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airsage management team
Cy Smith, Founder & CEO
Cy is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Prior to launching AirSage in 2000, Cy was Founder, President and CEO of Advance Technology Corporation (ATC), a pioneer and leader in GIS and GPS‐based solutions for wireless and wireline telecommunications companies. He began his career with BellSouth Corporation, holding positions in network engineering, quality assurance and management.
A graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology, Cy earned a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has been recognized as one of Georgia Tech’s “Outstanding Young Engineers” by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and has received awards from the American Electronics Association for leadership and innovation in technology.
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Alan Catherall, Chief Financial Officer
For 10 years—prior to joining AirSage—Catherall served as CFO with Numerex Corp., a leading provider of interactive and on-demand machine-to-machine technologies and services. At Numerex, he was not only responsible for all finance and accounting duties but also managed the human resources, legal and administrative functions as well.
Before Numerex, Mr. Catherall was CFO of AirGate PCS, Inc. a publicly traded wireless services company. Catherall also held executive positions at MCI, including serving as the chief financial officer of Syncordia Services, a joint venture between MCI and British Telecom.
Catherall received a MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore and his B.Sc. from the University of Wales. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Nancy Watts, Sr. VP Operations
Nancy has a successful 30-year track record in helping businesses achieve highly competitive supply chain performance. Prior to joining AirSage, Nancy served as Executive VP of Operations at Flexplay Technologies. Under her leadership, the company experienced a 70% reduction in product costs and increased supply chain efficiency which contributed to Flexplay’s designation of “2008 Innovative Vendor of the Year” awarded by the president of the Hudson Group and Donny Deutsch from CNBC’s “The Big Idea”.
Throughout her career, Nancy has developed and implemented strategies which dramatically improved operational performance and greatly increased supply chain efficiencies. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Andrea Moe, VP Product Management & Marketing
With over 16 years in technology, Andrea Moe has her eye on the market and a talent for spotting trends and using technology to address emerging business needs. Her professional experience includes 14 years with Sage, a leading global supplier of business management solutions. Andrea’s tenure at Sage provided experience in many aspects of software development from design to product management to marketing, and led to global recognition for her contributions to innovation and product excellence.
As AirSage VP of Product Management and Marketing, she moves easily between disciplines and extends existing technology to open new markets and create new revenue channels. Andrea holds a B.A. in Marketing (Summa Cum Laude) at Mercer University. Her professional affiliations include the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM).
Sasanka (Sashi) Gandavarapu, Data Services Manager
Sasanka (Sashi) heads Research and Development’s Data Services Team which prototypes new products using real world mobile device location data. His team of analysts and data scientists ensures product quality, project delivery, sales support and coordination with mobile carriers.
Throughout his extensive career in the transportation planning industry, Sashi has worked on various predictive choice models that determine mode of travel, toll pricing and other travel related decisions. He has also performed High Speed Rail feasibility studies in addition to ridership and revenue forecasts for various market segments.
A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Sashi earned a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sanjay Satagopan, Development Manager
Sanjay Satagopan joined AirSage in 2013 as Development Manager to work closely with product management to map market problems and customer requirements to functional and architectural requirements. His team of engineers develops the algorithms and software that process the data and produces our analytics products.
With a product development career spanning over ten years in the telecommunications industry, Sanjay has built a foundation for an impressive career. Some of his roles include Systems Engineer at Forhealth Technologies and Senior Manager of Product Verification and Packet Networking at Ciena Corporation where he led the verification team in the development of one of the first high capacity and scalable OpenFlow compatible switches in the industry.
In addition to his SCRUM certifications, Sanjay holds a B.S., Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A., Strategy and Consulting from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.