Leadership Team

Yan Hui

Founder, CEO

Yan has extensive experience leading new technology development, managing R&D organization and teaming with business development and marketing functions to serve customers. Prior to AirHop, he established and managed 3G advanced R&D group at TI, successfully developing core system IPs for 3G UMTS products, including UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA. He led technical teams and collaboration with strategic partners to develop the industry’s first 1xEV-DV UE systems. He also chaired the TI wireless system patent committee and led the company’s 3G standards activities for a number of years. Yan has also held various management and engineering positions at Nortel and Dot Wireless, has more than 20 patents granted or pending, and a number of IEEE publications. He holds a BS degree from Tianjin University, China and a MSEE degree from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Joe Thome

VP Business Operations and Marketing

Joe is leading AirHop’s business and product marketing operations. He brings extensive experience leading business operations, business development and marketing of core technology products including digital RF transceiver ICs for Orca Systems and a variety of cellular UE modem solutions for TI, including CDMA2000, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA and UMTS. Joe was a co-founder of Dot Wireless, a CDMA2000 modem IC company, serving as CFO from inception through its acquisition by TI. He has also held various marketing and engineering roles for Protomatics, NextWave Telecom and Motorola. He holds a BSEE from the University of Iowa, a MSEE from National Technological University, and a MBA from UCLA.

Anand Parikh

VP Strategic Partnerships

Anand is an entrepreneurial leader with global experience in new business development and strategic partnerships. He has a 35+ years of successful track record of leadership roles in the high-tech companies of various sizes, from early stage start-ups to public companies, including in recent years LogMeIn, Akamai Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent. Anand brings deep experience in strategic planning, strategic business development, partner ecosystem development, channel partnerships, technology alliances and go-to-market strategy. He holds a BSEE from BITS Pilani (India), a MSCE from Boston University and a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.