LN2 is a privately held U.S. company with offices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. It employs experts worldwide with advanced skills for targeted research and development initiatives in digital communications. LN2 has developed and patented technologies that significantly improve the efficiency of many forms of transmission, reception, storage and retrieval of digital signals. Its subsidiary, LN2 Hellas located in Athens, Greece, develops FPGA/ASIC and SoC IP for unmatched, state-of-the art designs for communications, broadcast, signal processing, and magneto-optical recording and storage systems. LN2 is funded by a small group of investors, including the Beasley Broadcast Group and the Fowler Radio Group, and may, in the future, seek additional funds for expansion of its business.
Dr. Branimir (Brana) Vojcic
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder
Dr. Branimir (Brana) Vojcic, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is an internationally recognized expert in wireless communications with 35 years of experience. Dr. Vojcic is an Emeritus Professor and past Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the George Washington University. He has written extensively on numerous aspects of digital communication technology, including: co-authoring two books; numerous patents; and published scores of articles in leading communications journals and at conferences. Dr. Vojcic has consulted for leading telecommunication companies and provided expert testimony for premier intellectual property firms. He has extensive experience in product development and creating leading-edge technologies for academia, industry, and consulting clients, including both startups and leading telecommunications companies in the communications equipment and chipset space.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Mark Fowler, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Chairman of the Board, is a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), from May 18, 1981 to April 17, 1987, appointed by President Reagan. As Chairman, he spearheaded wholesale deregulation in telecommunications policy. After leaving the FCC, Mark Fowler was communications counsel at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP from 1987 until 2000. While there, he also led PCS wireless activities at Bell Atlantic. Chairman Fowler’s first start-up, PowerFone Holdings, Inc., consolidating 800 Mhz band licenses in key Midwest cities, was sold to Nextel in 1994 for $400 million. In 1997, he co-founded UniSite, Inc., the first shared tower company, which was sold to American Tower for $200 million in 2001.
Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Development, General Counsel and Co-Founder
Bruce Lederman, Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Development and General Counsel, received a B.S. in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton 1964); studied economics at the London School of Economics; and obtained his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1967. In 1969, Bruce joined the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he specialized in business transactions and co-founded its communications practice. He retired as a senior partner from Latham & Watkins in 2000 and has been focusing on business ventures since then. He is a co-founder of a number of companies, including: a company that built and purchased telecommunications towers for the wireless industry (sold to American Tower Corporation); a contract manufacturer of liquid personal care products (sold in a leveraged buy-out to a private equity fund); HD Partners Acquisition Corporation, a publicly held, blank check company (often referred to as a “SPAC”), which he co-founded with former DIRECTV senior executives; and a hedge fund that specialized in purchasing the stock of SPACs. In 2009 he co-founded Critical Alert Systems, a company specializing in providing communication services to more than 500 hospitals and related medical facilities nationwide.
Dr. Emmanuel (Manolis) Frantzeskakis
Vice President (VP) of Engineering and Managing Director of LN2 Hellas
Dr. Emmanuel (Manolis) Frantzeskakis, Vice President (VP) of Engineering at LN2 and Managing Director at LN2 Hellas, has over two decades of experience in communications semiconductor product development and successful engineering team development. Dr. Frantzeskakis holds a degree from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras, Greece, as well as M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. Dr. Frantzeskakis worked for Intracom SA, where he built the company’s DSP group and proved instrumental in the migration of the company’s wireless product line from discrete analog to integrated digital technology. Dr. Frantzeskakis then moved to Athena Semiconductors SA, where he coordinated technology transfer and the development of a MIMO 802.11n system in Bangalore, India. At this time, Dr. Frantzeskakis founded Hermes Technologies SA, where he was Managing Director and CTO. Hermes was the first company that successfully exploited multi-antenna techniques for WLAN. Most recently, Dr. Frantzeskakis worked for Broadcom Semiconductors as a Senior Principal Scientist, participating in the development of numerous IC products that have found their way to the world market, such as flavors of BT, BLE, FM radio and NFC. Additionally, Dr. Frantzeskakis holds eleven patents and he has published more than twenty papers in refereed journals and conferences.
Senior Vice President (SVP) of Business Development
Mark Seigle, Senior Vice President of Business Development, brings to LN2 over 18 years of professional executive experience in consumer and professional electronics and advanced technologies. Mark is known for building strategic partnerships and alliances focused on the globally connected consumer. He has worked in the Mobile, OTT, CE, TV and Radio Broadcast, Immersive and IoT markets both for public and start-up companies as President, COO, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Standards and Strategic roles.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Ned Armstrong, Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO), received a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University in 1978. After four years in the building supply business, he entered the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he received a MBA. Mr. Armstrong then embarked on a 25-year career in the financial services industry, with stints in private equity, investment banking, and sell-side research. In late 2008, he founded NedArm Enterprises, a financial consulting firm, of which Capitol CFO Services is the major division. Mr. Armstrong is also a CPA, and a member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs and the CFA Society of Washington. Mr. Armstrong has had the opportunity to work with sophisticated investors, major domestic and global corporations, and individual businessmen whose day to day activities drive our economy. During his investment career, Mr. Armstrong has had the good fortune to receive recognition from his peers and industry media as well as to be quoted in major national publications.
Senior Legal Counsel and Business Advisor
Aileen Pisciotta, Senior Legal Counsel and Business Advisor, received her J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. from the Annenberg School of Communications, and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Aileen has over 30 years’ professional experience in telecommunications and technology law and regulation, commercial agreements and transactions, including as an attorney with Latham and Watkins, partner at Kelley, Drye & Warren, Chief of the Planning and Negotiations Division in the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, General Counsel with Trans-World Telecom Caribbean, and most recently as an attorney with the Virginia-based law firm Executive Counsel, PLC serving as outsourced general counsel to diverse information technology, professional service and government contracting firms. Aileen combines legal advice with business acumen to help her clients proactively manage risk and build value in their companies. For her leadership, innovation, impact and contributions to her clients’ success, Aileen was named a 2016 SmartCEO Center of Influence Honoree in Washington, D.C. Among her many community activities, she serves as Advisory Board member and General Counsel to The HUB, a telecom/IT industry association, and a board member of the National Association of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (NABOE).
Director of Operations and Assistant Legal Counsel
Daria Tober, Director of Operations and Assistant Legal Counsel, received her J.D. from The George Washington University (GWU) Law School and B.S. from the Columbian College at GWU. During her time in law school, Daria focused on Health Law and Policy, and spent time at the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), GWU’s Health Policy Department in the School of Public Health, and at the Health Insurance Counseling Project. After law school, Daria worked on the American Bar Association’s National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction. Additionally, Daria continued health policy consulting for a number Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) projects. Daria joined the LN2 team in June 2016 as the Director of Operations and Assistant Legal Counsel.
Board of Directors
CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Mark S. Fowler
Chairman of the Board