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TiBiT Communications, Inc. offers a disruptive technology that will fundamentally change the way broadband access is deployed in the worldwide Cable MSO and Telco markets.  We make small, low powered solutions that can be easily placed anywhere in the network, connecting different types of networks in a cost effective way.

Richard Stanfield

President & CEO
Co-Founder

Richard Stanfield has more than 30 years of experience with several successful technology companies in the communications and digital media sectors.

Mr. Stanfield was the CEO of Imagine Communications, a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators (cable companies and telephone companies) to deliver high-quality video to TVs and PCs as well as mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in TV Anywhere applications. He led the sale of the company to Harris Broadcast Corporation in January 2014.

Prior to Imagine, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Envivio, Inc. Before that, he was with Modulus Video as EVP Field Operations, resulting in the sale of the company to Motorola in 2007. Richard was Co-Founder of Turin Networks, a Sequoia Capital funded, multi-service Ethernet switching platform that sold to major service providers around the world. Turin Networks merged as equals with Force10 and the combined company was sold to Dell Computer. He was VP of Sales and an executive officer for AFC, resulting in a highly successful IPO in 1996.

Richard is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ascend Wireless Networks and he is currently on the Advisory Board for Vasona Networks. He has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

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EDWARD BOYD

Vice President Engineering & CTO
Co-Founder

Edward Boyd was the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of Teknovus, Inc before it was acquired by Broadcom in March of 2010. Mr Boyd was Senior Technical Director for Broadcom Corporation working on the Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) and Ethernet Protocol over Cable (EPoC) products before leaving to become a Co-Founder of Tibit. Mr. Boyd has more than 20 years of experience defining and developing ASICs for data communications, cable access networks, and telecom access networks.

Prior to Teknovus, Mr. Boyd was Vice President of Advanced Technology in charge of ASIC development for Terawave Communications; he has held key positions managing ASIC development at Advanced Fibre Communications and 3Com. Mr. Boyd holds numerous patents in areas of cable modem, PON, and Ethernet networks. Mr. Boyd has been active in CableLabs, ITU-T (BPON/GPON), and IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet/EPON/EPoC) standards bodies.
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Jerry Wojtowicz

Vice President Hardware Engineering
Co-Founder

Jerry Wojtowicz has over 20 years of experience developing complex hardware solutions for Telecom applications. Mr. Wojtowicz helped to start Teknovus, Inc in 2002 forming its hardware engineering department and managing it for 8 subsequent years. Teknovus, Inc was acquired by Broadcom Corporation in March 2010. At Broadcom Mr. Wojtowicz was a Technical Director in charge of all EPON related hardware development and chips characterization before leaving to become a Co-founder of Tibit Communications.

Prior to Teknovus, Mr. Wojtowicz held various senior engineering positions at Terawave Communications, Skystream Networks, Lockheed Martin and Nortel. Areas of expertise include optical subcomponents for PON transceivers design, and very high speed design techniques.

Mr. Wojtowicz holds multiple patents related to PON technologies. He has a B.S. degree from University of Manitoba, Canada.

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Jay Teborek

VP Sales & Marketing

Jay Teborek has 20 years of experience planning, developing, and marketing telecommunications solutions. Prior to Tibit, Jay built and directed the global Telecom Business Development Group for Broadcom’s Infrastructure and Networking Division. He came to Broadcom via the 2010 acquisition of Teknovus, where he was Managing Director of Carrier Markets. For the 10 years prior to Teknovus, he held senior management roles for two telecom infrastructure manufacturers — Soma Networks and Comverse Network Systems. In these two companies, his teams introduced over 20 new telecom solutions into the market, including the design and deployment of Comverse’s largest-revenue product line. Mr. Teborek has also held network planning and software engineering positions with BellSouth Int’l. and Potomac Systems.

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Bruce Warren

Consulting CFO

Bruce Warren has over 30 years of experience with multiple venture-backed start-ups and more than ten M&A transactions. Mr. Warren joined Tibit in 2014 as a consulting CFO, helping the Company close its $13.8M Series A round.

Prior to Tibit, Mr. Warren was CFO of Imagine Communications from 2010 to 2014. Imagine was a leading innovator in digital video solutions, enabling content providers and system operators (cable companies and telephone companies) to deliver high-quality video to TVs and PCs as well as mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in TV Anywhere applications. Harris Broadcast Corporation acquired Imagine Communications in January 2014.

From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Warren was CFO and VP Operations of Axiom Microdevices, a fabless semiconductor company that made the world’s first single-chip CMOS power amplifier for mobile wireless handsets. Axiom shipped about 50M units into the mobile wireless handset market before being acquired by Skyworks Solutions, Inc. in 2009.

Mr. Warren started his professional career with Ernst & Young. He received a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from University California, Santa Barbara.

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Tim Chappell

Vice President Operations

Mr. Chappell joined Tibit Communications in 2019 from Facebook, Inc. where he was Head of Operations Supply-Chain, Strategic Sourcing, and Manufacturing for AR/VR Products. This includes the full family of Portal AR video telephony products, and the Oculus by Facebook AR/VR headsets through Quest-2.

He comes to Tibit with over 20 years of domestic and international technology product development, supply-chain, manufacturing, and operations leadership experience. Also, he has demonstrated team leadership in development and delivery of products in 7 different countries, including India and mainland China.
Prior to Facebook, Mr. Chappell was Senior Director of Supply-Chain & Strategic Sourcing for Enphase Energy, where he led multiple cross-functional teams to deliver high-volume cutting-edge micro-inverter, and energy management HW/SW solutions to the alternative energy industry. This included support for new product introduction, and integration of mobile device machine-to-machine cellular connectivity for energy usage data interchange.

Previously, Mr. Chappell was VP Operations & Supply-Chain for The Nielsen Company, and Senior Director of Operations, Sourcing, & Supply-Chain with Motorola. Prior to Motorola, he was the VP of Operations, Manufacturing, & Supply-Chain for Mahi Networks, Inc. delivering high bandwidth optical transport-switch-router technology products and services to various telecommunications customers. This included Quest, MCI-Worldcom, El Paso Energy Networks, and Buckeye Telecom.
His earlier senior leadership roles included general manager, senior operations, engineering, information technology systems, and business development leadership positions with Solectron, Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, Adtran Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies, and SCI Systems.
Over his career Mr. Chappell has developed and implemented global operations processes with direct P&L, led various ERP/business systems implementations to include Oracle-11i, Oracle-PeopleSoft, SAP, and Baan.

Through this experience, Mr. Chappell has developed an extensive knowledge of customer technology requirements, food product manufacturing, technology product manufacturing, supply-chain management, customer service, and senior level general business management.

Prior to his technology career, Mr. Chappell was a Flight-Safety Officer with extended squadron officer training, and a pilot in the United States Air Force. He holds a BSIE degree from East Carolina University, with concentrated courses in digital systems and computer-based industrial control, and has continued his professional education in finance, engineering, supply-chain, and operations management.

In his personal life Mr. Chappell has been highly active in Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout development Scout Master, General Assistant Scout Master, and Cub Scout Den Leader. His is also active with Grace Community Church, an avid mountain biker, and has been known to ride a unicycle when necessary.

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Paul Gray

Vice President Software Engineering

Paul Gray has over 30 years of experience developing real-time embedded software for data communications and cable access networks. As Software Director at Teknovus Inc., Mr. Gray was responsible for the development of software for the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) market. After the acquisition of Teknovus by Broadcom, Mr. Gray was Director of Software at Broadcom, responsible for the development of the DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS reference system.

Prior to Teknovus, Mr. Gray held various director level positions at Broadband Access Systems, ADC, and BigBand Networks. Along with leading the development of software at each of these companies, Mr. Gray worked as a Contributing Engineer to CableLabs, participating in the writing of the DOCSIS and DPoE Specifications. Mr. Gray lead the certification efforts at each of these companies, developing products that successfully achieved CableLabs qualification.

Mr. Gray holds a B.S in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.

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MICHA BERGER

Board Member

Micha Berger is Chief Technology Officer of Telenet and is 20 years active in the telecom industry.
After completing his university degrees in Israel, he started his career in the IT industry. Then he joined the Cable industry working for HOT Israel responsible for Digital and Interactive service platform development and the roll out of VOD throughout the country.

Micha moved with his family to the Netherlands where he began working at UPC Netherlands, managing the Digital Services teams, Video Distribution and Engineering department, including the launch of key programs such as DTV, VOD and Interactive services followed by a full DOCSIS 3.0 and fiber roll out. In 2010, he joined the Liberty Global Corporate team to lead the Horizon TV platform rollout program across Europe.

Micha joined Telenet in July 2013 as Chief Technology Officer overseeing the network build, service assurance and engineering for fixed network and mobile network products. He contributed to the success of Telenet focusing and stimulating large investments for best in class fixed and mobile infrastructure leading key investment project in upgrading the HFC network to 1 GHz capacity and upgrading the mobile network to provide best in class mobile services.

Micha is also involved in stimulating new startups in Belgium while participating in the Telenet Kickstarter jury to choose and coach startups at their early phase. Telenet Kickstart boosts the Belgian start-up community through structural partnerships with leading incubators and accelerators, Telenet provides mentoring and coaching to early stage (digital) entrepreneurs, teaching them how to turn their innovative ideas into scalable and market-ready businesses.

Today Micha is also responsible for the Mobile Network and Operations activities across Liberty Global in Europe focusing on MVNO launches and mobile service assurance.

Micha is 47 lives in Brussels, with his wife and 3 children.

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Patrick Pfeffer

Board Member

Patrick is a managing director at Juniper Networks where he leads the company’s growth strategy and venture investments. At Juniper since 2008, he has worked on product strategy, network architecture and business operations. Before Juniper, Patrick held strategy and engineering positions with Detecon, Gluon Networks, Alcatel and Qwest. He began his career over 20 years ago as a professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Patrick also taught at Paris Sorbonne University. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Paris Orsay University.

Jordan Sheff

Board Member

Jordan Sheff is currently Vice President of Corporate Development at Ciena, which combines best-in-class hardware, software, and services to help customers build adaptive networks that can best respond to rising demands of end-users. A 17 year veteran of the telecom industry, he has held roles in Finance, Operations, Business Transformation, and Strategy. His current responsibilities include evaluating and managing Ciena’s mergers and acquisitions, corporate partnerships and other strategic initiatives.

Jordan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from McGill University and an MBA in Business Strategy from Queen’s University in Canada.

Born in Montreal, Jordan currently lives is New York City with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, golfing and traveling.

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Thomas Urban

Board Member

Thomas joined Intel Capital in 2002 and Intel in 1990 initially focused on product marketing for the systems division in Oregon. He spent several years
in business development driving strategic business deals. In 1998 he was part of the team chartered with developing an internal business incubator fund within Intel focused on growing new business opportunities. Thomas is a board observer for Movidious, ETA Wireless, Nanosemi, SiFive, FreedomPoP, Qnovo and is on the board of directors of Tibit. He has also invested in & managed the exits of multiple companies including Powerprecise, Silicon Hive, and Mobiles Republic. Thomas has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon and BS from Duke University.

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