Management Team

George Holmes

George Holmes

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Holmes joined Resonant in 2016. Prior to joining Resonant, Mr. Holmes served as Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo Energy, where he was responsible for expanding the company's demand creation activities. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Holmes worked for Energous, first as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing then as Chief Commercial Officer where he was responsible for securing development and licensing agreements, overseeing IP strategy and process and spearheading regulatory strategy and tactics. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Sales at SolarBridge Technologies, overseeing all sales, business development and sales operations. His prior experience includes senior sales executive roles at Agere Systems (formerly Lucent MicroElectronics), Ortel Corp (acquired by Lucent), Level One Communications and Symmetricom. Mr. Holmes holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound and a Diploma in international business from Nyenrode University, Netherlands.

Neal Fenzi

Neal Fenzi

Executive Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Fenzi is a Resonant co-founder and has been with the company since 2013. Since that time he has served as the company's Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Engineering and as Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to founding Resonant, from 1991 until June 2012, Mr. Fenzi served in various engineering, operations and marketing positions at Superconductor Technologies Inc., including Vice President of Engineering, Chief Engineer and Vice President of Product Management. Mr. Fenzi holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Robert B. Hammond, PhD

Robert B. Hammond, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Hammond has served as Chief Technology Officer and a member of the board of directors since June 2013. Prior to founding Resonant, Dr. Hammond served for more than 20 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Superconductor Technologies, Inc., where he was involved in the development of high temperature superconducting materials, cryogenic refrigeration and packaging, and RF and microwave circuits. Prior to that, he was Leader Electronics Advanced Development at Los Alamos National Labs. Dr. Hammond holds a BS degree in Physics, an MS degree in Applied Physics and a PhD in Applied Physics, each from the California Institute of Technology.

Jeff Killian

Jeff Killian

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Killian joined Resonant as Chief Financial Officer in October 2016, and brings to the company more than 20 years of financial and accounting management experience. Previously he was CFO at publicly held Cascade Microtech where he led a successful acquisition before the company was acquired by Form Factor Inc. Before that he had a long career at TriQuint Semiconductor where he most recently served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Mr. Killian holds a BS in Finance from Oregon State University and a MBA from University of Oregon.

Mike Eddy

Mike Eddy

Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Marketing

Dr. Eddy joined Resonant in 2014 as Vice President of Marketing. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Eddy served as President of ANTONE Wireless, a company he founded and which he grew to become a leader in the 4G network infrastructure enhancement products market prior to its sale to Westell Technologies, Inc. in 2012. Following the sale of ANTONE Wireless to Westell, Dr. Eddy served as Vice President, Cell Site Optimization Products at Westell from 2012 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Dr. Eddy held several senior management positions at Superconductor Technologies including, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Business Development. Dr. Eddy earned his Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry from Oxford University and his Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Gregory Hey-Shipton

Vice President of Advanced Development

Dr. Hey-Shipton has almost 40 years work experience in senior engineering and management positions in the RF & microwave field, with 31 years at senior management level. From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Hey-Shipton was the VP of Engineering at ANTONE Wireless, stayed with the operation after being acquired by Westell (NASDAQ: WSTL) until joining Resonant in 2015. Prior to that Dr. Hey-Shipton was the VP of Engineering at Superconductor Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: STI), President and CEO of Filtronic PLC (LSE: FTC), and Department Manager of Watkins-Johnson Co., where he started his career in 1978 after obtaining his PhD in RF Electronics from Leeds University, England. Dr. Hey-Shipton is well known for his filter designs and has numerous publications and patents in the RF, microwave and millimeter wave technology area.

Andrew Kay

Vice President of Engineering Operations

Mr. Kay has over 15 years of relevant management experience in RF filter engineering and packaging. Since 2002, Mr. Kay was at Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), a provider of high performance analog semiconductors, where he worked in a variety of engineering capacities, most recently as Director of Component Engineering. Prior to Skyworks, Mr. Kay was a senior engineer at Conexant Systems Inc. and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Mr. Kay holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and is a widely published author on RF device and integrated circuit technical topics.

Dejan Nenov

Vice President of Software Engineering

Mr. Nenov is a software industry veteran, and joins Resonant with nearly 30 years of software engineering and executive management experience. In 2006, Mr. Nenov founded Panaton Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sirma Group, a bespoke software and hardware engineering company, working on multi-disciplinary projects in consumer electronics, cloud migration and parallel computing, cyber security, machine vision and machine learning. Prior to Panaton, Mr. Nenov was CTO at Safari Books Online, VP, Engineering at X1 Technologies, Inc., VP Wireless Messaging at Intellisync/Nokia and has served in executive software and technology roles for several different industries. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and has been awarded several patents.

Sohrab Samadian

Vice President of Product Development Engineering

Mr. Samadian joins Resonant with nearly 20 years of IC development experience in RF and analog design. Since 2015, Mr. Samadian was with Microchip Inc., an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors, where he served as a Senior Manager of RF/Analog Engineering, working on Bluetooth research and development. Prior to Microchip, Mr. Samadian was a principal and design lead at MaxLinear, Inc., and served at Entropic Communications as a Group Lead for RF and Analog IC Design Manager. Mr. Samadian holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a published author on RF device and analog topics.

Barry Waxman

Barry Waxman

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Mr. Waxman has more than 25 years' experience in sales and developing strategic partnerships in diversified segments of the high tech industry. His expertise spans a broad range of technology sectors including semiconductors and system-level products used in wireless, including tunable filters. He previously served as the VP of Sales & Marketing at Newlans, a developer of programmable duplexer and filter products for the RFFE. He has also served in executive and senior management roles at Western Digital, Adaptec, Mylex, PixelMagic, Microtouch Systems, and various startups. In 2001, Mr. Waxman founded business development firm TechASIA Management to accelerate design wins by providing strong, well established OEM/ODM relationships and native language, in-country support. Mr. Waxman is also a member of Launchpad Venture Group, a Boston-area angel investor group. He earned his B.S. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Paisley College of Technology, King's College, London.

Lisa Wolf

Vice President of Finance

Ms. Wolf joined Resonant in 2014 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2016.  Ms. Wolf is a CPA with over 20 years of public accounting experience including audit of public companies, financial reporting, design and implementation of internal controls and SEC reporting.  Additionally, Ms. Wolf has held several positions as Controller at a variety of both public and private companies.  Most recently, prior to joining Resonant, Ms. Wolf served as Controller of ArmaGen Inc., a biotechnology company devoted to the development of new drugs to treat human brain disorders.  Ms. Wolf holds a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.