Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Milner brings to Telular over 30 years of experience leading growth companies in both the private and public sectors. In his role as CEO, Mr. Milner leverages his strong engineering and business expertise across a range of industries to strategically poise Telular for further growth in the M2M market. Most recently, Mr. Milner served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), a manufacturer of uninterruptible power systems and modular infrastructure solutions for data centers and other business operations where system up-time is considered mission critical.
Prior to Active Power, Mr. Milner served in senior leadership roles at Aquilex Corporation, Xerium Technologies, and Invensys plc. Mr. Milner received a bachelor's degree in Physics from Ohio Wesleyan University, and both a master's of Science in Electrical Engineering and a master's in Business Administration from Duke University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
With over 16 years of cross-functional business experience, Mr. Charak provides senior-level financial and administrative leadership. Mr. Charak comes to Telular after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Vanderbilt Financial, LLC., where he provided financial direction to a newly funded and sophisticated specialty investment vehicle with $180 million of capitalization.
Prior to Vanderbilt Financial, Mr. Charak spent over three years at Concourse Communications as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Charak has also held positions at Language Stars LLC, iFufillment Inc, and Arthur Anderson LLP. He received his B.S. in accounting from Indiana University, and has served as a certified public accountant since 1992.
George S. Brody
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Telguard
Mr. Brody joined Telular with more than 20 years of experience in business-to-business marketing and global commerce. In his role as senior vice president and general manager, he provides strategic expertise in building revenue, brand equity, and customer service.
Prior to Telular, Mr. Brody joined Quiet Water Associates after serving as vice president of marketing for Evolution Networks Inc., a venture-backed, early stage telecommunications company. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Philips Electronics N.V. Communications & Security Systems. He was part of the management team that formed BURLE industries, which was acquired by Philips. As vice president of worldwide marketing, he helped establish BURLE as a major player in the global electronic security market. Mr. Brody began his career at RCA and holds a B.S. in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes College and an M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, SkyBitz
Henry has more than 20 years executive sales experience and a proven track record of driving revenue growth and improving customer loyalty. Henry was most recently at SkyTel, where he oversaw sales and distribution. He has successful sales and operations experience in high growth technology startups and Fortune 250 corporations across multiple industries including: wireless telecommunications, logistics/ supply chain, transportation, software as a service (SaaS), and e-commerce. In his role as the Vice-President of National Sales at Nextel, Henry conceived and built the first vertical industry sales model in wireless communications. He is a recognized expert in mobile technologies with a focus on GPS/tracking and resource management (MRM) applications, frequently speaking at industry tradeshows and analyst events. Prior to his tenure at Nextel, Henry spent over 20 years with Ryder Systems Inc., most recently as Vice President of National Sales.
Henry holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Vice President & General Manager, TankLink
Mr. Barron is an IT Industry veteran and former IBM sales executive. A channel sales expert, Mr. Barron developed and managed new sales channels for IBM’s PC and mid-range computer business during a 15 year career. After leaving IBM, Mr. Barron was Vice President of Sales for a DeKalb, IL entrepreneur business Micro Solutions Corp. which he grew sales from $20M to $60M in two years through channel expansion in international distribution, e-commerce, VAR, and retail. Mr. Barron also has reseller management experience as Area Vice President and GM for Insight Direct USA (NASDAQ –NSIT) where he achieved his annual budget of nearly $500M in hardware, software, and service B2B sales. Most recently and just prior to Telular, Mr. Barron developed sales channels for EPAY Systems, a start-up SaaS business utilizing the cellular network for M2M data transmission to a cloud based service platform.
Mr. Barron is a double graduate of Northwestern University. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and an MBA from the Kellogg Executive Master’s Program. Mr. Barron served on the Board of Directors of Chicago based non-profit i.c.stars.
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operations
Serving as a senior vice president, and with over 30 years of senior level management in the technology market, Mr. Deutsch oversees all manufacturing, product planning, material control, quality control, sustaining and test engineering.
Before joining Telular, Mr. Deutsch spent over 20 years at LogiMetrics, Inc., where he held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, directing a staff of 70 employees with responsibilities including: electrical/mechanical engineering, production and material control, purchasing and accounting. Mr. Deutsch holds a patent on Microband Multiwave Synthesizers. He received his BSEE from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and his MSEE from New York University.
Vice President, Product Development
Mr. Bear brings over 22 years of experience to his role as vice president of product development at Telular. Before coming to Telular, Mr. Bear was the engineering lead for MeshNetworks, which was acquired by Motorola in 2004. Here, he led product development activities for the successful wireless technology startup, directing a team of engineers to create products addressing the municipal WiFi and public safety broadband markets.
Prior to Motorola, Mr. Bear founded Clear Focus Consulting. The company’s projects focused on point-of-sale systems and mobile banking services. Mr. Bear received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Mr. Welsh brings over 14 years of experience in the wireless industry to Telular. As vice president, he oversees the product marketing and business development teams, providing strategic insight and leadership. Prior to Telular, Mr. Welsh was responsible for business development and product management at Motorola. He became part of the Motorola team through the $200 million acquisition of MeshNetworks, where he led the Motorola Engagement Team responsible for the deal.
Before his time at MeshNetworks, Mr. Welsh held a number of positions at SkyTel Communications. Mr. Welsh is a recognized industry leader and often presents at industry events. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Mississippi College and an M.B.A. from Rollins College.