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Arjun Gupta

Al Howard

Alan Foster

Bill Magill

Chris LeBlanc

Gary Cuccio

George Schmitt

Marcia Burkey

Paul Unruh

Atiq Raza

Edwin Martin

Hagen Hultzsch

Matt Carbonara

Amos Ben-Meir

Bruce Cohen

Mark Himelstein

George Schmitt

Managing Director

George has over 40 years of broad telecom experience in wireless and wireline companies. He currently serves on the boards of Calient, VoiceObjects, SOFA, PlumbInTime, Ready Jet Go Airlines, Tele Atlas NV, and Teleworx. George is a Managing Director at TeleSoft.

His experience includes e.spire Communications, Omnipoint, LHS Group, Objective Systems Integrators, PCS PrimeCo, AirTouch Communications, Mannesmann Mobilfunk (Germany), Pacific Telesis, Pacific Telephone, and AT&T. Most recently, George was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of e.spire Communications, a provider of voice, data and Internet services to markets throughout the U.S.

Previously, George was President and a Director at Omnipoint Communication Services (NASDAQ: OMPT) until VoiceStream's acquisition of Omnipoint Corporation in 2000. Subsequently, Deutsche Telekom acquired Voicestream to form T-Mobile U.S. George was also a Director of two telecom software companies; LHS Group (NASDAQ: LHSG), where he was a Director and member of the Audit Committee prior to its acquisition by Sema in 2000, and Objective Systems Integrators (NASDAQ: OSII), where he was also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee, which was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2000.

Prior to joining Omnipoint, George was President and Chief Executive Officer of PCS PrimeCo (now part of Verizon Wireless) a national PCS partnership formed by AirTouch, Bell Atlantic, NYNEX and U.S. West. He came to PrimeCo from AirTouch, where he was Executive Vice President of International Operations responsible for AirTouch’s operations in its ventures in Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Korea and Thailand. Prior to PCS PrimeCo, George was a member of the board of management of Mannesmann Mobilfunk in Germany and also headed the company’s technical department. His department’s responsibilities included the complete development and operation of the D2 network, the first commercial GSM network in the world. He also served as the Chairman of the GSM Association, an international organization responsible for overseeing the worldwide implementation of GSM wireless technology.

George received an M.S. in Management from Stanford University, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Mary’s College.

George enjoys playing golf, cycling and horseracing.



Georges@telesoftvc.com


Investments:
BayPackets (GENBAND)
Calient Networks
Jungo (NDS)
Omnipoint (IPO & Subsequent Acquisition by VoiceStream)
OSI (IPO & Subsequent Acquisition by Agilent)
Tele Atlas NV (PO: TA.AS)
VoiceObjects

 
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