James (Jay) Monroe III
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
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Jay Monroe is Chairman and CEO of Globalstar, Inc. one of the world’s leading Mobile Satellite Services providers. Jay is the founder of The Thermo Companies and has held the Chairman position at Globalstar since Thermo’s acquisition of the Company in 2004. Jay was originally appointed Globalstar’s CEO in 2005. Mr. Monroe directs the daily operations and manages the Company’s long-term strategic growth. Since becoming CEO, Mr. Monroe has launched several major initiatives, including the launch of the Company’s second-generation constellation, to extend the quality and reach of Globalstar’s service and expand its portfolio of voice and data solutions.
Mr. Monroe has been the majority owner of The Thermo Companies since the group’s founding in 1984. Mr. Monroe has overseen investments and operations in a wide variety of companies at all phases of growth from startup through maturity. Under his direction Thermo founded or acquired companies in diverse industries including telecommunications, power generation, natural resource development, industrial equipment distribution, equipment leasing, real estate and financial services.
Mr. Monroe is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans.
President and Chief Operating Officer
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David Kagan was appointed President and COO of Globalstar in January 2016. Prior to joining Globalstar he was President of ITC Global, a premier global VSAT satellite services provider from August 2014 through September 2015. Kagan was also the President and CEO of Globe Wireless from June 2011 through January 2014 when it was sold to Inmarsat PLC.
Prior to Globe Wireless, for nearly twelve years, Kagan provided his leadership and expertise in his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maritime Telecommunications Network, a major satellite services provider to the cruise, yachting, and maritime markets. His accomplishments include forming a joint venture with AT&T to enable mobile phone usage (voice, data, and texting) on the world’s cruise fleet as well as driving a successful turn-around of the company throughout his 12 years of leadership.
Previously, his extensive and uniquely applicable experience ranges from serving as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of ICG Satellite Services to Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, where he led a $1 billion refinancing which resulted in repositioning the company for strong growth.
Kagan holds a Masters Degree of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He earned his BA in both Finance and Marketing at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
L. Barbee Ponder IV
General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
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L. Barbee Ponder IV was named General Counsel and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Globalstar, Inc. in July of 2010. Mr. Ponder has previously served as Senior Regulatory Counsel for BellSouth Corporation in Washington, D.C. where he provided representation before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and the White House on issues concerning 1996 Telecommunications Act, deregulation of broadband services and tax issues concerning the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining BellSouth, Mr. Ponder practiced with the Jones Walker law firm in New Orleans, where he specialized in commercial litigation including class action defense. Mr. Ponder is responsible for all of Globalstar’s legal and regaulatory matters, including those with the FCC and other international communications regulatory agencies. Mr. Ponder holds a law degree (Juris Doctor with distinction) from the Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA and a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
Rebecca S. Clary
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
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Rebecca S. Clary serves as Globalstar’s Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mrs. Clary is responsible for the Company’s global accounting and financial reporting functions. She has been with the Company since 2010. Prior to joining Globalstar, she was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its audit services practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
Vice President of Finance, Business Operations & Strategy
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Timothy E. Taylor serves as Vice President, Finance, Business Operations and Strategy of Globalstar. Mr. Taylor also serves as Vice President of The Thermo Companies, the majority owner of Globalstar. In his capacity at Globalstar, Mr. Taylor helps oversee the Company’s satellite operations in addition to providing assistance with spectrum policy before the FCC and other international regulators. Mr. Taylor also oversees Globalstar’s relationships with its senior lenders, investor base and research analyst group.
Before joining the Company in 2010, Mr. Taylor was an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Brown Brothers Harriman where he focused primarily on buy-side, sell-side and capital raising activities in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Taylor holds a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing
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As Vice President of engineering and manufacturing, Mr. Debus manages the daily research, design and manufacturing activities involved in bringing new products to the Globalstar marketplace. Prior to joining Globalstar, Mr. Debus served as a engineer with a number of companies including AT&T Bell Laboratories where, as a senior level manager, he was involved in the research, design and manufacture of transmission equipment. This included RF circuits and systems; ASIC design; Optical systems; and DSP development. He has received ten patents in these various technical areas and has published numerous technical articles nationally and internationally.
Mr. Debus holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and has continued post graduate education in management from George Washington University.
Vice President and General Manager, International Sales, Canada and Europe
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As Vice President and General Manager, Jim Mandala oversees the sales operations of Globalstar’s key business properties in Canada and Europe and has executive responsibility for the Globalstar Canada and Europe business operations. Mr. Mandala’s duties include charting the future growth of sales, maintaining and developing the dealer distribution network, and leading the strategic direction for those Globalstar properties. In 2010 he was named General Manager of Globalstar Canada, which followed his role of two years as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Globalstar Canada.
Prior to joining Globalstar, Mr. Mandala spent two years with Samsung Electronics as Director of Sales, where he was responsible for national and regional sales. Prior to this, he served as Director of Operations for Handspring Canada and Director of Sales and Marketing for Epson Canada Ltd.
Mr. Mandala holds a bachelors degree from the University of Guelph.
Vice President of Engineering
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Wen Doong serves as Vice President of Engineering responsible for Gateway Engineering, System Engineering, Telecom & System Services, Software Development, Satellite Engineering, and Satellite Operations. Wen has 30 years of experience in satellite payload design, satellite ground station engineering, very small aperture terminal (VSAT), antenna system engineering, system deployment, and operations. He joined Globalstar in 1996 and has held multi-positions in engineering and operations.
Wen holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah.
Vice President of Operations
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Tom joined Globalstar in April 2015 with 25+ years’ experience in building global international operations teams focused on driving significant process change programs across the business to enable advancement of leading technologies. Prior to joining Globalstar, Tom served as Director of International Operations at Tata Communications, Director of Regional Operations at WinStar Wireless and GM at Armstrong Utilities helping them to become more services and software driven. Tom's expertise lies in managing large-scale international operations in managed services and data centers to align with providing an optimum customer service experience within competitive markets while driving monetization efficiencies to enable profitable business growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh.
Vice President of Sales, United States, Africa, and Central and South America
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As Vice President of Sales, Jake Rembert oversees Globalstar sales and marketing in the United States, Central and South America, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining Globalstar, Mr. Rembert worked for Xspedius from 2001- 2004 and then Thermo Companies when they purchased Xspedius in 2004. He then transitioned to Globalstar when Thermo Companies purchased them in 2004 and has had numerous roles in sales prior to becoming Vice President. Mr. Rembert obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University, is a married father of three daughters and is an avid outdoorsman.
Vice President of Administration
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As Vice President of Administration, Jim Seese oversees the administrative operations of Globalstar. His areas of responsibility include Human Resources, Facilities Management, Payroll, Travel, Risk Management and additional corporate strategic initiatives. Jim joined Globalstar in November 2010 as Director of Human Resources and Facilities Management to assist with the transition of the corporate headquarters to Covington, LA.
Prior to joining Globalstar, Jim spent 15 years with Wink Engineering in Louisiana where he was Chief Administrative Officer and responsible for Human Resources, Facilities Management, Real Estate Planning, Training and Development, Support Services and Executive Management. Jim has held other Human Resources and administrative positions during his career.
Jim is a graduate of Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and holds several designations including SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC, TSC and CSP. Jim served as President of the local SHRM chapter, NOLA SHRM (formerly HRMA New Orleans), President of the Louisiana Staffing Association and currently serves on the Louisiana SHRM State Conference planning committee and Louisiana SHRM State Council.
Vice President of Project Management
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As Vice President of Project Management Chris Gray oversees and coordinates all major project within Globalstar, including ground station upgrades, new products and services. He has been with the Company since 2014. Before joining Globalstar Mr. Gray worked at Globe Wireless, a Satellite reseller company specialized in the maritime sector, for 16 years in various roles including Project Management, Marketing and managing Customer Care.
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