Distinguished electrical engineer, technology executive and broadband industry pioneer and leader. Named inventor of nearly one hundred U.S. patents in broadband and wireless data communications, mesh networking, digital video technologies and mobile devices. Extensive experience in DOCSIS cable modem communications including numerous product firsts and as well as key standards development in the delivery of triple-play voice, video, and high-speed Internet. Built the first MCNS cable modem, authored the DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and Baseline Privacy standards and included cutting edge encryption so that all communications would be end-to-end private. Named a Cable TV Pioneer and was the first non-Ph.D. to be bestowed the prestigious title of Fellow at Broadcom. Proven leader of distributed, multi-country engineering teams with a demonstrated ability to communicate technical issues to non-engineers.

Formal Education

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Highlights

  • As a consultant, performed patent portfolio reviews for multiple semiconductor and data communications companies. Specialties: cable modem designs, settop boxes, gateway and headend technologies, full band capture, MoCA and multimedia delivery and display
  • Former chief architect of Broadcom’s broadband strategy and product definitions, like DOCSIS 2.0, 3.0, digital video and Packetcable products; led its corporate-wide cable architecture efforts, consisting of thousands of engineers worldwide; started its residential broadband business unit, from inception to over $200M+ in annual revenue
  • Vice President of Arris Interactive, which started as a joint venture of Antec and Northern Telecom to develop circuit switched telephony over HFC products and combined voice, video and high-speed data architectures
  • While at National Semiconductor, pioneered methodologies for concurrent development and simulation for 24 hour/day development and was contributing author to the IEEE802.3u specification including the Media Independent Interface (MII) for 100Base TX

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert witness in a case in U.S. District Court: reviewed source code in multiple languages, submitted expert reports, and was deposed
  • Retained expert for patent litigation on DVR and advanced set-tops
  • Expert on multi party negotiations on industry standards in IoT