Harry Ruda, CEO
Harry is a high-tech serial entrepreneur whose career spans over 35 years in the areas of IT, software and telecommunications. He has founded and/or served as CEO of 6 high tech startups, raising over $100 Million from venture capitalists, angel networks and corporate strategic investors.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Harry was the CEO of Desktone, a cloud based virtual desktop company; Softricity, an application virtualization company; ITS, video access for interactive TV; Glyph Systems, an internationalized software company; and Founder and VP of Sales for Network Switching Systems, a voice/data communication switch company.
Harry holds an MBA from Boston College, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from RPI.
Steve Bragg, COO
Steve is a former Wall Street executive with extensive management experience. He launched and built the Natural Resource Group at Banc of America Securities, which provided investment banking services to the energy and chemical industries, including renewable and energy technology concerns.
Prior to his time at Banc of America, Steve co-headed a similar group at Credit Suisse First Boston. During Steve’s tenure on Wall Street he raised billions of dollars of public and private financing for his clients, and advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Brown University.
Dan Wright, CFO
Dan is an experienced financial and legal executive with proven success leading finance, operations and development efforts for private firms and public companies.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Dan was a Principal at the Carleton Advisory Group, where he advised real estate and hospitality companies and private equity fund managers. Prior to that, he was CFO for Pyramid Advisors, a privately held hospitality management and real estate investment firm. Prior to that, he was the CFO for Prism Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. Dan began his career at ITT Sheraton Corporation as Director of Strategic Projects and Planning.
Dan holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School, did graduate studies in Business Administration at Boston College, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Babson College.
Bob Tomasi, VP of Operations
Bob has over 20 years of broad senior operational management experience across customer service, operations, IT, sales, and marketing.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Bob was Executive VP of Operations and Engineering at New Edge Networks. For the previous 5 years, Bob had several board roles and held Interim SVP of Operations roles at Softricity, an application virtualization company; CardioNow, a healthcare technology provider; and fusionOne, a provider of network and device synchronization products. Prior to that he held a number of SVP Operations positions with Internet and Telecommunications companies. He began his career at British Telecom.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Sue Madden Moore, VP of Marketing
Sue has more than 30 years experience in sales, marketing and business development.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Sue was the President and CEO of Executive Consulting Services (ECS), a firm she founded in 1998. During those years she provided strategic outsourced marketing services for a wide array of emerging and high growth companies in the technology sector. Prior to ECS, Sue was the Director of Executive Operations for Lotus Development Corporation, managing cross functional, executive-level business operations as Chief of Staff for the office of the CEO. She began her career at IBM Corporation.
Sue holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of Rhode Island.
Stefan Backstrom, Vice President, International Business Development
Stefan has over 25 years experience from the telecom market spanning both the cellular and Land Mobile Radio industries.
Prior to Wing Power Energy Stefan held leadership positions with companies like Ericsson, Tyco Electronics (today TE Connectivity), and Harris Corporation among others. In his various roles within Account Management, Business Development, Product Management, and Sales & Marketing he was involved in new business development, channel management, product launches and campaigns often within the International arena.
Stefan graduated from Svenska Handelsläroverket i Helsingfors (today Arcada Polytechnic) in Helsinki, Finland with a degree comparable to a BA in Business Administration with focus on International Marketing. He is also a graduate from the Finnair Aviation Institute where he completed training to become a commercial airline pilot.
Arlene Greene, VP of Product Management
Arlene has more than 30 years experience conceptualizing, launching and building startup companies.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Arlene was co-founder and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Acceller, Inc., an internet-based digital lifestyle services company. Prior to that, she was co-founder and Senior Vice President of Business Development for PrimeStreet Corporation, a venture backed internet technology services provider for the financial industry. She previously held significant technology and leadership positions during a 12 year tenure at Lotus Development Corporation, and was also Vice President of Technical Services at Strategic Information/Ziff Davis, and Group Manager of the Analytics Database Programming Group at Financial Times/Interactive Data Corporation.
Arlene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts and also holds a Massachusetts Certification in Secondary Education. She has also completed an Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Laurie Laney, Director, Tower and Wireless Business Unit
Laurie has more than 20 years diverse industry experience representing tower companies, wireless service providers and equipment vendors.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Laurie was a Director at Lyle Co., a solutions partner in the tower and wireless industry. Prior to that, she was an Account Manager for American Tower Company, a leading provider of wireless and broadcast towers. She also held strategic sales roles at Phillips Consumer Communications (formerly Lucent), Lucent Technologies/AT&T, NEC/NMI Corporation, and McCaw Communications.
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, as well as a California Real Estate license from CSU Sacramento.
Stephen Rambeau, VP of Engineering
Stephen has 22 years experience in Engineering and Civil Design.
Prior to Wing Power Energy, Stephen was Engineering Manager for TowerCo. Before that, he was a Senior Civil Design Engineer for C E Group, Inc. His experience includes Operations Manager of Engineering Services and Site Design Manager for SpectraSite Communications, and he has held a variety of design and CAD positions at several engineering firms.
Stephen studied Civil and Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University.