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May 13th, 2020

Anokiwave's Addition to its Board of Directors Brings 30 Years of His Expertise


There's been a new member appointed to Anokiwave's Board of Directors, who brings his expertise of more than 30 years of experience in corporate leadership, private equity, and strategy consulting. Anokiwave, Inc., which provides highly integrated mmW IC solutions for 5G communications, mobile satellite communications, and aerospace and defense markets, announced that John D. McClellan has joined the company's Board of Directors.

McClellan is a partner at Pear Tree Pear Tree Partners, L.P, which provides investment and advisory services to early stage and growth capital companies. His previous positions include CEO of Palladium, Inc., Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners, CEO of Sprague Energy Corp., and President of EPIK Communications, which he founded. He started his professional career at the strategy consultancy, Monitor Group, where he was a leader in their telecommunications practice and rose to the Board of Directors and served as CEO of its software division, Decision Architects. Mr. McClellan holds an M.B.A. with high honors from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and has served as an outside director on the boards of Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, The Access Group, and ESM Software Group, and also currently serves on the board of SciAps, Inc. 

Nitin Jain, Anokiwave Founder, CTO, and President of the Board said that they are pleased to welcome John to their Board of Directors at this important stage of Anokiwave’s evolution. As a highly respected and seasoned executive with valuable financial strategy and investment industry experience, they look forward to John's expert engagement and assistance in guiding their objectives to bring breakthrough mmW IC solutions to market.

Mr. McClellan added that he is excited about joining the Anokiwave Board. As a leader in the mmW market and the highest volume supplier of commercial mmW silicon ICs, Anokiwave is executing exceptionally well in the rapidly evolving Active Antenna markets. Anokiwave is positioned to help accelerate the development of 5G networks, which will transform the way the world communicates. As a board member, he looks forward to adding more breadth and strategic thinking to their already very talented team, helping to guide Anokiwave’s continued leadership and growth in these markets.