Sonim Appoints Mulica, Naumann as Independent Directors
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Comments

Sonim Technologies appointed Mike Mulica and Ken Naumann as independent directors. In connection with their appointment, Sonim increased the size of its board to seven members.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of two highly qualified leaders to our board, both bringing extensive technology industry and revenue growth experience that we believe is relevant to Sonim's corporate goals," said John Kneuer, chairman of the board. "I look forward to working closely with Mike and Ken as we continue Sonim's transformation process and position the company to expand into new markets and new industries with our class-leading next-generation products."

Mulica has been at the nexus of mobile communications, the internet and globally scaled industry solutions for the past three decades. Mulica's stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new large global markets that have changed the way the world works. He is known for his pioneering work in the buildout of the mobile internet worldwide while leading its origination at Openwave Systems. Mulica has served as a public and private company CEO and senior executive both in the U.S. and internationally. His roles include leadership positions at Motorola, California Microwave, Openwave Systems, RealNetworks and FusionOne. Mulica is currently executive chairman at AlefEdge and a board member and global advisor to other private companies and venture capital funds.

"I am excited to join the board of Sonim and look forward to working with its leadership to identify and execute on the numerous opportunities to deploy rugged mobile devices to help bring greater capabilities and efficiency to task workers," said Mulica. "My career has focused on creating new market share opportunities through innovative technologies with clear use cases, which is exactly the opportunity Sonim is addressing with its rugged phone and handheld devices."

Naumann has 25 years of executive experience with various technology companies. He most recently served as chairman and CEO of AccessData, a private equity-owned company that provides industry-leading solutions for more than 5,000 clients in law enforcement, government agencies, corporations, service providers, and law firms, which was acquired by a strategic buyer. He was previously president, CEO and a director of Socialware, a venture-capital (VC)-backed software-as-a-service (SaaS) social media compliance provider acquired by Proofpoint. Prior to his time at Socialware, Naumann was president, CEO and a director at Ditech Networks, which was acquired by Nuance Communications. Ditech specialized in the development of speech recognition applications and voice quality algorithms, which were primarily sold into the worldwide telecommunications carrier market.

"Sonim has made notable strides in its transformation process to date, restructuring its operations and opening adjacent large addressable markets with its new handheld devices," said Naumann. "I look forward to working with the team to further scale revenue across a wide range of use cases and driving value creation opportunities aimed at maximizing overall returns to our stockholders."

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