Mari Kawawa has almost twenty years of experience in investment management and capital markets, and also advises growth companies in the internet and clean tech space. Ms. Kawawa is chief financial officer of Belvedere Advisors, a registered investor advisory firm. Prior to this, she was a Managing Director at Redwood Trust, Invesco, and Banc of America Securities. She started her career as a public auditor with PriceWaterhouse in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Kawawa holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in English from Sophia University in Japan.
Alex Osadzinski is a lifelong entrepreneur and lover of technology. His career includes startups, turnarounds and venture capital. He was a founder of two software startups in the UK, both sold, and a VP/GM/CEO at four other startups, including Sun Microsystems, Be, an operating system company, Vitria, a message-oriented middleware company with parallels to Wireless Glue, and Katmango, a web services company. Other stints included managing European sales for an AT&T division, multiple roles at Grass Valley Group, a turnaround, and a Group Executive Management/EVP position at Nagra Kudelski Group, a Swiss digital security conglomerate. Alex was a Venture Partner at Trinity Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley VC, for seven years. Currently, he is an active angel investor, Board member and advisor to multiple startups and growth-stage companies.
Michael Thomas is a strategic alliance, channel sales and business development leader with a proven track record of leading global organizations to build high impact partnerships. His primary objective in the Advisory Board role at Wireless Glue Network is to actively in develop key partnerships to increase technology integration, global joint solution development, delivery and go-to-market to greatly enhance our customer value and delivery capabilities. Michael was held senior roles at Polycom, Alcatel-TITN Inc and Cisco.
Mark Wilhelm has held key leadership positions across the energy industry for over 30 years. He has been directly involved in the development and deployment of new technologies for the utility industry, having held executive positions at the Electric Power Research Institute, Pacific Gas and Electric, GE and Siemens. Mark holds a Master of Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. degree in computer science, also from the University of Wisconsin.