Necdet F. Ergul,
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Ergul has been Chairman of the Board at mPhase Technologies, Inc. since October 1996. Mr. Ergul is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microphase Corporation, which he founded in 1955. In addition to his management responsibilities at Microphase, he is active in engineering design and related research and development. Mr. Ergul holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York.
Ronald A. Durando,
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Durando, co-founder of mPhase Technologies, Inc., has been President and Chief Executive Officer of mPhase since the Company's inception in October 1996. In addition, he has been the Chief Operating Officer of Microphase Corporation since 1994. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutley Securities, Inc., a registered broker-dealer. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Durando worked as a Registered Representative for several securities brokerage firms. From 1973 to 1982, he held various positions at Nova Electric Manufacturing Company, including Head of Electromechanical Design.
Gustave T. Dotoli,
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Dotoli has been the Chief Operating Officer of mPhase Technologies, Inc.; since October 1996. In addition, Mr. Dotoli has been the Vice President of Corporate Development of Microphase Corporation since December of 1996. He formerly was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the following corporations: Imperial Electro-Plating, Inc., World Imports USA, Industrial Chemical Supply, Inc., SISCO Beverage, Inc., and Met Pack, Inc. Mr. Dotoli received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1959.
Martin S. Smiley,
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
Mr. Smiley joined mPhase Technologies as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel in August 2000. With over twenty years experience as a corporate finance and securities attorney and as an investment banker, Mr. Smiley serves as mPhase's strategic financial leader. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Smiley served in various financially-related capacities, including a Principal at Morrison & Kibbey, Ltd., a mergers and acquisitions and investment banking firm, a Managing Director for CIBC Oppenheimer Securities, a Vice President of Investment Banking at Chase Manhattan Bank, and a Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Chrysler Capital Corporation. Mr. Smiley graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law.
Chief Technology Officer and Director
Mr. Klimek, co-founder of mPhase Technologies, Inc., has been Chief Technology Officer of mPhase since June 1997 and Director of Engineering since the Company's inception in October 1996. He has more than 18 years of technical engineering and design expertise and presently holds 13 individual or co-authored U.S. patents. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Klimek was the R&D manager of Digital Controls, Inc. Mr. Klimek received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1982 from Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI. In addition, he graduated from the U.S. Navy Basic Electronics School at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in 1972.
Executive Vice President, Engineering, Research and Development
Mr. Simon joined mPhase in 2003, bringing with him over nineteen years of proven experience in developing leading-edge networking products. Previously, he served in engineering management and emerging technology development positions within Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs and AT&T Labs. Mr. Simon is an expert in video engineering, and holds a number of system patents in the video technology and multi-media services, including using the telephone network for Pay-Per-View television offerings.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Mr. Devlin has over twenty-five years of experience in sales, channel strategies, marketing, and business development of leading edge technical solutions to both domestic and global markets. He spent the last decade at Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies and previously AT&T, where he was responsible for the business and channel development for a broad spectrum of technologies developed at Bell Labs. Prior to joining Bell Labs, Mr. Devlin held several positions with Concurrent Computer Corporation over a ten year period, including global industry marketing Director for Airspace Management products targeted towards domestic and international civilian and military agencies. He was also Director of Product Management for real-time software tools, which exploited high speed real-time parallel processing architectures and targeted the financial trading markets, real-time military flight simulation, global lottery systems and high speed data acquisition applications. Over 50% of the sales for these products were international, primarily in Europe and Asia/Pacific regions.
Executive Vice President, Product Management
Philip Thompson led the creation of multiple new businesses within Lucent Technologies and AT&T over his 25 year career at Bell Laboratories. Product developments have included PBXs, telephones, voice messaging, network software, CTI, VoIP systems, Video/IP systems and IADs for the enterprise consumer and service provide markets. Phil's products have won a variety of industry awards for innovation and excellence. Prior to joining MPhase in 2003, Mr. Thompson was responsible for technical marketing, strategy and new business development for custom development services leveraging Bell Laboratories intellectual property.
Mary K. Whelan
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ms. Whelan has successfully launched scores of high technology products during her 20 plus year career at AT&T, Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. Ms. Whelan was eBusiness Vice President at Lucent Technologies where she created Lucent’s eBusiness center of expertise. Prior to that Ms. Whelan was responsible for Lucent’s global marketing operations including marketing communications, customer programs and sales support for a worldwide sales force. She drove channel development, sales training, recognition, and compensation. She had extensive experience in all aspects of marketing and PR at AT&T. She had P&L responsibility for AT&T’s Directory business.