Senior Advisory Board Member

Ronald T. LeMay

Ronald T. LeMay is a pioneer and respected leader in the wireless industry, and has nearly 40 years of telecom senior operating experience with companies such as AT&T, Sprint and Southwestern Bell.

Mr. LeMay served as the first employee and CEO of Sprint PCS, the company’s wireless entity, and guided it from a start up to $10 billion in revenue faster than any company in history. His career with Sprint spanned 18 years and he served as President and COO before retiring in 2003.

Following that time, Mr. LeMay served as an Industrial Partner with Ripplewood Holdings, a private equity firm. He was CEO at Japan Telecommunications from November 2003 until the sale of the company in July 2004. In 2006, he was named Chairman of the Board for GoGo In Flight Internet.

Mr. LeMay co-founded the venture capital entity October Capital in 1999. It has provided venture capital to more than 15 companies in diverse industry segments. He is also co-founder and managing director of OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on the wireless, communications and mobile Internet sectors. Ron currently sits on the boards of GoGo In flight Internet, Hyla, Main Street Data, Zubie and MachineryLin

Mr. LeMay earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Arkansas University, and was named “Outstanding Business Student.” He also graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law with honors.

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