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MANAGEMENT

 

OC KIM

President

OC Kim has been president and a director since September 2003. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and operations management in the telecommunications and information systems industries, in industries that focused on the development of cell phones, modules and wireless devices for the telecommunications industry. Prior to this, Mr. Kim was the Chief Operating Officer of Axesstel Inc., a pioneering developer of CDMA Wireless Local Loop Products and president of the U.S. sales office for Kolon Data Communications Co., Ltd., one of Korea’s most prominent technology conglomerates, who introduced the first generation of CDMA phones to the Korean market. He earned a B.A. from Sogang University in Korea.

DAVID LEE

Chief Operating Officer and Operation of Sales

David Lee has been the Franklin Wireless’ Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Mr. Lee has 17 years of upper level management experience in telecommunications, including experience in the cellular telephone business in the U.S. and South America. In addition, he is in charge of global carrier business in Franklin Wireless. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for RMG Wireless. Mr. Lee graduated with a B.A. degree in accounting from Bradley University.

DAVID BROWN

Director of Finance and Acting CFO

With over 25 years of financial experience, David Brown has worked in several industries including; Manufacturing, Aerospace, Biotech, and Electronics. A graduate in accounting from San Diego State University, David has advanced knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and cash management. He has developed and implemented internal policies and procedures throughout several organizations and has managed all aspects of the finance departments along with outside auditors

BILL BAUER

General Counsel / Director of Strategic Planning

Bill has served as General Counsel and Director of Strategic planning since January 2020. Prior to joining Franklin, Bill has served as in-house legal counsel and as a senior executive across various industries in California and Texas. Bill also founded a successful technology company in Texas handling complex data hosting and data forensic operations for class action litigation. Bill has over 15 years of experience in the Software as a Service industry with an  extensive history of building and expanding complex recurring revenue operations. Bill holds an MBA from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law. Bill is also a member of both the California and Texas State Bars.

JOHN F. PARKS

Director of Human Resource and Operations

A Human Resource, Operations and Administrative Management professional with over 20 years experience in high technology and telecommunication foreign based companies, start-up operations, day-to-day operations and human resource management at each assignment.  Degree - Loyola University of Chicago , MBA - Illinois Benedictine University

JEFF WARD

Director of Project Management

Jeff came to Franklin Wireless in 2016. An experienced veteran in wireless communications and the telecom field for over 25 years. Specializes in bringing new and emerging products and services to market. Manages account relationships to maintain current lines of business and new  opportunities. Creates new strategies that solve business challenges and generate new revenue streams. Jeff graduated with a degree in Computer technologies from the Electronics Institute in KCMO.

MUKUND HALTHORE

Director of IoT

Mukund Halthore has been revitalizing  IoT, MDM software solutions and sales at Franklin Wireless. Mr. Halthore has over 20 years of experience in bringing IoT software solutions to market using cellular networks across the Americas. Prior to joining Franklin, he founded a successful M2M company, Hetrogenous Inc., and served as Vice President of Infospectrum. 


Mr. Halthore attended Bangalore University and California State University at Northridge and has co-authored and holds multiple patents.

 
 

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