Chief Executive Officer
Mario is the CEO at Ossia. He brings 20 years of experience as a business leader in the advanced technology sector, where he has successfully led the creation of several billion dollars of new business in intellectual property transactions and core technology licensing. His experience includes negotiating significant intellectual property licenses with Fortune 500 companies across the telecommunications, software and consumer electronics industries.
Most recently, Mario served as Vice President of technology licensing at Pendrell Corporation. Previously, Mario was the Head of Licensing for Telecommunications at Intellectual Ventures, where he drove the creation and development of the telecommunications business unit. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mario held the position of Chief Licensing Strategist at InterDigital Communications. He also held several leadership roles within PSG and General Electric.
Mario speaks frequently at leading industry events and conferences, such as Wireless Influencers, LES, LESI and Wireless Broadband Development Conference. He holds an MSEE from Villanova University and a BS from Temple University.
CTO, Chief Scientist, Founder, Chairman of the Board
Hatem Zeine founded Ossia in 2008. Hatem’s career in technology spans over two decades. In 1990 he founded Zeine Technological Applications, known later as Estarta Solutions, which today is the largest systems integrator in the Middle East, providing turnkey technology solutions to governments, financial institutions and telecom companies. Estarta, where Hatem has also served on the board of directors, was the first company in the region to receive direct investments from Microsoft and Cisco Systems. A native of Jordan, he served as co-founder and vice chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan, prior to relocating to the United States, in 2004. Hatem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in the UK.
Prior to founding Ossia, Hatem was a Director/Principal Engineer at Microsoft, leading PM, Development and Test initiatives. He filed seven patents during his tenure.
Hatem is a recognized expert on wireless power and its potential, speaking regularly at events and conferences on innovation and the moon-shot thinking that drives his entrepreneurial spirit. Hatem holds five granted patents related to Ossia’s Cota technology. http://patents.justia.com/inventor/hatem-zeine
Chief Financial Officer
Tim oversees all financial, investor relations and legal operations. He brings more than 15 years of experience in finance and investment banking, specializing in software, semiconductors and infrastructure/IoT technology.
Before joining Ossia, Tim was a senior investment banker in the Technology Investment Banking group at Raymond James and prior to that was a member of the technology groups at BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. In these roles, he advised technology companies ranging from pre-IPO startups to global corporations on mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, and other equity and debt financings. Notable past clients have included HP, Broadcom/Avago, Rackspace, Ubiquiti Networks, Fitbit, Ambarella, Mobileye and Ruckus Wireless. Earlier in his career Tim was an Associate at Global Technology Partners, an aerospace and defense-focused advisory and investment firm founded by former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and current Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
Tim holds a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Doug has been involved with leading edge technology companies his entire career. Previously, Doug was Chief Revenue Officer for Mobivity, managing sales, client services, and marketing. Prior to Mobivity, Doug held executive positions with Hipcricket, Inc., Acuity Mobile, Inc., TeleCommunications Systems, Inc., Aether Systems, Inc. and Xpedior, Inc.
Doug has been a key team member in nine successful exits during his career. These include two IPOs and an acquisition by Nokia. Doug’s passion for technology is rooted in his belief that the mobile device will be the personal gateway to all of the information individuals will need or desire. He lives in Seattle with his lovely wife, three children, two cats, a dog, and a snail.
VP, Corporate Development and Business Alliances
Preston Woo is the Vice President of Corporate Development and Business Alliances. He brings 15 years of experience in deal-making, spanning technology licensing, strategic partnerships, corporate development, M&A, private equity and fundraising.
Most recently, Preston served as the CFO and Vice President of Corporate Development for Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems with Fortune 500 investors. Previously, Preston was head of corporate development at Pendrell Corporation, a publicly traded firm focused on acquiring and developing technologies. Prior to his role at Pendrell, Preston led the business development group in the licensing division at Intellectual Ventures. Preston started his career in the M&A group at UBS Investment Bank.
He holds both a BS and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jen has been a successful marketer in the mobile application and consumer electronics space for over a decade. Beginning her career at P&G, she went on to be a key executive of several successful mobile start-ups. Jen has also spent time in the corporate space leading Global Products and Marketing for Symbian Foundation / Nokia. Bringing her passion for technology and helping early stage startups through the years of funding, product launch, growth and exit, Jen has joined Ossia as VP of Marketing.
VP of Sales and Business Development
Luis is a solution-driven sales and business development leader with over 25 years of experience. His background is primarily in technology and service sales, including Mobility services, M2M applications, WiFi design and services, network security and RFID deployments. Prior to joining Ossia, Luis held leadership positions at numerous telecom, tech and consulting companies, including ATG and Lucent. He is an active alumnus of Stanford’s GSB, and holds two bachelor’s degrees from UC Davis.
VP of Software Engineering
Fady brings 18 years of experience in Systems Development and Software Organization building. This experience is diverse as it includes Enterprise Systems, Mobile Applications in addition to Big Data and Data Science implementations.
As a leader in with extensive background in building software organizations, Fady’s background covers, People, Process, Program, Technology and Strategy.
Prior to joining Ossia, Fady served as the VP of Engineering at Seattle Avionics where he lead the delivery of General Aviation apps (such as a AOPA FlyQ) to the market. Earlier, Fady was Director / Principal Development Manager at Microsoft where he led the development of the new OEM Authorization system for Windows 8. Prior to that, Fady led software groups at other organizations such as GE, ADGAS and Gateway.
At Ossia, Fady is leading the Solutions group which covers the base COTA software, the COTA software platform, applications and the cloud.
Board of Advisors
AdvisorAssociate Professor at Stanford Design School
Banny's extensive 6 years of experience as Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering professor and 4 years as Director of Stanford’s Design School brings scholastic knowledge in design, user centered and user experience to Ossia’s engineering team. Banny is currently the Director of Stanford’s ChangeLabs, pioneering innovative strategies for future systems, bringing Ossia a world perspective on technology.
AdvisorManaging Director at Blackstone Group, Former Executive at AIG, Former Executive at Safeco Corporation, & Former Executive at Vulcan Capital
Felix is an instrumental player in fundraising at Ossia. With the impressive skill set of planning and managing private multi billion dollar investments at SafeCo, AIG and Blackstone, Felix has assisted with venture capital endeavors at Ossia by weighing out the risks of each investment opportunities. Felix’s money management approach provided guidance for the financial structure and launch of Ossia’s Series C.
Dr. Amin Badr-El-Din
AdvisorChairman & CEO of BADR Investments
Dr. Amin Badr-El-Din, Ph.D. is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Badr Investments. He has experience in putting together complex commercial profit-oriented partnerships and has a high level of credibility in the international financial community. Dr. Badr-El-Din Consultancy services to both governments and corporations, combining his entrepreneurial skills of venture capital and his international and strategic capabilities. This has allowed the creation of a portfolio of initiatives covering sectors along the entire spectrum of economic activities across a wide range of geographies.
AdvisorPresident & CEO at Echodyne Corp, EVP of TerraPower & Former COO of Intellectual Ventures
Eben has an expansive resume with TerraPower, Intellectual Ventures, Onyx Software and Amoco ranging from BP, Director, VP to EVP and EIR. Eben provides Ossia with impressive diplomatic counsel on fund raising methodologies, assisting in the growth of Ossia’s financial Series C.
AdvisorFormer General Counsel at Amazon & Former Partner at Perkins Coie
Michelle Wilson was General Counsel of Amazon.com, Inc. then promoted to Senior VP. Michelle led the company’s legal, intellectual property, government affairs and compliance and ethics functions. Michelle’s extensive experience, both in-house and beyond, will be instrumental to Ossia as we look to enter this next phase of growth.
As the company behind the breakthrough wireless charging technology, Cota, Ossia has a patent portfolio with a global reach that demonstrates it’s appreciation of the importance of intellectual property. Behind this simple concept of wireless charging that takes convenience to the next level, there is a complex technology that is continuously expanding every day to deliver a better and a safer product for tomorrow’s always-on, always-ready society.
Ossia owns a growing portfolio of issued, granted and pending patent assets that cover both the core of the company’s wireless power technology and key aspects of its deployment.
- United states
- 8159364 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 8446248 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 8558661 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 8410953 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 8854176 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 9142973 B2Wireless power transmission system
- 2014/0217967 A1Systems and Methods for Optimally Delivering Pulsed Wireless Power
- 2014/0241231 A1Method and Apparatus for Focused Data communications
- 2015/0207542 A1Systems and Methods for Wireless Power and Communication
- 2016/0013685 A1Wireless Power Transmission System
- 2016/0033254 A1Techniques for Determining Distance between Radiating Objects in Multipath Wireless Power Delivery Enviornments
- 2016/0127012Techniques for Filtering Multi-Component Signals
- 2016/0197522 A1Techniques for Reducing Human Exposure to Wireless Energy in Wireless Power Delivery Environments
- 2016/0248270 A1Embedded or Deposited Surface Antennas for Integrated Wireless Power Facilites
- 2016/0262131 A1Method and Apparatus for Focused Data Communications
- 2016/0299210 A1Techniques for Imaging Wireless Power Delivery Environments and Tracking Objects Therein
- 2016/0299549 A1Calculating Power Consumption in Wireless Power Delivery Systems
- 2016/0300547 A1Wirelessly Powered Electronic Display Apparatus
- 2016/0301217 A1Removably Attachable Portable Device Apparatus with Integrated Wireless Power Receiving Facilities
- 2016/0301240 A1Wirelessly Chargeable Battery Apparatus
- 2016/0301243 A1Inferring Battery Status of an Electronic Device in a Wireless Power Delivery Environment
- 2016/0301255 A1Techniques for Delivering Retrodirective Wireless Power
- 2016/0301256 A1Techniques for Statically Tuning Retro-Directive Wireless Power Transmission Systems
- 2016/0301258 A1Wireless Power Transceivers for Supplementing Wireless Power Delivery and Extending Range
- 2016/0301259 A1Wireless Charging with Multiple Power Receiving Facilities on a Wireless Network
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