Board of Directors

C. James Judson, Chairman, and Co-Founder

Jim is a retired senior partner at a prominent Seattle-based law firm and is a board member and co-founder of Spectrum Effect. Jim was previously Chairman and co-founder of Eden Rock Communications, VP at Eagle River Investments, Founding President at McCaw International/Nextel International and Founding President at McCaw UniCom Shanghai JV. He has extensive experience in the wireless industry and has helped develop some of the world's largest cellular operators. Jim has served on the boards of China Unicom, Nextel International, NextLink, Lumera, Port Blakely Tree Farms, Garrett and Ring, Joshua Green Corporation, Welco Lumber, Airbiquity, Sonata Capital, TUPL, Opanga, Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research, Aubeta and TSK America. Jim presently serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Foundation, the Yosemite National Institutes, the Pacific Science Center and the Washington Athletic Club. Jim attended Stanford University, B.A. cum laude 1966, and Stanford Law School, LLB. 1969 and was Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review.

Charles Immendorf, Co-Founder

Charles Immendorf is a wireless industry entrepreneur with demonstrated leadership and a strong track record of developing and deploying high-value, advanced software solutions. Charles is Co-Founder of Spectrum Effect and GeoVisible and presently serves as Head of SON Strategy for Nokia Networks where he steers the evolution of the Nokia Eden-NET SON solution. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Eden Rock Communications, (acquired by Nokia in 2015) which developed a breakthrough SON solution, produced 70+ patents, established an impressive mobile operator customer base, generated substantial revenues and established advanced research projects with the US Department of Defense. Charles is an active investor in other emerging high-tech ventures including iFoodDecisionSciences, a flexible knowledge-based agricultural industry SaaS supplier, and Tupl, a network backend solution leveraging state-of-the-art Big Data technologies. His previous experience includes leadership roles at SR Telecom, Netro Corporation, AT&T, Motorola. Charles earned a BS in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from Rutgers University College of Engineering.

Gary Sledge, Board Member

Gary is the President of Kellett Investment Corp where he manages a large portfolio of diverse investments including real estate, investments in private companies and hedge funds. His 30+ years of financial and operations experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of Impac Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel companies in the US, and Technology Ventures, an incubator of several early stage technology companies. Before this, Gary held various leadership roles with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Johnstown American Companies. Gary holds a BBA Business Administration with a Major in Accounting from Georgia State University.

Frank DeJoy, CEO and Board Member

Frank DeJoy, CEO of Spectrum Effect, is a telecommunications and wireless executive with a twenty-five-year track record in general management, business development, technology, fiber, wireless, mobile multimedia and core network services. Frank also serves as a strategic and operational adviser on several technology company boards in the areas of networking, wireless, and public safety. Before joining Spectrum Effect, Frank held executive roles at Dycom, General Dynamics, TCG, Bell Laboratories, and AT&T. Frank and the teams he led have successfully deployed thousands of wireless cell sites, thousands of miles of fiber network, and hundreds-of-thousands of Fiber-to-the-Home units. While at AT&T Wireless, Frank led the growth of the mobile multimedia services network through its support of over a billion dollars in annual revenues within three years. Frank earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from Rutgers University.

Bruce Brda, Board Member

Bruce Brda is executive vice president of Products & Services for Motorola Solutions. He is responsible for development of the company’s mission-critical communications portfolio including command center applications, LMR and LTE solutions as well as managed and support services around the world. He also leads the company’s procurement and supply chain operations. Since joining Motorola in 1989, Brda has held a variety of leadership roles in sales, engineering and business development across several Motorola business units. He managed the go-to-market function for key regions in Motorola’s Mobile Devices business and also led the global sales organization. In 2009, he led Motorola’s Networks business and guided its sale to Nokia Siemens Networks. Brda was then tapped to lead Motorola’s newly created Solutions & Services business. In early 2014, he assumed leadership of the Systems & Products organization and was promoted to the company's executive committee a year later. Before joining Motorola, he worked as director of engineering for Dukane Corporation and as a design engineer for Northrop Corporation. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Illinois Institute of Technology  Brda serves on American Cancer Society’s Transportation Taskforce.

 

About Spectrum Effect
Spectrum Effect’s revolutionary solution, Spectrum-NET, helps operators make the most of their valuable spectrum assets by rapidly identifying, locating and mitigating sources of RF interference and optimizing networks for future sharing opportunities.

Spectrum Effect has developed the key technology building blocks needed to rapidly maximize and monetize limited spectrum resources on today’s networks.
Spectrum Effect Product Solutions, Identify & Mitigate External Interference
As data demand steadily escalates, Spectrum-NET provides operators with the deep network visibility needed to protect their sizable investment in licensed spectrum and ensure ongoing service quality.
Spectrum Effect’s breakthrough, Spectrum-NET, addresses this dilemma by enabling mobile operators of shared spectrum networks to rapidly identify, characterize, and locate sources of external interference during normal network operation with no downtime.
Spectrum Effect’s Spectrum-NET solution has the advanced technology needed to provide a clear picture of complex, overcrowded 5G networks.
Spectrum Analytics at Mobile World Congress
As spectrum sharing solutions such as LTE-U, CBRS, and LSA are deployed, the external interference will dramatically increase by design making Spectrum-NET’s external interference management capabilities an even more critical asset for operators.