BOARD & ADVISORS

Board of Directors

Greg Swayne

Chairman

Greg has been Chairman of AirSage for several years.  Prior to AirSage, he was Chairman and CEO of HSWI for which he was named the number 5 top CEO among Georgia public companies in 2011 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. While at HSWI Greg brought the popular US site Howstuffworks.com to both China and Brazil, and he led HSWI’s partnership with Sharecare, a leading online healthcare platform created by Jeff Arnold, the founder or WebMD, and Dr. Mehmet Oz whose popular syndicated TV show reaches millions of consumers daily.  Greg has had numerous successful exits with companies, including ADAM Software which he co-founded and took public in 1995 and Howstuffworks.com which was sold to Discovery Communications in 2007.

Rainer Fröhlich

Rainer is a partner at and founder of Constellation, a Zurich based Venture Capital Firm.  He started his career at McKinsey & Co in Switzerland, where he led various strategic and operational studies.  He left McKinsey to join the CEO of AEG-Daimler Benz to lead a highly regarded study of electronic applications in future products at Mercedes Benz.  At AEG, he set up the corporate development to assist AEG’s restructuring process.  Among others, he was in charge of R&D at AEG-Olympia with direct responsibility for 900 employees and the R&D and Sales department of AEG Mobile Communication GmbH.  In this capacity, he was responsible for the GSM Project with Nokia and Alcatel and for the restructuring, reorientation and successful sale of this company to a French technology and media group.  He holds a degree in Physics from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich and has significant research experience. He also holds international patents in mobile communication applications.

Günter H Sieber

Günter is an industry partner and investor in Constellation.  He has a wide international experience as an executive in England, Belgium, Italy, Germany and USA.   In 1987 Günter was appointed to the Executive Board of Continental AG, Hannover Germany – the second largest automotive group with worldwide operations.  Günter transitioned the company via the $650 Million acquisition of General Tire from Gen Corp and guided Continental through Pirelli’s multi-billion unsuccessful hostile takeover attempt.   His most recent position was President and CEO of Denzel AG, Vienna Austria.  For years Günter has been a seasoned independent investor in various sectors. He holds a degree in Automotive Engineering and studied Economics at the University in Graz/Austria.

Michael Cascone

Michael currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of AirSage.

Jonathan Silverberg

Jonathan currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at AirSage.

Advisors

Landel Hobbs

Landel has more than 24 years of experience in the broader telecommunications, entertainment and media space and is currently Chief Executive Officer of LCH Enterprises LLC, and investment and advisory firm. Landel previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable from 2005 until the end of 2010 and was Chief Financial Officer from 2001 until 2005. He served as Vice President of Financial Analysis and Operations Support for all divisions of AOL Time Warner from September 2000 until October 2001. Landel also served in various positions, including Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. from 1993 until 2000. Before joining Turner in 1993, he served as Senior Vice President and Audit Director of Banc One Illinois Corporation and Senior Manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. He is Chairman of the Board at Evine and Chairman of the National 4H Council and The Dyslexia Resource Trust. He was previously Chair and a Director of CSPAN, a Trustee of Women in Cable Television (WICT), and a Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Member.

Elisabeth (Lisa) Ireland

Lisa spent over 20 years investing with Frederic C. Hamilton and his family office, The Hamilton Companies, in every asset class, including operating businesses, early stage ventures, private equity and hedge funds. She has been most active in direct deals, often serving as the Managing Member of Limited Liability Companies across a range of industries. The Hamilton Companies was an early investor in what is now TMobile, in New Era of Networks, in JD.com, and in ServiceNow. Lisa served on the public board of New Era of Networks and on the private boards of Rackspace, M87, most notably, as well as on investment committees for many private equity funds. She currently serves on the Endowment Board of the Denver Art Museum. Lisa was an early employee at Bloomberg, LP and worked at McKinsey and Company after graduating from The Wharton School with an MBA in 1984. She is a graduate of Smith College as well.