13 May 2020
Anokiwave adds investment and strategy industry veteran to board
Anokiwave Inc of San Diego, CA, USA – which provides highly integrated silicon core chips and III-V front-end integrated circuits for millimeter-wave (mmW) and active antenna-based 5G communications, mobile satellite communications, and aerospace & defense markets – says that John D. McClellan has joined its board of directors (effective 1 February).
McClellan has more than 30 years of experience in corporate leadership, private equity and strategy consulting. He is a partner at Pear Tree Pear Tree Partners L.P, which provides investment and advisory services to early-stage and growth capital companies. His previous positions include CEO of Palladium Inc, managing director at Thomas H. Lee Partners, CEO of Sprague Energy Corp, and president of EPIK Communications, which he founded. He started his professional career at the strategy consultancy Monitor Group, where he was a leader in their telecoms practice and rose to the board of directors and served as CEO of its software division Decision Architects.
McClellan holds an M.B.A. with high honors from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College. He has served as an outside director on the boards of Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, The Access Group, and ESM Software Group, and also currently serves on the board of SciAps Inc.
“We are pleased to welcome John to our board of directors at this important stage of Anokiwave’s evolution,” says Anokiwave’s founder, chief technology officer & president Nitin Jain. “As a highly respected and seasoned executive with valuable financial strategy and investment industry experience, we look forward to John’s expert engagement and assistance in guiding our objectives to bring breakthrough mmW IC solutions to market,” he adds.
“As a leader in the mmW market and the highest-volume supplier of commercial mmW silicon ICs, Anokiwave is executing exceptionally well in the rapidly evolving active antenna markets,” comments McClellan. “Anokiwave is positioned to help accelerate the development of 5G networks,” he adds. “As a board member, I look forward to adding more breadth and strategic thinking to their already very talented team.”