Strategic Advisors

Strategic Advisors

Gary Cuccio

Gary Cuccio has over 35 years of broad operating experience in wireless, software, engineering, operations, sales, and marketing. Mr. Cuccio was CEO of ATG, a CLEC based in California, Oregon, and Washington. Prior to ATG, Mr. Cuccio was CEO of LHS group (Nasdaq: LHSG), a Telco billing software supplier. LHS was acquired by Sema, a French software company, in Q3, 2000 for &6.8BB. Mr. Cuccio was also COO of Omnipoint, a PCS mobile wireless carrier which went public (Nasdaq OMPT), merged with Voicestream and the combined company was acquired by Deutsche Telekom to form T-Mobile USA. Mr. Cuccio's experience also includes several positions held at Airtouch, most notably Vice President of Operations for Europe, Vice President Asia, and President of Airtouch Paging. The company was merged with Vodafone in 1999. He has also served as chairman of the board and audit committee chairman of several privately held companies and has helped sell and merge several public and privately held companies. Mr. Cuccio started his career with 27+ years at PacificTel in Operations, Engineering, Customer Service, and Sales & Marketing, ending his tenure there as VP / General Manager. Mr. Cuccio received his AMP from Harvard University, his MBA from St. Mary's College and his BA in Political Science from California State University Los Angeles.

George Schmitt

Chairman and CEO of XG Technology

George Schmitt has over 45 years of broad operating experience in wireless and wireline companies. Mr. Schmitt's experience includes e.spire Communications, Omnipoint Communications, LHS Group, Objective Systems Integrators, PCS PrimeCo, Airtouch Communications, Mannesmann Mobilfunk (Germany), Pacific Telesis, Pacific Telephone and AT&T. Most recently, Mr. Schmitt was Chairman and CEO of e.spire Communications, a provider of voice, data and Internet services to markets throughout the US. Previously, Mr. Schmitt was President and Director of Omnipoint Communications Services (Nasdaq: OMPT) until VoiceStream's acquisition of Omnipoint in 2000. In 2013, Mr. Schmitt was inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame by the Wireless History Foundation, an organization formed to preserve and promote the history of the wireless industry. Induction into the Wireless Hall of Fame is one of the industry's highest honors, acknowledging the leadership, innovation and achievement of each honoree. Mr. Schmitt received an MS in Management from Stanford University, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a BA in Political Science from Saint Mary's College.