LN2 is a privately held U.S. company with offices in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
Mark Fowler 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. Early round equity investors realized 50x their investment in less than four years. In 1997, he co-founded UniSite, Inc., the first shared tower company, which was sold to American Tower for $200 million in 2001. Early round investors received 4x their investment in less than four years.
Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Development, General Counsel and Co-Founder
Bruce Lederman 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
Dr. Emmanuel (Manolis) Frantzeskakis has over two decades of experience in communications semiconductor product development and successful engineering team development. Dr. Frantzeskakis holds M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. 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 to integrated digital technology. He then moved to Athena Semiconductors SA, where he coordinated the development of a MIMO 802.11n system. Dr. Frantzeskakis founded Hermes Technologies SA, which 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. Additionally, Dr. Frantzeskakis holds eleven patents and he has published more than twenty papers in refereed journals and conferences.
Board of Directors
CEO of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Mark S. Fowler
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Branimir Vojcic
President of Xplore Wireless LLC and Co-Founder