Rivada Hires Titlebaum as General Counsel, Hendon to Lead U.K. Development
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | Comments

Rivada Networks hired Joseph Titlebaum as general counsel and also hired David Hendon to lead the company’s business development in the U.K.

Titlebaum was founding general counsel of XM Satellite Radio and has been involved with a variety of technology, media and telecommunications ventures, including a tech startup he co-founded and sold this year.

Titlebaum graduated from Columbia University and the Harvard Law School. His expertise includes managing sophisticated joint venture, finance, investment and corporate transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisition activities; intellectual property and technology licensing; the structuring of commercial agreements; and regulatory and government affairs.

“Joe’s industry experience, entrepreneurialism and legal acumen are a perfect fit for Rivada as we usher states through the FirstNet opt-out process and pursue other opportunities,” Rivada CEO Declan Ganley said.

Titlebaum has been providing strategic advisory services to Rivada since earlier this year.

“Throughout my career, I’ve looked for disruptors with great ideas and the technology to match,” Titlebaum said. “Rivada is just such a company, and I’m excited to start working full time with Declan and the rest of the team.”

Hendon will have responsibility for leading Rivada’s pursuit of open access wholesale wireless opportunities in the U.K. market.

He served as a part-time senior adviser to Ofcom, the U.K.’s telecommunications regulator, from 2011 until early 2017. Before that, Hendon was a director in the U.K.’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). At BIS, Hendon was responsible for policy and business-facing activities in the electronic communications, postal and information communications technology (ICT) sectors. Hendon also served as CEO of the U.K.’s Radiocommunications Agency, which managed Britain’s radio spectrum until the establishment of Ofcom.

Rivada’s Open Access Wireless technology will transform the way spectrum is managed and used, not just in the U.K., but around the world,” Hendon said. “I’ve seen firsthand the old ways the governments allocated this vital resource, and I’m excited to get involved in shaping the future of spectrum use with Rivada.”

“Ofcom has always been a leading regulator strong on innovation, and Rivada looks forward to bringing our technology to the U.K. spectrum market,” Ganley said. “Rivada will help unlock and enable the power of future 5G networks in line with the U.K. government’s stated ambitions.”

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