Boingo Board Members
Proven experience for outstanding results.
Boingo® is headed by an experienced, technology-savvy management team and board of directors. The company's board of directors includes:
Dave comes to Boingo with extensive general management, marketing and sales experience in the telecommunications and Internet space, and is responsible for the strategic direction as well as day-to-day operations at Boingo. Dave has over 20 years experience in senior management roles in the telecommunications industry with Sprint in the U.S. and Canada and served as division president and executive vice president for Sprint. He is responsible for launching the consumer business under the Sprint brand, which grew to be a $600 million business, the largest alternative long distance company in Canada. Dave is also responsible for launching an ISP service in Canada under the Sprint brand, called The Most Online, which was the second largest ISP in Canada.
Before Boingo, Dave served as CEO for FirstSource Corp. and as the President/Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster Online CitySearch.
Dave holds an MBA from Baker University as well as a BS from the University of Kansas. Dave is a member of Young President's Organization and is a director on the CEA Wireless Division board.^ back to top
Sky is the founder of Boingo Wireless and EarthLink.
Charles Boesenberg has served as a member of Boingo’s board of directors since March 2011. From 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Boesenberg served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at NetIQ Corporation and he also served as the Chairman of the board of directors at NetIQ Corporation from 2002 to June 2006. Mr. Boesenberg served as a director of Interwoven, Inc. from July 2006 to March 2009, as lead independent director of Maxtor Corporation from 2002 until May 2006, and as a director of Onyx Software Corporation from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Boesenberg serves on the board of directors of Silicon Graphics International Corp., Keynote Systems, Inc., Callidus Software Inc. and Ancestry.com Inc. Mr. Boesenberg holds an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and a B.S. from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. The board of directors determined that Mr. Boesenberg should serve as a director based on his extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of other public companies, including experience dealing with corporate governance matters, and his executive management experience in other technology companies.^ back to top
Chuck Davis has served as a member of Boingo’s board of directors since August 2011. Mr. Davis was most recently Executive Vice President of Comcast Interactive Media and Chief Executive Officer of Fandango, a role he held since 2006. He served as Chairman of Fandango from 2006 until Fandango’s acquisition by Comcast in 2007. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Davis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shopzilla through its $525 million 2005 sale to E.W. Scripps Company. Mr. Davis serves on the board of directors of Shop.org, The Teaching Company, the Young Presidents’ Organization and is also a trustee of the Brown University Corporation where he serves as vice chair of the Advancement Committee. Mr. Davis holds a B.A. in urban studies from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.^ back to top
Marc Geller is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sternhill Partners. He has been managing venture capital funds since 1995. Prior to the formation of Sternhill Partners, he invested in 14 information technology and life science start-ups, totaling more than $40 million. Most recently, he was a general partner with GC Technology Fund, L.P., a $25 million venture fund that invests in information technology and life science companies. To date, four portfolio companies have been acquired, with one more in registration to go public.
Marc began his career at Coopers & Lybrand. In 1973, he struck out on his own to form a consulting practice representing high net-worth individuals, offering advice on investment strategies, and estate and tax planning. During the growth phase of the consulting business, he moved to Houston, Texas, to take advantage of the burgeoning growth opportunities in the Southwest caused by the energy crisis of the 1970s. Geller grew the consultancy until it spanned 250 individuals in 25 states.
After selling the consulting practice in 1980, Marc went on to develop or acquire approximately 1 million square feet of commercial office space, which was successfully divested. He then became COO of a private real estate investment trust.
Marc sits on the boards of directors of Boingo Wireless, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA), Zantaz, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA); Sandlot Corp. (Orem, UT); and Navini Networks, Inc. (Richardson, TX). He holds Bachelor of Arts, J.D. and Master of Laws degrees.^ back to top
Paul joined NEA in 2003 and is a partner in NEA's Menlo Park office. He focuses on wireless technology, Asian, and renewable energy investments. Paul's board memberships include Alien Technology, Boingo Wireless, DreamFactory, Jentro Technologies, and Motion Computing. He is also actively involved with Audience, BCD Semi, Deeya Energy, HelioVolt, Illumitex, Serious Materials, Solfocus, Spreadtrum (NASDAQ: SPRD), and Telegent Systems. At NEA, he has worked on the following investments: 3jam, Actions Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ACTS), Atheros (NASDAQ: ATHR), Cassatt (acquired by CA), Decru (acquired by NetApp), FineGround Networks (acquired by Cisco), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Interlace Systems (acquired by Oracle), Luminary Micro (acquired by Texas Instruments), Salesforce.com (NASDAQ: CRM), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), UltraDNS (acquired by Neustar), and WholeSecurity (acquired by Symantec).Prior to NEA, Paul co-founded Mazu Networks (acquired by Riverbed Technology, NASDAQ: RVBD). He began his career at Medtronic and McKinsey. Paul received his MBA from Harvard and a bachelor's degree in engineering from MIT.^ back to top