Leadership Team

Jim Roche - ThinkRF CEO

Jim Roche, President & Chief Executive Officer

Jim is a seasoned executive and corporate director with over 30 years of experience. He is President, CEO and founder of Stratford Managers Corporation. Jim co-founded Tundra Semiconductor, took it public and grew it to $1.5B market value as President & CEO.  Jim was a founding member of Newbridge Networks.

Dr. Nikhil Adnani, Chief Technology Officer

Nikhil Adnani, Chief Technology Officer

Nikhil has over twelve years of experience in the area of wireless. He has held engineering positions at Nortel and Communications Research Centre Canada. Nikhil has a BSc and an MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD from Carleton University, all in Electrical Engineering.

Tim Hember, Chief Operations Officer

Tim Hember, Chief Operating Officer

Tim was prior VP and Strategy Director for Alcatel Canada, developing global corporate market strategies; and prior CEO and founder of TimeStep, a network security equipment market leader acquired by Newbridge/Alcatel. Tim has thirty years of experience including Newbridge Networks, Gandalf, Calmos Semiconductor, Genesis Microchip, PureData Research, and Nortel Networks. Tim has a BASc in EE from University Waterloo and an MA in Economics from University Ottawa.

Brian Murphy - CFO

Brian Murphy, Chief Financial Officer

Brian has thirty plus years of experience working with various sized businesses (including complex manufacturing, high tech, professional services and construction industries) with responsibility extending through all aspects of internal and external management/financial reporting and decision making. Brian attained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation (now CPA) from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario in 1988. Brian also has his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa.

Theo Pantazopoulos - VP Engineering

Theo Pantazopoulos, VP Engineering

Theo is a Senior Technology Executive with over 25 years of proven industry experience. He was instrumental in creating and growing the Electronic Systems business unit at Med-Eng Systems from zero to over $200M/yr leading to a $650M acquisition by Allen-Vanguard. Prior to Med-Eng Systems, Theo held senior roles at SR Telecom, Tellabs, PolarSat, Spotwave Wireless and Northern Telecom. Theo brings a strong, execution-focused management style, strong entrepreneurial acumen and a well-developed business sense to led the R&D team at ThinkRF. Theo holds an M.Eng and a B.Eng degree from Carleton University.

Dean Fulford, VP Human Resources

Dean is a senior human resources leader with experience in all aspects of HR vision, strategy and implementation. He has applied his background to many facets of the businesses he’s worked with and has done consulting in organization development and effectiveness, performance consulting and process improvement in both small and large organizations. He is also a certified human resource leader (CHRL) and licensed professional engineer.

James Short, VP Sales

Jim Short, VP Sales

Jim is an experienced sales leader with extensive experience increasing sales results for both emerging and established companies. Jim has worked with some of the market’s best-managed organizations and has leveraged multiple different methods to in order to achieve success. Jim has also built many extensible sales methodologies under the Compass Methodology, which are proven to increase the volume, manageability and predictability of the revenue stream.

Dan Zanetti, VP Operations

Dan Zanetti, VP Operations

Dan joined ThinkRF in July 2017 following senior roles in supply chain operations, engineering and sales management in high tech OEM.  He has significant skills in supply chain management, NPI program management, customer engagement and end to end business process improvement.  Dan who has a BSc Eng and MBA began his career with Nortel with progressive roles in finance, engineering, human resources and operations. He also worked in senior operations roles in optical startup Bookham and prior to joining ThinkRF he was VP Customer Satisfaction at Oclaro a leading optical component manufacturer.

Jasvinder Obhi, VP Product Line Management

Dr. Jasvinder Obhi, CPhys, MInstP, VP Product Line Management

Jasvinder has over 30 years’ experience in multinational and start-up companies in advanced technologies. He conducted advanced research at Plessey Research, Caswell before joining JDS Fitel (JDSU) as head of Product Management. A serial entrepreneur in numerous start-up ventures, he was President of Strategian, CEO of Bluebear Networks, (Biometric Security), CSO of Sunlogics, (alternative energy), COO of RocketOwl, (e-learning games via social and mobile networks), the first B-Corp in Ottawa. Jasvinder volunteers as President and Charter Member of TiE Ottawa. He holds a PhD from the University of London, and is a Chartered Physicist with Institute of Physics.

Rhys Robinson - US Director of Sales

Rhys Robinson, U.S. Director of Sales

Rhys brings over 20 years of experience with government and commercial technology programs, the recent 15 driving sales and developing business for terrestrial and satellite RF solutions. After earning an MBA Degree from Yale University’s School of Management, Rhys joined Siemens AG’s Mobile business in Germany. Additionally, Rhys has held management and consulting positions with TruePosition, Inc., Airbiquity, Inc. and Terrestar Networks, Inc.  Rhys holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in International Security from Johns Hopkins SAIS.