Co-founded in 2010 by Jonathan Sawyer, a pioneer in wireless technology for over 30 years, and Robert Campbell, a technology entrepreneur, XetaWave is the ideal partner for the deployment of wireless technologies that are proven and lead the industry in performance, functionality and reliability. All XetaWave radios are 100% designed, manufactured, and tested at its headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.
Jonathan Sawyer – Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer/Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan has pushed the limits over a period of three decades in the design and development of new and innovative, industry-changing wireless technologies. He is renowned in his approach for always thinking out of the box and questioning conventional wisdom. Prior to XetaWave, Jonathan co-founded FreeWave Technologies in 1993. In addition to his responsibilities as CTO, he co-managed FreeWave. Jonathan designed the very first FHSS products which employed modulation, hopping speeds and over-the-air protocols which are still considered state of the art to this day. In his 17 years at FreeWave, he designed every radio and grew the company culminating with an investment by TA Associates of $113M in 2007. During the 3 years following the acquisition, Jonathan worked to expand the management and technical team of FreeWave to ensure its continued scalability and growth from its entrepreneurial roots.
Prior to FreeWave, in 1986 and as co-founder of Inovonics, Jonathan developed a unique narrow pulse wireless technology to enable low power, unlicensed devices to achieve a range of miles versus feet, a first within the industry. This technology is still in use today. In 2005, Inovonics was sold to Roper Industries for over $45 million. In the late 1980s, while director of hardware engineering for Clinicom, Jonathan pioneered the first WIFI type network at 900 MHz for use in handheld computers within a hospital environment. Jonathan’s 900 MHz technology produced an aggregate bandwidth of over 15MB and extended the range of this technology to allow a single access point to provide wireless coverage across multiple floors within a hospital. During this time, he developed much of the Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) technologies and protocols used today. Jonathan received several patents for his work.
Sandee Malang - Director, Manufacturing Operations
Sandee is responsible for Manufacturing Operations, including all aspects of production, test, procurement, shipping and receiving along with regulatory compliance. She has been with XetaWave since its inception in 2010 and has been instrumental in its growth from a small engineering startup to its nimble, high tech manufacturing operations in place today. Her career began in the aerospace industry working at McDonnel Douglas/Boeing in Materials Management on both commercial and military contracts. This gave her experience in large scale manufacturing and in global supply chain contracts and project management. An opportunity arose in Colorado to build up a new data storage facility in Colorado Springs with Digital Equipment Corporation. There she held positions of increasing responsibility starting as a financial analyst for engineering development working on advanced technology to production financial analyst. She then moved to the Thin Film Media division and held several positions including manager of finance and information technology and lastly plant manager. Sandee holds a BA in Economics from the University of California (UCLA) and MBA in Information Systems from the University of Colorado.
Phil (P.J.) Bostley – Director, Software Engineering
In his role, P.J. is responsible for all the operating systems included within Xetawave products. Prior to XetaWave and for the past six years, P.J. served as Director, Engineering for Qualcomm where he had responsibility for 6 managers and 31 employees for the development of Open Source solutions. Prior roles at Qualcomm over his 22-year career include principal engineer/manager and senior staff engineer/manager. During his career, P.J. has been awarded 7 US Patents in computer software/hardware and also held a recent DOD TS/SCI Security Clearance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, with an emphasis in Network Engineering and System Administration.
P.J. brings vast experience to XetaWave as a progressive software engineering director, solutions architect, and engineering project team leader with very notably 20+ years in software engineering. He is experienced in developing strategies for scalable architecture design, facilitating team and individual growth, and in leading engineering projects to successful execution.
Matt Bassman - Director, Technical Support
In his role, Matt is responsible for continuing the development of a world class customer support department and supporting processes to enable XetaWave to provide unparalleled service and support to its customers from concept to deployment. Specifically, Matt manages pre-production and customer application testing, field troubleshooting, and documentation. He also serves as a key liaison between customers and the XetaWave engineering team to provide input for product development.
Kim Sawyer – Vice President, Marketing
Kim has been with XetaWave since its inception and is responsible for marketing and public relations. Prior to XetaWave, Kim consulted with FreeWave in marketing. Kim has a diverse, strong technical background and extensive sales, marketing and management experience with a wide range of companies from startups to leading technology companies including GeoGraphix, Petroleum Place, Microsoft and Oracle.