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KORE Executive Leadership Team

Romil Bahl

President and Chief Executive Officer

Romil Bahl

President and Chief Executive Officer

Romil Bahl serves as President and CEO of KORE. He brings nearly 30 years of experience delivering high growth among SaaS and IoT companies. His passion for bringing strategy and innovation together has fueled a long list of leadership accomplishments in the technology sector. Romil has risen to complex challenges where he has crafted growth strategies, tapped new emerging markets and energized global teams – with many successes coming within turnaround environments. His leadership approach reflects his deep expertise in creating and leveraging teams that are driven to innovate and excel.
 
Prior to KORE, Romil served as President and CEO of Lochbridge, a leading technology consulting and solutions provider in the IoT and digital enablement space. Before that, as EVP and GM of Global Industries for CSC, Romil led the industry go-to-market dimension across the ~$9 billion commercial business unit, creating global growth strategies and expanding CSC's global footprint into offerings such as cloud, cybersecurity and big data. Earlier, Romil was CEO of a data analytics-focused public company and had leadership roles at A.T. Kearney, Infosys and Deloitte Consulting.
 
Romil earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Directorate of Marine Engineering & Technology in Kolkata, India.
 

Paul Holtz

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Paul Holtz

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Holtz was appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Performance, Planning, and Analytics in April 2019 and assumed the additional role of Interim Chief Financial Officer in November 2021. Mr. Holtz’s role at KORE was recently expanded to support the Company’s focus on service delivery and to help optimize financial performance. As Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Holtz is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization's financial operations.

Mr. Holtz joined KORE in 2017 as Vice President of Corporate Performance, Planning, and Analytics. Prior to joining KORE, Mr. Holtz held a number of senior positions, most recently as Head of Finance for the Office of the COO at BlackBerry.

Mr. Holtz CPA, CA received his Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).

 

Tushar Sachdev

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Tushar Sachdev

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

 
 
 

Louise Winstone

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Louise Winstone

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Louise Winstone serves as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for KORE, where she is responsible for leading the global Human Resources function. Louise brings more than 15 years of international human resources experience to KORE, having most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at PRGX, where she oversaw the global HR function in 27 countries. Prior to PRGX, Louise was with Barclays Bank in London and has held a number of HR roles within Financial and Professional Services firms in the UK.

Louise holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in HR Management from Middlesex University. She and her husband moved to the U.S. four years ago and currently reside in Atlanta.

Bryan Lubel

Executive Vice President, Connected Health

Bryan Lubel

Executive Vice President, Connected Health

Bryan is the Executive Vice President of Connected Health at KORE. KORE Connected Health connects customers with the design, management, and growth of their IoT connected health solutions. Prior to joining the KORE team, he served as president of Integron for 12 years. Bryan previously served as President & CEO for a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp. He has 30+ years of general management, sales, marketing, and system design experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York, and has studied at Ohio State University, as well as Laval University in Québec City, Canada.

Jack Kennedy

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jack Kennedy

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jack serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary of KORE. He is responsible for the company’s global legal functions. Jack has over 20 years of corporate legal experience, primarily advising professional service, technology, and life sciences companies in corporate governance, securities, licensing, international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and data privacy matters. In addition, he has served in senior in-house legal roles at PRGX Global, Streamline Health, and Stiefel Laboratories. Jack was previously in the corporate and securities sections of the law firms Troutman Pepper and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Jack has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Mercer University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University, where he was a member of the Tulane Law Review. He is a member of the Georgia and Texas state bars and lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his family.

Sunder Somasundaram

Senior Vice President, Fleet Management, Industrial IoT

Sunder Somasundaram

Senior Vice President, Fleet Management, Industrial IoT


Sunder serves as the Senior Vice President of Fleet Management and Industrial IoT. In this role he oversees the product development of Fleet & IIoT solutions, which includes hardware, managed services, and connectivity, as well as overseeing product management and customer relations and support. Sunder brings extensive IoT experience to KORE, having spent more than 15 years at AT&T in leadership roles over both product and sales organizations. Most recently, Sunder served as the global head of sales for AT&T’s IoT platform offerings where he was responsible for winning and delivering several large cloud and IoT projects. Sunder holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University, and lives with his family in Dallas, Texas.

Steven Jones

Senior Vice President, Carrier Management

Steven Jones

Senior Vice President, Carrier Management

Steven Jones is the Vice President Carrier Management at KORE Wireless and has been with KORE since May of 2016. Steven is responsible for the oversight of the Global Carrier Services Team that provides the respective wireless and satellite offerings. In addition, Steven oversees the Advanced SIM solutions and Technical Services globally. Steven brings over 20 years of leadership, sales, solutions, and management experience; having spent most of his career with AT&T in various wireless and telecommunications sales, business development and management roles.

Steven holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well several industry certifications and leadership accreditations.

Gideon Rogovsky

Senior Vice President, Americas

Gideon Rogovsky

Senior Vice President, Americas


Gideon Rogovsky is an Accomplished executive with a 20-year track record of developing and leading global business in emerging markets with a specialty in the IoT Markets. Gideon is leading KORE America's sales accountable for revenue and profitability (EBITDA) targets in the region.

Before joining KORE Gideon EVP of Global Services Sales for Telit IoT Platforms, leading a team of IoT Platform and Connectivity Sales Specialists around the world. Since Gideon joined in 2005 he subsequently held positions of VP of Sales for APAC and the EMEA regions. In 2011, Gideon was appointed to CEO of Telit Israel, where he directed the acquisition of Motorola’s m2m division. Prior to joining Telit, Gideon worked as a marketing manager and production manager for Lambda Crossing Ltd, a start-up of advanced semiconductor-based optical components. Gideon started his career as a co-founder and head of sales of Oplink Communications Ltd, a pioneer of infrared transceivers for m2m applications. Gideon holds a B.A. in Business Management.

Marco Bijvelds

Senior Vice President, EAP

Marco Bijvelds

Senior Vice President, EAP

Marco Bijvelds, SVP EAP at KORE, brings more than 10 years of IoT experience through senior management positions. Adaptive to the dynamic and fast-paced IoT industry environment, Marco has been successfully implementing KORE’s go-to-market product strategy in Europe, strengthening KORE’s position in the European marketplace.

Rajesh Gupta

SVP, CX, Marketing & IoTMS

Rajesh Gupta

SVP, CX, Marketing & IoTMS

 
 
Rajesh Gupta is accountable for Customer Experience (CX) Marketing and Global IoT Managed Services Operations (IoTMS) at KORE. He has 25+ years of experience in business transformation, P&L management, sales & marketing, and CX driven differentiation. He has been instrumental in turning around many businesses and over the years has built highly empowered successful global teams and partnerships. He has helped companies pivot based on strategy, build cross-functional synergies with a common purpose, and create exponential growth with a multiplier impact on operational efficiency.
 
Prior to KORE, and after a successful PE exit with the sale of Lochbridge to DMI, Rajesh managed the P&L of IoT & Analytics business unit. He spearheaded efforts to drive exponential growth while leveraging Predictive Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) in the context of customer environment. Prior to DMI, Rajesh served in leadership roles at CSC (now DXC), Infosys and Spice Telecom (now Idea Cellular). During all these years while working with customers in multiple industries across the globe, he has gained a rich exposure to the multi-faceted model of leadership.
 
Rajesh is an alumni of Harvard Business School and earned his post-graduation in Management from Birla Institute of Management Technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (formerly REC, Kurukshetra) and a Master’s Degree in Communication & Radar Engineering from IIT, New Delhi.
 

Sergio Souza

Vice President, Brazil

Sergio Souza

Vice President, Brazil

Sergio Souza serves as the Vice President, Brazil at KORE where he is responsible for managing KORE’s IoT business in the region. In 2004 Sergio founded TM Data, an M2M communications organization, realizing the great growth potential of the Brazilian M2M services market. TM Data was acquired by Wyless in 2015, and with the subsequent acquisition of Wyless by KORE in 2016, Sergio took on the leadership of KORE Brazil.

Sergio has extensive experience in the telecommunications, IoT, and IT sectors, having previously held executive positions in companies such as TIM Brazil, Brightpoint, CRAY Research, HP, and Embraer.

John Chambers

Vice President, EMEA Sales

John Chambers

Vice President, EMEA Sales

As VP of Sales, John is responsible for driving all sales across the EMEA region with a focus on growing the company’s Enterprise, Channel & IOT Solutions businesses. Prior to joining KORE John held numerous leadership roles at the Enterprise Software Leader, PTC where he was responsible for Worldwide Sales, Strategy & GTM of the Telco Partner Program and prior to that lead PTC’s OEM & ISV Program in EMEA-India Markets. John holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Stirling. 

Vince Jager

Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales

Vince Jager

Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales

Vince Jager is the Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales at KORE where he is responsible for all revenue generating activities for the region in addition to general management responsibilities for the KORE Asia Pacific offices.

Prior to joining KORE, Vince has over 25 years of extensive Sales Management experience in the Telecommunications Industry, spanning technology segments including mobile wireless, broadband HFC, optical fibre, cloud services, lifecycle network infrastructure management, and emerging environmentally sustainable green technologies. His expansive knowledge of the industry has positioned him all over the Asia Pacific region with experience working in Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.

Pete West

Senior Vice President of Sales, North America

Pete West

Senior Vice President of Sales, North America

Pete West serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, for KORE, responsible for managing sales. Pete is an expert sales executive who has spent his career working for large technology companies in growing revenue. He has been instrumental in driving KORE into a global IoT company with offices worldwide and more with more than 500 employees and thousands of clients.

Jared Deith

SVP Connected Health and IoTMS

Jared Deith

SVP Connected Health and IoTMS

Jared Deith is the Senior Vice President of Connected Health and IoTMS at KORE, where he leads product development, design, and services for KORE Connected Health and regulatory compliant IoT managed services to help deploy, manage, and scale digital healthcare solutions. Prior to KORE, Jared was the co-founder and CEO of Business Mobility Partners and SIMON IoT, an industry leading mobility solutions provider and primary agent with a focus on life sciences and carrier programs. Overall, Jared has more than a decade of expert experience in wireless communications, Channel sales, and IoT.

Chris Francosky

Chief Information Officer, KORE

Chris Francosky

Chief Information Officer, KORE

Chris Francosky is the Chief Information Officer at KORE where he oversees the network engineering, cybersecurity, and enterprise applications teams for the organization. Chris also oversees the KORE Innovations Lab, where KORE product innovations are created. Prior to leading the KORE IT department, Chris served as the VP of Technology for Raco Wireless, where he directed the build-out of the company’s next-generation IoT network and device management portal. Chris has a wealth of experience in network security, business continuity, location-based services, enterprise systems, and massively-scalable application architecture. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Ohio State University.

KORE Board of Directors

The KORE Board of Directors is made up of highly experienced business professionals with extensive knowledge in the field of direct management for fast-growing telecommunication and technology companies in North America and Europe.

Timothy M. Donahue

Chairman of the Board

Timothy M. Donahue

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Donahue served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nextel Communications Inc., a nationwide wireless telecommunications company, from 1999 until 2005, when Nextel was merged with Sprint Corporation to form Sprint Nextel Corporation. Thereafter, and until 2006, Mr. Donahue was the Executive Chairman of Sprint Nextel and the Chairman of the Sprint Nextel Corporation. From 1996 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Donahue served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nextel. During his tenure at Nextel, Nextel experienced significant improvements in financial performance, including significant growth in revenues and EBITDA. Over that same period, the market capitalization of the company increased from approximately $16 billion to approximately $40 billion. Mr. Donahue started his telecommunications career with McCaw Cellular in 1986 as president of its paging division. Mr. Donahue is currently a member of the board of directors of Ligado Networks (wireless network), and AURA Network Systems (communications), and former member of the board of directors of NVR Inc. (home builder). Mr. Donahue is a former director of ADT Corporation (home security); Covidien plc (medical devices); Eastman Kodak Company (imaging); Nextel Partners Inc. (telecommunications); and Tyco International Ltd. (diversified). Mr. Donahue also served on the board of John Carroll University and is the former chairman of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. In 2004, Institutional Investor Magazine honored Mr. Donahue as the best chief executive officer in the telecommunications services and wireless sector based on ratings by investors and brokerage firm analysts. Mr. Donahue received his BA in English Literature from John Carroll University.

Romil Bahl

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Romil Bahl

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Bahl brings 30 years of experience delivering high growth among SaaS and IoT companies and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KORE since October 2017. Prior to joining KORE, Mr. Bahl served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lochbridge, a leading technology consulting and solutions provider in the IoT and digital enablement space, from November 2015 to October 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Industries for Computer Sciences Corporation, a global provider of information technology and professional services and solutions, where he managed a ~$9B business from April 2014 to November 2015, and as Chief Executive officer of PRGX Global, Inc., a data focused analytics company, from January 2009 to November 2013. Mr. Bahl has also had leadership roles at A.T. Kearney, Infosys and Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Bahl holds a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Directorate of Marine Engineering & Technology in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Director

Cheemin Bo-Linn

Director

Dr. Bo-Linn is the Chief Executive Officer of Peritus Partners Inc., a global analytics and valuation accelerator company which provides strategy and operations expertise in information technology, cybersecurity resolution, financial structures, and digital marketing for various companies and has held this position since January 2013. From September 2010 to November 2012, Dr. Bo-Linn was Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at NetLine Corporation, an internet digital content syndication network and mobile applications company. Prior to NetLine Corporation, Dr. Bo-Linn held a number of senior executive roles including at IBM as Vice-President, and other roles with responsibilities ranging from strategy to finance, investments, digital transformation, and marketing and sales, across storage, cloud software, consumer products, and consulting services. Dr. Bo-Linn presently serves as Lead Independent Board of Director of Blackline Safety Corp., a public company and global SaaS leader in IoT connected worker technologies and gas detection. Dr. Bo-Linn was previously elected as board of director of multiple private and midcap public companies in e-commerce retail, manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, SaaS software, and marketing, including serving as the Audit Chair on two public company’s board of directors. Dr. Bo-Linn holds a Doctorate of Education in “Computer-based Management Information Systems and Organizational Change” from the University of Houston.

Rob P. MacInnis

Director

Rob P. MacInnis

Director

Mr. MacInnis has worked at ABRY Partners since December 1998 where he is currently a Partner. Mr. MacInnis also currently serves on the board of directors of Aegis Sciences Corp. and Automated Healthcare Solutions. In the past, Mr. MacInnis has served on the board of Consolidated Theatres, RCN Cable, Sidera Networks, Network Communications, Inc., XAnd, Datapipe, North American Dental Group, Muzak LLC, Proquest, Psychological Services, Inc., and several others. Prior to working at ABRY Partners, Mr. MacInnis was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from June 1991 through May 1997. Mr. MacInnis graduated summa cum laude from Merrimack College with a B.S. in business and received an M.B.A. summa cum laude from Boston University.

Michael K. Palmer

Director

Michael K. Palmer

Director

Mr. Palmer is a Managing Director at Cerberus within Cerberus’ private equity platform, which invests in global companies across various industries and geographies. In this role, Mr. Palmer helps support Cerberus’ private equity investments in healthcare, telecommunications and technology companies. Mr. Palmer has assisted in the identification of opportunities to collaborate with innovative managers and invest in sectors undergoing transformation. Mr. Palmer has also contributed to the development of Cerberus’ investing practice in emerging markets and he currently serves on Cerberus’ Emerging Markets Investment Committee. Mr. Palmer is also on the board of directors of Stratolaunch, an American aerospace company that develops and operates technologies to fulfill national priorities; and AURA Network Systems, a company focused on developing a dedicated nationwide air-to-ground wireless communications network. Mr. Palmer previously served on the board of directors of Steward Health Care (an accountable care organization), Covis Pharma (a specialty pharmaceuticals company), PaxVax Global (a global specialty vaccines business), and Print Media Holdings (a division of YP Holdings, which was an advertising solutions platform that Cerberus carved out of AT&T). Mr. Palmer is a graduate of Duke University.

Tomer Yosef-Or

Director

Tomer Yosef-Or

Director

Mr. Yosef-Or is a Partner at Abry Partners and joined the firm in 2005. Prior to joining ABRY, Mr. Yosef-Or was a member of the Financial Institution Group at Bear Stearns Investment Banking Department. Previously, he was a member of the Securitization Transaction Group at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Yosef-Or is involved in media, communications, and business information services investments in the data center, managed cloud, satellite communication, digital media, IoT, contact center software, and HCIT sectors. Mr. Yosef-Or currently serves as a director of Alvaria, MobileHelp, Options IT, and Recovery Point Systems. Previously, Mr. Yosef-Or served on the boards of Basefarm, CapRock, Casamba, CyrusOne, Datapipe, EMC, Hosted Solutions, Root Datacenters, Telx, Q9 Networks, and Xand. Mr. Yosef-Of is s an honors graduate of the Rutgers Business School New Brunswick Undergraduate Program.

Mark Neporent

Director

Mark Neporent

Director

Mr. Neporent has been Chief Operating Officer of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. since 1998, where he has also served as Senior Legal Counsel since January 2019. He was previously General Counsel of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. from 1998 until January 2019. Mr. Neporent is a former director of MCI WorldCom, SuperValu Inc. SSA Global Technologies, AMC Corporation, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC), and Chrysler Holdings (parent of Chrysler Financial Corp.), among others.

H. Paulett Eberhart

Director

H. Paulett Eberhart

Director

Ms. Eberhart currently serves as chair and chief executive officer of HMS Ventures, a privately-held business involved with technology services and the acquisition and management of real estate. From 2011 through 2014, she served as president and chief executive officer of CDI Corp. (“CDI”), a provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing and professional staffing services that was then a public company. Ms. Eberhart also served as chair and chief executive officer of HMS Ventures from January 2009 until January 2011. In addition, she served as president and chief executive officer of Invensys Process Systems, Inc. (“Invensys”), a process automation company, from January 2007 to January 2009. From 1978 to 2004, she was an employee of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (“EDS”), an information technology and business process outsourcing company that the Hewlett-Packard Company subsequently acquired, and held roles of increasing responsibility over time, including senior-level financial and operating roles at the company, including as president of Americas of EDS from 2003 until March 2004 and senior vice president of EDS and president of Solutions Consulting from 2002 to 2003. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.S. from Bowling Green State University.

Ms. Eberhart’s pertinent qualifications include her wealth of managerial and executive experience, gained through her leadership as the chief executive officer of CDI, formerly an NYSE-listed public company, and Invensys, as well as her numerous years of service as an executive officer of EDS, including president of Americas; financial and accounting expertise gained through various other operating and financial positions during her 26 years at EDS; strong knowledge of the intersection of technology, data, and finance industries; and knowledge and experience gained through her service on the boards of other public companies, including risk oversight experience in chairing the governance and risk committee of the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

James Geisler

Director

James Geisler

Director

James Geisler has been an independent consultant since May 2021. From 2014 through May 2021, Mr. Geisler was a Senior Operating Partner of Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company, where he led due diligence matters and operational initiatives. Mr. Geisler is on the board of directors of SubCom, LLC, Navistar Defense, LLC and National Dentex Labs. Mr. Geisler has previously been a member of the board of directors of DynCorp International, Remington Arms, PaxVax, Keane Group and Your Community Bank.