including the Airspan product line. From 1984 until 1995, Mr. Stonestrom worked at telecommunications corporations Bell Laboratories and AT&T in a variety of positions. He received B.S., M.S. and M. Eng. degrees in 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively, from the College of Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.
Eric D. Stonestrom is a founding member of Airspan.
David Brant – Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
David Brant joined Airspan in January 1998 as Finance Director. He became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2007. Between July 2000 and December 2005 Mr. Brant served as Vice President Finance and Controller. In December 2005 the Company transferred its Finance function to the United States, and he assumed an operating role leading the Company’s AS.NET division, broadening his experience across the operational functions of the Company. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Brant was employed by DSC in various financial roles, the last post as Director of European Accounting. He received a B.A. in Mathematical Economics in 1984 from Essex University and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
David Brant is a founding member of Airspan.
Henrik Smith-Petersen – Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Henrik Smith-Petersen joined Airspan in February 1998 as Senior Director in Sales. He became Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific in April 2000 and in February 2001 became President, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Airspan, from July 1997 he was with DSC as Director of Business Development. In DSC he gained extensive experience developing new business and partnerships worldwide in the wireless telecommunication market. Before joining DSC, he worked for four years for AT&T’s Network Systems Group in Italy, where he developed AT&T’s operation systems business and later became Key Account Manager for Italtel, AT&T’s local partner in Milan, developing the Telecom Italia business. He received his B.Sc. in Business Economics degree from Copenhagen School of Economics in Denmark in 1990, and a M.B.A. from SDA BOCCONI University in Milan in 1992.
Henrik Smith-Petersen is a founding member of Airspan.
Uzi Shalev – Chief Operating Officer
Uzi Shalev is Chief Operating Officer for Airspan and is responsible for research and development and the supply chain for all Airspan’s products. Mr. Shalev joined Marconi in January 2001 as Vice President of Engineering. Prior to joining the company, he served as Senior VP Engineering with RADVision, developing Voice and Video over IP products. From 1985 until 1993, Mr. Shalev worked in various projects in the aircraft industry. He has 23 years of experience in telecommunications, wireless products, in managerial and technical roles. Mr. Shalev holds a BSc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Paul Senior – Chief Strategy Officer
Paul Senior is Chief Strategy Officer and is responsible for guiding the company’s corporate technical and commercial and product evolution strategies. Paul is an industry veteran, with over 30 years experience in the radio telecommunication industry, spanning the era’s of 2G, 3G and 4G deployment and the rise of mobile broadband. Paul has held positions at GEC Telecoms, Plessey Research, Nortel, Alcatel and DSC Communications. At Airspan Paul has served as the Head of Airspan’s RF Planning Team, Director of Customer Services, Senior Director of Operations and Sales Asia Pacific, Vice President Marketing and Product Management, and was also Airspan’s CTO for seven years. Paul participated in the creation the WiMAX Forum in 2002, and is a Small Cell Evangelist and active in many industry bodies focused on Small Cells Access and Backhaul and network evolution to 5G. Paul currently sits on the Board of the Small Cell Forum.
Paul Senior is a founding member of Airspan.
Moti Bitter – Chief Product Officer
Moti bitter is Chief Product Officer for Airspan and is responsible for product innovation, product strategy, product technology and release management. Mr. Bitter joined Airspan in March 2005 as Engineering Director for Small-Cell development. He became Vice President of Product Management between May 2012 and July 2016 during which he lead Airspan’s LTE Small-Cell business. In August 2016, he took responsibility for Airspan’s entire product organization as CPO. Before Airspan, Mr. Bitter was leading software development for Carrier Ethernet products at Siemens. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics & Computer Science as well as an M.B.A. degree, both from Bar-Ilan University.