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The Innovative Provider in the Telecommunication Industry: Kodiak

“Working together with strategic partners, Kodiak Networks is committed to helping customers successfully deploy innovative mobile applications that will differentiate them in the marketplace and add value to their brand.”

Kodiak is recognized and respected globally as a leading wireless innovator that develops integrated enterprise productivity applications and advanced solutions for mobile operators. Today, Kodiak has the largest PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, and Telefonica.

The Kodiak-powered platform is purpose-built for push-to-talk (PTT) and other advanced mobile solutions that focus on enabling instant and group-based communications. Leveraging its carrier partners, Kodiak has enabled enhanced PTT communications through its integrated and diverse solutions offerings to key industry verticals including hospitality, manufacturing, construction, transportation, utilities, and energy.

“We believe that building successful, long-term relationships with our customers and partners will increase the value of Kodiak Networks for our stockholders and employees,” said John Vice, CEO.

A Standards-Based IP Platform
Kodiak has distinguished itself through a standards-based IP platform that offers superior speed and provides the highest voice quality across the largest number of wireless networks including 4G LTE, 4G HSPA+, 3G, and Wi-Fi. The Kodiak powered-PTT platform delivers a rich ecosystem of PTT-enabled devices that are designed to work with leading mobile operating systems, can be integrated with third-party mobile applications, and can support compatible accessories to meet the diverse needs of enterprise customers.

The Kodiak Broadband PTT Solution
The Kodiak Broadband Push-to-Talk solution removes the limits of communications. “Our solution integrates with the most secure and reliable carrier-deployed networks to provide the widest coverage area and highest voice quality, so you know that you will always be heard loud and clear. With broadband and Wi-Fi and the best carrier, device, and application options, you are free to choose the most efficient way to communicate to your people anywhere, anytime,” noted John. The solutions’ extensive set of features gives clients control over their PTT communications, including talk groups and contact management. The push-to-talk platform is flexible enough to integrate into existing two-way radio (LMR) networks. The PTT-LMR interoperability solutions are scalable with incremental costs so that customers can easily augment and enhance their existing LMR communications.

Meet the Leadership Team

John Vice, President & CEO – Industry veteran and former Nortel senior executive, John brings more than 30 years of telecommunications experience to Kodiak Networks. His extensive background includes working in a variety of functional areas which make him particularly suited to leading the Kodiak team. John brings a unique, broad understanding of the mobile communications industry, as well as, extensive hands-on experience in the development and deployment of mobile solutions. Before joining Kodiak, John had been a strategic management and investment consultant to companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 size corporations. He also served as CEO for Geyser Networks, Inc., a privately held supplier of optical network systems in Sunnyvale, Calif. John also had a distinguished, 19-year career at Nortel Networks, where he advanced to President and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, in Richardson, Texas. John holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s degree in business administration with a marketing concentration from McMaster University.

Kris Patel, Chief Technology Officer, EVP Engineering, Co-Founder – Kris Patel has more than 20 years of experience and thought leadership in wireless, VoIP, broadband and Voice networks. Kris has led the design, development and deployment of carrier class systems around the world. Kris is a proven organizational leader, team builder and project manager. Prior to Kodiak, Kris was Vice President of Engineering at XYBridge Technologies Inc. Kris has delivered systems to NTT DoCoMo and Verizon Wireless and is well-versed in leading teams across two continents. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from B.V.M. in V.V. Nagar, India and a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Bruce Lawler, Chief Product Officer, EVP Marketing, Co-Founder – Bruce Lawler brings over 20 years of telecommunications experience in fixed wireless, satellite, and terrestrial local and wide area networks. Bruce was a founding partner of inOvate Communications Group, and led the company’s investments in Danger, Rosum Corporation and Kodiak Networks. In addition, he served as the Network Operations Center (NOC) program manager for AT&T Wireless Services where he gained intimate knowledge of carrier operations. Bruce received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree from Purdue University and holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We provide a carrier-driven push-to-talk platform that supports 4G, LTE, and Wi-Fi. Our platform offers unmatched freedom, unparalleled control, and unequivocal peace of mind.”